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Cllr  Margaret  Bird
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Gas pipe renewal Advance warning
09/02/2017 15:33:00......Posted by Margaret Bird

SGN will be going into Reddown Road and Fairdene Road to replace the remaining section of gas pipes not replaced a few years ago.

3 way signals will be at Reddown Road / Fairdene Road 06th to 22nd March followed by 2 way signals along Fairdene Road until 13th June.

 

 
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S19 report published on Caterham Drive flooding
09/02/2017 19:45:00.......Posted by Margaret Bird

The S19 report on the  Caterham Drive flooding in June 2017 has been published and can be viewed at https://www.croydon.gov.uk/sites/default/files/articles/downloads/Caterham%20Drive%20S19%20Report%20Final.pdf

 


 

20mph consultation
06/02/2017 13:58:00.......Posted by Margaret Bird

Several residents from the top end of Mead Way have said they have ot received their consultation letter from the Council on the 20mph blanket proposal.

Coulsdon East Councillors have been letting the Council know of indivdual residents addresses when we have been contacted but given the number for this road Cllr Margaret Bird asked the Council to re-deliver the whole road but they have refused.

If you have not received your letter and want to comment please go online to www.croydon.gov.uk/20mph and quote reference PD/CH/A63. ​You can also comment on the other two areas currently being consulted on.

 


 

Roadwatch
06/02/2017 12:44:00.......Posted by Margaret Bird

Please drive carefully and with consideration to others.

Cllr Margaret Bird attended the Police Traffic operation this morning following concern from residents about speeding on Marlpit Lane Coulsdon. 56 vehicles were stopped and 4 received fixed penalty notices.

 


 

Blanket 20mph proposal
15/01/2017 13:37:00.......Posted by Margaret Bird

Dear Coulsdon East resident,

The Council have a policy to introduce 20mph on all roads across the Borough with the only exception being arterial roads such as Coulsdon Road and Marlpit Lane.

There is a Council Consultation starting on January 18th to February 15th https://www.croydon.gov.uk/transportandstreets/roadsafety/20mph-areas-for-residential-roads/south-west-croydon-%E2%80%93-area-5-proposal

with a leaflet being delivered to each house. This is a different method of consultation from that carried out in the north of the borough. You will be responding as Zone 5 (Coulsdon, Kenley, Purley, Sanderstead and Waddon).

Do you want this blanket approach?

As local Councillors we are fully supportive of

Residents who have requested a lower speed limit in roads such as Woodplace Lane where speeding has caused accidents.

Of 20mph outside of schools or near to elderly care homes

But we do not believe a blanket approach is in the interest of residents.

* At low speeds pollution is greater

* 20mph increases journey times and generally causes congestion

* The Police have said at Scrutiny on 20mph zones that they would not enforce it

* Pedestrians have a false sense of security

* Present school zones will lose their 20mph significance

* A majority of accidents occur on major roads which are not to be covered

* This scheme will not prevent inconsiderate and bad drivers who are the cause of many accidents.

And the cost……£300,000 to implement just our Zone and £1,500,000 for the whole scheme at a time when services are being cut.

To have your say you will need to respond to the consultation as non reply will be taken as acceptance of the scheme

Please let us know if you do not receive the information from the Council by January 25th or if you have any questions.

 

If you object you must email objections@croydon.gov.uk quoting PD/CH/A63

 

 


 

Christmas Lights in Old Coulsdon
24/11/2016 19:12:00.......Posted by Margaret Bird

Last Christmas Old Coulsdon was bereft of Christmas Lights as they were no longer supplied by Croydon Council so Cllr. Margaret Bird spoke to shopkeepers on Tudor Parade and found they were as disappointed as she was. At the beginning of 2016 she invited all those to a meeting and CLOCFG - Christmas Lights in Old Coulsdon was born. We hoped to raise enough to  have 4-6 lampposts lit up.

Thanks to the residents fantastic response to the fundraising we have managed 13 on Tudor Parade and thanks to the Councillors Community fund a further 5 on Lacey Green Parade.

Lacey Green Parade  will be switched on before  4pm prior to Tudor Parade carol singing at 4pm and their lights at 4.30pm.

Father Christmas has promised to come too if his schedule allows.......!

All welcome

 

 


 

Bogus traders
12/10/2016 11:57:00.......Posted by Margaret Bird

The Safer Neighbourhood team are aware of Bogus Traders operating in the area and suggest using the following steps to stay safe

- Don’t be forced into making a quick decision on the doorstep.

- Get at least three quotes from local reputable companies who have reputations to maintain, and if possible seek recommendations.

- Only deal with firms with genuine verifiable telephone numbers and addresses.

- Beware of companies that only use mobile phone numbers and accommodation addresses.

- Anyone who signs a contract on the door step following a visit that was not arranged (unsolicited) does have 7 days in which to cancel it by law. All cancellation rights must be provided in writing to the customer at the time the contract is agreed, (usually on the doorstep). It is an offence not to do so.

- If you don’t want to speak to the trader don’t open your door to them. It can be hard to distinguish the good traders from the cowboys; it might be easier to keep the door closed. Do not allow uninvited callers  into your home.

- Refuse to be taken to the bank to withdraw money. If you ever feel intimidated by them, close the door and call the Police.

- Never accept verbal quotes

 

 


 

Coulsdon Town Centre Road repairs
18/08/2016 11:56:00.......Posted by Margaret Bird

We are writing to inform you that Croydon’s Highways team together with its principal contractor

 

Croydon Council advise that their contractor will shortly be commencing carriageway repairs on the Brighton Road outside of Aldi. This work is scheduled to commence on 22nd August. Due to the locations and nature of these works it is inevitable that some disruption will occur, these works are being scheduled to be carried out, between 07:00-19:00

Croydon’s Highways team wishes to apologise in advance and welcomes your co-operation to ensure the work is executed safely and efficiently. Every effort will be made to minimise the inconvenience that may be caused during the works.

 


 

Outstanding Keystage 2 results for Oasis Academy Byron
21/07/2016 15:02:00.......Posted by Margaret Bird

Oasis Academy Byron have achieved 88% in combined Reading Writing and Maths at Keystage 2 results just announced.

Reading 94% Writing 88% Maths 94% and Grammar Punctuation and Spelling 94%.

Compared to the national figures of Reading 66% Writing 74% Maths 70% and Grammar Punctuation and Spelling 65%.

An outstanding achievement on top of an Outstanding  Ofsted rating in all areas earlier this term.

 


 

Reddown Road closure in August
12/07/2016 14:21:00.......Posted by Margaret Bird

SGN will be closing Reddown Road between Marlpit Lane and Fairdene Road for the first 2 weeks in August to carry out Gas main replacement works. Local diversions will be in place and residents will be advised by  letter with advanced warning signs displayed on site.

There will also have 2 way signals on Marlpit Lane near the junction of Chaldon Way.

 


 

Brick by Brick
07/07/2016 12:37:00.......Posted by Margaret Bird

Scrutiny call-in tonight at 6.30pm in the Council Chamber Town Hall on formation of Brick to Brick the trading company set up by the Council to build on sites such as Tollers Estate and Homefield House. Public  are welcome to attend and speak

 


 

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