Updates and notices of meeting – 28 June 2018

Thank you!
Thanks to those who attended our meeting.
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 the meeting.

The notes of meeting will follow after all attendees have had the opportunity to comment.

Updates from previous meetings
The Council’s response to the questions on refuse, recycling and flytipping which arose from our May 2017 meeting on the subject, had been received this month and copies were made available in the meeting.  These will go out with the notes of meeting.

Thanks to the council officers who provided these and to Cllr Yvette Hopley who chased these when the original promised response was not forthcoming.

Notices

Three events on knife crime and youth violence

  • Faiths Together in Croydon meeting – What is being done about knife crime? This is an open meeting on 17 July in the Braithwaite Hall from 6-8pm. Details here.

 

 

 

 

 

Croydon Youth Summit on Knife Crime
To be held at The Brit School on 21 July 2018 and open to Croydon youth 11-24 years of age.  There are limited places so booking is essential.  

 

 

 

JAGS Foundation event – 2 July in South Norwood

An event for youth, parents, teachers and the community. Details here.

 

 

 

Death Cafes
Death Cafes are held at various venues across the borough.

There are death cafes held in New Addington at The Octagon every fourth Friday of the month. Details here.

To find out more about death cafes, click here.

Other Death Cafes are held in different locations across the borough. Details shortly.

 

 

 

Low-cost dog neutering scheme
The low-cost dog neutering scheme has been extended and will run throughout 2018. The Croydon Dog Warden is happy to speak to anyone to discuss their eligibility. Full details here.

 

David Lean Screenings
It’s always worth booking early as screening are very popular. View the July screenings here.  The July screenings will go on sale on 5 July. 

 

 

Policing in Croydon

Croydon Safer Neighbourhoods Board meeting
The meeting on 14 June has been rescheduled and provisionally booked for 25 July at 6.30pm.  The Board is funded by the Mayor’s office for Policing and Crime, and aims to give the borough’s residents a voice on safety and policing issues and to hold the police and their partners to account. This meeting is the AGM and it will be held in the Council Chamber in Croydon Town Hall at 6.30pm. Click here for details

Local policing team newsletters
Anyone can sign up to receive 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 to get the information as soon as it is released.

Find all newsletters, here.

Please note that some teams are changing email addresses and social media to align with the new wards.

Croydon Pridefest
Croydon PrideFest returns for its third year on 14 July, with a procession from the town centre and the main event being held in Wandle Park. Full details here.

 

 

 

 

 

Purley Food Hub
Purley Food Hub serves people across Croydon. They are always looking for donations to support their work in order to deal with increasing demand. A list of items sought each month is produced.  Find the list for June here.

 

 

 

 

Black History Month

 

This year’s theme is ‘Heroes to Heritage’. The month will be launched on October 2 at Tomorrow Café at 6pm, followed by a month of varied activities.

 

 

 

SNARL and the cat killer

The UK cat killer is still active.

Please help South Norwood Animal Rescue and Liberty (SNARL) who are working with the police to catch the person or persons responsible and alert others so they can keep their pets safe

Find the latest flyer here.  Flyers were also available at the meeting to take away.

If you would like to support the work of SNARL you can donate here.

Keep up to date!
Everyone was reminded to keep an eye on the website where these and future notices would be posted. It is possible to subscribe to posts in order to get email notifications. Click the link in the right sidebar on the website.  Links to posts are also posted to Twitter and Facebook.

 Copies of The Croydon Citizen were also made available at the meeting. 

 

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

Members have voting rights.

Next meeting
The AGM and social has been booked for 23 July.  More details shortly.

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Cut price dog neutering scheme for Croydon residents – vouchers available 1 July to Dec 2018

Croydon Council’s Dog Warden Service works in partnership with Dogs Trust to promote responsible dog ownership.

There is a further opportunity to take advantage of the ‘£35 Neutering’ initiative which will run from 1 July to 31 December 2018.

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Updates and notices of meeting – 30 May 2018

Thank you!
Thanks to those who attended our meeting.

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 the meeting.  These have now been updated.

The notes of meeting will follow after all attendees have had the opportunity to comment.


Updates from previous meetings
None

Notices

Death Cafes
Death Cafes are held at various venues across the borough.

The next is at Selsdon Library on June 1 from 5-6.30pm. 

There are death cafes held in New Addington at The Octagon every fourth Friday of the month. Details here.

To find out more about death cafes, click here.

 

 

 

 

Dog Awareness Event
An event run by the Croydon Council Dog Warden and The Dogs Trust at Duppas Hill Rec from 11am to 3pm. On June 1. For more details, click here

The low-cost neutering scheme has been extended and will run throughout 2018.

