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The RRA AGM - 12 May 2021 at 7.30pm

will be by Zoom; further details for Zoom link

Updated 1/5/21 Weekly planning applications and decisions in Riddlesdown

Updated 1/5/21 Local Coronavirus Vaccination information 40 & over;

Information from St Edmund's Care Group and Purley Food Hub

Updated 1/5/21 City of London Commons Newsletters; May 2021

Updated 13/4/21 Proposed replacement mobile phone mast in

Lower Barn Rd - Granted

New 7/4/21 Passenger Shelter at Riddlesdown Station;

a coffee/snack kiosk?

Updated 6/4/21 SNT Police information & newsletters

(PO&R and Sanderstead Crime updates); Information about Croydon Council’s Neighbourhood Safety Officers; Ward Panel meetings; The Littlebooklet of Phone Scams

Bogus callers and vehicle & home tips ; DIY home security Survey

New 3/4/21 Planning proposal for 2 Shaw Crescent

(backing onto 8, 10 & 12 Westfield Ave)

Updated 3/4/21 Info from TfL - update on school bus services for the summer half term from TfL

New 1/4/21 All aboard the Skylark at Riddlesdown Open Space

Updated 31/3/21 Catalytic converter thefts - Updated information from the Met Police; Operation Basswood team

Updated 7/4/21 Nearby road works

Updated 25/3/21 A22 (Godstone Rd) - Red route proposals - works to commence 1 February 2021

Updated 5/5/21 Rail engineering works

Updated 10/3/21 Purley Way Masterplan Consultation; closed 16/3/21

New 13/2/21 Revised rail timetable from 22 February 2021

Updated 11/2/21 Riddlesdown Open Space (end of Riddlesdown Rd)

Car Parking Charges commenced from 25 January 2021; Update on Ringo app and planning application submitted for parking equipment

Updated 27/1/21 Forthcoming events in the area

14/1/21 19th Purley Scout Group - vacancies for beavers

New 15/12/20 Sanderstead Library under threat of permanent closure

Updated 9/12/20 Butterfly conservation on

Riddlesdown Open Space

New 19/11/20 Future Purley - A residents’ survey (survey now closed)

Updated 16/11/20 Flooding and street cleaning

Flood Prevention Works in Riddlesdown are Cancelled

New 3/11/20 Planning for the Future: the Croydon RAs

response on the Government's white paper

Updated 29/10/20 Green Belt Farm and Woodland/land in Riddlesdown

New 22/8/20 Want to report an environmental issue to

Croydon Council?

Updated 13/8/20 Advice on bonfires and wood burning appliances

in Riddlesdown

New 9/8/20 'Test and Trace Scam Advice' from the Met Police

Updated 1/8/20 Fireworks and the Law

Updated 9/7/20 The 17 storey Purley Cross development;

the Secretary of State has granted planning permission

Updated 24/5/20 Water Main Works on Godstone Road (A22) Purley; now deferred until 2021

Updated 8/4/20 Proposed mobile phone mast in Mitchley Ave

adjoining 152 Riddlesdown Rd - planning application refused

Updated 21/1/20 Riddlesdown’s green belt farmland is under threat;
 a review of Croydon Council’s Local Plan 2018

(consultation closed 20/1/20) and the RRA’s objection letter

Updated 3/11/19 RRA Litter pick on 2 November;

Council Officers litter pick with Riddlesdown Collegiate pupils - are you interested in becoming a Street Champion?;

other environmental matters

New 30/4/18 -Points to consider if a developer approaches the owner

of a house for re-development

Updated 22/2/17 Parking in Riddlesdown generally

L E S S   T O P I C A L   I S S U E S

Approval of admissions criteria for entry to Riddlesdown Collegiate in September 2021

RRA Children's Christmas Party 2019 - Photos

AGM Minutes 2019 and presentation from TfL

on the 412 bus service

St Edmund’s to close as a Church

Croydon Council introduces tougher planning rules on house conversions from 28/1/20 (HMOs)

All further gas main works in the northern part of Riddlesdown now deferred until at least 2021

Dog waste being dumped in Riddlesdown

Riddlesdown ‘Common’ now part of the new

‘South London Downs National Nature Reserve’ and location maps

Heathrow Airspace and Future Operations Consultation and Biggin Hill airport consultation

Sanderstead Clinic - possible closure?

A flyer (published March 2018), from the Croydon CCG gives good advice on Urgent Care/GP hubs/Pharmacist help

Have you wondered what Riddlesdown

will look like in 2036? - A letter from a resident

A new Primary school has been approved by the DfE for Croydon but not on the Riddlesdown Collegiate site

1937 - The first year of the RRA - Read what was happening 80 years ago!

View some fascinating photos of streets in

Riddlesdown in 1955 and also surrounding towns

Advice on disposal of surplus paint

Would you like to become a

Neighbourhood Watch Co-ordinator in Riddlesdown?

Some Riddlesdown history from The Recorder

What does the RRA do, you may ask?