Has Sarah Jones come out against the Council on green spaces?


Sarah Jones, who is defending her seat of Croydon Central in the General Election on Thursday, seems to have come out against the Council by publicly in supporting  green spaces.

‘I will protect Croydon’s green spaces and promote the creation of new ones. We can improve our immediate environment and help wildlife flourish even in our most urban areas with green architecture, green buffers and green verges along our roadsides.’

This is implicitly opposition to the Council policy driven by Cabinet member Paul Scott through the council’s development company  Brick by Brick’s development of housing on green spaces.

Events at Ruskin

Whatever the result of the Election there are events to help add to your elation or counter the blues at Ruskin House.

15th Folk & Blues: Brian Miller & Singers’ Night & Xmas Party

21st Cinema Ruskin – on film – ‘So Proudly We Hail’ (Claudette Colbert) 1943 and shorts.  £3 at 8pm.  Third Saturday every month.

22nd Folk & Blues:  Anne Sumner & Singers’ Night

29th Folk & Blues: Singers’ Night

Monday 16 December. 7.30. Christmas Cheer

Croydon Philharmonic Choir presents festive selections of Vaughan Williams and Bach and carol singing for all.

£15 (under 10s £10) included mince pies, mulled wine, soft drinks and programme.

Pay at door or tickets@croydonphilharmonic.org

Croydon Election News




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Is this a sign that it may at a later date pulling out of the Croydon redevelopment, or adding to its cash bank to fund its role or even do major works at Centrale?

School and homes scheme for Duppas Hill Rd raises concerns among Councillors


About seancreighton1947

I have lived in Norbury since July 2011. I blog on Croydon, Norbury and history events,news and issues. I have been active on local economy, housing and environment issues with Croydon TUC and Croydon Assembly. I have submitted views to Council Committees and gave evidence against the Whitgift Centre CPO and to the Local Plan Inquiry. I am a member of Norbury Village Residents Association and Chair of Norbury Community Land Trust, and represent both on the Love Norbury community organisations partnership Committee. I used to write for the former web/print Croydon Citizen. I co-ordinate the Samuel Coleridge-Taylor and Croydon Radical History Networks and edit the North East Popular Politics history database. 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, radical and suffrage movements, 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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