To Sunday 18 October. Streatham Festival
Wednesday 14 October, Closing Date Of Government Planning White Paper Consultation
Wednesday 14 October. 6.30 pm. Virtual Council Traffic Management Advisory Committee
Parking Charges Review January 2021
Thursday 15 October. 6.30 pm. Virtual Croydon & Lewisham Street Lighting Joint Committee
Thursday 15 October. 6.30pm. Virtual Council Planning Committee
Pre-applications: 550-550A & 922-930 Purley Way
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 refreshments and pay bar. Plus copies of my pamphlet on John Archer Battersea’s Black Mayor of 1913 on sale (as donation to Ruskin House) and a rare EP of the Soviet Union’s anthem for auction (proceeds to Ruskin House). Social distancing and mask required. Please let RH know if you are attending: 07941 890756.
Monday 19 October. 6.30 pm. Virtual Cabinet
Agenda: Update on response to COVID-19; Sustainable Croydon – a year on update; Developing Croydon’s new Community Safety Strategy; District Centre Prosperity – Purley BID; Scrutiny Stage 1: Recommendations arising from Scrutiny; Investing in our Borough ; and Variation to the contract for the provision of a Managed Service for Temporary Agency Resources
26 October. Closing Date for Mayor Of London Culture Consultancy Recruitment
Consultant to work with the London Borough of Culture team to design a legacy framework and an advocacy and engagement plan, along with an evaluation of the programme so far. Read the brief here and submit your response by 26 October.
To 28 October. The Hidden Rivers of South London Talk On-Line
Jon Newman’s recent talk is available until 28 October.
Click the following link and use the passcode to gain access. You will need to ‘fast forward’ about fifteen minutes into the recording to get to the actual beginning of the talk.
Access Passcode: !^j3sg.!
Saturday 7 November. 10am-4pm. South Norwood Clocktower Market
Council Leader Tony Neman reports: ‘Croydon, like the rest of the capital, is at a pivotal moment in the fight against Covid-19. The number of cases is continuing to rise across London, including here in Croydon where in the last 14 days we have seen 408 new cases, compared with 134 new cases in the previous 14 days.
More concerns About Westfield
Interim Executive Director For Children And Families
Planning Application – The Glamorgan
Leila Hassan Howe Profile
Profile of organiser of 1981 New Cross Fire protest. She lives in Croydon.
Mary Baines Obituary
Born Wallington 1932. Pupil at Croydon High School for Girls. GP Norwood to 1968. Home care service innovator.
Shaniqua Benjamin – Croydon Poet Laureat
Celebrating John Archer (1863 – 1932) – Video Talk by Me
In 1913 he was elected Mayor of Battersea, becoming the first black mayor in London. He was a notable Pan-Africanist and the founding president of the African Progress Union. Sean Creighton is an author and historian. We’d like to thank Sean for his time and assistance in producing this video, and note that Sean is taking medication which causes his speech to slur. Due to this and the nature of the recording, audio quality may vary.
Wandsworth Libraries Black History Month
Black & General History Blog Posting 10 October. See previous posting