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Pakistan Nadra Card visit Coming Soon to Croydon. Watch this space.

The address is as follows;

AL-Khair Foundation School

109- 119 Cherry Orchard Road,

Croydon,
CRO 6BE.

Please view a page on Nadra Card on the main Menu of the website for details and what is required from you to get registered.
On Sunday 25th of March 2012, The Muslim Association of Croydon has organised a training session on identifying elderly abuse.

The training will cover –

What can constitute abuse?
Signs and symptoms of the seven categories.
Facts and figures for Croydon.
How to handle a disclosure.
How to report suspected abuse.
Pan London policy and suggested safeguarding policy for organisations within Croydon
If you would like to take part, please contact Ashtaq at ashtaqarain@hotmail.com

Topic ‘The Tale of Croydon Mosque’, website ‘www.muslimheritageincroydon.org.uk’

Muslim Association of Croydon is organising a tour of the House of Parliament on the 5th of December. There are limited places. If you want to go please ring 07951060211 as soon as you can.
Muslim Association of Croydon annual Eid Dinner is being held on the 9th of October 2011 at Norbury Manor & Enterprise College from 3:00pm onwards. All are welcome to join us.

Join Croydon’s Youth Council

Question the council’s decision makers
The second series of Question Time events are planned this autumn when a panel of cabinet members and senior council officers will once again be on hand to discuss the issues that matter to you.
The events will be held on:
Tuesday 13 September from 7.30-9pm
Norbury Baptist Church, Semley Road .
Tuesday 20 September from 7.30-9pm
Purley United Reformed Church, 906 Brighton Rd.
Thursday 29 September from 6.30-8.30pm
PJs, Parchmore Place, 1-6 The Mews, 92a Parchmore Road, Thornton Heath.
Thursday 6 October from 6.30-8.30pm
Whitgift School, Big School, Nottingham Road, South Croydon.
Tuesday 11 October from 7.30-9pm
Christ Church, Sumner Road, Broad Green.
Tuesday 18 October from 7.30-9pm
St John’s Community Hall, Upper Selsdon Road, Selsdon.
You can register to attend a Question Time in advance by emailing communications@croydon.gov.uk or simply turn up on the night. But please note that places will be allocated on a first-come-first-served basis. For more information see www.croydon.gov.uk/questiontime. The meetings follow on from four held in June and July when issues such as community safety, the future of libraries and regeneration were raised.
High Commission of Pakistan in association with the Muslim Association of Croydon has arranged NADRA team visit on 11th of September 2011 between 9:00am and 1:00pm at Al-Khair School 109 Cherry Orchard Road for the preparation of NIOCP (National Identity Card for Overseas Pakistanis) for Pakistani Community. For further information contact the Muslim Association of Croydon via email by clicking our contact page
Young people help to shape the future of Croydon’s youth services
A public consultation took place between December 2010 and January 2011 to consider proposals put forward by the council’s Cabinet last November about the future of youth services in Croydon. The consultation engaged a total of 674 people, of whom 36% were under 19. The response to the consultation played a part in a number of amendments being made to the proposals.

The new approach to delivering youth services is a partnership with the voluntary sector and the community and is delivered in five localities. There is a range of actions in place to ensure a successful move to the new arrangements. See the council’s cabinet report for more details:
www.croydon.gov.uk/contents/documents/meetings/546596/2011/2011-01-24/cab20110124consultationbudgetyouthservices.pdf

Police from Croydon are warning local residents about a scam, where they are called by someone falsely claiming to be a police officer and stating that they are entitled to a free or reduced-price burglar alarm.

The caller then arranges for an appointment for somebody to come to the house to fit the alarm, in a bid to gain access to their home.

Detective Inspector Clare Mullenger, from Croydon’s Burglary Squad, said:
“If in doubt, call us to check, but in general I would advise all residents to not answer the door to cold callers, check I.D. and credentials carefully and call the organisation they claim to be from to verify their identity – even if they claim to be police.”

Residents are advised to:

· Not open the door to cold callers or unexpected guests
· Carefully check the identification of all callers before allowing them into your home, even if they have previously made an appointment
· If you are unsure of the identity of the caller, contact the organisation they claim to be from (using a number from a public phone book or the company’s website) to confirm the caller is who they say – remember genuine callers will be happy to wait.
· Alternatively, ask them to make an appointment to come back when a friend or relative is available to be with you. A genuine caller will understand.
· If you see somebody acting suspiciously in your neighbourhood, call 999.

