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 Tree felling on Godstone Rd (opposite Harris Academy)

by the City of London Corporation

London Bridge Station redevelopment until 2018

Advice on disposal of surplus paint

Fireworks and the Law

Would you like to become a

Neighbourhood Watch Co-ordinator in Riddlesdown?

New type of speed camera on the M25

Important changes to planning laws from 31 May 2013

for rear single storey extensions

Some Riddlesdown history from The Recorder

What does the RRA do, you may ask?


RRA Archive Stories

Purley Community Website

Purley BID (Business Improvement District)

Your Square Mile

 See how you can get the things you want for you and your community

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(Scroll down and click on the East Grinstead and Oxted to Croydon

and London link (No 18)

Riddlesdown Collegiate

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Updated 22/4/17 Local residents and beaver scouts clean up our area -Are you interested in becoming a Street Champion?; Street cleaning and other environmental matters

Updated 22/4/17 Weekly planning applications and decisions

in Riddlesdown (4 Rectory Park - application for 6 flats w/c 27/3/17)

New 21/4/17 Riddlesdown has a new notice board!

Updated 18/4/17 The controversial 17 storey Purley Cross development has been ’Called In’ by the Secretary of State

Updated 17/4/17 Litter Pick Riddlesdown - 22 April at 2pm

New 14/4/17 Proposed mobile phone mast on Purley Downs Golf Club;

near Brancaster Lane

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

Updated 11/4/17 Land in Dunmail Drive sold at auction on 10 April

Updated 8/4/17 Forthcoming events in the area

Updated 7/4/17 Latest Purley and Sanderstead SNT Police newsletters and scam warnings

Updated 6/4/17 Have you wondered what Riddlesdown

will look like in 2036?

Updated 4/4/17 City of London Commons Newsletters; April 2017

Update 22/3/17 Update from Chris Philp; Croydon South MP

Updated 16/3/17 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

Updated 14/3/17 Boundary Review for Croydon Council Wards - draft report now published by LGBCE (changes for Riddlesdown) - further consultation until 8 May; Also Boundary Review of Parliamentary areas

Updated 10/3/17 From 3 April 2017 permits or ID will required to visit any of the three household and recycling centres in the Borough

Updated 24/2/17 Croydon Council’s Local Plan; Update and

Public Inquiry date

Updated 22/2/17 Parking in Riddlesdown generally

New 22/2/17 - Riddlesdown Recorder; Spring 2017

Updated 16/2/17 Proposed 20 mph speed limits in Croydon (Riddlesdown); further information on consultation.Consultation closed on 15 February

Updated 30/1/17 Croydon Council’s garden waste scheme; details of 2017 and 2018 collections

Updated 16/1/17 Advice from Sanderstead Police on car key

jammers and theft from vehicles; more thefts from vehicles locally

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

New 24/11/16 Further accident on bend at Mitchley Ave/Rectory Park

Updated 27/7/16 Advice on bonfires in Riddlesdown

Updated 5/7/16 Dog Ownership

New 11/6/16 London Travelwatch - give your views on bus services

Updated 1/5/16 Biggin Hill Airport; Consultation report on proposed changes to southerly landings affecting Selsdon, Purley & Coulsdon

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

Updated 6/5/15 Damage to grass verges, overhanging hedges, shrubs and trees on pavements & shrubs on grass verges

Updated 7/3/15 View some fascinating photos of streets in

Riddlesdown in 1955 and also surrounding towns