Croydon BME Forum & partners invite you to have your say on race inequality – Meeting on 21 Sept at Croydon BME Forum & online survey

Taking action on race inequality in the UK.

PUBLIC MEETING on Thursday 21 September, 2017, from 10am to noon.

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At:

Croydon BME Forum,  56A Mitcham Road, Croydon, CR0 3RG

 PLEASE EMAIL gifty@bmeforum.org

or call Gifty on the number below, for further information.

T: 020 8684 3719
W: cbmeforum.org

There is also an online survey for those who cannot make the meeting. See www.surveymonkey.co.uk/r/taking_action_on_race_inequality

Keep up to date by following Croydon BME Forum on Twitter @CroydonBMEForum,  and Croydon BME forum on Facebook.

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Public Meeting – Issues & solutions – Sept 20 is postponed

This is one of three meetings organised for this month and it is being postponed. Everyone who has booked has been advised of this.

This meeting will be rescheduled.

How can communities in Croydon support each other to make Croydon a better place?

What positive initiatives are taking place?

What solutions have been found to address issues?

What more could be done?

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Our meeting on 27 September on counter-terrorism – how you can help the police and how to keep yourself, family, friends, those in your community & others safe if an act of terrorism were to occur, is now our priority.

Please book a place
Please book a place if you haven’t already as places are booking up fast!

Priority will be given to those that book a place.

If you have difficulty booking or have any other queries please email us at CroydonNeighbourhoods@gmail.com.

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Donations to Purley Food Hub
We will be collecting donations for Purley Food Hub again at this meeting.  The list for September 2017 can be found here but do bring along any item you’d like to donate.   

 

Want to receive notices of this and future events?
You can also join our mailing list to get an invitation to our events and occasional updates via email by emailing CroydonNeighbourhoods@gmail.com

 

Croydon BME Forum is carrying out work on reducing social isolation and want to here from YOU!

 

Croydon BME Forum is interested in hearing from Croydon people who are African, Asian, Caribbean, mixed race or other ethnic minority.

 

Croydon BME Forum,  56A Mitcham Road, Croydon, CR0 3RG

 PLEASE EMAIL anna@bmeforum.org

T: 020 8684 3719
W: cbmeforum.org

Keep up to date by following Croydon BME Forum on Twitter @CroydonBMEForum,  and Croydon BME forum on Facebook.

Public Meeting – What to do in a terrorist incident & how to keep communities safe – Weds 27 Sept 2017

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We are holding a meeting with the Met Police Counter Terrorism team in Croydon to inform the local community.

Come along to hear the presentation from officers of the Counter Terrorism team in Croydon and to have your questions answered.

Find out what you can do as a citizen to help combat acts of terrorism, how to reporting suspicions and what steps you could take to keep yourself and others safe if caught up in an actual or suspected terrorist incident.

Everyone is welcome to attend this free event. Representatives of groups, organisations and individuals who have links with the wider community are particularly welcome as they can act as conduits for disseminating information and advice. This would also be a useful meeting for young people to attend.

The meeting will be held in the hall to the rear of:

St. Michael and All Angels with St. James
Poplar Walk
Croydon
CR0 1UA

Enter via the gate to the left of the Church.

Please book a free place to attend.

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On the night:
Doors open at
 6pm
After registration, tea and coffee will be available along with an opportunity for informal networking. There will be community information on display, with copies to take away.

The meeting will start at 6.20pm with a talk by the Counter Terrorism team, followed by a Q&A

The meeting will close by 8pm.

Please book a place
If you have difficulty booking or have any other queries please email us at CroydonNeighbourhoods@gmail.com.

FAQs
Who can attend?
Anyone with an interest.

Is there a cost?
No. Places are free.

Do I need to book a place?
Yes, please. Booking via Eventbrite, whether or not you bring your ticket with you, will speed up your entry, so please book or email us so we can sort out registration ahead of the event.

