Clean and Green afternoon in East Croydon, 11 November 2018

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“On the centenary of the Armistice we will give thanks for peace and for those that returned,  and remember the sacrifice of the 800,000 British and Commonwealth soldiers who died.   This is the best tribute we can make.”   (Rt Hon Karen Bradley,  Secretary of State for Culture – 1 January 2018)

On 11 November 1918,  church-bells rang out across the country.   Survivors,  while mourning the dead,  celebrated with joy the prospect of peace and renewal.   We hope that a century later,  in the afternoon of Sunday 11 November 2018,  East Croydon residents will want to give a couple of hours to renew and improve our local community.

The event will start after midday, the exact time and meeting points are yet to be agreed.  More information will be sent out in early November.

The area covered will be from Colson Road to Clyde Road, including Addiscombe Road and Cedar Road.  However, residents of other roads are welcome to join in, for example to clear the alleyway next to Ark Oval Academy. Please email us on mail@eastcroydon.org.uk if you would like to clear-up roads beyond the designated area.

Some of the activities which will be organised are:

  • Bulb-planting
  • Litter-picking
  • Clearing weeds from The Boulevard raised beds on Addiscombe Road

Afterwards, participants (and their families) are invited to join The Big Afternoon Tea at 3.40 p.m. at The Oval Tavern (by kind permission of Esther Sutton).    Tea and cakes will be provided free of charge.

This is an event jointly organised by ECCO and Tunstall and Addiscombe Court Residents Association and has the support of the Canning and Clyde Residents’ Association.

Sally-Anne Cook
TACRA – Clean and Green Street Champion

Jerry Fitzpatrick
ECCO – Clean and Green Street Champion

 

 

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