Croydon Policing – Thornton Heath June 2017 newsletter

Here is the latest newsletter covering Thornton Heath to keep people in the ward up to date with policing matters in the area.

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Produced by:

Thornton Heath Safer Neighbourhood Team
Email –
Tel – 020 8721 2058
 Twitter: @MPSThorntonHth

Download a copy here: Thornton Heath Monthly Newsletter – June 2017

CODA presents The Pirates of Penzance in Wandle Park! 26-28 July

 The Pirates of Penzance

by WS Gilbert and Sir Arthur Sullivan

The Croydon Operatic and Dramatic Association (“CODA”) are proud to present their fourth annual outdoor production in Croydon’s Wandle Park this summer – a boisterous new production of Gilbert & Sullivan’s much loved comic opera The Pirates of Penzance, from 26th to 29th July. Continue reading

Recommended new ward boundaries for Croydon


The independent Local Government Boundary Commission for England has published its final recommendations for new electoral arrangements for Croydon Council.

This follows public consultation on draft proposals and draws new boundaries for each council ward across Croydon.

The Commission’s final recommendations propose that Croydon should be represented by 70 councillors in the future: the same as the current arrangement. The recommendations also propose that those councillors should represent fifteen three-councillor wards, twelve two-councillor wards and one one-councillor ward across the borough.

In summary:

Professor Colin Mellors, Chair of the Commission, said,

“We are extremely grateful to people across Croydon who took part in the review. The Commission has looked at all the evidence that was put forward during the consultation.

We believe these recommendations deliver electoral fairness for voters as well as reflecting community ties throughout Croydon.”

In response to local feedback during consultation, the Commission has made changes to some of its proposals.

In the Addiscombe area, the Commission had previously proposed an Addiscombe West & Park Hill ward alongside an Addiscombe East ward. Both wards would have been represented by three councillors. However, local feedback suggested that the wards did not accurately reflect local community ties. The Commission has listened to the evidence and now proposes an Addiscombe East ward to be represented by two councillors. Alongside it is an Addiscombe West ward, to be represented by three councillors. In addition, the Commission proposes a Park Hill & Whitgift ward to be represented by one councillor. The Commission believes the pattern of wards reflects local feedback and the shape of community identities in this part of Croydon.

In the west of the borough, the Commission has also moved away from its proposal for a Bensham Manor East, Bensham Manor West and West Thornton ward. All of the wards would have been represented by two councillors. During consultation, the Commission received persuasive evidence that the current pattern of wards was a better reflection of community ties. The Commission has therefore moved away from its draft proposals here in favour of two three-councillor wards called West Thornton and Bensham Manor.

The Commission also received persuasive evidence on its proposed South Croydon ward and has made changes to it. For example, the final recommendations propose that the Essenden Road area should be part of the South Croydon ward rather than Sanderstead ward. In addition, the Commission heard that the Pampisford Road area shared closer community interests with the South Croydon ward than with Waddon ward. The Commission has made both changes as part of its final recommendations.

In central Croydon, the Commission heard that its proposed Central ward should be called Fairfield ward. The Commission has made this change as part of the final proposals.

Full details of the final recommendations are available on the Commission’s website at

The proposed new arrangements must now be implemented by Parliament. A draft Order – the legal document which brings into force the recommendations – will be laid in Parliament in the coming months. The draft Order provides for the new electoral arrangements to come into force at the council elections in 2018.

Full details of the Commission’s final recommendations (including maps) can be viewed


The full recommendations and detailed interactive maps are available on the Commission’s website at and Hard copies of the Commission’s report and maps will also be available to view at council buildings.


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Get fit for FREE in Croydon with Our Parks!

Our Parks work with councils and development agencies to offer quality group outdoor exercise programmes for users in local parks and community settings, all for free, with the aim of improving the health outcomes of individuals.

They are offering free exercise classes in Wandle Park and Duppas Hill for those that are looking to get back into exercise.   They are fun, free and inclusive to all fitness levels.

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The work of Our Parks has been covered in the Guardian and Evening Standard.


