Croydon events & news at 28 September

Tuesday 1 October. 10am. Council Passenger Transport Liaison Panel

Trams: current works in progress (Including A232 Addiscombe Road); Phipps Bridge London Trams derailment (appeal for information)

Buses: bus services in the Town Centre;  Liveable Neighbourhood Bid (Buses to serve Old Town); Advance notice of timetable changes (Notice of recent diversion of Route 50 was poor, and left passengers confused & short notice of bus timetable changes in Norbury); Norwood Junction – issues boarding buses at close of school times, with secondary and primary schools causing overcrowding; Route 130 (Need for an additional stop on Portland Road to service Norwood Junction Station & diversion to serve Kestrel Way stops)

Trains:  Siemens Govia Thameslink trains unexpected reactions to electrical disturbances; update on Passenger Benefit Fund; rebuilding Gatwick Airport Station; December 2019 Timetable Proposals; Replacement of Sanderstead Railway Bridge; Selhurst Station Lift Work.

Meets at Town Hall.

Note: There are no advance papers with the detail.

https://democracy.croydon.gov.uk/ieListDocuments.aspx?CId=186&MId=1868

Tuesday 1 October. 6.30pm. Scrutiny Streets, Environment & Homes Sub-Committee

Cabinet Member South London Waste Partnership Annual Review; update on the progress of the new South London Waste Partnership (SLWP) Lot 1 contract which commenced for Street Cleansing in March 2018 and Waste and Recycling in September 2018; South London Waste Partnership Annual Review; update on the progress of the new South London Waste Partnership (SLWP) Lot 1 contract which commenced for Street Cleansing in March 2018 and Waste and Recycling in September 2018; South London Waste Partnership Annual Review; update on the progress of the new South London Waste Partnership (SLWP) Lot 1 contract which commenced for Street Cleansing in March 2018 and Waste and Recycling in September 2018;  Question Time: Cabinet Member for Clean Green Croydon Councillor Stuart Collins; South London Waste Partnership Annual Review; update on the progress of the new South London Waste Partnership (SLWP) Lot 1 contract which commenced for Street Cleansing in March 2018 and Waste and Recycling in September 2018; Update on the Grounds Maintenance Service – following the grounds maintenance service coming back to the Council’s control as an ‘inhouse’ service on 1 February 2019.

https://democracy.croydon.gov.uk/ieListDocuments.aspx?CId=170&MId=1978

Monday 7 October. 6.30pm. Council Meeting

Thursday 17 October. 7pm. Croydon’s Libraries

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Croydon Communities Consortium. St Michael’s Church Hall, Poplar Walk, CR0 1UA

Free but to ensure seat book at

https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/community-meeting-in-croydon-17-october-2019-open-to-all-tickets-72229671893

Events at Ruskin House

Friday 4 October. 8pm.  Poets Anonymous – £2 at 8pm.  See poetsanon.org.uk

Sunday 6 October. 8pm. Singers’ Night. £2

Sunday 13 October. 8pm. Folk & Blues:  Les Elvin and Singers’ Night. £2

Friday 18 October. 7.30pm.  Ruskin House Film – ‘It Happened Here’ – just suppose the German army had succeeded in invading and occupying Britain in 1940….  Semi fiction and semi docu about just that. £5 from bar or Eventbrite or on door.

Saturday 19 October. 8pm. Cinema Ruskin: ‘The Blazing Forest’ (John Wayne) 1952 + Shorts.  £3.

Sunday 20 October. 8pm. Folk & Blues:  Dave King Band and Singers’ Night. £2

South London raids lead to 27 people charged

http://news.met.police.uk/news/south-london-raids-lead-to-27-people-charged-382648

https://www.yourlocalguardian.co.uk/news/17926277.drug-gang-caught-100-000-cash-caught-croydon-arrest

Using Carbon Dioxide to Generate Energy

Josi Kiss has drawn attention on Croydon Town Transition to the desk-sized turbine that can power a small town using carbon dioxide. The technology firm involved has other energy and water saving devices as well. This is something the Council should be exploring and discussing with developers, and particularly seeing if Brick by Brick should be using incorporating them.

https://truththeory.com/2019/08/28/this-desk-sized-turbine-can-power-a-small-town-using-carbon-dioxide/?fbclid=IwAR3VPBq5awinyax9rbCHixMKltXZqcM3wpS9VNZQ4WUL0WfvExxZ8JHXeXI

Fairfield Ward by-election to be held

Following the sudden and unexpected resignation of first time Labour Councillor Niroshan Sirisena there will be a by-election in Fairfield Ward.
https://www.yourlocalguardian.co.uk/news/17926578.croydon-councillor-resigns-serious-incident

Comment. This gives an opportunity for a community based independent candidate to stand seeking votes against the Council’s ignoring of residents views across a wide range of policy issues, particularly planning and its capture by the private developer, the unacceptable activities of Brick by Brick, the development of small green spaces. It will require the Greens and the Lib Dems not to stand. Labour activists will counter by saying such a candidate will let the Tories win. The independent can also campaign on how it is the Government that enabled to substandard conversion of office blocks to residential, requires the Council to expand housing despite the fact it does not meet local need, ignores the danger of water shortage, and has damaged so many residents and communities across Croydon due to the austerity measures and incompetent Universal Credit system. If the Tories win so be it – another Tory is not going to make any difference to the balance of power. But an independent can be a voice of reason and a real champion, not locked in by the whip system under the undemocratic executive leader/Cabinet system of governance.

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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