CCC AGM and Public Meeting – Thurs 16 July 2015

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This year’s AGM is scheduled for Thursday 16 July in the church hall, to the rear of,

St. Michael and All Angels with St. James
Poplar Walk
Croydon
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Enter via the gate to the left of the Church.

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This follows the reconvened AGM in November 2014, where we advised that the AGM would be brought back into line with the AGMs held previously.

Please join us from 7pm for a tea or coffee and the opportunity to network.

The AGM event will start at 7.30pm. Full details closer to the time will be made available, but you can expect to receive an update from the committee of the previous year’s activities, and update on the challenges faced, and financial statement. The AGM will also include voting in the new committee.

Places are free and anyone with an interest in Croydon is most welcome to attend any of our meetings.

Standing for election

Anyone can be nominated. See our previous post for details of how to nominate yourself or someone else and how to enquire for further details.

Skills/experience particularly sought:
The current committee believes people with the following skills would be helpful in taking the work of CCC forward, but anyone with time and enthusiasm to commit would be equally welcome.

Secretary This is a key role that should be filled, going forward. This could be a Secretary, willing to take on full duties or a Minutes Secretary to take notes of public meetings and of committee meetings. This role could be shared.

Anyone with skills in social media and the ability to help run and to develop the website further would also be very welcome as our online presence and the scope of this is an area we continue to develop.

A committee member with database or spreadsheet skills would benefit CCC. There is work to be done on keeping a list of contacts, building up lists of groups and organisations for the website, and so on.

 A Membership Secretary would be useful to keep lists of members up to date. 

There is a place for someone to oversee events, who can check, book and liaise with venues.

Interested?
Those wishing to stand for election need to be aware of the time commitment involved. Everyone on the committee needs to take an active role in driving CCC forward and work well as part of a team, where decisions are taken jointly. 

Committee roles are voluntary.

The current committee meets regularly as well as hosting public meetings at frequent intervals. We also attend other events and meetings to contribute and to keep abreast of issues and developments in Croydon.

Deadline

If you wish to stand for election please make your intention known by Friday 10 July 2015. 

Booking

We strongly encourage you to book via Eventbrite if you plan to attend. This gives you quick entry on the night and avoids delay to the start of the meeting, allows us to cater adequately for numbers (papers, seating and refreshments), greatly reduces our admin and ensures we have your details to keep you informed.

 Please book you place on our Eventbrite page.

If demand exceeds capacity, priority will be given to those who pre-book a place.  If you have difficulty using the booking system please get in touch by emailing or by phoning us.

CCC events are open to everyone.

We look forward to welcoming you!

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Download a flyer to display or hand out to help advertise the event CCC A5 flyer AGM 15

Papers

CCC AGM minutes 24_11_2014

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Engage with Croydon Met Police by attending the remaining BBC’s ‘The Met’ events they are hosting

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The Metropolitan Police Service are putting on local events focussing on the BBC documentary, The Met, for communities in order to gauge feedback and identify ways they can further improve confidence in policing.

Croydon Metropolitan Police Service are keen to hear your views and ideas.

Each event includes a screening of that week’s programme, followed by an open discussion of the issues.

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The remaining schedule is

4. London at night’ focuses on Mental Health (1st July)

Preview clips here: http://bbc.in/1d9easS

5.’Human too’ focuses on recruitment and baby neglect homicide (8th July)

The events are organised and delivered by Croydon Metropolitan Police. At each event, there will be a number of officers of various ranks there to hear your views and answer your questions.

All will be held from 7-9pm at the David Lean Cinema in Croydon.

CCC is assisting with the promotion and booking of the events. 

Places are limited due to the capacity of the cinema so please book a place. There is no charge for the event.

To book a free place,

please click here to book on Eventbrite.

or

Email CroydonNeighbourhoods@gmail.com

or

Phone/text CCC on 07864 676088

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Please share, so as many people as possible can attend and engage.

Join the conversation on Twitter  @MPSonthebox and follow the local team on @CroydonMPS

Croydon Policing Newsletter – Croham – July 2015

Here’s the monthly newsletter for Croham ward.

