Save the date! Croydon Interfaith bike ride and picnic – 9 July 2017

The Faiths Together in Croydon (FTiC) annual picnic and bike ride will be on July 9 in 2017.

FTiC is working on another bike ride route leading to the picnic. They hope that you and your families will be able to come along and meet FTiC and other people of faith in Croydon.

On May 18th, the bike races are coming to Croydon again and FTiC is looking for 6 people to ride for Faiths Together in the Mayor’s race. This is one lap of the circuit at about 3.30pm. If you think you could be there for FTiC, please email

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Check out the video of the event in 2016

What is Peace? – An event run by Faiths Together in Croydon, open to everyone!

Faiths Together in Croydon is hosting an event to explore what peace means to different faiths, organisations, groups and individuals and YOU are invited…


The event is being held on Tuesday 15 November 2016 in the hall to the rear of St Michael’s in Poplar Walk. (The entrance is through the metal gate to the left of the church which faces onto the exit from the Whitgift car park by M&S.)

Light refreshments will be served from 6.30pm after registration, with the event running from 7-9pm.

Email if you have any queries.  If you are able to email to indicate that you plan to attend it would be appreciated to allow the group to cater for numbers.

And why not follow Faiths Together in Croydon on Twitter at @FTiCroydon and on Facebook?

Employability Programme, run by Crystal Palace Football Club Foundation

The Premier League Employability Programme, run by Crystal Palace FC Foundation & Premier League, is a fantastic opportunity for young people aged 16-25 years. 
Please contact Susan Patterson-Smith – Details at the foot of the flyer.


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Don’t forget to have your say on the Croydon Local Plan – deadline is 17 October 2016

There is now less than a week until the consultation on the Local Plan closes. If you have not responded already you might like to consider using the template letter covering many of the key aspects of the plan.

Last year an unprecedented 7000+ responses were sent to the initial consultation of the Croydon Local Plan. As a direct result, the Council withdrew or modified a number of areas.

If enough residents and Residents’ Associations contribute views, further changes may be achieved when this plan goes to the Examination in Public.

If you are still trying to put pen to paper, you might like to use the template below as the basis for your contribution. You are free to delete or modify any part in order to formulate a response that reflects your views.

You can view the documents:

• At the borough’s libraries (during normal opening hours)
• At Bernard Weatherill House (Access Croydon), Mint Walk, Croydon, 9:00am-4:00pm        (Monday to Friday)
• By downloading from the Council’s website:
Croydon Local Plan: Strategic Policies
Croydon Local Plan: Detailed Policies and Proposals   
• Alternative formats of the document are available on request at or        020 8407 1385

You can respond to the consultation by letter:
Croydon Local Plan: Strategic Policies – Partial Review
Spatial Planning, Bernard Weatherill House
8 Mint Walk
Croydon, CR0 1EA

or e-mail:

Find the template, here: general-local-plan-submission

You can submit comments on the Croydon Local Plan until midnight on 17th October 2016.

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For more details on the process, links to documents and possible areas of concern, click here.

For details of how to object to the downgrading of Croham Hurst Woods, click here.


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Croydon Local Plan – How to objection to Croham Hurst downgrade

A pro forma has been produced and it has been established that submitting this is acceptable so if you wish to object to the downgrading of Croham Hurst you may like to use this pro forma or use it to produce a personal response.
Send an  e-mail to the address at top of letter and don’t forget to add your name and address.
The consultation ends on October 17th, so you must respond by then.
Pro forma wording

Spatial Planning Service
6th Floor Zone B
Bernard Weatherill House
8 Mint Walk


Dear Sirs
Croydon Local Plan: Strategic Policies – Partial Review (Proposed Submission) and the Croydon Local Plan: Detailed Policies and Proposals (Proposed Submission)

I object to the de-designation of Croham Hurst from Metropolitan Green Belt as
detailed in Table 6.1, Amendments to Green Grid Designations, as this would not
comply with policies SP7, DM19, DM27, DM28 and DM48 and the protection of
the green grid. This tract of land is instrumental in checking the unrestricted
sprawl of the large built up areas around it. Indeed, it was bought by the Council
to prevent the landowner developing the site at the turn of the 20th century. The
history of attempted development of Croham Hurst Golf Club in recent decades
poses a real risk for the character and the setting of the area and the potential
impact on this heritage asset. The historical context of Croham Hurst is incredibly
important and it should be given the upmost protection, as it is a biological Site
of Special Scientific Interest and a site of metropolitan importance for Nature
Conservation. The site also contains a Bronze Age round barrow, which is a
scheduled Ancient Monument.

In the context of the ‘Review of Metropolitan Green Belt and Metropolitan Open
Land’ produced in July 2016, it is clear that this land does meet Metropolitan
Green Belt as it does check the unrestricted sprawl of London, does safeguard
Croydon’s countryside form encroachment, preserves the setting and special
character of the heritage of Croydon and assists in regeneration by encouraging
the recycling of derelict and urban land. This proposed de-designation has not
been positively prepared, is not justified or effective and is not consistent with
national policy.

I cannot see any justifiable reason why Croham Hurst is being treated differently
to the rest of the green belt within Croydon.  It is imperative that it retains its
Metropolitan Green Belt status.

I would like to participate in the oral part of the Examination in Public.

Yours xxxxx


Download a copy, here: local-plan-suggested-submission-croham-hurst

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You might also be interested in the wider areas of concern regarding the Croydon Local Plan. Find them here.

You can submit comments on any aspect of the Croydon Local Plan until 17th October 2016.