Residents are being given the chance to put any community safety concerns to those working to keep the borough safe at a special event next week.
Croydon police borough commander Dave Stringer and Croydon Council’s cabinet member for safer Croydon and communities, Councillor Hamida Ali, are hosting a special community meeting on Tuesday 22 October at the Salvation Army, 66 High Street, Thornton Heath, CR7 8LF.
The event, which is taking place between 6-8pm will also be attended by a range of council services, including Croydon’s early help team, who work to give children a good start in life; the gangs team, who support young people to move out of gangs lifestyles, and the youth engagement team, who work to include young people in a wide range of positive activities and to connect them with support services
A wide range of community services will also be there to explain the work they are doing in the area and how local residents can access services.
These include CDI, who offer free support and counselling to young people; Gloves not Gunz, who work to divert young people from crime and antisocial behaviour; The Lions Society, who help steer young people from knife crime and gangs; Palace for Life Foundation, who help young south Londoners grow through sport and Play Place Innov8 CIC, who provide a range of activities for children, young people and communities.