Wednesdays. 7.45 for 8pm start. Croydon Camera Club
Shirley Methodist Church Hall, Eldon Ave, CR0 8SD
New members welcome
Monday 30 October. 6.30pm. Council meeting
Tuesday 31 October. 6.30pm. Council Scrutiny & Oversight Committee
Fairfield Halls Update and response to Ofsted Report on Children’s Services.
Wednesday 1 November. 5pm. Council Adult Services Review Panel
Thursday 2 November. 6.30. Council Planning Sub-committee followed by Planning Committee
Friday 10 November. 8pm. ‘Dr Strangelove’ film
Free at Ruskin House, 23 Coombe Rd.
Sunday 12 November. 8–11pm. Tribute Concert to Leonard Cohen
Libre Fuego, Andy Smythe, George Lloyd, Sharon & Robin Malyan, Denny Terrell, Tony Field, Keith Hobbs and David Goulding. £3 admission.
Ruskin House, 23 Coombe Rd.
Wednesday 29 November. 6.30-9.30pm. Wandle Meet-up
Meet other Wandle enthusiasts and enjoy a buffet meal together. Celebrate the achievements of this year’s Wandle Fortnight. Hear from local groups who contributed to Wandle Fortnight. Debate how to make Wandle Fortnight even more successful in 2018 and beyond. Discuss how Wandle Valley Forum can best collaborate with our diverse network of over 120 community groups and other organisations.
Wandle Forum free event with buffet: BedZED Pavilion, 24A Sandmartin Way, Hackbridge, SM6 7DF
Please register here
Thursday 30 November. 10am-1pm. What can be done to combat knife crime?
London Youth Tackling Youth Violence Network event
Croydon Voluntary Action, 82 London Rd.
To book tickets go to
Please vote for Love Norbury to get Aviva funding
You will have to register by going to Get Involved. You have up to 10 votes.
Love Norbury was given a Mayor’s Civic Award as a voluntary group earlier this month.
Citiscape residents told to cough up £0.5m for cladding action
Queens Hotel rejection
Croydon Citizen reports on the rejection of the Queens Hotel planning application.
The Croydon Gentrification Debate
Big Belly bins cleaning up in Croydon
Croydon’s 80 big belly bins are seen as working well in the waste management world.
Croydon Conservatives denied permission to build homes in Purley HQ back garden
Despite their opposition to many back garden developments in the past, Croydon’s Conservatives applied to build two houses in the back garden of their HQ. The Planning Committee rejected it on 19 October.
Wandle Valley Regional Park Trust receives £95,000 HLF funding
This grant will enable the Trust to access an additional £71,000 from other sources. The intention is to make the Trust more “resilient” and build a “strategic sub regional partnership” through revised governance & key projects including at Culvers Lodge and Wandle Delta. Read more at
Friends of Matthews Yard group
Leoni Descartes takes over as Secretary of the Friends of Matthews Yard group and taking the lead on the #SaveMatthewsYard campaign.
To keep up todate why not sign up to the Facebook page at
97 Croydon restaurants only have a 1 or a 0 food hygiene rating so far this year
See the full list at
Council consolidates its highways works and services into one contract worth up to £130m