DEMOC, the campaign for a directly elected mayor of Croydon, is currently underway, with a further public launch meeting for Kenley in a Purley venue on 27 February 2020. Details here.
This follows launch meetings in Purley, Sanderstead and Old Coulsdon, with mention of a meeting in Shirley still in the planning stage.
The campaign is not proposing to debate the merits for or against a directly elected mayor, and will leave that to others should the requisite number of signatures be obtained to force a referendum.
BUT that seems rather late to have the debate, particularly if people are being asked to support a referendum on this issue without knowing the arguments for and against, and given the cost of holding a referendum.
Don’t residents need to understand the implications to make an informed decision?
Friends of Grangewood Park are asking people to please sign the petition to support a call for Croydon council to scrap their plans to dispose of 195 sq m of land around Heath Lodge located in Grangewood Park.
Written objections and views are also sought.
Friends of Grangewood Park’s image used in the petition
A team from the BBC News Channel is coming to Croydon, this Thursday 5 December, and will be broadcasting from Croydon all day as part of their trip across the country to different locations in the run-up to the general election.
They want to interview members of the public in Croydon on what are the big issues to them.