Directly Elected Mayor of Croydon – arguments for and against

DEMOC, the campaign for a directly elected mayor of Croydon, is currently underway, with a further public launch meeting for Kenley in a Purley venue on 27 February 2020. Details here.

This follows launch meetings in Purley, Sanderstead and Old Coulsdon, with mention of a meeting in Shirley still in the planning stage.

The campaign is not proposing to debate the merits for or against a directly elected mayor, and will leave that to others should the requisite number of signatures be obtained to force a referendum.

BUT that seems rather late to have the debate, particularly if people are being asked to support a referendum on this issue without knowing the arguments for and against, and given the cost of holding a referendum.

Don’t residents need to understand the implications to make an informed decision?

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Community Meeting in Croydon – Weds, 4 Mar 2020 – ALL WELCOME! – Landlord Licensing scheme consultation and more!


Please join us for our next public meeting

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.

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Come along to meet others from across Croydon, pick up local information, hear what others have to say and to join the conversation.

It is free to attend but donations to support our work or taking out paid membership is welcomed.

Topics for discussion

UPDATE at 26 February
The meeting will open with a presentation on the landlord licensing scheme consultation in Croydon.  Council officers will be on hand to explain the scheme, issues and options, to answer questions and listen to your views.

This scheme affects everyone. If you are a landlord, a tenant or prospective landlord or tenant of a privately rented property you’ll want to have a say. Council officers are also interested in hearing the views of residents and businesses located by private rental properties who may be affected by the decisions taken.

“…Croydon has a higher proportion of private rented properties than the national average. Evidence from the Council’s current scheme also shows that there are significant issues with property conditions, home hazards and deprivation.

In wards where the level of private renting is slightly lower than the national average, there is still evidence of anti-social behaviour that appears to be linked to privately rented properties.”

The rest of the meeting will be given to general discussions on topics people attending wish to raise or notices people wish to give about what is going on in the community.

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Dementia-friendly screening at The David Lean, A Hard Day’s Night (1964) on Tues, 4 Feb 2020 at 11am

Check out the special Dementia-friendly screening at the David Lean Cinema each month.

The next screening is A Hard Day’s Night ( 1964)


Booking is FREE and all screenings start at 11am.  Tea, coffee and biscuits are available from 10.30am.

A £1 entry fee is requested. Carers are free.

Bookings for these special screenings is via Eventbrite.


For other screenings at the David Lean, click here.

Croydon CCG meetings are held in public so you can attend and ask questions – Jan 29, Mar 3

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The NHS Croydon Clinical Commissioning Group (NHS Croydon CCG) hold meetings in public every two months.   The Croydon Primary Care Commissioning Committee meets quarterly.  Anybody is welcome to come along to either meeting and attend as an observer.

If you are unable to attend a meeting but have a question for the Governing Body you can submit it in writing to and your question will be asked and responded to at the meeting, with a written follow up, if you request this. They would be very grateful if you could submit the question in advance (3 days ahead of the meeting would be ideal).

If you are able to join NHS Croydon CCG there is a slot on the agenda for questions from the audience at the meeting.

Meetings held in public can be subject to change so please check the website before attending any of the meetings set out below for the latest dates and times.

Governing Body meetings and Croydon Primary Care Commissioning Committee Meetings are held in public

Date​​​ Croydon Primary Care Commissioning Committee Meeting​ ​Governing Body meeting ​         Location
​Wednesday 29 January 2020 ** 5.30 – 8.30pm​ Croydon Council Chambers,

Katharine Street  CR0 1NX ​​

Tuesday ​3 March 2020 12.00pm – 1.20pm​ 2.00 – 4.00pm​ Croydon Conference Centre, Surrey Street​​


**Special Meeting of the Governing Body in public with Croydon Health Services NHS Trust Board.

Governing body papers and Primary Care Commissioning Committee Meeting​ papers are available to download​

There will be an opportunity for members of the public to ask the Governing Body members questions during the allotted time on the Agenda (Open space for public questions).

Questions may also be submitted in writing three working days (not including Bank Holidays) in advance of the meeting to:

‡Except where publicity would be prejudicial to the public interest by reason of the confidential nature of the business to be transacted or for other special reasons stated in the resolution and arising from the nature of that business or of the proceedings or for any other reason permitted by the Public Bodies (Admission to Meetings) Act 1960 as amended or succeeded from time to time

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Croydon Clinical Commissioning Group


Twitter: @NHSCroydonCCG