CCC Public Meeting – Addiscombe – Tues 16 September 2014

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Please join us for our public meeting at St Mary Magdalene, Canning Road. We are using the hall to the rear of the church, on the right.
St Mary Magdalene Church Addiscombe

Anyone with an interest in Croydon is welcome to attend any of our public meetings.

As is the case with all our general public meetings, this meeting has no set agenda. The topics discussed will be led by those attending. Come along with information, notices or updates you’d like to share, topics you’d like discussed, or just come along to listen and have the opportunity to contribute to the discussion.

Please book a free place on Eventbrite here: http://croydoncc.eventbrite.co.uk/
This helps us to cater for numbers.

Doors open at 7pm, when tea and coffee will be available and you’ll have the chance to meet others attending.

The meeting will start at 7.30pm and we aim to finish around 8.45pm to allow us to vacate by 9pm.

Those who have not pre-booked will be asked to register on the door and those who have pre-booking will be given preference if numbers exceed capacity.

If you are able to display or distribute fliers to advertise the meeting you can download them here: CCC A5 flier Meeting Jul to AGM 14 or email us if you would like hard copies.

Meetings July to Nov 14

Join our mailing list to get an invitation to our events and occasional updates via email by emailing CroydonNeighbourhoods@gmail.com.

Please support us with Heart of the Community votes – #1011

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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:

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Sponsors of HotCommunity

 

 

 

 

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.

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Notes of meeting – Purley – July 2014

Thanks to everyone who attended our meeting in Purley and to the businesses, organisations and individuals who helped us advertise the event.

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Here are the notes of the meeting held: Notes of Purley 8Jul14 v2

Events this weekend
Since our meeting CCC had been made aware of two further events this weekend, which we’ve promoted via social media.

Thornton Heath Arts Week launches this Saturday, 19 July.

South Norwood Arts Festival  concludes this Sunday.

There is also the South End Food Festival this Sunday, as mentioned in our meeting.

There are, however, questions now being asked about the West Croydon Carnival of Cultures mentioned at our meeting. These include lack of advertising, a good deal of conflicting information, lack of engagement of local businesses and local people, and lack of clarity regarding who is behind the event. Why there are such inconsistencies is unclear at this point.
 If anyone knows any more please let us know.

Next public meeting

Our next event is in September in Addiscombe. As with all our events everyone is very welcome to attend. Booking via Eventbrite is appreciated to help us cater for numbers.

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If you have any feedback on this meeting or our activities we’d welcome hearing from you. 

Croydon Lions seek help for Addiscombe Carnival 2015

Croydon Lions are keen to advertise their activities, gain help and to enlist new
members.

Croydon Lions have a book stall every second Saturday of the month in North end, by Barclays.

Flyer to AGM 14

The Croydon Lions hold meetings in a room at Sainsbury’s, West Croydon (formally Ship of Fools Pub) every second Tuesday of the month, 7.30 for 8pm start. All welcome.

Croydon Lions are particularly keen to enlist volunteers for the Addiscombe
Carnival, which they have run for the past 5 years after an approach to do so by
Croydon Council. Plans are already being formulated for May 2015. See
www.croydonlions.org.uk for details and see the poster below.

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Stop the South London Incinerator Campaign

dirty water dirty airThe building of an incinerator on the borders of Croydon has been given the go ahead by the neighbouring borough of Sutton. The issue has been raised at our meetings by those attending, and also at hustings prior to the local elections.

The decision is now subject to a judicial review as a result of Shasha Khan challenging the decision. He is currently seeking support to fund his legal costs.

To keep up to date see http://www.stoptheincinerator.co.uk and if you want to find out how to support the judicial review you can get details here: Donate to the cause

Follow:on Twitter at @StoptheBurnCR and on Facebook at Stop the South London Incinerator.

stop the incinerator demo may 2012

 

 

Notes of meeting – Norbury – June 2014

Thanks to everyone who attended our meeting in Norbury and to the Residents’ Associations and individuals who helped us advertise the event.

Here are the notes of the meeting held: Notes of Norbury 11 June 14

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GreenGo Waste advise on disposing of waste responsibly

James and Malcolm Boyle, of GreenGo Waste write,

Too many Croydon residents and businesses do not understand the importance of ethical recycling.

It’s not just an issue in Croydon and the problem is not solely exacerbated by residents and businesses but a lack of recycling education and some selfishness/greed has cause our environment to be used as a dumping ground. From mattresses and fridges to builders waste or even food waste, our streets, parks and open spaces are being exploited.

Some businesses/residents may employ someone to clear their waste, but without the correct checks being made as to whom they’re employing, their waste could potentially end up anywhere.

And here is their advice:

  • Whenever organising waste to be collected, never employ canvassers or speculative waste clearance. All licensed waste clearance companies must be booked.
  • Check websites for credentials and ask to see the waste carriers license.
  • If a waste clearance quote seems too good to be true, it probably is. Correct recycling is not cheap and ethical, responsible waste clearance companies will be happy to explain the breakdown of a quote.
  • A quality waste clearance company will complete a waste transfer note, which the customer must sign as well as the waste agent. This is almost a contract between the two parties to encourage the correct recycling method.
  • Fly tipping is illegal and heavy fines and criminal records could be the punishment if your waste is handled by illegal traders.

