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Chaldon Way attempted burglary
19/12/2014 19:11:00......Posted by Margaret Bird

Be extra vigilant this Christmas .

There has been a report of a suspicious male at a property in Chaldon Way on Friday at 16.55 seen by Safer Neighbourhood team on patrol but male ran away before he could be apprehended.


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Message from Safer Neighbourhood Team
18/02/2018 09:20:00.......Posted by Margaret Bird

Dear Residents


In early January we made aware of a male targeting the elderly and vulnerable to obtain money by deception in the Coulsdon area. The male pretends to know victims and has made up stories that he has a baby and needs money or if he can borrow money that he claims he will give back but never returns. 


The male we believe was doing this was arrested a couple of weeks ago and is currently on police bail. We are dealing with the case as quick as we can and will hopefully have a positive outcome soon. Unfortunately we have been made aware of a similar offence in the last couple of days and are currently investigating this. Please call 999 if you see him trying to obtain money by deception from someone you know.


All the offences have occurred around Rutherwick Rise usually where the elderly live. This includes Woodhatch Spinney, Byron Avenue, Aldercroft, Coulsdon Road amongst others. The suspect description from the recent offence is white, f511 tall, slim build, woolly hat, moustache.


Please advise elderly relatives or neighbours not to open the door to strangers. If anyone comes to their door that they don’t know get them to ask for I.D. They do not have to let them in and they must leave when told to do so.


Please click on the link below for further advice on scams.

There is also a nominated neighbour scheme which helps you protect vulnerable neighbours. If you are interested in this please contact us for more advice.






Coulsdon East LPT

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Tel - 020 8721 2059



Advance notice of Marlpit Lane road closure
16/02/2018 19:10:00.......Posted by Margaret Bird

To facilitate an examination of the bridge in Marlpit Lane, Coulsdon Network Rail will be implementing a complete road closure from 20.00hrs on Monday 5th March to 05.00hrs on Tuesday 6th March.

The diversion for displaced vehicles under 14’6’’ will be via Brighton Road A237,  Brighton Road A23, Stoats Nest Road B2030 and Coulsdon Road. The diversion for high sided vehicles over 14’6’’ will be via Brighton Road A237, Brighton Road A23, London Road A23, London Road North, Shepherd’s Hill B2031, Alderstead Lane B2031, Dean Lane B2031, Rook Lane B2031 and Chaldon Road B2031.



Commercialisation of Happy Valley
09/02/2018 15:43:00.......Posted by Margaret Bird

Despite fierce opposition  from your Councillors and residents in yet another fake consultation by Croydons Labour administration, it has been announced that Happy Valley will be commercialised.



Pizza dumping on Bradmore Green
09/02/2018 15:32:00.......Posted by Margaret Bird

Well done to the Coulsdon East Safer  Neighbourhood team  who have tracked down the culprit dumping pizzas on Bradmore Green which could had harmed the wildlife




Green Waste Collections
31/01/2018 23:05:00.......Posted by Margaret Bird

Green waste collections begin this year on April 16 and will be fortnightly all year round. Sign up is now live on the Council website £61.50 per bin



30/01/2018 17:13:00.......Posted by Margaret Bird

Old Coulsdon Councillors will continue to hold surgeries, at the Guide Hut, behind the bakers, on Coulsdon Road on the last Saturday in the month ( excl. Aug and December) from 10am-12noon. No appointment is necessary but appointments can be made if that is not convenient. Just call us on the telephone numbers shown.



Police Contact Sessions
30/01/2018 17:06:00.......Posted by Margaret Bird

Coulsdon East & Coulsdon West Safer Neighbourhood teams have always held regularly surgeries but in order to reach more residents will be holding sessions at the Poppy Cafe every Wednesday at 12 noon as an alternative to  attending Croydon Police Station.

