South Croydon Community Association is organising a meeting next Wednesday, April 10, for the community to discuss “calming our streets”.
The meeting will take place from 7pm at St George’s Church, Barrow Road, Waddon CR0 4EZ.
“We are trying to address the problems we are having with persistent levels of anti-social behaviour which often drag on forever making incidents much bigger and more socially damaging than they need to be,” one of the organisers said.
The sort of issues to be raised will include:
- People’s experiences of contacting the authorities: particularly the council and the police;
- The sources of issues: the increasing concentration of multiple occupancy housing; traffic; youngsters hanging around and not having places to go.
We are looking to identify strategies to:
- Accurately log crime in our area
- Ensure that individuals know how to get quick, effective solutions out of the authorities
- Ensure that individuals have networks that prevent them being isolated by hours of dealing alone with issues
- Long-term strategies that calm down the area so that at no time does anyone feel it is unsafe to walk around South Croydon
All are welcome to come along and contribute, including people from other areas to come and share ideas.
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