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Updated 18/8/22 Riddlesdown Collegiate; change of school times

8.30am to 3pm EVERY day from 7 September 2022;

and Open Evening 29 September 2022

Updated 13/8/22 Weekly planning applications and decisions in Riddlesdown

Updated 13/8/22 New street trees and sponsor a street tree

Updated 12/8/22 Changes to train services from 4/9/22

Information from GTR

New 11/8/22 The Mary Finch Bench, Downs Ct Rd/Selcroft Rd

Updated 11/8/22 City of London Commons Newsletters; August 2022

Updated 6/8/22 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

New 27/7/22 Revocation of Croydon Suburban Design Guide Supplementary Planning Document (SPD2)

New 20/5/22 TFL are proposing to extend the ULEZ area

to include Croydon - public consultation - closed 29/7/22

Updated 13/7/22 Gas main works in Riddlesdown

Summer 2022 and 2023

New 11/6/22 Have your say on Your London Fire Brigade

Updated 8/6/22 Forthcoming events in the area

New 27/5/22 2 for 1 offer if travelling by train to various attractions. from GTR (Southern Railway etc)

New 13/4/22 Purley Map and Heritage Trail

Updated 10/4/22 RRA Litter picks; are you interested in becoming a Street Champion?; other environmental matters

Updated 11/3/22 Signs of Spring - Skylarks over
Riddlesdown Open Space

Updated 20/1/22 More Road Stewards and Committee members required

New 13/1/22 Consultation to Expand the Surrey Hills Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty - now closed

Updated 9/1/22 A review of Croydon Council’s Local Plan 2018

now closed

Updated 23/12/21 Nearby road works likely to cause disruption

Updated 14/12/21 Riddlesdown Open Space (end of Riddlesdown Rd)

Car Parking Charges commenced from 25 January 2021;

Update on Ringo app and enforcement

Updated 23/7/21 Flooding and street cleaning

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

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 9/12/20 Butterfly conservation on

Riddlesdown Open Space

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? - Note you can no longer use the Council’s website to

report issues as stated in this leaflet - it can only be done via the

‘Love Clean Streets’ app, or via your account

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

Purley Panel

Planning for the Future: the Croydon RAs

response on the Government's white paper

Water Main Works on Godstone Road (A22) Purley; deferred

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?