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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.

Croydon events & news at 15 May

Contents: Events at Ruskin House, inc. re-FGM, Palestine, Fascism & Racism; Westfields; CCG & NHS Trust; rodent plague, sale of Toys ‘R’ Us store; Inside Croydo; Cycle Lanes in Croydon Events at Ruskin House 23 Coombe Road, CR0 1BD Saturday … Continue reading

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Closures at St Helier’s & Epsom Hospitals Public Meeting 21 May

Closure will have a serious impact on Croydon University Hospital.

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Croydon news at 10 May Wednesday 15 May. 7pm. Health Watch presentation and discussion Croydon Communities Consortium St Michael’s Church Hall, Poplar Walk, CR0 1UA To book seat go to: 500 plus properties owned by tax haven companies Lime to launch dockless … Continue reading

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Croydon’s New Libraries Plan

The Library Plan to be adopted by the Croydon Council’s Cabinet of Wednesday 7 May aims to transform Croydon’s library service whilst retaining thirteen libraries. It consists of the already printed Plan plus an officers’ report Inform, Involve, Inspire & … Continue reading

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Croydon’s New Cultural Plan

Culture should be ‘on every doorstep, in every locality, in every community, and in every life’ as the ‘key to connecting communities, and creating vibrancy and opportunities to thrive.’ (Croydon Creates. Our Cultural Plan for Croydon 2019-2023. p. 5) ‘Creativity … Continue reading

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History events & news at 30 April

Contents: Glasgow commemorates Paul Robeson; DIY Democracy; Brixton Windmill; Sir Charles Trevelyan; play moon 150th anniversary of TUC; Larkhall walk;Tanobuie family in 2WW; Corruzangza strike play; slavery, colonialism and Peterloo; brewing along Wandle Valley; Thames Panorama 1829; Henry Tate Gardens … Continue reading

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Croydon events & news at 30 April

Contents: May Day Rally; defending Corbyn Government; Ruskin House events; Croydonites Festival; Croydon Art Society; Dyslexia School; Minster lunch-time recitals; Croydon has talent; Surrey Opera; South Norwood Community Festival; Inside Croydon stories; other news; Marlpit Lane Bowling Green Thursday, 9 … Continue reading

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