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 The Selsdon & Addington Village Blog
 
Cllr  Helen  Pollard
Cllr  Robert  Ward
 

Don't be a victim of Courier Fraud
17/12/2013 07:39:00......Posted by Sara Bashford

Below is a message from our Local Policing Team. They have asked that this message is passed to as many residents as possible, so they don’t become a victim of what is called Courier Fraud. Please read this and report any suspicions.

 An update for you from your Local Policing Team here at Selsdon & Ballards. Burglaries are occurring at the same rate as last month, which is considered normal (low). Anti social behaviour also remains low. However, taking centre stage is Courier Fraud. Selsdon has had an alarming amount of Courier Fraud which has emptied the accounts of too many victims. The majority of victims are elderly or considered vulnerable due to their age.

 The fraud works by the suspect telephoning the victim and claiming to be someone from an authority - usually the police, bank or Serious Fraud Office. They tell them that their bank account has been compromised and their card must be collected. The most convincing element of the ruse is that the suspect instructs the victim to hang up and call the police/bank/Serious Fraud Office on a genuine number to check that they are who they say they are. The victim dials the new number but the fraudster does not disconnect so, unknown to the victim, they are still speaking to the suspect or a co-conspirator.

 The fraudster then convinces the victim to reveal their PIN, usually by typing it in on their keypad. The suspect is able to tell which keys have been pressed. They then instruct the victim to put their bank card in an envelope and send a - usually unwitting - courier or taxi driver to the victim's house to collect it. The card is delivered to another suspect and is used, with the PIN, to empty the victim's bank account.

Some victims have described the courier as a man of Eastern European appearance possibly in his 30s, 40s. The suspect is male and speaks good English and comes across as a professional so you would never suspect the worst.

Please trust your instincts, if your suspect anyone of fraudulent activity then you must inform the police.

 I am urging all that are reading this to spread the word and tell those who may need this information.

 If anyone has become a victim of fraud then you can either visit the website below or call police on 101.

http://www.actionfraud.police.uk/

 

 
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Road resurfacing work in Heathfield Vale
24/05/2018 16:55:00.......Posted by Robert Ward

 
 

As has been notified by Croydon Council in a letter to local residents, contractors will shortly be commencing road resurfacing of much of Heathfield Vale. The work is planned to take place between 8 am and 6 pm between Friday June 1st and Sunday June 3rd.

On-street parking will be suspended during these working hours with no parking allowed for residents on the highway in the areas covered by the enforcement signs. Penalty charge notices (PCN’s) will be applied to vehicles parked within the suspended areas during the works hours and/or vehicles relocated.

Residents are urged to ensure their vehicles are moved from the suspended areas to avoid any delays to the works as well as incurring any charges. It is also requested that vehicular access to and from properties adjacent to the road is reduced to a minimum during these times. Pedestrian access is unaffected.

Some disruption is inevitable during this work so it is recommended that where possible you use alternative routes or allow extra time to complete your journey.

Unforeseen circumstances may necessitate changes to the schedule and information on road signs will be changed accordingly. Please check the road signs regularly for any updates.

 

 


 

Littleheath Woods
22/05/2018 22:00:00.......Posted by Helen Pollard

Attended the AGM for The Friends of Selsdon Woods.  Amazing that volunteers have worked for 2000 hours in the last year.  Really appreciate the work they do to care for this beautiful green space. 

 


 

Reporting problems to Croydon Council via the MyCroydon App
20/05/2018 20:31:00.......Posted by Robert Ward

I have recently been made aware that the MyCroydon App for reporting problems to Croydon Council is no longer functional.

Councillors have been informed that a new reporting app is being worked on and should be available over the next few weeks.

During the period before the improved app is launched any issues that would have been reported using the current MyCroydon app should be reported to the council via the council website, or for fly-tipping by clicking here.

In addition these issues can be reported via flytip@croydon.gov.uk, by phone on 020 8726 6000, or via the FixMyStreet or Love Clean Streets apps.

I will keep you informed as I receive more information.

 


 

St Francis Church
17/05/2018 20:53:00.......Posted by Helen Pollard

Had a meeting with the Minister of St Francis Church on Monks Hill.  Discussed his plans for a new church hall and also the need for more noticeboards for community notices.  Look forward to working wtih him to help make these things happen.

