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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 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.

The threat to Matthews Yard – the strange case of religious entrepreneurship

(From Matthews Yard campaign website) The threat to Matthews Yard reveals a strange case of religious entrepreneurship. Joint applicant for the controversial plans to redevelop 5-9 Surrey St where Matthews Yard is based is  the building’s owner the Folly’s End … Continue reading

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How effective is Croydon’s Enforcement Action?

At its meeting on Monday 19 March the Croydon Council Cabinet will have a report on Safety Enforcement Enforcement is carried out by the following services: Public protection, Houses in multiple occupation, Selective licensing and housing, Trading standards, Anti-social behaviour, … Continue reading

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Croydon news at 16 March

Saturday 31 March. 11am-4pm Thornton Heath CR7 Market Stalls at Whitehouse roundabout, Job Centre and Salvation Army I will be running a bookstall at the Market. Thursday 5 April. Goodbye Croydon Tech City Drinks Matthews Yard, off Surrey St. To … Continue reading

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Croydon inequality, fuel poverty, and housing plans at Committees 19-22 March

Monday 19 March. 6.30pm. Council Cabinet Coast to Capital Presentation,  Delivering Culture in Croydon, Education Quality and Standards, Croydon Carers’ Strategy 2018-2022, Safety Enforcement Policy, Community Fund programme, Implementation of the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), Equality and Inclusion Annual … Continue reading

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St Patrick’s Night 17 March Ruskin House

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History events & news at 11 March

History lectures A lot of history lectures by academics are being cancelled due to the strike action over University staff pensions. Some will be re-scheduled. An example is Voluntary Action History seminar by Alex Murdoch on food banks on 12 … Continue reading

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Blue plaque to FWW British West Indies Regiment 12 March

Monday 12  March Noon- 12:50pm Seaford Station,  Station Approach,   East Sussex,  BN25 2AR Unveiling of a Blue Plaque to celebrate the BRITISH WEST INDIES REGIMENT In 1914 many West Indians left the colonies to enlist in the army in the … Continue reading

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