Updates and notices of meeting – 30 May 2018

Thank you!
Thanks to those who attended our meeting.

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

Here are the updates and notices of the meeting.  These have now been updated.

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

Updates from previous meetings


Death Cafes
Death Cafes are held at various venues across the borough.

The next is at Selsdon Library on June 1 from 5-6.30pm. 

There are death cafes held in New Addington at The Octagon every fourth Friday of the month. Details here.

To find out more about death cafes, click here.





Dog Awareness Event
An event run by the Croydon Council Dog Warden and The Dogs Trust at Duppas Hill Rec from 11am to 3pm. On June 1. For more details, click here

The low-cost neutering scheme has been extended and will run throughout 2018.


Norbury Green RA coffee mornings

These run the first Saturday of each month in Norbury Library.  The next is this Saturday.




Norbury Brook Alliance Summer Spruce Up 

An event at Thornton Heath Rec on June 2 from 10am to 1pm. Details here


Clean Up Norbury event

Join Love Norbury on June 2 from 10am to 1pm.


Love Norbury’s Summer Festival

The theme this year is ‘By the Sea. Sunday 3 June from noon to 4pm

Details here.


David Lean Screenings
It’s always worth booking early as screening are very popular. View the June screenings here.  The July screenings will go on sale on 7 June.



Friends of Thornton Heath Rec meeting 
A meeting to relaunch the friends group will be held on 7 June from 7-8.30pm and everyone is welcome. Details here.


City Commons events
A variety of events are run. The next events are a flower walk on Coulsdon Common on June 3,  a  flower and butterfly walk on Riddlesdown Common on 9 June, a bat walk on Riddlesdown Common on 15 June in the evening and a flower walk on Farthing Downs on June 16.


Croydon Environmental Fair
This is being held on Saturday 9 June in Wandle Park from 10am to 5pm. Details here.




Carers Week
This will run from 11-17 June.  The Carers Support Centre is running a wide range of events. See details here.



Policing in Croydon
Croydon Safer Neighbourhoods Board meeting
The next meeting is on Thursday 14 June.  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.

This meeting is the AGM and it will be held in the Council Chamber in Croydon Town Hall at 6.30pm. Click here for details. 

Local policing team newsletters
Anyone can sign up to receive 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 to get the information as soon as it is released.

Find all newsletters, here.



SE Cancer Help Centre Fashion Show
This fundraiser is being run in Purley on Saturday 16 June.  Doors open at 2.30 to 3pm.  Tickets are £10 and on sale now. Details here





Croydon Mum2Mum market
The last market before the Autumn runs at All Saints in Sanderstead on June 16. Details here




Croydon Festival of Peace

A week of activities at different venues involving various groups in Croydon.

Launch – Saturday 16 June, Summer of Love, Wandle Park – Everyone is invited to come and learn the Anthem with Ecclesbourne School and LMP from 3-4pm.  During the week – The Anthem will be distributed throughout schools and individuals and groups are invited to create their own versions of it.

Finale – Saturday 23 June within the Festival of Peace and Wellbeing at Park Hill Park – Finale performance from 3-4pm with LMP, local brass groups and a dance choreographed by Anusha Subramanyam performed by local multicultural dance groups. See details in the notes of our January meeting.

For full details, see the Festival of Peace website at http://festivalofpeacecroydon.org/

Faiths Together in Croydon Bike Ride and Picnic – Sunday 24 June
Join the bike ride, with three different starting points, or go along to the picnic at the end of the ride in Park Hill Park from 2pm.  All welcome.

See their new website for details.

Croydon Arts Show
Janet Smith has launched Croydon Arts Show.  Check it out for podcasts of interviews, reviews, listings of events and more. 


Purley Food Hub
Purley Food Hub serves people across Croydon. They are always looking for donations to support their work in order to deal with increasing demand. A list of items sought each month is produced.  Find the list for June here.





