Croydon ‘A Dirty Derelict Town’ and other news at 27 October

 

Britain's Underbelly 2019

From: https://polycarpjournals.com

What people dislike about Croydon

https://www.mylondon.news/news/south-london-news/11-things-croydon-make-people-17145378

Councillors should take note.

836 co-living units proposal rubbished by Place Review Panel

The Council’s Place Review Panel has described the proposed project on College Green for co-living units ‘as being closer to a Cruise Ship than anything else.’. Andrew Kennedy writes on Historic Croydon Facebook: ‘There are legitimate concerns about how amenity space will be used, layout of studios which are closer to being like study-bedrooms in an HMO and fire escapes. Plus a comment that many studios designed for one person may end up being used by two or even a family. Their whole report together with the developer’s Design and Access Statement is a must read. Links to the reading material in the posting at:

https://www.facebook.com/groups/historiccroydon/permalink/1368257129997631

Council’s proposed sites for all the extra homes

https://www.mylondon.news/news/south-london-news/places-croydon-46000-new-homes-17132244

https://www.yourlocalguardian.co.uk/news/17987173.building-homes-croydons-green-belt-cards

Driverless cars to be trialled in Croydon

https://www.thetimes.co.uk/edition/business/your-three-minute-digest-f9qfmdrfs

Black History should be taught in schools

At the Cabinet meeting on 21 October Councillor Patsy Cummings, supported by others, urged the case for black history to be taught in schools.

https://www.mylondon.news/news/south-london-news/black-history-month-croydon-councillor-17145218

As someone who has been involved in researching, writing and speaking about British Black History for many years, and who helped Merton Council put together resources for primary schools, has been involved in delivering two projects and in running assemblies and project lessons, I have written to Patsy to draw attention to some of the practical problems involved. British Black History has traditionally been hidden from how British history is taught giving a distorted view. Redressing that is important for pupils to develop a better understanding of our current so-call multi-cultural society, and in combating racism. Racism is on the rise, institutional racism persists in the Home Office (the Windrush Scandal) and other public services (e.g. mental health) and in Universities. Things are like to get worse because of the toxic fall out from Brexit.

Second World War Croydon bomb map 

https://www.mylondon.news/news/south-london-news/blitz-map-bombs-fell-croydon-16010227

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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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