Updates and notices of meeting – AGM event – 4 July 2017

Thank you!
Thanks to those who attended our AGM and general 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 meeting.

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

Updates from previous meetings
None

Notices

Click on the headings for details.

Comedy Festival at Stanley Halls – 8 & 9 July 2017

 

 

 

 

 

 

North Croydon Community Association’s Football competition and Fun Day – 8 July, 2017

 

 


 

 

 

Selsdon Community Picnic plus fun and games afternoon – Sunday 9 July, 2017

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Inter-faith bike ride and picnic in the park – 9 July 2017 

A Croydon Faiths Together event, organised in association with Croydon Council.

Register to ride from two starting points.  Visit several faith centres en route.

There will be a stop at BoxPark.

Or just come along to join the picnic at Park Hill Park in the afternoon.

All welcome, of all faiths or none.

 

Celebration Concert at St Matthew’s, Chichester Road – 9 July at 7.30pm

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Tickets available at church on Sunday or from the box office.

 

 

 

 

 

Croydon Pridefest – July 15
An event for all the family.

The event includes a parade, live music, children’s entertainment, stalls and much, much more.

 

This event includes the opportunity to visit Saffron Central on the old Taberner House site in Queens Gardens.

Click here for more info on Saffron Central and other activities there in the lead up to this event.

Welderlies Afternoon High Tea -for over 60s, their families and carers –  26 July, 2-5pm

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Interfaith Forum – September 10

The Croydon branch of the Ahmadiyya Muslim Community is running their third Interfaith Forum at the mosque in St James’s Road.

This is a free event but booking required to help the organisers cater for numbers. For details, click here.

 

 

 

SNARL and the cat killer
Details of South Norwood Animal Rescue and Liberty (SNARL)‘s work on the cat killer and copies of the flyers to download have been added to the CCC website. See: https://croydoncc.wordpress.com/2017/03/11/the-cat-killer-info-reward-for-info-and-what-you-can-do-to-help/

All were asked to keep spreading the word and to follow the advice given to keep pets safe. Flyers were also available at the meeting to take away.

SNARL are looking for people willing to help leaflet areas in Croydon. 

If interested, contact CCC who can pass details on.

Purley Food Hub
 Purley Food Hub serves Croydon and the organisation is always looking for donations to support their work. A list of items sought each month is produced.  Find the list for July here.

The Refugee Centre in West Croydon also seeks donations and CCC are currently waiting to receive an updated leaflet.

 

 

 

Local policing team newsletters
Anyone can sign up to 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 (previously called the Safer Neighbourhood team) to get the information as soon as it is released.

Find all newsletters, here.

Ward panel meetings
The local policing team will also give you details of ward panel meetings where you can receive an update on policing on the ward and feed in your views.

 

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

Members have voting rights.

 

Next meeting
We are taking a break over Summer.  Next meeting should be in September.

Invitation to Project Griffin meeting for Croydon faith communities – Weds 5 July

Please see the following invitation from Jeff Boothe, Borough Commander, Croydon Police.

Please noted that pre-registration is a requirement and people will not be able to register on the door.

Details of how to how to pre-register is highlighted in bold towards the end of the letter below.

The Borough Commander writes,

Invitation to Project Griffin for Croydon Faith Community
Croydon Town Hall
Wednesday 5th July 2017, 6pm to 8pm
Registration will be open from 5.30pm for a prompt start at 6pm.

 

“Croydon Police and Faiths Together in Croydon, would like to jointly extend a personal invitation for you to join us on Wednesday 5th July 2017 at 6pm to 8pm at Croydon Town Hall, Katharine Street, Croydon CR9 1ET. This specially arranged Project Griffin event is for representatives of all faiths within the borough of Croydon.

Presentations at this event will include:
•       Opening by Croydon Police – Superintendent Tony Josephs
•       A welcome by the Faiths Together in Croydon Chair – Penny Smith-Orr
•       An introduction for Croydon Faiths Liaison Officer – Alex Starr
•       An introduction to the concept Faith Responders.
•       Croydon Counter Terrorism Focus Desk delivering the brand new 2017 Project Griffin presentation containing vital information including:Identifying suspicious behaviour, how to report it and its importance.

  • Identifying suspicious behaviour, how to report it and its importance.
    •       Stay Safe, RUN HIDE TELL – Marauding Terrorist Weapons & Firearms attacks.
    •       Suspicious Items, Bomb threats, enhancing protective security of your premises.
    •       Many more topics relevant to your faith community and there will be a great opportunity for networking.

