Agenda for our meeting on 24th November

Our next THCAT meeting takes place this Wednesday 24th November from 7-8.30pm at St. Paul’s Church. We will be kicking things off with an update about the new Thornton Heath app, including a viewing of the short film that features some familiar faces. We’ll also be talking about what we have been up to with regards to tackling graffiti and fly-tipping, as well as our plans for Christmas. Please see the full agenda below. Everyone is welcome, so please do come...

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Thornton Heath Chronicle’s Fundraising Appeal

  The free local newspaper which you all know and love celebrates its 5th birthday in September. Thanks to Andrea Perry and THCAT volunteers, it is written, edited and delivered at no cost. However, the costs of layout and printing have to be covered (£736 per issue) and without future funding it will be lost to us. If you appreciate good local journalism, please consider making a donation to the Chronicle’s Fundraising Appeal here. Every little helps. Thank...

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On the lookout for old photos 113 Beulah Road

We have had a request from a former Thornton Heath resident who is writing his memoire to see if anyone has an old photo of the Off Licence that used to be at 113 Beulah Road, opposite the school. If you can help, please send to action@thorntonheath.net and I will send them on. Chris Milton (THCAT secretary)

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The launch of our new graffiti project

At our AGM we appointed a number of committee members to act as ambassadors to tackle reoccurring issues in Thornton Heath. One of the initiatives we will be pursuing is to tackle the issue of graffiti. Since the council shut the graffiti removal service, there has been a massive increase in graffiti in and around the High Street, Brigstock, Whitehorse and Beulah Roads, but also on lampposts and walls on residential streets. The council is now only removing offensive graffiti. We don’t think that’s good enough and THCAT is aiming to work alongside the police, businesses and where possible engage with those responsible to work together to come up with a solution. What we really need to do first is to document the graffiti. We have set up this google photo album where you can upload your pictures and log the details of where it is located. Please help us to change the story for Thornton Heath....

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Dates for your diary: September 2021 onwards

Thursday 2nd September: Next THCAT meeting, 7-8.30pm, St Paul’s Church. North Croydon MP, Steve Reed, will join us to speak about the referendum for an elected Mayor of Croydon and to answer questions which should be submitted in advance by August 25th to action@thorntonheath.net. Saturday 11th September: Litter pick in Thornton Heath Rec. Provisional timing 10:30 to 12:00 Sunday 12th September: Party in the Park. A birthday party to celebrate 120th anniversary of Grangewood Park, 1-5pm. There will be activities, performers, Art in the Park, music and afternoon tea to enjoy along with music, performances and plenty of stalls and food. Please get in touch friendsofgrangewood@yahoo.co.uk who are looking for stalls from local makers or community groups, food trucks, and musicians, but anyone can get in touch to find out more. Saturday 2nd October: Clear up of Norbury Brook, 10:00 to 13:00 in the Rec. Wednesday 13 th October: THCAT Meeting, 7-8.30pm, venue to be confirmed. Wednesday 24th November: THCAT Meeting, 7-8.30pm, venue to be confirmed. Every Sunday: 14:00 to 16:00 join the gardeners in The Community Garden in Thornton Heath...

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