Press Release from Croydon Council on new waste collection roll out 29/06/2018 21:23:00......Posted by Margaret Bird
Today Croydon Council issued the following press release at the start of their new bin deliveries ahead of the start of the new collection in September.
New bin deliveries begin ahead of recycling drive
The delivery of more than 200,000 new bins across Croydon begins on Monday in an effort to boost recycling rates in the borough.
Most residents will receive a new 240-litre paper recycling bin and a 180-litre general waste bin over the coming weeks with the first set to arrive on Monday. Existing landfill bins will become a bin for mixed recycling.
Deliveries will be made to around 3,500 properties each day.
The first collections for the new service will be in September. Until then residents should continue to use their existing waste containers in the same manner as they previously have.
Across the borough 75% of households will have their collection day changed to make the service more efficient.
Councillor Stuart Collins, cabinet member for clean, green Croydon, said: “We want to drive recycling rates up to over 50% across the borough.
“The new bins you will see arriving over the next few weeks will help make it easier to recycle more and help us help the planet.
“This will be a significant change for most people and there will be a series of roadshows to help explain the changes.”
The roadshows will be held at:
Thornton Heath Leisure Centre, 100 High Street, Thornton Heath, CR7 8LF. Thursday 5 July, 11am – 5pm.
North End (between the entrances to Whitgift and Centrale shopping centres). Thursday 12 July, noon – 6.30pm.
The changes will see most households given a new 240-litre bin for mixed paper and card, a new 180-litre bin for general waste and the existing bin repurposed for recycling glass, plastic packaging, cans and cartons.
Alternative arrangements will be made for households who cannot accommodate the new bins.
A dedicated email address and phone line has been set up to answer residents’ queries. Anyone with questions should contact email@example.com or phone 0208 604 7282 between 9am and 5pm on week days.
A leaflet explaining the changes will be delivered alongside the bins. Bin collections will remain at the current frequency but more than 75% of households will have a new collection day.
For more information on the new collections visit the council website.
Parks maintenance 21/02/2019 11:27:00.......Posted by Margaret Bird
22 days after Croydon Council's Labour administration brought the grounds, maintenance contract back inhouse, they claimed so they could manage it better.... staff do not have access to the tools to enable them to do their job they have to borrow. A complete mismanagement of taxpayer finances yet again by the administration.
Dementia Friendly Film Screenings 17/02/2019 17:04:00.......Posted by Margaret Bird
I am proud to have been able to sponsor David Lean Cinema to provide 2 Dementia friendly screenings alongside other screenings listed below, sponsored by members of the the Croydon Dementia Action Alliance
Films and dates. All screenings at following times except Dec 14
10.15 Tea and coffee
11.00 Screening starts
11.45 Interval tea and coffee
12.15 Screening recommences
Tues Mar 5 Viva Las Vegas
Tues Apr 2 Easter Parade
Tues May 7 Calamity Jane
Tues May 21 Summer Holiday
Tues Jun 4 G.I. Blues
Tues Jul 2 On Moonlight Bay
Tues Sep 3 In the Good Old Summertime
Tues Oct 1 The Young Ones
Tues Nov 5 On the Town
Sat Dec 14 Family Christmas event Grandchildren welcome - A Christmas Carol
This viewing the times are
14:30 Screening starts
15.15 Interval tea and coffee
15.45 Screening recommences
Please do let carers know and support these sessions
Parking survey 16/02/2019 17:16:00.......Posted by Margaret Bird
Today along with Cllr Steve Hollands we delivered a parking survey to residents in Canon's Hill,Deans Walk,Bishops Close,St Johns Hill, Court Ave,Tudor Close and Tudor Parade. This followed the public meeting we held in November after residents and shopkeepers raised concerns that the parking in the area had been affected by the changes to the parking allowed in the Tudor Rose PH car park.
We have suggested changes following meeting with Croydon Council and now residents can have their say. Forms should be returned to Cllr Margaret Bird as per the form. Please contact me if you have any concerns
Update on Marlpit Lane 31/01/2019 16:30:00.......Posted by Margaret Bird
The vent installation on Marlpit Lane is now not able to be installed due to the number of other services found underground so double drain covers are to be tried instead to alleviate the smells. The two way working will now be in place until Sunday.
