Fireworks in Selsdon – Sunday 6 November – limited availability

The Friends of Selsdon Primary are holding a fireworks event with fun fair, BBQ, bar and a variety of other stalls on Sunday 6 November 2016.

There are just a few hours left to buy advanced online tickets at the reduced rate for tomorrow’s display! Buy them here:

There will be a limited number of tickets available on the gate and once sold out there will be no further admissions.


To guarantee your entry it is best to buy tickets tonight!


Fit 2 Learn Seminar – 24 June in Croydon / London 17 June

The following seminar run by Fit 2 Learn will be held in London on 17 June 2016 and again in Croydon on 24 June 2016.  There is a small fee to cover costs.

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How children’s development affects their learning and behaviour
and why we need a better plan than yet more testing

Central London on 17th June 2016 & Croydon on 24th June 2016


09.30 Registration and Welcome
10.00 “Who are the sub-Level 4 students going into English secondary schools aged 11 years? What are the underlying causes of their failure to thrive as effective learners by the end of primary school?”
Charlotte Davies, Director, Fit 2 Learn CIC

Daleen Smith, Director, CVT (Cognitive Visual Therapy) Ltd. and Fit 2 Learn CIC

Mel Healy, Sports Physiotherapist and Lecturer, University of Bedfordshire

Liam Keane, Faculty Leader for Student Support, Carshalton High School for Girls

10.45 Case studies and data from Fit 2 Learn

Fit 2 Learn’s clients talk about how their children’s cognition and wellbeing have changed as a result of addressing physiological factors.

11.30 Questions and discussion
12.00 Close


Central London Seminar:

Croydon Seminar:

Cost: £30.00 (incl. VAT)


Central London seminar will be held on Friday 17th June, 9.30am to 12.00 noon at Lecture Theatre B36, Birkbeck College, Malet St, London WC1E 7HX

Croydon seminar will be held on Friday 24th June, 9.30am to 12.00 noon at Fairfield House, 10 Altyre Road, East Croydon CR0 5LA

Download a flyer here:  Fit 2 Learn CIC seminar

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Fit 2 Learn CIC
2 Ledbury Road, Croydon, CR0 1EP
Registered Company No. 8304686
Fit 2 Learn CIC is a social enterprise committed to helping people to improve their cognitive skills

Croydon Commitment’s Corporate Open Door Day


CCLogo Do you work with unemployed people who need a boost and support in getting back into work?

Would they benefit from a work taster day with some of Croydon’s biggest employers?

In March, Croydon Commitment’s partners will be opening their doors to provide shadowing opportunities, one on one advice and employability skills with local people who need extra support and confidence before getting back into work.

For more information please contact Stella Fasusi on or call 0208 774 3680.


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Marketing master class for local charities and community groups – 25 Feb 2016 at Jurys Inn with White Label Creative Marketing, hosted by Croydon Commitment

Sign up to Croydon Commitment‘s free ‘Marketing Master Class’ for local charities and voluntary groups, presented by White Label Creative Marketing, on Thursday 25th February 2016, 2-4pm at Jurys Inn Croydon.

To register, please contact Stella Fasusi on or call 0208 774 3680.


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Facebook: Croydon Commitment

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Get online with Go On Croydon – free courses


Go On Croydon are running free digital skills workshops for Croydon locals.

If you would like to attend one of the workshops being run, please register your interest in the workshops before 19th of February to be considered for a place. To register, complete this short survey.


Do these workshops cost anything to attend?

No, there is no cost to either register for or attend any of the workshops. They’re being run completely free of any charge.

Do I need to bring anything to attend one of the workshops?

You don’t need to bring anything to attend one of the workshops, however if you have your own phone, tablet or laptop, you’re more than welcome to bring it along if you wish to use it on the day *(however we will not be able to provide support for the device itself )

Will there by WiFi available at the workshop venues?

Yes, there will be free WiFI available for you to connect to should you need it.

When do I need to register my interest by?

You need to let us know if you wish to attend one of the workshops by Friday 19th February 2016.

Am I guaranteed a space if I register my interest?

Unfortunately, due to limited spaces, places for workshops will be allocated  on a first come, first serve basis. You are therefore encouraged to register as soon as possible.

Am I expected to make any commitments or buy any products or services if I attend one of the workshops?

No, the workshops are completely free of any charge and at no point will you be sold to or expected to commit to anything before, during or after the workshop.

When will I find out if I have secured a space on one of the workshops?

Go ON UK thanks you for completing the survey and will contact you by email by the 22nd February if you have been successful in securing a place on one of the Workshops. This will be sent to both the business and personal email addresses you gave us in the registration part of this survey.

Why are Lloyds Bank and Accenture supporting these workshops?

Go ON UK is a partnership organisation, made up of ten of the UK’s leading private and public sector organisation and Lloyds Bank is one of these partners. Accenture is a management consulting, technology services and outsourcing company helping clients become high-performance businesses and governments. Go ON UK, Lloyds Bank and Accenture are working together  to deliver these workshops to make the content as useful as possible.

If you have further questions that are not answered here, please mail

Croydon Commitment


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Petition – Reverse Croydon Council’s proposals for a 2,743% increase in street trading fees

The petition which was launched via by Matthews Yard reads,

‘Croydon Council has recently announced proposals to change the way it charges business for street trading licences. In a 28 day public consultation which is promoted through obscure tweets like “do street trading fees affect you?” the council proposes changing the structure for street trading fees from a fixed fee, to a fee per square metre. Under their proposals businesses are faced with an increase of as much as 4,500% in their fees from April 2016. 

This decision does not just affect businesses, it affects ordinary citizens. Street Trading fees cover the licensing of a broad range of on street activities. While it may sound like it just governs things like market stalls (which are exempt from the increase under the new proposals) it actually affects any activity occupying the footpaths on an interim or ongoing basis. Any outside tables or chairs which are on the public footpath or highway are subject to street trading regulations. 

Matthews Yard currently pays £89 per year for the rights to have tables and chairs outside our premises. Under the new proposal this fee would increase to £80 per week. This is an unrealistic and unfair increase and will force us to remove the tables and chairs which our customers enjoy so much in the rare opportunities our weather affords us to use the space. 

We urge the council to rethink their decision and proposed fee structure and perhaps look at alternative means of balancing their books.’

Matthews Yard - Could scenes like this soon be a thing of the past?

Matthews Yard – Could scenes like this soon be a thing of the past? Image: Matthew Yard, used with permission


If you’d like to sign the petition, find it here:

You can also give your opinion direct the council by emailing the council on Please ensure that you read the documents at before responding.

Quite which local press carried the notice is not clear as the post still contains notes referring to adding the details of press before posting.

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What do YOU think?

The initial response on Twitter indicates that people are certainly taken aback by the proposal. Follow comments on the hashtag #sunshinetax

If you want to add a comment, please do.  If you’d prefer to do so anonymously, please email us and we’ll post the comment up for you.

Download the relevant council documents, here:

The proposal:  Street Trading fees – Public Notice

Map*: Street Trading Fees – North End map
*Please note, this map indicates the area covered by a higher rate of £5 per square metre. Traders outside of this area, such as Matthews Yard,  will still be charged £3 per square metre.