Croydon Up-date 17 July

Caution Re-COVID Required From Monday

In the light of the rise in infections and self-isolations caution continues to be need from Monday. I know of one primary school family whose two children are isolating because of another child tested positive. Two adults I know are self-isolating because of contact with someone with COVID. Shirley High School Year 8is Stuck At Home For Last Week Of Term

Council Leader Hamida Ali lists actions we can all take at:

Covid-19 vaccination walk-in clinics 

No need to book an appointment. Please bring proof of age and your vaccination card from your first dose.

Selhurst Park Stadium, until Monday 19 July, 8.30am-7pm.   Pfizer and Oxford-AZ first and second dose.

Centrale Shopping Centre, until Monday 19 July, 8am-7.45pm.
  Pfizer and Oxford-AZ first and second dose.

Mayday Community Pharmacy, Monday to Sunday, 9.30am-6pm.   Oxford-AZ first and second dose.

Some clinics are open just for people within a certain age group. To find out more or for an up-to-date list of walk-in and pop-up clinics please go to

Pop-Up Mobile Testing Sites

Pop-up mobile testing sites will be set up at various community locations, starting outside Croydon Voluntary Action (CVA) on London Road every Wednesday and Friday until mid-August. Details for the roll-out of more pop-up sites will soon be announced.

TfL Guidance

The requirement to wear a face covering on the Transport for London network will remain compulsory from Monday to provide additional reassurance as more customers return to public transport and as London recovers from the pandemic. This includes the Tube, bus, tram, DLR, Overground and TfL Rail networks, Dial a Ride Services, the Emirates Air Line and the Woolwich ferry. TfL also expects and recommends the continued use of face covering in taxis and private hire vehicles by both drivers and passengers unless they are exempt.  Please continue to wash or sanitise hands before and after travel. The quieter times currently are currently 8.15am and 4pm and after 5.30pm  on weekdays and before noon and after 6pm on weekends


Sunday, 18 July 2021 – 11am – 7pm. South Norwood Community Festival

South Norwood Recreation Ground

Next to Norwood Junction – Cargreen Road, South Norwood SE25 5AD

Thursday 22 July. 10.30am. Licensing Sub-Committee

Sale by Retail of Alcohol (for consumption On and Off the premises) Monday to Sunday 10am to 22.30pm  at 336 Whitehorse Road, Croydon

Friday 23 July. Appointments Committee

Shortlisting and interview processes to appoint to the roles of:

9.30am  – Director of Culture & Community Safety

11.15 am – Director of Housing, Resident Engagement & Allocations

1.30 pm – Director of Education

Monday 26 July, 3pm.  Appointments Committee. No details yet.

Monday 26 July. 6.30pm. Cabinet

Housing Improvement Plan and Board; Private Sector Housing Assistance Policy 2021; Rough Sleeping Initiative Fund 2021-22; 2021/22 (Part) Local Implementation Plan Funding, Bus Priority Funding and Active Travel Funding Programme; Novation of building works and profession services contracts from Brick by Brick for Fairfield Halls Governance of Croydon Council Companies;  Financial Performance Report – Month 2 May 2021; Croydon Renewal and Improvement Plan – Performance Reporting Framework & Measures Update.

Wednesday 28 July. 2-3pm. How Bangladesh Got To 50

 South Asian Heritage Month at LSBU. Speaker Amit Dev, Editor of The British Bengalis sharing his thoughts on Bangladesh’s struggle for independence, how it got to 50, and what the future holds.

Saturday 24 July. Guided butterfly and wildflower walk at Dollypers Hill nature reserve

London Wildlife Trust

Saturday 31 July. 11am – 7pm. Legacy Youth Zone Taster Sessions

Two hour taster sessions a) Performing Arts, b) Sports or c) Recreational Activities with Cooking. Competitions, raffles and challenges, inflatables and games and BBQ food.

Upper Norwood Libraries Hub Holiday Camps In Croydon Libraries

The camps are for children aged 5 to 11.  Explore the wacky world of Roald Dahl, go on an Under the Sea Adventure or discover something spellbinding in a week of Wizardry! Please see the links for more details about these camps!

Roald Dahl camp: Croydon Central Library, Monday 26 to Friday 30 July

Roald Dahl camp: South Norwood Library, Monday 2 to Friday 6 Aug 

Wizardry Children’s camp: Croydon Central Library, Monday 2 to Friday 6 Aug

Under the Sea camp: Norbury Library, Monday 23 to Friday 27 Aug 

General Croydon News

South Norwood Protest About Regina Rd Flats

LSBU Campus Will Help Town Centre Regeneration

Stuart King Claims Council Making Progress On Its Finances


Single Use Plastic

Amazon Destroys Items

Protect Wildlife Not Developers’ Profits

History 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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