The long-awaited announcement regarding the arrangements for the launch of the Croydon Opportunity and Fairness Commission’s final report has finally been announced and is as follows.
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The Bishop of Croydon, who chairs the commission, writes:
You are cordially invited to the launch of the Croydon Opportunity and Fairness Commission’s final report at 6:30pm on Thursday 28 January 2016 at Croydon College.
The launch marks the culmination of the Commission’s work and comes at a time of significant change for our borough. Changes in government funding mean that local government will have to make difficult decisions about how it can serve the people of the borough with far less resources, at the same time as life becomes more and more challenging for those dependent on benefits. On the other hand, the re-development of central Croydon and new developments across the borough present a huge opportunity for new and better jobs and security. The choice is before us as to how we work together so that these changes lead to a better borough for all its residents, workers and businesses. I do hope that you will be able to join us for the launch, and to join with others from all sectors of Croydon in becoming part of the changes we hope for.
The Commission will set out its findings and ideas about what can be done to improve the borough. These have developed out of our engagement with individuals and organisations over the past year, and have been further refined over the last few months since the release of our interim report, which can be accessed here. We will then ask individuals and organisations to come forward and make commitments to help make these ideas reality.
There will be refreshments and an opportunity to meet new people. The Young Commission, who have engaged with young people across the borough to hear their views, will give a presentation about their work.
Copies of our final report will also be available.
I would be grateful if you could RSVP to let us know if you will be joining us, either by replying to this e-mail or reserving a place on this link: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/croydon-opportunity-and-fairness-commission-final-report-launch-tickets-20128751638
Should you have any questions please e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org or call 0800 612 2182.
I look forward to seeing you on the day.
With all best wishes,
Rt Rev’d Jonathan Clark
For details and updates see www.opportunitycroydon.org
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