Croydon events & News at 23 May

Thursday 30 May. 2-3.3pm. Peter and the Wolf.

London Mozart Players at Thornton Heath Library

https://www.thorntonheathchronicle.co.uk/libraries-become-sell-out-venues

Saturday 8 June.  11am-4pm. Green Spaces Open Day

Croydon Central Library, Clocktower, Katharine St

Discover more about Croydon’s green spaces and local wildlife and nature groups at this Open Day. Find out how you can become a volunteer and take part in activities.

Stall holders include: Croydon RSPB, Croydon Natural History & Scientific Society, Croydon Ponds Project, London Wildlife Trust, the Wilderness Project, Association of Croydon Conservation Societies.

Sunday 16 June. 7.30pm. Labour Party fundraising celebration of Norbury’s Eric Sanders

See: https://seancreighton1947.wordpress.com/2019/05/23/eric-sanders-labour-party-fundraiser-16-june

Saturday 14 – Sunday 29 September. Wandle Fortnight

Celebration of all things Wandle run by the community for the community. begins over the first Heritage Open Days weekend and closes with World Rivers Day.

Saturday 21 & Sunday 22 September. Open House Weekend

Ruskin House Events

24 May. 8.30pm. Jazz with Soft Winds: standards, Latin, ballads and be-bop on sax, flute, clarinet, guitar and bass.  Free.

26 May. 8pm. Folk & Blues: Libre Fuego and Singers’ Night

31 May. 7.30pm. 5 Broken Cameras – award winning documentary about Palestine.  £5 from bar or Eventbrite.

See: https://seancreighton1947.wordpress.com/2019/05/15/croydon-events-news-at-15-may

2 June. 8pm. Folk & Blues: Dulcidelic – Steve Lillywhite and Singers’ Night

7 June. 8pm. Poets Anonymous – £2 .All poets welcome.  See poetsanon.org.uk

9 June. 8pm. Folk & Blues: Bill Wardwell and Singers’ Night

15 June. 8pm. Cinema Ruskin: Shoot-out at Medicine Bend (Randolph Scott 1957) and Ghost Camera (John Mills 1933).  £2

16 June. 8pm. Folk & Blues: Sarah Milne and Singers’ Night

23 June. 8pm. Folk & Blues: Singers’ Night

30 June. 8pm. Folk & Blues: Four Gone Confusion and Singers’ Night

News

Brick by Brick shared ownership sales

https://www.mylondon.news/news/south-london-news/look-inside-smart-new-homes-16314928

https://www.thorntonheathchronicle.co.uk/stylish-affordable-living-for-first-time-buyers/

Will the people of Croydon ever get their much-anticipated mega-mall?

This question is asked and analysed by Andrew Busby, founder of Retail Reflections consultancy.

https://www.forbes.com/sites/andrewbusby/2019/05/21/landlords-braced-to-be-hit-by-the-retail-crisis/#489ab06c5146

Council’s up-hill struggle against waste and fly-tipping

https://www.mylondon.news/news/south-london-news/disgusting-mountain-rubbish-croydon-rats-16314815

New Mayor to reduce accountability by shortening Council meetings

https://www.mylondon.news/news/south-london-news/croydons-new-mayor-only-been-16313971

Consensus growing on need for water features for well being

https://www.yourlocalguardian.co.uk/news/17629122.council-says-people-will-be-happier-if-there-are-more-water-features-in-town/

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 http://thecroydoncitizen.com. 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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