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Croydon Scrutiny and General Purposes Committees Scrutiny Probe Deeper Than Usual – 17 January

At last Croydon Council’s Scrutiny and Overview and General Purposes & Audit Committees have acted in the way they should always have done – a more probing approach. The actions they have recommended to the Cabinet meeting on 18 January … Continue reading

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Croydon Financial Crisis Update 17 January

Further details about the system defects in Croydon Council’s financial management systems have been made public through the reports to its General Purposes & Audit Committee meeting on 14 January, by the external auditor Grant Thornton and the Internal Audit … Continue reading

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Croydon News 17 January

To 7 March. Libraries Consultation The statutory consultation on the future of the Library Service started on 14 January. The Council proposes to close Bradmore Green, Shirley, Sanderstead, South Norwood and Broad Green ‘unless viable alternative plans are found that … Continue reading

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Croydon COVID & Financial Crisis Update 11 January

As the spread of COVID overburdens the local health services it is all the more important that people think about how they behave in the street over and above the Government advice, especially as it is not clear how far … Continue reading

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Croydon, COVID And History Update 6 January

This posting is combines Croydon, COVID and history news now that we are stuck at home in national lockdown wondering how to constructively fill our days, especially when the weather discourages going out. Keeping our brains active is important through … Continue reading

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Brick By Brick Sells Flats And Other Croydon News

Tuesday 5 January. 10.30am. Licensing Sub-committee (on-line) Application for variation to licence at 76 Westow Hill, Upper Norwood. Thursday 7 January. 5pm. Scrutiny & Overview Committee (on-line) CALL IN: Emission-based Parking Charges Brick By Brick Sells Off £29m Of Homes … Continue reading

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Black Atlantic News 29 December

Tacky’s Revolt Lecture  Vincent Brown (Harvard) gave the on-line Race and Resistance Annual Lecture for the School of History at the University of Leeds on 2 December about his new book Tacky’s Revolt: The Story of an Atlantic Slave War … Continue reading

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Black History News 29 December

January Talks On Eventbrite http://www.eventbrite.com/e/the-story-of-an-atlantic-war-the-202021-race-resistance-annual-lecture-tickets-126076830193 Wednesday 6 to Friday 8 January. On-Line 18thC Studies Annual Conference A much reduced programme has been put together on-line for the Annual Conference of the British Society for 18thC Studies usually held in Oxford. … Continue reading

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The Culture Wars At 29 December

60+ right-wing Tory MPs and Peers ‘have formed the “Common Sense Group” which accuses ‘the so-called “snowflake” generation….of “rewriting history” to suit their “Marxist dogma” and liberal preoccupations.’ The BBC and National Trust are among their prime targets.’   Media Attack … Continue reading

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General History News 29 December

Wednesday 6 to Friday 8 January. On-Line 18thC Studies Annual Conference A much reduced programme has been put together on-line for the Annual Conference of the British Society for 18thC Studies usually held in Oxford. The programme includes: Wednesday 6 … Continue reading

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