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Fairfield Halls Plans
21/11/2016 09:50:00......Posted by Helen Pollard

At a meeting to discuss Labour's plans Fairfield Halls.  The opening date has been put back and there is no planning application yet.

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Lost views
25/03/2017 17:36:00.......Posted by Helen Pollard


Met residents in Green Dragon House and the surrounding area today.  They are very disappointed about the Council's decision to allow a tower block to be built outside their windows.  The picture shows the view they will be losing



Ashburton Library
24/03/2017 17:43:00.......Posted by Helen Pollard

Went to a public meeting about the new occupants of the Ashburton Library building.  Nisai Group and Fit-2-Learn will be using the building to provide education to pupils from Croydon and South London who are not able to be educated in mainstream schools.  Many will have special needs, attendance issues or behavioural issues.  They hope the building and park will be a good setting for pupils to learn.



Planning Meeting
24/03/2017 11:55:00.......Posted by Helen Pollard


Attended a Planning Meeting about an application in Scarbrook Road



A Mystery….
19/03/2017 09:40:00.......Posted by Helen Pollard

On 5th March I received reports of new posts being put up in the Chatsworth Road area.

Chatsworth Road and its side roads are in area 4 for the 20 mph zones consultation as per the Council’s website

The statutory consultation took place between 18/1/17 and 15/2/17. 

A decision about whether to go ahead with the 20mph zones in area 4 is due to be taken on 9th May 2017.

Since 5th March I have sent a number of emails to the Council, but so far, no one has advised me what these posts are for. 

So, has the Council already decided to go ahead with the scheme?  Was the consultation a tick box exercise?  If so, were residents wasting their time responding because the decision had already been made?

If you have a view on the 20mph zone you might want to speak at the Traffic Management Committee on 9th May.

Here are extracts from the Council’s website:

If you wish to attend and address the meeting, further information on attendance may be obtained by contacting Victoria Lower (Members’ Services Manager) after 2 May 2017 by telephoning 020 8726 6000 ext. 14773. Please note any requests to be added to the speakers list cannot be taken before that date.

All objections will be reported to Council Members for their consideration at the meeting of the Traffic Management Advisory Committee scheduled to take place on 9 May 2017, following which objectors will be notified of the outcome.  The outcome will also be placed on this webpage as a further update.

What are the next steps?

  • All objections received will be evaluated and where appropriate (in light of any objections) the proposal may be amended before being included as part of an objections report which will be considered by the Councils Traffic Management Advisory Committee meeting in May 2017. 
  • The Committee will make a recommendation to the Cabinet Member for Transport and Environment on whether or not the scheme should be proceeded with for any/all of the three areas i.e. areas 3, 4 and 5.  
  • The Cabinet Member will make the final decision on whether or not to continue with implementation of the proposal for any/all areas.
  • If the decision is to implement the scheme, the council will prepare the design work and implementation will be commenced.




Arts Question Time
16/03/2017 18:24:00.......Posted by Helen Pollard


Attended a question time event organised but South Croydon Community Association (SCCA).  A very good evening of discussion about the arts in Croydon.  There were some challenging questions and thoughful answers from the panel.  It was a shame Croydon's Cabinet Member for Culture could not find time to attend this event.

Well done to SCCA for such a well-organised and timely event.



Addiscombe Grove
13/03/2017 20:41:00.......Posted by Helen Pollard


Went to the public consultation about the plans for a development of affordable housing in a high rise development in Addiscombe Grove.  Here's a photo.  Planning application to be submitted in the April.



Cabinet Agenda
13/03/2017 18:18:00.......Posted by Helen Pollard

Met with colleagues to review the Cabinet papers that had just been circulated.  It was good to see that the Scrutiny Committee had recommended changes to the Council's approach for the redvelopment of Surrey Street.



Old Town
09/03/2017 20:58:00.......Posted by Helen Pollard

I was in Old Town this evening and spotted a number of fly tips that I reported to the Council.  Also saw a member of the Police Safer Neighbourhood team who was knocking on doors offering 'smart water' security to residents.  It is good to see the Police playing such an active part in preventing crime.



Spring Cleaning
04/03/2017 18:35:00.......Posted by Helen Pollard


Today I led a team of residents as we cleaned up Lloyd Park.  This initiative was part of the Great British Spring Clean and similar clean ups were taking place in other Croydon parks.  In the space of 1.5 hours a team of us gathered many bags of rubbish and cleaned up a huge pile of rubbish next to the recycling bins in the car park.  Thanks to everyone who came along to help!



John Ruskin College
28/02/2017 10:06:00.......Posted by Helen Pollard

Attended a strategy day for governors of John Ruskin College.  Interesting discussions about apprenticeships.  Some good ideas developed to take the College forward



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