Croydon events & news at 3 June

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:

Diary June 2019

Green Spaces Open Day Poster rev

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

Private Eye Brick by Brick

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

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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