Thanks to those who attended our meeting and to all who booked a place which meant the meeting started on time. Particular thanks to Cllr Simon Brew who attended and responded to questions that arose.
A display of local information was made available, with copies to take away.
NOTICES & UPDATES
Here are the updates and notices of meeting.
The meeting notes will follow when finalised after all attending have had the opportunity to view and comment.
Updates from previous meetings
SNARL and the cat killer
Details of South Norwood Animal Rescue and Liberty (SNARL)‘s work on the cat killer and copies of the flyers to download have been added to the CCC website, with a very recent update to the latest versions. See: https://croydoncc.wordpress.com/2017/03/11/the-cat-killer-info-reward-for-info-and-what-you-can-do-to-help/ Anyone can download flyers here, to share.
All were asked to keep spreading the word and to follow the advice given to keep pets safe. Flyers were also available at the meeting to take away.
The next Croydon Safer Neighbourhoods Board meeting is on Wednesday 15 March 2017.The Board is funded by the Mayor’s office for Policing and Crime, and aims to give the borough’s residents a voice on safety and policing issues and to hold the police and their partners to account.
The focus of the meeting is on tackling antisocial behaviour and includes a police report. The meeting will be held in the Community Space at Bernard Weatherill House, not the See: https://croydoncc.wordpress.com/2017/03/11/croydon-safer-neighbourhood-board-weds-15-march-2017/
Croydonites, an eclectic mix of theatre, is back for a second year in Croydon at various venues.
The festival is funded by the Council, Arts Council England and is the work of local Croydon residents.
Copies of the programme were available at the meeting and details can be viewed here.
Tackling pollution in Croydon
London Sustainability Exchange (LSx) is running a project supporting community groups to measure air pollution across London and are looking for groups in Croydon who might be interested in understanding and tackling the challenge in their area. They would be prepared to train people and community groups to measure pollution in the area and make action plans to bring about change. There is no charge for involvement in the project.
In addition to the meeting tonight in London, which CCC has advertised, with at least one representative of a group from Croydon attending as a result, CCC has agreed to facilitate a future meeting in Croydon if there is sufficient interest. Anyone interested is asked to email CCC at CroydonNeighbourhoods@gmail.com
South Croydon Community Association (SCCA) are holding a Question Time event at Croydon College on the evening of 16 March 2017. This event focusses on taking the Arts forward in Croydon. Full details can be found here.
Booking is via Eventbrite.
Croydon Debate Club
The next event will be held on 29 March 2017 at Project B. This event will involve a debate on Croydon’s Air Quality Action Plan which is out to public consultation. Cllr Stuart King, Cabinet member for Transport and Environment, will speak at this event.
The following is a debate with Gavin Barwell MP, pencilled in for 13 April 2017, venue and topic to be confirmed.
The acclaimed WW1 exhibition at Whitgift School, Remembering 1961 – Life on the Western Front, is now offering free entry until it closes on 16 April 2017.
Permits to use the three main Recycling Centres in Croydon will be required from 3 April 2017. These will be issued to all Croydon residents who apply with correct ID. For full details, see https://croydoncc.wordpress.com/2017/03/14/permits-needed-to-use-recycling-centres-in-croydon-from-3-april/
The proposed new ward boundaries for Croydon have been published and today marks the start of an 8-week consultation ending on May 8, 2017 giving residents a chance to have their say before they are finalised.
Local policing team newsletters
Anyone can sign up to these newsletters and occasional important updates from their local policing team. Newsletters also contain details of ward panel meetings. Local policing teams are keen to hear from residents and business owners/workers on their priorities and concerns for the ward.
CCC post all local policing team ward newsletters on the website, but in order to avoid delay and to ensure that people receive important updates as soon as they are released, do sign up directly with the local policing team (previously called the Safer Neighbourhood team) to get the information as soon as it is released.
Find all newsletters, here.
Purley Food Hub
And thank you to those who brought along a contribution to Purley Food Hub on the night.
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Details of our next meeting shortly.