Croydon Policing Newsletter – Purley – July 2017

Here’s the latest newsletter from the local policing team for Purley.

Why not sign up to get these direct to your inbox by emailing the local SNT? 

Produced by:

Purley Safer Neighbourhood Team
Email – Purley.snt@met.police.uk
Tel –  07920 233892

Twitter: now back on @MPSPurley

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/MPSPurley/

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Involving Young Volunteers

A helpful post from Croydon Voluntary Action

As summers here and you have been thinking about ways to engage young people in interesting, fun and purposeful activities. Many young people who want to volunteer their time are turned away due to bureaucracy and lack of innovative thinking.

The Mayor of London has funded training and resources to help charities involve more young volunteers. These were shared with groups during May’s Volunteer Co-ordinator’s Forum.

Key messages:

– Insurance can easily be changed to include younger volunteers – talk to your insurance providers about the roles they will be doing and how they will be supported, it shouldn’t increase costs.

– Creating short, flexible roles makes it easier for young people to get involved and it maybe easier and fun for you to manage a short term project.

– What damage are we doing by turning people away when they are young – it’s up to us to find…

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Six week sewing course offered by ASKI, starting in September 2017

This course is run by ASKI, based in Thornton Heath.

Small class sizes and beginners welcome. Sewing machines supplied for use in the classes.

Sewing machines supplied for use in the classes or you may bring your own along to each session.

Website: http://www.aski.org.uk/

Twitter: @ASKI_UK

Public meeting on Thornton Heath Rec – 14 August at 6.30pm in St Andrew’s Church hall

Have you got concerns or ideas to improve Thornton Heath Rec to ensure that it is a place for all to enjoy?

Why not go along to the meeting where local ward councillors, Croydon Council officers and the local policing team can hear your views?

The Dog Awareness event in Lloyd Park, Croydon was a great success!

Croydon Council dog warden service works in close partnership with Dogs Trust to help promote responsible dog ownership. They held a Dog Awareness Event in Lloyd Park yesterday which was a great success.

Tara Boswell, Croydon Dog Warden reports,
“Yesterday’s event in Lloyd Park went really well, the sun came out and we micro-chipped 12 dogs, updated the microchip details for 6 and handed out 11 low-cost neutering vouchers. Some dogs also had a go at our fun agility.”

“By preventing unwanted litters and ensuring dogs within the borough are microchipped and up to date, we are able to help tackle the problem of unwanted strays and reunite missing dogs with their owners much faster without the need for kennelling, so this was a great outcome.”

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They are also running a ‘£35 Neutering’ initiative during 2017 and it is not too late to see if you qualify for help.

There is a UK wide overpopulation of unwanted dogs and although this is due to a large number of unscrupulous backyard breeders, there are also many owners who would like to have their dog neutered but simply cannot afford it, which leads to accidental litters, continuous straying, dog thefts and unneutered dogs being sold to new owners, antisocial behaviour involving dogs and dangerous dogs so it is hoped that this initiative will help curb these problems. To find out more, click here.

*Did you know that as of 6th April 2016, all dogs must be microchipped by law? 
For more information, see www.chipmydog.org.uk