Croydon Healthwatch & Croydon CCG invite you to meet the NHS services changemakers – Croydon – 27 Feb, 6.30 to 8.30pm – BOOK YOUR PLACE!

Healthwatch logoAsk your questions directly to those making the changes to these NHS services in Croydon in 2018:

ANTICOAGULATION (BLOOD THINNING)
DERMATOLOGY (SKIN)
DIABETES
EAR, NOSE & THROAT
GYNAECOLOGY
MUSCULOSKELETAL

Hear more about the changes proposed and give your views in three rounds of small-table discussion. This is not only a great opportunity to learn more but a great way to get your views heard.

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Norbury Brook Alliance invite you to Norbury Brook Spring spruce up on 10 March 2018

Help clean up Norbury Brook in Thornton Heath Rec with Norbury Brook Alliance.

They look forward to seeing you. All welcome but under 16s should be accompanied by an adult.

Norbury Brook Alliance is on Twitter at@NBAllianZe

Community Meeting – Monday 5 March 2018 – All welcome

Please join us for our next public meeting in the hall to the rear of:

St. Michael and All Angels with St. James
Poplar Walk
Croydon
CR0 1UA

Enter via the gate to the left of the Church.

Please book a free place to attend.

St Michael front

Please join us for a general public meeting.

Agenda items:

Refuse, recycling and flytipping in Croydon – Answers to questions tabled at a previous meeting & any other matters to report.

The Croydon Local Plan (& the London Plan) – The final Inspector’s report was published in January and the new Croydon Local Plan is due to be adopted this month. What are the implications for Croydon? Read a summary of the main alterations and the final report here.

Cllr Paul Scott and Cllr Jason Perry have been invited to attend to speak at the meeting or to arrange a fellow councillor to attend on their behalf.

The closing date for the new draft London Plan is Friday 2 March, so make sure you have your say as this will affect Croydon. Details here.

Other items
If time allows, the rest of the meeting will be devoted to any subject offered for discussion or notice that people attending wish to raise.

Please leave details as a comment on this post, or email us. These will be given priority on the night.

Our meetings are open to all and are strictly apolitical.

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Doors open at 7pm, when tea and coffee will be available and you’ll have the chance to meet and chat with others attending. We’ll have local information on display for you to take away.

The meeting will start by 7.30pm, ideally earlier.

There will be brief introductions and notices.

Invited speakers will then speak and take questions.

If time allows, the meeting will then be open for you to share your views, offer a notice or propose a topic for discussion, with priority given to those suggested prior to the meeting.

The meeting will finish by 9pm. If possible, we endeavour to finish slightly earlier to allow people to chat after the meeting and for clearing away.

Booking:

Please book a free place on Eventbrite here: http://croydoncc.eventbrite.co.uk/

This helps us to cater for numbers and ensures that the meeting start is not delayed.

If you prefer you can email us at CroydonNeighbourhoods@gmail.com and we can book for you.

 

Download a copy of the flyer to share here: flyer Croydon – Mar 2018

Getting there:
There is no general parking available at this venue, but its central location with good transport links. We may be able to cater for blue badge holders, so please get in touch well ahead of the event if this applies to you.

The hall is to the rear of the Church, accessed through the gate in the fencing to the left of the main Church entrance.

You can also join our mailing list to get an invitation to our events and occasional updates via email by emailing CroydonNeighbourhoods@gmail.com with your name and Add me in the subject line.

#Croydon – Comment on the new draft London Plan by 2 March 2018

The new draft London Plan has been published and is available here.

How to comment

You can register online to comment.

Emails can be sent to:  londonplan@london.gov.uk. Ensure the Subject line says “Draft New London Plan”.

Or letters can be sent to:
Sadiq Khan (Mayor of London)
New London Plan
GLA City Hall
London Plan Team
Post Point 18
FREEPOST RTJC-XBZZ-GJKZ
LONDON
SE1 2AA

Comments must be received by 5pm on Friday 2 March 2018.

Some of the points raised at a recent meeting that you may wish to consider:

  • The removal of protection for back gardens (contrary to national policy)
  • The removal of the density matrix (which sets limits on housing density)
  • The removal of targets for family homes
  • Protection of green belt
  • The reduction in parking standards – new developments near transport hubs should have zero parking provision without exception
  • Increase in 10-year housing targets (Croydon’s target was 14,348. The target proposed is 29,490).

If you have comments to make on the list above or any other comments on issues or areas that think should be supported contained within the new draft London Plan,  please add a comment to the post or email CroydonNeighbourhoods@gmail.com to share it with other residents.

Read the Mayor’s press release here.

Black History Month in #Croydon – Planning meeting with focus on youth – 22 Feb 2018

Croydon BME Forum has started planning for Black History Month in Croydon for 2018.

The theme of this year’s Black History Month will focus on the BME youth.

If you are young, BME, and from the Croydon Community, Croydon BME Forum wants to hear from YOU!  Have input into the planning of this year’s theme and the launch event.

Attend the first meeting on Thursday, 22 February 2018 at the Croydon BME Forum from 5.30-6.30pm to input your views and ideas.

Contact Nadine for further information.

Croydon BME Forum,  56A Mitcham Road, Croydon, CR0 3RG

 PLEASE EMAIL Nadine@bmeforum.org to book a place

or call Nadine on the number below.

T: 020 8684 3719

W: cbmeforum.org

 

Keep up to date by following Croydon BME Forum on Twitter @CroydonBMEForum,  and Croydon BME forum on Facebook.

 

Help sow the seeds of #ourgreenmile – a community-led project creating a green corridor between West Croydon & Thornton Heath

You too can be a proud supporter and/or an active participant in Our Green Mile, a community-led project to create a green corridor along the London Road, linking West Croydon Station with Thornton Heath Pond.

The project is a joint initiative between Broad Green Residents’ Association (BGRA), West Croydon Energy Garden (WCEG)  and Thornton Heath Community Action Team (THCAT).

Anyone can get involved but the team is particularly interested in engaging local people to drive the project forward. Could you help by taking responsibility for watering a planter, for example, or helping to spread the word by displaying a leaflet?

Want to know more or to get involved?

Then, book a place for the launch event on March 4 on Eventbrite.

Get in touch by emailing ourgreenmile@gmail.com if you’d like more information, have a suggestion or have something to donate to the project.

Engage on social media

Facebook: ourgreenmile

Twitter: @ourgreenmile #ourgreenmile

Instagram: @ourgreenmile #ourgreenmile

Download a leaflet to display or share –  Our Green Mile A5 Flyer.

More details of the project in the notes of our latest meeting, which we will publish shortly.

Purley Mosque invites you to #VisitMyMosque – 18 Feb 2018

Purley Masjid is taking part in Visit My Mosque in Sunday, 18 February.

People of all faiths and none are welcome to attend.

Drop in and meet your Muslim friends and neighbours.

The approximate schedule
– 11.00am:  Meet & Greet by the Imams
– 11.15am:  PowerPoint Presentation on Islam
– 11.35am:  Q&A session
– 12.00noon:  Tour of Mosque
– 1.15pm:  Observation of early afternoon prayers (silent prayer)
– 4.15pm:  Observation of late afternoon prayers (silent prayer)
– 5.23pm:  Observation of sunset prayers (audible)
– 6.00pm:  End