Notices of meeting – Addington – 4 July 2016


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Local information on display with copies to take away


The notices given on the night, are as follows:

NHS Croydon CCG’s Patient and Public Involvement Forum
The next open forum for patients and the public is on Wednesday 6 July 2016 from 6-8.30pm, focussing on Together in Health. Details and booking here.


Remembering 1916 Exhibition at Whitgift School
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London Cat Killer
Please help to spread the word about the cat killer, a person killing cats and other small animals. The latest details and a downloadable flyer produced by SNARL can be found here, and copies were made available at the meeting.

Local Policing
The latest local policing newsletters for each ward in Croydon are posted on CCC’s website.

Copies of the latest newsletter for Fieldway and New Addington were made available on the night. All were encouraged to sign up to receive these newsletters and occasional important updates by emailing their local policing team.

The other way to engage with the police is to follow the Twitter accounts. The general account for the borough is @MPSCroydon and @MPSSouthCroydon covers the a cluster of wards in the south. PC Lucy Butler has also set up a facebook account for the local Fieldway and New Addington local policing teams. Find it at:

PC Ricky Phillips provided the following update of key policing issues for the area via email:

* Thefts from vehicles – Unfortunately this is often due to people leaving their vehicles unlocked. Please keep vehicles locked and do not leave anything valuable inside.

* Theft of number plates from vehicles – Make sure your registration/number plate is secure, if possible fit anti-theft screws. You can pick these up from Fieldway Officers at Ward Surgeries or purchase online or retail outlets such as Halfords.

* Anti-Social Behaviour issues regarding motorcycles/mopeds – Stolen mopeds often end up being set on fire in the woods. The police are looking for information regarding this matter to try and identify persons involved. Contact Fieldway or New Addington Teams if you have information or report details anonymously via Crimestoppers.

New Addington Library
As well as making the latest Croydon Libraries leaflet available, the regular activities in New Addington Library were highlighted..

Baby Rhymetime on Tuesdays from 1.30 to 2pm

Rock and Rhyme on Saturdays, from 11 to 11.30am

Homework Help Club, for 9 to 16 year olds, on Tuesdays and Thursdays, from X to 5.45pm, Saturdays from 2-4.45pm and half terms from 2-5pm.

Knit and Stitch on Mondays from 2-4pm

Ad Lib Club, a group for over 60s, held on the first Friday of the month with invited speakers, tea and biscuits. The event this month featured a presentation on Cane Hill, which was fascinating and well attended.

St Mary’s, Addington
A wide range of activities and events take place at St Mary’s, which are open to everyone. These include: Mothers’ Union, Girlguiding, Toddler Group, Youth Club and Women’s Guild.
There is a lunch club every second Friday of the month.

St Mary’s Summer project, called Messy Church, will run on Wednesdays during the school holidays from 27 July until 24 August from 10am to 1pm.

St Mary’s also offer a session to support people on Tuesdays from 1.30 to 3pm. Pop in for refreshments, information or help solving a problem.  The service is free, independent and  completely confidential.



Next meeting

The next meeting will be after the summer break.

At our open meetings, anyone can raise a topic for discussion, promote a local event or group, give a notice, discuss an issue or ask a question of others. All we ask is that people respect that CCC and our meetings are apolitical.

We’ll advertise details when they are confirmed and hope you will be able to attend.


CCC Public Meeting – Mon 4 July 2016


Please join us for our public meeting being held at:

St Mary’s Church Hall
Addington Village Road

Our meetings are open to anyone and are strictly apolitical.

Please book a free place to attend.

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Cats Protection
Carly Bradbury from Cats Protection will be joining us to explain the benefits of neutering cats and an exciting community project that will take place in New Addington this shortly.

General discussions
The meeting will then open up for notices and discussion of any other subjects offered by those attending.

There will also be local information on display and copies to take away.


