Updates and notices of meeting – AGM event – 4 July 2017

Thank you!
Thanks to those who attended our AGM and general meeting.

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

 

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

The notes of meeting will follow after all attendees have had the opportunity to comment.

Updates from previous meetings
None

Notices

Click on the headings for details.

Comedy Festival at Stanley Halls – 8 & 9 July 2017

 

 

 

 

 

 

North Croydon Community Association’s Football competition and Fun Day – 8 July, 2017

 

 


 

 

 

Selsdon Community Picnic plus fun and games afternoon – Sunday 9 July, 2017

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Inter-faith bike ride and picnic in the park – 9 July 2017 

A Croydon Faiths Together event, organised in association with Croydon Council.

Register to ride from two starting points.  Visit several faith centres en route.

There will be a stop at BoxPark.

Or just come along to join the picnic at Park Hill Park in the afternoon.

All welcome, of all faiths or none.

 

Celebration Concert at St Matthew’s, Chichester Road – 9 July at 7.30pm

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Tickets available at church on Sunday or from the box office.

 

 

 

 

 

Croydon Pridefest – July 15
An event for all the family.

The event includes a parade, live music, children’s entertainment, stalls and much, much more.

 

This event includes the opportunity to visit Saffron Central on the old Taberner House site in Queens Gardens.

Click here for more info on Saffron Central and other activities there in the lead up to this event.

Welderlies Afternoon High Tea -for over 60s, their families and carers –  26 July, 2-5pm

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Interfaith Forum – September 10

The Croydon branch of the Ahmadiyya Muslim Community is running their third Interfaith Forum at the mosque in St James’s Road.

This is a free event but booking required to help the organisers cater for numbers. For details, click 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 list for July 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 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.

 

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

Members have voting rights.

 

Next meeting
We are taking a break over Summer.  Next meeting should be in September.

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Updates and notices of meeting – 10 May 2017

Thank you!
Thanks to those who attended our meeting on Rubbish in Croydon – Refuse, recycling and fly-tipping.

Thanks too to everyone who booked a place ahead of the night and to the kind attendees who stepped in to help in a variety of ways on the night, including setting up, clearing away and covering the registration desk. It was appreciated.

One of the issues discussed on the night. Black bags of domestic waste dumped one night, torn apart by foxes during the night before they could be cleared.

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

 

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

The notes of meeting will follow, followed by a council response to questions and points made at the meeting.

Updates from previous meetings

Croydon Air Quality plan
Cllr Stuart King responded promptly to a query arising from the last meeting. Residents will have the opportunity to contribute to the Air Quality Action Plan but the consultation has been postponed due to the election.

Notices

Summer Lunchtime Recitals on Fridays at Croydon Minster – Fridays from May 12
These start on Friday 12 May and run weekly, through to Friday 16 May. Feel free to bring a packed lunch. The events are free but donations are welcome. See: https://croydoncc.wordpress.com/2017/05/08/summer-lunchtime-recitals-on-friday-at-croydon-minster-starting-may-12/

Saffron Central
Saffron Central is the brainchild of Ally McKinlay, who crowdfunded for a  pop-up crocus farm on the empty Taberner House site. As building work has not yet started, Saffron Central have had an extension. To link with Croydon Pride on 15 July, which will be held in Queens Gardens, Ally is working on a Hearts and Flowers theme, to link with Croydon PrideFest and the Croydon Summer of Love festival being held in Wandle Park.

Work starting this Saturday, 13 May with tasks such as clearing crocuses and preparing the planting aisles. All are welcome to get involved in this community venture. Why not pop along and find out more? Donations of flowering plants, durable artwork linking to the theme, offers of help or donations all welcome!

This is just the first of many sessions where the community can get involved.  See the post here for more details.

