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.

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.


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.

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

Members have voting rights.

Next meeting

Notes of meeting – November 2017

Thanks to everyone who attended our meeting in central Croydon on 23 November 2017.



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

You can access them here: Notes of meeting 23_11_2017 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
Please watch our website 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 to be added to our circulation list.

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

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Public Meeting – Thurs 23 Nov 2017 – All welcome

Please join us for our next public meeting in the hall to the rear of:

St. Michael and All Angels with St. James
Poplar Walk

Enter via the gate to the left of the Church.

Please book a free place to attend.

St Michael front

Come along to hear from Derek Terrell, Operations Manager for Home-Start Croydon. Derek will explain the work of Home-Start, how people can assist Home-Start and answer any questions.

The rest of the meeting will be devoted to any subject offered for discussion or notice that people attending wish to raise. Please leave details as a comment on this post, or email us. These will be given priority on the night.

There will be local information on display and copies to take away.

We will also be collecting items for Purley Food Hub.

Our meetings are open to all and are strictly apolitical.


Doors open at 7pm, when tea and coffee will be available and you’ll have the chance to meet others attending. We’ll have local information on display and a collection point for donations to Purley Food Hub. 

The meeting will start by 7.30pm, ideally earlier.

There will be brief introductions and notices.

Any invited speakers will then speak and take questions.

The meeting will then be open for you to share your views, offer a notice or propose a topic for discussion, with priority given to those suggested prior to the meeting.

The meeting will finish by 9pm. If possible, we endeavour to finish slightly earlier to allow people to chat after the meeting and for clearing away.

Donations to Purley Food Hub
We will be collecting donations for Purley Food Hub at this meeting.  See the current list of requests, here.


Please book a free place on Eventbrite here: http://croydoncc.eventbrite.co.uk/

This helps us to cater for numbers and ensures that the meeting is not delayed.

If you prefer you can email us at CroydonNeighbourhoods@gmail.com and we can book for you.


Download a copy of the flyer to share here: flyer Croydon – Nov 2017

Getting there:
There is no general parking available at this venue, but its central location with good transport links. We may be able to cater for blue badge holders, so please get in touch well ahead of the event if this applies to you.

The hall is to the rear of the Church, accessed through the gate in the fencing to the left of the main Church entrance.

You can also join our mailing list to get an invitation to our events and occasional updates via email by emailing CroydonNeighbourhoods@gmail.com with your name and Add me in the subject line.