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December 2023

November 2023

Purley Pool Consultation

Polaska, the long leaseholder of the Purley Pool site, has announced plans for a complete redevelopment of the area, to include two new pools, leisure centre, cafe and public realm, to accompany about 245 flats which will form a new “integrated retirement community”.

The next stage of the consultation process is on Thursday, 9 November at Christ Church Purley, and all are invited to attend the workshop. The aim is to update residents on the progress of the design and seek feedback on design details, such as materiality.

There will be two workshops covering the same topic on Thursday 9th November at Christ Church in Purley at 859-887 Brighton Road, CR8 2BN. The first workshop slot will run between 4pm and 5:30pm and the second between 6pm and 7:30pm.

To register your interest in attending one of these workshops, please sign up via the project […]

October 2023

Information Network Bulletin Edition 2 – 2023/24

Please find below a link to the latest edition of the Information Network Bulletin brought to you by Croydon Council’s Trading Standards team. In addition to general news from the team, it includes details of some of the latest scams and fraud alerts which we have become aware of in recent months. We hope that you find it useful. Information Network Bulletin – Edition 2 – 2023/24

September 2023

July 2023

A22 Godstone Road Closure

The following information comes from Councillor Gayle Gander:

Update 20th July 2023

I’d like to thanks Riddlesdown Residents Association for working with Southern Rail and providing the following brief: Southern Railway have advised and to assist during these works and resulting road closure, that bus passengers for the 412 and 407, can on request between 9 pm and 5 am, ask for access from the Southern team, to use the Purley station subway, to go between the front and rear entrances (west and east side). This can be done by speaking to staff direct, or using the assistance call point. Southern also advise the disabled can use this route at all times, upon request to staff. When staff are not there, for example elsewhere on the station, the gates will be in the open position. The local Southern team will keep this under review […]

June 2023

May 2023

82 Hartley Down, Purley CR8 4EB

Planning Application No. 23/00442/HSE

Enlargement of the existing rear dormer to the main roof including recessed balcony.

18 May 2023

This planning application is to remove the unauthorised balcony to the rear dormer and construct a smaller balcony.

An enforcement notice was finally issued on 20/4/23 to remove the second floor (loft room) projecting platform from roof dormer and obscured glass screen, because the first floor and second floor terrace and screening would be detrimental to the amenities of the occupiers of 80 and 84 Hartley Down resulting in an unacceptable loss of privacy.

Planning Application 22/02324/CONR was finally refused on 5/5/23. In this application the householder had accepted that he must remove the balcony to the “loft floor” and install the metal balustrades in accordance with the planning consent. It is therefore very disappointing that he is now applying to have a smaller […]

Old Lodge Lane Bridge Refurbishment Works

To facilitate these works, there will be traffic management in place consisting of a full road closure and bus stop suspensions on Old Lodge Lane during the planned times. During the weekend only phase of the works, Old Lodge Lane will be closed from 2300 Friday to Monday 0500. During the mid-week night works, Old Lodge Lane will be closed from 2330 to 0500 each night from Monday to Friday.

Pedestrian will still be able to walk from one side of the structure to the other within a protected scaffold tunnel during closures. BAM will install additional signage to ensure customers know businesses are still open as usual. During the four weekend closures, there will be a shuttle bus service operating in substitute of the normal bus services.

Shuttle bus services will operate as follows:

  • Shuttle buses will operate on Saturdays and Sundays […]

April 2023

March 2023

Proposed changes to our Constitution

Let us take you on a journey back 30 years.  It’s 1993 and the new Ford Mondeo is about to go on sale for the first time. Our Prime Minister, John Major, is overseeing the completion of the Channel Tunnel, due to open next year, and Tim Berners-Lee is releasing his source code for the world’s first internet web-browser. Our beleaguered Secretary finds himself  hunched over his typewriter bashing away at the keys in time with Meatloaf’s “I’d do anything for Love” and a sheet of paper emerges, entitled “HADRA’s Constitution”.

This document has served us well over the past 30 years and continues to govern the way we operate today. However, designed in a largely pre-internet era, without today’s norms such as social media and WhatsApp, its becoming apparent to us today that it is necessary to give our […]

February 2023

Bridge Repairs at Reedham Station Old Lodge Lane

Old Lodge Lane Road Closure due to Railway Bridge Repairs

Unfortunately, the railway bridge next to Reedham Station needs a major refurbishment which will result in lengthy road closures of Old Lodge Lane.

