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The Croydon Talking Newspaper is a weekly audio version of the Croydon Advertiser edited and read by Roger Bing. It is also accompanied by a local audio magazine read by a rota of presenters. The link will take you to a player that will allow you to listen to both parts.

Latest News:

​Jeff’s Secondment

Date:08/02/17

Up to the end of March Jeff is acting as CEO for our neighbouring charity of Merton Vision and sharing his time between Croydon and Merton.

A huge gap has been left at Merton by the retirement of Fran Hibbert who left as Merton’s CEO in December. The secondment arrangement has been overseen by the national charity Thomas Pocklington Trust and will be a beneficial one for Croydon Vision.

 

Croydon Vision News February 2017

Date:01/02/17

I’m getting ready

for my big run

 

by Jeff Page, chief executive

 

Continuing from my commitment last month to take on the Great South Run as a fund-raiser for Croydon Vision, a training programme has begun in earnest.  Running shoes have been unearthed from the cupboard under the stairs, and years of dust blown off.

The A36 is the main road from Southampton to Bath and it passes through Salisbury at the end of my garden, at the top of a steep bank.

It is handy in that our stretch of the route is almost totally flat  –  excellent terrain for the novice or returning runner.

The stretch from the house to the edge of the Wilton Estate park wall is 1.3 miles, according to Fitbit.  My running partner is my 11 year old daughter Martha, who will fit in this training as part of her busy sporting timetable of gymnastics, circuit training and kick-boxing.

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Croydon Vision News January 2017

Date:02/01/17

I’m running for

Croydon Vision

 

by Jeff Page, chief executive
Sight loss charities seem to have embraced a spirit of co-operation in recent years which is heartening to witness.  I recently attended the London Visual Impairment Forum at which this refreshing trend was to the fore.

I’m sure the odd dispute still occurs between charities but the focus of the meeting, held in the RNIB’s headquarters in Judd Street, near Euston Station, was of putting efficient delivery of services to people with sight loss first. (more…)

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