Public Meeting – Issues & solutions – Sept 20 is postponed

This is one of three meetings organised for this month and it is being postponed. Everyone who has booked has been advised of this.

This meeting will be rescheduled.

How can communities in Croydon support each other to make Croydon a better place?

What positive initiatives are taking place?

What solutions have been found to address issues?

What more could be done?

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Our meeting on 27 September on counter-terrorism – how you can help the police and how to keep yourself, family, friends, those in your community & others safe if an act of terrorism were to occur, is now our priority.

Please book a place
Please book a place if you haven’t already as places are booking up fast!

Priority will be given to those that book a place.

If you have difficulty booking or have any other queries please email us at CroydonNeighbourhoods@gmail.com.

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Donations to Purley Food Hub
We will be collecting donations for Purley Food Hub again at this meeting.  The list for September 2017 can be found here but do bring along any item you’d like to donate.   

 

Want to receive notices of this and future events?
You can also join our mailing list to get an invitation to our events and occasional updates via email by emailing CroydonNeighbourhoods@gmail.com

 

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Public Meeting – What to do in a terrorist incident & how to keep communities safe – Weds 27 Sept 2017

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We are holding a meeting with the Met Police Counter Terrorism team in Croydon to inform the local community.

Come along to hear the presentation from officers of the Counter Terrorism team in Croydon and to have your questions answered.

Find out what you can do as a citizen to help combat acts of terrorism, how to reporting suspicions and what steps you could take to keep yourself and others safe if caught up in an actual or suspected terrorist incident.

Everyone is welcome to attend this free event. Representatives of groups, organisations and individuals who have links with the wider community are particularly welcome as they can act as conduits for disseminating information and advice. This would also be a useful meeting for young people to attend.

The meeting will be held in the hall to the rear of:

St. Michael and All Angels with St. James
Poplar Walk
Croydon
CR0 1UA

Enter via the gate to the left of the Church.

Please book a free place to attend.

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On the night:
Doors open at
 6pm
After registration, tea and coffee will be available along with an opportunity for informal networking. There will be community information on display, with copies to take away.

The meeting will start at 6.20pm with a talk by the Counter Terrorism team, followed by a Q&A

The meeting will close by 8pm.

Please book a place
If you have difficulty booking or have any other queries please email us at CroydonNeighbourhoods@gmail.com.

FAQs
Who can attend?
Anyone with an interest.

Is there a cost?
No. Places are free.

Do I need to book a place?
Yes, please. Booking via Eventbrite, whether or not you bring your ticket with you, will speed up your entry, so please book or email us so we can sort out registration ahead of the event.

PLEASE NOTE: Those who pre-book will be given preference if numbers exceed capacity at any meeting.

Are meetings and activities aligned to any political party?
CCC is strictly apolitical. Everyone attending is asked to respect this in the comments made during meetings and in any literature brought to the meeting.  If you are unsure, please ask!

Is the venue accessible?
Yes. The venue is wheelchair accessible.

Parking can be provided for blue badge holders with prior notice so please get in touch well before the meeting so arrangements can be made.

There is no hearing loop but we endeavour to provide a microphone.

CCC activities are partly funded by a grant from Croydon Council but are independent of the Council.

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Our meetings are open to all and are strictly apolitical.

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Donations to Purley Food Hub
We will be collecting donations for Purley Food Hub again at this meeting.  The list for September 2017 can be found here but do bring along any item you’d like to donate if you would like to make a contribution.  Tinned vegetables, tinned meat and long life milk and toiletries are always welcome.

Getting there:
There is no general parking available at this venue, but it is in a central location with good transport links.

The hall is to the rear of the Church, accessed through the gate in the fencing to the left of the main Church entrance.

Want to receive notices of this and future events?
You can also join our mailing list to get an invitation to our events and occasional updates via email by emailing CroydonNeighbourhoods@gmail.com

 

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

CCC AGM 2017 – minutes and notes of public meeting

Thanks to everyone who attended our AGM and the public meeting that followed.  All who attended were emailed with a copy of the notes for comment prior to finalising.

