Croydon Partnership’s revised plans for Whitgift development

Sean Creighton writes,

The Westfield/Hammerson Croydon Partnership (CP)  is dragging its feet in terms of finalising acceptable plans for the redevelopment of the Whitgift Centre.

They have submitted revised plans which are being considered at pre-application stage by the Council’s Planning Committee on Thursday 28 April.

They are holding a public exhibition in Centre  ground floor, next door to the W. H. Smith entrance on Thursday 12 May 2-8pm, Friday 13 May 11am-6pm, and Saturday & Sunday 14 & 15 May 11am-5pm.

 

Sean Creighton explores the issues of Westfield/Hammerson development in Croydon, in three parts…

Part 1, Part 2 and  Part 3.

 

And Sean hosts a post from Andrew Kennedy on the planning committee meeting discussing the revised proposals.

 

For further details see Croydon Partnership

 

History & Social Action News and Events

The Westfield/Hammerson Croydon Partnership (CP) the Whitgift Centre is dragging its feet in terms of finalising acceptable plans for the redevelopment of the Whitgift Centre.

They have submitted revised plans which are being considered at pre-application stage by the Council’s Planning Committee on Thursday 28 April. They are holding a public exhibition in Centre  ground floor, next door to the W. H. Smith entrance on Thursday 12 May 2-8pm, Friday 13 May 11am-6pm, and Saturday & Sunday 14 & 15 May 11am-5pm.

Planners Devastating Critique

Although couched as far as possible in ‘neutral’ language, the Planners report to the Committee is a devastating critique which highlights how little detailed work the Partnership has carried out since the confirmation of the CPO by the Secretary of State last September.

As it is now seeking a new planning permission and risks the plan being called in by the newly elected Mayor of…

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History Walk in Selhurst – The homes of Samuel Coleridge-Taylor – 25 June 2015

A free event this Thursday, run by Sean Creighton, as part of the Croydon Heritage Festival.

History & Social Action News and Events

SAMUEL COLERIDGE-TAYLOR’S

HOMES IN SELHURST:

A HISTORY WALK

Thursday 25 June. 6pm 

Meet Selhurst Station, Selhurst Rd, Croydon 

Walk around the Selhurst houses lived in by the Croydon based black composer Samuel Coleridge-Taylor (1875-1912).

Where relevant other aspects of local history of the area will be discussed.

Coleridge-Taylor was most famous for his work Song of Hiawatha.

2012 saw a year long Festival in Croydon to celebrate his life and works.

Walk leader: Sean Creighton, Co-ordinator of the Samuel Coleridge Taylor Network –

https://sites.google.com/site/samuelcoleridgetaylornetwork

Walk is Free. Copies of Jeffrey Green’s Centenary Celebration mini-book

(History & Social Action Publications) will be on sale.

Samuel Coleridge-Taylor Network event

in Croydon Heritage Festival (20-28 June)

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Notes of meeting – South Croydon – Feb 2015

St Augustines Sth Croydon

Thanks to everyone who attended our meeting in South Croydon and to the organisations and individuals who helped us advertise the event.

Notes of Meeting

The initial notices from the meeting can be found here.

The notes of meeting were agreed by the police officers and the reps from TfL, then circulated to those attending.

You can access them here: Notes of St Augustines 250215.

As with all our meetings, if you have any feedback on this meeting or our activities we’d welcome hearing from you.

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Next public meeting
Our next public meeting is in South Norwood in April.

Our meetings are generally without set agenda but we are inviting subjects for discussion to be put forward so please post a comment or email us if there is an agenda item you’d like to see.

We are inviting anyone to post questions they would like tabled on the evening on the post on our website.  Questions from those present on the evening will be given priority if time is limited.

Please find details here and book a free place via Eventbrite at http://croydoncc.eventbrite.co.uk/ 

Alternatively you can email us at CroydonNeighbourhoods@gmail.com or phone/text 07864 676 088.

Booking a place assists in speeding up registration on the night and helps us to cater for numbers.

We’d appreciate it if you would help spread the word about our meetings.

Find us on Twitter @CroydonNbrhoods
Find us on Facebook

Book a free place for our meetings on Eventbrite:  http://croydoncc.eventbrite.co.uk/

Notes of meeting – central Croydon – Jan 2015

Thanks to everyone who attended our meeting in  Croydon and to the organisations and individuals who helped us advertise the event.  St Michael front

St Michael’s proved to be an excellent venue with good transport links so we hope to use it for meetings in the future.

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Information on offer at registration.

 

Notes of Meeting

The notes of meeting were agreed by those attending,  before uploading

Chief Inspector McGarry has provided further brief clarification on a point regarding the impact on body-worn cameras on stop and search complaint figures,  which you can access here.

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Committee member, Mahbub Sadiq Bhatti, welcoming some of the regular attendees by the refreshments.

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The hall filling up, ready for the start of the meeting

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Chief Inspector McGarry taking questions from the audience.

As with all our meetings, if you have any feedback on this meeting or our activities we’d welcome hearing from you.

 

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Next public meeting
Our next public meeting is in South Croydon on Wednesday 25 February 2015.

