Caitlin and Lucy Ann are litter picking in New Addington on Mondays and they would love your support and help!

Caitin and Lucy are on a mission to clean up New Addington and they would love YOU to join them!

Caitlin and Lucy Ann have been out over the last few weeks to clear litter in New Addington.  They are Year 11 students at Meridian High School. They both grew up and live in New Addington.

Caitlin says,

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Caitlin and Lucy will be litter picking in New Addington again on Mon 15 Oct, 2018

Caitin and Lucy are on a mission to clean up New Addington and they would love YOU to join them!

Caitlin and Lucy have been out over the last few weeks to clear litter in New Addington.  They are Year 11 students at Meridian High School. They both grew up and live in New Addington.

Caitlin says,

“As I’ve grown up I have noticed a change in the community atmosphere, as a result of this, I asked Lucy if she felt the same.  As we had a mutual agreement, we decided to make an impact. We hope that the wider community will join us and get involved.”

Caitlin and Lucy are planning to litter-pick again in New Addington on Monday, 15 October.  They’d love you to say hello if you see them or to join in.

Where should they focus their efforts?
We plan to advertise and promote future events, but Caitlin and Lucy are keen to hear from people about areas in New Addington that they would like targetted for litter picks.  Please email us or add a comment to this post and we’ll pass the request on. 

If you would like to help, please keep an eye out.

We will pass on details of future events and hope to post updates.

Join Caitlin and Lucy to litter pick in New Addington – 1 Oct 2018

Caitin and Lucy are on a mission to clean up New Addington and they would love YOU to join them!

Caitlin and Lucy have been out over the weekend to clear litter in New Addington.  They are Year 11 students at Meridian High School. They both grew up and live in New Addington.

Caitlin says,

“As I’ve grown up I have noticed a change in the community atmosphere, as a result of this, I asked Lucy if she felt the same.  As we had a mutual agreement, we decided to make an impact. We hope that the wider community will join us and get involved.”

Caitlin and Lucy are planning to litter-pick again in New Addington on Monday 1, October.  They’d love you to say hello if you see them or to join in.

They will be linking with New Addington Pathfinders to advertise future events as well as Tracey Bellamy from the Council, who anyone can contact to get council support for litter picks.

If you would like to help, please keep an eye out. We will pass on details of future events and hope to post updates.

Public meeting – RUBBISH! – Refuse, recycling & fly-tipping in Croydon – Thurs, 28 June

Come along to discuss the issues and learn more about the new arrangements for refuse and recycling. Responses to the questions and points raised at our previous meeting on the subject are being prepared by council officers and will be available shortly.

Council officers and councillors have been invited to attend to speak, to hear your views and respond to your questions.

If you are involved in a group that is working to tackle litter and flytipping, come along to promote what you do.

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 ensure that you book a free place to attend.

Our meetings are open to all and are strictly apolitical.

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Doors open at 6.30pm, when tea and coffee will be available and you’ll have the chance to meet and chat with others attending. We’ll have local information on display with copies for you to take away. 

The meeting will start at 7pm and close around 8.30pm to allow people to speak informally with others, with the event finishing by 9pm.

Please check our website for updates prior to the event.

Booking:

Please book a free place on Eventbrite here: http://croydoncc.eventbrite.co.uk/

This helps us to cater for numbers and ensures that the meeting start is not delayed.

If you cannot book via Eventbrite, please email us at CroydonNeighbourhoods@gmail.com and we can book for you.

Please note:
Booking for this meeting is essential.

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Download a copy of the flyer to share here: CCC A5 flyer – June 2018

Getting there:
There is no general parking available at this venue, but it’s a central location with good transport links. We may be able to cater for blue badge holders, so please get in touch well ahead of the event if this applies to you.

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

Please see FAQs on Eventbrite as you book.

Purley Food Hub collection
We will be collecting items on the night for Purley Food Hub, who cater for clients from across Croydon. Find the latest list of most needed items, here.

Want to receive notification of our meetings and occasional updates?
You can also join our mailing list to get an invitation to our events and occasional updates via email by emailing CroydonNeighbourhoods@gmail.com with your name and ‘Add me’ in the subject line.

NEW kerbside Christmas tree recycling service in Croydon alongside drop off points

There is now really no excuse to not dispose of your real Christmas tree responsibly.

Croydon Council is offering a new Christmas tree collection service as well as the drop off points for recycling of Christmas trees this year.

 Kerbside recycling
The service will run from Monday 8 January to Friday 19 January 2018.

All you need to do is put your real Christmas tree next to your landfill bin on your collection day.

Before you put your tree out for collection, please make sure you have removed all decorations, stands and pots. If these have not been removed, your tree may not be collected.

Christmas tree collection points:

Christmas trees can be recycled at the council’s Refuse and Recycling Centres or at specific drop off points across the borough.

Take your real Christmas tree to any collection point between Sunday 7 January to Sunday 14 January 2018.

Please do not leave your real Christmas tree at a collection point after 14 January as it will be considered to be fly-tipping, for which you can face a penalty. You’ll need to take it to one of the refuse and recycling centres if you miss the deadline.

 

Ward Collection point
Ashburton Ashburton Park (access from Tenterden Road)
Coulsdon East Grange Park, Canon’s Hill
Fairfield Oaks Road / Coombe Road car park
Heathfield Addington Park car park, Gravel Hill
Kenley Kenley Residents’ Association, Oaks Road Green
New Addington Central Parade car park
New Addington Fisher’s Farm Reuse and Recycling Centre, North Downs Road
Norbury Granville Gardens car park
Purley Upper Woodcote Village Residents’ Association, Woodcote Village Green
Purley Purley Oaks Reuse and Recycling centre, Brighton Road
Selsdon Selsdon Recreation Ground (access from Woodlands Gardens)
Shirley Monks Orchard Green
Shirley Shirley Park, Green Court Gardens Green
Waddon Factory Lane Reuse and Recycling centre, Factory Lane

 

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Whatever you do, please don’t fly-tip or bin your tree!

Screen Shot 2015-12-31 at 18.09.31For full details including a map and other details see the council’s website, here.

Did you know that you can no longer dispose of paint at Croydon’s Recycling Centres?

Paint is now classed as hazardous waste and, therefore, Croydon Council are unable to accept it at any of their three reuse and recycling centres.  Paint is a liquid, resulting in spillage if the container is damaged.
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If you have any usable surplus paint, please try offering it to friends, local community groups or you can contact Community Re-Paint
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Alternatively, for disposal 
Water-based paints
You can dispose of “solid” water-based paint, which will be sent to landfill but it needs to be solid. To make paint solid, you have to remove the lid from the can and leave it off for a number of weeks before replacing the lid before disposing of it. Adding sand or cat litter makes it go hard quicker or you can buy a special hardener.
Recycling Centre staff may want to see that the paint is hard before accepting it for disposal.
Empty paint cans (plastic or metal) or dried water based paint can be disposed of at the Council’s recycling centres.
Oil paints
In the case of oil paint, this is a bit more difficult. Oil based paint is now given a chemicals advisory notice and needs to be collected by the City of London. Further information and details about this service can be found on the City of London website.
The City of London Corporation provides a collection service for boxed chemical and paint only. You are entitled to three collections of 50L of containers per rolling year. Chemicals and paint tins must be put into cardboard boxes for collection.
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