Feel free to leave a comment, list a notice you want to present or a topic for discussion as a comment on this post, or email us with details.

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 others attending.

The meeting will start from 7.20pm.

The meeting will be open for you to share your views, offer a notice or propose a topic for discussion.

We will aim to finish around 8.45pm to allow those attending to speak informally, to clear up, and for us to vacate the venue by 9pm. 


Please book a free place on Eventbrite here:

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

If you prefer you can email us at and we can book for you, or call us.

Getting there:

There is some free on street parking.  There is also a small parking area behind the hall.

The hall is on tram and bus routes.

Download flyers here: Addington 4 July poster

You can also join our mailing list to get an invitation to our events and occasional updates by emailing

Croydon CCG and Croydon NHS Trust both placed in special measures – the CCG’s Clinical Chair responds

For details, see the Croydon Guardian article,

Croydon’s entire health service has been placed under new special measures designed to “restore financial discipline” to troubled parts of the NHS.

The borough’s NHS trust and clinical commissioning group (CCG) are among 14 providers forecasting “significant deficits” for 2016/17 that have been chosen by NHS England and regulator NHS Improvement to fall under the new regime.


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Clinical Chair, Dr Anthony Brzezicki, writes,

Today, NHS Improvement and NHS England have announced a range of new measures to help address the financial challenges faced by a number of NHS organisations across the country. As part of this, Croydon CCG and Croydon Health Services NHS Trust have both been identified as requiring additional support to close our long-standing financial deficits.

For us, this follows NHS England’s 2015/16 Annual Assurance Framework where all CCGs have been given an annual rating.  Croydon CCG have received a headline rating for 2015/16 of requires improvement alongside 90 other CCGs across the country.*

As a result of our financial performance in the first quarter of this financial year, we have been put in financial special measures.  This means that NHS England will be providing us with extra support to work closely with our senior team to help further develop our financial recovery plan and take steps to help us to reduce our deficit.

As you know, Croydon CCG inherited a hugely challenging deficit which we have been working to address since our establishment.  We have also been historically funded to a lower level that we should have been to meet the health needs of our population. This means that money for healthcare in the borough has been particularly tight up until this financial year, as it is now close to the expected level.

We have clinically led savings of £72 million over the last five years and consistently met our financial targets whilst improving quality and performance each year.

We know even more needs to be done and we welcome NHS England’s continued support.   We have had independent assurance of our financial plans every year and we are under no illusions that this year will be our hardest yet.

Our focus is on transforming services to make them more efficient, effective and sustainable.  This includes:

  • Together with Croydon Council we are making great strides in our Outcomes Based Commissioning (OBC) programme of work, transforming the way services for patients over 65 years old will be provided in Croydon by putting the things that matter most to them and their families at the heart of service provision.
  • We are commissioning a new network of urgent care services, to improve the outcomes, safety and experience of local people, helping them to get the right treatment by the right person in the right place when it launches in April 2017.
  • We have made real improvements in cancer, mental health and A&E, urgent care and community services, improving the health of our population.

We are very grateful to our staff and GP membership for their hard work, support and commitment to finding new ways to make savings and efficiencies.  We need to focus our resources where we can have the biggest impact on people’s health and well-being whilst continuing to improve the quality of local services.

We will continue to address our financial challenges with our providers, Croydon Council and NHS England to make sure we do everything we can to bring our expenditure within our allocations.

We will keep you updated on our progress and very much value your continued support and contribution to further strengthening our financial position.
Best wishes,

Dr Anthony Brzezicki

Clinical Chair
Croydon Clinical Commissioning Group

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NHS England’s 2015/16 CCG Assurance Framework has given each CCG a rating.  Croydon CCG have received a headline rating for 2015/16 of requires improvement alongside 90 other CCGs across the country.

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As you can see from the five components of the rating, the financial position is the main element which has led to the overall rating.  For this element the CCG has been rated as inadequate, as has been the case since authorisation in 2012 primarily due to the inherited financial deficit.

