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LOCAL HEALTHCARE, WATER, SEWAGE, EDUCATIONAL, SHOPS AND FACILITIES

If you are new to Riddlesdown, here are some services available in our area and others close by. For our long established residents, just a reminder what is on our doorstep! See also our Community Page for local groups.


Croydon Council Facilities and Contact Details Link


HOSPITALS & HEALTHCARE

Croydon University Hospital

(24hr A&E) (formerly Mayday) Website

530 London Road, Thornton Heath CR7 7YE

020 8401 3000

Until late 2017, (delayed from Spring 2017) the A&E Department and Urgent Care Centre (UCC), are temporarily located in buildings via the Woodcroft Road entrance. This is a temporary move whilst a new £21.25m Emergency department is built - Link


Purley War Memorial Hospital Website

Click on this link for an update about the new GP Hubs from 1/4/17

GP Hub opening times from 1/4/17; 8am to 8pm, 365 days a year

856 Brighton Road, Purley CR8 2YL  

020 8401 3000

Website

Parking Details Link


For information on the new GP Hubs and how to book an appointment,

go to the Croydon GP hub website


GP Hub, Parkway Health Centre Website

GP hub opening times from 1/4/17; 8am to 8pm, 365 days a year

Parkway, New Addington CR0 0JA

020 8251 7225


GP Hub, East Croydon Medical Centre,

59 Addiscombe Road, Croydon CR0 6SD

(open from 8am-8pm 365 days a year

this has replaced the Edridge Road walk in service which is now closed


Caterham Dene Minor Injuries Unit Website

(Open 9am - 8pm, 7 days a week 365 days a year)

The Minor Injury Unit is unable to treat children under the age of 18 years.

Caterham Dene Hospital, Church Road, Caterham, CR3 5RA

01883 837500


Or Dial 111

Did you know that a trip to A&E may not be necessary?

You can now call 111 when  you need medical help fast, but it isn’t a 999 emergency. You can call NHS 111 24 hours a day, 365 days a year and all calls from landlines and mobiles are free. Link


Further Information can also be found on this NHS/CCCG pamphlet Don’t just go to A&E


NHS DOCTORS

Mitchley Ave Surgery, 116 Mitchley Avenue; Dr S Woolf; T 020 8657 6565 - No direct website but NHS website

Parkside Group Practice, 27 Wyche Grove, S Croydon;T 020 8680 2588 Website

Woodcote Medical, 32 Foxley Lane, Purley; T: 020 8763 5620 Website

 Selsdon Medical Practice, 97 Addington Road Selsdon; T: 020 8657 0067 Website

Keston Medical Practice, Purley Hospital, 856 Brighton Rd, T 020 8660 8292 Website

For a full list of NHS Services near you, type in your postcode on the NHS Website


NHS DENTISTS

No NHS Dentists in our area, but for a full list of NHS Dentists,

visit the NHS Website


London Air Ambulance

Did you realise the LAA is a charity and relies heavily on donations?

It receives no Government Funding.  Website


OUR WATER SUPPLIER

 SES Water, London Rd, Redhill RH1 1LJ

Tel: 01737 772000 (24hr) Website

OUR SEWAGE COMPANY

 Thames Water plc Tel: 0845 920 0800 (24 hr) Website

From 1 October 2011, Thames Water are now responsible for many drains that are shared (you are still responsible for the section of drain that solely drains your property). If a shared drain is blocked or damaged, then contact Thames Water first for advice Website


POWER CUT?

Call UK Power Networks on 105 or 0800 31 63 105

Or text POWER and your postcode to 80876 Website


GAS LEAK?

Call Southern Gas Networks on 0800 111 999 Website


ALL RETAIL SHOPS IN OUR AREA;

LOWER BARN ROAD


Riddlesdown Post Office (Wessons)

102 Lower Barn Road 020 8660 1400

Newsagents, Confectioners, General Store and Sub Post Office.

Groceries, Fruit & Vegetables,

Confectioners, Wines & Spirits, Stationery, Cards,

Tobacco, Fresh Bread and Rolls (Sat only).

