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Coulsdon West News Update

(Information on this page comes directly from the CWRA's website, the contents of which we have no control over.)

 

The information pages for the residents' association of West Coulsdon, in the London Borough of Croydon.
  1. TFL announce LU Stations Real Time Information app update
     to improvetheTurn Up and Go (TUAG) service. 
    Turn-up-and-go means you do not have to pre-book assistance to use our services.

    Station staff will now receive a pop-up TUAG incoming journey notifications which tells them when a TUAG
     customer is on route to their station along with an estimated arrival time.

    Key features and benefits:

    • The new notification message ensures station staff are aware of an incoming TUAG journey,
    •  even if the app is not in use on their iPad
    • The estimated arrival time feature will help staff plan customer collection
    •  more accurately, improving the quality and consistency of our TUAG service 
    • by ensuring customers are collected promptly

    For further information about Turn up and Go, please visit tfl.gov.uk/transport-accessibility/help-from-staff




    Jacqueline Stevens | Engagement Officer
    Transport for London | City Planning | Local Communities & Partnerships



  2.    Forthcoming Works in Area 4
       Coulsdon Road
    As part of SGN mandatory gas replacement scheme there continues to be 2 way or multi way signals along Coulson Road.It is planned to commence the renewal of the gas service pipes as from the 24.8.2020 this follows agreement with SGN for entry into residential properties on condition that strict observance of the social-distancing, wearing of PPE clothing and consent of the residents are complied with. The first section will involve the re-introduction of 4 way traffic signals at the junction with The Crossways – Coulsdon Road – Keston Avenue, It is essential that this section be completed prior to the re-opening of schools in September. Work will continue in Coulsdon Road with the re-introduction of side road closures, this will allow for the use of 2 Way traffic signals.
    Tennison Closewhich is the final phase of work on Coulsdon Road is provisionally scheduled to commence on the 10th August 2020, this will be subject to the progress being made with the service renewal on the Coulsdon Road – Tollers Lane programme.
    Rydons Laneis the last phase of these two projects. Due to the narrowness of the road a traffic order has been applied for to close the road. This work is scheduled to commence on 24th August and expected to be completed in 6 weeks. All properties to be visited for discussions with residents for access to carry out the renewal of their gas service pipe.
    Lacey Drive
    With the continued road closure at its junction with Coulsdon Road this has allowed for considerable progress to be made. All the gas service pipes will be renewed and the permanent re-instatement will be completed by the 1stAugust 2020. The road closure and bus diversion will be re-opened on that date.