Produced by:

Croham Safer Neighbourhood Team
Email – Croham.snt@met.police.uk
Tel – 020 8721 2471

Twitter – @MPSCrohamSgt

Download a copy here: Croham – July 2015

Scams Awareness Month – July 2015 #ScamAware

Scams Awareness Month launches today, 1 July,  and will be highlighting how scams continue to flourish when people stay silent. Figures show that less than 5% of victims report scams to the authorities, and Croydon Trading Standards is encouraging residents to report suspicious activities, get advice if they think they’ve been conned, and to warn others to help stop scams from spreading.

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Scams come in every form, from doorstep double glazing sales to online investment offers. People may be targeted with “vishing” calls where a fraudster impersonates their bank to collect their bank details, or by bogus companies offering computer services. Online scams include dodgy job adverts and offers for goods and services, while mail scams may ask victims to pay a fee in order to claim their winnings from a prize draw they haven’t entered.

The Scams Awareness Month campaign is asking people to keep two things in mind when they receive an unsolicited approach or when they are looking for goods or services:

1. Don’t be rushed and don’t be hushed. People should take their time to make a decision and,

2. Get their facts together before parting with their money or personal information, and speak out when they think they’ve spotted a scam.

Scams thrive on silence. Fraudsters know that victims are often too ashamed to share what happened to them, meaning that scams can continue to spread unchecked. We’re urging people to lift the lid on scams and start talking about suspicious email, junk mail, online ads or door-to-door sellers operating in their area.

Scams are run by professional con artists and it can be very hard to know what to look out for. Our advice is that if an offer sounds too good to be true, it probably is. If you’re contacted out of the blue be on your guard, and never give your bank details out unless you are certain you know who the person is, and that you can trust them. If you think you have been scammed, contact Citizens Advice for help and report it to Trading Standards.”

 Top tips for avoiding scams

  • If it sounds too good to be true it probably is
  • If you haven’t bought a ticket – you can’t win it
  • You shouldn’t have to pay anything to get a prize
  • If in doubt, don’t reply. Bin it, delete it or hang up
  • Contacted out of the blue? – be suspicious.
  • Don’t be rushed – resist pressure to make a decision straight away.
  • Never send money to someone you have never met.
  • Walk away from job ads that ask for money in advance.
  • Your bank will never attend your home to collect cash, your pin, payment card or chequebook if you are a victim of fraud.
  • Your bank will never phone you to ask for your PIN or your online banking password.
  • Your bank will never ask you to transfer money to a new account for fraud reasons.
  • Suspect a phone scam? Hang up, wait five minutes to clear the line or use another phone to call your bank.
  • Genuine computer firms do not make unsolicited phone calls to help you fix your computer.
  • Don’t suffer in silence – speak out about scams.

What to do if you have been scammed

  • Report it to Action Fraud on 0300 123 2040 to help stop it happening to others.
  • Often you can’t always get your money back if you’ve been scammed, especially if you’ve handed over cash.
  • If you’ve paid for goods or services by credit card you have more protection and if you used a debit card you may be able to ask your bank for a chargeback.
  • Get advice and report it to Trading Standards through the Citizens Advice consumer service on 03454 04 05 06 (for advice in Welsh phone 03454 04 05 05) or online advice at adviceguide.org.uk

Scams to watch out for

  • Pensions scams – Phrases such as “one-off investment opportunities”, “free pension reviews”, “legal loopholes”, “cash bonus”, “up-front cash sum”, “government endorsement”, “pension liberation,” are commonly used in pension scams. The initial approach is often an out-of-the-blue phone call, text or email or even sometimes a doorstep caller. Or it could be via an imitation website. Scammers may offer early access to pension pots for people aged under 55 even though this is only possible in exceptional circumstances.
  • Online shopping and auction scams – internet shoppers get lured into buying phantom cars, mobile phones, pets or anything else you can buy online. Scammers use a range of tricks including bogus websites, spoofed payment services and “second chance offers” tempting losing bidders with bogus opportunities. Online property market places are also infiltrated by scammers harvesting legitimate property details and posing as landlords.
  • Investment fraud – also called “boiler room” scams because of the high pressure sales technique employed. Shares remain the most common product offered, but they also ask for investment in carbon credits, land, and rare earth metals.
  • Dating scams – using online dating websites scammers groom victims into long-distance relationships using emails, instant messaging, texting and phone calls. Once they are confident of the victim’s trust, scammers will tell them about a problem they are experiencing and ask for financial help.
  • Software scams – fraudsters often use the names of well-known companies to commit their crime as it gives a mask of legitimacy to their cruel schemes. Methods include asking for credit card details to “validate” copies of operating systems, stealing personal information, and installing malware before charging to remove it.
  • Courier scams (a form of vishing) – where people receive unsolicited telephone calls from scammers posing as police or their bank warning of a fraudulent payment on their card or that their card is due to expire. The fraudster will then attend the person’s address or send an innocent courier company driver to collect the card and sometimes provide them with a “replacement” fake card