 


 

John Ruskin College
15/05/2018 20:52:00.......Posted by Helen Pollard

Attended a meeting of the Governing body of John Ruskin College.  These are difficult times for many sixth form colleges as the introduction of the apprenticeship levy has had the effect of reducing the number of people signing up for apprenticeships.  Some challenging times ahead.

 


 

Selsdon Residents' Association
14/05/2018 20:46:00.......Posted by Helen Pollard

Attended Selsdon Residents' Association - my first meeting with them since my election as the a councillor for Selsdon and Addington Village.  Received a warm welcome from the Committee and it was good to learn about the issues that are important to the members of the Association.  Look forward to working with them to support Selsdon high street, protect our parks and keep the area clean and green.

 


 

Robert Ward contact information for Selsdon and Addington Village residents
14/05/2018 16:53:00.......Posted by Robert Ward

I have now been allocated a Council contact email (robert.ward@croydon.gov.uk) and a mobile phone number (07783-152363) through which I can be contacted. You can find this and other related information on the Croydon Council web site here.

 


 

My thanks to the people of Selsdon and Addington Village
09/05/2018 09:06:00.......Posted by Robert Ward

I would like to take this opportunity to thank the voters of Selsdon and Addington Village for electing my colleague Helen Pollard and I to represent them on Croydon Council. We look forward to serving all the residents of this new ward and representing your interests in the wider context of our Borough.

We will be continuing the regular surgeries held by our predecessors at the same time and venue as before, 10:00 am to 11:15 am at the Selsdon Centre for the Retired next to Sainsburys. The first will be on Saturday June 2nd. Councillors for the neighbouring ward of Selsdon Vale and Forestdale will be holding their monthly surgeries at the same time and place.

Last but not least I would like to express my personal thanks to former councillor Dudley Mead who represented the old ward of Selsdon and Ballards for so many years with such distinction. His valuable advice means that I start with much greater knowledge than I would otherwise.

 


 

Addington Village
08/05/2018 21:35:00.......Posted by Helen Pollard

Attended a committee meeting for Addington Village Residents' Association.  It was good to meet the members of the committee and to discuss the issues in the area.  I picked up a  few things which I will follow up.

 


 

John Ruskin College
19/04/2018 21:23:00.......Posted by Helen Pollard

Attended a Quality Improvement Board meeting at the College to review the steps being taken to improve teaching and learning.  Some good progress is being made and I hope the students get the results they have worked so hard for in the summer.  

 


 

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09/04/2018
Selsdon Rec
07/04/2018
Dudley Mead's last ward surgery
31/03/2018
Meeting the people of Selsdon
31/03/2018
Pothole Kingsway Ave
26/03/2018
Model United Nations
20/03/2018
Culture in Croydon
04/03/2018
Holi
26/02/2018
Combating anti-social behaviour and Closed Circuit Television (CCTV)
18/02/2018
Lovely day for a walk in Littleheath woods
15/02/2018
Selsdon Ward Panel meeting 15th February 2018
13/02/2018
Culture in Croydon
12/02/2018
Borough-wide Residents Association meeting
12/02/2018
Meeting with Residents' Associations
01/02/2018
John Ruskin College
30/01/2018
Scrutiny Meeting about Parks and Fairfield Halls
29/01/2018
Council Meeting
27/01/2018
Light Festival
23/01/2018
John Ruskin College
22/01/2018
Cabinet Meeting
11/09/2017
Funds available for tree planting.
18/08/2017
KFC is coming to Selsdon
15/08/2017
Do we really need a KFC in Selsdon?
17/07/2017
Post Office re-location
13/07/2017
Paint Purley Purple Launch
11/07/2017
More Road works on Addington Road
11/07/2017
1 hour free parking
04/07/2017
LGBCE - Recommendations and how they affect Selsdon and Ballards
30/06/2017
Addington Road - works on 5th July
27/06/2017
Councillor's Ward Budget - Funding available.
20/06/2017
MIdsummer Woodland Family Fundraiser
 
 
 
 
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