Category Archives: CALAT

Council goes into covid-19 lockdown as it closes its offices

Council buildings across the borough were shut at close to no-notice yesterday, as Croydon went on a coronavirus lockdown. The council propaganda department made the announcement hours after Inside Croydon had revealed plans to close the borough’s 12 public libraries. … Continue reading

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Residents give backing to Brick by Brick’s Coulsdon schemes

CROYDON COMMENTARY: One Coulsdon residents’ association is supporting developments proposed by Brick by Brick, the council-owned house-builders. CHARLIE KING explains why East Coulsdon Residents’ Association will be supporting the four, linked Brick by Brick developments in Coulsdon because, unlike previous … Continue reading

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Ciao Italiano: learn a language with CALAT’s new term

The new term at Croydon’s ground-breaking and widely admired adult learning scheme, CALAT, begins in a few weeks, offering a broad range of classes and skills. There are plenty of language classes for beginners, but much harder to find one … Continue reading

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Learn what you can learn at CALAT New Addington open day

Adults looking for ways to boost their chances of getting a job by developing new skills are invited to an open day at the CALAT centre in New Addington, next Tuesday, July 11. Held between 9.30am and 3pm there will … Continue reading

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CALAT family learning day, Braithwaite Hall, Mar 10

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Open a world of opportunity by learning a language at CALAT

The new term at CALAT – Croydon Adult Learning and Training – starts at The Clocktower and at Strand House, Thornton Heath, from Monday, September 19, with some courses beginning the following week. Whether you are a complete beginner, a … Continue reading

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CALAT summer art exhibition, Croydon Clocktower, Jul 8-9

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Council CEO Elvery tries to gag debate on garden waste cuts

Nathan Elvery, Croydon’s Chief Executive, wanted to shut down all debate at the Town Hall tonight on the axing of the council’s free garden waste collections, despite receiving a petition with the signatures of more than 11,000 residents opposing the … Continue reading

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Tory MPs grandstand after voting through 40% council cuts

STEVEN DOWNES on the abject politicking of Croydon’s Tory MPs over the application of council cuts that they have supported at Westminster Even by Tory standards, the rank hypocrisy of Croydon’s Conservatives over Chancellor Gideon Osborne’s austerity cuts is staggering. … Continue reading

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Council closes CALAT’s Coulsdon centre as austerity bites

Croydon Council is to close the CALAT centre in Coulsdon, with job losses and hundreds of students affected, the latest evidence of Government austerity being applied across the borough with potentially profound and long-term damaging effects to the provision of … Continue reading

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Croydon’s suffering Labour pains at delivering promises

CROYDON COMMENTARY: Being “Ambitious” for something is one thing, says ARNO RABINOWITZ. Actually delivering on those election promises is proving a different matter Just for fun – but then I am a closet masochist – I looked through the Labour … Continue reading

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Council extends consultation deadline over Arena academy

After protests from locals that too little time had been offered to respond, Croydon Council has extended the consultation period on its controversial proposals (aka “determined plan”) to build a large secondary school at Croydon Arena in South Norwood. As … Continue reading

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Adult education chief Sloman in abrupt departure from CALAT

Rosemary Sloman, the head of adult learning and skills at the council, in charge of Croydon Adult Learning and Training, or CALAT, left her office for the final time last night, as the cuts now bite into the adult retraining … Continue reading

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Council to close New Addington library in September

Inside Croydon has received reports that staff at the Croydon Adult Learning And Training – CALAT – in New Addington have been told that the planned move of the local library into their building will take place in September. The … Continue reading

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