Local information on display with copies to take away
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
Whitgift School is hosting a major exhibition: Remembering 1916: Life on The Western Front, which runs until 31 August 2016. Reviews so far seem to be very positive and there is a discounted entry for Croydon residents.
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.
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.
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.