Indoor Car Boot sale – May 13
At St Mary’s, Addington Village, on Saturday 13 May from 9am to 1pm. See:  https://croydoncc.wordpress.com/2017/05/05/indoor-car-boot-sale-at-st-marys-addington-village-13-may-from-9am-to-1pm/

 

 

 

South Norwood’s Sensible Garden

The garden is situated in South Norwood High Street SE25, opposite the Harris Academy and near the Goat House bridge.

The workday this Sunday, as mentioned in the meeting, has been postponed as Crystal Palace are playing at home that day. Sunday 21 May is the new date.

New helpers are always welcome, particularly anyone who could offer to water the garden during dry spells.

The garden has a Facebook page. See The Sensible Garden

Helpers tend to meet on Sundays but it is not a regular arrangement as yet.

A party is planned for June 18 from 1pm, including music from the ’60’s and 70’s. Bring food and love to share. All welcome.  This event is in fond remembrance of Jo Cox MP and to honour Robbie Gibson who has been missing since June 13, 2016.

Friends Coffee morning – May 17

The Asian Resource Centre in Croydon is hosting a monthly coffee morning at CVA on the London Road, West Croydon. The next is on Wednesday 17 May from 10.30am to 12.30pm. See: https://croydoncc.wordpress.com/2017/05/09/friends-coffee-morning-weds-17-may-with-asian-resource-centre-in-croydon/

 

Afternoon Car Boot Sale – May 21
A series of boot sales will be held at Croydon Postal Club in Warlingham, with the first on Sunday 21 May.  Open from noon with sellers admitted from 11am. Click here for details.

 

 

Faiths Together in Croydon – Respect event – May 24
Save the date. More details to follow shortly.

Carer’s Week – 12 to 18 June
A variety of events organised for carers in Croydon, including Care’s Information Day on 14 June in the Community Space, at Bernard Weatherill House.

 

Croydon Pridefest – July 15
For details of Croydon Pridefest, see https://croydoncc.wordpress.com/2017/04/28/croydon-pridefest-is-back-in-2017-save-the-date/

 

 

Interfaith Forum – September 10

The Croydon branch of the Ahmadiyya Muslim Community is running their third Interfaith Forum at the mosque in St James’s Road. Free but booking required to help the organisers cater for numbers. For details, click 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
Thanks were given to people who had brought along items to the meeting to donate.  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 list for May 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 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.

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

 

Next meeting
This will be announced shortly but there will be no meeting in June.

Croydon Debate Club – Croydon’s housing crisis – with guest speaker, Gavin Barwell MP – 13 April 2017

 

 

The organiser, Robert Ward, writes,

“The aim of the Croydon Debate Club is to promote a constructive dialogue on issues specific to Croydon. The emphasis will be on understanding the issue and the options that there are to address it.”

You can just turn up but it helpful if you can book a place on Eventbrite.

If you have any questions or would like to propose a topic for a future meeting, just email croydondebateclub@gmail.com

And keep your eyes peeled for future events.

Twitter at @CronxDebateClub

Croydon Debate Club – Air Quality Action plan – 29 March 2017

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Councillor Stuart King, Cabinet member for Transport and Environment, has agreed to attend,  to discuss the Croydon Air Quality Action Plan which by then will be out for consultation.

A further date for the diary is April 13, 2017 when Gavin Barwell MP has agreed to speak. Venue and subject to follow.

The organiser writes,

“The aim of the Croydon Debate Club is to promote a constructive dialogue on issues specific to Croydon. The emphasis will be on understanding the issue and the options that there are to address it.”

You can just turn up but it helpful if you can book a place on Eventbrite.

If you have any questions or would like to propose a topic for a future meeting, just email croydondebateclub@gmail.com

And keep your eyes peeled for future events.

Twitter at @CronxDebateClub

Croydon Debate Club – Policing in Croydon – challenges and choices- 22 Feb 2017

 

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The organiser writes,

“The aim of the Croydon Debate Club is to promote a constructive dialogue on issues specific to Croydon. The emphasis will be on understanding the issue and the options that there are to address it.”

