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
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
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