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Updated 19/10/21 Rail engineering works affecting Riddlesdown’s trains 27 & 28 Nov and also 25 Dec to 3 January 2022

Updated 16/10/21 RRA Litter picks; are you interested in becoming a Street Champion?; other environmental matters

Updated 16/10/21 Weekly planning applications and decisions in Riddlesdown Flats at 75a Riddlesdown Rd refused

and appeal at 36 Oakwood Ave dismissed

Updated 12/10/21 Purley Leisure Centre/Pool; Proposed closure and consultation

New 6/10/21 Overgrown vegetation from farmland off

Mitchley Hill and grass verges

Updated 6/10/21 Forthcoming events in the area

New 6/10/21 Riddlesdown Recorder update, and more Road Stewards

and a Treasurer required

Updated 5/10/21 Purley Panel - A residents’ survey

Updated 5/10/21 Notification from GTR - Train services will change from Monday 6 September 2021 - two Thameslink services

Updated 4/10/21 City of London Commons Newsletters; Oct 2021

Updated 3/10/21 SNT Police information & newsletters

(PO&R and Sanderstead Crime updates); The Littlebooklet of Phone Scams  Bogus callers and vehicle & home tips ;
DIY home security Survey

Updated 5/9/21 The 17 storey Purley Cross development;

the CLP approved for south site

New 4/9/21 AGM Minutes 2021

Updated 15/8/21 Road works and road closures

New 13/8/21 Westfield Ave closures on monthly Sundays afternoons for use as a Play Street; starting from 15 August 2021

Updated 23/7/21 Flooding and street cleaning

Updated 2/6/21 Stop- Look – Listen: Skylarks over

Riddlesdown Open Space

Updated 20/5/21 E-Scooter Use

Updated 8/5/21 Appointments required for the 3 Croydon GP Hubs

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

Lower Barn Rd - Granted

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

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

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 9/12/20 Butterfly conservation on

Riddlesdown Open Space

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

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

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

Fireworks and the Law

Advice on bonfires and wood burning appliances

in Riddlesdown

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

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

Dog waste being dumped in Riddlesdown

Riddlesdown ‘Common’ now part of the new

‘South London Downs National Nature Reserve’ and location maps

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

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?