Thanks to everyone who attended our meeting in Sanderstead and to the organisations and individuals who helped us advertise the event. This was the last public meeting before our AGM.
Notes of Meeting
The notices from the meeting were put on the website after the meeting and the the notes of the meeting were agreed by those attending.
Follow up from this and other meetings
There were several points raised at this meeting, which Cllr Yvette Hopley fed back on extremely promptly. Please see:
New bus routes
Proposed new bus route, including Purley Downs Road,
followed by our post on the proposed routes and consultation exercise, when they went live.
Is 20 plenty?
Another issue raised at this meeting was the debate on the introduction of 20 MPH zones in Croydon. CCC do not take a position on this but are happy to provide links to any information, and to the official council consultation, when available.
The for argument, put forward by Croydon Cyclists Campaign, can be found here, and we will add any posts and comments offered, as long as they are not party political.
Another issue raised was the Council’s proposal to form a Stronger Communities Partnership. CCC were not alone in not receiving details. A quadrant approach was proposed at the meeting, to better represent Residents’ Associations and community groups, as only four places are proposed as part of this to represent the whole borough.
This seems a sensible approach as it would mean all areas were represented. It has the added advantage that it would lead to greater engagement within and across communities, and allow local community groups and Residents’ Associations to share information and expertise. It would build communities. See Quadrants proposed as the way forward for details, or to comment.
Are you aware of the meeting on this tomorrow evening?
Police presence was sought, and agreed, to provide notice of issues relevant to the area and the wider community, and for the officer to take questions from the floor. We do not know at this time why an officer from Sanderstead policing team did not attend the meeting, as agreed.
We have asked for an update, but received no reply, to date. If a reply is received, this will be posted.
Points raised at other meetings
CCC and individuals from our other meetings continue to pursue answers to questions raised at previous meetings and the outcome of these will be posted on our website, when known.
We were pleased to be supported at this meeting by Mark Johnson, who was a founding member of CCC.
The committee were delighted to welcome Mark onto the CCC committee at the committee meeting following this meeting. Mark has attended several of our public and committee meetings, and also offered the CCC committee a great deal of support in sorting out access to the CCC bank account when difficulties arose.
A brief statement, referred to in the notes of meeting, was read to this meeting at the outset.
In order to ensure the ongoing work of CCC, our Vice Chair, Clive Locke, took the decision to stand down from CCC, as, had he not done so, our small grants funding would have been removed by the council.
CCC appreciate this act and are committed to work with Broad Green Business Forum and other individuals and community groups to resolve the matter.
As we do not have full details, we trust all will appreciate that it would not be appropriate for us to make comment further, without the full facts.
If you have any feedback on this meeting or our activities we’d welcome hearing from you.
Next public meeting
Our next public meeting is our AGM Event on Monday 24 November 2014.
As with all our events, everyone is very welcome to attend.Booking via Eventbrite
is appreciated to help us cater for numbers. This is particularly important for the AGM Event. We need to set up rooms for numbers attending, refreshments need to be ordered in for this event at considerable cost as a condition of booking, and we need to print adequate papers for the meeting.
Manual registration on the night takes time, which may also delay the start of the AGM and meeting. This is something we’d like to avoid.
We are looking for people who are willing to take an active role on committee. If you are interested, please get in touch by Friday 7 November.