Croydon Update 22 August

Monday 24 August. Croydon Slavery  & Abolition – Zoom Talk By Me 

This talk is for the Dorking Local History Group’s Surrey MeetUp series of Zoom Talks.

To register click here: 

https://zoom.us/meeting/register/tJArfuGtrjkrH9XfCjDug6QmCPAXvmhfZgpu

Angela Vanegas has written an excellent piece for the East Croydon Community Organisation website about the connections with the slavery business in ECCO’s area at:

https://eastcroydon.org.uk/2020/08/20/east-croydons-connection-to-the-transatlantic-slave-trade-cnhssprogramme-museumofcroydon-es_fhs-davidmorgan100

10 September. 10am. White Hat Apprenticeship Open Day

www.croydon.digital/events/whitehat-open-day-morning-session

COVID Up-Date From Council Leader

https://news.croydon.gov.uk/covid-19-update-a-message-from-councillor-tony-newman-leader-of-the-council-13

Unite Calls For Pause To Job Cuts Consultation

https://londonnewsonline.co.uk/union-urges-croydon-town-hall-bosses-to-halt-its-reckless-job-cuts

Keep Safe Video

Shea Williams, Croydon’s Deputy Young Mayor, has made a video giving advice on how everyone can do their bit to keep safe. Unfortunately it is only available to those who have Twitter accounts.

GCSE Results

https://news.croydon.gov.uk/gcse-performance-rises-for-croydon-students

A block of 66 flats will be built in Purley despite more than 80 objections from locals.

Council approves 66 flats for Pampisford Road Purley

www.mylondon.news/news/south-london-news/youll-see-another-100-new-18793517

Croydon’s Young Offenders Job Scheme Partnership

https://news.croydon.gov.uk/council-joins-innovative-partnership-helping-young-ex-offenders

www.yourlocalguardian.co.uk/news/18668491.croydons-new-partnership-young-offenders-job-scheme

Parks And COVID Survey

The Council would like your views. 

https://getinvolved.croydon.gov.uk/kms/elab.aspx

Police Raid Shops 

Police have raided three shops in the Town Centre, Thornton Heath and Upper Norwood suspected of illegally selling cannabis, and arrested six men.

www.mylondon.news/news/south-london-news/police-arrest-6-men-after-18797407

www.yourlocalguardian.co.uk/news/18664092.men-arrested-selling-cannabis-cbd-shop-croydon

The Legacy Project Update

www.mylondon.news/news/south-london-news/how-croydons-legacy-youth-zone-18803953

To see what is on offer and to book go to:

www.legacyyouthzone.org

North Korean Asylum Seeker Attacked by Neighbour

www.thesun.co.uk/news/12426189/croydon-neighbour-row-bin-asylum-seeker-abuse

Boxpark and COVID

www.mylondon.news/news/south-london-news/gallery/how-well-croydons-boxpark-bounced-18769300

Safety Crisis at Virgo Fidelis Convent Senior School

www.mylondon.news/news/south-london-news/croydon-parents-shock-theyre-told-18772441

Improving Patient Safety

A commercial company is carrying out a review of patient safety and much to its surprise the Croydon Communist Party is among those that has been emailed for views.

www.convenzis.co.uk/events/the-blueprint-for-improved-patient-safety-virtual-patient-safety-conference

If you have views as a patient, former patient or a health services worker then why not send you views to

Sean.mclaughlin@cvnews.co.uk

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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