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Sun 23 Jan 2022 at 9:35am

History Update 23 January

Legacies Of British Slave Ownership Centre Under Threat Reduced funding has depleted the capacity of the Centre for the Study of British Slave Ownership. Its work has revolutionised our understanding of British slave ownership and its legacies. Yet despite the … Continue reading →

Sat 22 Jan 2022 at 7:59am

59-63 Higher Drive, Purley & Croydon Planners Conflicts Of Interest

The issue of Croydon Council planning staff conflicts of interest was raised at the Planners online meeting with Residents Associations on Wednesday evening. Regeneration Director Heather Cheesbrough introduced her staff  taking part including Jan Slominski, newly appointed as Head of … Continue reading →
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Sat 22 Jan 2022 at 7:59am

Croydon Update 22 January

Congratulations To South West London Law Centres for its Money Advice Team being  awarded Debt Team of the Year in Debt Free London’s inaugural money advice awards and its Immigration & Asylum team receives a further Legal Aid Excellence rating. Please consider … Continue reading →

Tue 18 Jan 2022 at 4:53pm

Is Andrew Pelling Preparing To Stand As Mayor?

Fresh from his support of the march against knife crime through Croydon last Friday, and the weekend demonstration in London against the Policing & Crime Bill, Andrew Pelling, the Labour Councillor who supported Jeremy Corbyn as leader, is still waiting … Continue reading →

Mon 17 Jan 2022 at 10:26am

Croydon Update 17 January

Tuesday 18 January. 6.30pm. Scrutiny Children & Young People Sub-Committee – Online Early Help, Children Social Care & Education Performance Dashboards;  Children, Young People & Education Budget Scrutiny Challenge; Education Estates Strategy; Croydon Safeguarding Children Board – Annual Report 2020-21 … Continue reading →

Thu 13 Jan 2022 at 9:17am

Croydon Climate Action Draft Councillors Pledge

Croydon Climate Action has drafted a set of proposals which it will ask the Councillor candidates to agree to. If you have any comments for amendments please let them know by Friday next week (21 January) to croydonclimateaction@gmail.com The draft … Continue reading →

Thu 13 Jan 2022 at 9:17am

Croydon Climate Action’s Draft Mayoral Pledge

Croydon Climate Action has drafted a set of proposals which it will ask the Mayoral candidates to agree to. If you have any comments for amendments please let them know by Friday next week (21 January) to croydonclimateaction@gmail.com MAYORAL PLEDGE … Continue reading →

Tue 11 Jan 2022 at 6:08pm

18thC Studies, the Colston Verdict And Other History Matters

BSECS Annual Conference Last week I took part in some of the sessions of the on-line Annual Conference of the British Society for 18thC Studies, including asking questions of the speakers. For those readers who are not members or did … Continue reading →

Tue 11 Jan 2022 at 12:20pm

Croydon Update 11 January

This posting is a change in the approach, more discursive about issues and events linking Croydon and wider issues and with internet links at the end. For those of us who are feeling increasingly demoralised at what is happening and … Continue reading →