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Norbury Tories out in huge numbers today, engaging with the community!
18/11/2017 15:30:00......Posted by Blake O'Donnell

 
 

Team #Norbury #Conservatives were out in huge numbers this morning!!

As a result, we spoke to hundreds of residents in the area, and reported some items of fly tipping to the council, that our team encountered during the campaign session!

Chris Philp, MP for Croydon South, and Steve O'Connell who is the GLA member for Croydon and Sutton, also joined the team out today, speaking to residents on the door, and offering their assistance!

Amazing turnout, passion, and commitment shown from Team Norbury Conservatives today, despite the cold wet weather, energy remained high, and the team remained determined to help residents in the area!

We are thoroughly enjoying our campaign talking, and helping as many residents in Norbury as possible, and welcome anyone who would like to join us on our quest!

Cllr Tim Pollard, Group Leader for the Croydon Conservatives, unfortunately came across some fly tipping whilst canvassing on Kensington Avenue, Norbury. 

Unfortunately it is not unusual to find fly-tipping in this road and area, Team Norbury Conservatives will be keeping an eye out, and continue to report further cases to the council, and ensure they take the appropriate action!

Croydon Labour Led Council, sadly do not have this terrible, and growing issue of fly tipping under control in Norbury, and in Croydon as a whole! It continues to blight and tarnish the communities’ reputation as a result

If you have any problems you need assistance with, or would like to join Team Norbury Conservatives, please get in contact:

Email: Norbury@CroydonConservatives.com

Follow us on Twitter for regular local updates: @NorburyTories

 
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Northwood Road Recreation Ground: Neglected for too long
18/04/2018 11:26:00.......Posted by Ola Kolade

 
 

Residents around Northwood Road will be families with Northwood Road Recreation Ground, a small playground in a neighbourhood with many young families. Unfortunately, it has been neglected by Croydon's Labour Council. It isn't properly cleaned and upkept, and fly-tips are allowed to fester around it. It is in no fit state, and this is shameful.

Worse, it isn't just being neglected - Labour's local plan has removed local protections from it, leaving it vulnerable to inappropriate development. We need quality playgrounds for the young - which is why I am campaigning to protect Northwood Playground from development, and to rescue it from neglect.

 


 

Green Lane Sports Ground Under Threat
11/04/2018 16:18:00.......Posted by Blake O'Donnell

 
 

The lovely Green Lane Sports Ground is one of the 31 parks and open spaces to have lost its protections under the Labour local plans.

This is a real cause for concern for residents – Green Lane Sports Ground is a great place for sports and for walking pets, as well as an important open place for children to play away from the streets. It also has stunning views of Norbury, Norwood and Crystal Palace.

I was shocked when I heard Labour had put it at risk of being concreted over, and if elected I will work tirelessly to keep it safe for future generations.

 


 

Norbury Park residents working together to prevent crime
21/02/2018 13:18:00.......Posted by Blake O'Donnell

 
 

The Norbury Conservatives and I have been speaking with residents and local businesses in Norbury Park over the last few months. There have been a number of gang murders and attempted murders in the area using knives, which have deeply upset and disturbed the community. 

Local Businesses such as ‘Niki’s Café’, ‘The Bar-B-Q Pit’, ‘Green Lane Tyres’, ‘Ocean Breeze Fish Bar’ and 'Corners Chicken & Ribs’ on Green Lane, and local residents have continuously expressed concern about the increasing amount of violent crime, loitering and anti-social behaviour around the shops and restaurants on Green Lane and the surrounding area. The current atmosphere is discouraging residents from using these amenities, which in turn affects their businesses as a result. 

Steve O’Connell the Conservative GLA member for Croydon and Sutton, supported by the Norbury Conservatives, organised the public meeting with the Metropolitan Police Borough Commander for Croydon Jeff Boothe. The meeting was held at St Oswald's Church, on the 7th December 2017. Local residents and business owners were able to put their concerns to the police directly about crime in the area, the meeting had a very impressive 70+ members of the local community in attendance! It is very clear Norbury has a very passionate and active community; the Norbury Conservatives want to actively help encourage and develop this passion into positive change for the local community as a whole. 

The police confirmed that they are, together with the help of the local community, clamping down on gang violence, loitering and antisocial behaviour in and around Green Lane, and CCTV cameras are being installed.

The Police stated that their teams jointly rely on residents to report suspicious and antisocial behaviour directly to them for action and concentrate on areas of concern. 

