How should Croydon’s progressives vote in the general election?

Posted on April 21st, by Sean Creighton in Politics & Society. 1 Comment

Sean Creighton offers some advice to those who want a different kind of governing coalition

Recently in the Citizen, Robert Ward explained why he’s going to vote Conservative. How about the decision-making process for those looking in a different direction?

I believe it’s going to be difficult for progressive people in Croydon to decide how to vote in the general election. For Labour supporters – how … Read More »

Are we being misled over Croydon‘s school places shortfall?

Posted on August 5th, by Sean Creighton in Politics & Society. 1 Comment

Sean Creighton listens to assertions without evidence as Croydon seeks to accommodate a rising school population

What sort of school site do you think children and young people deserve? One with room for play, games and sport, like Norbury Manor Primary, or a roof playground on a building overlooking the main road through the town centre as is proposed for an academy school in Segas House?

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How suitable is Segas House for a new central Croydon primary school?

Posted on July 31st, by Sean Creighton in Politics & Society. 3 comments

Sean Creighton listens with concern to the debate about a new primary school for Park Lane

Discussion of the suitability of Segas House on Park Lane in central Croydon – directly opposite the Fairfield Halls – as a location for a primary school has highlighted the problem of the support all schools give to sports activities for their pupils.

Both issues were discussed at Croydon Council’s … Read More »

Should more community hubs be developed in Croydon?

Posted on July 16th, by Sean Creighton in Politics & Society. 5 comments

Continuing his theme of supporting communities, Sean Creighton considers what community hubs can offer Croydon

Matthew’s Yard, the café, bar, work space, events centre and entertainment venue just off Surrey Street market in Croydon town centre, has been developing as a hub – a centre for activities, networks and flexible workspace. Octopus Community Hubs provides the following helpful definition of what a community hub is intended to be: … Read More »

Croydon’s SEGAS House: a listed building under threat

Posted on May 5th, by Sean Creighton in Politics & Society. 6 comments

Sean Creighton considers the options for a notable town centre building’s future – and finds them all lacking

As Croydon prepares for the Westfield/Hammerson development, the impact such a huge retail development will have is becoming a hot topic. Westfield has sold three of its regional shopping centres to build up its funds for Croydon. There’s no doubt that what’s coming our way is very … Read More »