Annual General Meeting
Agenda. Full details in your Spring Newsletter. Boudicca
Rising and Tony Jenkins of the South Norwood Animal Rescue
and Liberty (SNARL)
are coming to talk to us. They will be talking about their
animal rescue work and will also give us an update on the
search for the cat killer and how you can help.
will be followed by the formal AGM for OCRA members only.
3 April 2017 you need a permit to use any of the three
Household Reuse and Recycling Centres (HRRCs) in Croydon
(aka 'The Dump'). Details on the Council website here.
There has been no prior notice of this change or discussion
with Residents' Associations.
Council have announced that they plan to re-introduce one
hour free parking on Brighton Road in Coulsdon from Monday
3rd July when new parking meters will be installed. For the
full statement, click here.
We hope this is in response to the objections from the
local Residents' Associations to the reduction to 30 mins
imposed last year.
SGN will be working in Reddown Road and Fairdene Road to
replace the remaining section of gas pipes not replaced a
few years ago. 3 way signals will be at Reddown Road /
Fairdene Road from 6 to 22 March followed by 2 way signals
along Fairdene Road until 13 June.
Croydon’s Highways team together with its principal
contractor Kier, will shortly be commencing iron work
repairs on the above road. The works are scheduled to be
implemented 13 to 14 March 2017. Due to the locations and
nature of these works it is inevitable that some disruption
will occur between 21:30hrs-05:30hrs when the works are
being carried out. For this reason it is recommended that
where possible you use alternative routes, or allow extra
time to complete your journey. Additionally to enable the
works to be completed with the least inconvenient to the
residents, appropriate traffic management plan will be in
place. Pedestrian access will not be affected whilst the
works are taking place.
Water will be installing a PRV valve on Coulsdon Road
between Marlpit Lane and the parade of shops during the
Easter break. They will work under 2-way signals from 3
April for 1 week and will then work on the footway and
verge for another week. TfL will be suspending the bus stop
be closed from 12 to 13 April 2017 (making use of school
holidays) for carriageway repairs. The closure will be
between Coulsdon Road and Court Avenue.
Coulsdon East resident,
have a policy to introduce 20mph on all roads across the
Borough with the only exception being arterial roads such
as Coulsdon Road and Marlpit Lane.
There will be
a Council Consultation starting on January 18th to February
15th with a leaflet delivered to each house. This is a
different method of consultation from that carried out in
the north of the borough. You will be responding as Zone 5
(Coulsdon, Kenley, Purley, Sanderstead and Waddon).
Do you want
this blanket approach?
Councillors we are fully supportive of Residents who have
requested a lower speed limit in roads such as Woodplace
Lane where speeding has caused accidents.
But we do not
believe a blanket approach is in the interest of
* At low speeds pollution is greater
20mph increases journey times and generally causes
* The Police have said at Scrutiny on 20mph
zones that they would not enforce it
* Pedestrians have
a false sense of security
* Present school zones will
lose their 20mph significance
* A majority of accidents
occur on major roads which are not to be covered
scheme will not prevent inconsiderate and bad drivers who
are the cause of many accidents.
cost……£300,000 to implement just our
Zone and £1,500,000 for the whole scheme at a time
when services are being cut.
To have your say you will
need to respond to the consultation as non reply will be
taken as acceptance of the scheme
Please let us know if
you do not receive the information from the Council or if
you have any questions.
Cllr.James Thompson -
Cllr.Chris Wright –
Coulsdon East Councillors
Unleaded at 5 stations within 5 miles
Waddon, Croydon, CR0 3JW
BURGH HEATH AUTOMAT
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Way, Wallington, Croydon, CR0 4XS
MOGADOR SERVICE STATION
Road, Kingswood, Tadworth, KT20 6SU
TREE SF CONNECT
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information from Southern Railway.
the latest Travel information and access to many useful
sources of help and information, click here.
can check services on:
London Bus timetables and other bus information:
more Coulsdon Travel News from the East Surrey Transport
Committee, click here.
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
(optionally) your name and address and your email details will
be added to their distribution list.
for the Coulsdon East Update for January.
