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Fireworks and the Law

RRA Children’s 2015 Christmas Party Photographs

Purley Fire Station now re-open after a 1 year closure

Croydon Council sell 48 Mitchley Ave

Would you like to become a

Neighbourhood Watch Co-ordinator in Riddlesdown?

New street lighting for Riddlesdown;

Some questions answered by Skanska

Advice on bonfires in Riddlesdown

New type of speed camera on the M25

Important changes to planning laws from 31 May 2013

for rear single storey extensions

Mobile phone reception in Riddlesdown

Some Riddlesdown history from The Recorder

Dog attacks continue in Riddlesdown

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Updated 14/5/16 Weekly planning applications and decisions

in Riddlesdown

Updated 12/5/16 Forthcoming events in the area

New 11/5/16 RRA AGM 2016 - Minutes

Updated 7/5/16 Latest Purley and Sanderstead SNT Police newsletters

and scam warnings

Updated 4/5/16 Farmland to east of Dunmail Drive, off Mitchley Hill - Owner has submitted a planning appeal

Updated 1/5/16 Biggin Hill Airport; Consultation report on proposed changes to southerly landings affecting Selsdon, Purley & Coulsdon

Updated 1/5/16 City of London Commons Newsletters; May 2016

New 22/4/16 Purley BID - What is BID? News and surveys

New 22/4/16 Purley Oaks Recycling Centre; traffic queues

Updated 18/4/16 Croydon Council’s green waste scheme

New 15/4/16 Croydon Council calls for views on libraries of the future

Updated 6/4/16 Short walks & things to do within a

close distance to Riddlesdown

Updated 5/4/16 Report on 412 bus service

Updated 30/3/16 Are you interested in becoming a Street Champion?;

 The RRA meet with Council Officer about Flooding; street cleaning and reports on other environmental matters in our area

Updated 28/3/16 Possible Closure to Ticket Offices at Some Railway Stations; A Reprieve

Updated 23/3/16 Flooding and Street Cleaning

Updated 19/3/16 New planning application submitted by Lidl for the former Good Companions site in Hamsey Green

Updated 18/3/16 Update from Chris Philp, Croydon South MP

New 18/3/16 Advice on disposal of surplus paint

New 7/3/16 Warning from Met Police (Purley & Sanderstead SNT’s) about cold calling companies in the area

Updated 24/2/16 The Sanderstead Festival; 18 June from 2pm & booking form for evening entertainment

New 21/2/16 Vehicle crime rises slightly in the area; advice from Police

New 10/2/16 Riddlesdown Recorder Winter 2016

Updated 6/2/16 Future of Purley Hospital MIU, Parkway MIU and Edridge Rd Walk in Centre decided

Updated 13/1/16 You are also now able to use Contactless on Tube, Tram, DLR, & London Overground & most National Rail services in London and to Gatwick airport

Updated 19/12/15 London Borough of Croydon’s Local Plan;

View RRA’s objections and also Chris Philp’s MP

Updated 19/12/15 Purley Baptist Church 16 storey development; further details of the development

Updated 24/10/15 An increase in burglaries recently in the area; especially with entry gained at the rear of properties - Top tips from the Police for home crime prevention/advice


Car protection and selling/buying advice

New 20/10/15 Police in Croydon issue vehicle crime prevention advice

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

Public parking in Purley Town Centre

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 5/1/15 London Bridge Station redevelopment until 2018

Updated 10/11/14 Parking in Riddlesdown generally