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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.

Croydon news at 19 October

  Stop Press addition: Westfield Shopping Centre Watch this space for news on Westfield development following Council and Opposition Leaders meeting with Ministers on Monday. http://www.croydonadvertiser.co.uk/news/croydon-news/council-leader-says-encouraging-developments-647988 Saving Matthews Yard Matthews Yard ‘boss’ Saif Bonar, explains why there is a  campaign … Continue reading

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Croydon events from 17 October

David Lean Cinema Programme http://www.davidleancinema.org.uk To Monday 30 October. Government consultation on bottle deposit scheme https://consult.defra.gov.uk/waste-and-recycling/call-for-evidence-drinks-containers Tuesday 17 October. Doors open 7pm. Meeting and social for CCC members This is a meeting for people who have taken up membership of Croydon Communities … Continue reading

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Black Influences on British Culture 1948 to 2016

Black British History Secondary School textbook that meets the Michael Gove National Curriculum  BLACK BRITISH HISTORY: Black Influences on British Culture (1948 to 2016) By Robin Walker, Vanika Marshall, Paula Perry and Tony Vaughan, published August 2017, with 118 pages, … Continue reading

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Croydon News at 8 October

Property Lawyers urgently needed to give advice to community projects If you are a property lawyer living in Croydon and are willing  to give pro bono advice to help community projects please contact sean.creighton1947@btinetrnet.com saif@matthewsyard.com Saving Matthews Yard Have you … Continue reading

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Croydon events at 8 October

Tuesday 10 October, Close of consultations on Local Plan Modifications and 6 Parks Vision See previous posting Wednesday 11 October. 5pm. Corporate Parenting Panel Wednesday 11 October. 6.30pm. Traffic Management Advisory Committee Town Hall, Katherine St No agenda papers published … Continue reading

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Council fiasco over parks and open spaces: Please Act Now

The Local Plan Modifications consultation ends on Tuesday (10 October). It suffered a major setback when the Inspector decided that the section designating Local Green Spaces should be deleted because the Council had failed to provide evidence how each space … Continue reading

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Black History Month – additional events and news

See previous listings in https://seancreighton1947.wordpress.com/2017/09/27/black-history-month-events-and-other-news Black History Month Magazine Patrick Vernon has done a first class job compiling and editing the new Black History Month magazine. On the 30th Anniversary of the start of BHM it contains reflections by a … Continue reading

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