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CROYDON COUNCIL INFORMATION, LOCAL FACILITIES,
CROYDON SOUTH MP & CONTACT DETAILS
CROYDON COUNCIL Link
Labour Controlled 39 seats; Conservative 30 seats; Independent 1 seat
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
OUR WARD COUNCILLORS
Postal correspondence can be sent to the Councillors:
c/o Town Hall, Katharine Street, Croydon CR0 1NX
PURLEY WARD COUNCILLORS (Conservative)
Cllr Simon Brew
Tel: 020 8668 0814 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Cllr Badsha Quadir
Tel: 020 8668 3672 or email@example.com
Cllr Donald Speakman (Now Independent and has resigned from the Conservative Party) -
SANDERSTEAD WARD COUNCILLORS (Conservative)
Cllr Yvette Hopley
Tel 020 8657 0973 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Cllr Lynne Hale
Tel: 020 8405 6721 or email@example.com
Cllr Tim Pollard
Tel: 020 8251 8500 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Note; After the Local Government elections on 3 May 2018, both the above Wards will have new Boundaries. In the RRA area the Sanderstead Ward will be smaller and a new Purley Oaks and Riddlesdown Ward will be created which will cover a lot of our area. Further details will follow.
OUR MP for CROYDON SOUTH (Conservative)
Chris Philp MP, The House of Commons, London, SW1A 0AA
Tel 020 7219 8026 or email@example.com
Update from Chris Philp Nov 2017
Note: The views expressed in the contents of this update 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)
see this Council webpage
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
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’s Green Garden waste collection service is now a paid subscription service running every fortnight. Link
To check your collection day for 2018, 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 Green 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 2018 are;
£61.50 per annum per bin.
There is no discount for multiple bin orders. The cost will be £61.50 for each bin.
The 2018 Garden Waste fortnightly collection service will commence on 16 April 2018. The season is 26 fortnightly collections for 1 year.
Improved waste contract set for Croydon
As the RRA advised many months ago, new wheelie bins are coming in 2018 for paper and cardboard recycling to replace the blue bins! The green bins will remain for plastic/metal etc. The Garden waste collections will be all year round.
News release from Croydon Council 5/12/17
“Croydon residents will be able to get a year-
The measures are part of a new long-
Part of the new deal involves extending the council’s green garden waste service so it becomes all year-
A free Christmas tree recycling service will also run for two weeks every year from 2018, starting from 8-
Central to the new contract are tougher performance targets for Veolia, including clearing 100% of fly-
The new contract also includes:
• A larger wheelie bin for residents to place their recycled paper and card, replacing the old blue box
• A £9.6m investment in new vehicles, containers and refurbishing the depot
• Veolia cleaning footpaths, pavements and Croydon housing estates
• Agreeing in advance a programme to sweep up all autumn leaf fall from Croydon streets
• Battery and textile recycling
Waste collection frequency will not change – weekly for food recycling, alternate weekly recycling of paper and dry mixed recycling (cans, plastic and glass), and fortnightly for black rubbish bins.
Early in the new contract Veolia will also audit properties with access issues (such as flats above shops) to make sure they have the right number and size of bins and recycling containers. Veolia will also liaise more closely with private landlords to challenge them to take action on waste issues.
“This new deal will give our residents improved street cleaning and better waste and recycling collections, whether that’s bins, year-
Councillor Stuart Collins, deputy leader – Clean Green Croydon
Also covered by Veolia’s new waste contract will be Merton, Sutton and Kingston councils, who with Croydon procured the new deal earlier this year as the South London Waste Partnership.”
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.
As many of you will be aware, there are local elections in Croydon on 3 May 2018. This is to elect 70 Councillors/controlling party to run Croydon Council.
This year there have been many Ward changes and new Wards have been created for the whole Borough including Purley/Riddlesdown/Sanderstead residents, which is quite extensive.
This will also mean that some of you, who don't have a postal vote, will be voting at a different Polling Station. Make sure you don't go to the wrong Polling Station, or you will be re-
You will receive a polling card from Croydon Council by the end of the month, so check carefully where your Polling station is!
In the RRA area,
Purley Oaks and Riddlesdown Ward;
This living in POR3 will vote at Purley Bury Tennis Club, entrance either in Purley Bury Ave or Brancaster Lane;
those living in POR 4 will vote at Riddlesdown Lawn Tennis Club in Lower Barn Rd.
those living in SAN 3 will vote at All Saints Church Hall, Onslow Gardens, Sanderstead;
those living in SAN 4 will vote at Sanderstead Methodist Church, LImpsfield Rd, Sanderstead
those living in SAN 7 will vote at St Edmund's Church Hall, Mitchley Ave.
The RRA also have two streets in the new Purley & Woodcote Ward. These streets are the top end of Downs Court Rd (beyond the Mitchley Ave junction) and Cranford Close. Your Polling station for PWC4 is St John the Baptist Church Club Room, in Dale Rd, Purley
As a guide, this is a map of the two Wards (Purley Oaks & Riddlesdown Ward; and Sanderstead Ward) in the RRA area.
Polling District Stations
If you have any questions then ring Croydon Council’s Electoral Registration Office on 020 8760 5591.
The Local Govt Boundary Commission England (LGBCE) have completed their review of Croydon Council’s Ward boundaries and their final recommendations were approved on 23 November 2017.
This means the RRA area will be split roughly equally between the new Purley Oaks and Riddlesdown Ward, with the remainder in the Sanderstead Ward. There will be a slither in the new Purley & Woodcote Ward (top of Downs Court Rd and Cranford Close).
The new Croydon Council Wards will be effective for the next local elections on Thursday 3 May 2018.
We understand the Police (Safer Neighbourhood Teams) will also be adapting their SNT teams to cover these new Ward changes.
A full map, of the Croydon Borough, with all the new Ward changes can be view on this link (in pdf).
The Boundary Commission for England (BCE) have now published their recommendations for a change to all the Croydon Parliamentary Wards (17/10/17).
The new Parliamentary Wards are based on the old Local Govt electoral Wards in Croydon that have recently been proposed to be changed by the Local Govt Boundary Commission!
A new Croydon South-
The Croydon South-
This means the RRA area would be split into two Parliamentary Constituencies (currently just Croydon South Constituency).
The public now have the chance to comment further until 11 December 2017.
The proposed changes for the whole country and Northern Ireland then have to be approved by Parliament! More details on this link
Link to BCE website and enter your postcode.
The RRA has another new notice board in Riddlesdown. This one is located in Lower Barn Rd, at the junction with Mitchley Ave. It replaces the old wooden board (on concrete posts) which had to be removed because it was dangerous.
Many thanks go again to Croydon Council and the Sanderstead Ward Councillors (Cllr Yvette Hopley) for providing the funds from their community budget, to allow the RRA to purchase this notice board. Thanks also go to Steve Iles, Director of Streets at the Council for coordinating this.
The board was erected free of charge, by the Kier Group, (Croydon Council's Highways Contractor) and the RRA are grateful to them as well. The board was manufactured by Hallmark in Uckfield (previously in South Croydon).
The board is for all Riddlesdown residents/groups use, but please no notices advertising goods for sale, or services provided. The RRA's other notice boards are located by the Pharmacy in Lower Barn Rd, on the side wall of St Edmund's Church, by the K&K store in Mitchley Ave and on the Green in Lower Barn Rd by the Station