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Cllr  Sara  Bashford
Cllr  Dudley  Mead
Cllr  Phil  Thomas
 

1 hour free parking
11/07/2017 09:22:00......Posted by Sara Bashford

Selsdon district centre will benefit from 1 hours free parking, which is an improvement to the previous 30 minutes. It was felt that 30 minutes didn’t allow shoppers to do everything they needed and now there won’t be so much watch checking to see if you need to get back to the car.

We hope this will encourage more people to shop in Selsdon and visit the excellent coffee shops, restaurants and other valued services we have.

 

 

 
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Post Office re-location
17/07/2017 08:34:00.......Posted by Sara Bashford

 

The Post Office have confirmed that the Selsdon Post Office will be moved to Tudor Library at 244 Addington Road.

Posters are being displayed in branch to let customers know about this decision. They are currently making the final arrangements for the move and further posters will be provided in branch soon to let customers know the actual date the move will take place.

There is also information on the Post Office website at postofficeviews.co.uk.  When entering the website you will be asked to enter the code for this branch: 11001399

 


 

Paint Purley Purple Launch
13/07/2017 17:01:00.......Posted by Sara Bashford

 
 

Yesterday I was very pleased to attend the launch of Paint Purley Purple.

PPP takes place for a week in September and raises the profile of the work carried out by the South East Cancer Help Centre, who are based at Tesco's in Purley. They do a huge amount of good work supporting people with cancer and their families and friends. We are very pleased to be able to donate £1000 from our ward budget to this excellent service as it benefits many Selsdon and Ballards residents.

 


 

More Road works on Addington Road
11/07/2017 14:39:00.......Posted by Sara Bashford

The Council have provided us with the following information about some major road works, which I am sure will cause disruption, so best avoided if possible:-

SGN are due to replace a gas main located within Addington Road. These works will carried out under two-ways signals which will be manually controlled during peak times and when else required. SGN will work extended hours during this time. Works will start Monday 17th July and run for four weeks for phase one of these works.

Phase One: Weeks 1 to 4 – TM will be 2 way lights from O/S 24 Addington Road to Mountwood Close.

There are further phases which total ten weeks to span over the school summer holidays and into September. Information on the next phase will be sent as an update.

SGN are arranging a drop centre to take place before the more disruptive works start so residents can pop in and discuss the works progress and the next phase. Date and location TBC.

Affected residents of Addington Road were letter dropped on the 6th July with a further letter drop for nearby side streets posted yesterday.

 


 

London Youth Games
11/07/2017 09:24:00.......Posted by Sara Bashford

 
 

I was really pleased to attend the London Youth Games finals on Sunday. Croydon came 8th overall and put in an amazing performance in a wide variety of sports. I was pleased to be able to be present when our team received their medals for second place in the Aquathon.

Well done to all our young peole who took place and represented the Borough.

 

 


 

LGBCE - Recommendations and how they affect Selsdon and Ballards
04/07/2017 16:06:00.......Posted by Sara Bashford

The Local Government Boundary Review Commission has published its final recommendations for Croydon. Details can be found at http://www.lgbce.org.uk/

For Selsdon and Ballards it does mean a change as the current ward won’t exist from May 2018 (unless Parliament disagrees with the outcomes). There will be two new wards – Selsdon Vale and Forestdale and Selsdon and Addington Village.

In summary the changes are:

1.       Selsdon Vale and Forestdale ward will be mostly south of Addington Road eg Ravenshead Close, Selsdon Vale and Forestdale.

2.       Selsdon and Addington Village will include homes north of the Addington Road eg Littleheath Road, Ballards and the roads to Addington Village.

3.       There will be a few roads that will move into Sanderstead ward eg Norfolk Avenue.

If you want more details the website will provide it, but we hope that these changes will not affect the representation you have had for the last few years.

 


 

Addington Road - works on 5th July
30/06/2017 15:04:00.......Posted by Sara Bashford

Due to a faulty cover needing replacing, Thames water will be installing two-way signals in Addington road (near Selsdon crescent). These works will take place for one day between 09:30-14:30 on Wednesday 5th July.

 


 

Councillor's Ward Budget - Funding available.
27/06/2017 13:29:00.......Posted by Sara Bashford

We are pleased to be able to support, via the Councillors Ward Budget, local groups who provide a service to our community. If you are a local group who is looking for one off funding for a specific project, please do get in contact with us and let us know if we can help.