You can just turn up but it helpful if you can book a place on Eventbrite.

If you have any questions or would like to propose a topic for a future meeting, just email croydondebateclub@gmail.com

And keep your eyes peeled for future events.

Twitter at @CronxDebateClub

Notices of meeting – AGM and public meeting – 30 November 2016

 

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Thanks to those who attended our AGM and public meeting.

And thanks to those who pre-registered, as this saves the committee time on the night and helps us to cater for numbers.

The notes of meeting and the minutes of the AGM will be available shortly but here are the notices, which may be updated when time allows.

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Committee elections
All on the current committee stood for re-election. All were re-elected en bloc at the suggestion of a member, and with the agreement of all present.

Redevelopment of Queens Gardens and Taberner House
The meeting heard from Steve Sanham, the managing director of Hub, the developers involved in redesign and redevelopment, and Dawayne Gordon, a member of Kaizen, the engagement team canvassing the views of local people.

You can access more information here. This includes a link to an online survey to have your say and how to register for a call back to give your views over the phone.

The initial consultation is due to close at the end of December so make sure you have you say.

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Policing Update
Although unable to attend due to a current operation, Sgt Ali MacPherson of the Broad Green team kindly provided the following update for the police.

Theft from motor vehicles
Croydon Met Police would like to remind everyone in the run up to Christmas to keep items out of sight in vehicles and not on display.

Burglaries
The Police continue to arrest and target known burglars but there are still opportunists out there who will take advantage of open or rotten doors and windows.

Antisocial behavior
Officers are continually responding to ASB issues highlighted by members of the community.  This has led to good results, ranging from arrests of known drug dealers and persistent offenders, and using local knowledge the police have been able to carry out search warrants in relation to drugs and other offences.

Separately, as well as day to day work, officers in Croydon are currently dealing with a vulnerable adult who is the victim of suspected financial abuse. They are working with the Social Services Adult Safeguarding Team at Croydon, to work towards the best outcome for the vulnerable person.

The Police would like to thank the community for calling them when they are witnesses to crime and ASB.
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It was noted in the meeting that Croydon Trading Standards produce bulletins and asked that people watch out for vulnerable residents, including the elderly, who are more likely to become victims of scams.  See links to advice from Trading Standards here.

Croydon Debate Club
This new venture in Croydon was discussed, with plans to hold meetings monthly.

The first dscreen-shot-2016-11-28-at-20-50-02ebate was held on the issue of flytipping and the next is on December 7, again at Matthew’s Yard, debating the council’s role in housing and the issue of homelessness.  

See details in the link if you would like to be added to Croydon Debate Club’s email list or to get in touch to suggest a future topic.

Follow them on @CronxDebateClub, if you are on Twitter.

 

Ward Boundary Review
This was discussed, with few present aware that residents could submit a view.  The closing date is Monday, 5 December 2016.

As promised, Cllr Helen Pollard, has provided the following links to information to enable those interested having the opportunity to express their views.

Find the Boundary Review website where people can comment, here.

Anyone responding may want to refer to the boundary proposals submitted by the Council, which can be located at https://secure.croydon.gov.uk/akscroydon/users/public/admin/kab14.pl?operation=SUBMIT&meet=15&cmte=GPA&grpid=public&arc=1

NHS Croydon Clinical Commissioning Group’s current consultations
The NHS Croydon CCG is currently consulting on the potential closure of the women’s mental health unit in Purley as well as the changes to prescribing.

All 50 consultation documents provided by the CCG on the issue of changes to prescribing  were taken by those attending the event, to use or to share with others who may wish to express a view.

If you want to have your say, see the post on our website, which provides links to the online consultation on prescribing.  There is a further meeting organised by the Croydon CCG on 13 December, also listed in the link.

Food banks in Croydon
Donations for the Croydon Refugee Day Centre were invited for this meeting, and donations were gratefully received.  These donations will be delivered to the Centre, along with the donations received at St Michael’s, who regularly collect for this charity.