The CCG are pleased to have been rated as ‘Good’ for both the ‘Well-led’ and ‘Delegated Functions’ element of our annual assessment.  The senior leadership team have made significant contributions to both the South West London STP and the Healthy London Partnership work for homelessness, 111 and urgency and emergency care.  NHS England also appreciate that we have demonstrated innovative thinking in the development of our Outcomes Based Commissioning work for older people in the borough.

The CCG’s ratings for ‘Performance’ and ‘Planning’ are understandably brought down by the financial position. Overall, NHS England recognises the CCG’s commitment and engagement, and that there are significant challenges in the local health economy as a whole. 

Dr Tony Brzezicki

Croydon Clinical Commissioning Group


Bernard Weatherill House
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8 Mint Walk
Croydon CR0 1EA

Twitter: @NHSCroydonCCG


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Policing update – Norbury – ward panel and bike marking events in July

PC Tom Norry from the Norbury local policing team offers the following upcoming dates for your diary.

Ward Panel Meeting
This will take place on Friday 22nd July 2016 at 1800-1900hrs at the police base on London Road.  This is an opportunity to meet the team and to discuss concerns and issues on the Norbury ward that you would like to see Police address.
Bike marking events
The team are also holding two bike marking events on Saturday 23rd July, these will take place at the London Road base between 1700-1800hrs and then at the entrance to Norbury Park on Norbury Avenue between 2000-2030hrs.  This is a free service where the officers are able to mark your bike and other property and also offer any crime prevention advice you require.

PC Norry asks that you pass on this information to as many as your contacts as possible to make these events successful.

Why not sign up for occasional updates like this and the monthly newsletters  direct to your inbox?  Just email the SNT on the address below to be added to the circulation list.


Norbury Safer Neighbourhoods Team
Email –
Tel – 020 8721 2477
Twitter:  @MPSNorbury

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Croydon Policing Newsletter – Croham – July 2016

Here’s the monthly newsletter for Croham ward.

Produced by:

Croham Safer Neighbourhood Team
Email –
Tel – 020 8721 2471

Twitter – @MPSCrohamSgt no longer active. Use @MPSEastCroydon

Download a copy here: Croham July 2016 newsletter

Fun families wanted NOW for Princess Productions TV pilot

TV company Princess Productions  are looking for outgoing families to take part in a fun TV pilot project.  This involves filming using a discreet car camera combinations of mums/dads/teens chatting in the car on a real-life journey around the end of July 2016.

They are exploring what we talk about with our children as we drive them around regularly, or what is discussed in the car when driving them to bigger life events. You’ll need to be a car-owning family with children between the age of 10 and 22 years old who are living at home.  

Please note, not every family member has to take part but they would really like some dads, as well as mums, to come forward.

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Email  or call 020 7985 1722. You’ll need to provide details of the sort of regular car trips you undertake with your children along with any special trips planned for the end of July. A photo is also required for admin purposes only.  See full details in the flyer above.

Policing Newsletter – Norbury – June 2016

Here’s the monthly local policing newsletter for Norbury.

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:

Norbury Safer Neighbourhoods Team
Email –
Tel – 020 8721 2477
Twitter:  @MPSNorbury
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Download a copy here: Norbury Newsletter_JUNE_2016

Croydon Policing Newsletter – Sanderstead – June 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

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Download a copy here: Sanderstead Update JUN16

Croydon Policing Newsletter – Coulsdon East – June 2016

Here’s the newsletter covering the Croydon council ward of Coulsdon East, keeping people in the ward up to date with policing matters in the area.

Why not sign up to receive these newsletters and important updates direct to your inbox? Just email the address below and ask to be added.

Produced by:

Coulsdon East Safer Neighbourhood Team
Email –
Tel – 020 8721 2059

Twitter: @MPSSouthCroydon

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Download a copy here: Coulsdon East June 2016