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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 http://thecroydoncitizen.com. 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.

Is Croydon’s Brick by Brick Business Plan robust enough?

On Monday 20 February Croydon’s Cabinet will approve the business plan for its Brick by Brick (Bxb) development company. The report explains that BxB will help deliver new homes in Croydon by ensuring ‘that development activity, whilst remaining robustly commercial, … Continue reading

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College Green/Fairfield Halls at Croydon Planning Committee on Thursday 23 February

Croydon Council’s  Planning Committee is being asked to approve the plans for the redevelopment of the College Green/Fairfield Halls area at its meeting on Thursday 23 February starting at 6.30pm at the Town Hall. The officers’ report can be read … Continue reading

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A play for Generation Rent on 17 March

From Croydon Citizen website Sh!t Theatre’s play  Letters to Windsor House  examines London’s housing crisis with songs, politics, dodgy landlords and detective work, through their own situation of living in a sub-let council flat. Friday 17 March at 8pm.  The … Continue reading

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Croydon Events & News at 15 February

    Monday 20 February. 6.30pm. Council Cabinet meeting. See previous postings for matters under discussion. Wednesday 22 February. 38 Degrees Focus groups What do you think about 38 Degrees and what it should be doing? Croydon High Street. Time … Continue reading

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How do you get Croydon Council to listen?

At the end of January the new Croydon Debating Club discussed ‘How do you get the Council to listen?’ The discussion was introduced by Conservative Cllr Sara Bashford, who steered clear of Party politics. Also taking part was Labour Councillor … Continue reading

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Croydon Council Tax to go up n.5% to protect services

Croydon Council’s leadership is proposing a 4.99% increase in Council tax for the year from 1 April at the Cabinet meeting on 20 February. 99% increase in the Council Tax for Croydon Services 3% increase in the Adult Social Care … Continue reading

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Time to get ready for the Croydon Local Plan inquiry

Croydon Council submitted the  Croydon Local Plan: Strategic Policies – Partial Review and Detailed Policies and Proposals documents to the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government on 3 February. Steve Dennington, Interim Head of Spatial Planning, has emailed … Continue reading

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