The most effective way to do this is via Twitter by tweeting your complaint or concern directly to @MPSUpperNorwood or @MPSNorbury. This enables the local police team to understand what is of main concern locally and concentrate their effort and action more effectively. 

The Norbury Conservatives encourage local residents to form or join community groups such as a neighbourhood watch scheme. It is an excellent information gathering process for local residents which keeps them informed and up to date with local issues, so together as a community in conjunction with local police teams, we can all help improve our community for the better!

We take the issue of crime extremely seriously and will be working with the community and the police to try and dramatically reduce crime in the area. It is not acceptable that residents do not feel safe answering their doors or letting their children outside the house unaccompanied. We hope to make this a thing of the past. 

Below are a list of useful contact details to enable residents to report issues. 

Non Urgent Number for the Metropolitan Police

101

Neighbourhood Watch Liaison Officer

Email: nhw@cbnwa.com Website:www.cbnwa.com/

Croydon Fire Station, 90 Old Town, CR0 1AR

RSPCA

0300 1234 999

Croydon Council Online Reporting

You can report faults, fly tipping etc.via the council WEB site

www.croydon.gov.uk/doitonline

Abandoned vehicles

020 8726 7100

This number is for reporting abandoned vehicles to the

council avs.parking@croydon.gov.uk

Crime statistics

www.police.uk/

Crime stoppers

0800 555 111

If you want to give information about crime anonymously

Croydon Council Careline

020 8654 7166

Croydon Council Parking Enforcement

020 8760 1966

Croydon Council Dog Warden

020 8726 6200

For dog related issues, noise, waste or dangerous. doginfo@croydon.gov.uk

Council housing - nuisance and threatening behaviour

To report Antisocial behaviour from council tenants housing@croydon.gov.uk

Croydon Council Antisocial Behaviour Team

020 8726 6000

To report all forms of antisocial behaviour ASBTeam@croydon.gov.uk

Croydon Police Website

www.met.police.uk/croydon

Croydon Trading Standards

020 8407 1309

Or 020 8407 1311

Drugs/Syringes

020 8726 6200

To report any drugs or syringes found in a public place contact Environmental reporting and ask for street scene.

Fly tipping

020 8726 6200

For all fly tipping problems

flytip@croydon.gov.uk

Graffiti

020 726 6100

You can also report it to the council via email at

graffiti@croydon.gov.uk

Noise problems

020 8726 6200

This number is for calls from 8:30am - 4:45pm, otherwise

call the Croydon Council Switch board 020 8726 6000

Report a scam/fraud

www.actionfraud.police.uk/

Safer Neighbourhood Team

020 8721 2477

Norbury.snt@met.police.uk

Safer Neighbourhood website

www.met.police.uk/saferneighbourhoods

Street lighting

0800 028 5986

Customer serviceteam@skanska.co.uk

Trading Standards

www.tradingstandards.gov.uk/

Victim support

020 8681 7711

www.victimsupport.gov.uk/

Environmental reporting

020 8726 6200

Including household waste and recycling etc

Register your valuables

www.immobilise.com

 

 


 

Ofsted Crisis - Vanessa Feltz Radio Interview with Labours Norbury Park Candidate 'Cllr Alisa Flemming'
02/02/2018 11:39:00.......Posted by Ola Kolade

 
 

Vanessa Feltz has this morning held Norbury Park Labour's Cllr Alisa Flemming to account for her role in the Ofsted crisis - impacting our most vulnerable children in Croydon.

Listen. Share. Sign our petition calling on her and Cllr Tony Newman to resign:

http://croydonconservatives.com/news_search_results_detail.…

Direct Link for the Radio Interview: 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3T5ymlSzkqs&feature=youtu.be

 


 

Northwood Children's Community Playground
28/01/2018 19:03:00.......Posted by Blake O'Donnell

 
 

Another week, another campaign session! 
The #Norbury #Conservatives are very eager to continue our mission, and speak to as many residents in Norbury, #Croydon as possible! The weather was bitterly cold, but this did not deter the team!

During our first campaigning session of the day, the team unfortunately came across a very run-down, heavily littered, kids playground!

'Northwood Playground' has a lot of potential; it is a big open space, with a nice variety of equipment the local community could enjoy. 
Unfortunately, the whole playground looks very rundown, and was a complete mess with lots of litter everywhere, not exactly enticing our younger residents to enjoy! 
It's such a shame, the local residents deserve better, and It's very clear our current local labour councillors are not on top of such issues!

