Public meeting on Thornton Heath Rec – 14 August at 6.30pm in St Andrew’s Church hall

Have you got concerns or ideas to improve Thornton Heath Rec to ensure that it is a place for all to enjoy?

Why not go along to the meeting where local ward councillors, Croydon Council officers and the local policing team can hear your views?

The Dog Awareness event in Lloyd Park, Croydon was a great success!

Croydon Council dog warden service works in close partnership with Dogs Trust to help promote responsible dog ownership. They held a Dog Awareness Event in Lloyd Park yesterday which was a great success.

Tara Boswell, Croydon Dog Warden reports,
“Yesterday’s event in Lloyd Park went really well, the sun came out and we micro-chipped 12 dogs, updated the microchip details for 6 and handed out 11 low-cost neutering vouchers. Some dogs also had a go at our fun agility.”

“By preventing unwanted litters and ensuring dogs within the borough are microchipped and up to date, we are able to help tackle the problem of unwanted strays and reunite missing dogs with their owners much faster without the need for kennelling, so this was a great outcome.”

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They are also running a ‘£35 Neutering’ initiative during 2017 and it is not too late to see if you qualify for help.

There is a UK wide overpopulation of unwanted dogs and although this is due to a large number of unscrupulous backyard breeders, there are also many owners who would like to have their dog neutered but simply cannot afford it, which leads to accidental litters, continuous straying, dog thefts and unneutered dogs being sold to new owners, antisocial behaviour involving dogs and dangerous dogs so it is hoped that this initiative will help curb these problems. To find out more, click here.

*Did you know that as of 6th April 2016, all dogs must be microchipped by law? 
For more information, see www.chipmydog.org.uk

Surrey Street Sunday market relaunches 17 Sept! Take part in the survey

Great news!

Due to popular demand, Surrey Street Sunday Market will be relaunched from 17 September 2017!

The Sunday market seeks to provide local residents and visitors with an alternative range of goods and foods as well as an exciting events programme.

Croydon Council would love to hear what you would like to see and experience from the Sunday market, including the types of goods sold and events hosted.

Get involved and complete our short survey by 3 September 2017 to give them your views: https://getinvolved.croydon.gov.uk/survey/510

Grassroots funding opportunity from Healthwatch Croydon – Round 1 closes 21 August 2017

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Would you like to run an activity or event for local people that is fun AND allows the NHS to speak to individuals about their experiences of health services? A maximum of £750 per event is available. Examples of events include tea dances, pottery classes, pizza and movie afternoons or cultural activities.

Healthwatch Croydon would like to fund activities and events that would be enjoyable for Croydon residents and give them an opportunity to share their views with a member of staff from the NHS.

Healthwatch Croydon is particularly interested in events on the following:

  • Children and young people.
  • People with learning disabilities.
  • People with mental health conditions.
  • Older people.
  • People for whom English is not a first language.
  • Pregnant women and those who have recently given birth.
  • People with physical disabilities.
  • Transgender people.
  • LGBT communities.
  • People from different races and of different religions.
  • Carers.
  • Socio-economically deprived communities.
  • Those affected by cancer.

 

For further information on how to apply for the Grassroots funding, please read the guidance notes for applicants and complete the application form.

The closing date for the first round of applications is Monday 21 August 2017 by noon Please sent to the completed application to yinka.alowooja@healthwatchcroydon.co.uk

Guidance notes: Grassroots Application Guidance

Application form: Grassroots Application form 17-18

 

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Dog Awareness event in Lloyd Park, Croydon – 10 August 2017 from 11am to 3pm

Croydon Council dog warden service works in close partnership with Dogs Trust to help promote responsible dog ownership.

They are running a ‘£35 Neutering’ initiative during 2017.

There is a UK wide overpopulation of unwanted dogs and although this is due to a large number of unscrupulous backyard breeders, there are also many owners who would like to have their dog neutered but simply cannot afford it, which leads to accidental litters, continuous straying, dog thefts and unneutered dogs being sold to new owners, antisocial behaviour involving dogs and dangerous dogs so I hope this initiative will help curb these problems. To find out more, click here.

In addition to this campaign, they are also holding a dog awareness event on August 10 in Lloyd Park.

This event includes:

·         Free microchipping*

·         Free I.D tags

·         Free behavioural and training advice

·         Low-cost neutering vouchers

·         Lost dogs advice

·         Rescue and stray dog adoption information

·         Dogs and the law

·         Advice on dog related issues within the borough

 

*Did you know that as of 6th April 2016, all dogs must be microchipped by law? 
For more information, see www.chipmydog.org.uk

Nominations open for 2017 Mayor’s Civic Awards

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Do you know a dedicated volunteer, an entrepreneur with Croydon’s community at the heart of their business or an inspirational young person who has excelled in the face of adversity?

Croydon Council is looking for community heroes from across the borough who deserved to be honoured and have their actions recognised at the 2017 Mayor of Croydon’s Civic Awards.

The annual awards ceremony is a chance to celebrate the exceptional people who make Croydon a brilliant place for people to live, grow, work and visit.

This could be someone who has made an outstanding contribution to the health and well-being of residents, a person who takes pride in keeping Croydon clean and green or a young person who has transformed their own life and is now helping others do the same.

Nominations can be made in 10 categories, which are:

  • Volunteer of the Year
  • Voluntary Group of the Year
  • Contribution to Sport and Healthy Living
  • Don’t Mess with Croydon – Take Pride
  • Business in the Community
  • Fairer Croydon
  • Carer of the Year
  • Good Neighbour
  • Young Achiever of the Year
  • Stronger Together

All entries must be submitted by Friday 8 September. The finalists in each of the categories will be announced later that month and invited to attend a glittering ceremony on Tuesday 17 October where the award winners will be revealed.

Screen Shot 2017-08-04 at 11.13.12   Mayor of Croydon Councillor Toni Letts, said,

“There are so many unsung heroes in Croydon, who selflessly put in a huge amount of t

ime and effort to not only improve the lives of those around them, but also the lives of the wider community. These awards are a fantastic way of recognising and celebrating what they do and nominating someone you know could also be the perfect way to say thank you.”

 

To nominate an individual, group or organisation, please visit the awards page online at www.croydon.gov.uk/civicawards or complete the nomination form in Word and email it to civicawards@croydon.gov.uk 

For help or guidance completing a nomination please contact 020 8604 7042.