Mapping the Wandle – Creative writing workshop, 9 September 2017

Wandle Fortnight, run by Living Wandle Landscape Partnership and the Wandle Valley Forum is back again in September 2017.

An event will be run at the Local History Service located at Battersea Library on Saturday 9 September 2017 exploring the history of the River Wandle. There will be copies of archival materials held in the collection and these will be used to make cut and paste collaged publications inspired by the participants’ memories. It will be an opportunity to share experiences of the River and think creatively about how participants can tell their own stories.

Mireille Fauchon, who will be leading the event says,

‘It would be fantastic to have a range of stories from people with different stories about the River; for example from childhood, work or leisurely activities just enjoying the landscape.”

 

The workshop is FREE for adults only (16+)All materials will be provided – just bring yourself and your memories!

Places are limited so please do book by emailing Heritage@gll.org or call 0207 223 2334 (press 2 at the menu)

 

What else is on during Wandle Fortnight?

For details of all the activities on offer and to download a programme of events, click here.

We are taking bookings for a Lichen Walkshop on 12 September, in Wandle Park, which will involve discussions on pollution, a walk to observe lichens and using a particulate matter monitor. This will be run by London Sustainability Exchange who spoke on air pollution at one of our meetings this year.

Full details of this event and how to book can be found, here.

 

Twitter: @WandleForum

Facebook: WandleValleyForum

 

Wandle Park Croydon - Wandle River Flickr image by Anthony Spratt https://www.flickr.com/photos/60323202@N02/12012995973/in/photostream/

Wandle Park Croydon – Wandle River Flickr image by Anthony Spratt https://www.flickr.com/photos/60323202@N02/12012995973/in/photostream/

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Wandle Fortnight, 9 to 24 September 2017 – GET INVOLVED!

The Living Wandle Landscape Partnership and the Wandle Valley Forum would like to invite you to celebrate the Wandle Valley this September for Wandle Fortnight.

Stimulate the mind

Have fun with the kids

Get healthy!

For details of all the activities on offer and to download a programme of events, click here.

 

We are taking bookings for a Lichen Walkshop which will be run by London Sustainability Exchange who spoke on air pollution at one of our meetings this year.

Full details of this event and how to book can be found, here.

There is also a creative writing workshop focussing on mapping the history of the Wandle.  Details, here.

Check out the link at the top of this post for the full listings & other updates.

Twitter: @WandleForum

Facebook: WandleValleyForum

 

Wandle Park Croydon - Wandle River Flickr image by Anthony Spratt https://www.flickr.com/photos/60323202@N02/12012995973/in/photostream/

Wandle Park Croydon – Wandle River Flickr image by Anthony Spratt https://www.flickr.com/photos/60323202@N02/12012995973/in/photostream/

 

Twitter: @WandleForum

Facebook: WandleValleyForum

Book a place for the Lichen Identification Walkshop – 12 Sept 2017, part of Wandle Fortnight

Carrying out a lichen survey is a fun and engaging activity to explore and understand more about your local area. It is suitable for all age groups, including families.

Lichens are formed from a symbiotic relationship between fungus and algae, and grow everywhere! There are many different types of lichens and some are sensitive to levels of Nitrogen Dioxide (NO2) in the air, therefore acting as bio-indicators of pollution levels.

London Sustainability Exchange (LSx) will run this event and will also bring their Particulate Matter monitor and take readings with that along the way.  It will begin and end with short presentations and discussions about pollution.

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This event is part of Wandle Fortnight, with a host of events running from 9 to 24 September 2017.

Rough timings for the walkshop are as follows:

18:00 Meet up at the bandstand in Wandle Park

18:10 Brief introduction to pollution and lichens

18:30 Walking around to find lichen. The walk will start in Wandle Park and head towards Croydon town centre in order to spot lichen and to gauge differing levels of pollution.

19:15 Arrive back at Bandstand and discuss results

19:30 Close

BOOK A PLACE HERE!

Please be aware that this walkshop will involve walking towards Croydon town centre.

Anyone under the age of 16 will need to be accompanied by a responsible adult.

Your booking details for this event will be shared with LSx.

 

Got a question?  Get in touch!

 

Notes of meeting – April 2017

Thanks to everyone who attended our meeting in central Croydon on Monday 12 April, 2017.

 

Notices and notes of meeting

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

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

You can access them here: Notes of meeting 12_04_2017

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

The next meeting is scheduled for Wednesday 10 May 2017 and will revisit the topic of Rubbish.  Please book a place if you plan to attend.

