Developing Croydon’s Voluntary & Community Strategy consultation

Croydon Council is developing a strategy to guide its work with voluntary and community sector organisations and groups in Croydon.

It has put a survey for organisations about the issues that are important to  organisations on its website  for completion by 11 January . Typical tokenism, as most organisations Committees are unlikely to be meeting over the Christmas/New Year period.

https://getinvolved.croydon.gov.uk/kms/elab.aspx?CampaignId=779&noip=1&strTab=elab&SessionId=MD4E547RWG

There is then an engagement event on 22 January at the Hilton to discuss how work together to address the issues raised.

Why is it not at the community meeting space at Bernard Wetherill House, or in the Braithwaite Hall, or at a community hall like East Croydon URC?

 Tuesday 22 January 10am-2pm

Hampton by Hilton London Croydon

30 Dingwall Road

https://getinvolved.croydon.gov.uk/kms/elab.aspx?CampaignId=779&noip=1&strTab=elab&SessionId=MD4E547RWG

https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/voluntary-community-strategy-engagement-event-tickets-53583923959

Key Questions

What do you think will be the top three opportunities for your organisation in the next two years?

What do you think are the top three challenges that your organisation will face in the next two years?

Infrastructure organisations support voluntary and community sector organisations with advice, information, training, funding bids, and other matters. The council and some national networks also provide support. We would like to know whether these arrangements meet your organisation’s needs.

Apart from funding, what do you think the role of the council ought to be in supporting your organisation?

What are the three most important areas that the voluntary and community sector strategy should cover and why?

Previous debate

In the past I have discussed issues about the Croydon community and voluntary sector at:

https://historyandsocialaction.blogspot.com/2012/12/building-stronger-community-in-croydon.html

https://historyandsocialaction.blogspot.com/2012/12/community-voluntary-organisations-and.html

https://thecroydoncitizen.com/politics-society/volunteering-alone-wont-fix-croydon

https://historyandsocialaction.blogspot.com/2017/08/some-reflections-on-community-action.html

 

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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 http://thecroydoncitizen.com. 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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