Public Meeting – What to do in a terrorist incident & how to keep communities safe – Weds 27 Sept 2017


We are holding a meeting with the Met Police Counter Terrorism team in Croydon to inform the local community.

Come along to hear the presentation from officers of the Counter Terrorism team in Croydon and to have your questions answered.

Find out what you can do as a citizen to help combat acts of terrorism, how to reporting suspicions and what steps you could take to keep yourself and others safe if caught up in an actual or suspected terrorist incident.

Everyone is welcome to attend this free event. Representatives of groups, organisations and individuals who have links with the wider community are particularly welcome as they can act as conduits for disseminating information and advice. This would also be a useful meeting for young people to attend.

The meeting will be held in the hall to the rear of:

St. Michael and All Angels with St. James
Poplar Walk

Enter via the gate to the left of the Church.

Please book a free place to attend.

St Michael front

On the night:
Doors open at
After registration, tea and coffee will be available along with an opportunity for informal networking. There will be community information on display, with copies to take away.

The meeting will start at 6.20pm with a talk by the Counter Terrorism team, followed by a Q&A

The meeting will close by 8pm.

Please book a place
If you have difficulty booking or have any other queries please email us at

Who can attend?
Anyone with an interest.

Is there a cost?
No. Places are free.

Do I need to book a place?
Yes, please. Booking via Eventbrite, whether or not you bring your ticket with you, will speed up your entry, so please 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.

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.  If you are unsure, please ask!

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 but we endeavour to provide a microphone.

CCC activities are partly funded by a grant from Croydon Council but are independent of the Council.


Our meetings are open to all and are strictly apolitical.


Donations to Purley Food Hub
We will be collecting donations for Purley Food Hub again at this meeting.  The list for September 2017 can be found here but do bring along any item you’d like to donate if you would like to make a contribution.  Tinned vegetables, tinned meat and long life milk and toiletries are always welcome.

Getting there:
There is no general parking available at this venue, but it is in a central location with good transport links.

The hall is to the rear of the Church, accessed through the gate in the fencing to the left of the main Church entrance.

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Have your say! MOPAC consultation on accessing Met Police services

MOPAC CONSULTATION on accessing Met Police services

Including public meeting…

Please help spread the word!

The Met Police have had to find £600m of savings and must save a further £400m by 2020.

The Mayor, Sadiq Khan, has published draft plans to close costly and underused police front counters in London and provide better ways to contact the Met online. 

Doing this would help to meet growing public demand to be able to access Met Police services from smartphones, tablets and computers, whilst saving £10mill that could be spent instead on frontline policing.

Public consultation session in Croydon

The Metropolitan Police Service is holding public consultation sessions in every London Borough so that local people can learn about the changes described in this document and can give their views.

The session in Croydon will be held on:

4 October 2017 at 6.30pm
 Council Chamber
Croydon Town Hall
Katherine Street

There is no need to book. Just turn up on the night.

Have your say

Have your say

Read the draft strategy – an Easy Read version is also available

Review the Impact Assessment – it investigates how the draft strategy affects different groups of Londoners

You can respond in a number of ways – in person, online or by post 

Public Access Consultation
The Mayor’s Office for Policing and Crime
City Hall, More London
Queen’s Walk

The consultation is open until 6 October 2017.

Full details, here.


Warhol Croydon, running throughout September 2017

A landmark street exhibition of 12 contemporary Warhol-inspired artworks, exhibitions, screenings, tours and events!

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For more information visit

Twitter: @WarholCroydon 

Facebook: @WarholCroydon

Instagram @WarholCroydon

‘Faith Togetherness’ photography competition run by Faiths Together in Croydon, open to everyone!

Faiths Together in Croydon is holding a photography competition and YOU are invited to participate!

The theme is ‘Faith Togetherness’.

The competition will be judged by a panel of professional photographers and all the photographs will be used in an exhibition during Interfaith Week in November 2017. There are also plans to use the best twelve photographs in a calendar for 2018.

