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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
‘Do it online’ to Croydon Council website-
Pay for it, Report it; 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.
OUR MP for CROYDON SOUTH (Conservative)
Chris Philp MP, The House of Commons, London, SW1A 0AA
Tel; 020 7219 8026
Parliament has now been dissolved until the General Election on 12 December 2019. There are currently no Members of Parliament. Incoming emails to this account may be received and read, however this email address is only being used to respond to urgent constituency case work.
GLA (GREATER LONDON ASSEMBLY) MEMBER FOR CROYDON & SUTTON
Steve O’Connell (Conservative)
Tel: 020 7983 4353
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 -
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
Abandoned Vehicles on the highway and private land -
CALAT (Croydon Adult Learning & Training) www.calat.ac.uk
Clearing snow & ice from pavements -
Croydon On Line -
Environmental Reporting 020 8726 6200, like rubbish in streets, dog mess, leaves, graffiti, noise nuisance, missed rubbish collection and fly tipping.
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-
Or for further information go to this Government link
Food Pouches -
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
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 -
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)
“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
Bonfire Advice and the law (RRA link)
Car Parking Enforcement -
Hours: Mon to Sat 7am to 7pm; Sun 9am to 4pm.
All other Car Parking Enquiries: 020 8726 7100
Planning & Building Control -
Leisure 020 8726 6900 for libraries, parks, sports & leisure centres.
Road Safety -
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 -
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
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-
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.
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:
Search the Full A to Z on Croydon Council’s website
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.
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!
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 -
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:
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:"
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.