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July 2021

DEMOC Conference call – 26th July

At the referendum on 7th October where residents of Croydon will have a chance to vote on whether they want to stick with the current system whereby Councillors chose the Leader who runs our town or change to a system with an executive Mayor, directly elected by every voter of Croydon. The residents’ association-led campaign for a Directly Elected Mayor of Croydon (DEMOC) is keen to raise awareness of the referendum so residents can make an informed choice. We are hosting an on-line meeting for any Residents’ Association members, family, friends and neighbours to find out more about the issues at stake. Time: 8pm – 9pm Date: 26 July 2021 Link: https://zoom.us/j/91350698184 Just click the link above a few minutes before 8pm on 26 July and you will be able to join the meeting. There will be a couple of speakers from [...]

June 2021

24 Coulsdon Court Road CR5 2LL

Planning Application No. 21/02876/FUL Demolition of existing building; erection of a terrace of 6 three/four bedroom houses of two-storeys with roof space accommodation; provision of 6 car parking spaces and refuse storage structures The Hartley and District Residents’ Association (HADRA) advises you that another planning application has been submitted by Macar Developments to Croydon Council, proposing to demolish the existing 5 bedroom house and build 6 three story three/four bedroom houses in addition to the 7 flats and 2 semi-detached house under construction granted under planning application 19/04535/FUL. Details of this planning application and can be seen on Croydon Council’s Public Access Register https://publicaccess3.croydon.gov.uk/online-applications/ where you can view the documents submitted. You can make online objections or comments on this application by clicking on “make a public comment.” Alternatively you can send written objections to:- Head of Development Management, Croydon Council, [...]

11 Haydn Avenue CR8 4AG

Planning Application No. 21/02996/FUL Erection of a terrace of 6 no. three bed dwellings to the rear of the existing property; demolition of a single storey side extension to the existing property; new vehicular and pedestrian access to the rear; associated parking and hard and soft landscaping HADRA advises you that another planning application has been submitted to Croydon Council, (after felling more trees in May 2021) proposing to construct six terraced three storey, three bedroom mews houses in the back garden of 11 Haydn Avenue. Please note that planning application No. 19/05346/FUL for the demolition of the existing house and construction of 19 flats has still not been determined by the council after 16 months. Details of this planning application and can be seen on Croydon Council’s Public Access Register publicaccess3.croydon.gov.uk/online-applications where you can view the documents submitted. You can [...]

220 Brighton Road Planning Notification

A planning application has been submitted to Croydon Council proposing to demolish the detached house and replace it with a three storey block of nine flats. Details of this planning application and the pre-application advice ref. 20/06679/PRE can be seen on Croydon Council’s Public Access Register where you can view the documents submitted. You can make online objections or comments on this application by clicking on “make a public comment.” Alternatively you can send written objections to:- Head of Development Management, Croydon Council, 6th Floor, Bernard Weatherill House, 8 Mint Walk, Croydon CR0 1EA ... or by email to development.management@croydon.gov.uk. This should be done before the neighbour consultation expiry date of Wednesday 16 June; however the case officer will consider comments before the determination deadline which is currently Wednesday 30 June 2021. HADRA will support our residents in objecting to this [...]

Phase 2 of Croydon Libraries’ Consultation

Information on how residents can make their views known during phase 2 is given below: Feedback received during phase 1 of Croydon Libraries Consultation has helped the library service work through all of the options available to achieve the savings needed for 2022/23, while maintaining a statutory library service. Following a meeting of the council’s cabinet where it was agreed to start the second phase of public consultation on proposed changes to the service, residents are now invited to express their views on the following options developed to make the £500,000 savings target outlined in detail in the cabinet paper. Reduce service hours by 21% across the borough Outsource all libraries Hybrid – reduction in service hours (two days per week) to eight libraries and five community run libraries You can find more details for each of these options. Two webinars [...]

May 2021

HADRA is 50!

