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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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.
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.
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
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.
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
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
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