Croydon's future is in your hands


Update Nov 2017: Please note that the scheme is now closed for application.

Operation Black Vote and Croydon Council are inviting applications for the Gee Bernard Civic Leadership Programme.

This is designed to encourage people from black and minority ethnicity communities to get more involved in civic and political leadership. You will have the opportunity to observe areas of public life including:

  • School Governor
  • Magistrate
  • Councillor
  • Safer Neighbourhood Panel
  • Board of Croydon Health Services NHS Trust
  • Charity or NGO Board Trustee

If you are over 18, from a black or minority ethnic background, and are interested in the opportunity to become a future civic leader of Croydon, please call OBV at 0208 983 5430 or email More information can be found online at

Application deadline is 4pm on Monday 30th October.

The deadline was extended due to demand.

Please find our poster by clicking here. If you live or work in or around Croydon please can you distribute or display this information.

Read about the late Gee Bernard, the legendary former Croydon councillor, here.