How to report large parties and unlicensed music events this weekend in Croydon

Croydon Council advises:

“In response to concerns about large parties and unlicensed music events in a number of Croydon parks and recreation areas we have set up a dedicated telephone number to aid residents to report these events.


The number is 020 8604 7347. It will be staffed from 4pm on Friday 31 July until 6am on Sunday 2nd August.


Please use it to report either an ongoing unlicensed music event or suspected preparations/set up for such an event. Please feel free to share this number with your networks.


We will review this approach next week to see whether it has improved our responsiveness to resident concerns and would welcome feedback from you on Monday.


If this route does prove effective, we will operate this reporting mechanism for weekends throughout August. It is our intention for this to be temporary measure to deal with a largely seasonal problem.


All other noise complaints should be reported via the normal route on 020 8726 6000 or if it is an emergency call 999.”

CCC is happy to collect and deliver sorted donations to Purley Food Hub and The Vine, New Addington

Can YOU help?

We are supporting Purley Food Hub and The Vine in New Addington by collecting and dropping off donations to these long-established food banks.

They are dealing with greatly increased demand on their services, as are all food banks in Croydon due to COVID-19.

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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