Hartley & District Residents’ Association was founded in 1970. It originally covered 17 roads and about 1,000 homes, but over the years development and boundary changes have boosted these numbers to 28 and 1,200 respectively, although some of the roads in the Reedham area have their own residents’ association. Our main objective, in accordance with our Constitution, is “to advance and protect the common interests of the residents and to improve the amenities of the district”. HADRA acts as a kind of ’watchdog’ but relies on all residents to report changes and developments which could adversely affect the area in some way. The organisation is recognised by the Council and our local Councillors become involved when necessary and often attend monthly Committee meetings. HADRA is funded by subscriptions of just £3 per household, per annum and occasional advertising revenue from local [...]

To Pay Your Subscription

The easiest way to pay your subscription is to set up an annual standing order. We have recently moved our bank account so please note the new details: Account name: HADRA Sort Code: 23 05 80 (Metro Bank) Account number: 41022558 Please quote your postcode and flat/house number in the reference. You can of course use the same details to make a one-off payment. Alternatively, cash and cheques made payable to HADRA can be delivered to 52 Hartley Hill; please remember to include your name and address. If you have any queries about your subscription, please email treasurer@hadra.org. We are also very grateful for any donations.

New HADRA Website!

The HADRA Committee is delighted to announce the launch of our brand-new website, which can now be viewed at www.HADRA.org. Please take a moment to have a look. The structure of the site has been completely re-ordered in a way that we hope makes it more user-friendly, whilst also being more easily accessible via mobile devices. You’ll find a list of useful frequently asked questions hadra.org/key-info/; planning news specific to your road (click on any news item at hadra.org/category/planning/ to see a list of roads on the right hand side on a desktop or at the bottom of the screen on a mobile device); items of interest about local history hadra.org/local-history/; and much more. The Committee intends to regularly add items of interest, particularly in relation to planning, and review other content, as required. Some areas of the site remain in [...]

Coulsdon Rocks

If you’ve ever come across a brightly decorated stone whilst out-and-about, you’ll be forgiven for greeting it with some surprise! You probably stumbled across an intentionally created and placed piece of art by local residents, many of them children. “Coulsdon Rocks” aims to bring a little fun and magic to the local area. If you happen across one of the rocks, please take a photo of it and then post the image to the Coulsdon Rocks Facebook page indicating where it was found. You are welcome to then either keep the rock safe or hide it again for someone else to find. Residents are also more than welcome to add their own rocks to Coulsdon. They can be as colourful and imaginative as you like, but there are a few simple rules to remember: Be mindful where you hide your rocks. [...]

Ode to Old Coulsdon

Whilst looking through some old archives recently, we came across this poem, written by HADRA resident Diane Johansen and published in a 2006 edition of the Hartley News. 15 years on, the situation certainly isn’t any better and is arguably considerably worse! Ode to Old Coulsdon “Oh, it’s progress, indeed,” said the man in the hat As the flint walls came tumbling down And there in their stead stood a thin wooden board In an incongruous cheap shade of brown. “Oh, it’s progress, indeed”, said the man in the hat As the roof tiles from rafters were torn, And the beams that had proudly held walls with their might Were now tossed, bruised, battered and sawn. “Oh, it’s progress, indeed”, said the man in the hat As the flowers and grass turned to mire, And the tarmac van hovered to spew [...]

Walk This May – National Walking Month

Walking is simple, free and one of the easiest ways to get more active, lose weight and become healthier. Many residents have discovered new local walks as part of their daily exercise during the Covid-19 lockdowns. We’d like to draw your attention to a free app called GoJauntly (available in the Apple App Store and Google Play), which will not only help you discover new walks, but also enables users to upload and share their own favourite walks. One feature we particularly like about the GoJauntly app is the “greenest route” function. This allows you to put in your destination and it will automatically calculate the most pleasant route for you… worth trying some alternatives to walking along the Brighton Road! And don’t worry about it adding too much to your journey time… the app will calculate that for you too! [...]

Coulsdon Manor Golf Course

Although owned by Croydon Council, the land including the golf course is leased to the hotel under a private contract. There are two public footpaths that may be used by non-golfers (see map). Do remember to take care and look out for players, and be respectful of their game. Negotiations are taking place between residents’ associations, councillors, golf club members and hotel management to see if we can agree public rights of way around the perimeter of the golf course.

