Croydon Soroptimists talk – Helping men escape domestic violence – 26 January 2017


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Soroptimist International (SI) is a worldwide service organisation for women and represents 350 Soroptimist clubs in 29 countries. SI has been granted Special Consultative Status by the Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC) of the United Nations. Consultative Status allows an organisation to actively engage with the UN, submitting oral and written statements, and sending representatives to UN events, conferences and meetings. SI is committed to a world where women and girls together achieve their individual and collective potential, realise aspirations and have an equal voice in creating strong, peaceful communities worldwide.

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Help Purley Food Hub in January 2017

PFH logoPurley Food Hub is a registered charity, keen to receive donations to support their work.

Purley Food Hub serves people in need in Croydon, not just the immediate Purley area.

Purley Food Hub appreciates the generous food donations received from community groups, churches and schools and individuals to support their work.

Purley Food Hub is particularly seeking the following items this month:

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 NB:  At this time they have ENOUGH soup, baked beans & pasta, thank you!

They also welcome financial donations to support their work. Financial donations are used to buy special items needed, including formula milk, nappies and sanitary items as well as pre-paid bus fares for clients to make the trip home with heavy bags of tinned food.

Download a copy to share or to use when shopping, here:  food-list-january-2017

Donations can be left at:

Cafe Blue, 945 Brighton Road, Purley CR8

Monday to Saturday, 9am to 5.30pm

Get Fired! (pottery shop), 914 Brighton Road, Purley CR8 2LN
Monday to Saturday, 10am to 6pm (to 9pm Thursday)

Purley United Reformed Church, 906 Brighton Road, Purley CR8 2LN
Monday to Saturday, 9am to 2pm

Christ Church, between 861-863 Brighton Road, Purley CR8 2BN
Monday to Friday, 9am-12noon (term time only)
For all information see
Find them on Twitter: @PurleyFoodHub
And PurleyFoodHub on Facebook.

Is 20 plenty for Croydon? The final consultation – Make sure your view is heard

The Council plan to consult on the introduction of 20 MPH speed limit on the majority of roads across the borough.

Zones in the north of Croydon were consulted first, but in a different way to the consultation exercise now proposed. Those in the original two zones in the north of the borough had an opportunity to vote yes or no to the proposal. The two zones now due to be consulted, which cover the south and parts of the centre of the borough, won’t have that opportunity.

The current Council consultation covers all other areas of Croydon and will launch on January 18, 2017. It will run for just a month, until the 15 February 2017. 

The Council intends to deliver a leaflet with the full details to each household and these details should also be on the Council’s website. This consultation differs from the previous engagement exercise in that it is not a simple yes or no vote. Only those objecting can submit a response and they will need to justify why they object.

This consultation differs from the previous engagement exercise in that it is not a simple yes or no vote. Only those objecting can submit a response and they will need to justify why they object.

This is an all or nothing approach so you will be expressing your view for the whole zone you live in. For example, Zone 4 covers Croham, Fieldway, Heathfield, New Addington, Sanderstead (part) and Selsdon and Ballards. Zone 5 covers Coulsdon East. Coulsdon West, Kenley, Purely, Sanderstead (part) and Waddon. Each Zone is consulted on separately, so if you have an objection you will need to submit it.

Local Conservative councillors have had a number of concerns raised with them. They have asked the Council to consider problem hot-spots and areas of specific need such as outside schools, medical facilities and elderly care homes.

The concerns regarding the plans raised with local councillors includes:

  • At low speed, pollution is greater
  • The police at the first scrutiny meeting on 20MPH zones said they would not enforce it.
  • If there is no (or minimal) enforcement, pedestrians have a false sense of security.
  • This does not cover the main roads where the higher number/ most serious accidents are.
  • Each Zone costs £300K to implement (£1.5M for the whole scheme) and only targeting specific hot spots is better value for money.
  • The roads in the zone, at all times, eg 2am, will be 20 MPH
  • The scheme will not prevent inconsiderate or bad drivers who are the cause of many accidents.
  • That current 20MPH zones outside schools will lose their significance and become more dangerous.

If you do not receive the information from the Council, please let your local councillor know. so they can ensure you have the opportunity to make your views known.


20The details of the previous engagement exercise for Croydon North can be found here.

We have also previously posted arguments for and against 20 mph.  See:

Is 20 plenty? Arguments for

Is 20 plenty? Arguments against


Feel free to add  comments.




Cats Protection offer free cat neutering for cat owners in New Addington and Fieldway – LIMITED OFFER so be quick!


Don’t miss out on the special deal for cat owners living in New Addington and Fieldway….

This is the last chance to get your cat transported and neutered for free so get in touch asap.

Cats can be neutered from 8 weeks old.


Contact Carly Bradbury on 07968 470 323 if you want to take up this offer or to find out more about what is involved.

Read about the scheme and why it is important to get cats neutered in the notes of our public meeting held with Carly Bradbury, which you can download in this post.

Find Croydon Cats Protection on Twitter on@catsprotection and this programme at @LondonNeutering

There is also a Facebook account at London Neutering.

Dog Awareness Morning in Croydon – 19 January 2017 from 8-10am

Croydon Council dog warden service and neighbourhood safety officers are holding a Dog Awareness Morning, with a range of information and services on offer.
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Did you know that as of 6th April 2016, all dogs must be microchipped by law? 
For more information, see

Croydon Policing Newsletter – Sanderstead – December 2016

This is the latest edition of the Sanderstead local policing team’s newsletter.

Produced by:
Sanderstead Safer Neighbourhood Team
Email –
Tel – 020 8721 2470
Twitter –  @MPSSouthCroydon



Sanderstead update December 2016

Croydon Policing Newsletter – Selsdon and Ballards – December 2016

Here’s the monthly SNT newsletter, covering Selsdon and Ballards.

Why not sign up to receive these monthly newsletters and other updates direct to your inbox?  Just email the SNT on the address below to be added to the circulation list.

Produced by:

Selsdon and Ballards Safer Neighbourhood Team
Email –

Tel – 020 8721 2464

Twitter: @MPSSouthCroydon using the hashtag #Selsdon


Download a copy here: Selsdon and Ballards December 2016 Monthly Update