Recent worldwide events continue to show the level to which terrorists will go to achieve their aims with potentially devastating consequences.  In the event of an incident the effectiveness of the response made by you and your staff is of paramount importance in protecting your community and your buildings. This unique opportunity aims to bring together representatives of all faiths from the borough Croydon.

Croydon Police and Faith Together in Croydon are jointly launching the introduction to the Faith Responders role in Croydon – open to volunteers from all faith venues / communities in Croydon. These volunteers can play an important role in assisting the emergency services, local authority and key partners following a terrorist attack or major incident that may affect the local community. This will be of real benefit to anyone with responsibility for your venue’s building security, those who organise or manage events at your venues. This event aims to provide joint learning to make our faith venues and communities more resilient to any type of major incident.

Those interested in attending this free event should email the Croydon Counter Terrorism Focus Desk at Croydon.CTFD@met.police.uk with their name, faith venue address, role, contact details (telephone number & email) and the same full details of all additional people wishing to attend from that venue.

Attendance at the event is free and by invitation only. Unfortunately, we are unable to accept registration on the day. 

Please try to attend with your venues nominated volunteer for the Croydon Faith Responder role where possible.

If you have any questions about this event you can contact James Baster or Danny King at Croydon Police on the Counter Terrorism Focus Desk on  07789 710213.

We do hope you can join us.”

 

Join Croydon’s Interfaith bike ride and picnic in the park – 9 July 2017

The Faiths Together in Croydon (FTiC) annual picnic and bike ride will be held on July 9 in 2017, in association with Croydon Council and BoxPark.

This year the Council are supporting this special Big Get Together event  to show that we #WeStandTogether

A continuation of the Croydon Cyclefest, this is Faiths Together in Croydon’s third inter-faith bike ride and picnic.

This cycle ride through Croydon visits several of our diverse sites of worship before joining a dedicated Big Get Together picnic in the Park Hill Park. It’s a great opportunity to bring our community together, young and old, to promote diversity and equality.

Everyone is welcome to take part in the interfaith bike ride, to see the riders off from Boxpark Croydon, and to join the interfaith picnic which runs from 2-5pm at Park Hill Park in central Croydon.

The ride will be led by professional cycling instructors who will safeguard the ride. Rides will depart promptly as follows:

10am – Starting point for Group A: Croydon Arena, SE25 4QL for a route safety briefing

10:30am – start riding!

10:30am – Starting point for Group B: Boxpark, CR0 1LD.

 

Places on the ride can be reserved via Eventbrite at https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/croydon-inter-faith-bike-ride-and-big-get-together-picnic-tickets-34707630457 or www.faithstogetherincroydon.org.uk

 

 

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Check out the video of the event in 2016

Respect – An event run by Faiths Together in Croydon on May 24, open to all!

Faiths Together in Croydon is hosting an event on respect,  and YOU are invited…

The event is being held on Wednesday 24 May 2017 at St Mary’s High School, from 5-7pm.

The event is open to everyone – people of all ages and of all faiths or none.

 

 

This follows a successful event exploring Peace, held last year.

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

Respect – An event run by Faiths Together in Croydon on May 24, open to everyone!

Faiths Together in Croydon is hosting an event on respect.  and YOU are invited…

The event is being held on Wednesday 24 May 2017 at St Mary’s School.

More details to follow

 

This follows a successful event exploring Peace, held last year.

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

Updates and notices of meeting – 10 May 2017

Thank you!
Thanks to those who attended our meeting on Rubbish in Croydon – Refuse, recycling and fly-tipping.

Thanks too to everyone who booked a place ahead of the night and to the kind attendees who stepped in to help in a variety of ways on the night, including setting up, clearing away and covering the registration desk. It was appreciated.

One of the issues discussed on the night. Black bags of domestic waste dumped one night, torn apart by foxes during the night before they could be cleared.

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 meeting.

The notes of meeting will follow, followed by a council response to questions and points made at the meeting.

Updates from previous meetings

Croydon Air Quality plan
Cllr Stuart King responded promptly to a query arising from the last meeting. Residents will have the opportunity to contribute to the Air Quality Action Plan but the consultation has been postponed due to the election.

Notices

Summer Lunchtime Recitals on Fridays at Croydon Minster – Fridays from May 12
These start on Friday 12 May and run weekly, through to Friday 16 May. Feel free to bring a packed lunch. The events are free but donations are welcome. See: https://croydoncc.wordpress.com/2017/05/08/summer-lunchtime-recitals-on-friday-at-croydon-minster-starting-may-12/

Saffron Central
Saffron Central is the brainchild of Ally McKinlay, who crowdfunded for a  pop-up crocus farm on the empty Taberner House site. As building work has not yet started, Saffron Central have had an extension. To link with Croydon Pride on 15 July, which will be held in Queens Gardens, Ally is working on a Hearts and Flowers theme, to link with Croydon PrideFest and the Croydon Summer of Love festival being held in Wandle Park.

