Croydon Local Agenda 21

Peter McDonald , LA21 community officer, is willing to do another presentation to CTSN .All Churches should have received copies of  the recent LA21 Bulletin. If you have not seen it, please ask me for a copy.


Eddie Taylor has succeeded Barbara Wilcox as leader of Croydon LA21 team .Two ( job -sharing) LA21 Community Initiative Officers - Rachel Janes and Emily O’ Brien have started work helping community groups with environmental projects    (020 8760 5640)


Car Free Day Saturday  22 September

  European Car Free Day   Eleven London boroughs and  many towns and cities throughout Europe  will close off sections of road as a demonstration. In Croydon , Fell Road and Queens Gardens  will be the focus with various events  taking place between 10 am and 6pm

Annual conference  20 October  Braithwaite Hall, Katharine St. (to reserve a place phone Emma Hart  020 8686 4433 Ext 4935

Farmers’ Market  LA21 funding has made it possible to have a Farmers’ Market in Croydon; the first was on 15 September and it is hoped that this will be a regular event at Central Parade, New Addington; watch the press or ring 8686 4433 ext 2765  

Inter Faith Road Show 24 October ; starting at the Town Hall and visiting various churches and other places of worship to find out about schemes to improve neighbourhoods  ( details  8760 5692)  This is part of a new project involving an inter-faith social and economic network (contact: Terry Drummond on 8681 5496)

I have copies of a press release about this project.




LONDONSCARE (London and Southwark Churches Action Re- the Environment)


29 September 10 am Day Conference  Transport in Waterloo  St John’s Waterloo SE1Cost £5

 Booking to Conference Secretary 1 Secker St SE1 8UF 

4 October  7pm Lecture and Discussion “ The Healing of the Land” Led by Rev Chris Brice ( Adviser for Social Justice, Diocese of London) At St Olave’s  Church . Hart St EC3  ( registration-Caroll Potter, 36, Causton St, SW1P 4AU Tel 020 7932 1127)

11 October 6.30 pm  London Scare meeting at Trinity House, Chapel Court, Borough High St

29 November  6.30pm  Discussion “Is there a role for tall buildings? at Trinity House (as above)

Bookings to Deirdre Munro 42 Deanhill Rd SW14 7DF by 20 November


Christian Ecology Link

Earth Summit

I reported at the last meeting on the campaign  to be launched by CEL and other Christian environmental organisations  to raise awareness of the next Earth Summit in Johannesburg in September 2002.CEL is about to distribute a Service of Worship for churches to use in this connection . If you would like a copy please let me know.


 In the edition of the CEL Church Link Newsletter I sent to churches  a few weeks ago there was an item about the LOAF Principles  for food and suggesting that churches should follow one or more of these principles when planning communal meals (The letters stand for Locally produced, Organic, Animal friendly, Fairly traded) A poster is available about this.  You might consider displaying it your church or using it for a magazine article




- the Churches’ Environment Programme , produced by Going for Green under the auspices of Churches Together in Britain and Ireland

 The first module for the resources under this  scheme is now available for churches . This is an introduction to the whole programme Churches are asked to work through and decide whether they will participate in the full programme.

Eco-Congregation Registration, Going for Green, Elizabeth House, The Pier, WIGAN WN3 4EX



I hope that at the CTSN meeting on  18 September there will be time to say something about some of these items  and in particular about the possibility of an LA21 presentation

 I may be able to supply  more information on some events - or you can use the contact addresses given. In any case please keep your congregation informed. If you are the person in your church concerned about environmental matters and you did not get the last  mailing please let me know so that I can update my mailing list.


Raymond Tringham   204, Beulah Hill SE 19 3UX    Tel 8670 2964

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