Contents: Events; Windrush Generation commemoration; Euro election results; parking charges; Westfield update; homeless hub; Private Eye on Brick by Brick; Shirley Windmill; London Rd history
Stop Press: Bernard Winchester Diary of events:
June & July. Council call for evidence on Local Green Spaces) and for development sites
Wednesday 12 June. Start of Windrush Generation exhibition at Croydon Museum
Saturday 15 June. Start of Rhythm & Blues Film Festival
I will be running a Black History information and book stall at this event.
Friday 21 – Sunday 23. Major Windrush Generation Commemoration events
Saturday 6 July. 12 – 10.30pm. Ruskin Summer Festival
£5 entry – non-stop live music plus food, bars, stalls, stuff for kids etc.
Saturday 20 July. 7-10pm. Pizza & Prosecco evening at Ruskin House
Croydon Euro Results
Croydon (London) result: Labour: 23.9% (-9.3) Lib Dem: 22.7% (+18.8) Brexit: 22.1% (+22.1) Green: 11.4% (+4.4) Conservative: 10.8% (-16.5)
Are Council’s proposed parking charges discriminatory?
Croydon Westfield update by Sarah Jones, MP
Sarah Jones Labour MP for Croydon Central met with the Unibail-Rodamco Westfield and Hammerson partnership ‘for an update on the £1.4bn redevelopment of Croydon town centre. They told me they remain absolutely committed to the project in Croydon and are currently reviewing their plans to make sure they are in keeping with trends in retail and what Croydon Central needs. I also spoke with Chancellor of the Exchequer Phillip Hammond about the project and he said he would meet Westfield to discuss challenges they have responding to the changing face of retail, to see how the government may be able to help.’
You can see her Facebook video at:
Croydon Council to open year-round homeless hub
‘Croydon Council has successfully bid for funding to open a hub for rough sleepers which will be open 24 hours a day, 365 days a year. The Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government has given the council £622,000 to launch the hub, which will offer homeless people beds, support and guidance to help them find permanent accommodation. The hub, which will be London’s first year-round homeless hub south of the Thames, is set to open by late autumn in central Croydon, and will support existing short-term emergency shelters.’
Private Eye features Brick by Brick – again
Thanks for this to a reader.
In praise of Shirley Windmill
The history of London Road continues
The latest posting is about 192–200 London Road: Behind Kidderminster Terrace