    Pampisford Road
    Work has commenced on the final section of open trenching to the junction with Kendra Hall Road, all service pipes have been laid from the replacement main and laid commissioned to a capped end in the footway / verge. The permanent reinstatement of the carriageway is up to date. The outstanding completion of the service pipes renewal (from the footway / verge) into the residential properties has yet to be confirmed, as and when this takes place, but it is hoped to be before the schools go back in September. The works will be not need further incursion into the carriageway
    St Augustines Avenue
    As part of SGN mandatory gas mains replacement scheme, St Augustine’s Avenue will reopen on Monday 3rdAugust
    Purley Way
    SGN will be starting a gas mains replacement scheme from its junction with Mill  Lane to Waddon Court Road from 22nd July. For the first phase Waddon Road will be closed at its junction with Purley Way and Purley Way and Mill Lane will be controlled with three way signals. This phase is expected to be completed on 5th August although the whole scheme is expected to take 10 weeks.All remaining phases will be carried out without the further use of temporary traffic signals.
    Waddon Road
    SGN will be starting a gas mains replacement scheme in Purley Way, from its junction with Mill Lane to Waddon Court Road, from 22nd July. For the first phase Waddon Road will be closed at its junction with Purley Way and Purley Way. This is expected to be reopened on 5th August.
    Old Lodge Lane/Hayes Lane
    To facilitate gas mains replacement work SGN will be closing the junction of Hayes Lane and Old Lodge Lane from 27th July to 5th August. Whilst the restriction is in force the diversion routes for traffic will be via   Hayes Lane, Park Road, A22, and Burntwood Lane (and vice versa) or via Old Lodge Lane, A23, and A22
    Brighton Road, Purley
    Thames Water are working on a water leak outside The Pear Tree for which they are using two way temporary signals. They have been instructed to manually control the lights at peak times. This work should be completed by 5th August
    Sussex Road
    Sussex Road will be closed on two consecutive Sunday 2nd and 9th August to facilitate a new gas connection. Whilst the closure is in place the diversion routes for traffic will be via Moreton Road, Croham Road, Croham Manor Road and Selsdon Road and vice versa, or via Sussex Road and Selsdon Road.
    Selsdon Road
    Thames Water will be making use of buses being on diversion to carry out a new service connection at the northside junction with Sussex Road. They will be using multi way signals to facilitate the repair on Sunday 2nd August
    Foxley Lane
    SGN will be using 2 way temporary signals to facilitate their work for a new service connection 3rd to 10th August. The signals will be manually controlled at peak times to ease traffic flows
    Pitlake
    To complete a gas mains replacement scheme SGN will be using two way temporary signals to control the traffic, outside numbers 36 to 38, which will be manually controlled through the morning and evening peak times. This work will commence on the 3rdand be completed by the 11th August.
    Coulsdon Road
    To facilitate an urgent repir on a link box UKPN will be using two way temporary signals near the junction with Tennison Close from 4th to 7th August
    Parsons Mead
    To facilitate a new water connection Thames Water will be using two way temporary signals to control the traffic outside number 10 from 4th to 11th August
    Hill Road
    To facilitate a new service connection SGN will be using two way lights from 7th to 13thAugust
    Waddon Road
    Thames Water will be using 4 way temporary signals at the junction of Waddon Road/Waddon New Road/Epsom Road from, 8pm to 5am each evening, from 10th to 14th August to facilitate the laying of a new service pipe.
    Hollymeoak Road
    To facilitate the installation of a correlation point SESW will be using two way temporary signals from 10th14th August

    Riddlesdown Road
    To facilitate a new service connection outside number 80, SGN will be using two way temporary signals from 10th to 18th August

    Selsdon Road
    SGN will be starting a gas mains replacement scheme from its junction with St Peters Road to Drovers Road from 3rd August to 2nd September. To facilitate these works there will be three way lights on the roundabout and Croham Road will be one way from the roundabout to St Peters Street
    Brighton Road, Coulsdon
    SESW will be making Brighton Road one way southbound between its junctions with Farthing Way and The Avenue from 17th to 20th August. The diversion for displaced traffic will be via Farthing Way and Brighton Road, or via Smitham Downs Road, Woodcote Grove Road and Brighton Road,
    Abbotts Lane
    To facilitate a new service connection SGN will be using 2 way signals to control the traffic, outside number 51, from 17th to 24th August

    Selsdon Road Bridge
    To carry out enabling work for the forthcoming bridge replacement Selsdon Road will be closed on Sunday 6thSeptember, from 7am to 7pm, between its southernmost junction with Sussex Road and its junction with Chelsham Road. The diversion route for traffic will be via St Peter’s Road, Coombe Road, South Park Hill Road, Croham Road and Addington Road





  3. Advance notice of temporary diversions for bus routes 403 and 412 in the South Croydon area for the next two Sundays, and for route 412 in the Sanderstead/ Riddlesdown/ Purley area between Monday 24 and Wednesday 26 August.

    403 and 412 – Sunday 2 August, and again on Sunday 9 August, 08:00 to 16:30
    Contractors will be working at Selsdon Road up to the junction with Sussex Road on utility connections to nearby properties. To facilitate this work Selsdon Road will be closed to all traffic and buses will take the following diverted routes:

    Route 403 towards Warlingham: from Park Lane, left Coombe Road, right South Park Hill Road, left Croham Road, ahead Croham Valley Road, bear right Farley Road, right Addington Road, left at roundabout – first exit Limpsfield Road to normal line of route

    Route 403 towards West Croydon: from Limpsfield Road, right at roundabout – third exit Addington Road, left Farley Road, bear left Croham Valley Road, ahead Croham Road, right South Park Hill Road, left Coombe Lane, right Park Lane to normal line of route