April 2021

Covid-19 Vaccination Programme

The NHS is currently offering the vaccine to people who are 50 and over, residents and staff in care homes, people who are extremely clinically vulnerable and health and care staff. People over 50 years may choose to attend their local GP-led vaccination site or one of the large vaccination sites. Anyone who has received a letter can log on to the national booking service at  www.nhs.uk/covid-vaccination and choose from large scale vaccination centres or pharmacy services across the south west London. Anyone unable to book online can call 119 free of charge, anytime between 7am and 11pm seven days a week. People who book into a vaccine centre will be greeted by volunteers who will marshal car parks and register people when they arrive. They will receive a health status check and a pre-vaccination assessment before they have their jab. Appointments are staggered to allow for social distancing [...]

March 2021

HADRA Supports Nut Tree Outdoor Nursery

For a change, the HADRA committee are pleased to recommend that residents support a planning application for the Nut Tree Outdoor Nursery to be established in the rear garden of 10 Haydn Avenue, CR8 4AE. Details of this planning application number 21/00960/FUL for the Alterations including part change of use of the site to an outdoor nursery (use class D1), including the erection of two temporary outbuildings to the rear of the site can be found on Croydon Council's public access register. This development would create an outdoor nursery for up to 16 children. It backs onto the Reedham Park Primary School, which closed last year, and would provide additional schooling infrastructure in the local area, which the current council has failed to do despite the number of planning applications it has approved for demolishing family houses and building flats. The [...]

58 Old Lodge Lane

Application to demolish  house at 58 Old Lodge Lane and build a three storey block of nine flats A new planning application No. 21/00954/FUL  has been submitted and residents have until 9 April 2021 to comment on the proposed development. This is to demolish the existing house at 58 Old Lodge Lane and replace it with a three storey block of nine flats. This is an over development of the site which is on corner of the busy road junction with Hartley Hill and Burcott Road. Local residents will therefore receive this letter from us shortly. Details of this planning application can be seen on Croydon Council’s Public Access Register https://publicaccess3.croydon.gov.uk/online-applications/ where you can view the documents submitted. You can make online objections or comments on this application by clicking on “make a public comment.” Alternatively you can send written objections [...]

Development at Lion Green Road – Newsletter no. 7

CField Construction would like to inform you of the progress on site and upcoming works on the Brick By Brick development at Lion Green Road. The project includes redevelopment of the site to provide 157 homes across two five-storey, two six-storey and one seven-storey block, as well as the provision of a new public car park. DOWNLOAD NEWSLETTER NO.7 HERE

February 2021

Covid-19 Vaccination Programme – Update & Useful Links

The COVID-19 vaccines are safe and effective. They will give you the best protection against coronavirus. The NHS is currently vaccinating the over 65s and those who have been identified as clinically extremely vulnerable. Keep up to date with the rollout of the COVID-19 vaccination programme in Croydon by visiting this page, which is updated regularly: https://swlondonccg.nhs.uk/your-area/croydon/croydon-covid-19-vaccination-programme-update/ The shielding list (people identified as clinically extremely vulnerable) has been expanded following the development of a new national COVID-19 risk assessment. These additional higher-risk patients will be informed by letter. There is more information on the update page. Over 70s who have not received their first dose should now book an appointment rather than wait to be contacted by the NHS. For more detail please refer to the FAQs on our Health Matters page. Surge testing is taking place in parts of Croydon [...]

January 2021

17 Hartley Old Road

Planning application to demolish 17 Hartley Old Road and build a four storey block of seven flats. A new planning application No. 20/06618/FUL  has been submitted and residents have until 16 February to comment on the proposed development. This is to demolish the existing four bedroom house at 17 Hartley Old Road and replace it with a four storey block of seven flats. This is an over development of the road with a block of 9 flats under construction at 19 Hartley Old Road and permission being granted at the planning committee meeting on 21 January 2021 with a 6-4 vote despite objections for two semi-detached four bedroom houses and a block of seven flats. Local residents will therefore receive THIS LETTER from us shortly (click the link to download a copy).

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