November 2015 PWRA Executive Committee report

New arrangements are now in place to hand deliver the PWRA Journal – with the exception of a few outlying members, who will still receive their copies by post.  The first trial of the new delivery system is with the Winter issue of the Journal, which is due with the members by mid-November. If this delivery method proves successful, it will be continued throughout 2016 to give the PWRA a substantial cost-saving.

There was discussion about the future of the Journal itself, in which Phil Reed did not participate, due to his having a vested interest.  It was agreed that there is still value in having the Journal and that the existing arrangement should continue at least until the end of 2016.

The current contracts for Urgent Care in Croydon expire in just over a year (March 2017) and there are concerns that the NHS Croydon Clinical Commissioning Group (CCCG) wants to further reduce the Walk-In services at Purley Hospital.

A public meeting is promised in the south of Croydon early in December.  Meanwhile, on  November 17, there will be an event called ‘Implementing the Urgent and Emergency Care Vision in London’.  If you wish to attend, you should register at www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/implementing-the-urgent-and-emergency-care-vision-in-london-registration-19075828316

After a great deal of work on the part of our new webmaster to simplify the system, the PWRA website is now able to carry relevant news items and should soon be able to be updated by committee members.

A committee member will be attending the Public meeting on November 10 about the proposed expansion of Woodcote Primary School – this website has successfully publicised the petition for an additional school in the Coulsdon area.

Finally, Cllr. Donald Speakman, our Vice President, has received an interesting email from Outline Productions looking for participants in a new political discussion series. PWRA members and their friends are urged to put themselves forward.

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