    Route 412 towards Purley: from Croydon High Street, left Coombe Road, right South Park Hill Road, left Croham Road, ahead Croham Valley Road, bear right Farley Road, ahead Old Farleigh Road to normal line of route

    Route 412 towards West Croydon: from Addington Road at Selsdon crossroads, left Farley Road bear left Croham Valley Road, ahead Croham Road, right South Park Hill Road, left Coombe Lane, right Park Lane to normal line of route

    We appreciate these diversion routes are lengthy. Unfortunately we are not able to provide single deck vehicles to cover more of the route on these Sundays. To reduce disruption, multiple contractors are working collaboratively to complete as much work as possible while the road is closed. This will reduce the need for further road closures. They will also work over two Sundays so we can maintain bus services for part of the weekend.

    412 – Monday 24 to Wednesday 26 August at night  20:00 to 05:00
    The London Borough of Croydon is resurfacing the road at Mitchley Avenue between the hours of 20:00 and 05:00. To facilitate this work Mitchley Avenue will be closed to all traffic and bus route 412 will be diverted as follows:

    Route 412 towards West Croydon: from Godstone Road at Downs Court Road, ahead Godstone Road, left at roundabout second exit Hillbury Road, right Westhall Road, ahead Hillbury Road, left The Green, left Limpsfield Road, left at roundabout (first exit) Mitchley Hill, right Rectory Park to normal line of route

    Route 412 toward Purley: from Rectory Park left Mitchley Hill, right at roundabout second exit Limpsfield Road, right The Green, left Hillbury Road, ahead Westhall Road, left Hillbury Road, right at roundabout (third exit) Godstone Road to normal line of route

    Look ahead
    In addition to the above, we are planning to restart resurfacing work at Purley Cross, previously brought to a safe-stop in March as a response to the pandemic.

    Work will restart from Sunday 23 August at night and will be coordinated with the resurfacing work at Mitchley Avenue.  We will write separately to residents, businesses and stakeholders in the Purley area with further information about this work in due course.





    Michelle Wildish
    Engagement officer | Local Communities & Partnerships | City Planning
    Mobile: 07864 245 586 | Floor 9, 5 Endeavour Square, London, E20 1NJ


  4. Neighbourhood Watch .have received a number of emails complaining about noise from parties,
    loud music or cars speeding up and down normally quiet residential roads.
    We have also been informed of an increase in bonfires
    which can cause a real nuisance to neighbours.
    Please see the following advice from the police and Croydon Council. 
    Noise pollution 
    Croydon Council has the power to deal with noise nuisance that is considered
    to be a statutory nuisance. If you are suffering from a noise pollution issue,
    you can report it
    by contacting the Pollution Enforcement Team Monday to Friday between 9am to 5pm on
    020 8760 5483, and night duty officer on020 8726 6000Opt 4. 
    Commoncomplaints... 
    Scams related to coronavirus continue to evolve and circulate.
    Please see some examples of common fraud below. 
    Bonfires 
    Due to Covid-19; the advice is not to have bonfires or burn 
    garden waste as it may be harmful to people living nearby with breathing difficulties
    . Instead the council advise to keep your garden waste,
    compost it or set up a garden waste collection. 
    The council can issue legal notices to people having nuisance bonfires.
    Offenders can be prosecuted and fined up to £5,000 for residential properties
    and £20,000 for businesses. 
    For advice on bonfires and bonfire regulations or to report 
    bonfire nuisance contact the relevant Council team
  5. Brick By Brick are building
    new homes in your local area,
    starting soon.
    With an ongoing housing crisis and
    the need for more homes of all tenures
    across the borough, development
    is essential. While we acknowledge
    that it isn’t always popular with
    existing residents, we hope that the
    construction phase will cause as little
    inconvenience as possible, and you
    will welcome these new homes when
    they are completed.
    What is being built
    157 new homes (1, 2 and 3 bedroom
    flats) provided within 5 new buildings
    set within the landscape behind
    Lion Green Road car park.
    33 homes will be available at
    affordable rent through the Council,
    46 through shared ownership and
    78 through market sale.
    The development includes the
    provision of vehicular access,
    residential and town centre car
    parking spaces, hard and soft
    landscaping works and new private
    and public amenity space.
    We are pleased to confirm that we
    are now in contract with CField
    Construction to build this
    development.

