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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

Riddlesdown has a new notice board!

Proposed mobile phone mast on Purley Downs Golf Club;

near Brancaster Lane

Advice on disposal of surplus paint

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

The current Riddlesdown (Southern) train timetable
(Scroll down and click on the Uckfield Crowborough East Grinstead and Oxted to Croydon and London link (No 17)

Riddlesdown Collegiate

Croydon On Line - Links and Information

Other adjoining and nearby Residents Associations

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Updated 21/4/18 Weekly planning applications and decisions

in Riddlesdown

New 18/4/18 New Cycle Stands/bollards, a new dropped kerb and a new pedestrian refuge to Mitchley Ave by Riddlesdown Rd

Updated 15/4/18 Daily Mail plastic campaign; Local residents again clean up our area -Are you interested in becoming a Street Champion?; Street cleaning and other environmental matters

Updated 13/4/18 Have you wondered what Riddlesdown

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

New 12/4/18 Local Elections 3 May 2018 - Changes to some

Riddlesdown Polling Stations

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

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

Updated 12/4/18 Major gas main works to Buttermere Gdns, Derwent Drive, Grisedale Gdns & Close;

Ingleboro Drive re-surfacing postponed

New 11/4/18 Dog Awareness Morning on Riddlesdown Common

4 May from 9 to 11am

New 9/4/18 Information from Croydon Council about the Royal Wedding and Big Lunch street parties

Updated 7/4/18 Purley and Sanderstead SNT Police February newsletters and scam warnings

Updated 6/4/18 Forthcoming events in the area

New 3/4/18 Check before you travel campaign for May rail timetable

(Changes to the Riddlesdown timetable from 20 May 2018)

Updated 31/3/18 City of London Commons Newsletters; April 2018

New 28/3/18 Riddlesdown Recorder; Spring 2018

New 12/3/18 Major gas main renewal works to streets in the north of the RRA area (and streets adjoining)

Updated 24/3/18 The 17 storey Purley Cross development

Updated 20/3/18 The new Croydon Council Wards map (changes for Riddlesdown); Boundary Review of Parliamentary Constituencies now published

New 17/3/18 Riddlesdown has another new notice board

Updated 17/3/18 Croydon Council bring in 20 mph speed limits in Croydon (for most but not all roads)

New 4/1/18 Deer signs in Riddlesdown

New 24/12/17 Children’s Christmas Party 2017 - Photos

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

Updated 17/11/17 Change of school times for Riddlesdown Collegiate
and traffic issues

Updated 14/11/17 Local update from our MP; Chris Philp

New 22/10/17 Croydon Eye Newsletter from Croydon Borough Neighbourhood Watch - Autumn 2017

New 29/8/17 Minutes of RRA AGM 2017

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

Updated 2/5/17 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 12/4/17 A new Primary school has been approved by the DfE for Croydon but not on the Riddlesdown Collegiate site

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

Updated 22/2/17 Parking in Riddlesdown generally

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!

Updated 5/7/16 Dog Ownership

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