Monthly Archives: May 2021

Cross Between The Antlers – Hunting & Fishing On The Western Front

This book is an interesting insight into a little known aspect of life on the Western Front. There have been many, particularly in the officer class, who took part in hunting, shooting and fishing in the long periods between fighting … Continue reading

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Croydon Update 30 May

To Sunday 13 June. Help Keep Croydon Tidy During The Great British Spring Clean https://news.croydon.gov.uk/great-british-spring-clean-2021 For an example of local action and debate see: https://norburywatchblog.wordpress.com Friday 4 June. Close Of Applications for Creative Freelancers Freelancers can apply to be to … Continue reading

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Government Drags Its Feet On Croydon’s Asylum Children Overspend

Without bluntly saying so the Cabinet on 7 June is being informed that the Government is dragging its feet on solving the underfunding of Croydon on unaccompanied asylum children. ‘Modelling estimates that almost £7.5m of additional costs were incurred in … Continue reading

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Will Cabinet Allow YourCare To Continue?

Yet another Council owned company is loss making: YourCare (Croydon) Limited set up in May 2017 ‘to build on the Community Equipment Service (CES) excellent local reputation and develop a strong website offering for Croydon and other local authorities.’ During … Continue reading

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Croydon Climate Crisis Commission Issues Major Challenge to Council

In its report published today the Croydon Climate Crisis Commission has issued a major challenge to the Council. ‘Croydon Council needs to show leadership and establish a clear route to drive rapid reductions in carbon emissions from activities in the … Continue reading

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G7 June & COP26 November

Issued by the Campaign against Climate Change https://www.campaigncc.org/

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Take The Knee – 25 May

You can join mass #TakeTheKnee action across Britain tomorrow – Tuesday 25 May in your workplace, college, community… on your doorstep: 1 Year on from George Floyd’s Murder – We Need Action You can see the list and details of #TakeTheKnee #UKisNotInnocent actions … Continue reading

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Croydon Update 22 May

Upcoming Events in Croydon http://www.eventbrite.co.uk/d/united-kingdom–london/croydon http://nowcroydon.uk/whats-on/about-the-calendar 14 June. Deadline For Holiday Project Proposals Using special Government funding the Council will be offering thousands of children who qualify for free school meals will free activity clubs and healthy meals over the … Continue reading

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Social Housing Regulator Concludes Croydon In Breach of Housing Standards

Croydon has been found by the Regulator of Social Housing to be in breach of Home and the Tenant Involvement and Empowerment Standards, and as ‘a consequence …. there was actual and potential serious detriment to LB Croydon’s tenants.’ The … Continue reading

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Croydon Labour Turmoil Over Elected Mayor Campaign

The Labour Party is in turmoil over how to handle the referendum in October for a directly elected Mayor. Cutting across the plans off the Labour Group of Councillors to consult Party members on the referendum options and changes to … Continue reading

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