Don’t trust a rogue with your waste. Be responsible and hire a bonafide licensed agent . Don’t let a rogue treat our environment with utter contempt by fly tipping your waste. We are all responsible for treating our communities with pride and respect.

These photos, supplied by the GreenGo Waste team in Croydon, were taken in areas along the Purley Way, and illustrate what happens to waste removed by illegal traders.

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You CAN visit Factory Lane on foot to recycle

This issue has been raised at several of our meetings so we asked for clarification from the council.

We learnt that pedestrians are permitted to enter the plant to recycle items at Factory Lane.

The pedestrian access to Factory Lane is via the side gate, and the route to the Reuse & Recycling Centre is via a zebra crossing to the corner of the main building, and then across to the site office.

Staff should be on hand to direct anyone using this pedestrian access, if required.

Pedestrian access Factory Lane HRRCAre you still having problems gaining access on foot?

 

CCC Public Meeting – Purley – Tues 8 July 2014

Please join us for our public meeting at Christ Church, Purley.

Christ Church Purley

Anyone with an interest in Croydon is welcome to attend any of our public meetings.

As is the case with all our general public meetings, this meeting has no set agenda. The topics discussed will be led by those attending. Come along with information, notices or updates you’d like to share, topics you’d like discussed, or just come along to listen and have the opportunity to contribute to the discussion.

The meeting will take place in a room to the rear of the Church.  There is ample on site parking.

Please book a free place on Eventbrite here: http://croydoncc.eventbrite.co.uk/
This helps us to cater for numbers.

Doors open at 7pm, when tea and coffee will be available and you’ll have the chance to meet others attending.

The meeting will start at 7.30pm and we aim to finish around 8.45pm to allow us to vacate by 9pm.

Those who have not pre-booked will be asked to register on the door and those who have pre-booking will be given preference if numbers exceed capacity.

If you are able to display or distribute fliers to advertise the meeting you can download them here: CCC A5 flier Meeting Jul to AGM 14 or email us if you would like hard copies.
Meetings July to Nov 14

Join our mailing list to get an invitation to our events and occasional updates via email by emailing CroydonNeighbourhoods@gmail.com.

 

 

David Lean Cinema update, highlighting Under The Skin screening

Adrian Winchester, Chair of Save the David Lean Cinema Campaign , reports that Under The Skin, due to be screened this Thursday, 12 June, is probably the most acclaimed fantasy film to ever be screened at the David Lean Cinema, and it’s British!

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Under the Skin was directed by Jonathan Glazer and stars Scarlett Johansson and it has had rave reviews.

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“Pure cinema.
You’re just hypnotised by the whole journey.”
Alfonso Cuaron (Director of ‘Gravity’)

“Sublime.
A genuine revelation and one of the most original movies in years. ‘Under The Skin’ finds Glazer graduating to the level of mastery. We may finally have an heir to Kubrick”
LA Weekly

“A tour de force of sensual and sensory filmmaking.”
Variety

“A film of beauty and shocking gravity.”
Rolling Stone

“A brilliant meditation on what it means to be human.”
The Economist

“Amid its scorching, fractured images, there is one certainty. This is, very simply and straightforwardly, a masterpiece.”
The Telegraph

Under the skin

The film will be screened at the David Lean Cinema, back in its old home in the Croydon Clocktower, this Thursday 12 June at 2.30pm and again at 7.30pm.

Adrian adds:

“The evening screening in particular is special, not only because of the phenomenal acclaim that the film has received, but because of the participation of the inspirational Croydon resident Adam Pearson, who many will have read about via this Inside Croydon article: http://insidecroydon.com/2014/06/05/pearson-gets-under-the-skin-with-qa-at-david-lean-cinema/.  Adam has kindly agreed to participate in a Q&A session after the 7.30pm screening”

 

Hear Adrian’s update at our next public meeting

Adrian has also booked to attend our public meeting in Norbury this Wednesday and plans to give an update on the Save the David Lean Cinema Campaign, just as he did at our meeting in Shirley.

We look forward to welcoming Adrian and anyone else who has a notice of public interest or an issue to raise for discussion.

Info about the David Lean Cinema:

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/LeanCampaign
Twitter: @SaveDavidLean

June programme and booking details:

Tickets for all June films are now on sale. This month has something of interest for everyone, including a superb French film; an extraordinary fantasy film; an Academy Award winning music documentary presented for Purley Festival; and a charming Indian film.

To book,

You can do so online, see: http://www.davidleancroydon.ticketsource.co.uk/

Alternatively, Croydon Visitor Centre, near East Croydon station, provides a box office service. It’s open from 8am to 6.30pm weekdays and from 9am to 5pm Saturdays. There are no extra charges for cash sales and tickets bought there benefit the Campaign, which doesn’t pay the commission that applies to online and telephone sales. You can also top up your Oyster credit, book travel tickets and pick up information about local and London attractions while you are there.

NEXT SCREENING

Thursday 12 June at 2.30pm and 7.30pm
UNDER THE SKIN (15) 2013 UK 108 mins
Director: Jonathan Glazer ● Starring: Scarlett Johansson
Q&A with Croydon-based cast member Adam Pearson following 7.30pm screening.
Official site & trailer: http://undertheskinmovie.com/