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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 http://thecroydoncitizen.com. 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 General News at 30 May

Overview Network Rail’s consultation on the future of East Croydon Station and the Brighton line starts on Monday 1 June. The Planning Committee has its next virtual meeting on 4 June. Welcomed by Croydon North MP Steve Reed, Labour’s appointment … Continue reading

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Croydon Crisis Update 30 May

Overview As we ease out of lockdown, Council leader Tony Newman stresses the need to kep to 2m social distancing now that groups of up to six people can meet outdoors.  The criss is costing the Council a  minimum of … Continue reading

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History events & news at 24 May

Overview More and more history resources and events are being made available on the internet as part of the response to the COVID-19 crisis, like the history courses from Queen’s University Belfast and those for children from Journey for Justice. … Continue reading

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Croydon Crisis Up-date 23 May

Photo of Thornton Mural posted on twitter by Cllr Chalton Young Overview As the number of cases of COVID-19 and resultant deaths reduces the Council’s Scrutiny Committee will discuss the situation on Tuesday.  Croydon Communities Consortium virtual meeting clashes with … Continue reading

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Croydon Covid Crisis Update 17 May

Overview This coming week is Mental Health Awareness Week – even more important because of the rise in mental health problems due to lockdown. On 11 May there were 1,455 cases of COVID-19 in hospital, care homes and people’s homes. … Continue reading

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Ordinary Lunchtime – New Book by Pollards Hill’s John Bartholomew

  Six terrified children and their teacher are trapped in their classroom with an angry knife wielding intruder. What started out as ordinary school lunchtime turned into a nightmare that they could never forget.  Each of them displays a different … Continue reading

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Croydon Crisis Up-date 10 May

Overview In the led up to Monday’s Cabinet meeting Council Leader Tony Newman Council Leader emphasises continuing help to vulnerable when lockdown eases. The number of deaths continues to rise, but tracking the figures is proving difficult because there is … Continue reading

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