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Severe weather warning issued by Croydon Council- stay safe
28/02/2018 16:03:00......Posted by Margaret Bird

Headline:

Very cold conditions will persist across the London area over the next few days, with further snow showers and icy surfaces possible at times. A persistent spell of snow, and potentially very icy conditions may affect the capital on Thursday and Friday. Travel delays on roads, as well as delays or cancellations to rail and air travel are expected. Power cuts may also occur and other services, such as mobile phones, may be affected.

 

Warnings Issued:

-       Yellow SNOW Warning (Low Likelihood of Medium Impacts) valid 0955 to 2355 on Wednesday 28th February 2018 (for far northern parts of London)

-       Yellow WIND and SNOW Warning (Low Likelihood of Medium Impacts) valid 0800 to 2355 on Thursday 1st March 2018 (for all except the far northeast of London)

-       Yellow SNOW and ICE Warning (Low Likelihood of Medium Impacts) valid 0005 to 2355 on Friday 2nd March 2018

-       Yellow ICE Warning (Medium Likelihood of Low Impacts) valid 0005 to 0900 0n Saturday 3rd March 2018.

 

Wednesday:

Snow showers will continue to move from east to west across the capital this afternoon in the brisk easterly wind, although they are expected to become lighter and ease by the end of the day. Additional snow accumulations are likely to be minimal but a further centimetre or two cannot be ruled out, particularly in the more northern parts of Greater London. This may lead to further travel delays on roads, with some stranded vehicles and passengers, as well as delays or cancellations to rail and air travel. Power outages may also occur and other services, such as mobile phones, may be affected.

 

The Met Office have updated the Yellow SNOW Warning (Low Likelihood of Medium Impacts) so that it now covers just the far northern parts of London, where impacts are most likely to be seen during the rest of Wednesday.

 

Thursday:

After a largely dry night, with few, if any, further snow showers, an area of low pressure is expected to move north to lie southwest of the UK during Thursday with its associated frontal systems pushing slowly north.  There are a few uncertainties around the details of the forecast so it will be monitored carefully and further updates sent if required.   Areas of snow, possibly heavy, are expected to arrive into southern parts of London around daybreak tomorrow and move erratically northwards during the morning, perhaps bringing 2-5 cm of snow quite widely. During the evening and night slightly less cold air is expected to move from the south with a low potential for the rain to turn to freezing rain increasing the ice risk, however, the risk is lower than previously expected with the risk greater further west into Southwest England.

 

As well as the snow and possible freezing rain the easterly wind will strengthen further with gusts of 30-40 mph.  With trees potentially covered in snow or ice and a strong easterly wind, an unusual direction, we could see trees or branches coming down.

 

A Yellow WIND and SNOW Warning (Low Likelihood of Medium Impacts) has been issued for all except the far northeast of London to highlight that there is the possibility of seeing some impacts from the combination of strong winds and snow on Thursday, including travel delays on roads, with some stranded vehicles and passengers, as well as delays or cancellations to rail and air travel. Power outages may also occur and other services, such as mobile phones, may be affected.

 

Friday

Further spells of snow/sleet/rain are likely to continue north through Friday, again accompanied by some strong winds, although winds are expected to ease during the day. The complexities of the situation mean that amounts of snow are likely to be highly variable, but currently locations further west over parts of the Thames Valley, Southwest England and Wales look like seeing the worst of the conditions, but we will monitor this closely in case the risk for London increases.

 

The Met Office have issued a Yellow SNOW and ICE Warning (Low Likelihood of Medium Impacts) for London on Friday.

 

Saturday:

There is the potential to see further rain/sleet/snow at times on Saturday. At this stage, ice is expected to be the most significant hazard, due to a combination of low temperatures and surfaces likely to be wet, from earlier rain and snow or a partial thaw of lying snow, with icy stretches forming on untreated surfaces. As a result, driving and cycling conditions may become difficult and there is an increased chance of injuries from slips and falls on icy surfaces.

 

The Met Office have issued a Yellow ICE Warning (Medium Likelihood of Low Impacts) for London for the early hours of Saturday morning up until 09:00.

 

Throughout the rest of the week, daytime temperatures will rise to only just above freezing and overnight temperatures will be well below leading to severe frosts.  The low temperatures and fairly brisk easterly wind will lead to a significant wind chill, making it feel well below freezing. The Level-3 Cold Weather Alert remains in force for London until 15:00 on Saturday. 

 

Further ahead:

It will stay cold with further rain, sleet or snow expected on Sunday and into Monday, as an area of low pressure moves north across the UK with showers following, although at this stage, rain or sleet is considered more likely than snow for London. During next week, temperatures could return nearer normal, making it less cold than recent days. However, it is likely to remain unsettled, with rain and strong winds at times.

 

Operational Preparedness & Response:

-          The council’s usual on-call/duty officers (CCTV, highways and resilience) are continually monitoring the situation, initiating responses as required.

-          Winter Service Plan for gritting main routes in operation, monitored and reviewed throughout the day.

