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L E S S   T O P I C A L   I S S U E S

Croydon Council’s Local Plan; Update

Important information about changes for new GP Hubs at Purley Hospital, Parkway and East Croydon from 1 April 2017 and new opening hours; 8am to 8pm

Change of school times for Riddlesdown Collegiate
and traffic issues

Deer signs in Riddlesdown

Riddlesdown has another new notice board

Keyless vehicle ignition systems and key fob jammers

Mast issues for some parts of Riddlesdown for EE mobile phone customers - also affecting Virgin, Asda, BT mobile and Three users - ‘Issue now fixed’

View some fascinating photos of streets in

Riddlesdown in 1955 and also surrounding towns

Advice on bonfires in Riddlesdown

Biggin Hill Airport; Consultation report on proposed changes to southerly landings affecting Selsdon, Purley & Coulsdon

Fireworks and the Law

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?


RRA Archive Stories

The current Riddlesdown Souther Rail train timetable

(15/7/18 until further notice)
(Scroll down to the Uckfield and East Grinstead to London link - No 29)

For Thameslink trains go to this link from 15/7/18

(Scroll down to London and East Grinstead)

National Rail Enquiries

Riddlesdown Collegiate

Purley Community Website

Purley BID (Business Improvement District)

Croydon On Line - Links and Information

Other adjoining and nearby Residents Associations

The RRA is now affiliated with Amazon.co.uk. By clicking here, every purchase made on Amazon will provide much needed funds for the local community.

T O P I C A L   I S S U E S

Do you buy off Amazon? If so, then please click on the link at the bottom of this page and provide funds for the local Community.

Croydon Say Thank You With Poppies on Lampposts

Updated 9/10/18 Forthcoming events in the area

RRA Children’s Christmas Party Date & Community Dog Event

Updated 7/10/18 Purley Oaks & Riddlesdown and Sanderstead SNT Police September newsletters; also the new Purley Oaks & Riddlesdown phone number and scam warnings

Updated 1/10/18 City of London Commons Newsletters; October 2018

Updated 30/9/18 Weekly planning applications and decisions in Riddlesdown

New 23/9/18 Parents Evening at the Collegiate on 20 September

and the resultant traffic issues

Updated 19/9/18 Want to dispose of your old Recycling boxes?

Significant changes to Croydon Council’s general refuse and recycling collections from September 2018

Updated 19/9/18 RRA Litter Pick 17 November 2018
Riddlesdown Collegiate students litter pick locally;
local residents again clean up our area - are you interested in becoming a Street Champion?; other environmental matters

Updated 18/9/18 Major gas main works to northern and southern end of Ridlesdown

Updated 16/9/18 The 17 storey Purley Cross development; decision delayed again

Updated 6/9/18 Changes to 412 Bus Route from 1 September - new timetable available

New 2/9/18 Sanderstead Poppy Appeal seeking new

volunteer collectors

New 2/9/18 Croydon Council’s Suburban Design Guide - Supplementary Planning Document (SPD2); Consultation

New 31/8/18 M20 closure for two weekends near Maidstone

New 20/7/18 An advert for the sale of houses in 1935 - Riddlesdown (Purley Oaks - Sunny Surrey)!

Updated 17/7/18 Major changes to the Riddlesdown timetable from

20 May 2018 until 8 December 2018 - New temporary timetable for Thameslink trains from 15 July 2018

Updated 10/7/18 Local update from our MP; Chris Philp

Updated 13/6/18 Dog Ownership - A request to owners who use Riddlesdown ‘Common’ land

New 12/5/18 Laing’s sales brochure circa 1930 (scroll down page)

New 2/5/18 A flyer (published March 2018), from the Croydon CCG gives good advice on Urgent Care/GP hubs/Pharmacist help

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

of a house for re-development

Updated 28/4/18 Mitchley Ave/Rectory Park - A 2022

(Road surface condition)

Updated 13/4/18 Have you wondered what Riddlesdown

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

Updated 12/4/18 Horse Grazing Field in Mitchley Hill;

Farmland; Surveyors on site; Public footpaths across farmland in Mitchley Ave

Updated 20/3/18 Boundary Review of Parliamentary Constituencies now published

Updated 29/11/17 Mitchley Ave and Rectory Park on the bend now re-surfaced - Update on accidents

New 22/6/17 Advice from Met Police about the use of drones

Updated 12/4/17 A new Primary school has been approved by the DfE for Croydon but not on the Riddlesdown Collegiate site

Updated 22/2/17 Parking in Riddlesdown generally

Updated 1/1/17 1937 - The first year of the RRA - Read what was happening 80 years ago!

Updated 23/3/16 Flooding and Street Cleaning

Updated 24/10/15 Tips from the Police for home and vehicle crime prevention/advice


Car protection and selling/buying advice