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Cllr  Vidhi  Mohan
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Planning Meeting
06/09/2017 19:37:00......Posted by Helen Pollard

Attended a planning meeting to support residents who are unhappy about a development on the Whitgift estate.  The Committee ignored the objections (including factual inaccuracies with the plans) and gave the development the go-ahead.  

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Roadworks St Peters Road
13/09/2017 20:51:00.......Posted by Helen Pollard

Contractors have had to erect 3 way signals at St Peters Road / Aberdeen Road. To assist this the junction with Temple Road has been closed. The works are to replace an exploded link box and are estimated to take a week i.e until 20th September.

The signals will be manually controlled at peak times and the contractors will work 24hrs. There will be a time of inactivity on site whilst the concrete and mastic reinstatement cures. 



Licensing Committee
13/09/2017 18:53:00.......Posted by Helen Pollard

Attended a Licensing Committee today.  We unanimously approved three licenses for street trading with shopkeepers being permitted to have displays of their products on the pavement outside their shop.  



Changes to the High Street
05/09/2017 19:33:00.......Posted by Helen Pollard

Attended a meeting with Council officers to find out more about the plans to pedestrianise a section of the High Street.  The first I had heard about it was when the Council issued a press release. The same applies to communication with residents which had not happened.  Have asked officers to include councillors and residents at an earlier stage in future and they have agreed to do this.  

I look forward to seeing how the pedestrianisation works.



John Ruskin College
29/08/2017 19:30:00.......Posted by Helen Pollard

Attended a meeting of the governing body of John Ruskin College.  Reviewed results and courses before the College opens for the Autumn Term.



Parks Master Planning
28/08/2017 19:27:00.......Posted by Helen Pollard

Met with a member of a 'Friends of Parks' group to discuss views about the current parks master planning process.  There are concerns about the fact that only 6 of Croydon's parks are included in the process.  What about the other parks in Croydon?  



Culture Director
07/08/2017 20:08:00.......Posted by Helen Pollard

Met with the Culture Director to discuss plans for enhancing culture in Croydon.  Talked about the way parks can be used for events and performances.  



Planning meeting
30/07/2017 20:06:00.......Posted by Helen Pollard

Met with residents to discuss an ongoing planning issue



Parks Consultation
30/07/2017 19:54:00.......Posted by Helen Pollard

Attended the consultation about Lloyd Park and Park Hill Park that was held in Lloyd Park.  Bit disappointed in the lack of imagination in the proposed designs.  There has been a long wait for the masterplans and I had hoped for some more innovative ideas for the parks.  What was on display was the sort of thing that people have been asking for for years - not sure we needed to spend £100k on another consultation to tell us what we already knew. 



Cabinet Meeting
17/07/2017 19:03:00.......Posted by Helen Pollard

Attended the meeting of the Cabinet in the Town Hall.  Reviewing the budget for the Council.



Pride in Croydon
15/07/2017 18:59:00.......Posted by Helen Pollard

Attended the Pride festival in Queens Gardens.  Lovely atmosphere and a true celebration of the diverse communities in Croydon.  Visited the rainbow flag in Saffron Central and was pleased to see that the plants I donated are thriving and contributing to the blue part of the display.  Well done to Ally McKinlay for another wonderful community gardening project. 



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