Monday 20 September. 6.30 pm. Scrutiny & Overview Committee
Call in of Asset Disposal: Former CALAT Coulsdon, Malcolm Road and Barrie Close site (Coulsdon Community Centre)
Tuesday 21 September. 6.30pm. Scrutiny Health & Social Care Sub-Committee
Overview of the Adult Transitions Service; overview Of Community Diagnostic Hubs; Health & Care Plan Refresh; Sub-Committee Work Programme 2021-22
Thursday 23 September. 6pm. Planning Committee
58 Old Lodge Lane, Purley; 18 The Grove, Coulsdon; & 1A Meadow Rise, Coulsdon
Followed by Planning Sub-Committee
11 Briton Hill Road, South Croydon
Big Green Week Events
Sunday 19 September. 5-6.30pm. Sustainable Thornton Heath Zoom Meeting On Creating A Sustainable Future
Tuesday 21 September. Croydon Peace Tree for International Peace Day
I will be running my bookstall. My discussion paper on Borough of Culture 2023 and my new pamphlet on Croydon’s Black & Anti-Racism History 1948-1979 will be on sale.
Sunday 19 September. 8pm. Phil Retourne and Singers’ Night.
Folk & Blues at Ruskin House
Monday 20 September. 7.30 for 8pm. Singers’ Night
Folk Club at Ruskin House
Friday 24 September. 8pm. Soft Winds Jazz
Saturday 25 September.7pm for 7.15pm. Amnesty Quiz Night
£10 includes light refreshments. Max team size 8. The food will be prepared by a Turkish refugee group based in Croydon.
To book please email email@example.com
Sunday 26 September. 8pm. Phil Retourne and Singers’ Night.
Folk & Blues at Ruskin House
7 October. Direct Mayor v Leader/Cabinet Referendum
Sunday 7 November. London to Brighton Veteran Car Run Comes Through Croydon
This year is the 125th anniversary of the first run.
100+jobs To Be Created At Factory Lane
A joint venture (JV) between Chancerygate and SGN has exchanged contracts to acquire a four-acre site in Croydon for a 95,000 sq ft scheme that could create more than 100 jobs.The site on Factory Lane could comprise 14 units.(Insider Medain Lid. 14 September)
Thornton Heath based Streatham Croydon Rugby Club Celebrates 150 years
Council Stops Locking Parks At Night
What the Government Re-shuffle Means For Croydon
Michael Gove is now Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government responsible for the oversight of the way the Council manages its financial crisis under the terms of the loan approval Gove’s predecessor approved earlier this year.
Croydon South MP Chris Philp, the architect of the campaign for a directly elected Mayor, is now the Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Digital Economy in the Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport.
Prime Minster Refuses Help To Remove Cladding At Bridge House
In answer to a Parliamentary question from Croydon Central Labour MP Sarah Jones on Wednesday the Prime Minister refused to provide help to the residents of Bridge House who are faced with £23,000 bill each to remove cladding. The PM said it was the wrong type of cladding and not dangerous.
Steve Reed Speaks Against Direct Mayor
As the Labour Party and the DEMOC campaign leaflet in advance of the Direct Mayor referendum on 7 October, Croydon North Labour MP Steve Reed has spoken out against plans to centralise power in the hands of one individual.
He said that ‘the Conservatives launched and funded the campaign to put Croydon under the control of a directly elected mayor’ and ‘they did this because they believe that it gives them a better chance of snatching control of the Council without having to win a majority of council seats’. He went on to say that he is very critical of the proposals for a number of reasons not least that it will cost Croydon residents £1million to create this new position. This money has to come from somewhere, he adds and ‘this will come from cuts to essential services like libraries, youth services and social care.
Reed concluded that ‘we already have a Conservative government who have cut 76% of the council’s funding – we do not want more cuts imposed by a Conservative mayor’.