Youth crime is worryingly increasing in the area, it is therefore all the more important for our local councillors to invest and maintain public spaces such as these for all to enjoy, hopefully helping with the effort to deter our younger generation in Croydon from getting involved with crime!

The team have reported the litter in the kid’s playground to the Council, and we will of course keep track of it, and make sure the Council take the necessary action ASAP!

Feedback our team receives on the door continues to be very positive; we enjoy engaging with local residents in Norbury.

The Norbury Conservatives have held two public meetings in Norbury recently, the first with the Metropolitan Police borough commander Jeff Boothe, on the 7th December 2017, over 70 local residents attended this public meeting concerning youth crime!

Full summary video of the Police public meeting held on the 7th December 2017: 

https://www.facebook.com/NorburyTories/videos/370506770064403/

Our second most recent meeting, was held on the 18th January 2018; this was with the Croydon Conservatives group leader for the Council, Cllr Tim Pollard. Over 40 residents attended this meeting, and helps reminds us how passionate the local community is in Norbury, Croydon!

Full summary video of our public meeting held on the 18th January 2018: 
https://youtu.be/JymL99-qSH4

What has become very clear listening to residents, is the very high level of frustration local residents feel in Norbury! 

A lady who attended our public meeting with Cllr Tim Pollard on the 18th January 2018, spoke out of her frustration for not being listened to by her local Labour councillors in Norbury. 

"When it comes to saying what's on my mind, and having someone to listen, it helps!"

The Norbury Conservatives are always here to listen and help wherever possible, if you need assistance with anything, or you would like to join the team and get involved, please do get in touch:

Email: Norbury@CroydonConservatives.com
Twitter: @NorburyTories

 


 

Tonight's Norbury Conservatives Public Meeting Summary
18/01/2018 23:20:00.......Posted by Ola Kolade

 
 

The Norbury Conservatives have held two public meetings in Norbury recently, the first with the Metropolitan Police borough commander Jeff Boothe, on the 7th December 2017, over 70 local residents attended this public meeting concerning youth crime!

Our second most recent meeting held this evening, with the Croydon Conservatives group leader for the Council, Cllr Tim Pollard.

Over 40 residents attended this meeting, and helps reminds us how passionate the local community is in Norbury, Croydon!

Full summary video of our public meeting held on the 18th January 2018: 
https://youtu.be/JymL99-qSH4

What has become very clear listening to residents is the very high level of frustration local residents feel in Norbury! 

A woman, who attended our public meeting with Cllr Tim Pollard on the 18th January 2018, spoke out of her frustration for not being listened to by her local Labour councillors in Norbury. 

"When it comes to saying what's on my mind, and having someone to listen, it helps!"

The Norbury Conservatives are always here to listen and help wherever possible, if you need assistance with anything, or you would like to join the team and get involved, please do get in touch:

Email: Norbury@CroydonConservatives.com
Twitter: @NorburyTories

 


 

Norbury Public Meeting Tonight!
18/01/2018 07:24:00.......Posted by Ola Kolade

 
 

Senior Croydon Conservative Councillors invite you to meet with them and the Norbury Conservatives to discuss Croydon issues of concern at a public meeting to be held in St Oswalds Church Hall.

Come and ask …..
Where’s Westfield?
Why are the Labour Council’s children’s services rated ‘inadequate’?
Why is the Council's planning committee approving everything no matter how awful?
What’s happening to Fairfield Halls?
Why are the streets so filthy?
Why is our Council Tax at a record high?
Anything else on your mind!

The public meeting is being held at St Oswalds Church Hall tonight, between 18:30 - 20:30.

We look forward to seeing you later,
All welcome!

 


 

Happy New Year Norbury!
13/01/2018 17:44:00.......Posted by Blake O'Donnell

 
 

Happy New Year #Croydon
After a short Christmas break, the team is very eager to get back to work, and reach out to as many members of the #Norbury #Community as possible!

First task for the team is to invite as many members of the Norbury Community as possible to our public meeting taking place on the 18th January 2018.
Over the course of the last few weeks, we have hand delivered over 7000 leaflets, well done team! 🙂

Delivering leaflets to the whole of Norbury in one go, helps reminds the team how beautiful and varied this wonderful part of Croydon is!

