CCC AGM and Public Meeting – Tuesday 4 July 2017 – 7 to 9pm

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Please join us for our public meeting 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 book a free place to attend.

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AGM at 7pm
Members are invited to attend the AGM, starting at 7pm, to receive a report on activities over the past year and to vote in the new committee. 

Public meeting
The AGM will be followed by a meeting, open to all, from 7.30 – 9pm. 

This meeting will be without set agenda. Anyone is welcome to raise an item for discussion in this meeting or to offer a notice. Feel free to note the item or notice as a comment on this post if you would like it prioritised.

The committee is particularly interested in hearing what you feel the focus of meetings in the year ahead should be.

Tea and coffee will be available on the night.

If you are unable to attend but would like your apologies noted, please email CroydonNeighbourhoods@gmail.com

Please book a free place to help us cater for numbers. We do not have full use of the hall so places are limited and preference will be given to members and to those booking a place.

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Elections
Any member can stand for election and this may be as a general committee member or for a specific post.  It is important though that anyone standing is willing to take an active role in the running of the group.

All committee roles are voluntary.

If you would like to know more, please get in touch.  The current committee is very happy to discuss this with you.

To indicate your intention to stand, please email  CroydonNeighbourhoods@gmail.com by 23 June.

All updates will appear here on our website.

CCC events are open to everyone and our activities are apolitical.

 

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Public Meeting – Rubbish revisited! Weds 10 May 2017

Three years on from our first meeting on the subject and due to continued borough-wide interest, the committee is pleased to announce a public meeting to follow up on the subject.

RUBBISH revisited!

Everyone’s talking about refuse, recycling and flytipping; a borough-wide issue.

 

Please join us for our public meeting 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 book a free place to attend.

St Michael front

Questions & comments:
Please provide these as soon as possible and at least a fortnight prior to the meeting.  You can do as a comment of this post. Alternatively, you can email us and we will post for you.

Please keep questions and comments short and to the point.

A council officer has agreed to provide a response.  All councillors are also invited to attend.

Download a flyer to share, here: RUBBISH! Refuse, Recycling and Flytipping.

On the night:
Doors open at 7pm. After registration, tea and coffee will be available, and an opportunity for informal networking. There will be community information on display.

The meeting will start at 7.30pm with brief introductions and notices.

This is your chance to express your views and get questions on the subject answered.

Please book a place
If you have difficulty booking or have any other queries please email us at CroydonNeighbourhoods@gmail.com.

FAQs
Who can attend?
Anyone with an interest in Croydon.

Is there a cost?
No. Places are free.

Do I need to book a place?
Yes, please. This will speed up registration and means you won’t need to provide details on the night.

We can register you manually on the night if you haven’t booked and if places are still available but this may mean queuing, delayed entry and potentially delaying the start of the meeting which we’d prefer to avoid.

Booking via Eventbrite, whether or not you bring your ticket with you, will speed up your entry, so please do book or email us so we can sort out registration ahead of the event.

PLEASE NOTE: Those who pre-book will be given preference if numbers exceed capacity at any meeting.

Is this council led or run?
No. CCC is an independent group run by Croydon residents. CCC is partly funded by a small grant from Croydon Council but is independent of the council.

Are meetings and activities aligned to any political party?
CCC is strictly apolitical. Everyone attending is asked to respect this in the comments made during meetings and in any literature brought to the meeting.

Is the venue accessible?
Yes. The venue is wheelchair accessible.

Parking can be provided for blue badge holders with prior notice so please get in touch well before the meeting so arrangements can be made.

There is no hearing loop.

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There will also be local information on display and copies to take away.

Our meetings are open to all and are strictly apolitical.

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Donations to Purley Food Hub
We will be collecting donations for Purley Food Hub again at this meeting.  The list for May 2017 is here. Canned fruit, canned vegetables, tinned meat, can openers and basic toiletries are always welcome.

Getting there:
There is no general parking available at this venue, but its 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.

Want to receive notices of this and future events?
You can also join our mailing list to get an invitation to our events and occasional updates via email by emailing CroydonNeighbourhoods@gmail.com

 

Questions and points offered prior to the meeting are listed below in the comments.

The photo below was taken by a resident, showing the mess the morning following two bag bags being dumped the night before.

These photos relate to question 6

 

 

Public meeting on tackling air pollution in Croydon – Wednesday 12 April 2017

Please join us for this public meeting focussing on tackling air pollution in Croydon, in association with London Sustainability Exchange.

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 book a free place to attend.

St Michael front

London Sustainability Exchange (LSx) is running a project supporting community groups to measure air pollution across London and are looking for groups in Croydon who might be interested in understanding and tackling the challenge in their area.

Through the project, LSx will support community groups to measure pollution in their area and make action plans to bring about change. There is no charge for involvement in the project.

Why not come along, meet others, find out more about the project and how to get involved?

LSx image – used with permission

More information on the project can be found here: Cleaner Air 4 Communities.

There will also be local information on display and copies to take away.

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Our meetings are open to all and are strictly apolitical.

