Croydon Policing newsletter – Purley and Woodcote – Mar 2020

Here’s the latest newsletter from the local policing team for Purley & Woodcote.

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Produced by:

Purley & Woodcote Safer Neighbourhood Team
Email: PurleyandWoodcote.SNT@met.police.ukTel:  07920 233892
Twitter:  @MPSPurley_WoodWebsite:

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Mayor of Croydon’s newsletter 4: Jan-Mar 2020

The Mayor and Mayoress at the Inaugural dinner…. an image from the first newsletter

The Mayor of Croydon, Cllr Humayun Kabir, is producing newsletters to record his activities during his term of office.

Here is the next, with details of the Mayoral engagements and future events planned.



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Croydon Policing Newsletter – Sanderstead – March 2020

This is the latest edition of the Sanderstead local policing team’s newsletter.

Produced by:
Sanderstead Safer Neighbourhood Team
Email –

Tel – 020 8721 2470
Twitter –  @MPSSanderstead



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Croydon Policing Newsletter – Old Coulsdon – Mar 2020

Here’s the newsletter covering the ward of Old Coulsdon, keeping people in the ward up to date with policing matters in the area.

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Doorstep crime advice in light of Coronavirus

The Sanderstead Safer Neighbourhood team writes,

We know that groups are setting up all over the country to offer support to people who are isolating. Whilst in the vast majority of these cases, the individuals will be well-intentioned, there may be some who see this as an opportunity for their own criminal gain.

The easiest way of remembering how best to protect yourself and your loved ones if someone comes to your door offering help.

Stop – never do anything you don’t want to or make any decisions on the spot
Check  – Check for ID but remember most of these are community volunteers so wouldn’t necessarily have ID. There is no way of knowing whether they are legitimate
Ask – Ask someone you trust for a second opinion, or ask them if they can provide the support you need.
Mine – If they ask for your card or your pin, remember this is very personal information which should not be shared
Share – If you come across a scam, share your experience with others if possible to prevent them from being scammed.

Doorstep fraud is a crime. It happens to a wide range of people with all sorts of backgrounds. Please report it if it happens to you.

Protect yourself

Watch out for scam messages:
Don’t click on the links or attachments in suspicious emails, and never respond to unsolicited messages and calls that ask for your personal or financial details.

Shopping online:
If you’re making a purchase from a company or person you don’t know and trust, carry out some research first, and ask a friend or family member for advice before completing the purchase. If you decide to go ahead with the purchase, use a credit card if you have one, as most major credit card providers insure online purchases.

For more information on how to shop online safely, please visit:

Sanderstead Safer Neighbourhood Team
Email –

Tel – 020 8721 2470

Twitter –  @MPSSanderstead



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Age UK Croydon’s Food and Essentials Hub

Age UK Croydon is working closely with CVA to make sure support for older people is joined up across the borough.

With so many people offering support to older people during these uncertain times, and so many people in need, Age UK Croydon is working to ensure food and essential items are delivered to vulnerable older people in the safest way – and you can help them!

Display and share this flyer so more are aware. Download it Food and Essentials Hub – Flyer.

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Great British Spring Clean + litter picks in Croydon postponed

Due to the current situation, the Keep Britain Tidy’s Great British Spring Clean will now take place from 11 September to 27 September 2020.

All litter picking activities in Croydon are also being postponed.

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Croydon Carers Information Service can help carers – Do get in touch!

Many people are finding it harder to make ends meet at this time, but the Carers Information Service is there to help.

If you are financially struggling, have a caring role (look after a friend, family member or neighbour who relies on you for help due to illness, disability or old age), and live in Croydon, please email the Carers Information Service manager and she can help you access support.

You can also email or call 020 8649 9339 option 1 for carer information, advice and support. 

Carers Information Service
Carers Support Centre
24 George Street

Tel: 020 8649 6288

Twitter: @InformingCarers

The Carers’ Information Service provides information, advice, support and training to anyone looking after someone who needs help due to illness, frailty or disability.

Part of The Whitgift Foundation
Registered charity number 312612

Donations accepted at St Mildred’s for Addiscombe Covid-19 Mutual Aid group


Drop off between 10am to 2pm, Tuesday to Saturday, at St Mildred’s. This runs until 2 May.

PLEASE ensure you follow the guidelines about social distancing to keep everyone safe.

St Mildred’s Church
30 Bingham Road


Twitter: @milliescroydon

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