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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
Report any problem on line -
with Croydon Council, if you are registered with them Link
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
Cllr Simon Hoar
Tel: 07783 152372
SANDERSTEAD WARD COUNCILLORS (Conservative)
Cllr Yvette Hopley
Tel 020 8404 3462
Cllr Lynne Hale
Tel: 020 8405 6721
Cllr Tim Pollard
Tel: 020 8251 8500
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.
A map showing the two Wards in the RRA area (PO&R & Sanderstead) can be viewed here
A full map, of the Croydon Borough, with all the new Ward changes can be view on this link (in pdf).
OUR MP for CROYDON SOUTH (Conservative)
Chris Philp MP, The House of Commons, London, SW1A 0AA
Tel; 020 7219 8026
Update from Chris Philp -
Update on Purley Tower -
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
REUSE AND RECYCLING DISPOSAL CENTRES
Purley Oaks -
Monday to Sunday: 8 am to 3.30pm (No Vans)
For the disposal of paint -
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
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)
Freedom of Information Requests to Croydon Council Link
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:
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.
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 asked the Council and they have asked Veolia to investigate whether this is something they can recycle in future.
Croydon Council -
Croydon Council – Environmental Reporting 020 8726 6200, like rubbish in streets, dog mess, leaves, graffiti, noise nuisance, missed rubbish collection and fly tipping.
Abandoned Vehicles on the highway and private land -
Croydon Council -
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.
My Croydon Smartphone Noise App
You can now use the app to report noise nuisance. The app has a built in decibel meter to measure noise and let you know whether it is loud enough to be classed as a nuisance. If it is, the app will request more information, such as what category the noise falls under – for example anti-
This mobile app improvement adds to a range of existing reporting features to make it easier and faster for you to report fly-
Croydon Council’s Code of Practice for Building and Demolition Work by Contractors (not applicable for Household DIY).
“Hours of Work -
Where residential occupiers are likely to be affected by noise, the hours of noisy works shall normally be restricted to:-
Saturday: 8.00 a.m. -
Sunday and Bank Holidays: No noisy activities on site”
Further details from the Council on this link
Party Patrol Service (Operates May to September inclusive) Tel: 020 8726 6000
Saturday Night -
Croydon Council Car Parking Enforcement -
All other Car Parking Enquiries: 020 8726 7100
Croydon Council – Planning & Building Control 020 8726 6800
Croydon Council – Leisure 020 8726 6900 for libraries, parks, sports & leisure centres
Croydon Council – Streets & Transport 020 8726 7100 to report defective street lights & street cleaning, road damage & road safety, obstructing trees, abandoned vehicles & parking issues.
CALAT (Croydon Adult Learning & Training) 0870 556 1630 or www.calat.ac.uk
ABOUT YOUR AREA -
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
Croydon On Line -
Clearing snow & ice from pavements -
Road Safety -
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:
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-
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
The RRA were recently advised by a resident that the Purley Oaks Household & Recycling Centre no longer allowed surplus paint to be disposed into the bins.
We made enquiries with Sanderstead Ward Councillor Yvette Hopley and she contacted Croydon Council officers. The response from a Council Officer was that “paint is now classed as hazardous waste and therefore Croydon are unable to accept it at any of their three household reuse and recycling centres.” Paint being in liquid form appears to be the problem for disposal as it 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-
However if this is not practicable;
For disposal -
Oil paints -
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.