Croydon’s Voluntary Sector Alliance 19 February

Croydon’s Voluntary Sector Alliance (CVSA)

Thursday 19 February. 9.30am (refreshments) 10am-12.30pm

CVA Resource Centre, 82 London Road, CR0 2TB

 Keynote Speaker: Rt Revd Jonathan Clark, Bishop of Croydon, Chair of Croydon Opportunity & Fairness Commission


Time Session
9.30-10.00 Registration and refreshments
10.00 Introduction: Steve Phaure, CEO, CVA
10.05 Croydon’s Fairness Commission: Rt Revd Jonathan Clark, Bishop of Croydon, on the role and remit of the newly launched Fairness Commission
10.20 Discussion and Questions
10.50 Stronger Communities Partnership: Cllr Mark Watson (Cabinet- Safety and Justice) on the new partnership overseeing Croydon’s community agenda
11.00 Discussion and Questions 
11.30 European Social Funding:  Jivko Hristov, Economic Strategy Manager, LB Croydon


Crisis UK Project: Ciara Devlin, Head of New Developments at Crisis, on an exciting new project coming to Croydon 


State of the Sector Research: Steve Phaure to update
12.20 Business items: CCG small grants 
12.30 Close

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Comment. While this is a very packed morning and only attendable by those who can make it during the day the CVSA meeting is a useful coming together of people from different parts of Croydon’s community and voluntary sector. The session with Mark Watson will enable people to question the way in which the Strong Communities Partnership has been put together and what is being done to make sure it is more than a talking shop. I will not be able to attend as I will be at the British Black History event in Liverpool.


About seancreighton1947

Since moving to Norbury in July 2011 I have been active on local economy, housing and environment issues with Croydon TUC and Croydon Assembly. I am a member of the Love Norbury Residents Associations Planning & Transport Committees, and Chair of Nobury Community Land Trust. I write for Croydon Citizen at I co-ordinate the Samuel Coleridge-Taylor and Croydon Radical History Networks and edit the North East Popular Politics database. History Project.. I give history talks and lead history walks. I retired in 2012 having worked in the community/voluntary sector and on heritage projects. My history interests include labour movement, mutuality, Black British, slavery & abolition, Edwardian roller skating and the social and political use of music and song. I have a particular interest in the histories of Battersea and Wandsworth, Croydon and Lambeth. I have a publishing imprint History & Social Action Publications.
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