Croydon Cabinet 25 March, Planning Campaign, Governance Review & other news

Cabinet 25 March. 6.30pm

Papers include:

Public Health Report 2018; experiences 0-2 years old

Suburban Design Guide

Parking Policy 2019-22

Special Educational Needs and Disabilities Strategy

Council Voluntary, Community and Social Enterprise  Sector Strategy 2019- 2023

Community Fund Progress Report 2018

Tuesday 26 March. 6.30pm. Scrutiny Health & Social Care Sub-committee

Thursday 28 March. 6.30pm. Planning Committee followed by Subcommittee 8pm

Monday 1 April. Council. 6.30pm

 This will formally adopt  the Supplementary Design Guide

Lila Ben-Hasel, Norbury’s new Councillor,  will give her maiden speech

There will be Public and Councillors Question times

Chris Philp, Croydon South MP, campaign on planning issues in Croydon

Many of his campaign suggestions are ones that cross the political party divide, because there are many Labour Party and anti-Tories who are also concerned about the way Croydon is operating planning.

Council Governance Review and Planning

Philp is correctly promoting lobbying the Council’s Governance Review:

‘There is currently a review of Croydon Council’s Governance run by Dame Moira Gibb. Please email her directly explaining your views about how the council currently handles planning applications (i.e. often ignores residents etc) and asking Dame Moira to recommend Area Planning Committees in Croydon. Her email address is:’

So far I have seen no publicity about the review and how to contact Dame Gibb. So a big thanks to Philp.

Arts Council money for BAME Youth Theatre in Croydon

London Mayor to meet Croydon over Westfield

In response to Croydon GLA member Steve O’Connell request Sadiq Khan is to meet the Council about the uncertainty over the Westfield development.

Petition launched to safeguard presence of Co-op in Norbury

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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