Tag Archives: CVA

Voluntary groups to present their ‘manifesto’ to the Mayor

The borough’s voluntary sector meets next week and is laying down a challenge to newly-elected Mayor Jason Perry to provide a proper framework that will allow the borough’s volunteers and carers to meet the growing demands for their help. The … Continue reading

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Refugee Week 2022 – Croydon Voluntary Action calendar

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Croydon Voluntary Action names new area vice-chairs

Croydon Voluntary Action has this morning announced co-chairs for its Local Community Partnership in Croydon Central East, which covers Woodside, Shirley North, Shirley South, Park Hill and Whitgift and Addiscombe East wards. CVA – the council-funded umbrella organisation for charities … Continue reading

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Labour wants to cut voluntary sector funding by a ‘full Negrini’

CROYDON IN CRISIS: A year after they gave a ‘golden handshake’ to the council CEO who helped bankrupt the borough, part of the £38.4m Town Hall budget cuts will impact dozens of charities and community groups. EXCLUSIVE By STEVEN DOWNES … Continue reading

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CVA: Free online yoga and stretch classes, every Monday

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‘The council has been marvellous’ says Food Stop pastor

Croydon’s fourth Food Stop has opened in Purley, offering significant discounts on food bills for local families in need as part of the borough-wide welfare response to covid-19. Families can save up to £700 a year off household bills at … Continue reading

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Croydon in area with country’s highest coronavirus death rate

The vital need for Croydon residents to follow government advice to stay at home except for essential travel in order to save lives – including their own – has been underlined by data published by the Health Service Journal. The … Continue reading

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Ten top tips to help do your bit during the covid-19 emergency

After more than a week of the coronavirus lockdown, we’ve probably all got more time on our (very well-washed) hands than we know what to do with. Here, Croydon teacher and volunteer ROWENNA DAVIS (pictured left) offers some suggestions about … Continue reading

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Council mobilises volunteers to deliver support to the needy

Our Town Hall reporter, KEN LEE, on the latest special measures being taken by Mint Walk to deal with the covid-19 emergency Croydon Council took on a key emergency responsibility yesterday as the coronavirus emergency lockdown entered its second week. … Continue reading

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Labour MPs step in to help co-ordinate emergency volunteering

Croydon’s Labour MPs are working with council agency Croydon Voluntary Action to help recruit volunteers, collect donations for food banks and offer support to those that need it during the coronavirus emergency. With the sudden emergence of a wide range … Continue reading

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Communities Against Hate Crime, Croydon Vision, Mar 13

Croydon Voluntary Action is hosting a Communities Against Hate Crime event at Croydon Vision next Wednesday, March 13. The free event starts at 4pm. Sarah Burns, the CVA’s head of communities, will open the event and introduce a wide range … Continue reading

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CVA faces questions after employee pleads guilty to theft

An employee of Croydon Voluntary Action is to appear for sentencing in Croydon Crown Court on Friday after pleading guilty to one charge of theft, involving amounts believed to total to more than £70,000. CVA is one of the borough’s … Continue reading

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Elders Coffee Morning, CVA Resource Centre, Nov 16

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Photographer who brings a street feel to his wedding work

October’s Croydon Photography Forum is a first: this month’s talk, being staged next Tuesday, is being given by an award-winning photographer – nothing new there – who also happens to be a member of the Lenses of Croydon group. “It’s … Continue reading

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Photographer Pooten delivers a prized talk at Forum

World-famous photographer Holger Pooten provided an inspiring talk, and raffle prizes, at the latest Croydon Photography Forum this week. Pooten gave an engaging and informative presentation on his work, personal projects and inspirations. His fascination with transitional moments and destruction … Continue reading

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Youth groups have fun to fund-raise in Surrey Street, Sep 19

Two organisations working with young people on different scales, 12 young people and a team of enthusiastic staff. The result? A Family Fun Day in Croydon North End on Saturday to raise money for a great cause. JAGS Foundation and … Continue reading

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Croydon Photography Forum focuses on guest speaker, Aug 6

Beginning this Thursday, August 6, Lenses of Croydon will be hosting the Croydon Photography Forum each month, with tomorrow’s first session featuring a talk from an internationally regarded professional photographer. The aim of the forum is to provide local photography … Continue reading

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Spotlight on Stop and Search, BME Forum, Mar 12

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Travelodge’s Croydon hotels set to survive in rescue package

Travelodge, which has two of its budget hotels in Croydon, has entered into a Company Voluntary Arrangement (CVA) as part of a financial re-structuring to reduce an overwhelming debt burden taken on during the boom years. Travelodge is seeking a … Continue reading

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