Green Heritage Fair – 16 & 17 September

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Comments on the main modifications to the Croydon Local Plan sought – 29 August to 10 October 2017

The Secretary of State appointed Planning Inspector, following the examination hearings, is inviting comments on the main modifications to the Croydon Local Plan: Strategic Policies – Partial Review (Proposed Submission) and the Detailed Policies and Proposals (Proposed Submission).

Main Modifications are changes which the Inspector considers are necessary to make the plan sound for adoption. Main Modifications are proposed without prejudice to the Inspector’s final conclusions in the Inspector’s Report, which will take account of all representations submitted in response to this consultation.

This is not an opportunity to raise matters relating to other parts of the submitted Local Plans. The Inspector will only consider representations from this consultation which relate to the Main Modifications.

You can make a representation between 29 August and 10 October 2017, inclusive by:

  • Emailing ldf@croydon.gov.uk
  • Completing the representation form (which will be made available at libraries) and emailing it to ldf@croydon.gov.uk or posting it to Spatial Planning Service, 6th Floor Zone B, Bernard Weatherill House, 8 Mint Walk, Croydon, CR0 1EA.

To be duly made, the comments must:

  • Be received by the Council between 29 August and 10 October 2017 (inclusive);
  • Include a name and either an e-mail or postal address, all of which must be legible;
  • Not contain offensive or derogatory language; and
  • Be related only to the Main Modifications to the Croydon Local Plan: Strategic Policies – Partial Review (Proposed Submission) or the Main Modifications to the Detailed Policies and Proposals (Proposed Submission).

Consultation on the Main Modifications will take place from 29 August to 10 October 2017, inclusive.  Any representations received before 29 August or after 10 October 2017 will not be accepted by the Council as duly made and will not be considered by the independent Planning Inspector.

How to Make a Representation

You are invited to make representations to the Main Modifications to the Croydon Local Plan: Strategic Policies – Partial Review and the Croydon Local Plan: Detailed Policies and Proposals. The representation form and guidance may be viewed at:

Any representations received before 29 August or after 10 October 2017 will not be accepted by the Council as duly made and will not be considered by the independent Planning Inspector.

Croydon Council will acknowledge receipt of your representation(s) as soon as possible. Please note that representations are not confidential, including your name and organisation and will be made publicly available. The addresses and contact details of representations from individuals will not be published on the website or any other public place. You are advised to keep a copy of the representation(s) you submit.

For enquiries or further information: email ldf@croydon.gov.uk or call us on 020 8407 1385.

 

 

 

You can respond to the consultation by letter:
Spatial Planning Service
6th Floor, Zone B
Bernard Weatherill House
8 Mint Walk
CROYDON
CR0 1EA

or e-mail:
ldf@croydon.gov.uk

 

 

 

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‘Faith Togetherness’ photography competition run by Faiths Together in Croydon, open to everyone!

Faiths Together in Croydon is holding a photography competition and YOU are invited to participate!

The theme is ‘Faith Togetherness’.

The competition will be judged by a panel of professional photographers and all the photographs will be used in an exhibition during Interfaith Week in November 2017. There are also plans to use the best twelve photographs in a calendar for 2018.

Age categories are:

  • 5-10 years
  • 11-18 years
  • Adults – 19 upwards


Please email your entry to fticroydon@gmail.com, with the subject ‘FTiC photography competition’. Please don’t forget to include your name, age and address.

The closing date for entries is 30 September, 2017.

 

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

Mapping the Wandle – Creative writing workshop, 9 September 2017

Wandle Fortnight, run by Living Wandle Landscape Partnership and the Wandle Valley Forum is back again in September 2017.

An event will be run at the Local History Service located at Battersea Library on Saturday 9 September 2017 exploring the history of the River Wandle. There will be copies of archival materials held in the collection and these will be used to make cut and paste collaged publications inspired by the participants’ memories. It will be an opportunity to share experiences of the River and think creatively about how participants can tell their own stories.

