Notices of meeting – AGM and public meeting – 30 November 2016


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Thanks to those who attended our AGM and public meeting.

And thanks to those who pre-registered, as this saves the committee time on the night and helps us to cater for numbers.

The notes of meeting and the minutes of the AGM will be available shortly but here are the notices, which may be updated when time allows.


Committee elections
All on the current committee stood for re-election. All were re-elected en bloc at the suggestion of a member, and with the agreement of all present.

Redevelopment of Queens Gardens and Taberner House
The meeting heard from Steve Sanham, the managing director of Hub, the developers involved in redesign and redevelopment, and Dawayne Gordon, a member of Kaizen, the engagement team canvassing the views of local people.

You can access more information here. This includes a link to an online survey to have your say and how to register for a call back to give your views over the phone.

The initial consultation is due to close at the end of December so make sure you have you say.


Policing Update
Although unable to attend due to a current operation, Sgt Ali MacPherson of the Broad Green team kindly provided the following update for the police.

Theft from motor vehicles
Croydon Met Police would like to remind everyone in the run up to Christmas to keep items out of sight in vehicles and not on display.

The Police continue to arrest and target known burglars but there are still opportunists out there who will take advantage of open or rotten doors and windows.

Antisocial behavior
Officers are continually responding to ASB issues highlighted by members of the community.  This has led to good results, ranging from arrests of known drug dealers and persistent offenders, and using local knowledge the police have been able to carry out search warrants in relation to drugs and other offences.

Separately, as well as day to day work, officers in Croydon are currently dealing with a vulnerable adult who is the victim of suspected financial abuse. They are working with the Social Services Adult Safeguarding Team at Croydon, to work towards the best outcome for the vulnerable person.

The Police would like to thank the community for calling them when they are witnesses to crime and ASB.

It was noted in the meeting that Croydon Trading Standards produce bulletins and asked that people watch out for vulnerable residents, including the elderly, who are more likely to become victims of scams.  See links to advice from Trading Standards here.

Croydon Debate Club
This new venture in Croydon was discussed, with plans to hold meetings monthly.

The first dscreen-shot-2016-11-28-at-20-50-02ebate was held on the issue of flytipping and the next is on December 7, again at Matthew’s Yard, debating the council’s role in housing and the issue of homelessness.  

See details in the link if you would like to be added to Croydon Debate Club’s email list or to get in touch to suggest a future topic.

Follow them on @CronxDebateClub, if you are on Twitter.


Ward Boundary Review
This was discussed, with few present aware that residents could submit a view.  The closing date is Monday, 5 December 2016.

As promised, Cllr Helen Pollard, has provided the following links to information to enable those interested having the opportunity to express their views.

Find the Boundary Review website where people can comment, here.

Anyone responding may want to refer to the boundary proposals submitted by the Council, which can be located at

NHS Croydon Clinical Commissioning Group’s current consultations
The NHS Croydon CCG is currently consulting on the potential closure of the women’s mental health unit in Purley as well as the changes to prescribing.

All 50 consultation documents provided by the CCG on the issue of changes to prescribing  were taken by those attending the event, to use or to share with others who may wish to express a view.

If you want to have your say, see the post on our website, which provides links to the online consultation on prescribing.  There is a further meeting organised by the Croydon CCG on 13 December, also listed in the link.

Food banks in Croydon
Donations for the Croydon Refugee Day Centre were invited for this meeting, and donations were gratefully received.  These donations will be delivered to the Centre, along with the donations received at St Michael’s, who regularly collect for this charity.


Thanks to all who contributed.

Purley Food Hub, who cater for clients in need in Croydon are also appealing for donations, including festive treats for children, alongside staple items. If you’d like to support their work, see the details, here.

Next meeting
We are currently planning our next meeting for January 2017.

The meeting will be devoted to addressing Refuse, Recycling, and flytipping as a follow up to our previous meeting on this subject.


Local information is always on offer at our meetings for people to take away.

