Fire prevention advice from CBNWA

Croydon Borough Neighbourhood Watch Association (CBNWA) and London Fire Brigade have put together a useful presentation about spotting hazards and preventing fires.

View the presentation on YouTube (below) or via SlideShare.

Via SlideShare:

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Outings and bingo sessions 2013

There’s a great programme of outings planned for this summer. We do hope you can join us.

Sunday 19th May – Worthing (9am start)
Sunday 16th June – Stratford upon Avon (8am start)
Sunday 14th July – Margate (8am start)
Sunday 18th August – Swanage (8am start)
Sunday 8th September – Hastings (9am start)

Bingo sessions at Federation Hall
Bookings for the outings open at the start of the bingo session each month. Doors open at 7pm – eyes down at 7.30pm. Join us at Federation Hall, rear of 17 Elmwood Road, West Croydon.

Friday 10th May
Friday 7th June
Friday 5th July
Friday 9th August
Friday 30th August

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Notice of Annual General Meeting

Your committee announce that the next Annual General Meeting of this Association will be held on FRIDAY 26TH APRIL 2013 at 8.00pm prompt at Federation Hall, rear of 17 Elmwood Road, West Croydon. This is a very important meeting and we look forward to everybody attending.

Below is a nomination form, which any member can nominate to join the committee. Nomination forms should be sent to Brian Mumford, 57 St. Saviours Road, or given to any committee member before the A.G.M.

1. Apologies for absence
2. Minutes of last Annual General Meeting and matters arising
3. Officers’ Reports
4. Changes to Rules
5. Elections
6. Election of Auditor
7. Any other business

Cheese and wine will be served after the meeting.
Broad Green Residents Association
Change to rule and nomination form

I propose the following change to rules and nominate the Officers and Committee members.
Change to rule:

Vice Chairman:
Membership secretary
Social secretary:
Publicity officer:
Committee members:

Proposed by:
Seconded by:

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From the newsletters of 2012

Members receive a copy of the newsletter, Broad Green News, delivered to their door ten times a year. Here are a few snippets from editions of Broad Green News published during 2012.

The day we went to Canterbury
(June newsletter – the outing was on 13th May)
It was a cloudy day but dry, we made good time, a nice run down on the coach. Myself and my friends saw some of the members off on their maiden voyage on the river, as they rowed off into the sunset, outward bound on their boat. We found a place for a cup of tea and a meal, then we went for a walk about the old town and the Cathedral. Then it was time to make our way to the coach for the homeward journey. A very good day out.
Leon Arnold

Summer Faire at Elmwood School
(July/August newsletter – the Faire was on 7th July)
The weather had not been very good in the week before the Faire but we all hoped for at least a fine day. I arrived at Elmwood School at about 11ish on the Saturday, the weather was OK but it was overcast. People from the Cat Protection charity had arrived and had decided to take a classroom inside to avoid the weather. There were various gazebos set up on the field so they at least offered some protection from the wind. I was pleased that Frank had organised the tin tombola which both Cathy and I were helpng on. Just before we were going to open Brian arrived with wonderful cakes that Ann had just baked. Yummy! The fruit cake was still warm from the oven.
The Faire opened and people made their way to the stalls. It rained just a little but then it cleared up. Later in the afternoon I had a chance to wander round and look at the other stalls. Facepainting was popular as was the candyfloss, ice cream and jerk chicken stalls. There were a lot of stalls for children to enjoy like “Soak the teacher” and “Space invaders” which looked amusing.
Generally, I think people enjoyed it and had a lot of fun although the weather was not too great. Thank you to Brian, teachers and everyone who made the afternoon a success.
Viv Cawte

To find out how to join Broad Green Residents Association to receive Broad Green News, please click here.

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Edna Hollidge

Brian Mumford writes:
Broad Green Residents Association regret to inform you of the death of Edna Hollidge. Edna passed away peacefully on Friday 17th August. Our thoughts and condolences go out to her family at this sad time.

Edna was a great supporter of this Association, as Tony her husband was the co-founder. She worked as social secretary for many years, even after Tony’s death ten years ago, and she helped me as Chairman, supporting me in many ways. In the later years she was unable to continue in her role as social secretary, but was always there at any function to lend a helping hand. Edna will be sadly missed by me and my wife and her many friends.

The funeral will take place on Friday 31st August at 2.15pm at Croydon Crematorium East Chapel, Thornton Road, Croydon (CR7 6BB).

No flowers by request. Donations to St Christopher’s Hospice. If you wish to give donations you can send them or bring them to me and I will make sure they are delivered.

Anyone wishing to pay their last respects will be welcome to attend.

Brian Mumford
Chairman, BGRA

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The Olympic Torch in Broad Green

Members of Broad Green Residents Association were lining the streets on Monday 23rd July to see the Olympic Torch pass down London Road through Broad Green.

Mike Fleet received the Torch at the junction with Elmwood Road.

Photos by Ruth Audus and Cathy Aitchison.

Gavin Barwell, MP for Croydon Central, was in the crowd.


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Elmwood Junior School Summer Fete 2012

Join us on Saturday 7th July for
Elmwood Junior School Summer Fete
Lodge Road, Croydon
Doors open at 1pm

Lots of fun including:
balloon race, badge making, tombola, candy floss, beat the goalie, pupils’ revenge, space invaders, win a football, bouncy castle, jerk chicken stall, tea and cakes
plus loads more….

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Supported by
Broad Green Residents Association

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