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Please Note; the RRA notice board on the Green in Lower Barn Rd next to Church has been removed as it was unsafe. A new one will be made to replace it but not immediately

Updated 10/10/15  Croydon Council propose charge for

garden waste collection from January 2016

Updated 10/10/15  Weekly planning applications and decisions

in Riddlesdown

Updated 9/10/15  New street lighting for Riddlesdown;

Streets up to 30 October named by Council

New 9/10/15 Dates to meet Chris Philp - Croydon South MP

Updated 6/10/15  Some Forthcoming Events; RRA’s Children’s Xmas Party (further details); City of London Events, Museum of Croydon; Police & Woodcote Medical Practice

New 15/9/15  Croydon Council’s “The Croydon Promise”

Public parking in Purley Town Centre

New 13/9/15 - Removal of central white lines on Godstone Rd (A22) and Brighton Rd (A23)

Updated 30/9/15  Major road works on A22 until March 2016

New 11/9/15  Sanderstead Recreation Ground;

Pavilion To Let for business opportunity

New 9/9/15  Christmas 2015 - Engineering Work at Purley Station

Bus service between South Croydon and Redhill Stations

Updated 8/9/15  Purley Hospital; Minor Injuries Unit - Open letter to Jeremy Hunt MP and CCCG document on future Strategy

Updated 7/9/15  City of London Commons Newsletters; September 2015

Updated 7/9/15  Latest Purley SNT Police updates & scam warnings

Updated 5/9/15  Lower Barn Rd, Mitchley Ave and Brancaster Lane - Flooding; reports on other environmental matters in our area

New 30/8/15 - Safer HGV Zone in London from 1/9/15

New 28/8/15 - Registering to vote - Individual Electoral Registration

New 10/8/15  RRA AGM Minutes 2015

New 7/8/15  From 26 July 2015, Gatwick Express and Southern joined Great Northern and Thameslink to operate as

Govia Thameslink Railway

Update 30/7/15  Farmland to east of Dunmail Drive, off Mitchley Hill - Landscaping works etc

New 18/7/15 - Purley Baptist Church 16 storey development; Environmental Impact Assessment &further details of the development

New 28/6/15  Riddlesdown Recorder Summer 2015

Updated 20/6/15  Information about prescriptions (& other services)

at Riddlesdown pharmacy, Lower Barn Rd; pharmacy now open Wednesday afternoons

Updated 4/6/15  Information about the Council’s new “Village Approach”for rubbish and recycling collections

Update 29/5/15 - Berkshire Homes; land in Dunmail Drive (r/o 36/60 Honister Heights) not sold at Auction on 28 May 2015

Updated 6/5/15  Damage to grass verges, overhanging hedges, shrubs and trees on pavements & shrubs on grass verges

Updated 7/3/15  View some fascinating photos of streets in

Riddlesdown in 1955 and also surrounding towns

Updated 28/1/15  Victory for campaigners! Purley pool to be kept open; Statement from Cllr Tony Newman

Updated 5/1/15  London Bridge Station redevelopment until 2018

Updated 22/2/15  New wheelie bins for recycling to be introduced

Updated 10/11/14  Parking in Riddlesdown generally

Updated 8/10/14  Would you like to become a

Neighbourhood Watch Co-ordinator in Riddlesdown?

Updated 16/9/14 All London buses are now cash free;

You are also now able to use Contactless on Tube, Tram, DLR, & London Overground & most National Rail services in London

Updated 26/8/14  Information on Contactless payments on

public transport; the London Freedom Pass and the

New 60+ concessionary travel from November 2012

Top tips from the Police for home crime prevention/advice


Car protection and selling/buying advice

L E S S   T O P I C A L   I S S U E S

Croydon Council complete CPO of 48 Mitchley Ave

Advice on bonfires in Riddlesdown

Purley Fire Station; 1 year closure

& demolition From 11/2/15

New type of speed camera on the M25

Have you bought Green Belt plots in Riddlesdown?

Or thinking of buying some currently available?

Important changes to planning laws from 31 May 2013

for rear single storey extensions

Mobile phone reception in Riddlesdown

An aerial view of part of Riddlesdown Common

 taken from a drone

Some Riddlesdown history from The Recorder

Dog attacks continue in Riddlesdown

What does the RRA do, you may ask?


RRA Archive Stories

Your Square Mile

 See how you can get the things you want for you and your community

The current Riddlesdown (Southern) train timetable
(Scroll down the list and click on the East Grinstead and Oxted to Croydon and London link (No 18) or Large Print

Riddlesdown Collegiate

Croydon On Line - Links and Information

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