National Lottery, Dry cleaning, Ice Cream, Ready meals, Outside ATM

Shop - Weekdays 6am - 8pm

Sat & Sun - 6am - 7pm


PO - Mon to Sat; 8.30am - 7pm

Sunday; Closed

Find another Post Office Nearby Website


Where’s my nearest Post Box? Note:Post times may not be correct though. Most collections are now 9am (7am Sat), except at the PO in Lower Barn Rd which is 5pm weekdays and Noon on Saturdays. No collections Sundays. Website


Riddlesdown Pharmacy

104 Lower Barn Road 020 8660 7150

Opening times; Mon, Tues, Thurs, Fri - 9am - 1pm & 2.15pm -5.30pm

Wednesday; 9am - 1pm & 2.30pm - 5.30pm

Sat - 9am - 1pm


Electronic & Repeat Prescription Service for Mitchley Ave Practice,

Woodcote Practice, Parkside Surgery, Selsdon Medical Practice, Moorings,

Keston House, Purley Memorial

Minor ailment advice & treatment. Medicines use review. Community trays. Stop Smoking clinic. Malaria prescribers. Flu jab. Brand new vitamins/supplement range. Blood pressure checks. Healthy Heart checks. Deliveries.


Why not leave a review about this excellent Pharmacy on this NHS website?

Click on this link about a report on prescriptions at Riddlesdown Pharmacy


Hairdressers (Ladies and Gents):
Tip Top Hair

100 Lower Barn Road  020 8660 2123

Opening Hours; Tues, Wed 9am - 5pm

Thursday & Fri - 9am - 6pm

Sat - 9am - 4pm

Closed Sunday & Monday

Special Rates for Senior Citizens -Tues/Wed/Thurs


MITCHLEY AVENUE SHOPS


K K Food & Wine

(Formerly P & P Saban Newsagents),

Newsagents. Groceries. Household Goods. Oyster Cards. Daily Fresh Bread

 National Lottery Tickets. Wines, beers & spirits etc. My Hermes Parcel Shop,

Pay Point ATM

71 Mitchley Avenue 020 3609 7521

Opening Hours; Mon to Sat; 6am - 9pm

Sun; 6 am - 7pm


Marmaris Cafe (formerly Maggies),

75 Mitchley Avenue 020 8651 4747

Open 7 days a week 6am to 4pm


King Fish and Chips, 71b Mitchley Avenue, 020 8651 4499


Caterham Glass & Mirror Co Website

 73 Mitchley Ave  020 8657 5146

Mirrors, picture frames, glass splash backs, shower enclosures,

double glazed units and all glass and glazing requirements


Paul Meakin, Estate Agent, Sales & Lettings Website

77/79 Mitchley Ave, 020 8657 5000

email


OTHER SUPPLIERS WHO ADVERTISED

 IN OUR RECORDER MAGAZINE (Spring 2017)


LITHO & DIGITAL PRINTING

Cherrill Print Website

Leaflets, brochures, booklets, newsletters, letterheads, business cards, invitations,

orders of service, personalised stationery, funeral orders of service, forms,

carbonless sets, posters, photocopying.

297 Brighton Rd, S Croydon, CR2 6EQ

020 8681 7826  


JEWELLERY

G. I. N jewellery

Chain repairs, redesigning & repairs, ring sizing, stones supplied,

valuations, restringing, retipping claws

59 Limpsfield Rd, Sanderstead CR2 9LB

020 8657 5881


PIANO, SINGING & MUSIC THEORY LESSONS

Virginia Stone GGSM

Children & Adults

Preparation for all grades of ABRSM and Trinity Exams.

Singing Diplomas & Music Festivals.

Grades 1 - 5 music theory.

Vocal Tuition for established or aspiring choral singers and training for

music theatre and auditions.

Just learning to play/sing for pleasure

Ginnie 020 8668 1916

email


SOLICITOR

Mary Bond BA

Wills, Probate & Intestacy Service

Kersey Drive, S Croydon CR2 8SX

020 8405 0596


WINDOW CLEANER (Riddlesdown)

Neil Coppen - 020 8657 3547 or 07940 227502

email


Building

Cannon Construction Croydon Ltd Website

All types of Building & Decoration Works

01883 626288


Andrew Delgrosso

Painting & Decorating. Property Maintenance. Repairs & Refurbishment

Mitchley Ave, Purley

020 8660 0436 or 07719 713413


JGP Joinery, Sanderstead

Fitted kitchens and bespoke joinery to the highest standard

020 8405 1508 or 07958 728680

e-mail


Blinds/Curtains/shutters/canopies

Desresblinds Website

020 8651 3569 or 07961 827917


Quality Care

Right at Home

020 8656 6921 - Website

Companionship, Meal Preparation, Light Housekeeping, Medication Reminders, Personal Care, Transportation and Errands, Specialist Dementia Care, Post Operative Support, Holiday & Respite Cover, Managed Live In 24 Hour Care as an alternative to a Care Home.


