Thanks to those who attended our meeting and to all who booked a place which meant the meeting started on schedule.
Particular thanks to Cllr Sara Bashford and Cllr Stuart King who spoke at the meeting and answered questions. Thanks also to Cllr Margaret Bird who attended and spoke with residents before and after the meeting.
We really appreciated the help of Valerie Willis-Skinner who helped set up, clear away and dealt with registration on the night.
NOTICES AND UPDATES
Here are the updates and notices of meeting. The meeting notes will follow when all attending have had the opportunity to view and comment.
Thanks to Cllr Maggie Mansell and to Cllr Stuart King for a prompt response to the query regarding the opening date of the consultation which was raised in the January meeting. Although officially opening on 18 January 2017 any comments submitted prior to this date will be considered as part of the consultation.
To find out more about the consultation and how to respond, click here. You can also download the Council’s FAQs on this link.
Information offering arguments for and arguments against 20mph has also been provided.
SNARL and the cat killer
As agreed at the January meeting, details of South Norwood Animal Rescue and Liberty (SNARL)‘s work and copies of the flyers to download have been added to the CCC website. All were asked to keep spreading the word and to follow the advice given to keep pets safe. See details here. Flyers were also available at the meeting to take away.
LGBT History Month is being celebrated in Croydon this month. The programme includes talks, screening at the David Lean Cinema, singing and social events. Copies of the leaflet were available at the meeting and the details can be viewed here.
Croydonites, an eclectic mix of theatre, is back for a second year in Croydon at various venues. There is also an early bird discount for bookings made by 24 February.
Copies of the programme were available at the meeting and details can be viewed here.
Croydon Debate Club
The February meeting will be held at the Croydon Conference Centre in Surrey Street on 22 February. This session will be with the new Borough Commander, Chief Superintendent Jeff Boothe, to discuss policing.
The following event will be held on the revised date of March 29 March. This meeting will focus on air quality and Cllr Stuart King has agreed to speak at this.
Future meeting dates and themes
Tuesday 14 March is booked for the next meeting, either for a meeting on crowdfunding in association with the Council, if there is sufficient demand, or it may be a general meeting.
Tuesday April 4 has been pencilled in for a meeting with the new borough commander, Chief Superintendent Jeff Boothe, who has agreed to speak and take questions at one of our meetings. We hope that this will be confirmed next week when the borough commander returns from leave.
Wednesday 10 May has been booked for a meeting to revisit the topic of Rubbish – Refuse, Recycling and Flytipping, where a council officer will provide answers to any questions submitted. The cabinet member and shadow cabinet member will be invited to speak and to take questions.
All details will be confirmed shortly.
Local policing team newsletters
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