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?

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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?

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