    How can I find out more
    information?
    Please visit https://liongreenroad.
    commonplace.is for more details
    about this development and
    frequently asked questions.
    Please subscribe to the Commonplace
    news page to keep up to date on
    progress on the site. You will then
    receive an email whenever a news
    update is published.
    Who we are
    Brick By Brick are a developer built
    for Croydon. We’re building hundreds
    of new, high-quality homes each year
    and sending the proceeds to Croydon
    Council. A new kind of developer,
    delivering the housing local people
    need and putting the profits to work
    for the local population.
    wearebrickbybrick.com

    More information
    Commonplace updates:
    https://liongreenroad.commonplace.is
    Planning documents:
    www.croydon.gov.uk/onlineplans
    Ref: 17/06297/FUL
    Consented January 2019

    Estimated start on site date:
    Autumn 2020

    02 BBB Building Info Leaflet_Lion_Green_Road.
  6. Catalytic converter theft remains an issue on the Borough:

    One of your ward officers is keeping a close eye on the offending pattern and we are adjusting our patrols and start
    times in the hope of catching the suspects in the act. Any intelligence that can be given please call 101 quoting Op
    Basswood.
    The precious metal in catalytic converters has led to an increase in their theft.
    • To protect your converter from theft, ask your vehicle dealership if they can give you any advice on locks or
    guards that are approved by the vehicle manufacturer.
    • Alternatively, try to make sure your vehicle is parked in a garage overnight, or if you have a commercial vehicle
    park it in a secure compound. If this isn’t possible, park in an area that is well-lit and overlooked and try to park
    so that the convertor can’t be easily reached by potential thieves. Vehicles that sit high above the road are
    particularly vulnerable.
    • You should also register your converter and mark it with a forensic marker, which will make it harder for thieves
    to dispose of. Visit: securedbydesign.com for more details.
  7. While most dog owners are caring, responsible individuals,
     there are still some people who do not clean up after their pets.

    Anyone who fails to clear up after their dog can be issued with a Fixed Penalty Notice of up to £100.
    If the case goes to court this could cost the owner or person in charge of the animal up to £1,000.

    The law states that being unaware a dog has fouled or not having a suitable bag is not a reasonable excuse.

    If someone does fail to clean up after their pet, it falls to the council to get rid of it.
     More than 90% of councils have dog wardens.


    TESCO’S COVID-10 COMMUNITY FUNDING.

     Groundwork London
    are responsible for administering the Tesco Covid-19 
    Community Funding scheme which has been further extended.

    Since April, £155,000 has been awarded 
    to 310 organisations in London who are
    supporting vulnerable groups in their community
     as part of their emergency response to the Covid-19 pandemic.

    A further tranche of funding has been released by Tesco
    for groups and organisations to continue the work they are doing in their community.
    The application and payment process has been streamlined to make it easier
    to get funds out quickly and groups can apply
    for a single payment of £500 for their work in directly responding to the crisis.

    Groups and organisations can apply online through the following link:

    PURLEY BAPTIST CHURCH SITES AND 17 STOREY TOWER – APPROVED

    The seven local RAs (the Rule 6 Party) have been advised on 9 July

     that the 17 storey Purley
    tower and associated development has been granted planning permission by
    the Secretary of State. The second Planning Inspector
    (Paul Jackson) recommended the application should be approved and
    planning permission is granted subject to conditions.
    The Secretary of State (Robert Jenrick MP) agrees with the Inspector’s conclusions
    and agrees with his recommendation. He has decided that
    the application should be approved and planning permission granted subject to conditions.



  8. UPDATE ON LION GREEN ROAD CAR PARK DEVELOPMENT.
    Initial survey work is now being done which is checking out where services and underground cables are etc. ready to start work in September on the car park. 
    An update on our proposals for new homes in Lion Green Road and you may wish to share this information with members of the resident association.  As you may be aware, Brick By Brick were granted planning consent for this development of 157 new homes in January 2019.  Full details of this scheme can be viewed on the public access register www.croydon.gov.uk/onlineplans using the reference 17/06297/FUL.

