Croydon’s first Festival of Peace, and you can help make it happen! #AnthemForPeace

Croydon’s First Festival of Peace

What Does Peace Mean To You?
Everyone is invited to be involved in a cross-cultural, cross-arts, interfaith celebration of Peace in 2017.  As the world remembers the centenary of the end of WWI, we can make a powerful, colourful, vibrant declaration of peace. Continue reading

Croydon Policing Newsletter – Purley – July 2017

Here’s the latest newsletter from the local policing team for Purley.

Why not sign up to get these direct to your inbox by emailing the local SNT? 

Produced by:

Purley Safer Neighbourhood Team
Email – Purley.snt@met.police.uk
Tel –  07920 233892

Twitter: now back on @MPSPurley

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/MPSPurley/

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Involving Young Volunteers

A helpful post from Croydon Voluntary Action

As summers here and you have been thinking about ways to engage young people in interesting, fun and purposeful activities. Many young people who want to volunteer their time are turned away due to bureaucracy and lack of innovative thinking.

The Mayor of London has funded training and resources to help charities involve more young volunteers. These were shared with groups during May’s Volunteer Co-ordinator’s Forum.

Key messages:

– Insurance can easily be changed to include younger volunteers – talk to your insurance providers about the roles they will be doing and how they will be supported, it shouldn’t increase costs.

– Creating short, flexible roles makes it easier for young people to get involved and it maybe easier and fun for you to manage a short term project.

– What damage are we doing by turning people away when they are young – it’s up to us to find…

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Six week sewing course offered by ASKI, starting in September 2017

This course is run by ASKI, based in Thornton Heath.

Small class sizes and beginners welcome. Sewing machines supplied for use in the classes.

Sewing machines supplied for use in the classes or you may bring your own along to each session.

Website: http://www.aski.org.uk/

Twitter: @ASKI_UK