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Fri 23 Jul 2021 at 7:59am

Croydon Financial Crisis & Governance Up-date

On Monday 26 July the Croydon Council Cabinet will be considering a number of aspects of the progress with tackling the financial crisis and governance changes: £4.m overspend in May, extra funding for rough sleepers, the new Housing Improvement Board, … Continue reading →

Thu 22 Jul 2021 at 11:17pm

What Do We Know About COVID In Croydon?

Liberty Letter To Health Secretary www.libertyhumanrights.org.uk/issue/liberty-support-needed-to-protect-everyone-on-freedom-day COVID Incidence In Croydon COVID incidence rates in Croydon have been rising to 300 per 100,000 people for the seven days up to July 13, up from 216 per 100,000 in the previous week. … Continue reading →
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Thu 22 Jul 2021 at 11:17pm

Croydon Up-date 22 July

Events Sunday 25 July. 8pm. Lori May and Singers’ Night Monday 26 July onwards. Free Summer Clubs with healthy meals for children who are claiming free school meals. www.croydon.gov.uk/children-young-people-and-families/holiday-activities-and-food-haf Monday 26 July. 3pm.  Council Appointments Committee Chief Digital Officer & … Continue reading →

Sat 17 Jul 2021 at 9:26pm

History Up-date 17 July

Sunday 18 July onwards. South Asian Heritage Month Details of events around the country at: www.southasianheritage.org.uk/events There are five podcasts on the history on the Historical Association website: www.history.org.uk/historian/categories/14/news/3971/south-asian-heritage-month Tuesday 20 – Thursday 22 July.  9 p.m. Uprising    Film over … Continue reading →

Sat 17 Jul 2021 at 12:44pm

Croydon Up-date 17 July

Caution Re-COVID Required From Monday In the light of the rise in infections and self-isolations caution continues to be need from Monday. I know of one primary school family whose two children are isolating because of another child tested positive. … Continue reading →

Fri 16 Jul 2021 at 12:05pm

Tolpuddle Martyrs Festival 16-18 July On-Line

With Covid restrictions still uncertain for large events, together with our unions and sponsors, this years’s Festival is online. Discussions, debates, radical history lessons, lots of music and all the best of the Festival straight into your living room. Fans … Continue reading →

Fri 16 Jul 2021 at 12:05pm

Stephen Bourne on Avril Coleridge-Taylor

Fri 16 Jul 2021 at 12:29am

The Deep Roots of Black British Theatre

Deep Are the Roots celebrates the pioneers of Black British theatre, beginning in 1825, when Ira Aldridge made history as the first Black actor to play Shakespeare’s Othello in the United Kingdom, and ending in 1975 with the success of Britain’s … Continue reading →

Thu 15 Jul 2021 at 12:53pm

Croydon Green Action, Planning and General Update

Friday 23 July – Sunday 1 August. Love Parks Week Wednesday 1 – Friday 3 September. Inspectorate Inquiry into Draft South London Waste Plan www.sutton.gov.uk/info/200464/planning_policy/1786/draft_south_london_waste_plan Provisional hearings programme is here https://drive.google.com/file/d/13RriIat93aA2rAk4_0JtSfzxX0OLLfqZ/view Planning ...

Sun 11 Jul 2021 at 1:08pm

Croydon Castigated For Low Healthy Streets Score

The London Healthy Streets Scorecard finds that Croydon is 23rd out the 33 London Boroughs for a low level of action on creating healthy streets. ‘It has taken some positive action ….. but still has a long way to go.’ … Continue reading →