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

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

Is hoarding an issue? Mind in Croydon is running a hoarding prevention project

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For full details, see Mind in Croydon’s website:

Mind has been funded by Croydon Council to run a hoarding prevention project. The purpose of the project is to provide free group counselling sessions to participants in order to help them examine why they collect items that clutter the home and what would it be like to consider letting some of these go. This […]

via FREE Hoarding Project — Mind in Croydon