We have been made
aware of dangerous parking on the shopping parade at Lacey
Green and potential safety implications this can have on
pedestrians using the crossing. Cllr. Bird has been into
contact with us regarding the problems and arranged a meeting
with ourselves and Croydon Parking design team to try and find
solutions for the issues.
The meeting took
place on the 1st February 2017 and was productive as lots of
issues around the parking problems were discussed. The Council
said they would put cycle lock posts (like the black ones near
the post box) on the pavement where the zebra crossing is.
These will be placed adjacent to the crossing so they don't
stop access for wheelchairs/mobility scooter users but will
hopefully limit access for the vehicles parking dangerously.
Hopefully this will be done by the end of March.
They also said
they will try to get a loading bay put in. This will need
various permissions so will take longer if agreed. If a
loading bay is put in then the shop owners can use that for
deliveries and negate the need to parking in front of their
shops. CCTV was discussed but unfortunately is not a long term
option due to cost. We also suggested the parking on the road
down to the Tollers Estate is time limited creating more space
for vehicles by stopping
people parking there for very long periods. The planning team
advised this will be considered.
We have spoken to
all shop owners regarding the above plans and the reasons why
they are being put in place and provided leaflets for their
delivery drivers. We hope these changes progress quickly
making the area safer for all pedestrians who use it.
have made us aware of a potential scam and we would like you
aware of it.
Two males wearing
Amicus Horizon identification knocked on a door in nearby
Caterham and stated “we are taking possession of your
property” due to the rent arrears and hand delivered a
No visit had been
organised by Income or Housing Management teams and the letter
would have been delivered via first class post before any
If this happens
to you or any vulnerable neighbours then please contact Amicus
Horizon to verify the visit. If in doubt then please call
MetTrace is a
Metropolitan Police Service (MPS) operation to help residents
make their homes more secure by providing crime prevention
advice and SmartWater® packs to one in seven London homes.
Each pack uses a
unique forensic code so stolen property can be traced back to
rightful owners. Once applied it's almost impossible to remove
and can only be seen under UV light. Police routinely scan
property recovered or handed to them for traces of SmartWater.
Helps make homes
more secure by deterring burglars by displaying the SmartWater
deterrent door/window stickers. You can find out more
information direct from SmartWater;
this will be for full price.
If you are a
member of your local Neighbourhood Watch Scheme you can
benefit by purchasing the kits at around 1/3 of the regular
price, see https://shop.smartwater.com/london-nhw.
East Neighbourhood Policing Team
- 020 8721 2059
more advice, click here.
collection dates for the next month are:
Mon. 3rd April Please check your Collection Day.
week (glass) box, food waste container
Mon. 10th April Please check your Collection Day.
week (paper) box, food waste container and landfill bin
Mon. 17th February Please check your Collection Day.
week (glass) box, food waste container
Mon. 25th April Please check your Collection Day.
week (paper) box, food waste container and landfill bin
the Collection Day is 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 leaflet (sample here).
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.
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.
Collections will begin again in w/c 17th April 2017 if you pay
again – 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
a new contract will take effect.
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.
on the links for the City Commons website for:
issue a monthly
which you can read here
with details of all the activities on the Commons.
supports the Open Spaces Society who campaign to protect the
Green Belt etc. For their latest newsletter, click here.
weather forecast for the OCRA area is generated by the Met
The Spring 2017
OCRA Newsletter has been printed and is being distributed to
our Road Stewards. They will be delivering a copy to every
household in Old Coulsdon shortly.
They will also be
calling to collect the £2.00 OCRA Subscription for 2017.
It will help if you have the correct money ready.
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
The March e-mail
has been sent to subscribers and members of our OCRA Facebook
Group. You can read this and back issues by clicking here.
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OCRA When Buying Online
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.
Lacey Green Noticeboard Photo: Nigel Rea
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
following roads currently have no road stewards because of
retirements or ill health:
(odd) and 64-104 (even) Waddington Avenue
(even) and 3–65 (odd) Waddington Avenue Plus Thorncroft
Of Lacey Green Plus 143–169 (odd), 169A&B,
171,173,175,177, 122,124, Plus Lacey Lodge & Gayfere House
In Tollers Lane
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