The contractors have arranged a public consultation at Reedham Park Tennis Club, 11 Lodge Hill Purley CR8 4AH on Wednesday 22 February 2023 from 6-8pm at which there will a presentation to explain the works involved; the contractors will also seek the opinions of residents as to the best closure option from among the choices available –

Option 1 Full closure of Old Lodge Lane for 8 weeks

Option 2 Full closure of Old Lodge Lane for 8 weekends

Option 3 Full closure of Old Lodge Lane for 10 weeks night time working 23.00 to 04.00 hrs

No appointment is required – please just go along any time […]

December 2022

82 Hartley Down, Purley CR8 4EB

Planning Application No. 22/02324/CONR

Variation of Condition 1 (Approved Drawings) and Removal of Conditions 5 (Railings) and 6 (No Roof Terrace) attached to planning permission ref. 19/04864/HSE for the construction of a first floor, single/two storey front/side extensions to form a two-storey dwelling. Construction of a rear roof extension with installation of 4 front and 2 roof lights to each side roof slope and associated alterations.

31 December 2022

This planning application has been submitted as a result of residents complaining to Planning Enforcement that following refusal on appeal for retrospective planning application No. 21/03937/HSE no corrective action has been taken. Planning enforcement case no 21/00066/NBI refers and remains open. Despite numerous requests, Planning Enforcement has failed to provide any updates. Residents have now been in correspondence with the Council on this matter for 2 years.

This submission is basically the same as […]

November 2022

56 Old Lodge Lane, Purley CR8 4DF

RE: Planning Application No.22/04564/FUL:

56 Old Lodge Lane, Purley CR8 4DF

Demolition of the existing property and erection of a block of six apartments and a pair of semi-detached houses to rear, with bin and cycle stores, new vehicle access, hard and soft landscaping and other associated works

22 November 2022

The Hartley and District Residents’ Association (HADRA) advises you of a planning application to Croydon Council proposing to demolish the detached house and replace it with a three storey block of six flats and two semi-detached houses in the rear of the garden to accommodate up to 30 people.

Pre-application advice ref 22/01096/PRE did not support the scheme due to the backland development.

Details of this planning application can be seen on Croydon Council’s Public Access Register

where you can view the documents submitted. You can make online objections or comments […]

Govia Thameslink Railway Update

In Touch November 2022

Welcome to your November issue of In-Touch, bringing you some of the latest news and updates from across Govia Thameslink Railway.

This edition contains updates on:

  • Timetable update for December 2022
  • Gatwick Airport Upgrade Programme update
  • A train load of Christmas activities coming down the tracks
  • New scheme to help assistance dogs travel on our network
  • Govia Thameslink Railways signs the Armed Forces Covenant
  • The first Great Northern train gets ready for a digital future

Timetable update for December 2022

The timetables on our network will change from 11 December with the aim of introducing a more punctual and reliable service where stations have more consistent arrival and departure times.

The bulk of these changes will be to services which pass-through Gatwick Airport. This is because upgrades at the station, explained in detail later in this newsletter, mean we have been able […]

New Year’s Eve at The Manor

Be permitted to over indulge and celebrate the New Year in style, at the Black Tie Gala Ball at Coulsdon Manor House.

Gala Black Tie Dinner

Glass of bubbly at 7pm

Dinner served at 7:30pm

DJ until 1am

Saturday 31st December 2022

Price: £89.50 (including 5-course meal)

Over 18s only

To book, or for more information, contact 020 8668 0414 or email

Health Report

The New Coulsdon Medical Centre

As you may recall, it was proposed that the new Medical Centre was to be built adjacent to the CALAT site in Coulsdon. Unfortunately, the developer has decided to pause all NHS developments for an unspecified period while they review the financial viability of the schemes in the light of the recent financial turmoil. Funding is currently in place and the Health Authorities are exploring every avenue to make sure that they retain the funding and the medical centre is built for residents in the Coulsdon area.

Purley Hospital

Funding has been confirmed for additional diagnostics at Purley Hospital – see below for what the project will provide. This is fully funded – both equipment and staffing – for 3 years. We also show below the “wish list” which is not yet funded. An extension will be built at […]

Remembrance Sunday

Remembrance Sunday – 13th November, St John’s Church & The Memorial, Canons Hill, Old Coulsdon

Church Service 10.a.m.

The main service on Remembrance Sunday 13th November 2022 will be at 10.00 a.m. With members of the local cadets, members of the TA, scouts & guides, and leaders of the local community. There is normally a full church for this special parade service and we look forward to welcoming everyone who would like to come along.

Act of Remembrance 10.50 a.m.

After the service in the Church, things will move to the Memorial on the corner of Canon’s Hill where there will be an Act of Remembrance at about 10.50 a.m. and the laying of wreaths.
We hope that you will be able to join us for what is a community time for remembering, with gratitude, those who lost their lives in the service of the nation, […]

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