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Cllr  Helen  Pollard
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Selsdon Library re-opens on 10th August with a special event
04/08/2019 22:04:00......Posted by Robert Ward

 
 

A special event is set to welcome residents and readers back into the refurbished Selsdon Library. Selsdon is the first of the borough’s 13 libraries to be enhanced and upgraded, and now features new IT equipment, furniture and books.

The library is also set up to trial new Open+ technology, which will allow residents with a library card out of hours access to the library. The system is due to begin being trialled towards the end of 2019.

The special event, which kicks off at 10am on Saturday 10 August, will offer children the chance to enjoy the launch of the Summer Reading Challenge 2019 in Selsdon as well as a range of fun activities.

The regular Rhyme Time session for children under five begins at 10.30am followed by two storytime sessions for children of all ages at 11.30am and 2.30pm and an arts and crafts activity starting at 1.30pm.

Young visitors will also have the chance to try out new interactive computer tablets which will be available in the library for the first time.

Hope to see you there.

 
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Carriageway Surfacing - Tedder Road
16/11/2019 11:07:00.......Posted by Helen Pollard

Have received this email from the Council about resurfacing of Tedder Road on Monks Hill:

I am writing to inform you that FMCONWAY , on behalf of Croydon Council, will shortly be commencing speed cushion reconstructions  at the location/s and date/s below:

Date: 25th & 26th  November 2019 between 08:00-17:00

Location: Tedder  road

To enable the Contractor to undertake the works, on-street parking will be suspended during works hours.  We also kindly ask that with forward planning vehicular access to and from properties adjacent to the road are reduced to a minimum during the works hours. Pedestrian access will not be affected.

Advance driver / resident information boards will be in place before the works commence, advising of the precise dates and times of the road closure.

Please however note that unforeseen circumstances (e.g. inclement weather conditions) may necessitate a change to the scheduled dates and information on road signs will be changed accordingly. Please check the road signs regularly for any updates

The speed cushion reconstruction works will take place between Warren Avenue   and  Freeland Avenue    .

Due to the nature of these works it is inevitable that some disruption will occur. For this reason it is recommended that where possible you use alternative routes, or allow extra time to complete your journey.

The on-street parking suspensions that will be in place within the works area are 07:30-17:00 on  25th & 26th  November 2019 . No parking for residents on the highway in the areas covered by the enforcement signs.

Please note that penalty charge notices (PCN’s) will be applied to vehicles parked within the suspended areas during the works hours and/or vehicles relocated.

Due to the above we would urge all residents to ensure that their vehicles are moved from the suspended areas in order to avoid any delays to the works as well as incurring any charges.

If your vehicle is relocated please contact the LBC on 020 8726 6000 Ext 52816, who will provide you with an exact location of your vehicle.

We are extremely sorry for the inconvenience this may cause residents; however we want to ensure that all works carried out on the Croydon network are to the highest standards to ensure value for our residents.

Beware Bogus Callers

Croydon Council does not permit its employees or contractors to undertake work on private property during the course of any scheme. If anyone offers such work they will not be a council approved contractor and should be treated with caution. Any scheme undertaken by a council approved contractor does not require cash payments.

Cold calling doorstep traders offering to carry out home maintenance work such as driveway repairs and roofing are a problem in Croydon. These traders can be very persuasive and can intimidate you into agreeing to have work undertaken. The advice from Croydon Trading Standards Service is to say “NO” to all cold calling traders – Every Time. If they will not leave or you get into difficulties, then call Croydon Trading Standards on

020 8407 1311

Thank you for your cooperation whilst we carry out this essential upgrade. If you require any further information do not hesitate to contact us by email: HighwaysMaintenance@croydon.gov.uk or tel: 020 8726 6000 Ext 52816.

 


 

Monks Hill - Green Space Building Plans
16/11/2019 10:56:00.......Posted by Helen Pollard

Brick By Brick will soon be commencing resident engagement events for those sites that have been identified as having the potential to provide new homes.

On Tuesday 26th November 2019 from 4pm—8pm and Saturday 7th December 2019 from 9am—1pm they will be hosting a drop in event for residents that live locally to the Monks Hill sites at St Francis Church Hall, 146 Tedder Road, South Croydon CR2 8AH.

The architects will be there along with the Council’s Resident Involvement team.

