Monthly Archives: October 2020

Croydon News At 31 October

Government Sends In Task Force To Examine Croydon https://seancreighton1947.wordpress.com/2020/10/31/how-deep-will-the-governments-task-force-look-into-croydons-finances COVID Up-date In her Council News blog Leader Hamida Ali states: 689 confirmed Covid cases 8 to 21 October, compared with 480 cases in the previous two weeks. The latest 7-day … Continue reading

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How Deep Will the Government’s Task Force Look Into Croydon’s Finances?

Stop Press Stuart King was elected as Deputy Leader last night. See discussion below. Following the critical report of Grant Thornton, the Council’s auditors, the Government has sent in a task force to review the Council’s governance, culture and management … Continue reading

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Black History And Lives News At 25 October

Events Tonight Sunday 25 October 11am-Noon Chineke! orchestra founder Chi-chi Nwanoku on Samuel Coleridge-Taylor https://digiguide.tv/programme-details/Sky+Arts/25+October+2020/11:00/Chi%2Dchi+Nwanoku+on+Samuel+Coleridge%2DTaylor/Music 12.15pm. The Samuel Coleridge-Taylor Story Croydon BME Forum shows Jason Young’s film. http://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/the-samuel-coleridge-taylor-story-tickets-124284441109 I published Jason’s Mother Seacole short story in 2005. 9pm.  Enslaved with … Continue reading

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Croydon News At 24 October

Ruskin House Events Folk & Blues £2 at 7pm Sundays 25th – Anne Sumner & Singers’ Night 1st Nov – Dave Marshall & Singers’ Night 8th – Doug Field and Singers’ Night 15th – Singers’ Night 22nd – The Cohorts and Singers’ Night 29th – Eddie … Continue reading

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New Council Leader Apologises For Financial Crisis And Sacks Butler and Scott

Congratulations to Hamida Ali, the new Council Leader, for apologising for the financial crisis, and having the courage to reorganise the Cabinet posts and not giving any to Alison Butler and Paul Scott, whose regeneration and planning approaches have created … Continue reading

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African Lives in the North 2021 Calendar & Talk For Durham University

If you want to circulate this image to your networks you can do so by sending them the url link of this posting or My Talk for Durham University Black History Month Tuesday 20 October 3pm Details are in the … Continue reading

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Croydon Council Leader Resigns

Earlier today Croydon Council Leader Tony Newman resigned, but not before appointing Callton Young as the new Cabinet member for Finance & Resources to replace Simon Hall who resigned last week. Tonight the full Council meeting will set up a … Continue reading

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Croydon News 10 October

Croydon To Sunday 18 October. Streatham Festival Wednesday 14 October, Closing Date Of Government Planning White Paper Consultation See https://seancreighton1947.wordpress.com/2020/09/16/ehat-should-be-ou-response-to-the-planning-white-paper/ Wednesday 14 October. 6.30 pm. Virtual Council Traffic Management Advisory Committee Parking Charges Review January 2021 Thursday 15 October. 6.30 … Continue reading

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Black & General History News 10 October

Aberdeen University Black History Month http://www.abdn.ac.uk/events/bhm Bristol Black History Month http://www.brh.org.uk/site/articles/black-history-month-2020 See also: http://www.brh.org.uk/site/2020/09/bristol-history-commission-questions-still-not-answered Saturday 17 October. 3.30-6.30pm.  Launch of Comrade Sak by Marc Wadsworth Croydon-based activist Marc Wadsworth will be at Ruskin House signing copies of his new book. Complimentary … Continue reading

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Black History Month & General History News 4 October

Black History Month Akala on BHM http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3iHQUxpqqcs&fbclid=IwAR3-8RlPE_avE7xObCpEydcAzgMAHKro7b716rhgtgS-tRdVbnMYpkDyd_k http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Mwrz0SbegYM Croydon Programmehttps://cbmeforum.org/wp-content/uploads/CBME-BHM-Booklet-2020.pdf Wednesday 7 October. 5.15.pm. A ‘Common Spectacle’ of the Race: The Visual Politics of Founding in the Age of Garveyism IHR Zoom Seminar http://www.history.ac.uk/events/a-common-spectacle-race-visual-politics-founding-age-garveyism Monday 12 October. 5.30pm. Black in … Continue reading

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