Dog Awareness event in Duppas Hill Rec, Croydon – Fri 1 June 2018 from 11am to 3pm

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

Low-cost neutering scheme

The £35 Neutering scheme continues throughout 2018.

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.  The hope is that this initiative will help curb these problems.

In addition to this campaign, they also have a dog awareness event scheduled for 1st June in Duppas Hill Recreation Ground.

This 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

All people and dogs are welcome!

 

*Did you know that all dogs must be microchipped by law? 
For more information, see www.chipmydog.org.uk
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Carers Week in Croydon – 11-17 June 2018: get involved! #CarerConversations

 

Carers Week 11-17 June 2018 is the national celebration of unpaid carers’ contribution to our communities, supporting some of the most vulnerable people in our society. Over 33,000 people have a caring role for a friend, relative or neighbour in the Croydon borough alone.

Events in Croydon
The Carers Support Centre’s jam-packed events programme includes Tai Chi tasters, massage, two information marketplaces, a health and wellbeing workshop, a pub quiz, international celebrations and much more.

All events are free to Croydon carers, though some require advance booking.

Download the Carers Week 2018 Flyer for more details.

Are you planning to hold an event?
If you are involved in a group or organisation that is planning an event for Carers Week, please email Amy Deakin at amydeakin@carersinfo.org.uk  so that the Carers Support Centre can promote it.

This year’s theme
This year’s national Carers Week theme is Healthy and Connected, and the Carers Information Service is raising awareness of loneliness in carers and its impact on health and wellbeing.

The #CarerConversations campaign aims to encourage communities, organisations, businesses and employers to do their bit to help carers feel more connected. Visit their website to find out how to get involved: http://www.carersinfo.org.uk/whats-on/carers-week-2018

 

 Carers Support Centre
24 George Street
Croydon
CR0 1PB

Tel: 020 8649 9339 
www.carersinfo.org.uk

Twitter: @InformingCarers

The Carers’ Information Service provides information, advice, support and training to anyone looking after someone who needs help due to illness, frailty or disability.

Part of The Whitgift Foundation
Registered charity number 312612

Reporting issues in Croydon – My Croydon app withdrawn

It appears that the My Croydon app is being phased out and will be replaced in the coming weeks.  Some residents have received the following information:

Fly-tipping can be reported by emailing flytip@croydon.gov.uk

You can also use the apps FixMyStreet or Love Clean Streets

 

Dog Awareness event at Riddlesdown Common, Purley – now on Friday, 11 May 2018 from 9am to 11am

Croydon Council dog warden service is holding a Dog Awareness Morning on Friday May11, from 9-11am at Riddlesdown Common car park.  The event is rescheduled from May 4 and is being run in association with the Rangers for Riddlesdown Common, the local policing team and the council’s neighbourhood safety officer.

Why not go along?

 

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

 

Brick x Brick Action hustings on housing #Croydon – 26 April 2018

A chance for Croydon’s 3 main party candidates (Conservatives, Green and Labour) to answer submitted questions regarding the hot topic of housing in the borough and what each group would do differently if they were to win the majority in the upcoming election.

Thursday, 26 April
6.30pm – 9pm
Clyde Hall
Clyde Road
Croydon
CR0 6SZ

Book a FREE place here.

If you would like to submit a question for all the candidates to answer, please email bxbaction@gmail.com

Who is Brick by Brick Action?

Brick by Brick Action is a collection of residents, organisations and interested parties that are concerned about the actions of Brick by Brick across the London Borough of Croydon.

The group is not affiliated to any political party or company. They want something done about the actions of this Council-owned company which they believe is ruining the area with badly planned building schemes that are proposed and approved with little regard to the wishes, concerns and ideas of those affected. 

Brick by Brick Action
Online Petition: https://www.surveymonkey.co.uk/r/fixcroydonplanning
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/groups/553235708379104/
Twitter: https://twitter.com/BXBAction

Why not plan a Big Lunch or Royal Wedding Street Party with help from Croydon Council

Croydon Council is encouraging residents to get involved in hosting a Big Lunch or Royal Wedding street party, to bring neighbours and communities together over a shared meal in an act of community, friendship and fun.

The Big Lunch is a very simple idea – with the aim to get as many people as possible across Croydon to have lunch with their neighbours.

Organising a Royal Wedding or Big Lunch Street Party

To support local communities and ensure that everybody enjoys celebrating the Royal wedding or Big Lunch street party on either Saturday 19 May (Royal Wedding), or the weekend of Saturday 2 or Sunday 3 June 2018 (Big Lunch), the council is committed to covering the cost of the Traffic Management Orders (TMOs) required for any necessary road closures.

If you are planning to hold one of these events it is important that you read Frequently asked questions and complete and submit the party event form by Friday 20 April 2018 (Royal Wedding) or Friday 4th May 2018 (Big Lunch).   Please note the form is only for use in connection with Royal Wedding or Big Lunch Street Party.

For details of last year’s events, inspiration and information on organising these occasions please visit The Big Lunch website.

 

Royal Wedding – Saturday 19 May 2018
The Big Lunch – Saturday 2 & Sunday 3 June 2018

Frequently asked questions

Useful links
Organise street parties to celebrate the Big Lunch: www.croydon.gov.uk/biglunch

Information on the Big Lunch project: http://www.thebiglunch.com/

The Big Lunch on Twitter: https://twitter.com/thebiglunch