SCHOOLS

Riddlesdown Collegiate (Secondary) Website

Honister Heights CR8 1EX

020 8668 5136


No Primary Schools in Our Area but these are Nearby:

Atwood Primary Academy  Website

Limpsfield Rd, Sanderstead CR2 9EE

020 8657 7374


Gresham Primary School  Website

Limpsfield Rd, Sanderstead, CR2 9EA

020 8657 1807


Harris Primary Academy Kenley  Website

(Formerly Roke Primary School)

51 Little Roke Rd (Godstone Road), Kenley, CR8 5NF

020  8660 2714


NURSERY FACILITIES

Castle Day Nursery

St Edmunds Church, Mitchley Ave

Mon, Tues, Wed & Friday; Mornings; 9am -Noon

Lunch Session - Noon to 1pm

Term time only (2 -5 years)

Further information: 07903 915102 or 07984 283240


Scallywags Playgroup

St Edmunds Church, Mitchley Ave.

A Friendly mother & child playgroup

Thursday mornings (term time only) 9.30am - 11.30am

Parents/carers and children (0-4 years) welcome

Further information; contact Veronica Moulder - Tel 07803 728868


CHURCHES

St Edmunds Church, Mitchley Ave (junc with Lower Barn Rd) - Website

Services on Sunday mornings 8am & 10am.

Tel 8657 5505 - Revd Susan Atkinson-Jones

Church Hall for hire

Good for children’s parties. Very reasonable rates

Contact Sanderstead Parish Office; 020 8657 0665

Email  Website


Purley & Kenley Churches Together Website

Croydon Churches Forum - Website


LOCAL CINEMAS

Vue, 14 High Street Croydon (Grants) 08712 240 240 Website

Vue, 21 Hesterman Way, Croydon (Valley Park) 08712 240 240 Website

Screen Cinema, Oxted (Everyman) 0871 9069060 Website


THEATRE & CONCERT HALL

Fairfield Halls, Theatre, Concert, Gallery

  The Fairfield Halls and entire NCP car parking complex (including the multi storey) is now closed for re-building, until at least the Autumn of 2018, if not longer!


RIDDLESDOWN COMMON

 Countryside Office- City Of London Website

General Enquiries: 01372 279083

Emergency telephone number: 01372 279488

On Site Office (limited opening hours) 020 8660 4625


SCOUTS & GIRL GUIDING

Follow links to find nearest Groups

Croydon Girl Guiding  Website

Croydon Scouting - 19th Purley (Riddlesdown) Website

Croydon Scouting - 11th Purley Scout Group (St James Church Hall) Website


SPORTS FACILITIES

Purley Bury Sports & Social Club (Brancaster Lane) covering:

BOWLS Purley Bury Bowls Club

CROQUET Purley Bury Croquet Club

TENNIS Purley Bury Tennis Club

 020 8668 5250

Riddlesdown Lawn Tennis Club,
Lower Barn Rd Website

A small friendly club where everyone is welcome - regardless of age, experience or skill.

A first year special offer of membership for just £130.

Junior section with full coaching sessions organised by MDL Coaching

on Sat mornings throughout year.

Further details - Dave Kerr - 07773 818443


The PROBUS Club of Sanderstead & Riddlesdown

Meet at Old Whitgiftians Sports Club, Croham Rd, S Croydon

From noon on first Tuesday of every month

Further details- Mike Phillips - 020 8407 0305


YOUR SQUARE MILE

“It’s here to help you make your neighbourhood better and be somewhere

that others look up to. Delve in and see how you can get things

you want for you and your community.” Website


Link to other Community & Leisure Groups on this website Website


WEDDING AND EVENT PHOTOGRAPHY

Alan Barnes Photography, Based in Riddlesdown  Website


Robert Hooper Photography, Based in S. Croydon Website


OTHER ADJOINING AND NEARBY RESIDENTS ASSOCIATIONS

Purley & Woodcote RA Website

Sanderstead RA Website

Kenley & District RA Website

Hartley & District RA Website

Old Coulsdon RA Website

East Coulsdon RA Website

Coulsdon West RA Website


LOCAL HISTORY etc.

