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Fairfield Halls
14/11/2016 19:24:00......Posted by Helen Pollard

A paper about the redevelopment of Fairfield Halls was presented at the Cabinet Meeting today.  I asked how many operators had bid to run the venue when it opens, but did not receive an answer.  I also asked for reassurance that there would be community events at Fairfield when it opens e.g. school prize days, dance school shows and remembrance service.  Other than a vague intention that this would happen, there was no reassurance.  The new operator will not be required to have these events in Croydon's 'town hall'.

 
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Annual Council Meeting
22/05/2017 19:13:00.......Posted by Helen Pollard

Attended the Annual Council meeting in the Town Hall where the new Mayor was appointed.

 


 

Extra Surgery in Haethfield Gardens
22/05/2017 19:00:00.......Posted by Helen Pollard

Held an extra councillor surgery today from 5-6pm on the Heathfield Gardens estate.  The purpose was to meet residents to discuss their views on the proposal to build two blocks of flats on the estate.  Garages and green space will be lost. 

I was not surprised to hear that residents strongly oppose the development and I will represent their views at the Planning Committee meeting on 24th May. 

 


 

Taberner House development
18/05/2017 18:41:00.......Posted by Helen Pollard

Went to the Planning Committee meeting in the Town Hall to speak on behalf of residents against the development planned for the Taberner House site.  The application was given the go-ahead but at least the plans for Queens Gardens will be brought before separate planning meeting.

There was also a presentation about the proposed development in Surrey Street on the site of Matthews Yard.  The developer was given guidance about how to improve the plans before putting in an application.

 


 

John Ruskin College
16/05/2017 18:39:00.......Posted by Helen Pollard

Attended a meeting of the governing body of John Ruskin College.  Good to hear their plans for offering apprenticeships

 


 

Queens Gardens development
09/05/2017 20:10:00.......Posted by Helen Pollard

The planning application for the Queens Gardens development will be considered by the Planning Committee on 18th May.  There will also be a presentation about the demolition of the building where Matthews Yard is currently located. 

 


 

Fairfield Halls
09/05/2017 20:09:00.......Posted by Helen Pollard

Met with a senior council officer to follow up on discussions from the Scrutiny meeting about Fairfield Halls. 

 


 

Croydon Cycle Race
04/05/2017 19:37:00.......Posted by Helen Pollard

Attended a briefing from council officers to hear about the Tour Series cycling event that will be held in Croydon on 18th May. 

 


 

Chatsworth Residents' Association
03/05/2017 19:34:00.......Posted by Helen Pollard

Attended a meeting of Chatsworth Road Residents' Assocation.  The agenda included a number of issues including the Big Lunch street party in the area and the number of HMOs.  As the Chatsworth Road and neighbouring roads are a conservation area we discussed options for signage to show this.  This is something that can be funded from the councillor budget.

 


 

Art in Croydon
02/05/2017 21:36:00.......Posted by Helen Pollard

Went to an arts event at TMRW where around 50 people came to discuss the future of arts in Croydon. It was good to be part of the discussion and to hear the views on how the arts can be encourged.  Disappointed that Cllr Godfrey, Cabinet Member for Culture Leisure and Sport, was not able to make this event as it was very helpful to hear from so many people who are involved in the arts. 

 


 

Scrutiny - Fairfield Halls
26/04/2017 11:28:00.......Posted by Helen Pollard

Attended the Scrutiny Meeting that reviewed the decision about the appointment of the operator for Fairfield Halls.  At the end of the meeting, the Committee agreed that no further action was required regarding the decision to appoint BHLive as the operator for Fairfield Halls.  This was supported by all councillors and was the right approach at this stage.  Nevertheless, a number of concerns remain about the management of Fairfield Halls going forward:

-          More clarity is needed about how much school and community use there will be at the venue, and on what terms.  At the moment there is no clarity about whether the events that happened before Fairfield Hall closed will be able to continue.  We need to be sure they won’t be priced out of Fairfield Halls. 

-          What will happen if the operator fails to deliver on the contract?  £30m has been invested in refurbishing this venue and we need to be confident the money has been well spent and will deliver the cultural programme that Croydon needs.

Here is a link to detailed notes that I took at the meeting

 

 


 

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 Older Blog Posts
21/04/2017
Fairfield Halls 'Call in'
20/04/2017
Addiscombe Grove
19/04/2017
Meeting residents
14/04/2017
Street Orchestra in BoxPark
13/04/2017
Meeting about Croham Road shops
12/04/2017
Parks Meeting
11/04/2017
Meeting residents in Fairfield
09/04/2017
Easter Egg Hunt
05/04/2017
East Croydon issues
04/04/2017
Surgery
04/04/2017
Verges
03/04/2017
Wellesley Road Closed 8-18 April
01/04/2017
Surrey Street
30/03/2017
North End
30/03/2017
Queens Gardens
30/03/2017
SCCA
25/03/2017
Lost views
24/03/2017
Ashburton Library
24/03/2017
Planning Meeting
19/03/2017
A Mystery….
16/03/2017
Arts Question Time
13/03/2017
Addiscombe Grove
13/03/2017
Cabinet Agenda
09/03/2017
Old Town
04/03/2017
Spring Cleaning
28/02/2017
John Ruskin College
27/02/2017
Council Meeting
25/02/2017
Fairfield and College Green
25/02/2017
Surrey Street consultation meeting
18/02/2017
Heathfield Gardens
 
 
 
 
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