Croydon CCG reduces options to just three for urgent care services

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NHS Croydon Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG) is seeking views on Urgent Care.

Although the public meetings and drop-in sessions have not yet started, the CCG has just reduced the original eight options, plus the additional proposed option put forward by the Residents’ Associations in the south of the borough, down to just three options.

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See: Croydon urgent care doc for the details currently available.

The CCG are asking you to vote on these options, prior to any public discussion, via a short survey which you can view here:

This survey will be open until at least 17 January 2016 when the CCG finishes consulting.  This is after all these meetings and events take place. It would, therefore, be wise to hold off responding to the survey until more is known of these options and other points are considered in order to inform your decision.

In the public events to follow you will have a chance to hear and consider the options in detail, to ask questions about them and to hear the views and questions raised by other people at these meetings.

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Public meetings:

Drop in sessions

  • Tuesday 1 December 12-2pm, Scratchley Hall Brigstock Road Thornton Health CR7 7JH
  • Tuesday 8 December 1-3pm Christ Church Brighton Road Purley CR8 2BN
  • Wednesday 9 December 1-3pm Victory Club 227 Selhurst Road SE25 6XY
  • Tuesday 15 December 12-3pm, Fieldway Family Centre New Addington CR0 9AZ
  • Wednesday 16 December 5-8pm Bernard Weatherhill House, Mint Walk CR0 1EA

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The CCC committee are in conversation with the CCG regarding holding a public meeting in central Croydon on the subject of Urgent Care in the first week in January and the dates have been pencilled in.

The committee will be confirming details and posting notice of this meeting next week.

This meeting will offer the ideal opportunity to have a cross-borough discussion on the issues and options, and to raise any final points prior to the CCG closing their consultation.
NHS Croydon Clinical Commissioning Group
Bernard Weatherill House
2nd Floor, Zone G
8 Mint Walk
Croydon CR0 1EA

Twitter: @NHSCroydonCCG

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David Lean Cinema – December 2015 screenings


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Box office partnership with Wallace Arnold Worldchoice
You can buy tickets at 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:

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:

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.

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

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Sisters Doing It For Themselves – free events on event planning and festive pampering

Ministry of Empowerment is running a further events as part of their Woman 2 Woman project.

The events are open to all women and are non-religious.


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For enquiries and to book for all courses:

Phone: 020 8684 5857 | Mob: 07432 155 916


Follow on Twitter at @Ministryofe

Woodside Policing update – November 2015

Here’s the newsletter covering the Croydon council ward of Woodside.

Why not email the team on the address below to ask to be added to their monthly circulation list?  This way you’ll receive these newsletters and any other important updates straight to your inbox.

Produced by:
Woodside Safer Neighbourhood Team
Download a copy here: Woodside November 2015 Newsletter

Will you pay for your garden waste to be removed?

The free garden waste collection service ends on 27 November 2015.

Croydon Council is proposing to introduce a charged seasonal garden waste service from April 2016, which will run fortnightly from April to November each year.

Residents are being asked to register for the proposed service by 31 December 2015.  The council will then decide if there is enough interest to put the scheme in place.

Anyone wanting to register their interest has to do so online, using the My Croydon app. You will need to register online for a My Croydon account, if you haven’t done so already.

You cannot sign up in person, by phone, letter or by email.*

* UPDATE at 10 December A phone number will be made available from Monday 14 December, in response to concerns from residents. This should allow those who cannot access online registration or payment to do so by phone and hopefully will include the option of cheque or cash payment.

If you do not have access to a computer at home the council advise that access is available at a library, using a smart phone or tablet, or you can visit the self-serve computers available at Access Croydon.

You will not be charged for the proposed service when you register but if the new service goes ahead it will begin on 18 April 2016, and the council will contact you in January 2016 to let you know and to take payment.

Payment can only be made online*, using a credit or debit card.  You cannot make payment by cash or by cheque.

Anyone paying for the service before 19 February 2016 will receive an early bird discount of £10.

All who pay will then receive a wheeled bin for garden waste. The garden waste may not be collected on the same day as your refuse and recycling.

The cost each year for the new service will be:

  • £55 for 140 litre small wheeled bin
  • £60 for 240 litre large wheeled bin
  • £105 for two 240 litre large wheeled bins

There will be no option for two 140 litre small wheeled bins.

The dimensions of the wheeled bins are:

  • 140 litre bin: 106cm height  x  48cm width  x  54cm depth
  • 240 litre bin: 107cm height   x  58cm width  x  74cm depth

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 We’d love to know your thoughts on the scheme.
Are you for or against the scheme?
Are you happy to sign up and pay online?
Leave comments here or email us at