Work starting this Saturday, 13 May with tasks such as clearing crocuses and preparing the planting aisles. All are welcome to get involved in this community venture. Why not pop along and find out more? Donations of flowering plants, durable artwork linking to the theme, offers of help or donations all welcome!

This is just the first of many sessions where the community can get involved.  See the post here for more details.

Indoor Car Boot sale – May 13
At St Mary’s, Addington Village, on Saturday 13 May from 9am to 1pm. See:  https://croydoncc.wordpress.com/2017/05/05/indoor-car-boot-sale-at-st-marys-addington-village-13-may-from-9am-to-1pm/

 

 

 

South Norwood’s Sensible Garden

The garden is situated in South Norwood High Street SE25, opposite the Harris Academy and near the Goat House bridge.

The workday this Sunday, as mentioned in the meeting, has been postponed as Crystal Palace are playing at home that day. Sunday 21 May is the new date.

New helpers are always welcome, particularly anyone who could offer to water the garden during dry spells.

The garden has a Facebook page. See The Sensible Garden

Helpers tend to meet on Sundays but it is not a regular arrangement as yet.

A party is planned for June 18 from 1pm, including music from the ’60’s and 70’s. Bring food and love to share. All welcome.  This event is in fond remembrance of Jo Cox MP and to honour Robbie Gibson who has been missing since June 13, 2016.

Friends Coffee morning – May 17

The Asian Resource Centre in Croydon is hosting a monthly coffee morning at CVA on the London Road, West Croydon. The next is on Wednesday 17 May from 10.30am to 12.30pm. See: https://croydoncc.wordpress.com/2017/05/09/friends-coffee-morning-weds-17-may-with-asian-resource-centre-in-croydon/

 

Afternoon Car Boot Sale – May 21
A series of boot sales will be held at Croydon Postal Club in Warlingham, with the first on Sunday 21 May.  Open from noon with sellers admitted from 11am. Click here for details.

 

 

Faiths Together in Croydon – Respect event – May 24
Save the date. More details to follow shortly.

Carer’s Week – 12 to 18 June
A variety of events organised for carers in Croydon, including Care’s Information Day on 14 June in the Community Space, at Bernard Weatherill House.

 

Croydon Pridefest – July 15
For details of Croydon Pridefest, see https://croydoncc.wordpress.com/2017/04/28/croydon-pridefest-is-back-in-2017-save-the-date/

 

 

Interfaith Forum – September 10

The Croydon branch of the Ahmadiyya Muslim Community is running their third Interfaith Forum at the mosque in St James’s Road. Free but booking required to help the organisers cater for numbers. For details, click here.

 

 

 

 

SNARL and the cat killer
Details of South Norwood Animal Rescue and Liberty (SNARL)‘s work on the cat killer and copies of the flyers to download have been added to the CCC website. See: https://croydoncc.wordpress.com/2017/03/11/the-cat-killer-info-reward-for-info-and-what-you-can-do-to-help/

All were asked to keep spreading the word and to follow the advice given to keep pets safe. Flyers were also available at the meeting to take away.

SNARL are looking for people willing to help leaflet areas in Croydon. 

If interested, contact CCC who can pass details on.

Purley Food Hub
Thanks were given to people who had brought along items to the meeting to donate.  Purley Food Hub serves Croydon and the organisation is always looking for donations to support their work. A list of items sought each month is produced.  Find the list for May here.

The Refugee Centre in West Croydon also seeks donations and CCC are currently waiting to receive an updated leaflet.

 

Local policing team newsletters
Anyone can sign up to 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 (previously called the Safer Neighbourhood team) to get the information as soon as it is released.

Find all newsletters, here.

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

 

Next meeting
This will be announced shortly but there will be no meeting in June.

Interfaith event – 10 Sept 2017 – Islamic, Hindu and Christian perspectives

The Croydon branch of the Ahmadiyya Muslim Community cordially invite the Croydon community to their third interfaith event, in collaboration with the Hindu and Christian communities in Croydon.

The event is open to everyone and aims to encourage those of different backgrounds and faiths to observe tolerance and love for others in their community.

The event is being held at the Ahmadiyya Mosque, St. James’s Road, Croydon.

ENTRY is by pre-registration only, to help plan for the event and for catering.
Register via Eventbrite at  https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/interfaith-forum-tickets-33883715104