Old Coulsdon Residents' Association

Serving the community for over 80 years


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About OCRA

Brief History of OCRA

Joining OCRA

Who's Who in OCRA

Contact OCRA

OCRA Monthly Mails

OCRA Newsletter

OCRA Planning

OCRA Theatre Club

Police Advice

Safer Neighbourhoods Team

Reporting Local Problems

Information for Newcomers

Local Photographs

Council Services

Useful Links

Friends Groups

Friends of Bradmore Green Pond

Coulsdon Coppice Friends Group

Friends of Farthing Downs

Friends of Grange Park

Kenley Airfield Friends Group

Friends of Marlpit Lane Bowling Green

CLOC Friends Group

Contents A-Z

Site Map

Welcome to the Old Coulsdon Residents' Association website

Police Safer Neighbourhoods Team

Drop-in surgery

Friday 20th January 2.00 – 2.30 pm

Location: Old Coulsdon Centre for the Retired

Description: An indoor one-to-one consultation session.

For the latest SNT newsletter, click here.


Petrol Prices

Cheapest Unleaded at 5 stations within 5 miles



Purley Way, Waddon, Croydon, CR0 3JW

Sainsburys 4.76 miles away, recorded 15.01.17



Purley Road, Purley, CR8 2HA

Tesco Extra 2.06 miles away, recorded 15.01.17



Limpsfield Road, Warlingham, CR6 9LA

Esso 2.92 miles away, recorded 14.01.17



Brighton Road, Purley Oaks, Purley, CR8 2BA

Esso 2.78 miles away, recorded 15.01.17



Brighton Road, South Croydon, CR2 6AJ

Shell 3.34 miles away, recorded 15.01.17

Source: www.petrolprices.com


Travel News


Click here for information from Southern Railway.

For the latest Travel information and access to many useful sources of help and information, click here.

You can check services on:




For London Bus timetables and other bus information:


For more Coulsdon Travel News from the East Surrey Transport Committee, click here.


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Police Advice

Safer Neighbourhoods Team

The SNT send email alerts and a monthly Newsletter to residents registered to receive them. You can receive this information direct by sending an email to CoulsdonEast.snt@met.police.uk with (optionally) your name and address and your email details will be added to their distribution list.

Click here for the Coulsdon East Update for October.


Bogus traders

- Don’t be forced into making a quick decision on the doorstep.

- Get at least three quotes from local reputable companies who have reputations to maintain, and if possible seek recommendations.

- Only deal with firms with genuine verifiable telephone numbers and addresses. Beware of companies that only use mobile phone numbers and accommodation addresses.

- Anyone who signs a contract on the door step following a visit that was not arranged (unsolicited) does have 7 days in which to cancel it by law. All cancellation rights must be provided in writing to the customer at the time the contract is agreed, (usually on the doorstep). It is an offence not to do so.

- If you don’t want to speak to the trader don’t open your door to them. It can be hard to distinguish the good traders from the cowboys; it might be easier to keep the door closed. Do not allow uninvited callers into your home.

- Refuse to be taken to the bank to withdraw money. If you ever feel intimidated by them, close the door and call the Police.

- Never accept verbal quotes.


For more advice, click here.

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Waste Collection

The collection dates for the next month are:

W/c Mon. 2nd January Please check your Collection Day.

Blue week (paper) box, food waste container and landfill bin

W/c Mon. 9th January Please check your Collection Day.

Green week (glass) box, food waste container

W/c Mon. 16th January Please check your Collection Day.

Blue week (paper) box, food waste container and landfill bin

W/c Mon. 23rd January Please check your Collection Day.

Green week (glass) box, food waste container

W/c Mon. 30th January Please check your Collection Day.

Blue week (paper) box, food waste container and landfill bin


Collection Day - the Collection Day is now different depending on your street and you need to check the Council website and enter your details to find your day. Click here to check your Collection Day and print your own leaflet (sample here).

Clothes And Shoes Recycling - There is a box on Tudor Parade (on corner of Placehouse Lane). Any old clothes and pairs of shoes that you are throwing out just need to be put in a bag on top of your recycling box each week.

Neighbourhood Recycling Centre And Household Re-Use And Recycling - our nearest centre is at Purley Oaks open Monday to Sunday: 8.00 am to 3.30 pm.

Green Waste - Collections will begin again in w/c 17th April 2017 if you pay again – discount if you pay before 6th February 2017 – see Council website here . OCRA (and other local RAs) are urging the Council to improve this service by extending the collection period, ideally making it all year round. The Council have confirmed this will happen, but not until 2018 when a new contract will take effect.


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City Commons

All seven of our commons have won national awards that recognise the quality of our green space management. We received the Green Flag award for all sites and will proudly fly the flags! We couldn’t achieve this gold standard without the support of our volunteers.

City Commons

Click on the links for the City Commons website for:

Coulsdon Common

Farthing Downs

They issue a monthly newsletter which you can read here with details of all the activities on the Commons.


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OCRA Weather

This weather forecast for the OCRA area is generated by the Met Office.


OCRAtrade is a list of local tradespeople who have been recommended on the OCRA Facebook page in response to “Does anyone know someone who can...?” questions. It's the nearest to a personal recommendation that we can provide. Click here to view.


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OCRA Monthly E-mail

The January e-mail has been sent to subscribers and members of our OCRA Facebook Group. You can read this and back issues by clicking here. To subscribe to receive them direct send a message to:


You have our promise that your e-mail details will not be passed on to anyone else. You will be able to unsubscribe if you find you don't want to receive them.


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OCRA on Facebook

Don't forget that you can follow OCRA on Facebook to keep up-to-date with the news and chat to other local people about issues that concern you. Over 1,300 people do this already. Just click here to join the group.


Help OCRA When Buying Online

If you are buying online, please help us raise money for OCRA funds. Sign up and use easyfundraising.org.uk to shop online with many different companies, including Amazon and Tesco Direct, and a contribution will be made to OCRA funds. They offer a Donation Reminder which tells you when you are on a site that donates. Click this link to go to their website.


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OCRA Noticeboard

Lacey Green Noticeboard Photo: Nigel Rea

The Noticeboard at Lacey Green is maintained by OCRA and we publish our notices there. Other posters can be displayed by request to this email address. The Noticeboard on Tudor Parade is maintained by Rotary Club of Coulsdon Manor.

As well as contact details for OCRA, we publish details of 'What's On in Old Coulsdon' there. 27/03/2016

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OCRA Road Stewards

The following roads currently have no road stewards because of retirements or ill health:

93–135 (odd) and 64-104 (even) Waddington Avenue

42 Newsletters

All Of Lacey Green Plus 143–169 (odd), 169A&B, 171,173,175,177, 122,124, Plus Lacey Lodge & Gayfere House In Tollers Lane

41 Newsletters

2–36 (even) and 3–65 (odd) Waddington Avenue Plus Thorncroft Close

61 Newsletters

3 -9, 13 -31, & 2 – 62 Keston Avenue

47 Newsletters

We really need volunteers who live in or close to those roads to become an OCRA Road Steward who will deliver their Newsletters three times per year and collect £2 subscription once a year.



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Updated 17/01/17

© OCRA 2017