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Cllr  Margaret  Bird
Cllr  James  Thompson
Cllr  Chris  Wright
 

Remembering events of March 22nd
29/03/2017 16:26:00......Posted by Margaret Bird

 
 

Today  at 2.40pm I joined other Councillors the Mayor, faith leaders , the police and Council Officers in a minuites silence and reflection on the horrific events at Westminster last Wednesday . Our thoughts are with the families of the bereaved and those that were injured.

 
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Tudor Parade Old Cousdon
10/08/2017 13:03:00.......Posted by Margaret Bird

Croydon Council is proposing to commence works to alleviate flooding outside The Parade, Coulsdon Road on 14th August 2017. The works will be carried out under 2-way temporary traffic lights with extended working hours. Some disruptions are unavoidable however, these would be kept to a minimum and our operatives on site would be available to assist when required. The works should be completed by the 18th August subject to no major engineering difficulties being encountered. The co-operation of residents and businesses would be required to ensure the works are completed as quickly as possible and safely.

 

 


 

Roadwatch volunteers needed
03/08/2017 12:56:00.......Posted by Margaret Bird

Are you concerned about speeding in Coulsdon or wider area of Croydon?

Volunteers are needed to join Roadwatch. Details can be found at
https://www.croydon.gov.uk/transportandstreets/roadsafety/community-roadwatch

 


 

Travellers in Old Coulsdon
24/07/2017 15:31:00.......Posted by Margaret Bird

​Many residents have raised concerns that Travellers have, for the second time in just over a month, driven onto Grange Park and set up a camp. The Council are dealing with the eviction and Cllrs Chris Wright and Margaret Bird are working with the Council on measures to prevent this happening again without spoiling the Conservation Area and Park,

 

 


 

Message from Croydon Borough Commander
25/06/2017 21:56:00.......Posted by Margaret Bird

Dear Ward Member,

 

Communication from Croydon Borough Commander

 

 

I am writing to you with regards to the MPS’s plans to increase the availability of Taser across London. Our plans will see a further 1,867 officers trained, which takes the total number of officers trained to just under 6,500, with an increase in the number of devices available taking the total to 2,500.

 

The principal reason for this uplift is so that we are better equipped to protect the public from the threat of violent incidents, but also to protect our officers from violent assaults.

 

We’ve taken this decision in light of the increase in violence offences, including knife crime which rose by 24% last year, and the steady increase in the number of assaults on police officers in recent years.

 

The uplift will see the device made available to more borough based Emergency Response Officers, with 1,729 of the additional 1,867 officers being trained coming from borough response teams. These officers are the most readily available to protect the public, and are also the officers who face the most unpredictable threat. In borough terms, we are talking approximately double the number of Taser trained officers – with most boroughs having at least 40 Taser trained officers already.

 

It’s a two stage uplift; the first part will see the Met change its deployment policy in line with national guidance. At the moment Taser officers on borough are deployed in pairs. They will still be deployed in pairs for the most part, but only one need carry Taser. That said, Taser officers will also be able to deploy on their own, for example Sergeant supervisors, but the norm for most response officers will be some form of ‘double crewing’. This change to deployment will see an immediate increase in the number of Tasers available 24/7.

 

The second part of the uplift will see the additional officers trained. We anticipate that this will take 2 years, with the training due to begin later this year in late summer / Autumn. As part of this, the Met will be changing device. Our current model is no longer manufactured, and we will gradually replace these with the new Home Office mandated model, the X2.

 

Taser is already an important part of the protective equipment available to officers. It’s been safely and effectively used in the Met since 2003 and provides officers with a highly effective option for prevent violent situations from escalating, often without needing to be fired. In 2016 it was fired on just 13% of 1,635 occasions it was deployed. Most incidents where Taser is used are resolved simply by drawing the device, or by using the red dot to highlight to the suspect that it may be used. These are lower uses of force than any form of physical restraint, baton or CS spray – or indeed a firearm - which might otherwise be needed.

 

We’re very careful to ensure that the officers who use Taser are trained to a high standard, both in how they use it and in post-use procedure. Officers are personally responsible for justifying that each use is reasonable in the circumstances they are presented with. I am responsible for oversight of this in the borough. Each use of Taser is recorded, with data reported to the Home Office, and published on the Met website.

 

One concern that has been raised in the past is about transparency, in terms of how and when officers use Taser. The roll out of body worn video to all frontline officers will greatly improve the transparency of how we use it, and we hope will also serve to provide understanding as to what happens at any incident

 

As a key partner I wanted to inform you of our change in approach. You won’t see any visible change in policing style, but there will be increased protection for the public.

