Thank you to all who attended to contribute to discussions at this meeting, and thanks to the 8th South Croydon Brownies unit who kindly helped by setting tables up before leaving the hall.
Particular thanks go to Jo Elmer and her colleague Kate Orage from TfL who gave a short presentation and were questioned thoroughly on the Fiveways proposals, giving time longer than originally committed to answer all questions put to them.
We’d also like to thank Chief Inspector McGarry and Inspector Robbins of the Metropolitan Police, who joined us to provide notices and answer questions from the audience.
We were also pleased to be joined by Cllr. Andrew Pelling, who attended to support the local community and contribute to discussions.
The notes of meeting will be circulated to the TfL staff and the senior police officers who attended this evening, and then to all attendees for checking and comment, before being uploaded on our website.
The initial notices given on the evening, were:
Update on outstanding matters addressed to council officers or taken away by councillors in previous meetings: There have been no updates on matters raised with council officers and councillors since those provided at our last meeting. These will be pursued again.
Steven Mubanga is a 20 year old from Norbury who has been missing since 11 January 2015 when he did not return, as expected, to the army barracks where he was stationed. There have been several reported sighting of him in different areas.
Please help spread the word. His family is desperate to find him. See: https://croydoncc.wordpress.com/2015/02/01/help-find-steven-mubanga-20-year-old-missing-from-norbury/, which includes links to Facebook and Twitter accounts.
Details of the Croydon Opportunity and Fairness Commission are posted on the CCC website: https://croydoncc.wordpress.com/category/opportunity-fairness-commission/. The deadline for nominations for Resident Commissioners has been extended to this Friday 27 February. See https://croydoncc.wordpress.com/2015/02/18/resident-commissioner-deadline-extended/
The Stanley Halls is to be community run and the Stanley People’s Initiative is looking for people willing to stand as Trustees. See: https://croydoncc.wordpress.com/2015/02/14/stanley-halls-seek-trustees/
Croydon Clinical Commissioning Group (Croydon CCG) is holding workshops to gather patient and public feedback of Urgent Care in Croydon. These are planned for Friday 6 March from 1.30 – 4.30pm and Wednesday 25 March from 5.30 – 8.30pm. See: https://croydoncc.wordpress.com/2015/02/25/croydon-ccg-consult-on-urgent-care-in-croydon/
The CCG are also consulting on people’s experience of using 111, using a short online survey. See https://croydoncc.wordpress.com/2015/01/22/what-do-you-think-of-nhs-111/
An engagement exercise to discuss Stop and Search in Croydon is being held at the BME Forum on Friday 12 March, from 4-6pm, at the Forum in Palmcroy House, 339 London Road.
The Croydon BME Forum is also looking for donations of books suitable for 10 to 16 year olds for use in a mentoring programme pitched at Black and Minority Ethnic BME males who are deemed at risk, to help steer them away from negative influences and help guide them to make positive life choices.
We are happy to receive any donations to pass on, so let us know if you have any, or pass them direct to the BME Forum.
We’ve already passed on details the Siobhan Dowd Trust, a charity that might be able to help.
CCC has been asked to point out the petition against the proposal for Fiveways. See https://croydoncc.wordpress.com/2015/02/22/petition-say-no-to-fiveways-proposals-croydon/
You might like to read or add comments on our website too, whatever your view. See: https://croydoncc.wordpress.com/2015/02/05/tfl-consults-on-fiveways-closes-15-march-15/
Purley Food Hub is just one of the food hubs in Croydon and invite donations. For details of items they seek in February please see: https://croydoncc.wordpress.com/2015/02/25/help-purley-food-hub-update-february-2015/
The Whitgift Foundation are hosting their third Croydon Heritage Festival on the theme of Famous Croydon – past present and future, from 20 to 28 June 2015. See: https://croydoncc.wordpress.com/2015/02/25/croydon-heritage-festival-2015-june-20-28/
The Croydon Visitor Centre is to close on May 1 Few know of this. A petition was suggested at the meeting but no takers came forward as petitions were felt to be ineffective. Petitions may, at least, raise awareness of the issue. See: https://croydoncc.wordpress.com/2015/02/25/croydon-visitor-centre-to-shut-on-may-1-2015-thoughts/
Our next meeting was due to take place mid March in New Addington
As we learnt at this meeting that the Opportunity and Fairness Commission have arrangements in place for their first public meeting in New Addington in mid March, the CCC committee will look to alter this plan.
We are advised that the date provisionally set for the Opportunity and Fairness Commission is 9 March 2015, and likely to be 7pm to 8.30pm. These details have now been confirmed.