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 – email@example.com.
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.
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
Addiscombe Village Jumble Trail - 30th September!
10/09/2018 21:08:00.......Posted by Gareth Streeter
Good news! The hard-working ASPRA team are organising another ‘Addiscombe Village Jumble Trail’ for Sunday 30th September from 11am-3pm. Here are the details:
Follow the trail for some fantastic gifts and bargains
Residents in Addiscombe Village will be setting up stalls in their front gardens selling food, yummy homemade cakes, jewellery, original paintings and drawings, handmade cards, crafts, plants, bric-a-brac, pre-loved clothes, toys, books and so much more!
TO BOOK A STALL (it’s only £5) or for more information:
contact firstname.lastname@example.org or
call 020 865 6366/020 8406 1342/07803 876008
Booking form can be downloaded from www.aspra.org.uk or picked up from Café Adagio or Addiscombe Security Centre in Lower Addiscombe Road