Six week sewing course offered by ASKI, starting in September 2017

This course is run by ASKI, based in Thornton Heath.

Small class sizes and beginners welcome. Sewing machines supplied for use in the classes.

Sewing machines supplied for use in the classes or you may bring your own along to each session.


Twitter: @ASKI_UK

Surrey Street Sunday market relaunches 17 Sept! Take part in the survey

Great news!

Due to popular demand, Surrey Street Sunday Market will be relaunched from 17 September 2017!

The Sunday market seeks to provide local residents and visitors with an alternative range of goods and foods as well as an exciting events programme.

Croydon Council would love to hear what you would like to see and experience from the Sunday market, including the types of goods sold and events hosted.

Get involved and complete our short survey by 3 September 2017 to give them your views:

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


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!


Nominations open for 2017 Mayor’s Civic Awards

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Do you know a dedicated volunteer, an entrepreneur with Croydon’s community at the heart of their business or an inspirational young person who has excelled in the face of adversity?

Croydon Council is looking for community heroes from across the borough who deserved to be honoured and have their actions recognised at the 2017 Mayor of Croydon’s Civic Awards.

The annual awards ceremony is a chance to celebrate the exceptional people who make Croydon a brilliant place for people to live, grow, work and visit.

This could be someone who has made an outstanding contribution to the health and well-being of residents, a person who takes pride in keeping Croydon clean and green or a young person who has transformed their own life and is now helping others do the same.

Nominations can be made in 10 categories, which are:

  • Volunteer of the Year
  • Voluntary Group of the Year
  • Contribution to Sport and Healthy Living
  • Don’t Mess with Croydon – Take Pride
  • Business in the Community
  • Fairer Croydon
  • Carer of the Year
  • Good Neighbour
  • Young Achiever of the Year
  • Stronger Together

All entries must be submitted by Friday 8 September. The finalists in each of the categories will be announced later that month and invited to attend a glittering ceremony on Tuesday 17 October where the award winners will be revealed.

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“There are so many unsung heroes in Croydon, who selflessly put in a huge amount of t

ime and effort to not only improve the lives of those around them, but also the lives of the wider community. These awards are a fantastic way of recognising and celebrating what they do and nominating someone you know could also be the perfect way to say thank you.”


To nominate an individual, group or organisation, please visit the awards page online at or complete the nomination form in Word and email it to 

For help or guidance completing a nomination please contact 020 8604 7042.


Interfaith event – 10 Sept 2017 – Islamic, Hindu and Christian perspectives

The Croydon branch of the Ahmadiyya Muslim Community cordially invite the Croydon community to their third interfaith event, in collaboration with the Hindu and Christian communities in Croydon.

The event is open to everyone and aims to encourage those of different backgrounds and faiths to observe tolerance and love for others in their community.

The event is being held at the Ahmadiyya Mosque, St. James’s Road, Croydon.

ENTRY is by pre-registration only, to help plan for the event and for catering.
Register via Eventbrite at

Cut price dog neutering scheme for Croydon residents – Just 50 vouchers available

Croydon Council’s Dog Warden Service works in partnership with Dogs Trust to promote responsible dog ownership.

Following on from the success of the project at Christmas, their latest project is a ‘£35 Neutering’ initiative which runs throughout the whole of 2017. There are 50 low-cost neutering vouchers for selected breeds, allowing owners who are on benefits or a low income and living in a Croydon postcode to get their dog neutered for just £35 at any one of a number of participating vets. The procedure normally costs between £200- £500, depending on the size of the dog, so this is a huge saving.

There is a UK-wide overpopulation of unwanted dogs. Although this is due to a large number of unscrupulous backyard breeders, there are also many owners who would like to have their dog neutered but simply cannot afford it.  Not having dogs neutered can lead to issues such as accidental litters, continuous straying, dog thefts and unneutered dogs being sold to new owners, antisocial behaviour involving dogs.screen-shot-2017-03-01-at-13-12-35


Just email

or you can call Croydon Council’s Dog Warden Service on 020 8726 6000