 

Norbury Green RA coffee mornings

These run the first Saturday of each month in Norbury Library.  The next is this Saturday.

 

 

 

Norbury Brook Alliance Summer Spruce Up 

An event at Thornton Heath Rec on June 2 from 10am to 1pm. Details here

 

Clean Up Norbury event

Join Love Norbury on June 2 from 10am to 1pm.

 

Love Norbury’s Summer Festival

The theme this year is ‘By the Sea. Sunday 3 June from noon to 4pm

Details here.

 

David Lean Screenings
It’s always worth booking early as screening are very popular. View the June screenings here.  The July screenings will go on sale on 7 June.

 

 

Friends of Thornton Heath Rec meeting 
A meeting to relaunch the friends group will be held on 7 June from 7-8.30pm and everyone is welcome. Details here.

 

City Commons events
A variety of events are run. The next events are a flower walk on Coulsdon Common on June 3,  a  flower and butterfly walk on Riddlesdown Common on 9 June, a bat walk on Riddlesdown Common on 15 June in the evening and a flower walk on Farthing Downs on June 16.

 

Croydon Environmental Fair
This is being held on Saturday 9 June in Wandle Park from 10am to 5pm. Details here.

 

 

 

Carers Week
This will run from 11-17 June.  The Carers Support Centre is running a wide range of events. See details here.

 

 

Policing in Croydon
Croydon Safer Neighbourhoods Board meeting
The next meeting is on Thursday 14 June.  The Board is funded by the Mayor’s office for Policing and Crime, and aims to give the borough’s residents a voice on safety and policing issues and to hold the police and their partners to account.

This meeting is the AGM and it will be held in the Council Chamber in Croydon Town Hall at 6.30pm. Click here for details. 

Local policing team newsletters
Anyone can sign up to receive 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 to get the information as soon as it is released.

Find all newsletters, here.

 

 

SE Cancer Help Centre Fashion Show
This fundraiser is being run in Purley on Saturday 16 June.  Doors open at 2.30 to 3pm.  Tickets are £10 and on sale now. Details here

 

 

 

 

Croydon Mum2Mum market
The last market before the Autumn runs at All Saints in Sanderstead on June 16. Details here

 

 

 

Croydon Festival of Peace

A week of activities at different venues involving various groups in Croydon.

Launch – Saturday 16 June, Summer of Love, Wandle Park – Everyone is invited to come and learn the Anthem with Ecclesbourne School and LMP from 3-4pm.  During the week – The Anthem will be distributed throughout schools and individuals and groups are invited to create their own versions of it.

Finale – Saturday 23 June within the Festival of Peace and Wellbeing at Park Hill Park – Finale performance from 3-4pm with LMP, local brass groups and a dance choreographed by Anusha Subramanyam performed by local multicultural dance groups. See details in the notes of our January meeting.

For full details, see the Festival of Peace website at http://festivalofpeacecroydon.org/

Faiths Together in Croydon Bike Ride and Picnic – Sunday 24 June
Join the bike ride, with three different starting points, or go along to the picnic at the end of the ride in Park Hill Park from 2pm.  All welcome.

See their new website for details.

Croydon Arts Show
Janet Smith has launched Croydon Arts Show.  Check it out for podcasts of interviews, reviews, listings of events and more. 

 

Purley Food Hub
Purley Food Hub serves people across Croydon. They are always looking for donations to support their work in order to deal with increasing demand. A list of items sought each month is produced.  Find the list for June here.

 

 

 

 

Black History Month

 

This year’s theme is ‘Heroes to Heritage’. The month will be launched on October 2 at Tomorrow Café at 6pm, followed by a month of varied activities.

 

 

 

SNARL and the cat killer

The UK cat killer is still active.

Please help South Norwood Animal Rescue and Liberty (SNARL) who are working with the police to catch the person or persons responsible and alert others so they can keep their pets safe

Find the latest flyer here.  Flyers were also available at the meeting to take away.

If you would like to support the work of SNARL you can donate here.

Croydon Youth Summit on Knife Crime
To be held at The Brit School on 21 July 2018 and open to Croydon youth 11-24 years of age.  There are limited places so booking is essential. 

Click here for further details.

 

 

 

 

 

Keep up to date!
Everyone was reminded to keep an eye on the website where these and future notices would be posted. It is possible to subscribe to posts in order to get email notifications. Click the link in the right sidebar on the website.  Links to posts are also posted to Twitter and Facebook.

 Copies of The Croydon Citizen were also made available at the meeting. 

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

Members have voting rights.

Next meeting
TBC

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

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

 

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

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