Don’t miss the Black History Month concert evening at St George’s Shirley – 19 Oct 2019

St George’s CofE Church in Shirley invites you for a fantastic evening of food, music, poetry, entertainment and dancing at their first Black History Month Concert which is not to be missed!

The evening starts at 6pm with a fusion buffet and drinks to give a taste of different foods from Africa and West Indies.

This is followed by the evening’s concert from 7pm to 10pm, offering a mixture of music and poetry reflecting the richness and diversity of Africa and the West Indies in the UK.

There will be art on display, including imagery from the Windrush Generation, paintings from Nigerian’s own son DRE, and arts and crafts available for sale in support of the Hope Foundation in Ghana.

And, to round off the evening, from 10-11pm, there’s a “shake a leg” session brought to you by DJ Sabastian.

You really cannot afford to miss this event!!

This evening has been made possible by the support of Shirley North Councillors – Cllr Sue Bennett, Cllr Gareth Streeter and Cllr Richard Chatterjee.

Book your place via Eventbrite at

Performances by:

Steel pianist Delphina James

Croydon’s own SDA gospel choir

Calypso composer Alexander D Great

Poetry Reading by Marie Reynolds

African Art Exhibition by Nigerian’s own DRE

Songstress Melissa James

Guest Speak Michael King, son of  the Late Sam Beaver King MBE











Croydon SocialP Gardening Club – Weds and Saturday each week in #Croydon

Why not join the gardening club, run on an allotment at Addiscombe, Woodside and Shirley Leisure Gardens (AWSLG)?

The Croydon Social Prescribing scheme offers sessions on a Wednesday and a Saturday, including a weekly session specifically for men and a session open to families.

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Croydon Policing – Shirley North update – April 2019

Produced by:

Shirley North Safer Neighbourhood Team
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Twitter –  @MPSShirleyNorth

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Invitation to Shirley North ward panel meeting on 22 Feb 2019 at 7pm

PC Connolly writes,

“Just a reminder that Shirley North Safer Neighbourhood Policing team will be holding a Ward Panel meeting on 22nd February at 19:00hrs, at Shirley Parish Hall on Wickham Road.

All ward members are welcome, the meeting will last around 45 minutes.

Kind Regards 

Shirley North Safer Neighbourhoods Team

Email –

Twitter –  @MPSShirleyNorth



Shared reading in Croydon with The Reader – Shirley Library on Mondays, 10.30am to midday

The Reader is establishing shared reading groups in community venues across Croydon with the aim of reducing isolation amongst older people.

Are you interested in getting involved in the group established in Shirley?

Why not go along to the event to find out more?



Find out more about the project, here, and in the video below



Just turn up!

If you have questions beforehand, please contact Bryony, the project co-ordinator for Croydon,  by calling 07812 238375 or emailing



Twitter: @thereaderorg