Twitter: @ourparksuk

Facebook: /ourparks



Live & Unplugged returns to Wandle Park for 3rd Annual Event! 12 August, from 2-5pm

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Live At The Bandstand
Saturday 12th August 2017

Wandle Park, Croydon
2pm – 6pm

Why not go along to Wandle Park for afternoon of entertainment on August 12?

At the Bandstand there will be an eclectic mix of acoustic music provided by up and coming musicians. There will be a spoken word stage – something new this year.

You can enjoy delicious food from street food stalls. Play garden games, including giant Jenga, giant Snakes & Ladders + giant Connect 4 and there will be face-painting for children.

Come along, bring the family, friends and neighbours too!

Live & Unplugged is an acoustic music event, regularly held at Caffe Nero, East Croydon, offering a diverse mix of spoken word artists, singers & rappers perform styles ranging from gospel to rap to folk.

Supported by Rhema Church, London

Find Live and Unplugged on:



Twitter: @LiveAndUnpluggd  #liveandunpluggedcroydon







Audio Playlist:

Latest phase of Operation Sceptre

Weapons recovered in Op Sceptre’s June phase

As schools gear up for the end of term, the Metropolitan Police Service is carrying out a series of activities under Operation Sceptre in an attempt to deter young people from carrying knives and prevent offences during the six-week break.

Read more, here:  Latest phase of Operation Sceptre


Croydon Policing Newsletter – Fieldway – June 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 –   @MPSFieldway

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Help Purley Food Hub in July 2017

PFH logoPurley Food Hub is a registered charity, keen to receive donations to support their work.

It 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.

Purley Food Hub thanks everyone for their ongoing support and reports,


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Updates and notices of meeting – AGM event – 4 July 2017

Thank you!
Thanks to those who attended our AGM and general meeting.

A display of local information was made available on the night, with copies to take away.


Here are the updates and notices of meeting.

The notes of meeting will follow after all attendees have had the opportunity to comment.

Updates from previous meetings


Click on the headings for details.

Comedy Festival at Stanley Halls – 8 & 9 July 2017







North Croydon Community Association’s Football competition and Fun Day – 8 July, 2017






Selsdon Community Picnic plus fun and games afternoon – Sunday 9 July, 2017








Inter-faith bike ride and picnic in the park – 9 July 2017 

A Croydon Faiths Together event, organised in association with Croydon Council.

Register to ride from two starting points.  Visit several faith centres en route.

There will be a stop at BoxPark.

Or just come along to join the picnic at Park Hill Park in the afternoon.

All welcome, of all faiths or none.


Celebration Concert at St Matthew’s, Chichester Road – 9 July at 7.30pm

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Tickets available at church on Sunday or from the box office.






Croydon Pridefest – July 15
An event for all the family.

The event includes a parade, live music, children’s entertainment, stalls and much, much more.


This event includes the opportunity to visit Saffron Central on the old Taberner House site in Queens Gardens.

Click here for more info on Saffron Central and other activities there in the lead up to this event.

Welderlies Afternoon High Tea -for over 60s, their families and carers –  26 July, 2-5pm








Interfaith Forum – September 10

The Croydon branch of the Ahmadiyya Muslim Community is running their third Interfaith Forum at the mosque in St James’s Road.

This is a free event but booking required to help the organisers cater for numbers. For details, click here.




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. See:

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.

SNARL are looking for people willing to help leaflet areas in Croydon. 

If interested, contact CCC who can pass details on.

Purley Food Hub
 Purley Food Hub serves Croydon and the organisation is always looking for donations to support their work. A list of items sought each month is produced.  Find the list for July here.

The Refugee Centre in West Croydon also seeks donations and CCC are currently waiting to receive an updated leaflet.




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.

Ward panel meetings
The local policing team will also give you details of ward panel meetings where you can receive an update on policing on the ward and feed in your views.


If you wish to support our work, why not take up membership?

Members have voting rights.


Next meeting
We are taking a break over Summer.  Next meeting should be in September.