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CROYDON COUNCIL INFORMATION, LOCAL FACILITIES,

CROYDON SOUTH MP & CONTACT DETAILS


CROYDON COUNCIL Link

Labour Controlled 41 seats; Conservative 29 seats (4 May 2018)

Tel: 020 8726 6000 or 020 8686 4433

Access Croydon and Call Centre open 9am to 4pm, Monday to Friday


London Borough of Croydon;

Bernard Weatherill House

8 Mint Walk

Croydon

CR0 1EA


‘Do it online’ to Croydon Council website- Apply, Find it, Info, Open Data,

Pay for it, Report it; Link



OUR WARD COUNCILLORS

Postal correspondence can be sent to the Councillors:

c/o Town Hall, Katharine Street, Croydon CR0 1NX


PURLEY OAKS & RIDDLESDOWN WARD COUNCILLORS (Conservative)

Cllr Helen Redfern

Tel: 07783 152334

Email; helen.redfern@croydon.gov.uk

Cllr Simon Hoar

Tel: 07783 152372

Email; simon.hoar@croydon.gov.uk


SANDERSTEAD WARD COUNCILLORS (Conservative)

Cllr Yvette Hopley

Tel: 020 8404 3462

Email; yvette.hopley@croydon.gov.uk

Cllr Lynne Hale

Tel: 020 8405 6721

Email; lynne.hale@croydon.gov.uk

Cllr Tim Pollard

Tel: 020 8251 8500

Email; councillor@timpollard.co.uk


Alternatively residents can call Croydon Council’s main number on 020 8726 6000 (Mon to Fri ; 9am to 4pm) and ask for a Councillor listed above to call them back.


OUR MP for CROYDON SOUTH (Conservative)

Chris Philp MP, The House of Commons, London, SW1A 0AA

Tel; 020 7219 8026

Email; chris.philp.mp@parliament.uk

Update from Chris Philp - September 2019


Update from Chris Philp - July 2019

Please Note: The views expressed in the contents of these updates are those of our MP and do not necessarily reflect the views of the RRA.


GLA (GREATER LONDON ASSEMBLY) MEMBER FOR CROYDON & SUTTON

Steve O’Connell (Conservative)

Tel: 020 7983 4353

Email; steve.o'connell@london.gov.uk - Website


Ward Map of Borough

A full map, of the Croydon Borough, with all the new Ward changes can be view on this link (in pdf).


A map showing the two Wards in the RRA area (PO&R & Sanderstead) can be viewed here


Search the Full A to Z on Croydon Council’s website


Popular Searches of Croydon Council Departments


ABOUT YOUR AREA - Click on the link below to Croydon Council’s website.

Set your home address and/or postcode and find out about all the information in your locality. Your local Councillors, MP, rubbish/recycling collection days, nearest station, your Council tax banding, etc, etc. Link

Don’t Mess with Croydon smartphone app


Abandoned Vehicles on the highway and private land - Link

With the road tax discs scrapped from 1 October 2014 (Link), check whether a vehicle on the highway is taxed DVLA Link


CALAT (Croydon Adult Learning & Training) www.calat.ac.uk


Clearing snow & ice from pavements - Advice from the Government - Link


Croydon On Line - Links and Information locally Link


Environmental Reporting 020 8726 6200, like rubbish in streets, dog mess, leaves, graffiti, noise nuisance, missed rubbish collection and fly tipping.

Fireworks and the Law

The RRA regularly receive complaints about loud fireworks being let off at times other than Bonfire night, New Year’s Eve, Diwali and Chinese New Year. Whilst the RRA do not want to be “party poopers” here are some reminders about fireworks and the law. The RRA would ask if you are holding a fireworks party over the next few weeks, you respect your neighbours and don’t let off fireworks after the times listed below.


Fireworks and the Law


The “permitted” exceptions are:

Buying fireworks

You can only buy fireworks (including sparklers) from registered sellers for private use on these dates:

At other times you can only buy fireworks from licensed shops. You can be fined up to £5,000 and/or imprisoned for up to 6 months for selling or using fireworks illegally. You could also get an on-the-spot fine of £90. Croydon Council’s Pollution team advise the above legislation is enforced by the Police. The Met Police advise during the festive period of Bonfire night there are extra patrols across the borough to deal with any additional calls relating to anti social behaviour or disorder.

Or for further information go to this Government link


Food Pouches - Updated 30/10/18

A local resident has also asked us whether it would be possible for Veolia to recycle baby food pouches. EllaCycle are one means of disposing of them but there is nothing local within Croydon for a drop off.. We have asked the Council and they have asked Veolia to investigate whether this is something they can recycle in future.


