Civil Unrest in Croydon - a message from Croydon Council
10th August 2011
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A message from Croydon Council

How to help


Following the civil unrest last night (Monday 8 August) we will aim to keep you updated with information on our website as soon as we hear it –


You can also follow us on twitter - @yourcroydon.




Firstly, a massive thank you! We've received an overwhelming amount of support from residents and community groups wanting to help. All major routes have now been cleaned up by council teams and nearby volunteers.


The situation in Croydon is a bit different to other boroughs, as we have unsafe buildings and serious crime scenes which are restricting clean-up operations.


We really appreciate your support during this difficult time and we’ll keep you up to date with any events as and when they occur.




We have a list of organisations accepting donations for those affected by the disturbances on Monday night. Items needed are clothes, food, toiletries, toys and books. These need to be small and easily carried. No furniture at the moment.


Please ensure that donations are received by the organisation during their opening times and not left on doorsteps.


Parchmore Methodist Church - 55 Parchmore Road, Thornton Heath, CR7 8LY

Hall will be open for collection of clothes from 10am – 2pm Tues - Fri

New Addington Good Samaritans - The Pop In, 1 Salcot Crescent, New Addington, CR0 0JG

Hall will be open for collection of clothes from 10am – 3pm Mon – Fri.

Croydon Youth for Christ - Christ Church, Sumner Road, Croydon, CR0 3LJ

Hall will be open for collection of clothes from 10am – 4pm today – Fri.

Croydon Neighbourhood Care Association - Davidson Lodge, Freemason’s Road, CR0 6PD

Hall will be open for collection of clothes from 9.30am – 4pm Mon – Fri.

St Luke's Church - 8, Whyteleafe Hill, Whyteleafe, CR3 0AA

Donations can be dropped in this Saturday between 12-2pm.

For the most up to date list of centres, visit


Help the police identify suspects


The Met Police are now publishing photographs and CCTV images of suspects involved in the disorder on their website and flickr:

Anyone with information can call Crimestoppers, completely anonymously, on 0800 555 111.



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