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Cllr  Helen  Pollard
Cllr  Robert  Ward
 

If you are notified that your road will be resurfaced, please read on
03/06/2018 22:33:00......Posted by Robert Ward

 
 

Most of Heathfield Vale was recently resurfaced by Croydon Council. The work was done on Saturday 2nd June and the road has now reopened. This is good news, because the road was in poor condition and the work needed doing. There was some useful learning for future resurfacing work so if your road is about to be resurfaced please read on.

Residents in the area were notified in a letter from Croydon Council, which I received by email on Friday 18th May. The work was scheduled to run from Friday 1st June to Sunday 3rd June between the hours of 8 am and 6 pm. Residents were informed that on-street parking would be suspended during these hours. They were also requested to reduce vehicle access in adjacent roads to a minimum. Pedestrian access would not be affected.

The extent of the roadworks was unclear in the letter. A road was mentioned (‘Farnborough Road’) which does not exist, and the extent as defined would have severely restricted access to the Monks Hill estate. However, the traffic management plan, which I received but which was not sent to residents, showed a more limited area would be affected. The Council clarified the matter to me so that I was able to reassure residents when I visited the road in advance of the work.

No contractors appeared on site on Friday 1st June and I was unable, and indeed have so far still been unable, to find out why. Contractors did appear on Saturday 2nd June. The work was complete, and the road re-opened at 3:45 pm the same day.

My recommendations if you receive notification of impending road resurfacing are:-

  • Please read the letter and think about how it might affect you. Although Heathfield Vale residents had received the letter, not all had read it or understood the implications.
  • If anything is unclear and it would impact you or your neighbours, seek clarification.
  • If the closure would cause you difficulties, for example you have a school bus picking up your child, especially if the child is disabled, then put some thought into how that might be managed. There may be some flexibility in allowing access for special cases, especially if notified in advance.
  • The specified dates and affected area aren’t exact. Work will happen within the time window and area defined, but it may start late and/or finish early or affect a smaller area.

If you need help my contact details are on the Croydon Council website

 
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Changes to key bus routes
02/12/2018 13:32:00.......Posted by Helen Pollard

The Council is seeking views on proposed changes to bus routes 50, 75, 109, 154, 197, 250, 264, 403, 405, 412 & 433 serving Croydon town centre.

The Council are proposing these bus routes terminate on the side of the town centre from which they approach, so they would no longer cross the town centre.

These proposed changes would help maintain reliability of services in Croydon by making the bus network simpler and more efficient, and would ensure our resources are invested in the right locations. They would also ensure the impact on bus operations, potentially arising from the construction works in the town centre, is minimised. Customers who would need to interchange to reach their destination could do so within one hour without additional charge using the Hopper fare.

They are keen to hear your views on how these proposed changes could impact on you, and if you have any specific comments or suggestions.

For full details and to share your views, please visit: https://consultations.tfl.gov.uk/buses/croydon-town-centre/

Plus there is a drop-in session on11 Dec between 2pm and 4pm at the Croydon Central Library.

This consultation will run until Sunday 13 January 2019.

 


 

Councillor surgery
01/12/2018 13:31:00.......Posted by Helen Pollard

Very quiet surgery this morning.  The pouring rain might have stopped people coming out. 

 


 

Diwali
30/11/2018 13:30:00.......Posted by Helen Pollard

Joined the Mayor and guests in the Town Hall to celebrate the Hindu festival of Diwali.

 


 

Update on Parks
27/11/2018 13:29:00.......Posted by Helen Pollard

Met a director of the Council, Steve Iles, for an update on various issues related to parks including the parks maintenance contract which is moving inhouse in February

 


 

Monks Hill Christmas Fair
24/11/2018 13:29:00.......Posted by Helen Pollard

Went to the Monks Hill Christmas Fair in St Francis Church.  Lots of people there enjoying the various stalls and the delicious refreshments.  I won a bottle of bubble bath in the tombola!

 


 

Monks Hill Christmas Fair
24/11/2018 13:29:00.......Posted by Helen Pollard

Went to the Monks Hill Christmas Fair in St Francis Church.  Lots of people there enjoying the various stalls and the delicious refreshments.  I won a bottle of bubble bath in the tombola!

 


 

Father Christmas arrives in Selsdon
24/11/2018 10:33:00.......Posted by Robert Ward

 
 

It was my honour and pleasure to bring Father Christmas to Selsdon this year. By a wave of his hand he switched our lights on as he progressed slowly down our parade of shops, eventually holding court in his grotto handing out sweets and good cheer to all who came. He features in many a Selsdon selfie.

Our local police were in attendance ensuring safety and security, as were council officers and your councillors publicising our plans for supporting our local shops and businesses. The Baptist Church did a great job offering mince pies. 

Thanks to all those who came along and especially everyone involved in organising the events this year. Wishing you all a merry Christmas and a happy and prosperous New Year.  

 


 

Selsdon Christmas Lights
23/11/2018 13:28:00.......Posted by Helen Pollard

The four Selsdon councillors were pleased put £5500 of their community budget towards the Christmas lights for Selsdon.  We joined hundreds of people this evening for the switching on of the lights.  There were festive songs from Selsdon Primary School choir and Santa arrived in his new-style convertible sleigh!  It was great to see the Student Ambassadors from John Ruskin College cheerfully helping to make things run smoothly. 

Officers from the Council took the opportunity to come along and talk to the businesses in the parade about plans for the future of the shopping parade.

 


 

Cabinet Meeting
19/11/2018 13:28:00.......Posted by Helen Pollard

Went to the Cabinet Meeting in the Town Hall where papers are being presented on children's services, policing/safety and business

 


 

Council planning officers meet Residents Associations
13/11/2018 13:27:00.......Posted by Helen Pollard

The Council feels that communication could be better with local residents' associations so they organised this meeting to brief them about planning policy etc.  There was a good turnout which shows concerned residents are about the direction the Council is taking on planning. 

 


 

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 Older Blog Posts
07/11/2018
Parks Masterplanning
06/11/2018
John Ruskin College
06/11/2018
Addington Residents' Association
19/10/2018
Flu vaccination for young children - please get your child vaccinated
10/10/2018
Gas main replacement in Farnborough Avenue
09/10/2018
Careers Fair - 16th Nov
08/10/2018
Bin issues and delays at Fairfield Halls
07/10/2018
Dance Umbrella
04/10/2018
Monks Hill Update
04/10/2018
Consultation on new Planning Guidelines
02/10/2018
Addington Residents' Assoc
26/09/2018
Intensification of the Suburbs
24/09/2018
Corporate Plan
20/09/2018
Fairfield Halls
12/09/2018
Recycling of the old blue and green recycling boxes
10/09/2018
Christmas Lights
06/09/2018
Fairfield Halls - Under Construction
06/09/2018
Bin Update
04/09/2018
Addington Residents' Assoc
03/09/2018
New bin collection day and what to do if you don't have the new bins
29/08/2018
Maintenance work on the tram network at Gravel Hill, between Shirley Hills and New Addington
23/08/2018
Walkabout
06/08/2018
Director of Place
04/08/2018
Selsdon Shops
01/08/2018
Selsdon Councillors Surgery - August 2018
28/07/2018
A great team out today picking up litter in Monks Hill
26/07/2018
Culture and Selsdon
23/07/2018
St John's Church
20/07/2018
Croydon Council granted injunction to help prevent illegal encampments
17/07/2018
Meeting Selsdon businesses
 
 
 
 
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