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An advert for the sale of houses in 1935 - Riddlesdown

(Purley Oaks - Sunny Surrey)!

Laing’s sales brochure circa 1930 (scroll down page)

A flyer (published March 2018), from the Croydon CCG gives good advice on Urgent Care/GP hubs/Pharmacist help

Have you wondered what Riddlesdown

will look like in 2036? - A letter from a resident

A new Primary school has been approved by the DfE for Croydon but not on the Riddlesdown Collegiate site

1937 - The first year of the RRA - Read what was happening 80 years ago!

Croydon Council’s Local Plan; Update

Important information about changes for new GP Hubs at Purley Hospital, Parkway and East Croydon from 1 April 2017 and new opening hours; 8am to 8pm

Change of school times for Riddlesdown Collegiate
and traffic issues

Riddlesdown has another new notice board

Keyless vehicle ignition systems and key fob jammers

Mast issues for some parts of Riddlesdown for EE mobile phone customers - also affecting Virgin, Asda, BT mobile and Three users - ‘Issue now fixed’

View some fascinating photos of streets in

Riddlesdown in 1955 and also surrounding towns

Advice on bonfires in Riddlesdown

Biggin Hill Airport; Consultation report on proposed changes to southerly landings affecting Selsdon, Purley & Coulsdon

Advice on disposal of surplus paint

Would you like to become a

Neighbourhood Watch Co-ordinator in Riddlesdown?

Some Riddlesdown history from The Recorder

What does the RRA do, you may ask?


RRA Archive Stories

The current Riddlesdown Souther Rail train timetable

(Scroll down to Uckfield and East Grinstead to London - No 29)

For Thameslink trains

(Scroll down to Uckfield and East Grinstead to London - No 29)

National Rail Enquiries

Riddlesdown Collegiate

Croydon On Line - Links and Information

Other adjoining and nearby Residents Associations

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New 11/12/18 AGM Minutes 2018

New 10/12/18 Revised Christmas 2018 and New Year Refuse and Recycling Collection Dates

Updated 8/12/18 New rail timetables from GTR from 9 December 2018

Updated 7/12/18 The 17 storey Purley Cross development;

decision overturned by Secretary of State

A joint statement issued by the seven RAs

Updated 7/12/18 Weekly planning applications and decisions in Riddlesdown

Updated 7/12/18 Purley Oaks & Riddlesdown and Sanderstead SNT Police September newsletters; also the new Purley Oaks & Riddlesdown phone number and scam warnings

Updated 28/11/18 Forthcoming events in the area

New 1/12/18 Children’s Christmas Party 2018

Updated 1/12/18 City of London Commons Newsletters; December 2018

New 27/11/18 Land in Dunmail Drive (opposite Collegiate gates); strimming the land

New 23/11/18 TfL consultation on bus route changes in Croydon Town Centre including the 412 route

New 22/11/18 Joint update on engineering works and the winter timetable from GTR and Network Rail

Updated 17/11/18 RRA Litter Pick 17 November 2018;
local residents again clean up our area - are you interested in becoming a Street Champion?; other environmental matters

Croydon Say Thank You With Poppies on Lampposts;

Also includes the link to the Justgiving website for donations

Updated 13/11/18 Horse Grazing Field in Mitchley Hill;

Farmland; Surveyors on site; Public footpaths across farmland in Mitchley Ave

New 31/10/18 London Victoria Station to be closed 22/12/18 to 2/1/19

New 31/10/18 Network Rail consultation on the "Croydon Area Remodelling Scheme" from 5 November to 17 December

Updated 31/10/18 Major gas main works to northern end of Ridlesdown; Southern end of Riddlesdown is now complete

Updated 30/10/18 RRA enquiring when old recycling boxes to be collected - Significant changes to Croydon Council’s general refuse and recycling collections from September 2018

Updated 26/10/18 Croydon Council’s Suburban Design Guide - Supplementary Planning Document (SPD2); Consultation

Updated 24/10/18 Fireworks and the Law

Updated 24/10/18 Local update from our MP; Chris Philp

New 22/10/18 Riddlesdown Recorder - Autumn 2018

New 23/9/18 Parents Evening at the Collegiate on 20 September

and the resultant traffic issues

Updated 6/9/18 Changes to 412 Bus Route from 1 September - new timetable available

Updated 13/6/18 Dog Ownership - A request to owners who use Riddlesdown ‘Common’ land

New 30/4/18 -Points to consider if a developer approaches the owner

of a house for re-development

Updated 28/4/18 Mitchley Ave/Rectory Park; A 2022 -

Road surface condition and accidents

New 22/6/17 Advice from Met Police about the use of drones

Updated 22/2/17 Parking in Riddlesdown generally

Updated 23/3/16 Flooding and Street Cleaning

Updated 24/10/15 Tips from the Police for home and vehicle crime prevention/advice


Car protection and selling/buying advice