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Doors open at 7pm, when tea and coffee will be available and you’ll have the chance to meet others attending.

The meeting will start at 7.20pm with brief notices.

We will aim to finish by 9pm. If possible, we’ll endeavour to finish slightly earlier to allow people to chat after the meeting and for clearing away.

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 is not delayed.

If you prefer you can email us at CroydonNeighbourhoods@gmail.com and we can book for you.

Download a copy of the flyer to share here:  Flyer – Tackling air pollution – April 2017

or a simpler version, here:  flyer Croydon – April 2017

Getting there:
There is no general parking available at this venue, but it is in 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.

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.

Open Public Meeting – Tuesday 14 March 2017

Please join us for our public meeting 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 book a free place to attend.

St Michael front

Anyone can propose a topic for discussion or provide a notice and priority will be given to those noting details as a comment on this post or by emailing us ahead of the meeting.

There will also be local information on display and copies to take away.

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Feel free to leave a comment, note a notice you want to present or a topic for discussion as a comment on this post, or email us. These will be given priority on the night.

Our meetings are open to all and are strictly apolitical.

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Doors open at 7pm, when tea and coffee will be available and you’ll have the chance to meet others attending.

The meeting will start by 7.30pm.

There will be brief introductions and notices.

Any invited speakers will then speak and take questions.

The meeting will then be open for you to share your views, offer a notice or propose a topic for discussion.

We will aim to finish by 9pm. If possible, we endeavour to finish slightly earlier to allow people to chat after the meeting and for clearing away.

Donations to Purley Food Hub
We will be collecting donations for Purley Food Hub at this meeting.  See the current list of requests, here.

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 is not delayed.

If you prefer you can email us at CroydonNeighbourhoods@gmail.com and we can book for you.

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Download a copy of the flyer to share here: flyer-croydon-mar-2017

Getting there:
There is no general parking available at this venue, but its 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.

And feel free to add a topic for discussion a notice or questions and comments to this post ahead of the event.  These will be given priority on the night but these should be time for anyone present to offer other topics or notices on the night..

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.

Notes of meeting on 20mph consultation – February 2017

Thanks to everyone who attended our meeting in central Croydon on Monday 6 February, 2017.

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Notices and notes of meeting

The notices of meeting were posted up after the meeting.  Find them here.

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The discussions in the meeting were devoted to the current consultation on 20mph.

The notes of meeting were agreed with those attending before posting.

You can access them here: notes-of-meeting-06_02_2017-final

Please note that Cllr King has provided links to evidence that comments in support of the scheme can and will be taken into consideration and these are included in the notes.

screen-shot-2017-02-12-at-18-12-58The questions offered prior to the meeting received a response from Waheed Alam on behalf of the Council, and you can find them here.  This also provides links to the consultation and information, including the Council’s FAQs.

Please do let Cllr Bashford and/or your local councillor know if you have not yet received the consultation document, as per the request in the meeting.

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As with all our meetings, if you have any feedback on this meeting or our activities we’d welcome hearing from you.

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Next public meeting

The next meetings are being planned. See notes of meeting for details.

The next meeting is scheduled for Tuesday 14 March 2017, which will either be a general meeting where any subject can be discussed and any notice given or it will be a meeting on crowdfunding. Please let us know asap if a meeting on crowdfunding would be of interest to you.

Please watch our website for details of this and future meetings, and book a free place via Eventbrite at http://croydoncc.eventbrite.co.uk/ 

You can email us at CroydonNeighbourhoods@gmail.com

We’d appreciate it if you would help spread the word about our meetings.

Find us on Twitter @CroydonNbrhoods
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Notes of meeting – January 2017

Thanks to everyone who attended our meeting in central Croydon on Monday 16 January, 2017.

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Notices and notes of meeting

The notices of meeting were posted up after the meeting.  Find them here.

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The notes of meeting were agreed with those attending before posting.  

You can access them here: notes-of-meeting-16_01_2017-final-issued

POST MEETING UPDATE
20mph consultation query
Councillor Maggie Mansell received a prompt response to the query on  the 20mph consultation in areas 3, 4 and 5 from Cllr Stuart King, as follows:

“The consultation formally started 18 Jan, but we started delivering leaflets from 13 Jan to ensure most if not all were delivered in time for the consultation opening on 18 Jan.  This was communicated to all councillors by email on Friday 13 January.
 
Any comments submitted up to and including 15 Feb will be accepted as part of the consultation process, including any submitted in the days immediately prior to 18 January.
 
Hope this clarifies and reassures.”
SNARL and cat killer information and flyers
You can find these here.

As with all our meetings, if you have any feedback on this meeting or our activities we’d welcome hearing from you.

Next public meeting

The next meeting is scheduled for Monday 6 February 2017.  This will be on the general subject of 20mph and the current consultation. See full details here.

Please watch our website for details of this and future meetings, and book a free place via Eventbrite at http://croydoncc.eventbrite.co.uk/ 

You can email us at CroydonNeighbourhoods@gmail.com

We’d appreciate it if you would help spread the word about our meetings.

