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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).

Croydon Covid-19 Vaccination Programme Update

HADRA has received the following communication from Croydon Council, which we have been asked to pass onto residents. We wanted to update you on the strong start we have made rolling out the biggest vaccination programme in NHS history in Croydon and across South West London. Our priority remains vaccinating the most vulnerable people in our communities and our front-line health and care professionals. We are keen to continue to build confidence and optimism around the vaccine, but also to manage people’s expectations about when they might receive the vaccine. Across South West London, NHS Trusts and GP practices are currently facing large volumes of people contacting them wanting to book their Covid vaccination, so we would appreciate your support in helping us to share some of the messages towards the end of this update to manage these expectations locally. We [...]

Planning application to demolish 6 Hartley Down and build a block of nine flats

A planning application has been submitted to Croydon Council proposing to demolish the three bedroom bungalow at 6 Hartley Down and erect a five storey building comprising of 9 flats to accommodate up to 30 people. Details of this planning application can be seen on Croydon Council’s Public Access Register here. 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. The original deadline for comments was 5 January 2021; however the case officer will consider comments up to determination deadline which is currently 2 February 2021. 6 Hartley Down - Notice to Residents 

December 2020

Corona Virus Update from the NHS

Key information for patients about the coronavirus vaccine The NHS is currently offering the COVID-19 vaccine to people most at risk from coronavirus. The coronavirus (COVID-19) vaccine is safe and effective. It gives you the best protection against coronavirus. The NHS will let you know when it is your turn to have the vaccine. It is important not to contact the NHS for a vaccination before then. Please wait to be contacted. At this time, the vaccine is being offered in some hospitals to: some people aged 80 and over who already have a hospital appointment in the next few weeks people who work in care homes health care workers at high risk The vaccine will be offered more widely, and at other locations, as soon as possible. The order in which people will be offered the vaccine is based [...]

October 2020

22 Hartley Down

Plans to demolish 22 Hartley Down and replace with 7 flats - October 2020 update The previous planning application No. 19/04150/FUL 22 for 9 flats was rejected by the planning department on15 November 2019. The developer has submitted an appeal and it is still with the planning inspector. A new planning application No. 19/04150/FUL for 7 flats has been submitted and residents have until 6 November 2020 to comment on the proposed development. Local residents will therefore receive the following letter from us shortly:  

Planning at 11 Hartley Old Road

Planning application to demolish 11 Hartley Old Road and build two semi-detached houses and seven flats - October 2020 update A new planning application No. 20/05200/FUL has been submitted and residents have until 4 November 2020 to comment on the proposed development. This is to demolish the existing three bedroom house and replace it with two semi-detached four bedroom houses together with a block of seven flats in the rear garden. Local residents will therefore receive the following letter from us shortly.

September 2020

News from Network Rail

September 2020 Dear Passenger, We are delighted to bring you our latest update on some projects taking place in the Southern region with a focus on our Sussex route, which I hope you find of interest. Public consultation - last chance to have your say Unblocking the Croydon bottleneck This is your final opportunity to have your say on our proposals to unblock the Croydon bottleneck. We are seeking your feedback on our proposals to remove the complex series of junctions in Croydon that regularly contribute to delays across the network. Removing the bottleneck would allow more reliable, more frequent and faster services on the Brighton Main Line and its branches. Our designs for the railway upgrade are available for you to view and provide feedback via a short survey here. The public consultation will close at 11:59pm on Sunday 20 September. You will be [...]

August 2020

HADRA AGM 2020

In light of the COVID-19 pandemic, we have decided to hold our AGM this year online, using the popular "Zoom" video conference software. Members are cordially invited to attend online at 8pm on Wednesday 9 September 2020. This page (http://hadra.org/index.php/misc-news/616-agm-2020) will be updated closer to the event with details of how you can join this meeting from the comfort of your own home.  Don't worry - we'll keep things simple! This year, the AGM will be solely to meet our constitutional obligation of holding an AGM and the business conducted will be minimal. Please come back to this page closer to the AGM for further details.

July 2020

Changes to Thameslink trains from Monday 3rd of July

This is a recent message from Thameslink trains about their new timetable and travel guidance: We will be introducing a new timetable on Monday 6th July, for those customers whose journey is necessary. The new timetable is live in the journey planners, so that you can check your journey now. If you do need to use our services, please follow this guidance: You must wear a face covering on public transport - while there are very important medical exemptions, this is a simple thing everyone who can, should do to help reduce the risk to others. Please follow the government social distancing guidelines Always check your journey before you travel Book tickets online and use contactless payments wherever possible Avoid travelling in busy hours– The busiest time on our network is now 06:00-07:30. We highlight busy trains through alerts in journey [...]

Purley Tower Update

We have today received notification from the Secretary of State that the planning application for the redevelopment of Purley Baptist Church (aka "Purley Tower") has received approval to go ahead. The six Residents' Associations who opposed this development have always maintained our full support the work that the Purley Baptist Church does for our local community and we had no problem in principle with the expansion of their proposed church and associated facilities. Indeed, we wished to see these two sites redeveloped, as part of one of these sites has been an eye sore and a detriment to Purley for over 35 years now.  However, where we differed is on the point that we did not believe an oversized and a tall building development at that location in the centre of Purley is appropriate and we contended that the proposed development [...]

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