Samir has lived in and around Purley his whole life. His family has been in Croydon for over 50 years and he attended local schools. He has been involved in local politics for a number of years and is looking forward to working to have a Council which positively delivers for residents.
Holly lives in Purley and Woodcote, and has been concerned about the increasing number of developments in the area. Her priority is making sure that Purley sees the right developments taking place that preserve the character of the area.
Alasdair has lived in Purley Oaks and Riddlesdown since 2016. In the past, he has run his own business, and worked in the public and private sectors. For the last decade, he has held senior roles in national and local charities, including here in Croydon.
Simon, Samir and Holly are hard at work for you in Purley & Woodcote. We deal with about 40 casework items every month, ranging from missed bin collections and social services issues through to children's schooling and of course fighting for local people on planning issues.
During the excellent Purley Festival this September, an encounter with a representative from the Daniel Spargo-Mabbs Foundation left me profoundly inspired, prompting a deeper exploration into the impactful work of this Purley-based charity.
Purley Councillors have alerted us to a further consultation on 28th November for Purley Pool. This will be of interest to many Kenley residents who would like to take advantage of the proposed new facilities.
Purley Councillors have just received the email below:
I wanted to provide the latest update on the situation at Higher Drive Recreational Ground. Kenley and Purley Councillors are working closely with each other, the council and local police to remove the encampment at Higher Drive Recreational Ground.
As your local Purley councillors, we, alongside Mayor Perry stood on a manifesto pledge to re-open Purley Pool following its closure by the previous Labour administration. It was at the heart of our campaign.
A few years ago, the Council started planting lots of trees in the North & Centre of the borough, but the South was strangely omitted from the calculations, despite the large number of trees being cut down every month as a result of the reckless approval of so many entirely inappropriate plan