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

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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

Policing Newsletter – Norbury – April 2017

Here’s the monthly local policing newsletter for Norbury.

Why not sign up to receive these monthly newsletters and other updates direct to your inbox?  Just email the SNT on the address below to be added to the circulation list.

Produced by:

Norbury Safer Neighbourhoods Team
Email – Norbury.snt@met.police.uk
Tel – 020 8721 2477
Twitter:  @MPSNorbury
 

Download a copy here: Norbury April 2017 Newsletter

Cut price dog neutering scheme for Croydon residents – Just 50 vouchers available

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

Following on from the success of the project at Christmas, their latest project is a ‘£35 Neutering’ initiative which runs throughout the whole of 2017. There are 50 low-cost neutering vouchers for selected breeds, allowing owners who are on benefits or a low income and living in a Croydon postcode to get their dog neutered for just £35 at any one of a number of participating vets. The procedure normally costs between £200- £500, depending on the size of the dog, so this is a huge saving.

There is a UK-wide overpopulation of unwanted dogs. 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.  Not having dogs neutered can lead to issues such as accidental litters, continuous straying, dog thefts and unneutered dogs being sold to new owners, antisocial behaviour involving dogs.screen-shot-2017-03-01-at-13-12-35

Interested?

Just email doginfo@croydon.gov.uk

or you can call Croydon Council’s Dog Warden Service on 020 8726 6000

Dogs Trust – Neuter your dog for Christmas – reduced price voucher for bull breeds throughout December 2016

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

Their latest festive project is the ‘Neuter your Bull Breed for Christmas’ initiative. There will be 500 low-cost neutering vouchers available as part of the initiative, allowing owners of bull breeds living in a Croydon postcode to get their dog neutered for just £35 at any one of the participating vets. This procedure normally costs between £200- £500, depending on the size of the dog, so this is a huge saving!

Dog Warden, Tara Boswell says,

There is a UK-wide overpopulation of bull breeds and around 75% of the strays I collect in our borough are bull breed type dogs.  Although this is mainly 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. Not neutering your dog can lead to accidental litters, continuous straying, dog thefts ans unneutered dogs being sold to new owners, antisocial behaviour involving dogs and dangerous dogs.

I hope this initiative will help curb these problems.

Owners will have until January 31, 2017  to redeem their voucher.

I will also be monitoring our stray puppy intake over the Christmas and New Year period to see if this has any effect on our stray numbers.

Interested?

Just email doginfo@croydon.gov.uk

or you can call Croydon Council’s Dog Warden Service on 020 8726 6000

Free microchipping for dogs – 14 June 2016, 11am to 3pm

Croydon Council dog warden service is working in partnership with animal charity Dogs Trust offering microchipping for dogs at Tesco in Purley on 14 June.
Did you know that from 6th April 2016, all dogs must be microchipped my law?
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Download a flyer here to pass on or display: Dogs Trust event – Purley, June 2016

For more information, see www.chipmydog.org.uk