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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 events & news at 12 January

FWW Remembrance Continues The First World War will continue to be commemorated through the year. Here’s my latest contribution: https://thecroydoncitizen.com/history/croydons-wartime-canadian-links-halifax-explosion-december-1917 Tuesday 23 January. 7pm. Croydon Communities Consortium meeting St Michael’s Church Hall, Poplar Walk, CR0 1UA Katie Rose will  speak … Continue reading

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Croydon Planning Committee backs slums of the future

Labour members  of the Planning Committee are so obsessed with providing increased housing numbers that they are giving approvals to new housing which is of poor design and inadequate space, and that will end up being the slums of the … Continue reading

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Chair of Planning is runner up in Private Eye’s prestigious Rotten Boroughs Awards

Congratulations to Cllr Paul Scott, Chair of Planning, for being runner up in the prestigious Private Eye awards – for Rotton Boroughs. http://www.private-eye.co.uk/issue-1461/rotten-boroughs This week Croydon Advertiser alleges that Scott failed to report a conflict of interest with Westfield. http://www.croydonadvertiser.co.uk/news/croydon-news/croydon-planning-boss-who-approved-1035660Continue reading

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Croydon TUC opposes Brick by Brick scheme for building on green space

Earlier this month I moved the resolution at the Croydon Unite Retired members branch calling on Croydon TUC to oppose the Brick by Brick scheme to build housing on the green space next to Ruskin House. I am delighted that … Continue reading

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Housing Crisis action events

Sunday 14 January. 6.30pm. Grenfell Silent March to honour the dead, support survivors and demand justice and permanent rehousing for all: see Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/events/512944812415207/ Wednesday 31 January. Deadline for submissions to Labour Social Housing Inquiry Labour’s shadow housing minister is … Continue reading

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Women’s Suffrage events in Cambridge

This rich programme of events has been organised in Cambridge to commemorate the winning of the vote by women in 1918 may give others elsewhere ideas for events they could organise later in the year. Saturday 3 February. Women’s Suffrage … Continue reading

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History events and news at 8 January

Associate Professorship in History: Britain and the World since 1700 Somerville College Oxford is advertising this post. http://www.some.ox.ac.uk/jobs/associate-professorship-in-history-britain-and-the-world-since-1700 Closing date for applications: 29 January. Selected Seminars at Institute of Historical Research Friday 12 January. 5.15pm. Apprenticeship and growth in England, … Continue reading

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