Croydon events & news at 12 November


Discussion led by Carol Turner, author of Corbyn & Trident, about ways of working together.

Reading by Jan Woolf, a co-founder of No Glory in War which campaigns to promote peace and international understanding as part of the centenary commemorations,

Film Lindsay Anderson documentary March to Aldermaston  (record of the first Ban the Bomb march) narrated by Richard Burton.

Ruskin House, 23 Coombe Rd. To book seat go to

Monday 19 November. 6.30pm. Croydon Council Cabinet

Annual Report of the Director of Public Health 2018; Community Safety Review – First Findings and Next Steps; Children’s Improvement Plan; People & Learning; Regional Adoption Agency; Croydon’s Year of Business; Croydon Tram Incident – Summary of Croydon Council’s response and learning; Recommendations arising from Health & Social Care Scrutiny Sub-Committee and Streets, Environment & Homes Scrutiny Sub-Committee; Stage 2 Response to Recommendations arising from Scrutiny & Overview Committee; Investing in our Borough; Electricity and Gas Supplies Contracts

Download papers at

Tuesday 20 November. 6.30pm. Scrutiny Health & Social Care Sub-Committee

Agenda papers to be added to Council website.

Saturday 24 November. 2.30pm. Women’s Rights to Vote and Learn

I will be speaking on the Croydon campaign for votes for women at the  annual Focus Meeting of the Croydon Natural History & Scientific Society.
David Sweet Hall, East Croydon United Reform Church, Addiscombe Grove, just round the corner from East Croyodn Station.


There will also be an opportunity to look at picture and information and the book The Unknown  Fallen, by a Belgium on the contribution of  Muslim servicemen in the First World War. For more about the book and an exhibition in Hammersmith go to:

News in Brief

AA Homes and Housing and Anabow Services Ltd, fined a £32,000 under Croydon Council’s landlord licensing scheme (Inside Croydon 30 October)

Secondary School pupil reflects on the importance of local politics (Your Local Guardian 31 October)

Croydon worst place for asthma sufferers. (London Live 31 October; Inside Croydon 1 November)

John Burton leaves Westfield for Landlease (Building 1 November)

Council buts The Colonnades retail park. (Croydon Advertiser 1 November; Inside Croydon 1 & 2 November)

Croydon’s Unhealthy High Sts (Inside Croydon 3 November)

A&E and Maternity due to close at St Helier’s (Inside Croydon 5 November)

The Greystar build to rent development at 101 George Street of  two towers of 37 and 44 stories with 546 apartments and, will use modular units built by Vision Modular Systems in Bedford, with completion due to early 2020. (Construction News 7 November)

Paul Scott resigns as Chair of Planning and becomes Vice-Chair (Inside Croydon 9 November)

The Council’s Croydon Affordable Homes company has purchased 150 property to rent at no more than 65% of the average market rent. This means a two-bedroom flat that usually costs £1,380 per month is instead at the Local Housing Allowance of £900. (Your Croydon 9 November)

Poverty Rising (Inside Croydon 10 November)

Impact of Shepherds Bush and Stratford Westfields








About seancreighton1947

Since moving to Norbury in July 2011 I have been active on local economy, housing and environment issues with Croydon TUC and Croydon Assembly. I am a member of the Love Norbury Residents Associations Planning & Transport Committees, and Chair of Nobury Community Land Trust. I write for Croydon Citizen at I co-ordinate the Samuel Coleridge-Taylor and Croydon Radical History Networks and edit the North East Popular Politics database. History Project.. I give history talks and lead history walks. I retired in 2012 having worked in the community/voluntary sector and on heritage projects. My history interests include labour movement, mutuality, Black British, slavery & abolition, Edwardian roller skating and the social and political use of music and song. I have a particular interest in the histories of Battersea and Wandsworth, Croydon and Lambeth. I have a publishing imprint History & Social Action Publications.
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