Local events listing: http://www.justcroydon.com/events
I have up-dated my profile and added a news item on my history activities 2018 and 2019 which could not fit into the profile up-date.
Friday 26 April. 7.30pm. Operation Legacy
Documentary film co-produced by HistoryHit TV and The Museum of British Colonialism gives an overview of events in Kenya during Britain’s colonial rule. In 2009, five elderly Kenyan war veterans sued the British government for the severe inhumane and degrading treatment, torture and arbitrary killings carried out from 1952-1960. Their case exposed a cover-up so deep it rocked the British establishment and changed the way we view colonial history. A short video (15min) of fieldwork in Kenya will also be shown. After the screening, Olivia Windham-Stewart (co-founder of The Museum of British Colonialism) will hold a Q&A.
Ruskin House, 23 Coombe Rd
Register for free tickets at:
Sunday 5 May. Close of Council consultation on parking strategy
See previous posting
Wednesday 15 May. 7pm. Health Watch
Croydon Communities Consortium meeting
St Michael’s Church Hall, Poplar Walk
To book seat go to
What’s being built under all the cranes dominating Croydon’s skyline?
Essex House, Carolyn House, College Green development, Fairfield Halls
Taberner House, Nestlé Building/St George’s Walk, Addiscombe Grove
Further details at
With the demolition of St George’s Walk buses routes into and through Katherine St have been temporarily re-organised.
Matthews Yard Celebrates Seven Years
Matthews Yard celebrated 7 years of operation on Saturday 20 April.
A 3rd Boxpark has opened next to Wembley Stadium.
Community led housing in Croydon
- Some questions:
- The Lawns
Land at the Lawns (Upper Norwood) is the first site to be made available for community-led housing bids – site visit 8 May. Suitable for 3-4 homes.
- Council policy and support
New community & voluntary organisation strategy includes £3m funding
See also Inside Croydon 17 April
Croydon Windrush scandal victims told can stay
Legal & General to invest £44.6m in new homes
L&G will build 167 new homes and lease them to the Council over a 40-year term, after which the properties will fall under the ownership of the council. It will save the Council c £20m. Rents will be at Local Housing Allowance levels. (Inside Housing. 16 April)
Inside Croydon stories
Viridor on security alert at incinerator (14 April)
No fault eviction victory (15 April)
Dispute with Sutton over Beddington Lane incinerator traffic (16 April)
Nuclear Waste disposal at Beddington Lane incinerator (17 April)
Soweto Kinch Concert to help Croydon’s Marc Wadsworth (18 April)
The conservation area around Addington Village is to be expanded to include Addington Palace. (20 April)
Emerging libraries investment plans (20 April)
Ombudsman findings against the Council (22 April)
I have four second hand hardback books for sale about the lives of leading Anglicans:
- L. Prestige. The Life of Charles Gore. William Heinemann. 1935
- G. Lockhart. Cosmo Graham Lang. Hodder & Stoughton. 1949
Carolyn Scott. Dick Sheppard, a biography. Hodder & Stoughton. 1977
Brian Frost. Goodwill on Fire. Donald Soper’s Life and Mission. Hodder & Stoughton. 1996
£5 each. To order email me at firstname.lastname@example.org