BE EXCEPTIONAL workshop for 16 to 23-year-olds in Croydon at Braithwaite Halls, Fri 21 Feb, 2020

The Be Exceptional workshop is for young people between the ages of 16-23, with snacks and refreshments provided.
The workshop is run by Bettering Education working in partnership with CAYSH.
The aim of the workshop is to support young people to develop their teamwork, confidence and communication skills. There will be interactive games and challenges throughout!
You can read an attendee review of a previous workshop here.

Bettering Education
Twitter: @betteringed

Twitter: @CAYSH

Croydon Local Plan – deadline extended to 20 Jan, 2020

Croydon Council has announced that the deadline for responding to the Croydon Local Plan review has now been extended to 20 January 2020.

Don’t miss the opportunity to have your say! All details here.

Find details of the consultation, how others have responded or concerns they have raised, here:

Croydon Local Plan review – how to respond

Riddlesdown Residents’ Association – concerns

Friends of Sanderstead Rec – concerns about building on the Rec

CPRE  London – concerns about traffic, pollution and congestion

16 to 30 years old and live in Croydon? Participants wanted for new BBC3 series ‘The Unshockable Dr Ronx’

 The Garden Productions, a television production company based in London, is looking for 16-30-year-olds for an episode focusing on health issues in Croydon for a new programme they are producing for BBC Three.

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Has your organisation or group registered for Croydon’s eMarketPlace?

Croydon’s very own eMarketPlace is coming and it offers the opportunity to ensure that local organisations, community groups and projects are visible and accessible by local residents in need of care and support and health and wellbeing services.

The eMarketPlace will go live on December 2019 and will offer members of the public, including those in receipt of direct payments and self-funders, the ability to search, choose and buy health, wellbeing and social care services in Croydon.

Croydon Council has been engaging with the whole market to raise awareness of the council’s eMarketplace, which will reflect a wide range of services and activities available to residents living in Croydon.

By joining before the 31st October 2019, you will be ensuring your organisation is listed when the site is launched in December 2019.

Registering is quick and easy, just the link:

Need more information about the eMarketplace?
Attend the Council’s next engagement session on the 17th October – 2-4pm @the Croydon Conference centre. Please confirm your attendance by emailing

Don’t miss the Black History Month concert evening at St George’s Shirley – 19 Oct 2019

St George’s CofE Church in Shirley invites you for a fantastic evening of food, music, poetry, entertainment and dancing at their first Black History Month Concert which is not to be missed!

The evening starts at 6pm with a fusion buffet and drinks to give a taste of different foods from Africa and West Indies.

This is followed by the evening’s concert from 7pm to 10pm, offering a mixture of music and poetry reflecting the richness and diversity of Africa and the West Indies in the UK.

There will be art on display, including imagery from the Windrush Generation, paintings from Nigerian’s own son DRE, and arts and crafts available for sale in support of the Hope Foundation in Ghana.

And, to round off the evening, from 10-11pm, there’s a “shake a leg” session brought to you by DJ Sabastian.

You really cannot afford to miss this event!!

This evening has been made possible by the support of Shirley North Councillors – Cllr Sue Bennett, Cllr Gareth Streeter and Cllr Richard Chatterjee.

Book your place via Eventbrite at

Performances by:

Steel pianist Delphina James

Croydon’s own SDA gospel choir

Calypso composer Alexander D Great

Poetry Reading by Marie Reynolds

African Art Exhibition by Nigerian’s own DRE

Songstress Melissa James

Guest Speak Michael King, son of  the Late Sam Beaver King MBE