Mireille Fauchon, who will be leading the event says,

‘It would be fantastic to have a range of stories from people with different stories about the River; for example from childhood, work or leisurely activities just enjoying the landscape.”

 

The workshop is FREE for adults only (16+)All materials will be provided – just bring yourself and your memories!

Places are limited so please do book by emailing Heritage@gll.org or call 0207 223 2334 (press 2 at the menu)

 

What else is on during Wandle Fortnight?

For details of all the activities on offer and to download a programme of events, click here.

We are taking bookings for a Lichen Walkshop on 12 September, in Wandle Park, which will involve discussions on pollution, a walk to observe lichens and using a particulate matter monitor. This will be run by London Sustainability Exchange who spoke on air pollution at one of our meetings this year.

Full details of this event and how to book can be found, here.

 

Twitter: @WandleForum

Facebook: WandleValleyForum

 

Wandle Park Croydon - Wandle River Flickr image by Anthony Spratt https://www.flickr.com/photos/60323202@N02/12012995973/in/photostream/

Wandle Park Croydon – Wandle River Flickr image by Anthony Spratt https://www.flickr.com/photos/60323202@N02/12012995973/in/photostream/

Wandle Fortnight, 9 to 24 September 2017 – GET INVOLVED!

The Living Wandle Landscape Partnership and the Wandle Valley Forum would like to invite you to celebrate the Wandle Valley this September for Wandle Fortnight.

Stimulate the mind

Have fun with the kids

Get healthy!

For details of all the activities on offer and to download a programme of events, click here.

 

We are taking bookings for a Lichen Walkshop which will be run by London Sustainability Exchange who spoke on air pollution at one of our meetings this year.

Full details of this event and how to book can be found, here.

There is also a creative writing workshop focussing on mapping the history of the Wandle.  Details, here.

Check out the link at the top of this post for the full listings & other updates.

Twitter: @WandleForum

Facebook: WandleValleyForum

 

Wandle Park Croydon - Wandle River Flickr image by Anthony Spratt https://www.flickr.com/photos/60323202@N02/12012995973/in/photostream/

Wandle Park Croydon – Wandle River Flickr image by Anthony Spratt https://www.flickr.com/photos/60323202@N02/12012995973/in/photostream/

 

Twitter: @WandleForum

Facebook: WandleValleyForum

Public meeting on Thornton Heath Rec – 14 August at 6.30pm in St Andrew’s Church hall

Have you got concerns or ideas to improve Thornton Heath Rec to ensure that it is a place for all to enjoy?

Why not go along to the meeting where local ward councillors, Croydon Council officers and the local policing team can hear your views?

Book a place for the Lichen Identification Walkshop – 12 Sept 2017, part of Wandle Fortnight

Carrying out a lichen survey is a fun and engaging activity to explore and understand more about your local area. It is suitable for all age groups, including families.

Lichens are formed from a symbiotic relationship between fungus and algae, and grow everywhere! There are many different types of lichens and some are sensitive to levels of Nitrogen Dioxide (NO2) in the air, therefore acting as bio-indicators of pollution levels.

London Sustainability Exchange (LSx) will run this event and will also bring their Particulate Matter monitor and take readings with that along the way.  It will begin and end with short presentations and discussions about pollution.

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This event is part of Wandle Fortnight, with a host of events running from 9 to 24 September 2017.

Rough timings for the walkshop are as follows:

18:00 Meet up at the bandstand in Wandle Park

18:10 Brief introduction to pollution and lichens

18:30 Walking around to find lichen. The walk will start in Wandle Park and head towards Croydon town centre in order to spot lichen and to gauge differing levels of pollution.

19:15 Arrive back at Bandstand and discuss results

19:30 Close

BOOK A PLACE HERE!

Please be aware that this walkshop will involve walking towards Croydon town centre.

Anyone under the age of 16 will need to be accompanied by a responsible adult.

Your booking details for this event will be shared with LSx.

 

Got a question?  Get in touch!