If you have a project you would like considered or you want more information please send an email to sara.bashford@croydon.gov.uk

 


 

MIdsummer Woodland Family Fundraiser
20/06/2017 07:00:00.......Posted by Sara Bashford

 
 

I thought this may be of interest as it sounds like a fun family event.

 


 

Car Crime - Be Alert
31/05/2017 16:18:00.......Posted by Sara Bashford

We have received the following advice from our local police team and wanted to share it with you:-

 

We wish to bring to your attention that there has been an increase in vehicle crime in the Selsdon and Ballards area. Vehicle crime has occurred in Croham Valley Road, Chapel View, Ballards Way, Ashen Vale and Dove Close.


We are letting you know about these incidents so that you can take action to protect your vehicle: 

 

  • Ensure your vehicle is left locked and secured with no valuables left inside. However, if valuables are left inside then they should not be left on display. In particular mobile phones, laptop computers, coats and bags are often too great a temptation to passing criminals

  • If your stereo can be removed please make sure you do

  • If your vehicle has any security devices, always ensure that they are fitted and/or activated whenever you leave your vehicle unattended, no matter how briefly you are away

  • If you have a garage, please park your vehicle inside. If not try to park it in a well-lit area, which is not concealed from public view

  • Thieves may break into houses in order to get vehicle keys: ensure you don’t keep your keys in an obvious place, for example visible/accessible via a letterbox


    If you see anyone acting suspiciously then please call the police. You will be asked for a description of the suspect, details of their clothing, vehicle index numbers and where they are or what direction they have gone.

    If you have any information about vehicle crime or any other crime, then please contact the police via the following telephone numbers:

  • In an emergency always call 999

  • To report a crime please call 101

  • For advice: Selsdon & Ballards Local Policing Team: 020 8721  2464

  • e-mail: Selsdon.Ballards.snt@met.police.uk

  • CrimeStoppers: 0800 500 111. Your call is free, you do not have to give your name and you may receive a reward 

    If we can assist with further advice please contact us on the above details or visit www.met.police.uk/crimeprevention for further crime prevention advice

     

 


 

Local Plan Hearing - Selsdon Park Hotel
23/05/2017 21:49:00.......Posted by Sara Bashford

Today I spoke at the Local Plan hearing against Selsdon Park Hotel’s wish to take the hotel buildings and the land up to the golf course out of Green Belt. In requesting this de-designation it will allow the owners the ability to extend the hotel beyond its current size without restriction.

Much as I don’t want to stop improvements I do feel it is important to keep the Green Belt safe and ensure that development is kept to the same foot print of the current buildings (including the outbuildings).

We need to keep the Green Belt safe and preserve its visual amenity for generations to come. 

 


 

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 Older Blog Posts
19/05/2017
Old Farleigh Road - Road works Part 2
19/05/2017
Old Farleigh Road - Road Works
24/04/2017
Road repairs
10/04/2017
Waste permits - What a joke.
20/03/2017
Thames Water works in Kersey Drive
16/03/2017
Wet paint - a hazardous material!
15/03/2017
Spring Walk in Selsdon Wood
15/03/2017
More road works...........
01/03/2017
A guided walk of discovery
28/02/2017
Tram works - 8th to 18th April
28/02/2017
Arkwright Road / Church Way urgent road works
28/02/2017
Council Tax up by 4.99%
24/02/2017
New trees - will Selsdon and Ballards get any?
14/02/2017
Yet more disruption - Coombe Lane
08/02/2017
Even more dispution - Addington Road / Ashen Vale
08/02/2017
Urgent works - Old Farleigh Road
06/02/2017
Road works in Addington Road from 23rd February
04/02/2017
Run, Hide, Tell
26/01/2017
A sad day - flats approved on Croham Valley Road.
25/01/2017
Yorkshire Building Society to close in Selsdon.
20/01/2017
How to object - 20MPH Zone
19/01/2017
20 MPH consultation in Selsdon and Ballards
19/01/2017
Selsdon and Ballards welcomes the new Borough Commander
12/01/2017
Primary application deadline
22/12/2016
Season's greetings
15/12/2016
Christmas rubbish collection
06/12/2016
MInd shop burglary
04/12/2016
Graffiti
04/12/2016
Christmas parking in Croydon
17/11/2016
UKPN priority scheme
 
 
 
 
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