 

 


 

Rapid HIV testing at community venues in Croydon
16/11/2019 09:54:00.......Posted by Robert Ward

The national HIV Testing Week campaign starts this Saturday, 16th November. In the run up to World Aids Day on December 1st special community venues have been set up in Croydon especially to carry out rapid HIV tests.

Trained volunteers, many from Croydon College’s health and social care courses, will be out on the streets encouraging people to have a quick and painless finger-prick HIV test nearby.

The venue locations and times they are carrying out HIV testing can be found at www.JustBeCroydon.org/HIV-test

HIV testing is available all year at Croydon University Hospital, GP surgeries, other clinical venues and via online and postal test kits. Anyone diagnosed with HIV will get free treatment and support.

The campaign aims to get more people to take a test and reduce the numbers who are diagnosed late so that they can receive early treatment, live a longer, healthier life and reduce the risk of passing on the virus to others.

There are many simple things we can all do to improve our chances of living longer and happier lives. Getting vaccinated, and being tested for the many diseases that are treatable if caught early are some of those. Getting tested for HIV is another one. Why not take advantage of this easy, quick and free test this week?

 


 

Selsdon Community Plan Day
11/11/2019 14:06:00.......Posted by Robert Ward

 
 

The first Selsdon Community Day was held on 9th November 2019 to gather the thoughts and ideas of residents on how they see the future of Selsdon and the surrounding areas, including Forestdale, Addington and Monks Hill.

Well over a hundred people came along and there were lots of good ideas to get us started. The picture shows the video capture booth where people could give their thoughts and have them recorded as a video. There will be other opportunities to contribute, including via the Croydon Council web site.

We will be using all this information to help build a Community Plan which will then lead to actions to make a difference. We believe this is an important first step on a journey which will deliver a more prosperous and thriving Selsdon area as it enters the 2020s.

The day was supported from your local councillors ward budget. Thanks to everyone who came along, those who helped organise and run the event, and to Selsdon Baptist Church who kindly hosted the event.

 


 

Friends of Littleheath woods - cherishing one of our greatest assets
11/11/2019 05:59:00.......Posted by Robert Ward

 
 

The Friends of Littleheath Woods do great work to keep this well-loved and well-used community asset in sustainable good health for the residents of Selsdon and beyond to enjoy. Maintaining a healthy forest environment requires skills and a good deal of hard work. One important aspect of the work of the Friends is the need to clear fallen trees.

This work is made more efficient by using specialist equipment, in particular a chainsaw. To use this equipment safely, the operator needs to attend training to achieve City & Guilds NPTC certification. The Friends identified the need for additional trained resource so we were pleased to cover the cost of training from the Selsdon and Addington Village Ward budget.

 


 

Seldson Christmas Market - Sat 30th Nov 12-4pm
02/11/2019 17:30:00.......Posted by Helen Pollard

The Selsdon Councillors have been working with community leaders, council officers and local businesses to support the development of the high street in Selsdon.  One of the 'quick wins' is the Christmas Market which is being held on:

Saturday 30th November from 12-4pm. 

It will the on the Broadway - the raised part of the high street. 

Come along and get into the Christmas spirit and support our local busiinesses.  You might even find some Christmas presents!

 

 


 

Selsdon Community Plan Day - Sat 9th Nov 12-5pm
02/11/2019 17:26:00.......Posted by Helen Pollard

Selsdon Community Plan Day 2019

The Selsdon Councillors have been working hard to try and kick-start investment in Selsdon high street.  In order to do this we need to have a community plan.  

A group of council officers. local businesses, councillors and community leaders has been working on the development of the plan and a key part of it is getting the views of local residents. 

A community plan day has been arranged on Saturday 9th November from 12noon to 5pm in the Selsdon Baptist Church (Small Hall).  Come along and tell us what you think!

 


 

Protecting our green spaces
13/10/2019 12:04:00.......Posted by Helen Pollard

The Council has published its plans for green spaces and these will be agreed at the meeting of the Council’s Cabinet on 21st October 2019.  Many residents put forward suggestions for green spaces that should be protected but sadly, only five in Selsdon have been afforded protection under the current plans.  These are:

Ashen Grove – Local natural open space

Selsdon Recreation Ground – Town park

The Ruffet – Local natural open space

Freelands Ave on junction with Tedder Road – Local Green Space

Palace Green – Local Green Space

Whilst it is great that some areas now have more protection, it is a shame the opportunity was not taken to protect more green spaces in Selsdon.  Suggested areas that have not been given protection as green spaces include Foxearth Spinney and the green space on Croham Valley Road.

