Your views – Refuse and recycling changes in Croydon

The system for refuse and recycling collection in Croydon is changing in September…

We held a meeting on the subject.  Find the notes and handouts here.

Some of the arrangements have already changed since. e.g. the weekly schedule for bin delivery was advertised part way through the roll-out, and some of what was promised appears not to have taken place, e.g. the surveys of each road so that the right refuse and recycling resources could be delivered to meet the space constraints and access to properties.

What is your experience so far?

Feel free to leave a comment or email photos and comments to and we’ll add it to this post.

Dying well takes planning – call for volunteers in Croydon – Sept 2018

The Creating Conversations in Croydon project, commissioned by Croydon CCG, seeks to work with community groups with the aim of helping everyone have a good death by recording their End Of Life Wishes.

The project has specially trained volunteers who seek to encourage local people to feel more comfortable about talking openly about death and dying.

Volunteers give talks, workshops, presentations and facilitate Death Cafes within the London Borough of Croydon to help break down this silence around death and give the people of Croydon a voice and to start thinking, talking, planning and recording their wishes.

FREE training for volunteers

The next round of training is now available. Could you commit to four days of free training and join the team of volunteers, delivering this programme?

Training will take place on Mondays from 9.30am to 4.30pm in central Croydon on September 10, 17, 24 and October 1.

Click here for full details and an application form.

You can also contact Carol Trower for more information by emailing


Why is this project important?

Spending a short time now thinking about what you’d like to happen on the event of your death, writing your will and discussing your funeral wishes with your family can allow you to get back to the important things in life like spending time with family and friends, building good memories and even plan a bucket list.

For full details of the project, see:





Croydon Policing Newsletter – Broad Green – August 2018

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

You can receive this newsletter straight to your inbox every month as well as occasional important updates.  Just email Broad Green SNT to be added to their circulation list.

Produced by:

Broad Green Safer Neighbourhood Team
Email –
Tel – 020 8721 2712


Follow on Twitter:  @MPSBroadGreen 

Facebook: Broad Green Police

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Palace for Life Foundation’s Work Ready & Prepared Trainee programme for 16 to 18 year olds – Next cohort starts in September 2018


Introducing the new ‘Work Ready & Prepared (WRAP) Traineeship Programme’ from the Palace for Life Foundation. Don’t miss out!

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Dog Awareness event at Park Hill Park – 30 Aug 2018 from 11am-3pm

Croydon Council dog warden service works in close partnership with Dogs Trust to help promote responsible dog ownership.

They are holding a dog awareness event on August 30 in Park Hill Park.

This includes:

*         Free microchipping

*         Free I.D tags

*         Free behavioural and training advice

*         Low cost neutering vouchers

*         Lost dogs advice

*         Free Dog Health Checks

*         Fun Agility

*         Rescue and stray dog adoption information

*         Dogs and the law

*         Advice on dog-related issues within the borough

All people and dogs are welcome!


Low-cost neutering scheme

The £35 Neutering scheme continues throughout 2018.

There is a UK wide overpopulation of unwanted dogs and although this is due to a large number of unscrupulous backyard breeders, there are also many owners who would like to have their dog neutered but simply cannot afford it, which leads to accidental litters, continuous straying, dog thefts and unneutered dogs being sold to new owners, antisocial behaviour involving dogs and dangerous dogs.  The hope is that this initiative will help curb these problems.

*Did you know that all dogs must be microchipped by law? 
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