CCC AGM and Public Meeting – Tuesday 4 July 2017 – 7 to 9pm

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

St. Michael and All Angels with St. James
Poplar Walk
Croydon
CR0 1UA

Enter via the gate to the left of the Church.

Please book a free place to attend.

St Michael front

AGM at 7pm
Members are invited to attend the AGM, starting at 7pm, to receive a report on activities over the past year and to vote in the new committee.  Continue reading

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CCC AGM and Public Meeting – Weds 30 November – Update

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

St. Michael and All Angels with St. James
Poplar Walk
Croydon
CR0 1UA

Enter via the gate to the left of the Church.

Tea and coffee provided.

Collection of food for Croydon Refugee Centre on the night – See below.

Please book a free place to attend.

If you are unable to attend but would like your apologies noted, please email CroydonNeighbourhoods@gmail.com

St Michael front

AGM at 7pm
Members are invited to attend the AGM, starting at 7pm, to receive a report on our activities over the past year and to vote in the new committee.   The following committee members are standing for re-election.

The following committee members are standing for re-election. No other nominations were received.

Elizabeth Ash
Mahbub Sadiq Bhatti
Roger Clark
Mark Johnston
Janet Stollery

Public meeting from 7.30pm
The AGM will be followed by a meeting, open to all, from 7.30 – 9pm. 

Topics:
Anyone is welcome to raise an item for discussion in this meeting or to offer a notice. Feel free to note the item or notice as a comment on this post. These will be given priority.

Focus of CCC meetings for the year ahead
The committee is particularly interested in hearing what you feel the focus of meetings in the year ahead should be.

Queens Gardens and Taberner House redevelopment
Anita Troffa, a member of the consultation team will be attending, along with Steve Sanham who is the Managing Director of HUB residential, the developers behind the Taberner House / Queens Gardens redesign, to discuss plans, take questions and hear people’s views.

Policing in Croydon
The police can not attend due to an ongoing operation but hope to provide an update for the meeting.

Street lighting
Skanska has been approached for an update and the firm has asked that a council officer attend to provide an update to residents. This is yet to be confirmed.

Booking
Please book a free place to help us cater for numbers. We do not have full use of the hall on this occasions as Charity Christmas cards are on sale during the day, so places are limited and preference will be given to members and to those booking a place.

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Donations to Croydon Refugee Centre
We will  be accepting donations of food for the Croydon Refugee Centre on the night for them to prepare food parcels.

Tinned tomatoes, pasta, tinned meat, tinned fish and tinned fruit are the most popular items. Tinned beans, tinned vegetables, rice, pot noodles and cup a soup are also welcomed.

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Enquiries
Please send enquiries to 
CroydonNeighbourhoods@gmail.com or phone 07864 676 088 if you do not have email.

All updates will appear here on our website.

CCC events are open to everyone and our activities are apolitical.

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CCC AGM and Public Meeting – Weds 30 November 2016 – 7 to 9pm

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

St. Michael and All Angels with St. James
Poplar Walk
Croydon
CR0 1UA

Enter via the gate to the left of the Church.

Please book a free place to attend.

St Michael front

AGM at 7pm
Members are invited to attend the AGM, starting at 7pm, to receive a report on our activities over the past year and to vote in the new committee. 

Public meeting
The AGM will be followed by a meeting, open to all, from 7.30 – 9pm. 

The committee has invited several parties to speak and details will be updated as they are known. Anyone is welcome to raise an item for discussion in this meeting or to offer a notice. Feel free to note the item or notice as a comment on this post.

The committee is particularly interested in hearing what you feel the focus of meetings in the year ahead should be.

Tea and coffee will be available on the night.

If you are unable to attend but would like your apologies noted, please email CroydonNeighbourhoods@gmail.com

Please book a free place to help us cater for numbers. We do not have full use of the hall so places are limited and preference will be given to members and to those booking a place.

BOOK HERE

 

Elections
All members of the current committee are happy to stand for re-election.

Any member can stand for election and this may be as a general committee member or for a specific post.  It is important though that anyone standing is willing to take an active role in the running of the group.

All committee roles are voluntary.

If you would like to know more, please get in touch.  The current committee is very happy to discuss this with you.

To indicate your intention to stand, please email  CroydonNeighbourhoods@gmail.com by 20 November 2016.

All updates will appear here on our website.

CCC events are open to everyone and our activities are apolitical.

 

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UPDATE at 18 November 2016:
Queens Gardens and Taberner House redevelopment
A member of the team consulting residents on plans for Queens Gardens and the redevelopment of the old Taberner House site in central Croydon will be attending to explain the consultation and listen to views.

Street lighting
Skanska has been approached for an update and the firm has asked that a council officer attend to provide an update to residents. This is yet to be confirmed.

Policing in Croydon
The police have been invited to attend to speak to residents and will confirm availability the week prior to the meeting.

