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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


Report any problem on line - Either Anonymously or through ‘My Account’

with Croydon Council, if you are registered with them Link


Don’t Mess with Croydon smartphone app launches - 13/7/18


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.

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

Email; chris.philp.mp@parliament.uk

Update from Chris Philp - February 2019

Update on Purley Tower - December 2018

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


REUSE AND RECYCLING DISPOSAL CENTRES

Purley Oaks - Brighton Rd, S Croydon CR8 1DG

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

For the disposal of paint - see this link


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


Large Unwanted Items and Other Collections - 1/6/18

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:



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.


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 asked the Council and they have asked Veolia to investigate whether this is something they can recycle in future.

Bonfire Advice and the law


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

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 - Link

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


Croydon Council - 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.

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-social behaviour, barking dogs, car alarms, as well as approximate location of the disturbance and can send a report straight through to the environmental team.

This mobile app improvement adds to a range of existing reporting features to make it easier and faster for you to report fly-tipping, empty properties, excess waste & rubbish in a front garden, blocked drains, potholes and more. For more information visit http://www.croydon.gov.uk/democracy/communications/app


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


Party Patrol Service (Operates May to September inclusive) Tel: 020 8726 6000

Saturday Night - 23:00 to 03:00. Link

Croydon Council Car Parking Enforcement - 020 8760 1966

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 - 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


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


Croydon On Line - Links and Information locally Link


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


Road Safety - Accidents near to you! Crashmap - Link


Fireworks and the Law

Updated 24/10/18

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


Disposal of surplus paint - New 18/3/16

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-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.




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