What’s On: Made in Croydon

Made in Croydon will be celebrating all things designed and produced in Croydon borough through three pop up markets. The details are as follows:

– Friday 25th November, Box Park Croydon
– Saturday 10th December, Box Park Croydon
– Saturday 17th  December, Centrale Croydon

If there are any artists or craftspeople interested in participating in these markets please get in touch with at bakonechni.mic@gmail.com


Electoral Review of Croydon

The Local Government Boundary Commission for England (LGBCE) would like to hear from local people, members of staff, councillors and organisations in Croydon Borough about how it should draw up new ward boundaries across Croydon.

The LGBCE has recommended that the council should retain its 70 councillors in the future but are now drawing up a new pattern of wards and wants your comments, suggestions and ideas on what ward boundaries there should be.

The consultation closes on 5 December 2016.

Have your say here.

Celebrate Halloween Safely

The police have published a leaflet providing tips for a happy and safe Halloween:

  • Young people should never go trick or treating alone, adults should always accompany them.
  • Children should only visit the homes of people they know, don’t knock on strangers’ doors and never enter a stranger’s house.
  • For older children, set a time for them to trick or treat and plan a route so you know where they’ll be.
  • Keep to well-lit areas and never take short cuts through alleyways or out of the way places. Remember road safety, wear bright or reflective clothing and carry a torch.
  • Unless pre-arranged, children shouldn’t visit elderly and vulnerable members of the community as it may frighten them. If they see a ‘no trick or treat’ sign tell them to respect it and move on.
  • Don’t throw flour and eggs – it can cause damage and misery. Keep tricks within the law – anything that results in damage is an offence and will be dealt with as such.

Community Awareness Day

Norbury Police are holding a Community Safety Awareness Day on Saturday 29th October 2016 at St Oswald’s Church Hall, St Oswald’s Road SW16 3SB between 11am – 2pm.

Activities and information include:

  • Crime Prevention Advice from our local Safer Neighbourhood Police Team
  • Fire Safety Advice from our local Fire Officers
  • London Wildlife Trust  –  future events in Biggin Woods
  • Information about Neighbourhood Watch
  • Advice about Recycling & Reusing
  • ‘How to Save Energy’ from npower
  • Refreshments Available – have a chat & a cuppa

All are welcome to talk to the Police, Council and specialist groups.

Please click here for further details.

Norbury Police Update

As part of a new initiative for the Norbury Ward, the police are providing a weekly update of crimes that have occurred in Norbury in the previous seven days.

This week there have been three theft of motor vehicles. Police have reiterated that it is important to ensure that vehicles are secured overnight. It is also important that mopeds and motorcycles are secured by using strong chain locks.  If you seen any persons acting suspiciously around roads or vehicles then please call the police.

If you require any crime prevention advice then you can contact the Norbury Neighbourhood Policing Team on 020 8721 2477 or by email at Norbury.snt@met.police.uk

You can download a chart of the crimes that occurred last week, here.

Over 55? Looking for an an easier way to stay in contact with your family and friends?

old couple watching tv

Croydon Council is currently piloting the Sentab project. Sentab is an easy to use social and communication platform for over 55s to stay in touch with their family and friends through any flat screen TV.  With Sentab, you can make video calls, share photos and receive medical reminders (if desired). By turning a regular television set into an interactive device, you can communicate with relatives and friends via other enabled televisions, computers, or smartphones.

If you are interested then get involved and take part in their Sentab pilot eligibility questionnaire:


Fly Tipping


If you see it, report it!

You can do this in a number of different ways.

  • Email: flytip@croydon.gov.uk
  • Call the environmental team on 020 8726 6200 (option 2 for fly-tipping)
  • Use the dedicated fly-tip hotline number: 020 8604 7000
  • Download the free My Croydon smartphone app (available from the Google Play store for Android smartphones or Apple iTunes store for iPhones
  • Report it via My Account. Registering for My Account will allow you to see all of your reporting information, and dealings with the council in one place.

Fireworks night


A Fireworks display will be held at Norbury Park Lawn Tennis Club on Friday 4 November at 7pm.

Admission costs are £2 per adult and children get in for just £1, making it the best value organised display in south London!

The address of the club is Address the rear of 55 Ederline Avenue, Norbury, London, SW16 4RZ