Wednesday, 17 October 2018

Councillors street stall

Please note the date and time of our next street stall has changed from Saturday 20th October and will now be held as below.  
The popular street stalls provide an opportunity for residents to come and meet us as your local Councillors. 
It could be an informal chat or you may have a local issue you would like to raise with us. Either way we would be pleased to see and hear from you.
We will now meet this month follows:
Date:              Saturday 27th October
Time:              11am
Place:             Outside Aldi Supermarket on the Brighton Road, Coulsdon
                       Town Centre
If you would prefer to meet by appointment, perhaps more confidentially, let us know by replying to this e-mail with your name and address and we will make the necessary arrangements.
                                                     Kind regards
Cllr Luke Clancy                 Cllr Mario Creatura              Cllr Ian Parker

Thursday, 11 October 2018

Potential community sites for Muscular Skeletal services in Croydon - your help please

I hope this message finds you well.
As you may be aware NHS Croydon CCG have recently procured an integrated physiotherapy service for Croydon residents. The provider will be Connect Health UK.
The service will increase the number of community sites where residents can access the service. Attached is a spreadsheet of Croydon GP practices and community clinics who have expressed an interest in hosting integrated physiotherapy sessions.
Connect Health UK and the CCG have assessed the suitability of the sites in terms of clinical requirements (for example, the physical  space needed to undertake treatments). So all of the sites listed meet the facility requirements.
But, we would be very interested to hear from people who may use these facilities to access GP services about other facilities which are important to patients. This could include transport links, access for people with disabilities, disabled parking spaces and waiting areas.
Rather than ‘google it’ I would be really grateful if you could supply any local knowledge you have that you think would be helpful for us to know. For example, if you know that it’s a 10 minute walk uphill from a nearest bus stop this would be very helpful to know.
The CCG need to finalise the locations very soon so if you could let me have any comments back by Weds 17 October it would be very helpful.
There is some more detail on the new integrated physiotherapy here
Many thanks in advance for your help.
Kind regards

Ros Spinks 
Senior Engagement Manager

NHS Croydon Commissioning Group
Bernard Weatherill House
2nd Floor, Zone G
8 Mint Walk 
Croydon CR0 1EA

Monday, 24 September 2018


These proposals will allow LBC to intensify building, particularly in the South of the Borough, while making it more difficult for residents to object.


I am writing to you about consultations on two separate documents which form part of the Local Development Framework. Consultations on both documents are invited until Monday 15th October 2018. Although you may have seen information on the following already, we are sending this email to your generic inbox to ensure that your association is aware of this consultation.

Suburban Design Guide Supplementary Planning Document (SPD2)
Since late 2017 Croydon Council’s Spatial Planning team been working on a new supplementary planning document for suburban residential developments across the borough which is now available for consultation. The consultation has been advertised through various means, however as a Residents Association we would like to draw this to your attention for publication to your residents. 

The draft SPD2 provides guidance for suburban residential developments, development in Areas of Focussed Intensification and extensions and alterations to existing homes across the borough. It is a Supplementary Planning Document to the Croydon Local Plan 2018 and is intended to assist in the delivery of around 10,000 of the boroughs housing target of 32,890 new homes by 2036. The document provides technical design guidance that seeks to both limit any negative impact on places, including the amenity of existing residents, and frame opportunities where increased densities can enhance places and bring benefits to communities.

This document, once adopted, will provide a vision for locals and developers for the future of suburban growth in the borough, and be used by planning case officers in determining small – medium sized applications on windfall sites across the borough.

The Council is will seek representations on the draft document. During this time, drop-in community engagement sessions will be held across the borough to where Council officers will be available to answer questions you may have and engage interested parties on the draft SPD2, which you are invited to attend. Details of these consultation sessions are as follows:

·         Tuesday 18th September, 4pm – 8pm, Addington Community Centre, 90 Central Parade, New Addington, CR0 0JB
·         Thursday 20th September, 4pm – 8pm, Upper Norwood Library Hub, Westow Hill, London, SE19 1TJ
·         Tuesday 25th September, 4pm – 8pm, Kenley Hall, 92 Godstone Road, Kenley, CR8 5AB
·         Saturday 29th September, 10am – 2pm, Purley Library, Banstead Road, Purley, CR8 3YH
·         Tuesday 2nd October, 4pm – 8pm, Christchurch Methodist Hall Addiscombe, 114 Lower Addiscombe Road, Croydon, CR0 6AD
·         Thursday 4th October, 4pm – 8pm, Selsdon Community Centre for the retired, 132 Addington Road, Selsdon, CR2 8LA
·         Tuesday 9th October, 4pm – 8pm, Shirley Community Centre, 28 Shrublands Avenue, Croydon, CR0 8JA

