Save the date! Croydon Interfaith bike ride and picnic – 9 July 2017

The Faiths Together in Croydon (FTiC) annual picnic and bike ride will be on July 9 in 2017.

FTiC is working on another bike ride route leading to the picnic. They hope that you and your families will be able to come along and meet FTiC and other people of faith in Croydon.

On May 18th, the bike races are coming to Croydon again and FTiC is looking for 6 people to ride for Faiths Together in the Mayor’s race. This is one lap of the circuit at about 3.30pm. If you think you could be there for FTiC, please email

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Check out the video of the event in 2016

Croydon PrideFest is back in 2017 – Save the date!

 Croydon PrideFest 

Saturday, July 15, 2017

from 12 noon to 8pm

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Croydon PrideFest is back for 2017!

The theme of this year’s event will be 50 years of LGBT equality – marking the 50th anniversary of the 1967 Act that partially decriminalised homosexuality.

The Pride parade and festival will take place on July 15,  2017.   There will be live music, dance, food and drink for all to enjoy. There will also be community groups and charities promoting what they do, in and around Croydon. The procession will begin at North End, through Croydon, heading towards the main festival area in Queen’s Gardens.

The procession will begin at North End, heading towards the main festival area in Queen’s Gardens.

The festival, which will also feature stalls and exhibits, will have cabaret and comedy on offer until 8pm, followed by a number of after-parties. Headline acts arranged include Edinburgh Festival turn Topping and Butch.

The organising committee report,

We had a great turnout last year, and are hoping for an even bigger turnout this year!

We welcome all individuals or organisations who wish to take part in the parade to come and join us.

We hope to demonstrate the amazing level of support for Pride in Croydon.” 

Keep an eye out for further details and timings, which should be available shortly.                                                                     

It is likely that there will be stalls, exhibits and information about local LGBT groups & their allies, including Croydon Area Gay Society ( CAGS)Aurora – Croydon’s LGBT Police Consultation Group,  Rainbows Across Borders – a voluntary self-help group for LGBT asylum seekers who are fleeing persecution of oppressive homophobic/transphobic regimes, Transpals,  and the Croydon LGBT+ Network Group.

Croydon Pride Festival is an event for anyone from Croydon’s wonderfully diverse & friendly community to enjoy.

Make sure to watch the official Croydon PrideFest website for further details and updates.

Keep up to date on Facebook: CroydonPrideFest

Follow on Twitter: @CroydonPride

Croydon Policing Newsletter – Fieldway – April 2017

Here is the newsletter covering the Croydon council ward of Fieldway to keep people up to date on policing matters.
There is no need to wait to view these monthly newsletters from your local policing team on our website.  
Just email the SNT, on the email address below, to ask to be added to the circulation list. You’ll receive not only the monthly newsletter but occasional important updates.
Produced by: Fieldway Safer Neighbourhood Team
Email –
Tel – 020 8649 1401
Twitter –  NOW on @MPSFieldway
(previously on @MPSFieldwaySgt and then @MPSSouthCroydon)

Download a copy here: Fieldway Monthly News Letter – April 2017

And if you would like to follow PC Lucy Butler you need to ‘friend request’ her. Find her here:

Upper Norwood policing update – April 2017

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

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Produced by:

Upper Norwood Safer Neighbourhoods Team
Email –
Tel – 020 8721 2478
Twitter:  Now back on @MPSUpperNorwood 



Download a copy here: Upper Norwood April 2017

Croydon Policing Newsletter – New Addington – March 2017

Here’s the monthly newsletter covering New Addington.

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Produced by:

New Addington Safer Neighbourhood Team
Email –
Tel – 07843 065861







Download a copy here: New Addington March 2017 update

Addiscombe Carnival, 28 May 2017

Croydon Lions are particularly keen to enlist volunteers for the Addiscombe Carnival, which they have run for the past six years, after an approach to do so by Croydon Council.

This is a family Fun Day with music stalls, food and displays.

The organisers are looking for local businesses, groups and individuals to either donate, sponsor or take part in the stage and arena displays.

For details see:, the Addiscombe Carnival website and the poster below.

To book a pitch for 2017, complete the form: Festival Pitch Booking 2017 and return it as soon as possible to secure your place!

Croydon Policing Newsletter – Selsdon and Ballards – March 2017

Here’s the monthly SNT newsletter, covering Selsdon and Ballards.

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Produced by:

Selsdon and Ballards Safer Neighbourhood Team
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Download a copy here: Selsdon & Ballards March 2017 Monthly Update

Are you a Croydon based organisation with an idea that will improve Croydon’s nightlife?

Katie Edland, senior communications and engagement officer for Croydon Council, writes:

“Your creative thinking could help to energise, rejuvenate and unleash undiscovered potential in Croydon as part of the ongoing regeneration in the borough. This could be anything from events to lighting, facilities to marketing – anything with culture at its heart that could be delivered within the next two years.

To find out more and to enter an idea please visit:

We’re keen to invest in and support the best ideas to make them happen, so if you have an idea, we want to hear it!

Please pass this information on to anyone in your groups who may be interested.”

To enter your idea:

  1. You must be a Croydon based organisation with a proposal which has arts and culture at its centre.
  2. Complete the online form to tell explain your idea (in no more than 500 words) including when and where it would take place. Please include what positive impact it would have on Croydon’s night-time economy.
  3. Include an outline of the costs (must be within the range of £5-£50k) including any potential for generating income.
  4. Send any photos/images to support your idea to
  5. And submit it all by 12 midnight Sunday 7 May 2017.

After the closing date, a specialist panel will select a shortlist of no more than five ideas. The successful organisations will each receive support to further develop their proposals in terms of practicalities, timings, costs and funding.

The final panel will meet during the summer to give the green light to some or all of the developed ideas.

If you would like any further information please email or call 020 8726 6000 ext 62690.


Croydon Policing Newsletter – Coulsdon East – March 2017

Here’s the newsletter covering the Croydon council ward of Coulsdon East, keeping people in the ward up to date with policing matters in the area.

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Produced by:

Coulsdon East Safer Neighbourhood Team
Email –
Tel – 020 8721 2059

Twitter: Now at @MPSCoulsdonEast

Download a copy here: Coulsdon East 2017 03 March