Senior Croydon Conservative Councillors invite you to meet with them and the Norbury Conservatives to discuss Croydon issues of concern at a public meeting to be held in St Oswald’s Church Hall.

Come and ask …..
Where’s Westfield?
Why are the Labour Council’s children’s services rated ‘inadequate’?
Why is the Council's planning committee approving everything no matter how awful?
What’s happening to Fairfield Halls?
Why are the streets so filthy?
Why is our Council Tax at a record high?
Anything else on your mind!

Full details of the meeting is as follows:

Thursday 18th January 2018
18:30-20:30
St Oswald’s Church Hall

We look forward to meeting you on the 18th January 2018! 
All welcome.

If you would like to join the team, and assist with our campaign, please get in touch!

Email: Norbury@CroydonConservatives.com
Twitter: @NorburyTories
Croydon Conservatives

 

 


 

Fly-Tipping Engulfing Norbury!
09/12/2017 16:46:00.......Posted by Ola Kolade

 
 

Despite the very cold weather in #Norbury today, our team were again out speaking to hundreds of residents in the area, finding out their concerns, and offering our assistance wherever possible!

Unfortunately, we came across very high levels of fly tipping, and rubbish engulfing Norbury Avenue in particular today! It is such a shame that this part of Norbury has become 'known' for having very high levels of fly tipping and rubbish.

I have reported all of the fly tipping and rubbish we came across directly to the council, and our team has reported all items of fly tipping we came across during our campaign session. We have in addition asked Labour Councillor Stuart Collins, the Cabinet member responsible for the removal of fly tipping within #Croydon, to take direct action as a matter of urgency!

The residents of Norbury deserve better than this, the Labour run Croydon council claim to remove all items of fly tipping within 48 hours of it being reported, unfortunately, this does not appear to be the case in Norbury! 
The team have had to re-report several items of fly tipping, due to the lack of action taken to resolve the issues raised by our team from the council!

The Norbury Conservatives are very passionate about our #Community, the team will monitor the situation very closely, and will be taking direct action in the future to help lower the level of fly-tipping currently engulfing the area!

We are here to help local residents wherever we can, if you need help with anything please do get in touch with the team:

Email: Norbury@CroydonConservatives.com
Twitter: @NorburyTories

 


 

Police Public Meeting held for the Norbury Community, 70+ people in attendance!
08/12/2017 18:24:00.......Posted by Ola Kolade

 
 

It was excellent to see the #Norbury #Community turning out in such force last night, to ask the Metropolitan Police Borough Commander direct questions, concerning crime within the area, and what action the police have taken so far helping combat the problem that is increasingly engulfing our community!

In total over 70 members of the #community turned up to the meeting, which was excellent to see!

The public meeting was arranged and chaired by Steve O'Connell, who is the Conservative GLA member for Croydon and Sutton. 
Jeff Boothe the Borough Commander for the Metropolitan Police in Croydon, together with members of his local Police teams in Norbury and Upper Norwood, answered questions from members of the community in attendance.

It became very apparent that as a community we need to assist the police with their efforts to help improve the area, constructively working towards a more cohesive society, who take responsibility for their community!

Croydon as a whole has a very passionate, active community; with many residents associations, and community groups working together to help create the type of Croydon we all want, and be proud to live in!

As a community, we have the power to change our area for the better, using initiative to report our suspicions and concerns to the local police. Working together to build their intelligence of local concerns, and finding the hotspots of crime and problems, so they know where to concentrate their efforts, and be the most effective!

The local police teams work very hard to engage with the community as much as possible, holding ward panel meetings, coffee mornings for local residents, one to one meetings on request etc.

If you would like to find out more information of where and when these type of meetings are taking place, please contact your local police team for further information:

Norbury Police Team:
Twitter: @MPSNorbury
Website: https://beta.met.police.uk/your-area/croydon/norbury/

Upper Norwood Police Team:
Twitter: @MPSUpperNorwood
Website: https://beta.met.police.uk/your-area/croydon/upper-norwood/

We are very thankful for the continued hard work the Police is giving to our community, and we appreciate the borough commander, and local police teams to give us some of their vital time, and attend the public meeting, helping with residents’ concerns!

If you have any questions you would like us to pass on to Steve O'Connell, or you would like assistance from our team, please do get in contact:

Email: Norbury@CroydonConservatives.com
Twitter: @NorburyTories

 


 

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