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Have your say on plans to 'intensify' the suburbs
08/09/2018 20:47:00......Posted by Gareth Streeter

Many residents are as concerned as we are about the Labour Council’s plan to ‘intensify the suburbs’ – code for filling areas like Shirley with inappropriate housing and flats.

The Council has now launched a formal consultation on the plan and it’s really important that residents make their views heard.  To help facilitate this, a number of road shows have been announced.  The 9th October event in Shirley Community Centre is likely to be the most convenient for Shirley residents, but you are welcome to attend any of these events if that date doesn’t suit.

  • Tuesday 18 September, 4pm – 8pm Addington Community Centre, 90 Central Parade, New Addington, CR0 0JB
  • Thursday 20 September, 4pm – 8pm Upper Norwood Library Hub, Westow Hill, London, SE19 1TJ
  • Tuesday 25 September, 4pm – 8pm, Kenley Hall, 92 Godstone Road, Kenley, CR8 5AB
  • Saturday 29 September, 10am – 2pm, Purley Library, Banstead Road, Purley, CR8 3YH Tuesday
  • 2 October, 4pm – 8pm, Christchurch Methodist Hall Addiscombe, 114 Lower Addiscombe Road, Croydon, CR0 6AD
  • Thursday 4 October, 4pm – 8pm, Selsdon Community Centre for the retired, 132 Addington Road, Selsdon, CR2 8LA
  • Tuesday 9 October, 4pm – 8pm, Shirley Community Centre, 28 Shrublands Avenue, Croydon, CR0 8JA

 
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Mud scrapers return to Parkfields
13/01/2019 19:22:00.......Posted by Gareth Streeter

 
 

Residents have contacted us to express concern that there were no longer any mud scrapers at Parkfield Recreation Ground.  This is obviously a big inconvenience for those enjoying the lovely green space.

Toward the end of last year, we persuaded the council to reinstate them.  Today, we can confirm that they are back in place.

 


 

Festive fun continues with Aladdin
09/01/2019 23:00:00.......Posted by Gareth Streeter

 
 

After all the festive fun of December, cold, dark January can be something of a downer.  But thanks to the hard work and talent of the West Wickham Pantomime Society, a sprinkle of Christmas cheer spilled into the New Year.

Along with Shirley South’s Scott Roche and Mario Creatura (the Conservative candidate for Croydon Central MP) I had a great time watching Aladdin tonight thanks to efforts of a fantastic cast that included several Shirley actors.

Just to make the night even better, the proceeds from many of the tickets will go toward Shirley Neighbourhood Watch – one of the most important community groups in the Shirley area.

I’m looking forward to next year already (“oh no he’s not”, "oh yes I am" etc etc)!

 


 

Little Movers Christmas Party
15/12/2018 21:05:00.......Posted by Gareth Streeter

 
 

I had a great time at the Addiscombe Boys and Girls Club ‘Little Mover’ Christmas party.

As well as having more than my fair share of sweets and enjoying the music, it was great to chat to organisers and other residents about community issues.

I didn’t actually brave the dance floor though.  I guess I have a year to work on my own moves before next Christmas…

 


 

Festive fun at St George's Christmas market
17/11/2018 15:36:00.......Posted by Gareth Streeter

 
 

Lovely afternoon at the St George’s Christmas market.  As well as a chance to catch up with residents and old friends, we picked up some books and other goodies from the excellent stalls.

I also had a great chat with the hard working team raising money for ‘Combat Stress’ – a charity that supports ex-soldiers with Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder.

Unfortunately I didn’t win the raffle.  Fingers crossed for next year!

Thank you to the wonderful team at St George’s for all their hard work.

 


 

Problematic potholes on Orchard Way and the Glade
04/11/2018 15:25:00.......Posted by Gareth Streeter

 
 

Today we’ve been on #PotholePatrol – identifying places around Shirley North where the roads needs some urgent attention.

To be honest, we weren’t expecting to find much today.  The good weather has only just finished and the roads are usually much worse after the winter.