More worryingly, the Council is considering the option of dedesignating areas of green belt (i.e. removing green belt status so the land can be developed).  Three areas are being considered and these are;

  • Land at Borrowdale Drive/Mitchley Hill in Sanderstead
  • Land at Gravel Hill (behind Monks Hill)
  • Land at Lodge Lane, near New Addington

We will oppose all plans to remove areas of green belt in Croydon.  With the increasing number of people living in our borough, green space will become even more precious so we would need more, not less. 

 


 

Road works in Farley Road on 4th October 2019
21/09/2019 17:03:00.......Posted by Robert Ward

Please be aware that contractors working on behalf of Croydon Council will shortly be commencing resurfacing of Farley Road between Foxearth Road and Brent Road. The work is scheduled for 4th October 2019 between the hours of 8 am and 5 pm. On street parking will be suspended from 7:30 am.

It would be appreciated if residents would minimise vehicular access to and from properties adjacent to the road during that time. Pedestrian access will not be affected.

Unforeseen circumstances (e.g. inclement weather conditions) may necessitate a change to the scheduled dates and information on road signs will be changed accordingly. Please check the road signs regularly for any updates

Due to the nature of these works it is inevitable that some disruption will occur. It is recommended that where possible you use alternative routes or allow extra time to complete your journey.

Please note that penalty charge notices (PCN’s) will be applied to vehicles parked within the suspended areas during the works hours and/or vehicles relocated.

 


 

Automated External Defibrillator (AED) installed in Selsdon High Street
07/09/2019 06:58:00.......Posted by Robert Ward

 
 

An AED has been installed on the wall of the Seldon Village Club in Selsdon High Street. The money was provided from the Selsdon and Addington Village Ward Councillors' budgets.

AEDs save lives. If someone suffers a heart attack (Sudden Cardiac Arrest), the heart malfunctions and without action within a few minutes this quickly leads to death. An AED is a lightweight, portable device that delivers an electric shock through the chest to the heart. The shock can potentially stop an irregular heart beat and allow a normal rhythm to resume. The AED provides clear audible instructions on what to do and the technology is such that a shock cannot be delivered to someone who does not need it.

The device has been registered with London Ambulance so that in the event of a call to the emergency services passers-by can be directed to the equipment. Our thanks to the Selsdon Village Club http://www.selsdonvillageclub.co.uk/  for their support and for hosting this life-saving piece of equipment.

 


 

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 Older Blog Posts
02/09/2019
Foxearth Spinney saved from development
30/08/2019
Planned road resurfacing in Tedder Road postponed
18/08/2019
Council won't commit to comply with covenants
13/08/2019
Croham Valley Road - saved from development!
04/08/2019
Selsdon Library re-opens on 10th August with a special event
27/07/2019
Selsdon library update
24/07/2019
Croham Valley Road Covenant
16/07/2019
Covenant on Foxearth Spinney
15/07/2019
How you can request protection for green spaces - by 22/7/19
15/07/2019
Speech to protect green spaces
14/07/2019
Save Selsdon's green spaces petition
15/06/2019
Selsdon Litter Pick
12/06/2019
Stop Croydon Council building on green spaces in Selsdon
04/06/2019
Save our Green Spaces!
02/06/2019
Commemorative bench in Addington Village
16/05/2019
Addington Village Conservation Area
08/05/2019
Labour's secret plans to close libraries
25/04/2019
17/04/2019
New look for Selsdon Library
15/04/2019
Sewer works at the Churchill site on the Addington Road planned for 8th April now delayed till Easter
13/04/2019
Sinhala and Tamil New Year
12/04/2019
Suffragettes
04/04/2019
Walking Football
01/04/2019
Planning Objections
30/03/2019
Road works on Addington Road near junction with Upper Selsdon Road
25/03/2019
Cabinet Meeting
19/03/2019
Road repairs in Farley Road, Selsdon
11/03/2019
Site meeting in Huntingfield
06/03/2019
Fairfield Halls
05/03/2019
Addington Residents' Association
 
 
 
 
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