    Appointment of Contractor
    We are pleased to confirm the appointment of CField Construction Limited as the main contractor to build the development.  We anticipate that the main construction works will begin on site in September and some initial works such as surveys and further securing of the site will take place prior to the main works starting. The anticipated completion date of the development is Winter 2022.

    Initial works and car park closure
    Initial works include commencing with the construction of the new car park with completion of this aimed for Spring 2021. It is planned that 50% of the car park will close when these works begin. The final design and layout of the new public car park is currently being discussed with Croydon Council’s Planning and Parking teams. Once this has been agreed, we will post a news update here.
    Communication with stakeholdersThe attached leaflet will be distributed to approximately 600 residents and businesses surrounding the site, and within Coulsdon town centre, in the next few days to provide an update. The leaflet includes the planning reference number and details of the Commonplace website https://liongreenroad.commonplace.is/ where further information relating to the scheme, including FAQs, can be found.  Regular news updates will be also be posted to the Commonplace website and subscribers will receive an email notification of these updates.
    An opportunity for residents/businesses/stakeholders to meet virtually with CField Construction will be provided next month and will take place prior to the main construction works starting.  CField will be distributing an introductory newsletter to residents/businesses and stakeholders, including an invitation to the event and details will also be posted as a news update on Commonplace.

    We hope this information is helpful.  We would like to take this opportunity to thank you for your understanding whilst the new homes are being built and apologise in advance for any inconvenience. CField will provide details of their Resident Liaison Officer in due course who will be your main point of contact going forwards.

  9. Changes to London Tram services
    To facilitate  work, planned partial closures of the London Trams network are required. Please note the following key dates:
    Date
    Closure/ trams will not run between
    Sunday 16 Aug (after 23:00) and
    Monday 17 to Friday 21 August
    (before 07:00 and after 19:30)
    Arena to Elmers End
    Saturday 22 and Sunday 23 August
    (continuous)
    Sandilands to Elmers End and
    Sandilands to Beckenham Junction
    Monday 24 to Thursday 27 August
    Arena to Elmers End before 07:00 and after 19:30
    Friday 28 until Sunday 30 August
    (continuous)
    Sandilands to Elmers End and Sandilands to Beckenham Junction
    Monday 31 August (continuous)
    Arena to Beckenham Junction
    Saturday 5 and Sunday 6 September
    (continuous)
    Arena to Beckenham Junction
    Saturday 12 and Sunday13 September
    (continuous)
    Arena to Beckenham Junction

    Other work is underway on the tram network in Croydon town centre Our key message to customers is to please plan ahead and allow extra time for travel. Customers are also invited to visit tfl.gov.uk for details of alternative services.

  10. The information regarding our statutory consultation to change all bus lanes on the TfL road network to 24/7 operation. For Croydon this would apply to Stafford Road and London Road. 
    Trial of proposed changes will make bus journeys faster and more reliable, as well as provide additional space for people to safely cycle on the busiest roads in London. We want to create more space for people to walk and cycle safely, while also making sure the people who need to travel by public transport can do so safely, efficiently and reliably.  

    Our trial proposing to extend bus lanes to 24/7 will mean the same priority will be given to buses on their journey whether it’s at 9am in the morning, or at 9pm in the evening. As the city starts moving again, people are changing the times at which they choose to travel to avoid peak times and the risk of overcrowding the network. Adapting operating hours for bus lanes would support these vital changes in travel behaviours, and support those who can cycle to do so safely.   

    The trial of 24/7 bus lanes will take place over a minimum six month period. At the end of the trial, we’ll decide which bus lanes should be permanently changed to operate 24 hours a day, seven days a week. Your feedback will be critical to ensuring our evaluation considers all the benefits and impacts, and that bus travel plays a vital role in London’s recovery.  

    More information on proposals and how you can feedback during the trial can be found here: https://consultations.tfl.gov.uk/buses/better-bus-journeys

  11. Bus services in Croydon
     It is now possible to drive to and from  Walpole Road Wellesley Grove.

    A temporary bus stop has been placed in the bus lane in the high street.

