Author Archives: seancreighton1947

About seancreighton1947

Since moving to Norbury in July 2011 I have been active on local economy issues with Croydon TUC and Croydon Assembly, and am a member of the latter's Environment Forum. I am a member of the 5 Norbury Residents Associations Joint Planning Committee, and a Governor of Norbury Manor Primary School. I write for Croydon Citizen at http://thecroydoncitizen.com. I co-ordinate the Samuel Coleridge-Taylor and Croydon Radical History Networks and advise the North East People's 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.

Selhurst Station Mural Day 9 September

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How will Croydon react to Sadiq Khan’s new planning guidance on developers and affordable housing?

London Mayor Sadiq Khan has issued new planning guidance on affordable housing calling on every Council in London to make developers publically publish their plans for affordable housing. Campaign group 38 Degrees says that ‘Greedy developers …. Croydon can shirk … Continue reading

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Croydon News at 17 August

Turf Project Events http://turf-projects.com/about-turf  Saturday 30 September. Mela in Wandle Park? Remarkable Productions Company, has applied for a licence to hold a one-day event to celebrate the Croydon International Mela. It proposes a fairground, stages complete with pyrotechnics, food and drinks … Continue reading

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History events and news at 16 August

  Sunday  27 August. 10am. Sites of historic prisons- a walking tour The Wandsworth Prison Museum is hosting a walking tour of historic prison sites. The tour includes, the Surrey County Gaol, (Horsemonger Lane) where Charles Dickens witnessed public executions … Continue reading

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Discover the source of the Wandle exhibition

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Croydon Planning Committee, and planning/housing news at 11 August

17 August Planning Committee papers illustrate inconsistencies in application of planning rules Watch out for the behind the scenes operation of the party whipping system, in contravention of the semi-judicial nature of the Planning Committee and its Sub-committee when they … Continue reading

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Croydon general events & news at 10 August

  Saturday 12 August. Noon-4pm. Great North Wood Walk http://www.wildlondon.org.uk/events/2017/03/03/great-north-wood-walk-2017 Saturday 12 August. Noon-5pm. Croydon Old Town Fire Station Open Day http://www.croydonadvertiser.co.uk/firefighters-to-open-doors-to-croydon-fire-station-this-weekend/story-30472686-detail/story.html The Manor Farm Nature Reserve group is running an information event to coincide with the Vision event from … Continue reading

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