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Croydon Neighbourhood Watch update – 30 June 2015

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Here is the update from Croydon Borough Neighbourhood Watch Association (CBNWA)

These updates are now fortnightly.

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Download a copy NHW Twoweek update 30th June 2015.

For details at to book for the final two screening and discussion events of ‘The Met’ at the David Lean, click here.

You can follow on Twitter at @CBNWA

Croydon Policing Newsletter – Fairfield – June 2015

Here is the latest newsletter from Fairfield local policing team.

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

Produced by:
Fairfield Safer Neighbourhood Team
Email – CroydonFairfield.snt@met.police.uk
Tel – 020 8649 0189
Twitter – @MPSFairfieldSgt

http://content.met.police.uk/Team/Croydon/Fairfield

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Discussion with Lord Glasman about citizen-led change – 7 July at 6.30pm

The meeting will now be held on Tuesday 7th July at 6:30pm at the Community Space, Bernard Weatherill House, Mint Walk.  To book your free place please sign up here.

Lord Glasman is a Labour Life Peer and Director of the London Metropolitan University’s Faith and Citizenship Programme.

He is both an original thinker and community activist and has been a key figure behind Citizens UK’s work bringing communities together to work for the common good.

Bishop Jonathan Clark, who chairs the Commission said,

“This is a rare and exciting opportunity to hear directly from one of the most influential thinkers of modern time about how you change a community for the better. Not everyone with agree with Lord Glasman’s views but I guarantee he will ask some challenging questions and propose some radical and innovative ideas.”

Opportunity and Fairness

David Lean Cinema – July 2015 screenings

 

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Croydon Metropolitan Police are using the David Lean cinema for special ‘The Met’ screening and discussion events, each Wednesday for five weeks.

This is at the David Lean but organised and run by MPS Croydon.  To book for these free events, see: The Met screening and Discussion events

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Bookings for David Lean Screenings

New box office partnership with Wallace Arnold Worldchoice
Following recent negotiations, a new central Croydon venue will be providing a box office service in relation to David Lean Cinema tickets: Wallace Arnold Worldchoice at 62 George Street.

They are on the Clocktower side of George Street, close to Wellesley Road but in the section adjacent to North End. Opening hours are 9am to 5.30pm Monday to Friday and 9am to 4.30pm Saturday.

Normal prices will apply to cash or debit card sales, with a small (2%) charge applying to credit card sales. Bookings will be possible at this location from Wednesday 6 May onwards.

David Lean Cinema: how to book
Tickets for all screenings are £7.50. Concessions (persons aged 60 and over, full time students, claimants and people with disabilities) £6. Bookings can be made:
Online: via our TicketSource pages: www.davidleancroydon.ticketsource.co.uk

Telephone: ‘Phone 0333 666 3366 (a £1.50 charge applies, which covers any number of tickets). Note that this is specifically a Ticketsource service and staff cannot answer any queries unrelated to bookings.

In person:
At Wallace Arnold Worldchoice: see details above.

Croydon Clocktower: our Clocktower box office, located next to the Arts Bar, is open for one hour before every film. Tickets can be purchased for all films, subject to availability. This location is CASH ONLY.

All the above services close 2.5 hours before any particular film, with the exception of the Clocktower box office.

Wheelchairs: front row places can be booked via all the above methods. If you wish to book a complimentary seat for a helper, please request this by emailing: savedavidlean@gmail.com

Facebook and Twitter

Overy 700 supporters now receive news via our Facebook page, which is a useful resource for anyone interested in screening updates, photo albums and the latest press coverage. www.facebook.com/LeanCampaign

For additional reminders and film-related news, follow us on Twitter: @SaveDavidLean

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