CCC AGM Event – Thurs 16 July 2015 – Please book and join us!

This year’s AGM is scheduled for Thursday 16 July in the church hall, to the rear of,

St. Michael and All Angels with St. James
Poplar Walk
Croydon
CR0 1UA

Enter via the gate to the left of the Church.

St Michael front

This follows the reconvened AGM in November 2014, where we advised that the AGM would be brought back into line with the AGMs held previously.

Please join us.  Doors open at 7pm for registration, tea or coffee and the opportunity to network.

The AGM event will start at 7.30pm.

We have allowed time at the end of the meeting, from 8.30pm, to allow those who wish to speak to others to do so and so that those wishing to leave early can.

Places are free and anyone with an interest in Croydon is most welcome to attend any of our meetings.

Candidates standing for election

The following nominations have been received:

Chair:
Elizabeth Ash
Austen Cooper

Vice Chair:
Bushra Ahmed
Mahbub Sadiq Bhatti

Treasurer:
Roger Clark

Secretary:
Glen Hart
Janet Stollery

General committee members:
Mark Johnson

Booking
We strongly encourage you to book if you plan to attend. This gives you quick entry on the night and avoids any delay to the start of the meeting.  It will help the current committee to cater adequately for numbers (papers, seating and refreshments), greatly reduces our admin and ensures we have your details to keep you informed.

We have asked anyone interested in attending to book by Tuesday 14th July in order that sufficient voting papers can be prepared.

 Please book you place on our Eventbrite page.

Alternatively you can book by email CroydonNeighbourhoods@gmail.com or by phone: 07864 676088

If demand exceeds capacity, priority will be given to those who pre-book a place.  

CCC events are open to everyone.

We look forward to welcoming you!

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Papers

CCC AGM event agenda 2015

CCC AGM minutes 24_11_2014

CCC AGM and Public Meeting – Thurs 16 July 2015

This year’s AGM is scheduled for Thursday 16 July in the church hall, to the rear of,

St. Michael and All Angels with St. James
Poplar Walk
Croydon
CR0 1UA

Enter via the gate to the left of the Church.

St Michael front

This follows the reconvened AGM in November 2014, where we advised that the AGM would be brought back into line with the AGMs held previously.

Please join us from 7pm for a tea or coffee and the opportunity to network.

The AGM event will start at 7.30pm. Full details closer to the time will be made available, but you can expect to receive an update from the committee of the previous year’s activities, and update on the challenges faced, and financial statement. The AGM will also include voting in the new committee.

We intend to allow time at the end of the meeting, from 8.30pm to allow those who wish to speak to others to do so, so that those wishing to leave early can.

Places are free and anyone with an interest in Croydon is most welcome to attend any of our meetings.

Standing for election

Anyone can be nominated. See our previous post for details of how to nominate yourself or someone else and how to enquire for further details.

Skills/experience particularly sought:
The current committee believes people with the following skills would be helpful in taking the work of CCC forward, but anyone with time and enthusiasm to commit would be equally welcome.

Secretary This is a key role that should be filled, going forward. This could be a Secretary, willing to take on full duties or a Minutes Secretary to take notes of public meetings and of committee meetings. This role could be shared.

Anyone with skills in social media and the ability to help run and to develop the website further would also be very welcome as our online presence and the scope of this is an area we continue to develop.

A committee member with database or spreadsheet skills would benefit CCC. There is work to be done on keeping a list of contacts, building up lists of groups and organisations for the website, and so on.

 A Membership Secretary would be useful to keep lists of members up to date. 

There is a place for someone to oversee events, who can check, book and liaise with venues.

Interested?
Those wishing to stand for election need to be aware of the time commitment involved. Everyone on the committee needs to take an active role in driving CCC forward and work well as part of a team, where decisions are taken jointly. 

Committee roles are voluntary.

The current committee meets regularly as well as hosting public meetings at frequent intervals. We also attend other events and meetings to contribute and to keep abreast of issues and developments in Croydon.

Deadline

If you wish to stand for election please make your intention known by Friday 10 July 2015. 

Booking

We strongly encourage you to book via Eventbrite if you plan to attend. This gives you quick entry on the night and avoids delay to the start of the meeting, allows us to cater adequately for numbers (papers, seating and refreshments), greatly reduces our admin and ensures we have your details to keep you informed.

 Please book you place on our Eventbrite page.

If demand exceeds capacity, priority will be given to those who pre-book a place.  If you have difficulty using the booking system please get in touch by emailing or by phoning us.

CCC events are open to everyone.

We look forward to welcoming you!

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Download a flyer to display or hand out to help advertise the event CCC A5 flyer AGM 15

Papers

CCC AGM minutes 24_11_2014

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CCC AGM and Public Meeting – Thurs 16 July 2015 from 7 to 9pm

AGM details

The AGM has been brought back in line with previous years, as noted at the reconvened AGM in November 2014.