Our meetings are generally without set agenda but we are inviting subjects for discussion to be put forward so please post a comment or email us if there is an agenda item you’d like to see.

Proposed plans for Fiveways

Given the concern regarding the proposals for Fiveways we invited Transport for London (TfL) and GLA member, Steve O’Connell, to attend. We are pleased to announce that TfL were quick to confirm that two spokespersons will attend to do a short presentation and take questions from the floor at our meeting.

We are inviting anyone to post questions they would like tabled on the evening on the post on our website.  Questions from those present on the evening will be given priority if time is limited.

 

Please find details here and book a free place via Eventbrite at http://croydoncc.eventbrite.co.uk/ 

Alternatively you can email us at CroydonNeighbourhoods@gmail.com or phone/text 07864 676 088.

Booking a place assists in speeding up registration on the night and helps us to cater for numbers.

We’d appreciate it if you would help spread the word about our meetings.

 

Find us on Twitter @CroydonNbrhoods
Find us on Facebook

Book a free place for our meetings on Eventbrite:  http://croydoncc.eventbrite.co.uk/

British Black History Civil Rights films at David Lean Cinema – March 15

Sean Creighton has organised two film shows in the afternoon of 4 and 18 March at David Lean Cinema.  These are in addition to the listings on the flyer already in circulation so please help spread the word.

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Download a poster here, to display and to pass on to others: Sean Creighton’s films at DL Mar 15

BOOKING for these special screening are via Eventbrite.

Prices: £7.50; £6 concessions (+ booking fee).


  • Wednesday 4 March, 2pm 

Divided by Race. United in War and Peace

Book at : https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/myevent?eid=15708620908

 

  • Wednesday 18 March. 2pm

Looking for Claudia Jones

Book at: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/myevent?eid=15708445383

 

See: https://seancreighton1947.wordpress.com/2015/02/10/campaigning-for-civil-rights-two-films-at-david-lean/

 

Sean Creighton’s update – 28 Jan 2015

Sean Creighton was unable to attend the CCC meeting on this occasion.  He provided handouts for those attending the meeting, with the following information:

Council Meetings

A number of important issues are being considered by Council Committees this week. These include:

  • Voter registration: see my blog item at http://historyandsocialaction.blogspot.co.uk/2015/01/is-croydon-doing-enough-to-ensure.html.
  • Public Space Protection Orders: A report to the changes in anti-social behaviour area orders is at the same Committee. The report states that (Para 4.1) that the Council is out to consultation on a new anti-social behaviour policy. I am emailing members of the Committee saying that this consultation is not listed on the Council’s Consultations website page and asking a number of questions about the start and end date of the consultation, why it does not appear to be on the consultations page of the Council website, whether it is the same as selective landlord licensing scheme consultation, and if not which residents and community organisations were notified of it and when, and whether a new consultation period can be launched.
  • Public Health Annual Report 2015. This will concentrate on looking at geographic health inequalities. While welcoming it I have submitted a paper to the relevant Committee expressing reservations about the scope. See my blog posting at http://historyandsocialaction.blogspot.co.uk/2015/01/will-croydons-proposed-annual-public.html

Council Planning Consultations

It appears that the Council is erratic in the way it publicises planning consultations. See my blog posting at https://seancreighton1947.wordpress.com/2015/01/24/the-mystery-of-croydons-planning-consultations

Croydon Assembly working parties

Whitgift Centre CPO Inquiry

Starts 3 February. For full details and the first batch of evidence submissions see http://persona.uk.com/Whitgift/index.htm. See new Facebook group Historic Croydon to work on protecting the Town Centre’s historic built environment – set up by Andrew Kennedy as a follow-up to his submission to the Inquiry. https://www.facebook.com/groups/419994868157200

Campaigning for Civil Rights Films

Three film shows are being sponsored by Agenda Services, Croydon Radical History Network and Croydon BME Forum

4 March. Divided by Race. United in War and Peace (WW11 servicemen)

18 March. Looking for Claudia Jones

30 March. Freedom Riders

Further details will go the web later this week, and can also be obtained from me.

Croydon Heritage Festival 20-28 June

Planning is well under way. If you want to get involved contact Catherine Shirley (Whitgift Foundation) at CatherineShirley@whitgiftfoundation.co.uk. Events under the umbrella of Agenda Services and Croydon Radical History Network include:

  • play about Olaudah Equiano and talks about him and other black abolitionists
  • talks on Croydon and slavery and Croydon’s Black presence; introduction to history of labour movement in late Victorian/Edwardian period; black soldiers and sailors in the French wars.
  • Samuel Coleridge-Taylor Walk in Selhurst

Croydon Up-dates

also at https://seancreighton1947.wordpress.com/2015/01/24/croydon-up-date-at-24-january

Sean Creighton

Agenda Services (Heritage & Cultural Projects)
Convenor Croydon Radical History Network
Convenor Samuel Coleridge-Taylor Network
26 January 2015

sean.creighton1947@btinternet.com

Download a copy here: Sean Creighton’s update 28 Jan 2015

Find Sean’s website here: https://seancreighton1947.wordpress.com/

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