PLEASE NOTE: Those who pre-book will be given preference if numbers exceed capacity at any meeting.

Are meetings and activities aligned to any political party?
CCC is strictly apolitical. Everyone attending is asked to respect this in the comments made during meetings and in any literature brought to the meeting.  If you are unsure, please ask!

Is the venue accessible?
Yes. The venue is wheelchair accessible.

Parking can be provided for blue badge holders with prior notice so please get in touch well before the meeting so arrangements can be made.

There is no hearing loop but we endeavour to provide a microphone.

CCC activities are partly funded by a grant from Croydon Council but are independent of the Council.

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Our meetings are open to all and are strictly apolitical.

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Donations to Purley Food Hub
We will be collecting donations for Purley Food Hub again at this meeting.  The list for September 2017 can be found here but do bring along any item you’d like to donate if you would like to make a contribution.  Tinned vegetables, tinned meat and long life milk and toiletries are always welcome.

Getting there:
There is no general parking available at this venue, but it is in a central location with good transport links.

The hall is to the rear of the Church, accessed through the gate in the fencing to the left of the main Church entrance.

Want to receive notices of this and future events?
You can also join our mailing list to get an invitation to our events and occasional updates via email by emailing CroydonNeighbourhoods@gmail.com

 

Free Coffee! Free Cake! Free Koran! Breaking down barriers

Discussing Islam can be found at  @islam_discuss on Twitter. The group holds fortnightly meetings at  to educate people and discuss the religion of Islam. There is free cake, coffee and Koran at the meetings….

Rafay, the organiser, writes,

“We live in a world with many different religions and cultures. Islam is one of the largest religions in the world. In England 1 in 20 are Muslims and this regular event is being held so that anyone can come and ask questions to learn about Islam in a chilled out environment.

No questions are barred (about Islam and Muslims) so come and learn about Muslims and get answers to the questions that you’ve perhaps never been able to get access to.

The aim is to try and give you the spectrum of the Islamic view on issues and also what the general majority feel is the most appropriate way.

In addition, the group hope to deliver a comprehensive introductory course to Islam over a period of a few sessions.

 

I’d really love to see anyone who fancies a coffee and wants to discuss Islam with me, listen to some live Quran recitation, and hopefully make friends with others too!

I’d love to hear your views on recent events and how they impact on you and also whether knowing about Islam could be useful in your workplace.

It happens every fortnight on a Thursday in the gallery in Matthews Yard, 1 Surrey Street, Croydon near the Surrey Street Market.”

The next sessions are is on 28th September & then 12th October 2017.

 

Follow at @islam_discuss on Twitter

Have your say! MOPAC consultation on accessing Met Police services

MOPAC CONSULTATION on accessing Met Police services

Including public meeting…

Please help spread the word!

The Met Police have had to find £600m of savings and must save a further £400m by 2020.

The Mayor, Sadiq Khan, has published draft plans to close costly and underused police front counters in London and provide better ways to contact the Met online. 

Doing this would help to meet growing public demand to be able to access Met Police services from smartphones, tablets and computers, whilst saving £10mill that could be spent instead on frontline policing.

Public consultation session in Croydon

The Metropolitan Police Service is holding public consultation sessions in every London Borough so that local people can learn about the changes described in this document and can give their views.

The session in Croydon will be held on:

4 October 2017 at 6.30pm
 Council Chamber
Croydon Town Hall
Katherine Street
CROYDON
CR0 1NX

There is no need to book. Just turn up on the night.


Have your say

Have your say

Read the draft strategy – an Easy Read version is also available

Review the Impact Assessment – it investigates how the draft strategy affects different groups of Londoners

You can respond in a number of ways – in person, online or by post 

Public Access Consultation
The Mayor’s Office for Policing and Crime
City Hall, More London
Queen’s Walk
LONDON
SE1 2AA

The consultation is open until 6 October 2017.

Full details, here.