Croydon Up-date 21 April

Thursday 22 April 6pm. Planning Committee

80 Croham Road;  10 Welcomes Road, Kenley

Monday 26 April.  6.30pm. General Purposes & Audit Committee

Presentation on Domestic Abuse and Sexual Violence; Implementation of the Finance Review Phase 1 Report; An update report on the Implementation of the Croydon Finance Review – Phase 1; Internal Audit Update Report; General Purposes and Audit Committee Draft Annual Report of 2020-2021.

Domestic Violence Presentation:

https://democracy.croydon.gov.uk/documents/s28974/Presentation%20on%20DV.pdf

All documents accessible from:

www.croydon.gov.uk/meetings  

29 April. Tenant and Leaseholder Panel Cancelled

Why given the housing maintenance scandal?

12 May Onwards – Wednesdays and Fridays.11am-1pm & 2-4pm. Limited Council archival appointments

There will be two sessions each day – 11-1pm and 2-4pm for two people socially distancing and wearing masks. All access will be by appointment and any archival retrievals or materials from the 3rd floor will have to be ordered in advance. Requests for appointments and material should be made to: archives@croydon.gov.uk  

COVID Up-date

Research Study Volunteers Needed

www.yourlocalguardian.co.uk/news/19246685.people-croydon-needed-key-covid-19-study

Council Postings

https://news.croydon.gov.uk/covid-19-update-from-rachel-flowers-croydons-director-of-public-health-2

and there are also postings on rapid  testing and vaccination of those aged 45 plus, and acting safely as lockdown eases.

Experiences Of COVID

Conservative Leader Jason Perry discusses his experience of COVID:

www.mylondon.news/news/south-london-news/i-couldnt-eat-drink-sleep-20386548

Hospital Staff Experience

www.mylondon.news/news/south-london-news/london-covid-emotional-croydon-hospital-20423914

Carers Coping with Stress

www.inyourarea.co.uk/news/croydon-home-carers-support-campaign-to-combat-stress

The Council Crises Up-date

The webcast of the Cabinet meeting on 12 April can be viewed via the Croydon website.

https://londonnewsonline.co.uk/croydon-council-warned-remember-we-are-spending-taxpayers-money-during-financial-update

Assessment Of Crisis And COVID

www.inyourarea.co.uk/news/croydon-residents-look-to-future-as-lockdown-eases

The Regina Scandal

The Council says that it has ‘now received the initial findings’ and has ‘asked the investigators to do some further work to help’ it ‘improve the services … give(n) all … residents in council properties.’

‘This inquiry is just the start of a much longer-term and wider-reaching improvement programme’ the Council is ‘undertaking, which includes a review of’  its ‘housing services, and’ it ‘will make sure’ it keeps ‘residents updated on the work’ being done.

https://news.croydon.gov.uk/regina-road-update

www.mylondon.news/news/south-london-news/croydon-council-accused-cover-up-20394993

https://croydoncc.wordpress.com/2021/04/15/regina-road-claims-that-the-leader-of-croydon-council-took-selfies-but-did-not-speak-to-residents-call-for-action

Save Croydon Libraries Up-date

Where Do The Political Parties Stand?

https://savecroydonlibraries.wordpress.com/2021/04/20/political-parties-in-croydon-where-do-they-stand-on-libraries

Campaign Statement On South Norwood

The campaign is fighting to save all of Croydon’s libraries as properly funded, staffed and stocked public libraries. 

Our campaign does not therefore align with or endorse the current plans for South Norwood library, proposed by the friends’ group, who submitted a bid to run the library building and greatly reduce the library offer in order to make way for income-generating hired or rentable spaces. Their bid also proposed a sole library worker on duty which is completely unworkable, unsafe and unfair to both library workers and library users. 

Our position has been made clear to the Friends’ group but we remain open to working with this group if they drop their plans and want to join our fight for properly funded, staffed and stocked public libraries.

What is not being made clear, however, is the friend’s groups plans, who are still giving the appearance of fighting for all of Croydon’s libraries, and fighting the same cause as us.

Other News

April’s Thornton Heath Chronicle

Another excellent issue at

www.thorntonheathchronicle.co.uk/wp-content/uploads/2021/04/TTHC-April21.pdf

Croydon Gender Pay Gap

Gender pay gap -15.2%. Average wage – £24,354. Women as % of workforce – 53%. Women employed at senior level – 15.8%.

www.wandsworthguardian.co.uk/news/19241376.south-london-borough-best-working-women

Accusation Of Mysogony At Whitgift School

www.mylondon.news/news/south-london-news/croydons-whitgift-school-responds-deeply-20377969

www.yourlocalguardian.co.uk/news/19233175.croydon-whitgift-school-responds-misogyny-allegations

The Campaign Company – Tories Counter Attack On Cronyism

www.msn.com/en-gb/news/uknews/starmer-ally-accused-of-cronyism-by-tories/ar-BB1fLstZ

www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-9483063/Tories-accuse-Starmer-ally-getting-contracts-council-ex-lover-deputy-leader.html

Planning Applications

www.inyourarea.co.uk/news/croydon-planning-applications-week-commencing-april-4

www.inyourarea.co.uk/news/croydon-planning-applications-week-commencing-april-11

Charlotte Davies’ Facebook

Charlotte is continually posting interesting comments on her Facebook in issues relating to learning and development. It is worth signing up to it as a Friend.

www.facebook.com/charlotte.davies.9469

Westfield

www.mylondon.news/news/business/croydons-westfield-bitten-dust-how-20347368

Croydon Based Undergraduate Degrees Strengthened

www.fenews.co.uk/press-releases/66991-university-of-roehampton-and-croydon-university-centre-expand-partnership-to-validate-undergraduate-degrees

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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