Planning White Paper
Cllr Jason Perry (formerly Conservative lead on Planning, now Conservative Group Leader) led a Zoom meeting of residents’ association representatives from across the Borough. The White Paper is open for consultation now and our Group will be submitting a response. Other individuals and groups are encouraged to do the same.
If you’d like details of the consultation process and some headline information let me know.
Notices from Councillors – Significant Planning Applications
Following the pandemic, Coulsdon Town councillors are restarting the delivery of our planning letters to neighbours of significant planning applications. This is a supplement to the Notices that the Council put out.
Your Councillors are supporting the campaign for a Directly Elected Mayor of Croydon (DEMOC) led by residents’ associations from around the Borough. A petition with over 20,000 signatures was handed in calling for a Referendum for an elected Mayor for Croydon. The Council will shortly respond stating how it proposes to handle the petition in accordance with current legislation.
Coulsdon Town councillors had another successful Street Stall on Saturday, the first since lock down. The stall is advertised to residents as an opportunity to come along with their concerns about Coulsdon or Croydon matters.
The stalls for October and November are on the 10th and 14th respectively, outside Aldi between 11am and 12 noon.
Community Ward Budgets
Councillors have £8000 each to spend on worthwhile projects in or benefitting their ward.
Coulsdon Town councillors have recently agreed to fund the distribution costs of a Neighbourhood Watch newsletter in the ward, a new bench on the Brighton Road (split with a Purley councillor), Christmas lights for Coulsdon centre and funding for improved facilities for Croydon nurses.
Please let me know of any other worthwhile projects for consideration.
Purley Pool and Leisure Centre
Users have recently, and understandably, complained that the Leisure Centre hasn't yet re-opened whilst four others in the Borough have. We have made enquiries and discovered that it's unlikely that the Pool and Leisure Centre will reopen before the end of next year and may not re-open at all. Purley councillors are leading a major petition to try and save the Pool (again!).
The petition can be signed at: https://www.surveymonkey.co.uk/r/9BZ8SMC