Car Crime - Be Alert 31/05/2017 16:18:00......Posted by Sara Bashford
We have received the following advice from our local police team and wanted to share it with you:-
We wish to bring to your attention that there has been an increase in vehicle crime in the Selsdon and Ballards area. Vehicle crime has occurred in Croham Valley Road, Chapel View, Ballards Way, Ashen Vale and Dove Close.
We are letting you know about these incidents so that you can take action to protect your vehicle:
Ensure your vehicle is left locked and secured with no valuables left inside. However, if valuables are left inside then they should not be left on display. In particular mobile phones, laptop computers, coats and bags are often too great a temptation to passing criminals
If your stereo can be removed please make sure you do
If your vehicle has any security devices, always ensure that they are fitted and/or activated whenever you leave your vehicle unattended, no matter how briefly you are away
If you have a garage, please park your vehicle inside. If not try to park it in a well-lit area, which is not concealed from public view
Thieves may break into houses in order to get vehicle keys: ensure you don’t keep your keys in an obvious place, for example visible/accessible via a letterbox
If you see anyone acting suspiciously then please call the police. You will be asked for a description of the suspect, details of their clothing, vehicle index numbers and where they are or what direction they have gone.
If you have any information about vehicle crime or any other crime, then please contact the police via the following telephone numbers:
In an emergency always call 999
To report a crime please call 101
For advice: Selsdon & Ballards Local Policing Team: 020 8721 2464
CrimeStoppers: 0800 500 111. Your call is free, you do not have to give your name and you may receive a reward
Gas main replacement in Farnborough Avenue 10/10/2018 10:50:00.......Posted by Robert Ward
Southern gas networks are today, 10th October starting work to replace the gas main in Farnborough Avenue, which will include some works across the mouth of Copse view and Heathfield Vale. The majority of the work will involve open cut trenches in Farnborough Avenue, in the line of where cars would normally park, so existing flows will be maintained.
It will be necessary to close Farnborough Avenue whilst they trench across Heathfield Vale, connecting the new main to the existing one. Two-way lights will be in use on Heathfield Vale through this phase of works. Advanced warning of this closure will go out one week before it is due to happen, with a local diversion signposted.
Careers Fair - 16th Nov 09/10/2018 17:39:00.......Posted by Helen Pollard
Croydon Careers Fair is taking place on the 16th November in Croydon Conference Centre on Surrey Street from 10am – 2pm and there will be 30+ local organisations attending.
The event is completely free to attend, and as this is The UK Careers Fair’s first time in Croydon, they are also giving away a £5 Amazon Gift Card to the first 100 attendees!
Bin issues and delays at Fairfield Halls 08/10/2018 17:38:00.......Posted by Helen Pollard
There was a meeting of the full Council and there were many questions about the chaotic roll-out of the new wheeled bins. I asked about the lack of progress with the refurbishment of Fairfield Halls - there is still no firm date for reopening.
Dance Umbrella 07/10/2018 17:38:00.......Posted by Helen Pollard
Went to see the Dance Umbrella performance in BoxPark and it was great to see the performance by 200 women
Monks Hill Update 04/10/2018 17:37:00.......Posted by Helen Pollard
Went to Monks Hill for their community association meeting. They were discussing plans for their Christmas Crafts event in December and I am happy to support this using some funds from the Ward budget. They have set the date for their Fund Day next year - 1st June - look forward to it!
Consultation on new Planning Guidelines 04/10/2018 17:36:00.......Posted by Helen Pollard
Went to the consultation event about the Intensification of the Suburbs proposals that are being put forward by the Council. There were some good visuals, a video and some models which clearly showed the impact of the additional housing on communities. I am not convinced this is the best way to tackle the housing shortage.
Addington Residents' Assoc 02/10/2018 17:35:00.......Posted by Helen Pollard
Attended a meeting of Addington Residents' Association where we discussed how to protect the field at Pioneer Place from development. It is a precious community resource with many rare plants and animals.
Intensification of the Suburbs 26/09/2018 17:34:00.......Posted by Helen Pollard
Joined colleagues at a meeting of residents associations to discuss the Councils consultation on the Intensification of the Suburbs planning document. They have serious concerns about the proposals and the impact they will have on their neighbourhoods.
Corporate Plan 24/09/2018 17:33:00.......Posted by Helen Pollard
Attended a meeting of Croydon's Cabinet where the Corporate Plan for 2018-2022 was being discussed.
Fairfield Halls 20/09/2018 17:33:00.......Posted by Helen Pollard
Met the Croydon's Culture Director for an update on culture in the borough. Asked about the delayed opening of Fairfield Halls - still no firm date for the opening of the venue.
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