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Updates and notices of meeting – AGM event – 4 July 2017

Thank you!
Thanks to those who attended our AGM and general meeting.

A display of local information was made available on the night, with copies to take away.

 

NOTICES & UPDATES
Here are the updates and notices of meeting.

The notes of meeting will follow after all attendees have had the opportunity to comment.

Updates from previous meetings
None

Notices

Click on the headings for details.

Comedy Festival at Stanley Halls – 8 & 9 July 2017

 

 

 

 

 

 

North Croydon Community Association’s Football competition and Fun Day – 8 July, 2017

 

 


 

 

 

Selsdon Community Picnic plus fun and games afternoon – Sunday 9 July, 2017

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Inter-faith bike ride and picnic in the park – 9 July 2017 

A Croydon Faiths Together event, organised in association with Croydon Council.

Register to ride from two starting points.  Visit several faith centres en route.

There will be a stop at BoxPark.

Or just come along to join the picnic at Park Hill Park in the afternoon.

All welcome, of all faiths or none.

 

Celebration Concert at St Matthew’s, Chichester Road – 9 July at 7.30pm

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Tickets available at church on Sunday or from the box office.

 

 

 

 

 

Croydon Pridefest – July 15
An event for all the family.

The event includes a parade, live music, children’s entertainment, stalls and much, much more.

 

This event includes the opportunity to visit Saffron Central on the old Taberner House site in Queens Gardens.

Click here for more info on Saffron Central and other activities there in the lead up to this event.

Welderlies Afternoon High Tea -for over 60s, their families and carers –  26 July, 2-5pm

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Interfaith Forum – September 10

The Croydon branch of the Ahmadiyya Muslim Community is running their third Interfaith Forum at the mosque in St James’s Road.

This is a free event but booking required to help the organisers cater for numbers. For details, click here.

 

 

 

SNARL and the cat killer
Details of South Norwood Animal Rescue and Liberty (SNARL)‘s work on the cat killer and copies of the flyers to download have been added to the CCC website. See: https://croydoncc.wordpress.com/2017/03/11/the-cat-killer-info-reward-for-info-and-what-you-can-do-to-help/

All were asked to keep spreading the word and to follow the advice given to keep pets safe. Flyers were also available at the meeting to take away.

SNARL are looking for people willing to help leaflet areas in Croydon. 

If interested, contact CCC who can pass details on.

Purley Food Hub
 Purley Food Hub serves Croydon and the organisation is always looking for donations to support their work. A list of items sought each month is produced.  Find the list for July here.

The Refugee Centre in West Croydon also seeks donations and CCC are currently waiting to receive an updated leaflet.

 

 

 

Local policing team newsletters
Anyone can sign up to these newsletters and occasional important updates from their local policing team. Newsletters also contain details of ward panel meetings.  Local policing teams are keen to hear from residents and business owners/workers on their priorities and concerns for the ward. 

CCC post all local policing team ward newsletters on the website, but in order to avoid delay and to ensure that people receive important updates as soon as they are released, do sign up directly with the local policing team (previously called the Safer Neighbourhood team) to get the information as soon as it is released.

Find all newsletters, here.

Ward panel meetings
The local policing team will also give you details of ward panel meetings where you can receive an update on policing on the ward and feed in your views.

 

Membership
If you wish to support our work, why not take up membership?

Members have voting rights.

 

Next meeting
We are taking a break over Summer.  Next meeting should be in September.

CCC AGM and Public Meeting – Tuesday 4 July 2017 – 7 to 9pm

Please join us for our public meeting in the hall to the rear of:

St. Michael and All Angels with St. James
Poplar Walk
Croydon
CR0 1UA

Enter via the gate to the left of the Church.

Please book a free place to attend.

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AGM at 7pm
Members are invited to attend the AGM, starting at 7pm, to receive a report on activities over the past year and to vote in the new committee.  Continue reading