Croydon Update 19 February

To Saturday 20 February. Random Acts of Kindness Week

Sunday 21 February. Closing date for registering for:

Monday 22 February.6.45-8.30pm. Croydon Communities Consortium Zoom On Census 2021 and other matters

Wednesday 24 February. 2pm. Samuel Coleridge-Taylor

Zoom talk by Chris Harman fully illustrated with sound and video clips for Sanderstead Local History

The meeting room opens at 1.45pm for a prompt 2pm start.  The Zoom link is:

Meeting ID:    825 4452 4076

Password:      371953

Wednesday 24 February. 6pm. General Purposes & Audit Committee On-Line

Presentation on Unaccompanied Asylum Seeking Children

Thursday 25 February. 6pm. Planning Committee On-line

20-24 Mayday Road (pre-application); 2 – 4 Addington Road; The Sandrock, 152 Upper Shirley Road;  14 Oakwood Avenue; 930 Purley Way, Purley.

On-Line Play and Exercise

Exercise Class for Muslim Women:

Financial Crisis News

Labour suspends Tony Newman and Simon Hall

This means they will to be able to take part in Labour Group meetings, and will be independent Councillors for the time being.

Croydon Not Alone In Financial Crisis

Thornton Heath Chronicle Needs Financial Support

Thornton Heath Chronicle has been receiving record numbers of page views on its social media sites. The Editor states:

‘If every one of those tens of thousands of people had donated just £1 towards supporting The Chronicle we would have the funds to continue for five years.

Sadly, we have had no support for our survival campaign from readers since the last publication. 

The numbers of people reading The Chronicle news feeds demonstrates the desire for local news and this edition, one of our best, covers so many important and powerful issues. 

The Chronicle has always been funded on a shoestring. 

Support from Community ward budgets, which have now been axed by the council and funding from Thornton Heath Community Action Team People’s Heath Trust bid, have paid for the printing and design costs in the past. 

With barely any advertising and revenue coming in we need your support more than ever.’

To donate to The Chronicle survival campaign: 


As of 15 February there were 103 COVID patients at Croydon University Hospital, with 15 being treated in intensive care.

Geographic Analysis of COVID 11 February.

Analysis shows that Norbury East had the highest incidence of COVID cases followed by Addiscombe West and New Addington North. The other high incidence areas in declining order are: Shirley East, Broad Green & Waddon Marsh, Park Hill and Lloyd Park, Selhurst South & West Croydon, Central Croydon, South Norwood Park, Norbury West, Thornton Heath North West, Purley North, Croydon Minster & Waddon North, New Addington Central, Coulsdon and West Thornton North.

Volunteer Activity

A group of adults in full time care in Epsom and Banstead cook meals for the Croydon homeless

A Take One Leave One rail in Croydon is open every Saturday from 11am to 3pm in Croydon High Street.

Croydon Based Nurse Dies of COVID

Croydon Teachers Can Drive Through Low Traffic Areas

Ed Sheeran Buys Bus As  Ecclesbourne Primary School Music Classroom

Developers’ News

Main contractor Sir Robert McAlpine for the £350m Morello II twin tower residential development next to East Croydon station has signed up specialist groundworks and concrete contractor Mitchellson to deliver foundations and concrete frame

Work To Start On 68 storeys  228 Metres One Landsdowne Tower

The Croydon Haters

A swastika has been daubed on a building in Selsdon Wood.

Cultural News

Singing for Creativity & Wellbeing

UK Ambassador for Singing Hospitals  

Book Launch

Serena Alam of Cronx Publishing has drawn attention to this new book launched on Thursday.

Campaigning For The Elderly

National Pensioners Convention And BBC Licence Fee

Connections For All On Air

To download the slide go to

Ageism, Human Rights & Hate Crime in the UK

Age UK Calls For Re-start Of Essential Visits To Care Homes by 1 March

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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