26 September. Deadline for applications for Croydon’s Got Talent
Whether you are a musician, comedian, dancer, actor, or other creative’s – our doors are open… the floor is yours! This is not the typical competition to find winners and losers – but an opportunity for people in and around Croydon to showcase their talent, we believe that all talent should be celebrated. ‘ Heat 2 – 5 November, Heat 3 – 3 December, Final – 28 January. Email your name, contact number and a further description about your acts with a link if possible to firstname.lastname@example.org. See also 1 October.
Saturday 1 October. 7pm-1.30am. First Heat Croydon’s Got Talent
Hoodoos, Matthews Yard, Croydon, CR0 1FF. Just turn up, free entry or make a donation. U18s welcomed and is a chance to have fun.
Wednesday 5 October. 11.30am-14.30pm. How will changes in Croydon’s GP services affect you?
Healthwatch Croydon Annual Meeting and Community Fair
GP services in Croydon are to change in the next few years. This is your chance to find out more about what’s planned, discuss the impact in a workshop and give your views on the service everyone uses. Speaker: Paul Young, Deputy Director for Commissioning at NHS Croydon Clinical Commissioning Group.
Community Space, Bernard Weatherill House, Croydon, CR0 1EA
Book at www.healthwatchcroydon.co.uk/events
For those not online, please book by calling 020 8663 5648.
Wednesday 5 October. 5.30 pm. Croydon Voluntary Action AGM
CVA Resource Centre, 82 London Road, Croydon. To book go to https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/cva-annual-general-meeting-tickets-27571127986
Monday 10 October. 10am-12noon. Launch of First Step Croydon Youth Employment Initiative
Croydon Citizens is launching its First Step initiative at to help young people access their first experience of the workplace.
Centre Tower, Whitgift Centre, Croydon, CR0 0XB. To book a free place at the launch go to
Saturday 15 October. 10.30am-3pm. The South East Green Spaces Community Conference
Free event to exchange ideas on good practice, opportunities for networking and crucially improving local green spaces and parks. This looks like a very useful event for Croydon’s Friends and User Groups of green spaces to attend and get additional ideas for the Council consultation.
BMECP Centre, Brighton. Rose Room, 10A Fleet Street, Brighton, BN1 4ZE (5 mins walk from Brighton station).
Monday 17 October. Closing Date for Council Consultation on Section 106 and CIL
See next blog on Planning and Environment.
Saturday 29 & Sunday 30 October. Boxpark Urban Music Festival
This replaces the Council’s Ambition Festival. It is run in collaboration with the NME and grime music promoters Eskimo Dance. The £15 tickets have sold out; only £20 tickets are left.
Read more at http://www.croydonadvertiser.co.uk/croydon-council-drops-ambition-in-favour-of-boxpark-launch-festival/story-29695297-detail/story.html#weK5UdsGKO4TOPQo.99
Monday 31 October. Closing date of Council’s Parks and Green Spaces consultation