Statement of Community Involvement (SCI)
The revised Statement of Community Involvement details about how the Council will engage with local and statutory stakeholders, both in preparing planning documents, and in carrying out development management functions. It must also set out how the Council will provide advice or assistance on the preparation and adoption of Neighbourhood Plans.
The Town and Country Planning (Local Planning) (England) (Amendment) Regulations 2017 have introduced (as of 6th April 2018) a requirement to review Statements of Community Involvement within five years of the adoption of the last statement. Croydon’s Statement of Community Involvement was adopted on the 15th October 2012 and therefore a review of the Statement of Community Involvement is required and appropriate as the Croydon Local Plan has now been adopted.
Viewing the documents and making a Representation
You are invited to view the draft Suburban Design Guide Supplementary Document (SPD2) as well as the revised Statement of Community Involvement. The documents are available to view:
·                By downloading from the Council’s website:
·                At the borough’s libraries (during normal opening hours)
·                At Bernard Weatherill House (Access Croydon), Mint Walk, Croydon, 9am-4pm (Monday to Friday)
·                Alternative formats of the document are available on request at or 020 8407 1385.

Representation forms are also available at these locations. Please note that if you wish to make a representation on both documents, a separate representation form must be submitted for each document. 
You can make a representation by:
  • Emailing a completed representation form to
  • Or by posting it to Spatial Planning Service, 6th Floor Zone B, Bernard Weatherill House, 8 Mint Walk, Croydon, CR0 1EA.

Croydon Council will acknowledge receipt of your representation(s) as soon as possible. Please note that representations are not confidential, including your name and organisation and will be made publicly available.The addresses and contact details of representations from individuals will not be published on the website or any other public place. A copy of the Council’s Privacy Notice can be found with the representation form. You are advised to keep a copy of the representation(s) you submit.

Following the consultation period, the draft SPD2 and revised SCI will be reviewed in light of the comments received and are anticipated to be adopted in Spring 2019. 

For any enquiries or further information, please email or call us on 020 8407 1385

Thursday, 20 September 2018

Meet our councillors

Meet Your Councillors                  

This Saturday sees the next of our popular street stalls when residents can come and meet us as your local Councillors.  

It could be an informal chat or you may have a local issue you would like to raise with us. Either way we would be pleased to see and hear from you.

We meet as follows:

Date:              Saturday 22nd September

Time:              11am

Place:             Outside Aldi supermarket on the Brighton Road, Coulsdon Town Centre

If you would prefer to meet by appointment, perhaps more confidentially, let us know by replying to this e-mail with your name and address and we will make the necessary arrangements.

Monday, 17 September 2018

Further update for Dr Khan's patients

The CCCG is understanding of the difficulties facing Dr Khan's loyal patients when having to decide on a new GP practice and are willing to host further drop-in sessions to help the decision making process. They urge patients to register with a new surgery as soon as possible to ensure GP cover and not leave it until the end of October. They remind patients on repeat prescriptions to ensure that they have enough medication to cover the transition period as new GP's MUST see new patients before issuing prescriptions.
They plan to send further reminder letters but patients have to register individually.

When the new medical centre on CALAT is operational (2021??) patients can transfer there if it is more suitable.

Please spread the word to Dr Khan's patients who may lack internet access.

Call-in sessions for Dr Khan's patients

A reminder for Dr Khan's patients that there are two more sessions at Coulsdon Methodist Church - this Wednesday 19th Sept 11.00 to 1pm and the following Wednesday from 5.30 -7.30, when representatives from the other practices will be present.

Tuesday, 11 September 2018

LBC transport consultation

From Charlie as Chair of East Surrey Transport Committee - share your opinions

Hi All 

Croydon council are consulting on their Local Implementation Plan (LIP) 3 which is how they intend to comply with the London Mayor’s transport Policy.

This comes in two stages in September they will be seeking views from organisations and individuals. 

You can fill in the survey on the web site

If you have any other ideas you can email them to Ben Kennedy at Croydon as the officer responsible for coordinating the consultation.

In the November the Council will publish their plan and that will also be subject to public consultation.

You may want to emphasise the need for parking and the topography of our area. Along with the need for the town centre to compete  with our local areas outside the borough

All the best