Croydon Events & News 13 January

Monday 15 February.  6.30 pm .Traffic Management Advisory Committee  On-line

Crystal Palace and South Norwood Low Traffic Neighbourhood Addendum Report

Tuesday 16 February. 6.30 pm. Scrutiny & Overview Committee On-line

Budget & Housing Revenue Account 2021-22

Wednesday 17 February.  2pm. Appointments Committee On-line

Review of Management Arrangements

Thursday 18 February. 6.30 pm. Cabinet On-line

Croydon Renewal Plan Update, Rent Setting Policy for Council Homes; Review of Brick by Brick Croydon Ltd: Brick by Brick Shareholder decision – the future of the company; Interim Assets Disposal Strategy ; Croydon Equalities Strategy; Education Standards; Scrutiny Stage 1 Recommendations from Scrutiny & Overview Committee Stage 2 Response to Recommendations arising from Children & Young People Sub-Committee held on 3 November 2020, Health & Social Care Sub-Committee held on 10 November 2020 and Scrutiny & Overview Committee held on 17 November 2020; Call-In Referral to Cabinet: Emissions Based Parking Charges

Monday 22 February. 7pm.Croydon Communities Consortium General On-line Meeting

https://croydoncc.wordpress.com/2021/02/09/community-meetings-in-croydon-save-the-date-and-topics

Saturday 20 – Thursday 24 February. Library Consultation Sessions

See:

https://seancreighton1947.wordpress.com/2021/02/13/croydon-extends-libraries-consultation-to-14-march

To Tuesday 20 April. 5pm. Registration for Postal Votes for  London Elections 6 May

The earlier you apply, the earlier the Council  can send your postal vote.

www.croydon.gov.uk/democracy/dande/elections/howtovote/postal

Croydon Financial Crisis

Asset Disposal Strategy Needs Re-think Re-Community, Economic & Social Benefit

See :

https://seancreighton1947.wordpress.com/2021/02/13/croydon-officers-back-down-on-asset-secrecy

Brick by Brick News Coverage

www.mylondon.news/news/south-london-news/croydon-bust-27-things-not-19821262

www.yourlocalguardian.co.uk/news/19080494.croydon-taxpayer-foot-bill-fairfield-halls

www.architectsjournal.co.uk/buildings/brick-by-brick-completes-croydon-housing-amid-doubts-over-future

Staff Suspended

The Local Government Chronicle reported 9 February that director of finance Lisa Taylor, director of place Shifa Mustafa, director of localities Hazel Simmonds and director of health, wellbeing and adults Guy Van Dichele have been suspended.

www.yourlocalguardian.co.uk/news/19083293.claims-four-senior-staff-suspensions-croydon-council

www.mylondon.news/news/south-london-news/croydon-bust-claims-4-senior-19813242

COVID News

600 people signed onto BME Forum’s COVID Zoom

‘More than 600 people registered for the Croydon BME Forum’s panel debate on the vaccine last night, which is fantastic and I want to thank everyone who is organising and participating in these community events. Ima Miah, chief executive of Croydon’s Asian Resource Centre, is among those who have been helping residents to access information – she received her own vaccination this week and shared her story here.’ – Hamida Ali, Council Leader, in her weekly Your Croydon message.

Mohan Singh Dhamrait Dies of COVID

80 year old Croydon trade unionist and community activist Mohan Singh Dhamrait, OBE, died on 22 January 2021 of COVID.

He came to the UK November 1956 and married neary50 years ago. He attended Croydon Gurdwara.  He worked as a radio engineer for the Government for 35 years. He was a member of trade unions from 1965, inc. Post Office Engineering Union, and  Prospect (inc. National Executive Committee). He was the first Sikh/Asian  on the TUC Race Committee 1995-2001 and was awarded the TUC Gold Badge of Congress award in 2001. In Croydon he had been a school governor, Chair and Member of Croydon’s School Admission and Exclusion Independent Appeal Panel, member of Thornton Heath’s Library Steering Group, Regeneration group, and Local Policing Ward Panel. He had also been Secretary of Parchmore Medical Centre’s Patient Participation Group and member

https://mohansinghdhamraitobe.muchloved.com

Tawala Theatre‘s Tales From The Frontline

www.talawa.com/productions/tales-from-the-front-line

Charlotte Davies Outlines Helping Children To Be Fit To Learn

www.facebook.com/charlotte.davies.9469/posts/3647903251984487

This should be subject to wide discussion, along with:

www.onlondon.co.uk/dave-hill-londons-schools-have-learned-a-lot-about-lifting-the-citys-poorest-children-up

and

www.onlondon.co.uk/londons-disadvantaged-early-years-children-will-fall-further-behind-without-extra-post-covid-support-says-new-report

Directly Elected Mayor Election Will Be October

https://news.croydon.gov.uk/mayoral-referendum-to-be-held-in-october

www.mylondon.news/news/south-london-news/referendum-croydon-mayor-pushed-back-19801089

Planning News

Purley Way Transformation & Master Plan Consultation Starts

https://news.croydon.gov.uk/purley-way-transformation-survey-and-masterplan-consultation-launched

New London Draft Plan Analysis

www.onlondon.co.uk/charles-wright-sadiq-khans-new-london-plan-is-to-be-published-at-last-but-its-definitely-the-worse-for-wear

Draft South West London Waste Plan

The Draft South London Waste Plan has been submitted to the Secretary of State and will be examined by the Planning Inspectorate. Documents can be seen at www.sutton.gov.uk/wasteplan.

This will also provide with details of the Examination-in-Public and Sutton Council advises that it be referred to it on a regular basis for the latest news of the examination.

‘Part of the examination process will involve hearing sessions where those invited to attend by the Planning Inspector will have the opportunity to respond to matters raised by the Planning Inspector. Details of the hearing sessions will also be made public on the website as they become available.

Carmel Edwards is the ‘Programme Officer for the examination and will deal with all procedural and administrative matters. She is independent from the councils and reports directly to the Inspector. Ms Edwards is responsible for the day to day organisation of the examination and will act as a channel of communication between the Inspector and all parties, including the council officers and representors.’

All correspondence or queries relating to the examination should be directed to her: 07969 631 930

programmeofficer@carmeledwards.com  

From letter from Croydon Council 4 February

Other News

E.ON Fails 900 Customers In Barratt’s Development

http://www.independent.co.uk/news/business/eon-heating-energy-bills-supplier-weather-b1801662.html

Police Action on Drugs and Violence

www.mylondon.news/news/south-london-news/9-horrifying-weapons-countless-quantities-19834102

and murder eleven years ago

www.mylondon.news/news/south-london-news/absolutely-heartbreaking-valentines-letter-grieving-19829952

Croydon History

Shaniqua Benjamin Museum Interpretation Project

https://museumofcroydon.com/voicesofcroydon/shaniquabenjamin

www.eastlondonlines.co.uk/2021/02/the-poet-giving-bame-youth-a-chance-to-rewrite-croydons-history

The Book of Addiscombe Website

Although apparently not updated since 2011, this site covers published material detailing the history and growth of Addiscombe and articles encompassing the surrounding area.

http://addiscombe.net/tboa/news/2006/2006_08_02_01.htm

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 http://thecroydoncitizen.com. 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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