Croydon News 10 October


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

PFI Update

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

Covid News

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

Other Matters

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

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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