 

Warnings and alerts for London and the Southeast can be viewed on the Met Office website athttps://www.metoffice.gov.uk/public/weather/warnings#?date=2017-10-21&lat=51.3775&lon=-0.0933 and on the App for the Met Office.

 

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Opening of Emergency Department at Croydon University Hospital
20/05/2019 13:37:00.......Posted by Margaret Bird

Cllr Margaret Bird  joined Cllr Yvette Hopley, Chris Philp MP when Matt Hancock Minister of Health  & Social Care officially opened the new Emergency Department at Croydon University Hospital today, funded by £21m from a Conservative Government caring for the NHS.

 


 

New parking policy
28/04/2019 17:35:00.......Posted by Margaret Bird

Croydon on are planning on introducing a new parking policy which may affect you. 

Details at 

https://getinvolved.croydon.gov.uk/project/555

Comments can be made at 

https://getinvolved.croydon.gov.uk/kms/elab.aspx?CampaignId=829&noip=1

Closing date is May 5th

 


 

Old Coulsdon Eggstravagansa
20/04/2019 21:47:00.......Posted by Margaret Bird

 
 

Friends of Grange Park today held  their annual fundraising Eggstravaganza to raise funds for a perimeter path around Grange Park. Over 500 children participated in the Easter egg trail and received a chocolate Easter Egg upon completion and Cllr Margaret Bird was delighted to have helped on the Easter Egg Trail stall.7

 


 

Advance Notice from Network Rail
16/04/2019 16:31:00.......Posted by Margaret Bird

 

Thompson Greg (Public Affairs Manager) <Greg.Thompson2@networkrail.co.uk>

Tue 16/04/2019 

I am writing to inform you that Network Rail is upgrading Coulsdon South station. We will be installing lifts to the platforms and a new footbridge to provide step free access at Coulsdon South for the first time. This will make the station much easier to use for passengers with mobility issues, older people and parents with young children.

This work is being delivered by Network Rail as part of the Department for Transport’s Access for All programme.

The improvement work will take place at the station from the 28th May 2019 and is due to be completed by early 2020.

The work will involve installing new passenger lifts to provide step free access to both platforms at Coulsdon South station. Our working hours will typically be Monday to Friday from 07:00hrs – 19:00hrs.

However, there may be some occasions when it is necessary, due to the nature of the work to work outside of these hours. This includes working at night or over weekends when the trains are not running.

We will be holding a drop-in session on the 1st May 2019 from 16:00hrs until 19:00hrs at Coulsdon South station ticket hall, where representatives from the project team will be available to discuss our plans.

To facilitate this work and to maintain the safety of both members of the public and our contractor working on site we will need to suspend up to 20 parking bays and the footpath next to the car park will be closed. The diversion route will be via A237 Brighton Road. From Thursday 5th September to Tuesday 10th September, the whole of the station car park will be closed to allow us to install the footbridge.

Posters will be displayed in and around the station to provide further information on this work. These will include artist’s impressions and diagrams of how the station will look upon completion.

We understand the effect our activities may have on the local community and we can assure you that our teams are briefed on working responsibly in the local community. We will endeavour to keep any noise to an absolute minimum, though some disturbance may be unavoidable due to the nature of the work.

Greg Thompson

Public Affairs Manager

South East Route

 

 

 


 

litter pick
06/04/2019 14:46:00.......Posted by Margaret Bird

Productive litter pick in Old Coulsdon this morning by Old Coulsdon Cupcakes  Including Cllr Margaret Bird and Cllr Steve Hollands to support ⁦KeepBritainTidy⁩ GBSpringClean. 44 bags of unnecessary litter collected. Please keep our village clean and take your litter home with you or put in a street bin. Anyone can organise a litter pick . Details are on the Councils website. They will provide litter pickers gloves bags and bag rings , wipes and hi viz vests and will take away the bags too. 

 


 

Planning application for 9 dwellings refused
23/03/2019 12:09:00.......Posted by Margaret Bird

An application at 24 Coulsdon Court Road for a 3 storey house and   8 flats in two more buildings in the garden of an existing property  has been refused as UNDERDEVELOPMENT of the site.

The covenants on this road state not more than one building per plot yet this Labour Council ignore this and call for OVERDEVELOPMENT  instead and  ignore the 88 objections already received.

Labour Cllr Paul Scott has previously called for the South of the Borough to be concreted over  showing his jealousy for the green spaces  which help our residents  to live with less pollution and promote a  healthy living environment that Labour are always saying they are seeking. Their actions show this is yet another lie from this administration.

 


 

Minister for Sport,Civil Society and Loneliness visits Croydon
01/03/2019 16:08:00.......Posted by Margaret Bird

 
 

Mims Davies MP Minister for Sport Civil Society and  Loneliness  met with Cllr Margaret Bird,Cllr Yvette  Hopley, Cllr Mario Creatura  & Cllr Scott Roche today at the Carers Centre in George St to talk of the issues of loneliness facing carers today. We  were all able to participate in an Indian dancing class  and discovered very much our varying abilities!

 


 

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

1pm Close

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

16:30 Close

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

 


 

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