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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.

Is This Our Land? Vision & Campaigning In The New World

Fear of continuing Red Wall voter backlash seems to be preventing Labour Leader Keir Starmer from articulating a clear vision for the future and having a strategic and tactical ability to influence the Government. Contrast this with: the success of … Continue reading

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History Events And News 20 January

Wednesdays from 20 January To 17 February. 4.30-5pm. Inventors, Movers And Shakers Black History Classes Lewisham is hosting an on-line Black History class for parents and primary/secondary children. Anyone can take part wherever they are in the country. After 5pm … Continue reading

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Croydon Libraries Consultation Starts

Croydon Libraries Consultation Last Thursday I was asked by Norbury & Pollards Hill Labour Party branch to give them a Zoom talk about Norbury Library which has been refurbished and modernised. It was due to have been opened on 5 … Continue reading

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Brick by Brick Update 17 January

The Fairfield Halls refurbishment programme is  shown to be the latest finding of inadequacy in the management and monitoring of Croydon’s Brick by Brick development company has been highlighted by the Council’s auditors Grant Thornton in its report on progress … Continue reading

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Croydon Scrutiny and General Purposes Committees Probe Deeper Than Usual – 17 January

At last Croydon Council’s Scrutiny and Overview and General Purposes & Audit Committees have acted in the way they should always have done – a more probing approach. The actions they have recommended to the Cabinet meeting on 18 January … Continue reading

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Croydon Financial Crisis Update 17 January

Further details about the system defects in Croydon Council’s financial management systems have been made public through the reports to its General Purposes & Audit Committee meeting on 14 January, by the external auditor Grant Thornton and the Internal Audit … Continue reading

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Croydon News 17 January

To 7 March. Libraries Consultation The statutory consultation on the future of the Library Service started on 14 January. The Council proposes to close Bradmore Green, Shirley, Sanderstead, South Norwood and Broad Green ‘unless viable alternative plans are found that … Continue reading

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Croydon COVID & Financial Crisis Update 11 January

As the spread of COVID overburdens the local health services it is all the more important that people think about how they behave in the street over and above the Government advice, especially as it is not clear how far … Continue reading

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Croydon, COVID And History Update 6 January

This posting is combines Croydon, COVID and history news now that we are stuck at home in national lockdown wondering how to constructively fill our days, especially when the weather discourages going out. Keeping our brains active is important through … Continue reading

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Brick By Brick Sells Flats And Other Croydon News

Tuesday 5 January. 10.30am. Licensing Sub-committee (on-line) Application for variation to licence at 76 Westow Hill, Upper Norwood. Thursday 7 January. 5pm. Scrutiny & Overview Committee (on-line) CALL IN: Emission-based Parking Charges Brick By Brick Sells Off £29m Of Homes … Continue reading

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