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Saturday July 11, 2020
  • Site last updated at 5:39pm on Thursday 9th July 2020.

Coulsdon West News Update

(Information on this page comes directly from the CWRA's website, the contents of which we have no control over.)


The information pages for the residents' association of West Coulsdon, in the London Borough of Croydon.

    It is quick and easy to get involved. Choose one of three ways to share your message…1) a short video or 2) share a photo and message, or 3) a handwritten note with your ‘Thank You’ message (take a photo of the message). Remember to include who you are thanking and why they made a difference to you. 

    Post your “Thanks” to Twitter or Facebook, including the campaign hashtag #SWLThankYouTogether or you can send us a direct message in your post and tag @SWLNHS

  2. Does your child need some summer exercise? If your child is keen to get out and have some fun, or you need to drag them away from the telly, why not bring them to our free summer rugby sessions at Chipstead RFC. Several age groups are running sessions and would love to welcome new players to join us. Visit our website to find out more.
    The Purley tower has been granted planning permission. The second Inspector recommended approval and the S of S has accepted it.
  4. 405 Bus Route
    Due to road works on the A23 at Hooley there will be no 405 bus south of Coulsdon South Station after 21.30 every evening between Monday 13th July and Wednesday 22nd July 2020.

    Passengers to and from Merstham or Redhill will have to use the train

  5. Councils across the UK are asking residents to tell them what they think of transport and roads services in their area.

    Croydon have put their survey links on this page:

    There are six independent surveys in total (although Croydon seem to think that there are seven - perhaps they have lost one!): you do not have to take them all but we want know what you feel about anything affects you . Each survey will only take a few minutes of your time. We're asking for your views on:

    roads maintenance
    public transport
    road safety
    tackling congestion
    walking and cycling

    The information gathered will help Croydon and national planners understand how people feel about services; inform decisions about roads and pavements; cycling; bus services; public transport and how they work together.

    You will remain anonymous by taking the survey online and the only details asked for are for demographic purposes such as your age range.

    It doesn't matter if you've only just moved to the area, they want to hear from a wide range of people.
  6. GTR 6 July timetable summary
    1. Increase of 234 GTR services, to 87% of pre-covid weekday service.
    11 percentage point increase in AM peak capacity –
    especially between 06:00 and 07:30 to support staggered journeys 
    2. Southern 
    1. Additionalpeak metro services(Sutton to London Victoria via
    Selhurst 2tph > 4tph) + 2TPH London Bridge to London Victoria
    2.Direct services toMilton Keynesfrom Clapham Junction until the early evening
    3. Longer trains between Redhill and London Victoria 4. Longer trains between Sussex Coast
    and London Victoria during peak hours
    5. Additionalpeakservices onEast Coastway,Arun Valley,EpsomandEast Grinsteadroutes 
    3. Thameslink 
    1. Two fastservices fromBedfordin the peak
    2. Peaktime services fromEast Grinsteadto Bedford,Littlehamptonto Bedford,
    Orpingtonto Luton / Kentish Town 
    4. Great Northern 
    1. Higher frequency on GN Metro route to Moorgate(4TPH on both branches for most of the day)
    2. Peak fastservices toPeterborough
    3. BaldocktoKing’s Crossservice
    4. Additional CambridgetoKing’s Lynn / Elyservices 
  7. The travellers on Rickman Hill  have been removed.
    A couple of taller posts have been put in to block the entrance they used when the  previous post was knocked down.
    We are lucky to have a green  quiet unbuilt  space for residents of West Coulsdon.
    Use it or we might lose it.
    Join Coulsdon West Residents' Association now for £3 per household.
    CWRA is the only RA run by Coulsdon West residents.
    It is the only RA that puts Coulsdon West first.

  8. Thank you to everyone who picked up rubbish yesterday after the travellers left.  Members of the "Litterati" cleared the park completely.
    Thank you particularly Lisa Emily Holly and Josh.
    Please join them in our campaign to keep Rickman Hill Park clean and safe for all. Can we please try to maintain this standard by taking our litter home, using the bins provided and reminding litter bugs that it is not their space to spoil.
  9. Travellers  on Rickman Hill Park. 19.6.20
    The council is aware and we are actively dealing with them, this is one of two small groups which have turned up in the borough over the past couple of days. We have been to site and the travellers are reluctant to move on despite the court injunction we have in place across the borough so we are seeking a High Court order to bring in bailiffs to evict them as soon as possible.

    Both the Police and council will be keeping a close eye on them until we receive the high court order.

    Steve Iles MBE
    Director of Public Realm

    Delivering for Croydon
  10. Zooming with our M.P.
    We have the opportunity to zoom with our M.P.
    Chris Philp at a future date. To be eligible to join our meeting you must be a paid up member of CWRA (£ 3 ) and to have provided us with an up-to- date  email address.
    Directions on how to join are available on the Membership page
  11. Weekend engineering work June - July 2020
    Passengers who must travel between East Grinstead/Uckfield and stations to London are being asked to check their journey plans over the next four weekends when Network Rail will undertake strengthening, repair and refurbishment work to the Oxted Viaduct.
  12. Redevelopment of East Croydon Station
    There are plans to slightly change the position of East Croydon Rail Station. Residents are encouraged to be involved in the consultation by using phone lines designated for this purpose.
    Please ensure that you contribute with your suggestions and concerns when the consultation process begins.

  13. To facilitate a repair on a gas escape SGN are controlling traffic with multi way temporary signals at the junction with of Verulam Avenue and Walburton Road. The work is expected to be completed by the 23rd June. 