It will be held on Thursday 16 July 2015 in the centre of Croydon and will include a public meeting as well as the AGM.

More details shortly.

Interested in standing for committee?

The committee is elected each year at the AGM and anyone is welcome to stand for election or to nominate another to stand, with their consent.

Those willing to stand can stand for a specific post or as a general committee member.

Whether a general member or a specific post holder, it is important that everyone standing is willing to take an active role in the running of the group.

All committee roles are voluntary.

The current committee meet to plan meetings and discuss activities, as well as hosting public meetings at frequent intervals.  We also attend other events and meetings to contribute and to keep abreast of issues and developments in Croydon. CCC committee also run a website and social media accounts.

If you would like to know more about what fulfilling the role of a general committee member or a specific post involves, please get in touch.  The current committee is very happy to discuss this with you.

To find out more about what is involved or to indicate your intention to stand, please contact the Chair, Elizabeth Ash. Please email  CroydonNeighbourhoods@gmail.com or call 07864 676 088.

Deadlines

If you wish to indicate your intention to stand, please do so by Friday 10 July 2015 by emailing CroydonNeighbourhoods@gmail.com.

CCC events are open to everyone and our activities are apolitical.

 

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Update on Croydon’s Refuse and Recycling

Following questions raised at our meeting in South Norwood in May 2015, a council officer has kindly provided the following update and clarification, copied to Cllr Stuart Collins who has responsibility for this area: 

Don’t Mess with Croydon continues to achieve really positive results. 

Headlines include:

  • Clearing over 80% of reported fly tips within 48 hours.  This has improved from 72 hours in the previous year.
  • Issuing over 100 Fixed Penalty Notices per month for environmental offences – an increase from around 40 per month in the previous year
  • We now have 10 successful prosecutions for fly-tipping offences since June 2014 – more than we have ever done before.  We are in Court with a further two cases in early May and have more in the pipeline.
  • 658 visits to shops and businesses since June 2014 to ensure that they have trade waste contracts and are disposing of rubbish correctly.
  • 215 street champions signed up with clear up events taking place across the Borough practically every weekend.
  • We have Improved facilities for recycling and disposal of waste in a number of locations where these are limited e.g. for flats above shops.  The length of Portland Road will receive these new bins in the next couple of weeks
  • Taking action to get owners of eyesore front gardens to get them to tidy up.

The Council produces a monthly dashboard so you can keep up to date with progress using this.  The link is as follows:

https://www.croydon.gov.uk/environment/dontmess/standards-of-street-cleaning

Provided by:

Andy Opie
Director of Safety

The following points were clarified:

Issuing fines for fly-tipping
CCC: We understand that fine process for fly-tipping has been simplified i.e. rather than a laborious process as before, less time is spent on checking and verifying/double checking.  The process of issuing fines is now swift, with the onus on the person identified and served with a notice to refute the claim that they were directly responsible for the fly-tip/mess found with evidence pointing to it belonging to them. e.g. correspondence with name/address.

Is this true?  If so, please would you explain so we represent this new approach accurately?

Council: No, this isn’t the case.  If anything, the opposite is true.  The Council are keen to make sure that every fine that is issued has the required level of evidence to ensure that we can prosecute if the fine is unpaid.  Each case is different, but this may require follow up checks, interviews and other investigative work.

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Street Champions
CCC: What are Street Champions and what is their role?

Council: Details are on the following link: https://www.croydon.gov.uk/environment/dontmess/green-champions

New Recycling facilities
CCC:
Re your penultimate point – New recycling facilities – we note that someone has tweeted a pic of a bulk food recycling bin for a flat.  Is this something new and is this what you are referring to? Greater detail would be appreciated.

Council: No, the food waste bins are not new.  What I was referring to is new dual bins that will be installed on Portland Rd shortly.  These will be in addition to the existing street litter bins and will provide facilities for residents without storage capacity for wheelie bins to dispose of their household waste and to recycle without the need to leave it on the street.

Removal of dead animals
CCC:
A minor point. I also wonder whether the rapid removal of dead animals is a new thing, and if so, please provide text on this. I reported a chicken, presumably savaged by a fox, near to my home.  It was removed within hours. I see Johnny Rose has reported a dead fox via Twitter today, rapidly noted for collection.

Council: This is something that the Council has already tried to do quickly but is helpful to know that we have provided a good service for you recently.

The app
CCC: Some report this works extremely well. Others have had issues due to the operating system required.  Has this been noted and/or resolved?

Council: The Council are constantly reviewing the use of the app and ensuring that it is working effectively.  The number of reports on the app increases every month, which shows that it is working.  However, we accept that it doesn’t work perfectly for everyone all the time.  If anyone is experiencing difficulties please ensure that these are reported to the Council so that they can be investigated and rectified.
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Follow-up meeting
CCC: We held a meeting with Tony Brooks last year and we would like to repeat that sometime in the near future.

Council: Yes.  That would be possible.

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