Monthly Archives: February 2019

Trade Unions, Parliament and Croydon

The public gets a very distorted view of the work of trade unions, MPs  and Parliament because of the lack of detailed coverage by the media of the very positive detailed work they undertake. Their activities have implications for Croydon. … Continue reading

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Croydon, events, news and environmental action

Wednesday 25 February. 9.30am. Public Transport Liaison Panel Agenda includes bus services in the Town Centre and Thornton Heath bus garage. Town Hall https://democracy.croydon.gov.uk/ieListDocuments.aspx?CId=186&MId=1589 Thursday 28 February Planning Committee. 5.30pm Includes pre-application for 425 flats at land to south east … Continue reading

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Talawa (Black) Theatre to move into Fairfield Halls

An exciting development is the proposed move of the black Talawa Theatre group into the refurbished Fairfield Halls. https://www.broadwayworld.com/westend/article/Talawa-Unveils-Plans-For-New-Hub-20190219 See also on http://www.talawa.com/ The name Talawa, comes from a Jamaican patois term and means gutsy and strong. Talawa took part … Continue reading

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Westfield Delay and planning/development news at 16 February

Westfield Delay Becomes National News Concern about the continuing delay in the Westfield development started by the renamed Sutton and Croydon Guardian has become a national news story, including on TV and in journals like Retail Gazette, Drapers https://www.yourlocalguardian.co.uk/news/17426428.westfield-construction-unlikely-to-start-until-2020 In … Continue reading

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Croydon events at 16 February

Council meetings Tuesday 19 February. 6.30pm. Scrutiny Streets, Environment & Homes Sub-committee: Grounds Maintenance Contract, Trams up-date, PLUS  water resource, managing leakages, and updates on adverse weather on water supply from Thames Water and Sutton and East Surrey Water LTD … Continue reading

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Children and Young People for Climate Change – congratulations

It is not clear yet whether any Croydon school pupils joined the strike for climate change action yesterday. The Sutton and Croydon Guardian has posted a lot of photos from around the country but not indicated whether any are in … Continue reading

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Council admits HMOs lead to loss of family homes

Council Consultation on giving more control over the growth in Houses in Multiple Occupation end date 8 March https://getinvolved.croydon.gov.uk/KMS/DMart.aspx Email comments to ldf@croydon.gov.uk​ Croydon Council has finally accepted that its planning policies have led to ‘a gap’ in its approach … Continue reading

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