Author Archives: seancreighton1947

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 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 events and news at 15 September

Saturday 16 September. 12 noon-4pm. Friends of Norbury Park Community Event The Friends are running this event to let park users know about its work and to ask them to complete more of the surveys in the vision consultation being … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Croydon Council’s shortcomings in spotlight this coming week

‘This Council regrets the failure of this Labour administration to operate safe and effective children and families social services and apologises to the people of Croydon for running a service found by OfSTED in September 2017 to be inadequate across … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Leave a comment

Muslim Art, Culture & Heritage Conference 14 September

Full details and booking at

Posted in Uncategorized | Leave a comment

Campaigning to Save Matthews Yard

The campaign to save Matthews Yard from being forced to closed under the Regent proposals for the redevelopment of the building complex, has  gathered almost 2,500 signatures in only two weeks. ‘Please keep sharing our petition far and wide, every … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Leave a comment

Croydon News at 9 September

Patsy Cummings elected in South Norwood by-election Congratulations to Patsy Cummings for winning the South Norwood bye-election. It is good that a Councillor with campaigning experience on such issues as the London Living Wage, and who works for the teams … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Croydon’s Children at Risk Crisis – Failure of Executive Model?

Croydon Council Shamed For Failing Children At Risk The Government has taken control of Croydon’s children’s services after a damning Ofsted report revealed “widespread and serious” failures were leaving youngsters at risk. The report  blames weak management at all levels … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Leave a comment

Croydon Events at 9 September

Wednesday 13 September. 7.30-10pm.  Gentrification – Opportunity to let Croydon’s Planning Chair know what you think Stanley Halls Film Club is showing Shola Amoo’s A Moving Image  film about gentrification in Brixton, incorporating fiction, documentary and performance art. ‘Nina is a … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Leave a comment