Officers from Croydon’s Burglary Squad are liaising with the Older Persons Forum, to provide elderly residents with crime prevention information and officers from West Thornton Safer Neighbourhoods Team along with colleagues from Trading Standards, has today (16 March 2011) launched a scheme where they are visiting local residents across the ward to offer crime prevention advice in relation to doorstep crime.

For further crime prevention information visit; www.met.police.uk/crime prevention or contact your local Safer Neighbourhoods Team.
South Norwood Islamic Centre holds weekly activities for young Muslims.

SNICC Regular Weekly Activities:

Mon – Friday 5.30-7.30pm Boys and Girls Madrassah Classes
Mon – Friday 5.30-7.30pm Boys and Girls Hifz Class
Every Saturday 1-3pm Muslim Girls Youth Club (11-16yrs)
Every Friday Evening – Boys Indoor Football (7-15yrs)
Every Friday Evening – Women’s Indoor Sports
Every Friday 5.30-7.30pm – Women’s English Classes
Every Sunday 1.30-3.30pm – Men’s English Classes

You can get there contact details on the Useful contact page on the website.

This month South Norwood Islamic Centre have the following events organised:

Mon 14th March: 2.30pm Local Church group visiting SNICC
Tues 15th March: 6.30pm Faith Together Meeting
Tues 22nd March: 2.30 – 4pm Lunch @ SNICC for Local Community Leaders

Parking Decision by Croydon Council

Following a public consultation, Croydon Council has taken the decision not to extend the operating hours of the outer zones of the centrally controlled parking zone.
Proposals would have seen the hours extended from 9am to 5pm, Monday to Saturday, to 8am to midnight, seven days a week.

However, after receiving almost 4,000 objections and 15 submitted petitions, the council elected to reject the proposals, with the exception of a small number of roads around Croydon University Hospital, Thornton Heath.
Have your say on the way the borough’s transport could develop over the next three years.
Croydon Council, like all London local authorities, is preparing Local Implementation Plans (LIPs) to help deliver the London Mayor’s transport strategy. Each of these LIPs looks as far forward as 2031 but also focus on delivering projects in the short term, until 2014. They are also a key part of the process to secure funding from Transport for London to invest in streets and transport.
You can read the draft Croydon LIP at www.croydon.gov.uk/lip-plan and email your comments to chris.ktorides@croydon.gov.uk The consultation closes on 4 April 2011.
Talkaoke is the mobile UFO of chat. This round table with a host in the middle offers a fun way to debate  the issues that matter to you.

The Safer Croydon team will hold Croydon’s first Talkaoke event on Saturday 5 March right in the heart of Croydon’s town centre. It’s free and open to everyone to take part.

Here is your chance to talk to the police, the council, probation and the fire brigade and about issues of crime and safety in your community. The Safer Croydon Partnership would like to hear your views so why not come along and tell us what you think.

When: Saturday 5 March, 1pm to 6pm.

Where: North End, Croydon.

Message send on behalf of Chief Superintendent Adrian Roberts – Croydon Police Borough Commander

These are the most recent figures (please note these may differ slightly from final official published figures):
Crime Type Dec-Jan Jan daily average
Residential Burglary 243 254 8.2
Youth Violence 23 38 1.2
Knife Crime 59 64 2.1
Robbery 129 161 5.2
Most Serious Violence 26 34 1.1

2011 Census

Census questionnaire will be on your doorsteps from the 7th of March 2011. They will need to be posted on the 27th of March. The information you supply affect us all on issues such as housing, schools, hospitals, roads, emergency services, leisure services, jobs, businesses and public transport.

The answers you supply are used by planners to make decisions on all those services. Please make sure that you fill in all the information required.

For more information go to www.2011.census.gov.uk

Faith In Our Future

Saturday 5th March 2011 between 2 – 5 pm at Fairfield Hall Faith in Our Future is holding an event for different faiths in Croydon to come together and experience other faiths to encourage the common grounds of different faiths, bringing a clear understanding of our similarities rather than differences in our faiths.

Football Tournament

IF YOUR MOSQUE OR TEAM IS INTERESTED GET IN TOUCH WITH THEM SOUTH NORWOOD ISLAMIC CENTER ARE ORGANISING FIVE-A-SIDE FOOTBALL TOURNAMENT

ON 07981 042202