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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 Up-date 21 April

Thursday 22 April 6pm. Planning Committee 80 Croham Road;  10 Welcomes Road, Kenley Monday 26 April.  6.30pm. General Purposes & Audit Committee Presentation on Domestic Abuse and Sexual Violence; Implementation of the Finance Review Phase 1 Report; An update report … Continue reading

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Windrush Community Fund Event 21 April

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Can Croydon Comeback?

Croydon Comeback is a twelve page report from the marketing agency Bare PR. Despite its website containing the supporting logos of the Council, Brick by Brick and the Historic Croydon Airport Trust, it has not previously shown up through Croydon … Continue reading

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Croydon Climate Action Hustings 21 April

Wednesday 21 April. 7pm Croydon & Sutton London Assembly Elections Hustings on Zoom To attend the meeting go to http://www.croydonclimateaction.com/event-details/croydon-sutton-london-assembly-elections-hustings How many readers know about the Croydon Climate Action group?  Although I follow what is going on in Croydon and … Continue reading

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Coping With COVID Bereavement

Email c.trower@stchristophers.org.uk to book your place and for the password. Join the meeting at https://us02web.zoom.us/j/704834172 For full details of the project, see:   www.stchristophers.org.uk/creatingconversations

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Paul Robeson – Birthday 9 April Celebration

A virtual birthday celebration was held by the Paul Robeson House & Museum in Philadelphia yesterday (midnight our time). Tayo Aluko took part. http://www.paulrobesonhouse.org http://www.peoplesworld.org/article/a-virtual-birthday-celebration-for-paul-robeson-on-april-9 I was not able to watch, but sent a few words about my life-long interest … Continue reading

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Black History Update 10 April

Government’s Report On Racism In Britain   http://www.channel4.com/news/no-evidence-of-institutional-racism-in-uk-says-report-commissioned-by-government David Olusoga’s Views http://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2021/apr/02/sewell-race-report-historical-young-people-britain Plus Related Debate https://irr.org.uk/article/who-gets-to-define-racism http://www.racearchive.org.uk/establishing-and-holding-on-to-anti-racist-space-in-the-university-of-manchester http://www.channel4.com/news/uk-universitys-return-of-looted-benin-bronze-puts-pressure-on-other-institutions http://www.nationaltrust.org.uk/features/addressing-the-histories-of-slavery-and-colonialism-at-the-national-trust Black History In Schools http://www.theguardian.com/education/2021/mar/19/black-history-lessons-mandatory-welsh-schools-bame “The Betrayal of White Pupils (and other lies we are told about race and education)” http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=icgvIjGJvrI British … Continue reading

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Croydon Update 10 April

Monday 12 April. Libraries Re-open https://news.croydon.gov.uk/libraries-restart-services-next-week Monday 12 April. 6.30pm. Council Cabinet See also below. Tuesday 20 April.  5pm. Postal Vote 6 May Council By-elections Applications Deadline Tuesday 27 April. 5pm. Proxy Vote 6 May Council By-elections Applications Deadline https://news.croydon.gov.uk/by-elections-in-mayContinue reading

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History Events from 6 April

Tuesday. 6 April. 7pm. Sir William Beveridge – the Man, the Report and the Berwick Division Zoom talk by Mike Fraser about Sir William Beveridge the hugely popular architect of the welfare state who became Liberal MP for Berwick in … Continue reading

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Croydon Update 3 April

April Events Wednesday 7 April. 6pm. South West London Law Centres On-line AGM To register your attendance, please sign up at:  http://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/south-west-london-law-centres-agm-tickets-146907555453  Thursday 8 April. 6pm. Planning Committee On-Line 37 Kingswood Lane, 131 Woodcote Valley Road and 103 to 111A … Continue reading

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