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 Paul.Hudson@croydon.gov.uk.
Friday 11 October. The Company of Recycled Youth, Parchmore Methodist Hall, Thornton Heath
Saturday 12 October. Living in Poetry Festival Fairfield Halls
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
Saturday 2 November. Diwali Market and Show High Street
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.
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.
Petition to build100,000 new council houses every year for 30 years
The petition organiser George Clarke grew up on a Council estate.