We were pretty disappointed therefore to find 10 potholes on Orchard Way and the Glade.  These are busy roads – if they’re not cared for it is both dangerous and unsightly.

We’ve reported these to the Council and hope to see some action very soon!

If you notice any potholes in Shirley North please email Gareth – gareth.streeter@croydon.gov.uk.

We’ll be back on #PotholePatrol soon!

 


 

Staying alert and alarmed with Spring Park Neighbourhood Watch
23/10/2018 10:58:00.......Posted by Gareth Streeter

 
 

Excellent meeting at Spring Park Neighbourhood Watch tonight.

As well as being a good chance to catch up with everyone, there was some very useful information from Trading Standards about the latest scams we must be mindful of.  Also an interesting update from the Fire Brigade about the importance of testing our fire alarms.

We also had some interesting conversations about potentially extending the Shirley cold calling zone.  We will keep residents updated as these conversations progress. 

 


 

The future of Addiscombe Boys and Girls Club
19/10/2018 10:27:00.......Posted by Gareth Streeter

 
 

Many residents are concerned about the future of the Addiscombe Boys and Girls club building on Stroud Green Way.

We have met with the trustees and will soon be meeting with council officers to obtain clarity on the situation.

We will update residents when we know exactly what is happening.

 


 

Update from Longheath Residents' Forum
17/10/2018 22:31:00.......Posted by Gareth Streeter

 
 

It was great to be with Longheath residents at the forum tonight. 

Residents fed back many concerns to the council and contractors working on the site.  While there is still much work to be down, it seems like communication from contractors is getting much better - and this is certainly good news.

Residents with specific issues should continue to contact us and we will do everything we can to help!

 


 

Update: Ashburton Playing Fields
12/10/2018 10:46:00.......Posted by Gareth Streeter

 
 

The consultation for the plans to construct new artificial football pitches on the Woodmere Avenue end of Ashburton Playing Fields has now ended.

The pre-application was presented to planning committee on Thursday 11th October and Shirley North councillors relayed the considerable concerns of local residents.

We have been informed by officers that they will be responding to comments made during the conversation.  We will help publicise these when they are available.

 


 

Concerns continue around Ashburton Playing Fields
04/10/2018 21:06:00.......Posted by Gareth Streeter

Tonight I attended a public consultation on plans to install two artificial football pitches, flood-lighting and changing rooms on to the Woodmere Avenue end of Ashburton Playing Fields.

Officers were very helpful in answering people’s questions, but there was understandably a great deal of concern from local residents.

I remain deeply worried about the disruption this scheme will cause to the nearby roads.  Sports facilities are of course very important, but it seems inappropriate to situate them so near a community which will make little use of them.

Next Thursday – 11th October at 6.30pm –  there will be a presentation to the planning committee about the scheme.  Although residents won’t be able to ask any questions, they will be able to observe from the public gallery. 

If you’re interested in coming along, the address is:

Croydon Town Hall

Katharine St

Croydon

CR0 1NX

 


 

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 Older Blog Posts
08/09/2018
Have your say on plans to 'intensify' the suburbs
28/07/2018
Cream team to support Shirley Neighbourhood Care
19/07/2018
Residents' meeting, Longheath Gardens
16/07/2018
Progress on grass verges
03/07/2018
Update on Ashburton Playing Fields
11/06/2018
An evening with residents
11/06/2018
A beautiful day in Shirley
03/06/2018
Wickham Road roundabout to receive overdue grass cutting
21/05/2018
The Glade reopens but temp lights needed for Long Lane
16/05/2018
Emergency Road closure - The Glade, junction with Brookside Way
29/04/2018
Sad day in Shrublands
13/04/2018
Making a difference
08/04/2018
Litter issue on Bywood Avenue
28/03/2018
Council Meeting
15/03/2018
Public meeting opposes Brick by Brick developments
01/04/2017
Attack at Shrublands last night, Friday 31st March
17/12/2015
Shirley overwhelmingly rejects Local Plan proposals
10/12/2015
Shirley Oaks residents turn out in large numbers for local plan meeting.
 
 
 
 
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