 

Of course, if you need any further information or have any concerns please do let me know.

 

Regards

 

Jeff

 

Chief Superintendent Jeff Boothe

Borough Commander

Croydon Police Station

 

 

 

Regards,

 

PCSO 7157 Andy Allan

Coulsdon East

Email - CoulsdonEast.snt@met.police.uk

 

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Road closure in Coulsdon
16/05/2017 11:51:00.......Posted by Margaret Bird

SGN are currently working on a gas leak at Brighton Road / Woodplace Lane. Unfortunately Woodplace Lane has been closed and will stay closed until Friday evening. Diversions have been put in place

 


 

Warning message from the Coulsdon East Safer Neighbourhood Police
20/04/2017 14:05:00.......Posted by Margaret Bird

Dear Resident

 

Yesterday we received reports of a male knocking on doors and then trying car doors on driveways. This happened at 1630 hrs and the male was seen on Coulsdon Road. The male is described as white, 5ft 8 tall, medium build, he was wearing a grey t-shirt with black jogging bottoms. He had short brown hair with tattoo's on his right arm. The male was carrying a large holdall on his back.

 

Please make sure you lock your vehicle's and items left in the vehicle are hidden away. If you see this male acting suspiciously around houses or vehicles please call 999 immediately

 

Regards,

 

PC 518 Chris Allen

Coulsdon East

Email - CoulsdonEast.snt@met.police.uk

Tel - 020 8721 2059

 


 

Legislation on disposal of empty paint cans
16/03/2017 10:02:00.......Posted by Margaret Bird

Empty paint tins or those containing dried paint can still be taken to the Household Reuse and Recycling Centres, however wet paint is now classed as hazardous waste and the site licenses do not currently permit this.  Residents can book a free paint collection from their home via the City of London, details of which can be found here:  https://www.cityoflondon.gov.uk/hazardouswaste.

 

The Council has been as been asked to  include  collection points at  Household Reuse and  Recycling  depots and and they are looking into  doing this.

 


 

Warning message from the Coulsdon East Safer Neighbourhood Police
03/03/2017 14:55:00.......Posted by Margaret Bird

Amicus Horizon have made us aware of a potential scam and we would like you aware of it.

Two males wearing Amicus Horizon identification knocked on a door in nearby Caterham and stated “we are taking possession of your property” due to the rent arrears and hand delivered a letter.

No visit had been organised by Income or Housing Management teams and the letter would have been delivered via first class post before any visit.

If this happens to you or any vulnerable neighbours then please contact Amicus Horizons to verify the visit. If in doubt then please call police.

 

Coulsdon East Neighbourhood Policing Team

Email - CoulsdonEast.snt@met.police.uk

Tel - 020 8721 2059

 


 

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

 


 

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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06/02/2017
20mph consultation
06/02/2017
Roadwatch
15/01/2017
Blanket 20mph proposal
24/11/2016
Christmas Lights in Old Coulsdon
12/10/2016
Bogus traders
18/08/2016
Coulsdon Town Centre Road repairs
21/07/2016
Outstanding Keystage 2 results for Oasis Academy Byron
12/07/2016
Reddown Road closure in August
07/07/2016
Brick by Brick
14/06/2016
Archaelogical finds from Lion Green Road Car Park
08/06/2016
Flooding
31/05/2016
New Play area in Old Coulsdon
25/05/2016
Southern Rail Public Meeting
22/05/2016
Purley Oaks Recycling site
20/05/2016
Survey on parking near Coulsdon South station
27/04/2016
Message from our Safer Neighbourhood Police team
26/04/2016
Coulsdon's free 1 hour parking scrapped
11/04/2016
Green Waste Collections
27/02/2016
Reduction of free parking in Brighton Road Coulsdon
13/02/2016
Message from Coulsdon East Safe Neighbourhood Team
07/02/2016
Council to reduce parking time on Brighton Road
07/02/2016
Sunshine Tax
17/12/2015
Croydon Local Plan
15/12/2015
Messages from Met Police
11/12/2015
Coulsdon Manor Rotary
10/12/2015
Lack of Christmas lights in Old Coulsdon
23/11/2015
London Borough of Croydon’s Local Plan
21/11/2015
Refuse anomalies
19/11/2015
Coulsdon Car parking
17/11/2015
Street cleaning update
 
 
 
 
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