Monthly Archives: December 2018

What should we be remembering from 1919?

Soldiers revolts inc: 3 January – soldiers blockade Folkestone harbour in protest against being returned to France 4-5 March – Kinmel Park revolt by Canadian troops awaiting repatriation 17 June – Canadian troops protest at Epsom Race Riots, inc. 23 January … Continue reading

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History news and events in 2019

History & Social Action Publications To order items go to https://sites.google.com/site/historysocialaction and click on the Paypal link. Key dates in 2019 Sunday 27 January. Holocaust Remembrance Day Saturday 2 March. International Women’s Day Peterloo Massacre There will be a lot of … Continue reading

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Developing Croydon’s Voluntary & Community Strategy consultation

Croydon Council is developing a strategy to guide its work with voluntary and community sector organisations and groups in Croydon. It has put a survey for organisations about the issues that are important to  organisations on its website  for completion … Continue reading

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Croydon Development & other news at 15 December

Development News College scuppers Brick by Brick College Green scheme https://www.propertyweek.com/news/croydon-alters-plans-for-development-site/5100393.article and Inside Croydon continues its critique of the company https://insidecroydon.com/2018/12/11/award-goes-to-brick-by-brick-when-director-was-among-judges Councillors admit ‘being whipped’ on Planning https://insidecroydon.com/2018/12/12/we-were-whipped-over-brick-by-brick-schemes-councillors-say Youth perspective on Croydon regeneration https://www.yourlocalguardian.co.uk/news/17288739.new-documentary-explores-effect-of-gentrification-on-croydon Modular Towers Construction speeding along https://www.theconstructionindex.co.uk/news/view/croydon-towers-ready-for-module-fitting-to-beginContinue reading

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Is Westfield about to change direction?

Is the Westfield Partnership about to change direction and down size retail in favour of more leisure facilities? Rumour has it that is what is being considered behind the scenes. This would be no surprise given that it’s the core … Continue reading

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Surviving Capitalism: 10 January

Croydon Trades Union Council invites you to its next discussion: Speaker: Derek Wall Thursday 10 January. 7.30pm and other ecological problems threaten human society, yet with the rise of right wing or even fascist leaders like Jair Bolsonaro, the new … Continue reading

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Croydon Citizens sing for more affordable housing

https://talkradio.co.uk/news/campaigners-perform-nativity-and-sing-housing-themed-carols-demand-affordable-housing Croydon Citizens and local churches are  pressing for a Croydon Community Land Trust (CLT) – a community controlled housing organisation. Support for a CLT is Council policy following Leader Tony Newman chairing the Co-operative Councils Network’s Commission on Community … Continue reading

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