Women’s Football taster session on 1 June 2017, with Active Minds

Active Minds are running a Women’s Football taster session on Thursday. 1 June from noon to1pm at Sanderstead Recreation Ground.

For more information see the poster below or contact Matthew at Mind on 020 8253 8208 or matthew@mindincroydon.org.uk.


SCCA seek your views on proposed ward boundaries for Croydon

Steve Packer, the Chair of South Croydon Community Association (SCCA), writes,

The Local Boundary Commission (LBC) has recommended on ward boundary changes for Croydon.

The Commission is charged with providing electoral arrangements for English local authorities that are fair for voters. The current round of LBC electoral reviews is recommending ward boundaries that mean each councillor represents approximately the same number of voters. We also aim to ensure that the pattern of wards reflects the interests and identities of local communities as well as promoting effective local government.

The draft recommendations for Croydon were issued on 14 March. Now, there is further consultation period on the Commission’s recommendations until 8 May, 2017.

The draft recommendations and the revised ward map for Croydon is at https://www.lgbce.org.uk/current-reviews/greater-london/croydon 

Twenty-eight wards are proposed fro Croydon, four more than now but with the same total number of councillors (70).

The LBC have accepted representations from its first consultation round that there should be a South Croydon ward, consistent with the notion of South Croydon as a “place” as this is defined in the Croydon Local Plan (Chapter 7: Croydon Local Plan; including a map: http://www.planvu.co.uk/croydon/local_plan_contents.htm.

SCCA did not submit comments to the initial LBC consultation although it did comment on the draft Local Plan. Some councillors are now interested in a SCCA view on the new ward proposals,

The new South Croydon ward is geographically central within the borough, surrounded by eight adjacent wards. It is configured, in part, by main roads, railway lines and green spaces.

There is a strong read across with the current Croham ward. But South Croydon “the place” in the Local Plan is a more extensive area than shown in the new ward boundaries.

A good number of SCCA members and supporters live outside the new South Croydon ward boundaries. So, Chatsworth Road is in Central. Park Hill is part of Addiscombe West and Park Hill ward. Haling Park, Whitgift School, and Warnham Road all fall into Waddon.

If you have a view on the boundaries of the proposed new South Croydon ward, then please let me have your thoughts and ideas by Wednesday 15 April (stevepacker@blueyonder.co.uk).

Together, your views will contribute to a SCCA submission.


All best wishes

Steve Packer
Chair SCCA

Contact Steve here.

SCCA website

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Fundraiser – SNARL does the Blues – 25 March 2017



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Follow SNARL

on Facebook: South Norwood Animal Rescue and Liberty – SNARL

and on Twitter at @SNARLLondon

Keep an eye on their website for information and ways to support their work. Find it at http://snarl.org.uk/


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PETA and Outpaced are also offering a reward totally £10,000 for information that leads to a conviction.

The cat killer – info, reward for info and what you can do to help

When the injuries and killings of cats originally came to light through the work of SNARL, much of the activity appeared to relate to the Croydon and M25 area. Since then, more reports have come in, both new and historic, including rabbits and foxes as well as cats and over a far wider area.

What can you do?

  • Please help by spreading the word so more people are aware.
  • Keep small animals in wherever possible, and ensure cats are called in and kept in at night.



  • REPORT anything suspicious to SNARL and to the Police. It is vital that the evidence is preserved.
  • And if you see anyone with a bladed instrument or suspect that a crime is in progress, please call 999.

The following advice is given by SNARL, the South Norwood Animal Rescue and Liberty group, who have campaigned hard to get the information out and to get the police to take action. Screen Shot 2016-01-28 at 17.25.07

Please read and share.

If you hear about any further domestic or wild animals been injured or found dead with the following:
Slashed neck/ decapitation and/or
Slashed belly and/or
Organs removed and/or
Pelvis removed and/or
Tail removed and/or
Leg/tail removed and/or
Any other injury which looks like it is a knife wound

1. Ask the person to contact SNARL on 07957 830 490 or mobile 07961 030064 immediately

2. Report the finding to the police either by calling 999 if they are at the scene or 101 if it is some time since they saw/ found the body/ parts.

It is ABSOLUTELY VITAL that the body/parts are safeguarded and SNARL will come out, even if it is after hours to collect any body or body parts for examination by the vet working on this case.

If the animal is still alive please take him or her straight to the vet for treatment and call us as soon as you can afterwards.

If you see anyone behaving suspiciously, particularly if they are carrying a knife or bladed weapon, please call 999 (this advice comes directly from the police) immediately.

Follow SNARL

on Facebook: South Norwood Animal Rescue and Liberty – SNARL

and on Twitter at @SNARLLondon

Keep an eye on their website for information and ways to support their work. Find it at http://snarl.org.uk/


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PETA and Outpaced are also offering a reward totally £10,000 for information that leads to a conviction.

Download a poster, like the one below, here: M25_animal_killer_poster – at March 2017


And Download the PDF of the flyer below here, to share: Keep cats safe This contains click through links.

This contains click through links.

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SCCA Question Time 3 – Taking the Arts Forward in Croydon – 16 March 2017

SCCA Question Time 3

Taking the Arts Forward in Croydon  

Venue: Croydon College
Date: Thursday 16 March, 2017

Doors Open 18.00
Croydon Performers 18.30
Question Time 19.00-20.45

Free registration and further details at 

Enquiries to scca@btconnect.com

In the third of SCCA’s occasional series of public Question Times on issues which matter to Croydon, a knowledgeable local panel will answer questions and debate the future of the arts in Croydon.

Question Time provides an opportunity to question and clarify the future of all aspects of the arts in Croydon across the board.

The panellists are:

Paula Murray: Creative Director, Croydon Council

Anusha Subramanyam: Founder of the Beeja Dance Company: dancer, choreographer, teacher and dance movement therapist

Esther Sutton: Chair of Pub Watch and landlord of the music rich The Oval Tavern

Stuart Worden: Principal, The Brit School

The panel will be chaired by:

Paul Macey: Community Development Manager with Croydon Voluntary Action and leader of Asset Based Community Development initiatives such as Thornton Heath Arts Week and Big Local Broad Green


Download the flyer here: SCCA QT3 Taking the Arts Forward in Croydon


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SCCA website