Croydon events & news at 9 October


Wednesday 23 October. Dr Harold Moody, A King’s College Hidden History Reclaimed. Dr Harold Moody, The Peckham Physician “Who Ought To Be Thought Of As Britain’s Martin Luther King”

Talk by Croydon resident Marc Wadsworth with discussion and questions. Organised by King’s College London Race Equality Network. Further details and to book ticket:

Thursday 7 November. Fairfield By-election

Thursday 14 November. 11am-1pm. Croydon Culture Network

The Network has been put together by the Council and meets regularly to discuss the Council cultural strategy and the City of Culture Bid for 2013. There is no section of the Council’s website on which its membership, its meeting dates and papers are publicly viewable. Not everyone involved in cultural activities is on the emailing list. If you want to know more, and have not previously been invited to take part please contact Paul Hudson, the convenor/chair, at l

Cultural Events

Friday 11 October. The Company of Recycled Youth, Parchmore Methodist Hall, Thornton Heath

Saturday 12 October. Living in Poetry Festival Fairfield Halls

Living Poetry

Tuesday 15 October. The Company of Recycled Youth Braithwaite Hall

Friday 18 October – 9 November. WHAT A WASTE

Exhibition by Museum of Croydon artist-in-residence Tina Crawford.  Tuesdays–Saturdays. 10.30am–5pm

Friday 18 & Saturday 19 October. Dance Umbrella Fairfield Takeover & Dance Festival Croydon, Fairfield Halls

Dance 19 October


Saturday 2 November. Diwali Market and Show High Street

Croydon News

Uncertainty continues over Westfield development and Outlet premises

Council Heat Pump installation

A low-carbon, ground source heating pump system is being piloted in Croydon to reduce council tenants’ bills and help the environment. The pump being installed at a 10-storey block in New Addington will reduce carbon emissions, help improve air quality and save up to £300 per home each year for the 30 residents.

Recycling rate rises in Croydon but missed collections continue

Croydon Performing Arts Festival

This was formed in 1913 and was, in 1925, one of the Founding Festivals of the British & International Federation of Festivals, our parent body.

​For 2020 it is offering a new format of classes, which blend competitive and non-competitive but all throwing valuable emphasis upon the important life-skill of actual performance.

Governance Review

I hope that many readers were able to submit comments to the Governance Review. As well as filling in the on-line survey, I submitted a paper on the role and effectiveness of Councillors in supporting residents in seeking to influence policy and decision making. It can be downloaded here.

Changing the Culture of Running the Council

Other News

Petition to build100,000 new council houses every year for 30 years

The petition organiser George Clarke grew up on a Council estate.

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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