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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Nominations open for 2018 Mayor’s Civic Awards until 3 Sept

The Mayor of Croydon Civic Awards 2018

The Mayor of Croydon’s Civic Awards celebrates community heroes across the borough – the volunteers, community groups, local partners and businesses dedicated to helping others.

This is a chance to celebrate and thank those special individuals who dedicate their time, energy and commitment to improve the lives of Croydon’s residents.

Nominate your community hero
Last year over 200 nominations were received and everyone who gets nominated receives a signed certificate from the Mayor of Croydon thanking them for their contribution.

Nominations can be made in categories, which are:

  • Volunteer of the Year
  • Voluntary Group of the Year
  • Contribution to Sport and Healthy Living
  • Don’t Mess with Croydon – Take Pride
  • Business in the Community
  • Fairer Croydon
  • Good Neighbour
  • Young Achiever of the Year
  • Stronger Together
  • Outstanding Contribution to Foster Care
  • Housing Hero of the Year.

You can nominate online  and make as many nominations as you wish in as many categories.

Nominations for the 2018 awards are open now and must be received by Monday 3 September. The award finalists in each of the categories will be announced in September and invited to attend the 2018 Mayor of Croydon’s Civic Awards on Wednesday 17 October where the winners will be revealed.



Black History Month in #Croydon ‘Heroes to Heritage’ Do you have an event to contribute?

Black History Month is fast approaching and if you would like your event/s to be promoted by the Croydon BME Forum and Croydon council through their website (which will go live nearer the time) you will need to email the details by Monday 3rd September 2018 to

You will need to provide the following details of your event:

Description of activity







Please describe your event briefly- i.e. a very short paragraph or a few sentences with the key details.

What date in October or early November will your event be taking place?

Where in Croydon will your event be taking place?

What time will your event be taking place?

Who is the desired audience, e.g. is it for children, families or over 60s

Can people turn up on the day or do they need to pre-book?
If pre-booking is needed how can this be done?

Is there a cost or will the event be free?



Download a template here

If you have any photographs from previous events or that are associated with your event that you have permission to share please send them over as it may be possible to feature some in the programme.