Opportunity on Grange Park 27/01/2019 16:31:00.......Posted by Margaret Bird
Croydon Council are offering a 5yr lease on the club room in the pavilion on Grange Park . Full details can be seen at https://www.croydon.gov.uk/planningandregeneration/regeneration/grange-park-old-coulsdon-leasehold-opportunity
Marlpit Lane advance notice of road works 15/01/2019 20:11:00.......Posted by Margaret Bird
To facilitate a new vent to the sewer in Marlpit Lane there will be 2 way signals from 28th January for 5 days. This is to reduce the bad odour often reported on the corner of Ullswater Crescent . SE pathway will be closed and bus stops suspended. Delays may occur
Good advice from Old Coulsdon Safer Neighbourhood team 12/01/2019 16:39:00.......Posted by Margaret Bird
Dear Ward Member,As your local police team we are dedicated to working to resolve any policing issues that may be present in your area.Cold calling is something that happens on a daily basis.The caller often pretend to be from legitimate, well-known companies like banks, utilities or the police.
If in doubt simply hang up! Never provide any personal or confidential details such as bank account or credit card details.If you answer an unsolicited telephone call and think that it is a scam then our advice is to:
Obtain the caller’s name
Obtain the company name
Obtain a telephone number
Report the incident to Action Fraud using the online reporting tool at www.actionfraud.police.uk/report_fraud or call 0300 123 2040
Action Fraud is the UK’s fraud and internet crime reporting centre. For advice visit www.actionfraud.police.uk
If an appointment has been made for someone to attend your house then call police on either 999 if it is a police emergency and happening now, or on 101 if it is not an emergency.
Sign up to the Telephone Preference Service (www.tpsonline.org.uk or 0845 0700707) and the Mail Preference Service (www.mpsonline.org.uk) to minimise unsolicited calls and mail.
PC 518ZD Allen
PC 642ZD Straker
PCSO 7157ZD Allan
Email - OldCoulsdon.firstname.lastname@example.org
Twitter - @MPSOldCoulsdon
Old Coulsdon Centre for Retired on the road 11/01/2019 19:05:00.......Posted by Margaret Bird
Today Cllr Margaret Bird attended the AGM of Old Coulsdon Centre for the Retired . This wonderful facility for those at the upper end of age is open Mon - Fri and led by the centre manager Iris who is definitely very appreciated by those accessing the centre given the comments made to me today. The centre receives a small grant from Croydon Council which is nowhere near the amount needed to run the centre so they are dependent very much on donations especially to keep the mini bus on the road as it is a lifeline for most of the attendees to be able to get to the centre.
Old Coulsdon Centre for the Retired 11/01/2019 16:41:00.......Posted by Margaret Bird
The Centre for the Retired held their AGM today and was attended by many of those that use the centre regularly and are lucky enough, in many cases to be collected and returned home by the volunteers who man the mini bus thus preventing social isolation that so often happens with the older generation.
I was lucky enough to be invitedand was able to talk to the users who all enthused about the centre.
The Centre Manager is Iris, with the building , finances and mini bus managed by a group of dedicated volunteers and is primarily a drop in and not a lunch club although everyone can get a bite to eat while they are there and there are often parties with more substantial offerings and outings arranged.
Well worth a visit. Volunteers are always wanted!
Message from Old Coulsdon Safer Neighbourhood team 06/01/2019 16:31:00.......Posted by Margaret Bird
Dear Ward Member,
Over the last year we have held an hour long weekly surgery at a set location at the same time of the same day each week.
These surgeries were held to allow residents to come along and talk to the team about local policing issues and concerns.
Due to the very low numbers of attendees, no crimes being reported at these surgeries and the time required by police officers to attend when measured against limited resources and increasing tasks it has been decided that this is not an efficient use of the teams time.
There will not be a fixed point weekly surgery held at the Old Coulsdon Congregational Church on Wednesday 9th or Wednesday 16th January 2019.
We do thank those at the Poppy Café and at the Church for allowing us to hold our surgeries over the last year and we are considering how we go forward in 2019.
If you require to contact police and it is an emergency then please call 999. If you require to contact police and it is not an emergency then please either call 101 or go online at https://www.met.police.uk/ where you can report incidents or find information on various topics.
Please do contact us with any issues or concerns you may have. We answer all our constituents' correspondence and value your comments. If you want your concern addressed by your local team, please follow the link above.