Find us on Twitter @CroydonNbrhoods
Find us on Facebook

Join us for CCC Public Meeting on 20 mph in Croydon – Mon 6 February 2017

Please join us for our public meeting 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 book a free place to attend.

St Michael front

This meeting is on the current 20mph consultation which opened on 18 January and runs until 15 February 2017.  See full details of the Croydon Council website.

The cabinet member, Cllr Stuart King, and the Shadow Cabinet member, Cllr Sara Bashford, are attending to speak and to answer questions.

The Council Officer overseeing the consultation, Mr Waheed Alam, has provided copies of leaflets for the meeting and has offered to provide answers to questions raised.

If you have a question to raise about the introduction of 20mph, why not add a comment to this post and we’ll endeavour to get an answer? Don’t forget to check the Council’s FAQs first which you can download here: 20mph FAQs

If you already live in an area where 20mph has been introduced, why not come along and share your experiences?

If you have a view, either FOR or AGAINST 20mph, why not share your views by posting a comment on the posts on our website? Just click the links above.

 

IMG_7835There will be general local information on display on the night and copies to take away.

 

Our meetings are open to all and are strictly apolitical.

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Doors open at 7pm, when tea and coffee will be available and you’ll have the chance to meet others attending.

The meeting will start between 7.20 and 7.30pm, depending on how quickly we can register people, so please prebook a place via Eventbrite to assist with this.

There will be brief introductions and notices to start before we open up to discuss the topic.

We will aim to finish around 8.45pm to allow those attending to speak informally, to clear up, and for us to vacate the venue by 9pm. 

Booking:

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

If you prefer you can email us at CroydonNeighbourhoods@gmail.com and we can book for you, but it really helps if you can use Eventbrite!

Getting there:
There is no general parking available at this venue, but its central location on good transport links should make it accessible to all. We may be able to cater for blue badge holders, so please get in touch well ahead of the event if this affects 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.

And feel free to add your questions and comments to the posts in the links above ahead of the event.

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.

 

QUESTIONS and COMMENTS received:

1. How will 20mph be enforced, especially in small side roads which folk may use as a ‘rat run’?

2. Why not have 20mph limit across Farthing Down where people often speed? This would add extra safety for the cattle, when they are there, and generally enhance the environment of the area.

3. If the majority of road traffic accidents occur on main roads why not prioritise these for speed reduction first rather than the roads proposed, where there are fewer or no road traffic accidents?

4. Can and will the police enforce 20mph speed limits?

5. Will the introduction of 20mph zones have any effect on the speed at which emergency vehicles can travel?

6. Why was the policy imposed in north Croydon when only 2% of the population felt it important enough to vote on?

7. What level of objection would have an effect on the proposed scheme?

8.  Why was Smitham Downs Road included – it is a B road and is wide, not very busy, has no schools and not dangerous in my opinion?

9.  If the scheme includes Pampisford Road, this will drive all the traffic onto the Brighton Road, which doesn’t seem sensible.

10.  Shouldn’t Chaldon Way/Mead Way stay at 30 as again they are both wide, with little traffic and very few parked cars, and are bus routes?

11.  How will objections be counted ( e.g.per number of signatories, per number of objections listed, per individual objections logged as separate objections) and will they be weighted in any way ( e.g objection from Residents Association, household, individual?)

The following questions were also received, posted as a comment below, summarised as follows:

12. Where is the road-by-road analysis of speeds and accidents?

13. Why is the Council denying people a YES / NO vote?

14. Why is the Council treating Areas 3, 4 and 5 differently to Areas 1 and 2?  Areas 1 and 2 were given a YES / NO vote, and a commitment that a NO would mean the scheme was dropped.

14a. Isn’t this difference unfair and discriminatory?

15. How will the council ensure that its 20mph proposals do not cause major enforcement issues?

16. Why has the council imposed this complicated and confusing “consultation process, with hundreds of roads in each area to consider?

17. How has the council ensured that everyone who is affected is made aware of the proposal and how to respond, including all those who drive in Croydon?

18. Given the scale and complexity of the change proposed, will the Council agree to hold a Public Inquiry before going ahead with its 20mph downgrade scheme?

19. Will the Council consider 25mph limits, and also variable 30 / 20 limits outside schools and colleges, as an alternative to its 20mph scheme?

20. How will the Council comply with government guidance that says community support is an essential element of a successful 20mph scheme?

21. Why has the council used so few street notices, and ones that are very hard to spot, and to read? Large notices were displayed in Areas 1 and 2.

22. Will the Council accept that the TMAC procedure with only 2 minutes between all objectors, is wholly inadequate for this huge 20mph scheme?

23. It is my opinion that driving for long periods at 20mph is frustrating and makes concentration difficult. What proper community impact assessment has the council performed, notably on the negative impact on drivers?

24. Emergency service vehicles need to overtake other traffic. With speed limits reduced from 30mph to a maximum 20mph there will be many more vehicles to overtake on emergency calls.  How much delay to emergency services has the council assessed to be a price worth paying for its almost all roads downgrade to 20mph scheme?