    Jackie Edgerton
    Network Management Officer 

    Place Department
    Streets Division
    Highways Team
    6th Floor Zone C
    Bernard Weatherill House
    8 Mint Walk
    CR0 1EA

    Tel: 020 8726 6000 - Ext 64907
    Fax: 020 8633 9566
    Mob: 07827280355
    Minicom 020 8760 5797

    Council services, online, 24/7 use this web site address to view the council's e-mail disclaimer -

  14. Return to front door boarding and capacity limits on London buses
    We are now listing London bus routes as they change on our website here
     Michelle Wildish
    Engagement officer | Local Communities & Partnerships | City Planning
    Mobile: 07864 245 586 | Floor 9, 5 Endeavour Square, London, E20 1NJ
  15. We are the Coulsdon West Residents' Association.
    Our aim is to help residents in West Coulsdon and make Coulsdon a great place to live.
    Our M.P., councillors , council officers and decision makers in the NHS, public transport ,TFL, developers,the police,the local press and others consult us
    We are affiliated to organisations which advocate for our area such as the London Green Belt  Council ,the Road Users Forum, the East Surrey Transport Committee and the Neighbourhood Safety Team. 
    We work in coordination with our sister RA's.
    Please join us.See below in this blog , and our twitter account on how to join paying just £3 by standing order.
    Our road stewards are unable to collect door to door at present. Please ensure that you give your personal contact details, particularly your email address.
    If you are already paying subs please check that you have in the past supplied us with your email address

    To achieve our aims we need more members and our income from subs.
     If you wish to volunteer please mention this when you submit your details.
    We are stronger together.
  16. Update from the Met Police
    It has been a rather busy two weeks since the last update.
     We have been supporting the Response Teams in answering 999 calls
     and facilitating peaceful protests on both Croydon and Bromley Borough.
     We have also been coming into work in the very early hours
     (between 0430 and 0530 hours) to tackle some very early morning crime. 
    Operation BasswoodThis is an ongoing operation investigating
     the large number of catalytic converter thefts across Bromley, Croydon and Sutton.
     The operation continues with proactive daily deployments.
     Anyone with information relating to Catalytic Converter thefts
     please call 101 or email the
     This operation is heavily supported by Purley and Woodcote SNT
     who have been undertaking a number of plain clothes
     and intelligence led patrols across the Ward. 
    News From Your Teams:- Coulsdon Town
     Colleagues from the Met Police Traffic Command
    supported by Surrey Police undertook a late night ANPR operation
     on the ward tackling transient crime and County Lines Drug Supply.
     Multiple arrests were made for drug possession
     and several vehicles were seized, making the operation a huge success.
    There are more planned with our partners
     that will be supported by your ward officers as spotters.
  17. Safer Neighbourhood Team 
    June 2020 Croydon Police Newsletter 

    Coulsdon Town Safer Neighbourhood Team 
    The teamSergeant Gavin Durnell 267SN, PC Hurst Ben 2534SN, PCSO De Sousa 7187SN 
    Email – 
    Twitter -@MPSCoulsdonTown 
    Discover the social network for your neighbourhood at 
    Telephone -In an emergency please call999or if the matter is non-urgent but requires a police response please dial101 
    Useful Contacts 
    Crime StoppersIf you wish to contact police anonymously you can contact Crime Stoppers on 0800 555 111 or go to their website 
    London Borough of Croydon:switchboard 020 8726 6000 or via the free My Croydon app 
    Trading Standards:020 8407 1311 
    Citizens Advice Consumer Service:03454 04 05 06 
    Fly-tipping:020 8604 7000 
    Graffiti:020 8726 6200 
    Abandoned vehicles:If you want to check whether a car is taxed you can check 
    Untaxed but NOT abandoned report 
    Untaxed AND abandoned report to Abandoned Vehicle Section
  18. Are you in the CWRA area?
    You are if you are within these roads forming our borders.
    Rickman Hill, Woodfield Hill, Woodfield Close, Petworth Close,  Starrock Road,
    and everything West of the Brighton Road to Lion Green Road,Station Approach ,
    Windermere Road, Smitham Downs Road, Meadow Rise,
     Appledown Rise, Clifton Road, Winifred Road, Lyndhurst Road and Ridgemount Avenue.
    For £3 you can join us and help influence decisions about our area.
  19. Membership Subscriptions
    Due to the virus our road stewards have been unable to collectsubscriptions. 

    Please pay by standing order to Barclays Bank Coulsdon
    sort code 20-24-61
    for the credit of Coulsdon West Residents' Association
    Account number 10293482
    quoting reference house number and post code. 
    When paying residents also need to send their name, address, email address and telephone number to our Treasurer Michael Southwell email   or they can write to him at 28 Warwick Road CR5 2EE.
    If you are already paying by standing order please send Michael your personal contact details.We particularly need your email address.
    You will appreciate that we depend upon a small band of volunteers and  rely on membership subscriptions.
    Please join us. The more members we have, the more influence we have.Our subs remain at £3.

  20. Who is who on the CWRA committee
    Chair Lynne Rothberg
    Vice Chair/Events  Lucy Acres
    Secretary Yvonne Walker
    Treasurer Michael Southwell
    Public Transport Peter Appleford
    Planning Richard Walker
    Chair's Assistant David Rothberg
    Newsletter Editor Jean Biggs
    Rickman Hill Park Keith Watkins

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