The Croydon Advertiser is running a competition and CCC is one of the 56 groups and organisations who have been shortlisted to win a share of the £10,000 on offer.
The competition was launched in Friday 13 June’s Croydon Advertiser, where you can find a full listing of the shortlisted groups. This list will appear online at http://www.thisispromotions.co.uk/#/hoc-croydon-vote/4583490668 from Wednesday 18 June 2014. You can view the PDF here:
There are various awards, ranging from £2,500 through to £500, and the awards are sponsored by UK Power Networks, Croydon Partnership and the Croydon Park Hotel, in association with the Croydon Advertiser.
The Croydon Advertiser has provided shortlisted groups with money off coupons for the Croydon Advertiser (40p off the cover price of 80p), and we are happy to offer ours to anyone wishing to support this competition, and hopefully us in the process.
There are a whole host of worthy causes and, in the spirit of what we do, we will provide a link to the full list when it is published online this week. UPDATE: Click on the link above, and then on the cover to access the PDF.
Voting via text will be open on Friday 20 June and will cost 50p a text. We’ll advertise details of how to do this when these are released. In the meantime you can use the coupon in this week’s paper, and in the papers in the next two weeks, to cast your vote.
Voting closed at midnight on Sunday, 6 July, 2014
If you’d like to give us your vote, our code is 1011.
Voting for us would mean we can further our work. CCC aims to increase open public engagement for all with an interest in Croydon, independent of the Council and any political groups.
We’ve already established a more transparent and inclusive Constitution and held an AGM that anyone with an interest could attend. We’ve set in place a series of public meetings in borough-wide locations, from Coulsdon to Norbury, as well as a specific meeting on the subject of Rubbish - in response to demand.
We’ve supported the Croydon community by chairing a series of hustings, which were organised by residents in relation to the local council and MEP elections, and providing refreshments at these events.
A plan for further public meetings is in place, as well as considering plans for public meetings on key topics in relation to demand at our meetings – Rubbish, Libraries and Education in Croydon.
Will you give us your vote? We hope so.
Please don’t forget. We are 1011.
The committee live in different parts of the borough. We are happy to collect your voting coupon/s or to provide you with an address to send them to. Please email CroydonNeighbourhoods@gmail.com. We’d also welcome hearing from anyone who would be willing to act as a collection point for us.
The competition is steep, but it just goes to show how much is going on in Croydon.
Whatever the outcome of this competition it is a win for Croydon.