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 Old Coulsdon
Your Conservative team for Old Coulsdon is:
Cllr  Margaret Bird
Cllr  Steve Hollands

 News from Old Coulsdon
14/12/2018 Croydon's wonderful new A&E facility
14/05/2018 Deputy Shadow Cabinet appointed
04/05/2018 Thank you Croydon
03/05/2018 Vote for a council that's on your side today
13/04/2018 Croydon’s wonderful green spaces are under threat
02/04/2018 A Conservative Council will be on residents’ side
 A little more about your local team

Cllr  Margaret Bird

Margaret is honoured to have been selected as the Conservative Candidate in the new ward of Old Coulsdon alongside Steve Hollands having represented Coulsdon East since 2014 , She has lived in Coulsdon East for over 35 years. Her 3 children were educated in Old Coulsdon, She was a Compliance Manager for the Conservative Party until 2010, has been Acting Chair, Deputy Chair and Treasurer of the Conservative Women’s Organisation. She is an Academy Councillor at Oasis Academy Byron and on the Management Committee of the Saffron Valley Federation, the PRU's for Croydon and has served on several other school governing bodies. Margaret was an Independent Review member of School Admissions & Exclusions panels for Croydon schools for over 11 years before being elected as a Councillor and is particularly passionate about every child’s right to receive an outstanding education. She was a founder member of the group who campaigned to successfully keep the Bowling Green in Coulsdon Memorial Park open by using volunteers and founded the Christmas Lights in Old Coulsdon (CLOCfg) group to raise funds for Christmas Lights in Old Coulsdon. She is also Vice Chair of Friends of Farthing Downs and attends East Coulsdon RA (ECRA) meetings. She also works with Old Coulsdon RA (OCRA) and Hartley & District RA (HADRA). On Croydon Council Margaret serves on the Licensing Committee, is Deputy to Cllr. Yvette Hopley the Shadow Cabinet member for Health and Adult Social Care , is a member of the Health & Wellbeing Board , a member of the Adult Social services review panel, and is a reserve member on the Scrutiny Panel for Children Young People and Learners . Margaret is Chair of the Coulsdon East and Coulsdon West Safer Neighbourhood Ward panel.



Cllr  Steve Hollands

Steve Hollands is a Croydon man having lived in the borough more or less his whole life. Steve's family have been connected to Croydon since the late 19th century. Living in north Croydon until the late eighties and now in Purley with his wife and two children. Steve has a strong affinity with Croydon as a whole. Steve has been a Kenley councillor since 1998 and has campaigned locally to keep both Kenley and Purley a green and pleasant place in which to live. Steve's current main council responsibilty is as a member of the Council' s Planning Committee but has held various positions over the years including cabinet member and chairman of the council's scrutiny overview committee. Steve was very pleased to be asked to stand in for the new ward of Old Coulsdon. Steve has worked closely with Councillors Chris Wright and Margaret Bird over many years and knows Old Coulsdon well. Former Coulsdon East Councillor Terry Lenton asked Steve to chair the friends group that kept Marlpit Lane Bowling Green open for public use. Steve found that the volunteers worked incredibly hard to get the bowling up an running for its first season and the amount of effort that continues to be needed to keep this valuable local asset open to the public. A key strength of Old Coulsdon are the numerous friends groups and local resident associations that invest so much of their time and energy into the area and without whom Old Coulsdon would be so much the poorer. One of the key elements of representing the residents of Old Coulsdon is to support these local groups. Using his Community Budget Steve was able to support local residents with some additional funding for the Christmas Lights at Tudor Parade and also providing funding for security bollards at the Lacey Green parade of shops. Old Coulsdon is one of the most beautiful and historic parts of the borough and it is a priority to keep it that way. I will do all I can to achieve this.



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