Age categories are:

  • 5-10 years
  • 11-18 years
  • Adults – 19 upwards

Please email your entry to, with the subject ‘FTiC photography competition’. Please don’t forget to include your name, age and address.

The closing date for entries is 30 September, 2017.


And why not follow Faiths Together in Croydon on Twitter at @FTiCroydon and on Facebook?

Mapping the Wandle – Creative writing workshop, 9 September 2017

Wandle Fortnight, run by Living Wandle Landscape Partnership and the Wandle Valley Forum is back again in September 2017.

An event will be run at the Local History Service located at Battersea Library on Saturday 9 September 2017 exploring the history of the River Wandle. There will be copies of archival materials held in the collection and these will be used to make cut and paste collaged publications inspired by the participants’ memories. It will be an opportunity to share experiences of the River and think creatively about how participants can tell their own stories.

Mireille Fauchon, who will be leading the event says,

‘It would be fantastic to have a range of stories from people with different stories about the River; for example from childhood, work or leisurely activities just enjoying the landscape.”


The workshop is FREE for adults only (16+)All materials will be provided – just bring yourself and your memories!

Places are limited so please do book by emailing or call 0207 223 2334 (press 2 at the menu)


What else is on during Wandle Fortnight?

For details of all the activities on offer and to download a programme of events, click here.

We are taking bookings for a Lichen Walkshop on 12 September, in Wandle Park, which will involve discussions on pollution, a walk to observe lichens and using a particulate matter monitor. This will be run by London Sustainability Exchange who spoke on air pollution at one of our meetings this year.

Full details of this event and how to book can be found, here.


Twitter: @WandleForum

Facebook: WandleValleyForum


Wandle Park Croydon - Wandle River Flickr image by Anthony Spratt

Wandle Park Croydon – Wandle River Flickr image by Anthony Spratt

Wandle Fortnight, 9 to 24 September 2017 – GET INVOLVED!

The Living Wandle Landscape Partnership and the Wandle Valley Forum would like to invite you to celebrate the Wandle Valley this September for Wandle Fortnight.

Stimulate the mind

Have fun with the kids

Get healthy!

For details of all the activities on offer and to download a programme of events, click here.


We are taking bookings for a Lichen Walkshop which will be run by London Sustainability Exchange who spoke on air pollution at one of our meetings this year.

Full details of this event and how to book can be found, here.

There is also a creative writing workshop focussing on mapping the history of the Wandle.  Details, here.

Check out the link at the top of this post for the full listings & other updates.

Twitter: @WandleForum

Facebook: WandleValleyForum


Wandle Park Croydon - Wandle River Flickr image by Anthony Spratt

Wandle Park Croydon – Wandle River Flickr image by Anthony Spratt


Twitter: @WandleForum

Facebook: WandleValleyForum

David Lean Cinema – August & September 2017 screenings



Bookings for David Lean Screenings

David Lean Cinema: how to book
Tickets for all screenings are £8. Concessions (persons aged 60 and over, full-time students, claimants and people with disabilities) £6.50. Bookings can be made:
Online: via the David Lean website:

Box office partnership with Wallace Arnold Worldchoice
You can buy tickets at Wallace Arnold Worldchoice at 62 George Street.  They are on the Clocktower side of George Street, close to Wellesley Road but in the section adjacent to North End. Opening hours are 9am to 5.30pm Monday to Friday and 9am to 4.30pm Saturday.

Croydon Clocktower: our Clocktower box office, located next to the Arts Bar, is open for one hour before every film. Tickets can be purchased for all films, subject to availability. This location is CASH ONLY.

All the above services close 2.5 hours before any particular film, with the exception of the Clocktower box office.

Wheelchairs: front row places can be booked via all the above methods. If you wish to book a complimentary seat for a helper, please request this by emailing:

Facebook and Twitter

The Facebook page is a useful resource for anyone interested in screening updates, photo albums and the latest press coverage.

For additional reminders and film-related news, follow on Twitter: @SaveDavidLean

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