Is Croydon Heading For Bankruptcy?
‘Croydon Borough Council has contacted the Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government calling for urgent financial assistance to help ‘. (Property Week. 25 August; plus coverage in Financial Times, and on 27 August on BBC News, which also reported the resignation of Chief Executive Jo Negrini.
In his weekly message on Your Croydon Council Leader Tony Newman says:
‘I want to thank Jo for her dedicated service to Croydon.
She has led the council through some really challenging times; her work delivering the council response to the tram crash was exceptional, as was her role in supporting our journey to a good Ofsted rating for our children’s services, and more recently heading up the council’s response to the Covid-19 pandemic. I would like to wish her all the best for the future.’
Further details are also at:
Comment: Many people will not regret jo Negrini’s departure as she has been seen as a major driver on the deluded reliance on property developers to so-called regenerate Croydon while creating further social deprivation. I clashed with her at the Westfield CPO Inquiry, and had previous problems with her in Lambeth when Ste Reed was Leader of the Council.
Sunday 30 August. 4pm. The Jim Hammond Duo At Oval Tavern
Sunday 30 August. 8pm. Folk & Blues at Ruskin House
Dave Marshall & Singers’ Night (following TUC BBQ)
Monday 30 August – Sunday 6 September. Other Croydon Events
Wednesday 2 September. 10.30am-12.30pm. Hutchinson’s Bank Walk, New Addington
Wednesday 2 – Sunday 6 September. South Norwood Community Festival
2 & 6 September. InsideOut Comedy
4 & 5 September. Live Music in Stanley Hall
3 September. InsideOut Cabaret
Sunday 6 September. Croydon Airport Museum Re-opens
Sundays, 6, 13, 20 & 27 September.8pm. September. Ruskin Folk & Blues
- Singers’ Night
- Foregone Confusion & Singers’ Night
- Denny Terrell & Singers’ Night
- Eddie & John lead a night of Irish music
Tuesday 22 September. Investors Virtual Tour of Town Centre
Develop Croydon is still hopeful of attracting developers in the Town Centre with a virtual tour. To register:
October. Black History Month 2020
Black History Month is fast approaching and if you would like your event/s to be promoted by the Croydon BME Forum please contact firstname.lastname@example.org. I have indicated that if organisations want Zoom talks by me I am available. On Monday I did a talk for Surrey History Meeting; on Thursday I recorded a talk about John Archer for Wandsworth’s Library & Heritage Service, and on 20 October will be giving one for Durham University. Any enquired on what I can offer cane be sent to me at sean.creighton1947@btinternet. com
COVID-19 In Retreat?
It appears that COVID-19 is in retreat at the moment in Croydon. The last death was recorded on June 20. As of Tuesday (August 25) there have been 1,954 confirmed Covid-19 cases in the borough, a rate of 505 per 100,000 people.
There were 18 coronavirus cases recorded between August 17 and August 24, possibly due to a mobile testing unit at Fairfield Halls on August 22.
Children/Parental Worries About Returning To School
The Exam Fiasco
Croydon teacher Rowenna Davies writes about the fiasco at
Planning and Development News
Council Approves Electric House For South Bank Campus
Jas Bhalla Architects Win Brick By Brick/Stephen Lawrence Trust Contest
Bellway Completes Ikon Development Off Purley Way
Bellway’s 96 flats for first time buyers have been sold. The development comprises five buildings which have replaced Lombard House, by the Lombard roundabout.
Croydon People In The News
Croydon Student Speaks About Her Experience Of Racism
Croydon Civil Engineer Nominated For Black Business Award
Croydon based Georgia Thompson, civil engineer and design co-ordinator, has been shortlisted for the Black British Business Awards STEM Rising Star award. Georgia
Interview With Croydon Cycling Ambassador
Former Pilot Discusses next steps in Croydon Extinction Rebellion
How Fairfield Halls Got Their Name
Pride in LGBT+ History
Articles about Museum of Croydon exhibition.