Updates and notices of meeting – 10 May 2017

Thank you!
Thanks to those who attended our meeting on Rubbish in Croydon – Refuse, recycling and fly-tipping.

Thanks too to everyone who booked a place ahead of the night and to the kind attendees who stepped in to help in a variety of ways on the night, including setting up, clearing away and covering the registration desk. It was appreciated.

One of the issues discussed on the night. Black bags of domestic waste dumped one night, torn apart by foxes during the night before they could be cleared.

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, followed by a council response to questions and points made at the meeting.

Updates from previous meetings

Croydon Air Quality plan
Cllr Stuart King responded promptly to a query arising from the last meeting. Residents will have the opportunity to contribute to the Air Quality Action Plan but the consultation has been postponed due to the election.

Notices

Summer Lunchtime Recitals on Fridays at Croydon Minster – Fridays from May 12
These start on Friday 12 May and run weekly, through to Friday 16 May. Feel free to bring a packed lunch. The events are free but donations are welcome. See: https://croydoncc.wordpress.com/2017/05/08/summer-lunchtime-recitals-on-friday-at-croydon-minster-starting-may-12/

Saffron Central
Saffron Central is the brainchild of Ally McKinlay, who crowdfunded for a  pop-up crocus farm on the empty Taberner House site. As building work has not yet started, Saffron Central have had an extension. To link with Croydon Pride on 15 July, which will be held in Queens Gardens, Ally is working on a Hearts and Flowers theme, to link with Croydon PrideFest and the Croydon Summer of Love festival being held in Wandle Park.

Work starting this Saturday, 13 May with tasks such as clearing crocuses and preparing the planting aisles. All are welcome to get involved in this community venture. Why not pop along and find out more? Donations of flowering plants, durable artwork linking to the theme, offers of help or donations all welcome!

This is just the first of many sessions where the community can get involved.  See the post here for more details.

Indoor Car Boot sale – May 13
At St Mary’s, Addington Village, on Saturday 13 May from 9am to 1pm. See:  https://croydoncc.wordpress.com/2017/05/05/indoor-car-boot-sale-at-st-marys-addington-village-13-may-from-9am-to-1pm/

 

 

 

South Norwood’s Sensible Garden

The garden is situated in South Norwood High Street SE25, opposite the Harris Academy and near the Goat House bridge.

The workday this Sunday, as mentioned in the meeting, has been postponed as Crystal Palace are playing at home that day. Sunday 21 May is the new date.

New helpers are always welcome, particularly anyone who could offer to water the garden during dry spells.

The garden has a Facebook page. See The Sensible Garden

Helpers tend to meet on Sundays but it is not a regular arrangement as yet.

A party is planned for June 18 from 1pm, including music from the ’60’s and 70’s. Bring food and love to share. All welcome.  This event is in fond remembrance of Jo Cox MP and to honour Robbie Gibson who has been missing since June 13, 2016.

Friends Coffee morning – May 17

The Asian Resource Centre in Croydon is hosting a monthly coffee morning at CVA on the London Road, West Croydon. The next is on Wednesday 17 May from 10.30am to 12.30pm. See: https://croydoncc.wordpress.com/2017/05/09/friends-coffee-morning-weds-17-may-with-asian-resource-centre-in-croydon/

 

Afternoon Car Boot Sale – May 21
A series of boot sales will be held at Croydon Postal Club in Warlingham, with the first on Sunday 21 May.  Open from noon with sellers admitted from 11am. Click here for details.

 

 

Faiths Together in Croydon – Respect event – May 24
Save the date. More details to follow shortly.

Carer’s Week – 12 to 18 June
A variety of events organised for carers in Croydon, including Care’s Information Day on 14 June in the Community Space, at Bernard Weatherill House.

 

Croydon Pridefest – July 15
For details of Croydon Pridefest, see https://croydoncc.wordpress.com/2017/04/28/croydon-pridefest-is-back-in-2017-save-the-date/

 

 

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. Free 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
Thanks were given to people who had brought along items to the meeting to donate.  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 May 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.

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

 

Next meeting
This will be announced shortly but there will be no meeting in June.

Free English Classes for Women in Croydon – starts 13 April 2015

Do you want to improve your English and learn about living in the UK?

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Eligibility:

  • You must have been legally resident in UK for less than TEN years.
  • You must not hold British or EU nationalities/passports.
  • People who have come on student visas or are Asylum Seekers/Refugees are NOT eligible.
  • Passports are checked to confirm eligibility.

Format:
The course will run for 10 weeks, from 10 am to 12:30 pm and starts on Monday, 13 April, 2015.

To apply or for further details:

Please get in touch with Aneeqa Malik on 07828 104744 or email aneeqa@theloopglobal.com

English classes

On the final session of the first course, Aneeqa writes,

Thus it comes to an end..with a lot of tears and emotions…the journey that started 10 weeks ago when all these ladies came in a little reserved and some less confident…now hugging each other as closest buddies 🙂

You can read more about the previous courses here: http://www.theloopglobal.com/#/blog/4582718301