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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

Fireworks and the Law

Mitchley Ave/Rectory Park; A 2022 -

Road surface condition and accidents

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 bonfires in Riddlesdown

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?

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Updated 6/8/20 Information from TfL about 403 and 412 temporary bus route diversions on 9 August and 412 overnight on 24 to 26 August

Updated 6/8/20 Rail engineering works are planned for the Riddlesdown line for the Bank Holiday weekend in

August (29, 30 & 31) closing the line

Updated 5/8/20 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

Updated 1/8/20 Local road works including on Riddlesdown Rd

Updated 1/8/20 Weekly planning applications and decisions in Riddlesdown

Updated 31/7/20 Butterfly conservation and count on Riddlesdown
Open Space

New 23/7/20 Dog Attack on Sheep on Riddlesdown

New 23/7/20 White Circular Dots on Footways

New 23/7/20 Advice on E Scooters

New 18/7/20Inside Croydon’ report; Residents’ Associations angrily reject Croydon Council’s housing plans

New 15/7/20 Riddlesdown Collegiate’s proposals to fully re-open in September 2020 during the Covid-19 pandemic

New 13/7/20 Riddlesdown Collegiate - World class schools quality mark and end term closure brought forward

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

the Secretary of State has granted planning permission

Updated 3/7/20 City of London Commons Newsletters; July 2020

Updated 19/6/20 Catalytic Converter Thefts


Please note due to Coronavirus this abridged publication is online only and will not be printed and distributed to residents

New 9/6/20 Network Rail; Unblocking the Croydon Bottleneck

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

Updated 24/1/20 Mitchley Ave - Speed Camera is back!

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

adjoining 152 Riddlesdown Rd - planning application refused

New 18/3/20 Information received from St Edmund's Care Group,

Mitchley Ave and Coronavirus

Updated 25/3/20 Forthcoming events in the area

Updated18/3/20 A22 (Godstone Rd) - Red route proposals to

commence in 2020

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 21/1/20 Democratically Elected Mayor of Croydon (DEMOC)

Updated 7/1/20 Flooding and Street Cleaning

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

Updated 14/12/18 Green Belt Farm and Woodland/land in Riddlesdown

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


RRA Archive Stories

The current Riddlesdown Southern Rail train timetables

(Scroll down to Uckfield and East Grinstead to London - No 29)

Thameslink train timetables

(Scroll down to Uckfield and East Grinstead to London - No 29)

National Rail Enquiries

Riddlesdown Collegiate

Croydon On Line - Links and Information

Other adjoining and nearby Residents Associations

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