Meeting the people of Selsdon 31/03/2018 20:07:00......Posted by Robert Ward
My thanks to Chris Philp, the Member of Parliament for Croydon South who joined the other Conservative candidates for the Selsdon area and I this morning in Selsdon. We learned a good deal about the concerns of residents, and some from further afield.
On local issues, the future of our high streets came up most often, along with local planning matters. The slow progress on the Westfield development and the Fairfield Halls refurbishment were the major borough-wide issues.
If elected, we pledge to play our part in getting Westfield and Fairfield back on track after the drift and delay they have suffered under Labour. We will also never build on our parks and green spaces, such as the Selsdon Rec, which Labour has failed to protect.
As individuals and as a Party, we remain committed to district centres like Selsdon and will work with local communities to ensure our high streets remain active and prosperous. There is much work to be done but under a Conservative council I am sure we will get to where we need to be.
Director of Place 06/08/2018 19:35:00.......Posted by Helen Pollard
Cllr Ward and I met with the Director of Place, and Head of Regeneration at the Council today. We wanted to discuss what the Council can do to support Selsdon shopping parade. We will be holding another meeting for businesses soon and there will be a representative from the Council there to advise how the Council can help.
Selsdon Shops 04/08/2018 19:34:00.......Posted by Helen Pollard
Following the meeting with local businesses in July, I met with representatives from Selsdon Residents' Association to discuss ideas for supporting our local businesses.
Selsdon Councillors Surgery - August 2018 01/08/2018 10:35:00.......Posted by Robert Ward
This Saturday, as on the first Saturday of every month, the councillors for both Selsdon Wards will be holding a surgery at the Selsdon Centre For The Retired (Sainsburys). The surgery runs from 10.00 am to 11:15 am. On this occasion we will be joined by the Local Policing Teams from the two wards.
Please come along if you have any issues that you think we can help with, or to have a chat about the issues affecting Selsdon, Forestdale and Addington.
A great team out today picking up litter in Monks Hill 28/07/2018 21:40:00.......Posted by Robert Ward
Organising and taking part in litter picking events is a great way to show pride in your community and do something to make our environment just a little bit better. Croydon Council provide the equipment and instructions on how to do this safely. The council will also pick up the bags when the job is done. So a big thank you to the organisers and everyone who took part today.
If you want to organise something similar in your area there is more information here. You don't have to become a Green Champion, you can also contact Tracey Bellamy by emailing her at Tracey.Bellamy@croydon.gov.uk
Culture and Selsdon 26/07/2018 19:30:00.......Posted by Helen Pollard
Met the Culture Director of the Council for my regular monthly meeting. Got an update on how the Mela and Pride went, and heard about planned future events.
I asked what she thinks she can do for Selsdon district centre and we will be looking at ideas for bringing more events to Selsdon in future.
St John's Church 23/07/2018 21:34:00.......Posted by Helen Pollard
Had tea (and cake!) with the Rector of St John's Church, Selsdon today. Good to hear about the Church's work in the community and plans to build a garden room.
Croydon Council granted injunction to help prevent illegal encampments 20/07/2018 17:09:00.......Posted by Robert Ward
Croydon Council was granted an interim protective injunction at the High Court on Wednesday 18 July banning the setting up of unauthorised encampments and fly-tipping. The injunction covers more than 200 of the borough's parks, open spaces and council lands, and 11 highways.
There have been more than the usual number of illegal encampments this year, totalling 16 on highways and in parks and open spaces in the last three months alone.
The ban, against persons unknown occupying land and/ or depositing waste, seeks to stop people entering, or occupying any part of the land for residential purposes, including caravans, mobile homes and vehicles.
It also means the council does not have to attend court to obtain removal orders, which can take days to obtain, and that High Court enforcement officers can be called to future sites to assist with moving people on if they take no notice of the interim injunction order. Failure to do so can result in imprisonment, fines or seizure of assets.
More information, including how to report any activity covered by the injunction can be found here.
Meeting Selsdon businesses 17/07/2018 12:17:00.......Posted by Helen Pollard
The four Selsdon Councillors met with Selsdon businesses to discuss how we can support the shopping parade. A very useful meeting and lots of ideas about how we can support businesses and encourage new businesses to move here. We wnat to keep this district centre at the heart of Selsdon for the benefit of residents.
Labour's huge budget variances 16/07/2018 12:16:00.......Posted by Helen Pollard
Attended the meeting of Croydon's Cabinet in the Town Hall. Asked about the huge £63.6m variance on the capital budget last year. Apparently is is due to lank of expected progress from Brick by Brick
Monks Hill Residents' Meeting 10/07/2018 12:11:00.......Posted by Helen Pollard
Attended a meeting of Monks Hill Residents' Association. They are actively helping people who live 'on the hill' and have arranged a trip to the seaside in August. It is good to meet people with such strong community spirit. We agreed a few things that the Council could help with and these will be picked up on the walkabout in a few days time.
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