Freedom of Information Requests to Croydon Council Link

Garden Waste Collection - Updated 31/1/19

Croydon Council’s Garden Waste collection service is now a paid subscription service running every fortnight. Link

To check your collection day for 2019, either sign in through My account or visit this page on the Council’s website and enter your address. If you haven’t paid for the Garden Waste service, you will see that it says “collection day is unavailable”. Only those who have subscribed to this service will see their collection day.

Croydon Council’s charges for 2019 are;

£61.50 per annum per bin.

There is no discount for multiple bin orders. The cost will be £61.50 for each bin.


Illegal Encampments Link or 020 8726 6200 or Police Traveller Liaison Officer 020 8649 0266

Noise Pollution - Unreasonable noise can be a nuisance at any time of the day or night. The Council has powers to deal with unreasonable noise levels from loud music, parties, construction works or car and house alarms. The law enables us to take action against those who cause a noise nuisance, which can result in a fine and confiscation of any equipment causing the noise.

You can report excessive noise by contacting the Pollution Enforcement team on these details Our services include:

Pollution service available  Daytime office hours: Tel: 020 8760 5483  Monday to Friday  09:00 to 17:00.

Night Duty Officer: Tel: 020 8726 6000  Sunday to Thursday 20:00 to 02:00.

Friday and Saturday  20:00 to 03:00.

24 Hour Emergency Officer: For emergencies only, including prior assigned noise cases, car and house alarms. Tel: 020 8726 6000  Monday to Friday;  17:00 to 09:00. Saturday and Sunday 03:00 to 20:00.

More information on this link


Croydon Council’s Code of Practice for Building and Demolition Work by Contractors (not applicable for Household DIY)

Extract:

“Hours of Work - 6.1

Where residential occupiers are likely to be affected by noise, the hours of noisy works shall normally be restricted to:-

Monday - Friday: 8.00 a.m. - 6.00 p.m.

Saturday: 8.00 a.m. - 1.00 p.m.

Sunday and Bank Holidays: No noisy activities on site

Further details from the Council on this link


Bonfire Advice and the law (RRA link)


Parking

Car Parking Enforcement - 020 8760 1966 - Option 3

Hours: Mon to Sat 7am to 7pm; Sun 9am to 4pm.

All other Car Parking Enquiries: 020 8726 7100


Planning & Building Control -  020 8726 6800

Leisure 020 8726 6900 for libraries, parks, sports & leisure centres.


Roadworks - Unhappy about a set of roadworks in London and the time being taken and poor management? Click the Link to Transport for London (TFL) to report the problem  Link


Road Safety - Accidents near to you! Crashmap - Link


Recreational & Libraries

Purley Pool & Recreation Centre Link

50 High Street, CR8 2AA

020 8668 7251


Waddon Leisure Centre Link

Purley Way, Waddon, Croydon, CR0 4RG

020 8760 0657


Purley Library Link

Banstead Rd, CR8 3YH

020 3700 1013 (Closed Wed & Sunday)


Selsdon Library Link

Addington Rd, CR2 8LA

020 3700 1017 (Closed Wed & Sunday)


Sanderstead Library Link

Farm Fields, S Croydon CR2 0HL

020 3700 1015 (Closed Mon, Thurs & Sunday)


REUSE AND RECYCLING DISPOSAL CENTRES

Purley Oaks - Brighton Rd, S Croydon CR8 1DG

Monday to Sunday: 8 am to 3.30pm (No Vans)


Factory Lane, W Croydon CR0 3RL

Monday to Saturday: 7.30am to 4.30pm

Sunday:8.30am to 4pm


Fishers Farm, North Downs Rd, New Addington CR0 0LB

Monday to Friday: 8am to 4pm

Saturday: 9am to 2pm

Sunday: 9am to 1pm

Permits required for the above Centres, see this Council webpage


Disposal of surplus paint

The Purley Oaks Household & Recycling Centre no longer allow surplus paint to be disposed of, into the bins. Disposal of paint is now classed as hazardous waste, so Croydon are unable to accept it at any of their three household reuse and recycling centres. Paint being in liquid form causes spillage if the container is damaged.


If you have any usable surplus paint, try offering it to friends, local community groups or you can contact Community Re-Paint. http://www.communityrepaint.org.uk/


However if this is not practicable;

For disposal - Water based paints - You can dispose of “solid” water based paint which can be sent to landfill. To make make paint solid, you have to remove the lid from the can and leave it off for a number of weeks (replace the lid) before disposing of it. By putting sand in it or cat litter or makes it go hard quicker or you can buy a special hardener. Recycling Centre staff will probably want to see that the paint is hard before disposing of it. Empty paint cans (plastic or metal) or dried water based paint can be disposed of at the Council’s recycling centres.


