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.


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.


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:

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:




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:


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



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:

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.

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

Save the date! Croydon Interfaith bike ride and picnic – 9 July 2017

The Faiths Together in Croydon (FTiC) annual picnic and bike ride will be on July 9 in 2017.

FTiC is working on another bike ride route leading to the picnic. They hope that you and your families will be able to come along and meet FTiC and other people of faith in Croydon.

On May 18th, the bike races are coming to Croydon again and FTiC is looking for 6 people to ride for Faiths Together in the Mayor’s race. This is one lap of the circuit at about 3.30pm. If you think you could be there for FTiC, please email

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Check out the video of the event in 2016

What is Peace? – An event run by Faiths Together in Croydon, open to everyone!

Faiths Together in Croydon is hosting an event to explore what peace means to different faiths, organisations, groups and individuals and YOU are invited…


The event is being held on Tuesday 15 November 2016 in the hall to the rear of St Michael’s in Poplar Walk. (The entrance is through the metal gate to the left of the church which faces onto the exit from the Whitgift car park by M&S.)

Light refreshments will be served from 6.30pm after registration, with the event running from 7-9pm.

Email if you have any queries.  If you are able to email to indicate that you plan to attend it would be appreciated to allow the group to cater for numbers.

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

Croydon Interfaith bike ride and picnic – 5 June 2016

Faiths Together in Croydon is holding another bike ride and picnic on Sunday 5 June 2016 following on from the success of last year’s! The event involves a bike ride through Croydon, visiting different faith centres along the way and concluding with a picnic in Park Hill Park. The event is open to all.

The bike ride will be led by professional cycling instructors who will safeguard the ride and funds are being raised  to cover this. Anyone can help by making a contribution to cover the cost of this. Donations are sought via Spacehive and some funding and offers of help have already been received. but more is needed.

To find out more and to make a contribution, see 

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This  will be a fun day out for everyone – young and old – and a great way to celebrate the diversity of faith in Croydon.

You can bring along your own bicycle or you can hire a bicycle at the Croydon Arena.

Those not keen on cycling can join in at any of the venues at the scheduled times and at the Big Picnic at 2.30pm.

And don’t forget to bring along a picnic!

Programme for the day

10.30am –  START – Croydon Arena SE25 4QL – Cycle route safety briefing

11.00am –  South Norwood Hindu Temple, 42 Enmore Rd, SE25 5NG

12.00pm – The West Croydon Baptist Church, Whitehorse Rd, CR0 2JH

1.30pm – Croydon Mosque, 525 London Rd, Thornton Heath CR7 6AR

2.30pm – Park Hill Park, Fairfield Rd, Croydon – Big Picnic

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To book, see:

For more information or queries, please call 07974 332 496