The Bourne Society Website

Croydon Natural History and Scientific Society Website


Francis Frith for old photographs, maps and

books of Riddlesdown and surrounding areas Website


Being a Responsible Citizen

A site devoted to promoting good citizenship and beating anti-social behaviour.


Local National Trust sites


LOCAL WEATHER

BBC Weather Centre for Purley


Kenley Weather Centre


Rainfall Radar for Purley


Riddlesdown Pharmacy, Lower Barn Rd - Posted 20/6/15

The RRA are sure that many of you are grateful for the exceptionally dedicated service which our local Pharmacist Naseem and her extremely helpful staff in Riddlesdown provide, not just for dispensing prescriptions but other valuable medicines and supplies in the shop.


At the moment, we can obtain our prescription forms at our doctors’ practice, and we can pick up our medicines direct from the chemist straight away or within a few working days. If your GP surgery offers an internet service then you can re-order your repeat prescription over the internet and have it sent to a nominated pharmacy by electronic means.


Funding for a pharmacy service is broadly calculated on the number of prescriptions dispensed by the service. In 2006 the essential small pharmacies scheme was introduced to ensure pharmacies with low volumes and who were more than 1 km from the next nearest pharmacy were supported. This scheme ended in March of this year (2015). Whilst we remain confident that our local pharmacy will continue to flourish and support the residents of Riddlesdown we must not be complacent.


The truth is, the only way to be certain of maintaining our local pharmacy and indeed our local Post Office, where the also extremely helpful Vee Jay is in charge, is to use them. With more and more local shops and services fast disappearing to the large chains and supermarkets we must ensure our local pharmacy service, which is so essential for many local people, especially the elderly, continues to operate. Are you aware for example that your GP surgery can now send your prescription electronically directly to the pharmacy for you to pick up? Naseem, will also provide free of charge and even deliver to clients who are house bound, pre-packed, weekly medicine trays for the elderly or infirm or those who might be confused or forgetful about taking their tablets.


Did you also know that besides dispensing your prescriptions, our local pharmacy also provides a wide range of free NHS services including, new medication consultations and medicine reviews both in the shop and if necessary in the persons own home, if they are housebound. Cardiovascular health checks, including cholesterol testing, can also be provided at the pharmacy along with a one to one stop smoking clinic. The pharmacy is also part of the Croydon Minor Ailment Scheme whereby the Pharmacist is able to prescribe over the counter medications for a whole plethora of common conditions. This service is free to children and adults who are exempt from prescription charges, thus avoiding unnecessary visits to the GP.


Established over 40 years ago Riddlesdown pharmacy provides an essential client centred service for the local community and with no other pharmacies nearby we need to make sure we use and keep it.


The RRA would ask that you use the Riddlesdown Pharmacy for your prescription service. Please give them a try and also help and support all our local shops in both Lower Barn Rd and Mitchley Ave which are a lifeline to many, especially the elderly. Thank you.


Footnote; Repeat Electronic prescriptions 

Increasingly, GP practices are using the Electronic Prescription Service (EPS). This allows repeat prescriptions to be sent electronically to the pharmacist or dispenser of the patient's choice. This should improve both efficiency and convenience for all concerned. Access to the relevant system is through the use of smart cards. A GP applies an electronic signature to the prescription by using the PIN number for their smart card. A prescription can be cancelled at any point up until it is dispensed. More details about this service should be available on the website of your GP practice or ask at your practice.


Why not leave a review about this excellent pharmacy on this NHS website?


DISCLAIMER

Every effort is made to ensure that the information on this website is factually correct but accuracy must not be assumed and no responsibility can be taken for any actions arising in the case of error or otherwise. This information on this site, is made in good faith. The RRA can in no way guarantee or endorse any of the services or retailers named on this website or any statements made. Please bring to the attention of the Website Editor, any inaccuracies or comments, by e-mailing us.


Updated 5/4/17


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