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Police update for Coulsdon East
01/04/2015 22:56:00......Posted by Margaret Bird

Burglaries

Nothing further to note for COULSDON EAST.  Please consider researching Window Security Films.  Burglaries in COULSDON EAST are mainly by smashing windows at the rear of properties. 

Criminal Damage

A number of reports have been made to us regarding items being thrown from the cliffs adjacent to RUTHERWICK RISE down onto the new WAITROSE DISTRIBUTION CENTRE, ULLSWATER CRESCENT.  Two (2) arrests have been made.

Dangerous Driving

Reports of a vehicle driving dangerously on CHALDON WAY.  Section 59 Warning to follow.  Once issued, further abuse and vehicle will be seized. 

Vehicles to be aware of

Flat bed NISSAN van displaying a VRM of WJ15 XMK.  The occupants of this vehicle have been knocking on resident’s doors in the SHIRLEY area asking if they need any decorating being carried out.  There is an increase in burglaries in this area.  Please be aware that there is a large trend at the moment for houses to be canvassed prior to committing a burglary.  The most common way of this is being done is by people posing as workmen, knocking on the door and delivering leaflets.  Please be re-assured that CROYDON POLICE are proactively targeting this.  Before calling 999 or 101 please ensure you get as must detail as possible!!!! The make of the vehicle, colour, displayed registration plate, any distinctive features, details of the occupants etc.  A white male driving a white van is not enough.  We can only act on the quality of the information we receive. 

Extra Patrols

1.      Extra patrols have been carried out COULSDON MANOR GOLF CLUB to curb any future thefts of golf buggies.

2.      Extra patrols in the ULLSWATER CRESCENT.  Two (2) drug searches carried out. 

3.      Extra patrols in the TOLLERS ESTATE.  One (1) drugs search carried out.       

Neighbour disputes

These have taken up the vast majority of my time and PSCO BALCOMBE’s time.  I deal with these matters robustly and look to get other agencies involved at an early stage to resolve the problem. 

Vehicle issues

Please refer to my previous e-mail around reporting bad parking, tax etc.  These matters are do not fall under police’s remit and any problems should be referred to the council on the number provided on my last e-mail. 

Amendments to the news letter

Police surgery is at 1430 - 1530hours on WEDNESDAY 8th APRIL.

Street briefing 1830-1900hours REDDOWN ROAD junction with FAIRDENE ROAD on MONDAY 27th APRIL

Other

My colleagues on the COULSDON EAST team are extremely busy too.  Many are on reporting cars attending your home addresses to report crimes.  They are also carrying their own crime reports which they have to investigate, develop, arrest, interview and put suspects before the Crown Prosecution Service.  These is extremely time consuming and complicated but has to be done correctly first time, everytime!!!  I am currently carrying three (3) complicated crime reports for myself involving a viscous dog attack, theft and serious damage to two (2) golf buggies and a making off without payment.  I will keep you updated if they have any direct knock on effects to you and the community. 

Regards,PC 349 Swan Coulsdon East Safer Neighbourhood Team

 

 
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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.

https://www.met.police.uk/globalassets/downloads/fraud/the-little-book-of-big-scams.pdf

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.

 

 

 

Regards,

 

Coulsdon East LPT

Email - CoulsdonEast.snt@met.police.uk

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.

http://news.croydon.gov.uk/positive-next-steps-delivering-croydons-parks-vision/?utm_source=Croydon+Council+email+list&utm_campaign=cbddd9fe7c-Your-Croydon-weekly-2016-09-02&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_410664ee3d-cbddd9fe7c-211655669

 


 

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  https://twitter.com/MPSCoulsdonEast

 

 


 

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

 


 

Surgery
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: HighwaysMaintenance@croydon.gov.uk 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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