Oil paints - In the case of oil paint this is a bit more difficult. Oil based paint is now given a chemicals advisory notice and needs to be collected by the City of London (this service is subsidised by your local authority). Further information and details about this service are on this City of London Corporation link http://www.cityoflondon.gov.uk/services/environment-and-planning/waste-and-recycling/household-waste-and-recycling/Pages/Hazardous-Waste.aspx 


The City of London Corporation provides a collection service for boxed chemical and paint only. You are entitled to three collections of 50L of containers per rolling year. Chemicals and paint tins must be put into cardboard boxes for collection. For further details, then either speak to a staff member at one of the Council’s recycling centres or contact Croydon Council direct.


Large Unwanted Items and Other Collections

Croydon Council are now offering free collection from your property of ‘large unwanted items and other collections'. This includes one collection of white goods (one collection/item free per annum). Full details are on this link to the Council's website.  You will need to create an 'Online Account' (if you don't have one already) to take up this service.


A maximum of two large unwanted collections (for up to seven items per collection) and one white good/ electrical item will be collected yearly for free. Additional collections will be charged as follows:



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Croydon Council - Governance Review; resident survey


Croydon Council are seeking views on whether they listen to their residents! Do you want to let them know what you think about them?! Survey closes 6 October 2019.

Link to survey


Riddlesdown has a new bench in Mitchley Ave!

New 6/8/19


At the request of Meryl, the Practice Manager at the Doctors surgery in Mitchley Ave, Sanderstead Ward Cllr Yvette Hopley has arranged for a new bench to be erected by the Council and a replacement waste bin supplied. The new bench is now between the bus stop and surgery on the grass verge and the new bin by the bus stop.


On behalf of the RRA, thank you to Meryl and also to the Sanderstead Ward Councillors for arranging this to come out of their Ward Community budget!









































Location of Polling Stations - Council Review

New 10/8/19

Croydon Council are currently reviewing the location of polling stations in relation to where the electorate live in their Wards and the ease of accessing polling stations. They are looking for comments to be returned by 2 Sept 2019.


Some changes are proposed for the Purley Oaks & Riddlesdown (PO&R) Ward but not Sanderstead.


The RRA are aware that some residents have expressed concern to us about them relocating from St Edmund's Church, to Riddlesdown Lawn Tennis Club in Lower Barn Rd - because of the boundary change from Sanderstead. The problem of parking in Lower Barn Rd because of rail commuters is one issue, especially those who have to come from Honister Hts etc


Cllr Helen Redfern (Cllr for PO&R Ward) has posted this comment:

"Croydon Council is currently reviewing the polling districts and stations/places to be used in future elections. A few minor changes are being suggested in Purley Oaks and Riddlesdown Ward:


· 3-17 Riddlesdown Road are currently on the electoral register in POR3 polling district but are located in polling district POR1. As the polling place for POR1, Christ Church Hall, Brighton Road is closer, it is proposed that these households with 16 electors be transferred to the POR1 electoral register.


· 632-694 Brighton Road and 592-626 Brighton Road, are currently on the electoral register in polling district POR2 but are located in polling district POR1. The polling place for POR1, Christ Church Hall, Brighton Road, is closer so it is proposed to transfer these addresses with 76 electors to POR1 and should be more convenient for the electors.


Prior to the Returning Officer’s Report being published, I submitted comments on the polling place for POR4 which stretches from Riddlesdown Station to Riddlesdown Collegiate. Previously the polling place was St Edmund’s Church Hall but in 2018 this was moved to Riddlesdown Tennis Club. This added additional walking distance for voters (it’s near impossible to find somewhere to park in Lower Barn Road) and took the polling place even further away from the middle of the polling district.


Whilst at present a change back to St Edmunds has not been included in the initial proposals from the Acting Returning Officer, a decision on whether to include this in the final proposals has not yet been made.


The introduction of the new ward boundaries meant that St Edmund’s Church Hall is now just over the boundary in Sanderstead ward and is used as a Sanderstead polling station. Two polling stations in one polling place is possible, but in this case the fact that the stations are for different wards would present some logistical challenges for the Returning Officer and staff at Council elections. The Council is therefore investigating how it might deal with the separation of the two polling stations within the polling place before a decision is made on whether to include this change in the final recommendations.


The Council welcomes comments from any registered elector on the existing and proposed arrangements, including whether you would want the POR4 polling place to be moved back to St Edmunds. More information is available at:"


https://www.croydon.gov.uk/democracy/electoral-review-of-croydon/notice-of-polling-districts-and-polling-places-review


The review for PO&R starts on page 46 and Sanderstead is from page 51 on the report.


Residents are asked to send any comments direct to the Electoral Registration Office at the Council and not the RRA.


The e-mail address is electoral.services@croydon.gov.uk and website giving more information; http://www.croydon.gov.uk/pollingreview






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