    The 405 and 412 should now leave Park Street so all southbound buses have a common stop in central Croydon and there is a common stop for 405 and 455 to Pampisford Road.  Although marked up by TfL the buses were not doing it, but TfL assure me they are now doing this loop.

    All north and east bound buses should now stop in Park Lane, but the stops are not flagged at present.

  12.  Streetspace for London programme.
    It is vital that Londoners have the skills they need to be confident to cycle, so we are today launching the online Cycle Skills course – aimed at both those cycling for the first time, or returning to it.
    The course is available at https://cycleskillsonline.tfl.gov.uk/ and is made up of the following four training modules:
    • Get ready to ride: guidance for pre-ride checks to your bike’s tyre air pressure, brakes and chain, along with tips for basic control and handling 
    • First time on the road: practical advice for how to start cycling on the roads safely and responsibly while avoiding potential hazards
    • On the road again: confidence-boosting tips for people looking to return to cycling after a long break, covering how to share the road safely and communicate with other road users
    • Cycling with children: guidance for cycling safely with children and in a group 

    Everyone who completes the Cycle Skills training will be sent a free Santander Cycles 24-hour access code, enabling them to start putting the skills they’ve learnt into practice. 
    We have also secured £2m from the Department for Transport (DfT) for cycle training in London, which will be delivered through the London boroughs, from August onwards.
    17km of new cycle lanes have been created through the Streetspace for London programme so far, with a further 20km under construction. More than 15,000m2 of extra pavement space has been provided so far, to enable social distancing and encourage people to make journeys on foot.
    This week, we have begun work to introduce a major new walking, cycling and bus only corridor along the A10 Bishopsgate. The corridor, connecting Shoreditch and London Bridge, is expected to be operational by the start of August, with further improvements to other central London corridors to follow. This is a bold step towards becoming one of the largest car-free zones in any capital city in the world. The new walking, cycling and bus only corridor will connect major cultural and financial centres in the area, making it much easier for people to walk and cycle as they start to return to central London offices.
    We are also working closely with local boroughs to rapidly create space for walking and cycling across the city. This includes building a strategic network for cycling in London, transforming town centres and reducing traffic on residential streets. Around £30m has now been awarded across all 33 boroughs for 859 schemes. Work on a number of new cycle routes is underway in Camden and Waltham Forest, with routes set to link Chalk Farm to Kings Cross and Blackhorse Road to Haringey.
    I hope this information is useful, and please do let me know if you have any questions.
    Best wishes
    Michelle


    Michelle Wildish
    Engagement officer | Local Communities & Partnerships | City Planning
    Mobile: 07864 245 586 | Floor 9, 5 Endeavour Square, London, E20 1NJ

    Please note I am currently working flexibly to accommodate childcare. I will respond to your email as soon as I can


    Everything you need to know about transport locally
    Visit tfl.gov.uk/boroughs-and-communities to find out what is happening in your area





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  13. We welcome Yasmin Dubash to the CWRA committee.
    Yasmin will be our minutes secretary while Yvonne Walker will continue as our membership secretary.

  14. Latest from Brick by Brick  re Lion Green DevelopmentWe are writing with an update on our proposals for new homes in Lion Green Road.  As you may be aware, Brick By Brick were granted planning consent for this development of 157 new homes in January 2019.  Full details of this scheme can be viewed on the public access register www.croydon.gov.uk/onlineplans using the reference 17/06297/FUL.

    Appointment of Contractor
    We are pleased to confirm the appointment of CField Construction Limited as the main contractor to build the development.  We anticipate that the main construction works will begin on site in September and some initial works such as surveys and further securing of the site will take place prior to the main works starting. The anticipated completion date of the development is Winter 2022.

