Croydon Update 4 November

Jones Hosts Climate Forum

How many of you knew about theCroydon Climate Forum held this evening night at 7pm in Croydon Town Hall by Sarah Jones, MP?  She writes in her latest newsletter emailed today ‘Hundreds of constituents have contacted me regarding climate change, many sharing their own carefully thought through and deeply-held views on this most pressing issue. Constituents and activists will be coming to share their views with me, informing a new Plan of Action.’ Why was there no wide spread publicity?

South London Law Centres Advice Activities

See previous posting.

Ruskin House Diary

Folk & Blues. £3 at 8pm every Sun:  See also

7th – Eddie Greene and Singers’ Night

14th – The Cohorts and Singers’ Night

21st – Ron Trueman-Border tribute in Cedar Hall.  7pm start.  With: Libre Fuego, The Coyles,  Denny Terrell, Victoria & George Lloyd, Doug Field, Geoff Curnow & Garry Davis.

Folk Club. 7.30 for 8pm every Mon.  See also

8th – Vicki Swan & Jonny Dyer £8 / £6 members

15th – Singers’ Night £3

22nd – Sue Graves & friends £7 / £5

Don Stuart Quartet   from8pm. Free. A relaxed evening of jazz standards, Latin, ballads & be-bop on guitar, bass, drums and an array of wind instruments.

Ruskin House is now providing office space for The Morning Star newspaper.


Government Pleased With Croydon’s Financial Crisis Progress

See next posting

Housing  Ombudsman Recommends Zero Tolerance Of Damp and Mould

The Regina Rd scandal is the tip of the iceberg of damp and mould across the country.

67 Flats Block For Purley Approved

In Barnet, by contrast, rejectedplans for 307 new homes, 35 per cent affordable, in six blocks of flats ranging from four to nine storeys, have been comprehensively rejected on appeal by planning inspector Paul Jackson.

Sunak’s Budget No Good For Croydon

London’s boroughs are dealing with having to make the largest cuts per resident in the country – £39.27 per person compared with a UK average of £30, according to BBC research in July and London Councils are unhappy about Sunak’s spending review’s “lack of compensation” for local tax losses arising from the pandemic, which they say adds up to £400 million to be dealt with over the next two years

Survey suggests Londoners Suspicious of Levelling Up

Planning Applications Week 24 October

  • Demolition of buildings forming a boiler house, workshop and three garages at 220 – 222 Portland Road, South Norwood, London.

Afghan Refugees to be moved to Watford By Home Office

Airport House

Land Securities is paying £190m  to buy U+I, the developer of brownfield sites, as part of its plan to develop its urban regeneration business. The portfolio includes Airport House. (The Times. 2 November)

Croydon Organisations

Bourne Society

Croydon Astronomical Society

Croydon RSPB

Croydon University of the Third Age

Sanderstead Literary Society

Theatre Workshop Coulsdon

Launch Of The Liberation Movement

Croydon based anti-racist activist Marc Wadsworth opened the launch meeting of The Liberation Movement on 2 November at Conway Hall in Red Lion Square. Nigel Green, Croydon based trade union activist spoke about the industrial action among the contract workers of the Royal Parks. I ran my bookstall.  

Windrush Compensation Scheme Survey

Windrush Lives and the Good Law Project are running a survey to  assess whether the Compensation Scheme is effective, and whether victims are satisfied with it.

Please publicise.

For Labour Party Members Who Read This Blog

Mark Drakeford’s 2021 Aneurin Bevan Memorial Lecture 25 October

The basics of COP 26

Citizens Climate Change Manifesto From Sheffield

Olivia Blake, Labour MP and Shadow Minister for Nature, Water and Flooding, has worked with her constituents to produce a locally-based manifesto on climate change

About seancreighton1947

I have lived in Norbury since July 2011. I blog on Croydon, Norbury and history events,news and issues. I have been active on local economy, housing and environment issues with Croydon TUC and Croydon Assembly. I have submitted views to Council Committees and gave evidence against the Whitgift Centre CPO and to the Local Plan Inquiry. I am a member of Norbury Village Residents Association and Chair of Norbury Community Land Trust, and represent both on the Love Norbury community organisations partnership Committee. I used to write for the former web/print Croydon Citizen. I co-ordinate the Samuel Coleridge-Taylor and Croydon Radical History Networks and edit the North East Popular Politics history database. 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, radical and suffrage movements, 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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