They will also announce via twitter and their facebook pages other venues on varying days and times where they will be available to talk to residents



Notice from Croydon Council on Footway resurfacing on Stoneyfield Rd
30/01/2018 16:19:00.......Posted by Margaret Bird

 London Borough of Croydon Place Department Highways Team Bernard Weatherill House 6th Floor, Zone C 8 Mint Walk Croydon CR0 1EA Home owner/Occupier London Borough of Croydon Dear Sir/Madam Footway Surfacing I am writing to inform you that Kier Highways, on behalf of Croydon Council, will shortly be commencing resurfacing at the location/s and date/s below: Date: 13th – 19th February 2018 (excluding weekends) between 08:00- 19:00 Location: Stoneyfield Road To enable the Contractor to undertake the works, on-street parking will be suspended during works hours. We also kindly ask that with forward planning vehicular and pedestrian access to and from properties adjacent to the footway are reduced to a minimum during the works hours. Please speak to the site foreman for any assistance. Advance driver / resident information boards will be in place before the works commence, advising of the precise dates and times of the road restrictions that will be in place. Please however note that unforeseen circumstances (e.g. inclement weather conditions) may necessitate a change to the scheduled dates and information on road signs will be changed accordingly. Please check the road signs regularly for any updates The resurfacing works will take place between O/S House No-13 to Coulsdon Rise and due to the nature of these works it is inevitable that some disruption will occur. For this reason it is recommended that where possible you use alternative routes, or allow extra time to complete your journey. The on-street parking suspensions that will be in place within the works area are 08:00-19:00 on 13th – 19th February 2018 (excluding weekends). No parking for residents on the highway in the areas covered by the enforcement signs. Please note that penalty charge notices (PCN’s) will be applied to vehicles parked within the suspended areas during the works hours and/or vehicles relocated. Due to the above we would urge all residents to ensure that their vehicles are moved from the suspended areas in order to avoid any delays to the works as well as incurring any charges. If your vehicle is relocated please contact the LBC on 020 8726 6000 Ext 52816, who will provide you with an exact location of your vehicle. We are extremely sorry for the inconvenience this may cause residents; however we want to ensure that all works carried out on the Croydon network are to the highest standards to ensure value for our residents. Beware Bogus Callers Croydon Council does not permit its employees or contractors to undertake work on private property during the course of any scheme. If anyone offers such work they will not be a council approved contractor and should be treated with caution. Any scheme undertaken by a council approved contractor does not require cash payments. Cold calling doorstep traders offering to carry out home maintenance work such as driveway repairs and roofing are a problem in Croydon. These traders can be very persuasive and can intimidate you into agreeing to have work undertaken. The advice from Croydon Trading Standards Service is to say “NO” to all cold calling traders – Every Time. If they will not leave or you get into difficulties, then call Croydon Trading Standards on 020 8407 1311 Thank you for your cooperation whilst we carry out this essential upgrade. If you require any further information do not hesitate to contact us by email: or tel: 020 8726 6000 Ext 52816. 



The end of an era
27/01/2018 16:22:00.......Posted by Margaret Bird

Today Coulsdon East Conservatives held its last AGM and became Old Coulsdon Conservatives in readiness for the ward boundary changes at the May Council elections. Over twenty members attended for this historic event and enjoyed soup and rolls whilst listening to Cllr Wright speak of his last 28 years as  a Councillor and Chairman of the ward . Chris Philp MP also attended and  spoke of the current issues in Parliament and his new role. Two polling districts will be transferring to the new Coulsdon Town ward  as we go from a 3 Councillor to a 2 Councillor ward those members who will be moving were thanked for their support over the years as were the deliverers. 

Councillor Steven Hollands currently a Councillor in Kenley moves over to Old Coulsdon to stand with Councillor Margaret Bird in the elections in May.

The committee is largely staying with Old Coulsdon but new members are welcome.



Safer Neighbourhood Ward Panel
24/01/2018 21:57:00.......Posted by Margaret Bird

Margaret chaired the Joint Coulsdon East and West Safer Neighbourhood Ward panel  meeting tonights with  the local SNT Police Officers and representatives of organisations from both wards.

Cousldon East priorities were again set at Anti Social behaviour including drugs and burglary ,Motor Vehicle Crimes, Speeding..

Coulsdon West priorities we also again set at Motor Vehicle  Theft of and from , burglary and Anti Social Behaiour and drugs.

New panel members are always welcome.



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