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About seancreighton1947

I have lived in Norbury since July 2011. I blog on Croydon, Norbury and history events,news and issues. I have been active on local economy, housing and environment issues with Croydon TUC and Croydon Assembly. I have submitted views to Council Committees and gave evidence against the Whitgift Centre CPO and to the Local Plan Inquiry. I am a member of Norbury Village Residents Association and Chair of Norbury Community Land Trust, and represent both on the Love Norbury community organisations partnership Committee. I used to write for the former web/print Croydon Citizen. I co-ordinate the Samuel Coleridge-Taylor and Croydon Radical History Networks and edit the North East Popular Politics history database. I give history talks and lead history walks. I retired in 2012 having worked in the community/voluntary sector and on heritage projects. My history interests include labour, radical and suffrage movements, mutuality, Black British, slavery & abolition, Edwardian roller skating and the social and political use of music and song. I have a particular interest in the histories of Battersea and Wandsworth, Croydon and Lambeth. I have a publishing imprint History & Social Action Publications.

St Philip’s BBQ 14 August

We are now taking payment at the gate but will need peopleto still let us know they are coming for catering purposes.

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Norbury Update 9 August

50 Bishops Park Rd Development — Norbury Park SNP Appeal For Help — Friends of Norbury Park Concerns — Planning Applications, Approvals and Refusals — Magic Mondays Block Of Flats Development Proposal Angers Bishops Park Rd Neighbours An application proposes … Continue reading

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Norbury Update 1 August

Cassandra Lunch Club Closed Till 8 September Jennifer McDermott of the Cassandra Centre has with regret had to close the lunch club  for August. It will re-open on 8 September. A trip to Southend is taking place on 11 August. … Continue reading

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Building A Stronger Community in Norbury 

A Discussion Note The purpose of this note is to raise issues and questions for discussion about the way forward for community activity given the challenges facing residents and community organisations in the area. The Challenges In Norbury Among the … Continue reading

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Given The Number Of Conditions Should 66 Pollards Hill North Have Been Approved?

In  approving the planning application to demolish 66 Pollards Hill North and allow the building of 9 two storey houses with rooms in roof space facing onto Pollards Hill North and Beech Road, with associated landscaping, refuse and recycling storage … Continue reading

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World Food Fair Organisers Patronise Norbury

In response to an enquiry about the World Food Festival on 3 and 4 September in Norbury Park, the Park Friends Chair Jenni Rodgers  has received the following from Damien, the event manager   Hello Jenni, I hope all is well. … Continue reading

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Norbury Update 24 July

This week has two  important events  in Norbury The Cassandra lunch club Windrush Generation theme on Thursday. The Cassandra table top sale on Sunday 31 July See previous postings. Then on Sunday 8 August there is the fundraising Festival for … Continue reading

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Norbury Watch Update 21 July

Cassandra Centre Summer Activities Cassandra Centre is planning a busy summer period with activities for children and young people and the continuation of the Lunch Club at Harlow Hall on Thursdays (noon-3pm), with a special theme of celebrating the Windrush … Continue reading

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Cassandra Centre Table-top Sale 31 July

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Cassandra Lunch Club Celebrates Windrush Generation 28 July

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