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Thanks to all who contributed.

Purley Food Hub, who cater for clients in need in Croydon are also appealing for donations, including festive treats for children, alongside staple items. If you’d like to support their work, see the details, here.

Next meeting
We are currently planning our next meeting for January 2017.

The meeting will be devoted to addressing Refuse, Recycling, and flytipping as a follow up to our previous meeting on this subject.

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Local information is always on offer at our meetings for people to take away.

Notices of meeting – Addington – 4 July 2016

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Local information on display with copies to take away

Notices

The notices given on the night, are as follows:

NHS Croydon CCG’s Patient and Public Involvement Forum
The next open forum for patients and the public is on Wednesday 6 July 2016 from 6-8.30pm, focussing on Together in Health. Details and booking here.

 

Remembering 1916 Exhibition at Whitgift School
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London Cat Killer
Please help to spread the word about the cat killer, a person killing cats and other small animals. The latest details and a downloadable flyer produced by SNARL can be found here, and copies were made available at the meeting.

Local Policing
The latest local policing newsletters for each ward in Croydon are posted on CCC’s website.

Copies of the latest newsletter for Fieldway and New Addington were made available on the night. All were encouraged to sign up to receive these newsletters and occasional important updates by emailing their local policing team.

The other way to engage with the police is to follow the Twitter accounts. The general account for the borough is @MPSCroydon and @MPSSouthCroydon covers the a cluster of wards in the south. PC Lucy Butler has also set up a facebook account for the local Fieldway and New Addington local policing teams. Find it at: https://www.facebook.com/lucy.butler.180410

PC Ricky Phillips provided the following update of key policing issues for the area via email:

* Thefts from vehicles – Unfortunately this is often due to people leaving their vehicles unlocked. Please keep vehicles locked and do not leave anything valuable inside.

* Theft of number plates from vehicles – Make sure your registration/number plate is secure, if possible fit anti-theft screws. You can pick these up from Fieldway Officers at Ward Surgeries or purchase online or retail outlets such as Halfords.

* Anti-Social Behaviour issues regarding motorcycles/mopeds – Stolen mopeds often end up being set on fire in the woods. The police are looking for information regarding this matter to try and identify persons involved. Contact Fieldway or New Addington Teams if you have information or report details anonymously via Crimestoppers.

New Addington Library
As well as making the latest Croydon Libraries leaflet available, the regular activities in New Addington Library were highlighted..

Baby Rhymetime on Tuesdays from 1.30 to 2pm

Rock and Rhyme on Saturdays, from 11 to 11.30am

Homework Help Club, for 9 to 16 year olds, on Tuesdays and Thursdays, from X to 5.45pm, Saturdays from 2-4.45pm and half terms from 2-5pm.

Knit and Stitch on Mondays from 2-4pm

Ad Lib Club, a group for over 60s, held on the first Friday of the month with invited speakers, tea and biscuits. The event this month featured a presentation on Cane Hill, which was fascinating and well attended.

St Mary’s, Addington
A wide range of activities and events take place at St Mary’s, which are open to everyone. These include: Mothers’ Union, Girlguiding, Toddler Group, Youth Club and Women’s Guild.
There is a lunch club every second Friday of the month.

St Mary’s Summer project, called Messy Church, will run on Wednesdays during the school holidays from 27 July until 24 August from 10am to 1pm.

St Mary’s also offer a session to support people on Tuesdays from 1.30 to 3pm. Pop in for refreshments, information or help solving a problem.  The service is free, independent and  completely confidential.

 

 

Next meeting

The next meeting will be after the summer break.

At our open meetings, anyone can raise a topic for discussion, promote a local event or group, give a notice, discuss an issue or ask a question of others. All we ask is that people respect that CCC and our meetings are apolitical.

We’ll advertise details when they are confirmed and hope you will be able to attend.