Help Purley Food Hub in July 2017

PFH logoPurley Food Hub is a registered charity, keen to receive donations to support their work.

It serves people in need in Croydon, not just the immediate Purley area.

Purley Food Hub appreciates the generous food donations received from community groups, churches and schools and individuals to support their work.

Purley Food Hub thanks everyone for their ongoing support and reports,


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Croydon Saffron Central update, including how to get involved and Croydon Pridefest

Croydon Saffron Central is being entered again in the RHS London In Bloom ‘It’s Your Neighbourhood Awards’.

Last year Saffron Central received a Level 4 Award of ‘Thriving’ with 79%!  It was judged again on 30th June 2017!

The rationale for the Hearts and Rainbows theme is that this year sees not only the 50th Anniversary of ‘The Summer of Love’ but that the site will also be next door to Croydon PrideFest 2017 on the 15 July 2017. What better way could the community & Croydon Saffron Central embrace this than by showing some love and creating a giant rainbow flag?

The idea is simple, from left to right (facing St Georges House) each bed will house – Red, Orange, Yellow, Green, Blue & Violet flowering plants.

Here’s one the founder of Saffron Central, Ally McKinlay, prepared earlier.




Thursday 13th July – Private view – 6pm – 8pm 

A chance to see the ‘Chasing Rainbows’ space before the Pridefest & the very last opportunity to add a plant or art installation (ideally already potted as this is a celebration & not a work day!

Saturday 15th July – Pridefest – 11am – 1pm 

Saffron Central has been advised to open and close early as the party will no doubt gather momentum over the day.


Crocus Corms – If people would like to take some away they are most welcome as they are in a dormant state at the moment.  We have lots of paper bags from the Croydon Heritage Festival!!!



On Twitter @CroydonSaffron

On Facebook: Croydon Saffron Central

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Progress filling the lanes with flowering plants. Could you help reach the target by donation a plant or two?

David Lean Cinema – July & August 2017 screenings



Bookings for David Lean Screenings

David Lean Cinema: how to book
Tickets for all screenings are £8. Concessions (persons aged 60 and over, full-time students, claimants and people with disabilities) £6.50. Bookings can be made:
Online: via the David Lean website:

Box office partnership with Wallace Arnold Worldchoice
You can buy tickets at Wallace Arnold Worldchoice at 62 George Street.  They are on the Clocktower side of George Street, close to Wellesley Road but in the section adjacent to North End. Opening hours are 9am to 5.30pm Monday to Friday and 9am to 4.30pm Saturday.

Croydon Clocktower: our Clocktower box office, located next to the Arts Bar, is open for one hour before every film. Tickets can be purchased for all films, subject to availability. This location is CASH ONLY.

All the above services close 2.5 hours before any particular film, with the exception of the Clocktower box office.

Wheelchairs: front row places can be booked via all the above methods. If you wish to book a complimentary seat for a helper, please request this by emailing:

Facebook and Twitter

The Facebook page is a useful resource for anyone interested in screening updates, photo albums and the latest press coverage.

For additional reminders and film-related news, follow on Twitter: @SaveDavidLean

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It’s not long now until Croydon PrideFest – Saturday 15 July

 Croydon PrideFest 

Saturday, July 15, 2017

from 12 noon to 8pm

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Croydon PrideFest is back for 2017!

The theme of this year’s event will be 50 years of LGBT equality – marking the 50th anniversary of the 1967 Act that partially decriminalised homosexuality.

The Pride parade and festival will take place on July 15,  2017.   There will be live music, dance, food and drink for all to enjoy. There will also be community groups and charities promoting what they do, in and around Croydon. The procession will begin at North End, through Croydon, heading towards the main festival area in Queen’s Gardens.

The procession will begin at North End, heading towards the main festival area in Queen’s Gardens.

The festival, which will also feature stalls and exhibits, will have cabaret and comedy on offer until 8pm, followed by a number of after-parties. Headline acts arranged include Edinburgh Festival turn Topping and Butch.

The organising committee report,

We had a great turnout last year, and are hoping for an even bigger turnout this year!

We welcome all individuals or organisations who wish to take part in the parade to come and join us.

We hope to demonstrate the amazing level of support for Pride in Croydon.” 


It is likely that there will be stalls, exhibits and information about local LGBT groups & their allies, including Croydon Area Gay Society ( CAGS)Aurora – Croydon’s LGBT Police Consultation Group,  Rainbows Across Borders – a voluntary self-help group for LGBT asylum seekers who are fleeing persecution of oppressive homophobic/transphobic regimes, Transpals,  and the Croydon LGBT+ Network Group.

Croydon Pride Festival is an event for anyone from Croydon’s wonderfully diverse & friendly community to enjoy.

Make sure to watch the official Croydon PrideFest website for further details and updates.

Keep up to date on Facebook: CroydonPrideFest

Follow on Twitter: @CroydonPride

Croydon BME Forum’s meeting on domestic abuse – Thursday 20 July, 6.30 – 8.30pm


Domestic abuse can affect people of all ages, backgrounds and religions.The Croydon BME Forum

The Croydon BME Forum is working with Bromley & Croydon Women’s Aid.  They want to reduce incidents of Domestic Abuse in Croydon for women. They also want more women from the black, Asian and minority ethnic communities to come forward and seek support for domestic abuse.  They would like to hear your views and recommendations on how they can better the services for BAME women.

The meeting will be held at Croydon BME Forum,  56A Mitcham Road, Croydon, CR0 3RG


T: 020 8684 3719

Keep up to date by following Croydon BME Forum on Twitter @CroydonBMEForum,  and Croydon BME forum on Facebook.

Alpha’s Mates Summer Party! An LGBT networking event on 30 June 2017 in Clapham

Alpha’s Mates is an LGBT networking event.
Alpha’s Mates have held events in Croydon in the past and plan to do so in the future. The next event is in Clapham.

Join Alpha’s Mates at The Fu Manchu in Clapham (Nearest Tube – Clapham Common) on FRIDAY 30 June from 7.00pm.

With live music and entertainment:

Tickets are £7 for early bird or £10 on the door.

There will be a chance to win some great prizes too – So make sure you get your early bird tickets from Eventbrite NOW!

And don’t forget to spread the word!

The organisers are looking forward to seeing you there.

Alpha’s Mates
Like Alpha’s Mates on Facebook at Alpha Mates
on Instagram @alpha.mates

and on Twitter at @AlphasMates

Are you a carer from African, Asian, Caribbean or mixed race heritage? A Healthwatch Croydon event in association with Croydon BME Forum to hear your views (27/28/29 June 2017, from 11am to 1pm)

At Croydon BME Forum  56A Mitcham Road, Croydon, CR0 3RG

TO BOOK A PLACE, visit the Healthwatch Croydon events page here.

Additional events are being held at the Carers Support Centre in 24 George Street, Croydon, CR0 1PB on July 5 and July 12.

An evening focus group has been arranged for Friday 4th July 2017. 18:45 -19:45. at Carers Support Centre also.

Croydon BME Forum

T: 020 8684 3719
W: Twitter
Twitter @CroydonBMEForum
Croydon BME Forum on Facebook.