Please watch our website for details of this and 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.

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Updates and notices of meeting – 12 April 2017

Thank you!
Thanks to those who attended our meeting organised in association with London Sustainability Exchange.

 

A display of local information was made available, with copies to take away.

 

NOTICES & UPDATES
Here are the updates and notices of meeting.

There may be brief meeting notes to follow, along with the presentation.

Updates from previous meetings
None

Notices

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, with a very recent update to the latest versions. See: https://croydoncc.wordpress.com/2017/03/11/the-cat-killer-info-reward-for-info-and-what-you-can-do-to-help/ Anyone can download flyers here, to share.

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.

 

The acclaimed WW1 exhibition at Whitgift School, Remembering 1916 – Life on the Western Front,  is now offering free entry until it closes on 16 April 2017.

Permits to use the three main Recycling Centres in Croydon are now required.  These are issued to all Croydon residents who apply with correct ID.  For full details, see https://croydoncc.wordpress.com/2017/03/14/permits-needed-to-use-recycling-centres-in-croydon-from-3-april/

 

The proposed new ward boundaries for Croydon have been published and today marks the start of an 8-week consultation ending on May 8, 2017 giving residents a chance to have their say before they are finalised.

 

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.

 

What’s On Croydon is a new initiative with daily listings of events for Croydon and includes a website with posters to download. Get in touch via email to find out how to get events listed and promoted. for further info see: https://croydoncc.wordpress.com/2017/04/12/whats-on-in-croydon-new-listings-of-events-for-croydon/

 

RUBBISH revisited! 
The next meeting will be on May 10 and will focus on RUBBISH – Refuse, recycling and flytipping, returning to the subject just over three years on from the initial meeting on the subject.

Questions and comments in advance of the meeting please. See website for full details, how to submit questions and how to book at https://croydoncc.wordpress.com/2017/04/11/public-meeting-rubbish-revisited-weds-10-may-2017/

And please help spread the word.

Stop the South London Incinerator Campaign is holding a  demonstration on 10 May also outside the Sutton Civic Centre. See the campaign’s website for details here and find the event on facebook, here.

Borough-wide Residents’ Associations meeting & RA contact list
And, also on the same evening, the Croydon Conservatives are holding a meeting with representatives from the borough’s Residents’ Associations (RAs). These meetings are organised by the Croydon Conservatives and are open to representatives from all RAs across the borough and focus on information sharing and hearing the views of residents.

If you are involved in an RA who is not currently invited but would like to be and/or you know of an RA which is not listed on our list, please get in touch.

There is a Broad Green Community Spring Clean on Monday 17 April, organised by the Broad Green Residents’ Association.

All are welcome to join residents and local councillors at this event.

The organisers ask that anyone with children considers whether or not to bring them as litter picking will be alongside some busy roads.

See: https://croydoncc.wordpress.com/2017/04/08/spring-clean-broad-green-on-monday-april-17-all-welcome/

North Croydon Community Group Community Garden event on 22 April

Everyone is also welcome to get involved with the community garden project being organised by North Croydon Community Group

See poster for details:

https://croydoncc.wordpress.com/2017/04/05/north-croydon-community-group-dig-it-together-event-22-april-2017-11am-to-2pm/

 

 

 

Easter services at St Michael’s
St Michael’s with All Angel’s has a number of services for Easter.  See their website for details of this and other events.

Find them on Twitter at @stmichaelsc1

Membership
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Next meeting
A meeting focussing on Rubbish – Refuse, recycling and flytipping, has been organised for 10 May 2017.  Details and links to booking here.

Notes of meeting – March 2017

Thanks to everyone who attended our meeting in central Croydon on Monday 16 January, 2017.

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Notices and notes of meeting

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

 

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

You can access them here: Notes of meeting 14_03_2017

POST MEETING UPDATE
The donations of food items received at this meeting were delivered to Purley Food Hub and were gratefully received.

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

The next meeting is scheduled for Wednesday 12 April 2017.  Please book a place if you plan to attend.

This meeting will focus specifically on discussing on ways to monitor and tackle air pollution in Croydon.

Why not book a place to hear about the Clean Air 4 Communities scheme, run by London Sustainability Exchange?  There will be plenty of opportunities to ask questions and there will be training provided on the night. You can then decide whether or not this is of interest to you and gain support from others in Croydon if you decide you’d like to get involved. See full details here.

May’s meeting is being planned and booking will be announced shortly. This meeting will revisit the thorny issue of Rubbish – Refuse, recycling and fly-tipping.

Please watch our website for details of this and 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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