A packed newsletter awaits you with lots of useful information, including a trip to Kemnal Park Memorial Grounds in Chislehurst coming up on 30th July. This will be from 12-3, there will be a tour of the grounds, some speakers from the different faiths who use it and refreshments. Please do call them and tell them you are coming.
Apparently we had the wettest June in Croydon since 1903 but as you will read the best sunny day was the one we chose for our annual picnic and the second interfaith bike ride. This was a lovely day and thanks to all the organisers and to those of you who came. Look out in the next letter for next year’s date.
We used Spacehive to help fund the safety riders so thank you to our sponsors. We are waiting to find out if we have been successful in our funding bid for the next 3 years, hopefully we will hear in August.
We were part of a big conference on Hate Crime in April and you will see below a letter from the deputy mayor for London urging you to report Hate Crime, however big or small, so that we know how much is going on and can address it properly. If it is not reported it can look as if there is no problem. Also at our meeting last week we met the new faith liaison Officer DC Alex Starr and you can read his introductory letter.
We also had a discussion about safeguarding training for adults involved in any kind of supplementary schools or play schemes. We are having a couple of sessions in September for you to come along and find out how to get free training and advice to protect you.
I have mentioned the Friday feeding the homeless project undertaken by the Muslim Association of Croydon before and you can see some photos and a report on how it is getting on. There is a conference led by Nightwatch in September which you are invited to, to discuss ‘meeting the challenge of Homelessness’.
All this plus several other articles of interest, so grab a cup of something and enjoy a good read. Have a peaceful and happy summer.
All the best
Chair, Faiths Together in Croydon