Croydon events & news at 2 February


Bernard Winchester has sent out his diary of events in Croydon, surrounding Boroughs and in central London. I have listed below a few events at Fairfield Halls which I think readers of this blog may be interested in: the Community Choir workshops, a lunchtime concert and Mark Steel. Croydon potter Sally Durrans will be at the London  Potters Fair on 29 February and 1 March. The Council has five committees meeting this week including Planning. It is holding what may well turn out to be another tick box bogus consultation on its plans for the Fair Field green space between the Halls and the College. A pair of greedy landlords have been fined for letting without a Council licence on a property which caught fire and tenants died. Surrey Comet is continuing his series of articles by pupils at secondary schools, this time on how dangerous Croydon is becoming, and on talking to strangers on the internet. The January postings of the Croydonist are on aspects of culture in the Borough. Croydon LGBT History Month is being launched this coming Thursday, 6 February. There is a new exhibition at Fairfield Halls until Friday 17 February Here I Am by Jim Grover whose most recent one at the Halls was Windrush: Portrait of a Generation. He documents, through words and images, stories about people and their communities which are often untold and unseen. Finally nearly at the end of March the Croydon Refugee Day Centre is holding a Fund-raiser Quiz Night for the Mayor’s Charities (of which they are one) with freshly cooked Persian food – more details later.

Bernard Winchester’s Diary of events

Diary February 2020

Fairfield Halls Events

Mondays to 30 March. 1.05pm. Community Choir workshop group

Saturday 15 February. 8.20pm. Mark Steel

18 February. 1.05pm. LMP Lunchtime Concert – Gildas Quartet

Council meetings

Tuesday 4 February. 6.30pm. Scrutiny Streets, Environment & Homes Sub-Committee. Cabinet Member Question Time: Alison Butler Cabinet Member for Homes and Gateway Services; Axis Responsive Repairs Contract Review; Brick by Brick Business Plan 2020/21 & Housing Revenue Account.

Tuesday 4 February. 6.30pm. South London Waste Partnership Joint Committee. South London Waste Partnership Joint Committee: Updates Contracts, Budgets 2019/20 and 2020/21,  and Communications; Social Research Findings; and Risk Report.

Wednesday 5 Februyar. Traffic Management Advisory Committee. 6.30pm. Kynaston Road Area – Objections to the Proposed Extension of the Croydon CPZ (N1 Permit Area).

Thursday 6 February. 6.30pm. Planning Committee: Land Adjoining 96 Beulah Hill and 1-24 Founders Gardens; 2 Coulsdon Road, 1 Addington Road – refusal.

Thursday 6 February. 8.15pm. Planning Sub-committee: 127a Marlpit Lane, Coulsdon & 30 – 34 Hartley Old Road, Purley

Fairfield Green consultation

Sarah Durrans Potter

Rent greedy landlords

Young people’s views

Croydon LGBT+ History Month Launch

Croydonist on Cultural affairs

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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