Croydon Debate Club – Housing and homelessness is the focus of the second meeting – 7 December

The first event on 23 November focussed on debating issues relating to flytipping in Croydon and possible solutions.

This meeting, also at Matthews Yard explores what is the council’s role in relation to housing and homelessness


The organiser writes,

“The aim of the Croydon Debate Club is to promote a constructive dialogue on issues specific to Croydon. The emphasis will be on understanding the issue and the options that there are to address it.”

If you have any questions or would like to propose a topic for a future meeting, just email

And keep your eyes peeled for future event.

Twitter at @CronxDebateClub

Help Croydon Refugee Day Centre, based in West Croydon

Can you help?

Croydon Refugee Day Centre offers practical assistance to refugees and asylum seekers.

They accept donations of food to support their work providing meals and food parcels for those who require them, along with other services.

Tinned meat, tinned fish, tinned vegetables, tinned fruit, rice and pasta are ideal to help make up food parcels.


Croydon Refugee Day Centre
West Croydon Baptist Church
Corner of Whitehorse Road and St James Road
Croydon CR0 2JH

Registered Charity Number No 1064465

Church Tel No: 0208 689 4527

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Help Purley Food Hub in December 2016

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.

November has been another busy month for Purley Food Hub with nearly 100 clients attending running up to the end of the month and more than 2,000 meals provided – taking them past 70,000 meals provided overall since January 2013.

As we approach Christmas, please see attached the latest food list requesting basic food items such as tins of plain meat and potatoes as well as festive treats for clients’ children.

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


 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-christmas-2016-where-to-take-food-donations

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)
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For all information see
Find them on Twitter: @PurleyFoodHub
And PurleyFoodHub on Facebook.

Have your say on Queens Gardens/Taberner House redesign

Taberner House and Queen’s Gardens are changing.

To find out what is proposed and how to get involved see the information, here.


Have your say and influence what happens. 

If you’d like to express a view you can complete the short online survey here:

Additionally, you  can request a call-back telephone interview by
filling out this short form:

Upper Norwood policing digest – November 2016

Here’s the monthly local policing digest for Upper Norwood.

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:

Upper Norwood Safer Neighbourhoods Team
Email –
Tel – 020 8721 2478
Twitter:  was @MPSUpperNorwood but now at @MPSNorwood

Download a copy here: Upper Norwood November 2016

Croydon Policing Newsletter – Addiscombe – November 2016

Here’s the monthly local policing team newsletter for Addiscombe.

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:

Addiscombe Safer Neighbourhoods Team
Email –

Tel – 020 8721 2473

Twitter – @MPSCroydonTown


Download a copy here: Newsletter Addiscombe November 2016

Help tranfom diabetes care service in Croydon to meet the needs of Type 1 and Type 2 diabetics – Meeting on 1 December for patients, families and carers

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Transforming Diabetes Care Services in Croydon
A public meeting on
Thursday 1st December 2016
 Croydon College
College Road
10 am to 12 noon.
If you have type 1 or 2 diabetes and are a Croydon resident, NHS Croydon Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG) want to hear from you about your experiences of the diabetes services you currently use.
Croydon CCG plan and buy most of the Health services on behalf of Croydon residents, including the services you use at Croydon University Hospital and the intermediate diabetes service run by Bromley Healthcare.
They are currently looking at how they provide specialist services for people with diabetes. This event is for everyone with an interest in diabetes care locally, whether as a patient, carer or someone who supports people with diabetes.
 This meeting is your opportunity to:
• Meet together with other patients, carers, providers and commissioners to talk about the development of ideas around improving diabetes care for Croydon residents.

• Give your feedback on the right care for Type 1 & Type 2 diabetics, including care in the right place at the right time.

• Improve the experience of patients.
• Receive information and advice regarding managing your diabetes.

The CCG see this as the start of the conversation about how they develop services which meet the needs of patients, families and carers for the future.

Book a free place here:

If you have any questions, please contact the CCG’s engagement team on

T:  020 3668 1384

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