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L E S S   T O P I C A L   I S S U E S

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

A new appointment system at all Croydon GP Hubs after 6.30pm - now deferred by CCCG

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 1/4/20 Coronavirus updates in Croydon

Public Transport - revised bus & train schedules; Refuse/recycling collections; Riddlesdown ‘Common’ car park is closed; advice from Councillors; Police advice about car use

Updated 4/4/20 Weekly planning applications and decisions in Riddlesdown

Updated 1/4/20 City of London Commons Newsletters; April 2020

New 1/4/20 Transport updates from 30/3/20

Updated 31/3/20 Warning from Environment Agency - Groundwater flooding in South London;  Flooding is possible - be prepared

Updated 25/3/20 Overnight resurfacing work - A22 and A23 at Purley Cross - now suspended

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

Walk for Health dates (Cancelled); Dementia Friendly Screenings (Suspended); RRA litter pick and RRA AGM are all cancelled

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

commence in 2020

Updated 14/3/20 Sewer works in Riddlesdown Road (the section between Warren Rd/Riddlesdown Ave and Grasmere Rd) -

Revised Dates

Updated 5/3/20 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 26/2/20 Proposed mobile phone mast in Mitchley Ave

adjoining 152 Riddlesdown Rd - planning application submitted

Updated 14/2/20 Approval of admissions criteria for entry to Riddlesdown Collegiate in September 2021

Updated 12/2/20 The 17 storey Purley Cross development;

the Planning Inspector’s report now with the Secretary of State

Updated 8/2/20 Smart Motorway construction on the M23 and the M20

Updated 22/1/20 Local Bus Routes and London Travelwatch

New 21/1/20 Mitchley Ave - Speed Camera is back!

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

New 8/12/19 RRA Children's Christmas Party 2019 - Photos

New 4/12/19 Riddlesdown Recorder Autumn 2019

Update 30/11/19 Catalytic Converter Thefts

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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