    Initial works and car park closure
    Initial works include commencing with the construction of the new car park with completion of this aimed for Spring 2021. It is planned that 50% of the car park will close when these works begin. The final design and layout of the new public car park is currently being discussed with Croydon Council’s Planning and Parking teams. Once this has been agreed, we will post a news update here.
    Communication with stakeholdersThe attached leaflet will be distributed to approximately 600 residents and businesses surrounding the site, and within Coulsdon town centre, in the next few days to provide an update. It will also be emailed to various resident associations. The leaflet includes the planning reference number and details of the Commonplace website https://liongreenroad.commonplace.is/ where further information relating to the scheme, including FAQs, can be found.  Regular news updates will be also be posted to the Commonplace website and subscribers will receive an email notification of these updates.
    An opportunity for residents/businesses/stakeholders to meet virtually with CField Construction will be provided next month and will take place prior to the main construction works starting. We will share details of this event with you in due course and we’d be pleased if you could also attend.  CField will be distributing an introductory newsletter to residents/businesses and stakeholders, including an invitation to the event and we will email this to you once it is available.



  15. Reactivation of Croydon centre by the council
    An early concern was that ‘people need to feel safe’.  A means to do so is to provide space (where we can) to enable social distancing.  We mapped areas where social distancing  is likely to be a challenge.  These areas include:

    •             the High Street with its narrow footways on which there are bus stops, queuing outside Sainsbury’s Local and the cash point etc.    
    •             Park Street with a narrow footway on which there are bus stops, and which is narrowed further by the scaffolding and hoarding around the development site.
    •             Dingwall Road, on which there are narrow footways (especially on the eastern side and the normally busy bus stop on the narrow footway in front of Boxpark) beside East Croydon Station where GTR has instigated a one-way system for passenger entry and exit.

    We used a proportion of the relatively small amount of High Street Recovery Fund (provided by central government for the purposes of facilitating social distancing) to:

    •             quickly deploy traffic cones to provide more pedestrian space in carriageways: and
    •             stencil onto the footway and ‘reclaimed carriageway’ reminders for people to keep a safe distance.  

    As well as advising, encouraging and funding local authorities to provide space to allow social distancing in town centres, central government and TfL are doing the same for local authorities to help them facilitate and encourage more travelling by bike and on foot.    The Secretary of State for Transport has said that central government expects local authorities to make significant changes to their road layouts to give more space to cyclists and pedestrians.

    We successfully bid to the DfT for funding to make the temporary schemes within the Town Centre:

    •             more robust; and
    •             clearer, more legible and understandable;
    and to:
    •             allow people to walk with greater confidence within the ‘reclaimed carriageway’; 
    •             better accommodate and encourage cycling.

    We are in the process of evolving the designs and taking account of the important issues you raise as we do so.   

    By making streets such as the High Street and Dingwall Road one-way, we are able to free up carriageway space for pedestrians to social distance and still allow cycle access in both directions.  By putting a diagonal closure across Dingwall Road and Lansdowne Road at their junction, we are able to:
    ·         stop the north bound ‘rat run’ in Dingwall Road / Sydenham Road which drivers use to bypass the Wellelsey Road.  
    ·         disrupt / make more difficult the westbound ‘rat run’ along Lansdowne Road
    ·         create space for people leaving East Croydon Station and wanting to cross Dingwall Road into Lansdowne Road
    ·         provide space for much more cycle parking    

    The schemes being evolved/implemented will still be temporary in nature.  As we say on the Council website, ‘Any scheme that proves successful and popular could be made permanent with a formal consultation carried out’. 




  16. Forthcoming Road works as at 16.7.20

    Coulsdon Road
    As part of SGN mandatory gas replacement scheme there continues to be 2 way or multi way signals along Coulson Road.It is planned to commence the renewal of the gas service pipes as from the 24.8.2020 this follows agreement with SGN for entry into residential properties on condition that strict observance of the social-distancing, wearing of PPE clothing and consent of the residents are complied with. The first section will involve the re-introduction of 4 way traffic signals at the junction with The Crossways – Coulsdon Road – Keston Avenue, It is essential that this section be completed prior to the re-opening of schools in September.W ork will continue in Coulsdon Road with the re-introduction of side road closures, this will allow for the use of 2 Way traffic signals.
    Tennison Close which is the final phase of work on Coulsdon Road is provisionally scheduled to commence on the 10thAugust 2020, this will be subject to the progress being made with the service renewal on the Coulsdon Road – Tollers Lane programme.
    Rydons Lane is the last phase of these two projects. Due to the narrowness of the road  a traffic order has been applied for to close the road. This work is scheduled to commence at the end of August .
    Lacey Drive
    The gas mainr replacement scheme is progressing in Lacey Drive. It has been necessary to maintain the road closure at the junction with Coulsdon Road. The temporary traffic signals and bus stop suspension have been removed from Coulsdon Road.  An additional team has now been added to the work force, following the review of the restriction on entry into residential properties and this will allow the completion of this phase of the project to be completed in one visit.
     Pampisford Road
    Work commences on the final section of open trenching to the junction with Kendra Hall Road, all service pipes have been laid from the replacement main and laid commissioned to a capped end in the footway / verge. The permanent reinstatement of the carriageway is up to date. The outstanding completion of the service pipes renewal (from the footway / verge) into the residential properties has yet to be confirmed, as and when this takes place it will be without any further incursion into the carriageway.

