Wednesday 20 June. 9.30am. Public Transport Liaison Committee Town Hall
Topics: Mayor’s Transport Strategy, TfL Bus Review 2018, minimising noise at Thornton Heath bus garage, bus issues in Norbury, capacity of bus routes 166, 434, 463 & 633, diversion of 130 bus route, bus access to Heathrow, GTR May timetable changes, West Croydon transfer of Overground services, Crystal Palace stadium impact on services, cashless trams and hopper fares, upgrading rail ticket machines. Updates on train station skipping update, Growth Zone, replacement of Blackhorse Lane and Addiscombe Park bridges.
Council Chamber, Town Hall
Access to papers at
Wednesday 20 June. Well-being in the Built Environment debate
Further details and to book go to:
Thursday 21 June. 6.30pm. Planning Committee, Town Hall
Applications: 126 Foxley Lane, 4 Rectory Park, Queen’s Hotel (122 Church Rd), St James Hall (Little Roke Ave), 59 Addington Rd and 114 Addiscombe Rd.
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Thursday 21 June. 7.30pm. Peace movements in Croydon
Dan Frost (PhD student) and I will be giving talks on aspects of peace movements in Croydon, as part of the Peace Festival.
Ruskin House, 23 Coombe Rd
You can read Dan’s article on the student occupation of the Croydon College of Art in 1968 at
Saturday 23 June 1-4pm. Friends of Norbury Park Fun Day
Free activities in Norbury Park, such as: Treasure Hunt, Art activities, Story Time, Tree spotting, Quiz, Allotment tour, Park walk, Wishing tree, Table top sale, history display plus more
I will be leading a walk around the Park talking about its history and the ideas for its improvement. I will also be running a bookstall.
Tuesday 26 June. 6pm. Cycling Forum. 6pm. Town Hall
Thursday 28 June. 6.30 – 9pm. RUBBISH! – Refuse, recycling and fly-tipping in Croydon
Croydon Communities Consortium.
St Michael’s Church Hall, Poplar Walk
To ensure a seat book at:
Campaign for Beddington Nature Reserve
Significant steps may see Westfield actually happen
New bins to be introduced from September
New recycling bins are being introduced from September in the hope it will help hit a 50 per cent recycling target. 240-litre wheelie bins will be provided for mixed paper and card, as well as a new 180-litre wheelie bin for general rubbish.
Existing bins will instead be used for recycling glass, plastic packaging, cans and cartons, and some residents will have access to council-branded bags so those with limited outdoor space – such as flats above shops – can recycle more easily.
- Is backlash against tower blocks beginning – at last?
- Brick by Brick firm to be standalone company
Government funding for street homelessness
Croydon’s high violence against the person crime level
Interview Chief Superintendent
Steve Reed. MP and Nuclear Power Stations
’Thank you for your email outlining your concerns about possible deals being agreed by the Government with private companies to build new nuclear power plants.
I have written to the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy setting out your concerns about this matter and asking for a response. I will write back to you once I have received a reply from the Minister.
On the matter more generally, we support the development of nuclear power as part of the energy mix for Britain’s low carbon future and to create thousands of jobs – but not at any price.
We believe that the current plans for Hinkley Point C are a bad deal for British billpayers – with no guarantees that Hinkley would deliver power when we need it.
With all coal power plants scheduled to come offline by 2025 and all but one of Britain nuclear power stations scheduled to close by 2030, the UK faces a power crunch if alternative plans aren’t put in place in time.
It is time for the government to look for a plan B as it is clear that there is no credible plan to deliver on our infrastructure needs and climate change commitments.
In the meantime, if there is any other issue that you wish to raise with me then please do not hesitate to write to me and I will be happy to help in any way I can.
(Email to blog editor 13 June)