Croydon’s first Festival of Peace – 16 -23 June 2018 – Check out the programme and get involved!

Make sure you don’t miss out!

 

Find it at http://festivalofpeacecroydon.org/

Check out the Programme of visual art, film, music, dance, dialogue, interfaith, spoken word and storytelling events on offer!

Central Events
At the heart of the Festival is the London Mozart Player’s Anthem for Peace 
which people will learn together with LMP Players and Ecclesbourne Primary School Choir at the Festival Launch at Summer of Love Festival Wandle Park on June 16.

The Festival Finale will take place at Peace and Wellbeing Festival, Park Hill Park on 23 June and feature a performance of the Anthem with LMP Brass players and local brass groups and a dance commission by Anusha Subramanyam performed by local cross-cultural dance groups.

This event is followed by the Faiths Together in Croydon interfaith bike ride and picnic in Park Hill Park on June 24.

Find the Festival of Peace website, here.

On Twitter at @FestofPeace  #AnthemForPeace

On Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/FestivalOfPeaceCroydon/

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Join Croydon’s Interfaith bike ride and/or picnic in the park – 24 June 2018

The Faiths Together in Croydon (FTiC) annual picnic and bike ride will be held on June 24 in 2018 and everyone is invited!

This is Faiths Together in Croydon’s fourth inter-faith bike ride and picnic.

This cycle ride will start at three separate points across the borough and each route will visit one or more of our diverse sites of worship before joining a dedicated Big Get Together picnic in the Park Hill Park.

Everyone is welcome to take part in the interfaith bike ride or to join the interfaith picnic which starts at 2pm at Park Hill Park in central Croydon.

There will also be an opportunity to visit the Peace Garden, for those who wish to do so, created during the Croydon Festival of Peace running throughout the week prior to this.

 

Places on the ride can be reserved via Eventbrite

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Check out the video of the event in 2016

Picnic in Park Hill Park in 2017

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

What do Faiths say about War? Faiths Together in Croydon event on 12 March, 6.30pm for 7-9pm

Faiths Together in Croydon (FTiC) is holding an event which is open to everyone, of all faiths and none.

Come and hear from faith leaders.

FTiC would also like to hear stories of family members who may have had to fight in the First and Second World War – this will form part of an exhibition in November 2018.

The meeting takes place on 12 March 2018 at CVA Resource Centre, 82 London Road, Croydon CR0 2TB.

Doors open at 6.30pm.

Download a flyer for more information.

Queries to fticroydon@gmail.com

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

Notes of meeting – January 2018 – Croydon’s Festival of Peace & other subjects

Thanks to everyone who attended our meeting in central Croydon on 23 January 2018.  The main focus of this meeting was Croydon’s Festival of Peace.

 

 

Notices and notes of meeting

The updates and notices of meeting were posted after the meeting.  Find them here.

 

The notes of the meeting were agreed by those attending before finalising.  

You can access them here: Notes of meeting 23_01_2018 FINAL

 

As with all our meetings, if you have any feedback on this meeting or our activities we’d welcome hearing from you.

Next public meeting
Our meeting is on 5 March. For full details, click here.

Please watch our website for updates on this and for details of future meetings, and book a free place via Eventbrite at http://croydoncc.eventbrite.co.uk/ 

You can email us at CroydonNeighbourhoods@gmail.com

We’d appreciate it if you would help spread the word about our meetings.

And you can always become a member to support our work

Find us on Twitter @CroydonNbrhoods
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Updates and notices of meeting – 23 Jan 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 initial updates and notices of meeting.  These will be updated over the next few days….

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


Updates from previous meetings

The meeting on Rubbish – Refuse, Recycling and Flytipping generated a number of questions and points but no response has been received to these via the agreed process. Cllr Yvette Hopley agreed to take this up so residents received a response.

The notes of the meeting with Home-Start Croydon are being prepared and should be available shortly.

Notices

Friends Coffee Morning
The Asian Resource Centre Croydon is holding their monthly coffee morning at CVA on 24 January. Click here for details.

 

 

 

Holocaust Memorial Ceremony – Friday 26 January

Candle lighting at noon

Ceremony from 12.30-1.30pm

Please email if you plan to attend.

Details here.

 

The second CR7 Market this Saturday, 27 January – 12 to 6pm

12 – 6pm at Ambassador House, opposite Thornton Heath Railway Station.

Light Festival at Trumble Gardens, Thornton Heath, 4-9pm

This is a free event but tickets have SOLD OUT. Tickets may be available on the gates.

Both events are listed, along with other news and events, in the Thornton Heath Chronicle. Copies were made available at the meeting.

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

Croydon’s branch of  Amnesty International are holding a candlelit vigil and exhibition – 25 January to 2 February 2018

The ‘I Welcome’ exhibition will run from 25 January in the Central Library atrium to highlight the stories of refugees, past and present, For details and to book a free place, see Eventbrite.

There will be a candlelit vigil from 4.30-5pm outside the library on 27 January to commemorate Holocaust Memorial Day – all are welcome to attend.

Norbury Brook meeting – 1 February
All welcome to this meeting. Norbury Brook runs from Thornton Heath on to Norbury so if you live in the area, why not go along to find out more?

For full details click here.

Home-Start Croydon volunteer training –  starting on Weds, 7 February for 8 sessions during the day.
Anyone interested in becoming a volunteer for the charity should get in touch with Home-Start Croydon asap!

Gala Night – 10 February at 7.30pm at St John’s Church Hall, Upper Norwood
An event in aid of Croydon Association for Pastoral Care in Mental Health.

See details here.

 

Younger Generation Theatre Group auditions

A Croydon-based theatre group which usually performs at the Fairfield Halls. Currently performing at the Harlequin in Redhill during the refurbishment of the Fairfield Halls. Calling for 9-18-year-olds to audition for the next show. Auditions will be held in Purley in February and March.

Full details here.

 

 

One Day workshop for singers with Croydon Bach Choir

10am to 6pm on Saturday 3 March.

 

 

Full details here.

 

 

Clean Up Norbury event

This will be held on March 17, hosted by Love Norbury.

Details here.

 

 

 

Croydon Local Plan
The Inspector’s report on the Croydon Local Plan has been published, with the main modifications noted.  This can be viewed 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 latest one 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 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 (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
TBC

‘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 fticroydon@gmail.com, 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?