Black History Month


This year’s theme is ‘Heroes to Heritage’. The month will be launched on October 2 at Tomorrow Café at 6pm, followed by a month of varied activities.




SNARL and the cat killer

The UK cat killer is still active.

Please help South Norwood Animal Rescue and Liberty (SNARL) who are working with the police to catch the person or persons responsible and alert others so they can keep their pets safe

Find the latest flyer here.  Flyers were also available at the meeting to take away.

If you would like to support the work of SNARL you can donate here.

Croydon Youth Summit on Knife Crime
To be held at The Brit School on 21 July 2018 and open to Croydon youth 11-24 years of age.  There are limited places so booking is essential. 

Click here for further details.






Keep up to date!
Everyone was reminded to keep an eye on the website where these and future notices would be posted. It is possible to subscribe to posts in order to get email notifications. Click the link in the right sidebar on the website.  Links to posts are also posted to Twitter and Facebook.

 Copies of The Croydon Citizen were also made available at the meeting. 

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

Members have voting rights.

Next meeting

Guided walk on Farthing Downs – 16 June 2018, 1-3pm – cancelled

Updated: 1 May, 2019

This guided walk has been cancelled due to unforeseen circumstances.

Check out the City Commons Eventbrite page for details of all other events on offer!


Are you interested in a guided flower walk across Farthing Downs to learn more about the various species?

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Selsdon Junior Hawks FC is on the lookout for new players! Open trial on June 9, 2018

Selsdon Juniors Hawks FC  is a successful, established and family-oriented boys football team playing in the Sunday Tandridge League. The club is looking for talented 9-year-old boys (DoB 1st Sep 2008 – 31st Aug 2009) to join them for the 2018-2019 season…

They are holding an open trial in Warlingham on 9th June. See flyer for details.

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Norbury Green RA invites you to Norbury Neighbours Coffee Morning – the first Saturday of the month at Norbury Library


Norbury Neighbours Coffee Mornings are held on the first Saturday of each month,  from 10am-12noon @ Norbury Library.

Join Norbury Green Residents Association (NGRA) for a cuppa, meet neighbours & find out what’s on locally…


Norbury Green Residents’ Association (NGRA) represents the views/concerns of residents of the Norbury Green area of Norbury, SW16.

Email: contact@norburygreen.co.uk

Twitter: @NorburyGreenRA

Norbury Brook Alliance invite you to Norbury Brook Summer spruce up on 2 June 2018

Help clean up Norbury Brook in Thornton Heath Rec with Norbury Brook Alliance.


They look forward to seeing you. All welcome but under 16s should be accompanied by a parent.

Norbury Brook Alliance is on Twitter at@NBAllianZe

Love Norbury – CLEAN UP NORBURY – 10am to 1pm on 2 June 2018

Clean Up Norbury, organised by  Love Norbury 

Join Love Norbury to CLEAN UP NORBURY! 




Twitter: @LoveNorburySW16

Facebook: Love Norbury Campaign



David Lean Cinema – June 2018 screenings


Bookings for David Lean Screenings

David Lean Cinema: how to book
Tickets for all screenings are £8.50. Concessions (persons aged 60 and over, full-time students, claimants and people with disabilities) £7. Bookings can be made:
Online: via the David Lean website: http://www.davidleancinema.org.uk/

Croydon Clocktower: located next to the Arts Bar, is open for one hour before every film. Tickets can be purchased for all films, subject to availability. This location is CASH ONLY.

RUSH TICKETS – Reduced price tickets for under 25s. Click here for details.

Wheelchairs: front row places can be booked via all the above methods. If you wish to book a complimentary seat for a helper, please request this by emailing: savedavidlean@gmail.com

Facebook and Twitter

The Facebook page is a useful resource for anyone interested in screening updates, photo albums and the latest press coverage. www.facebook.com/LeanCampaign

For additional reminders and film-related news, follow on Twitter: @SaveDavidLean

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