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:

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:

10 September. 10am. White Hat Apprenticeship Open Day

COVID Up-Date From Council Leader

Unite Calls For Pause To Job Cuts Consultation

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

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

Croydon’s Young Offenders Job Scheme Partnership

Parks And COVID Survey

The Council would like your views.

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.

The Legacy Project Update

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

North Korean Asylum Seeker Attacked by Neighbour

Boxpark and COVID

Safety Crisis at Virgo Fidelis Convent Senior School

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.

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

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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