Author Archives: seancreighton1947

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 events, news & Cabinet discussions

Contents: Council Cabinet 19 September; Climate March 20 September;  Museum family activities; Pathetic Black History Month programme; Local History Fair; Petitions to preserve Green Spaces for the Community; Violent mayhem incidents in Croydon; The Green Croydon Fund; Citizens Assembly for … Continue reading

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History news & information at 10 September

Eighteenth-Century Political Participation and Electoral Culture (ECPPEC) ECPPEC is a £933,750 three-year project funded by the AHRC, running from January 2020 to December 2022. It is led by Professor Matthew Grenby (School of English, Newcastle University), with Co-Investigators Professor Elaine Chalus (Dept. … Continue reading

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Breaking Chains. North Shields and Slavery 3 October – 22 December

Saturday 19 October. 11am. Newcastle & North Shields – their role in the abolition of slavery movement Talk by Brian Ward (author of Martin Luther King in Newcastle) £3 and is free to members. Friday  1 & Saturday 2 November. 7.30pm. Breaking Chains … Continue reading

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History events at 10 September

Institute of Historical Research Seminars The Institute has redesigned its website. It no longer has a day by day diary facility which makes checking what seminars of interest for inclusion in this blog much more time consuming. From today the … Continue reading

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Croydon news & events at 10 September

‘It has been absolute chaos for fly-tips across the borough of croydon this weekend.’  – James Cridge, Veolia’s Environmental Manager message to a  Norbury Street Champion this week. Ruskin House events 23 Coombe Rd/Park Lane Thurs 12 September. 7.30pm. General … Continue reading

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Have your say on Croydon’s Governance Review – resident survey

The  panel of Councillors and the independent chair responsible for delivering the  Council’s Governance Review are seeking views on whether the Council effectively listens to residents and if more should be done to ensure local people can participate in and … Continue reading

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Croydon Scrutiny wants more CIL spent in local areas

At its 16 July meeting it considered Policy and Strategy with regard to the Community Infrastructure Levy. ‘The Committee received a report setting out information on the current approach used to administer the Community Infrastructure Levy (CIL) along with data … Continue reading

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