How to ask a question at a Council meeting in Croydon

Croydon residents are welcome to ask questions at Council meetings. Questions can be asked of any Cabinet Member, including the Leader of the Council.

The question needs to be submitted by midday on the Friday before the meeting.

Full details of how to submit a question and the procedure followed can be found here.

The next council meeting is on Monday, 8 October so questions should be submitted by midday on Friday, 5 October 2018.

Find the calendar of future Council meetings here.

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.

NOTICES & UPDATES
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
None

Notices

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. 

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

Members have voting rights.

Next meeting
TBC

Windrush drop-in surgery for Croydon Central residents – 17 May 2018

Special surgery with Sarah Jones, the MP for Croydon Central, for her constituents

If you have an issue on any matter and live in Croydon North, your MP is Steve Reed.

If you have an issue on any matter and live in Croydon South, your MP is Chris Philp.

For Croydon Central, your MP is Sarah Jones.

To find out more about the role of MPs, click here.