    St Augustines Avenue
    As part of SGN mandatory gas mains replacement scheme, St Augustine’s Avenue remains closed at its junction with Pampisford Road

    Pampisford Road
    Thames Water have a new service connection to install near the junction with Purley Way. This work will be carried out over three weekends from 4th July to 19thJuly with a directional closure from its junction with Purley Way. The alternative route for diverted traffic will be via Russell Hill Road, Brighton Road, Purley Road, Brighton Road and Christchurch Road


    Smitham Bottom Lane
    BT will be using multi way signals, at the junction with Upper Woodcote Village, to facilitate their work to install new ducts from 16th to 20th July. To aid traffic flows this work will be carried out between 9.30am and 2.30pm daily.

    Brighton Road
    Thames Water will be using two way temporary signals, near its junction with Biddulph Road, from 18thto 19th July to facilitate works on a fire hydrant.
    Chipstead Valley Road
    To facilitate works on building a new chamber Virgin Media will be controlling the traffic at the junction with Coniston Road from 21st to 23rd July. These works will take place between 9.30am and 3.30pm to assist with traffic flows




    Riddlesdown Road
    Riddlesdown Road will be closed, outside number 80, to facilitate a sewer connection from 22ndto 25th July. The diversion for displaced traffic is via Warren Road and Grasmere Road.
    Purley Way
    SGN will be starting a gas mains replacement scheme from its junction with Mill Lane to Waddon Court Road from 22nd July. For the first phase Waddon Road will be closed at its junction with Purley Way and Purley Way and Mill Lane will be controlled with three way signals. This phase is expected to be completed within two weeks although the whole scheme is expected to take 10 weeks.
    Waddon Road
    Thames Water will be using 4 way temporary signals at the junction of Waddon Road/Waddon New Road/Epsom Road from, 8pm to 5am each evening, from 27th to 31st July to facilitate the laying of a new service pipe.
    Old Lodge Lane/Hayes Lane
    To facilitate gas mains replacement work SGN will be closing the junction of Hayes Lane and Old Lodge Lane from 27th July to 5th August. Whilst the restriction is in force the diversion routes for traffic will be via   Hayes Lane, Park Road, A22, and Burntwood Lane (and vice versa) or via Old Lodge Lane, A23, and A22
    Foxley Lane
    SGN will be using 2 way temporary signals to facilitate thieir work for a new service connection 3rdto 10th August. The signals will be manually controlled at peak times to ease traffic flows


  17. I am currently mapping insight and feedback about how covid-19 has impacted on people and communities in Croydon.  How have residents  experienced health and care services during this period? We’re planning a much bigger engagement exercise, but also hope to capture anything that’s already going on, so if you know of any surveys or anything like that, please do let me know.






    Jo Austin
    Senior Engagement Lead (Croydon)
    NHS South West London CCG Croydon
    Bernard Weatherill House
  18. Diana from the Croydon Council regeneration team would like to bring communities close to Purley together to share their aspirations for the area.They have appointed "Urban Symbiotics" to work with interested members of the community to identify key principles and priorities to ensure future change  benefits.
    Contact Croydon Council regeneration team for futher details. 

  19.  Medical Centre on the old Smitham school site
    Clinical Commissioning Groups (CCGs) commission most of the hospital areas for which they are responsible.The CCG has now secured the funding for the business case consultants and have submitted a paper to the Executive Board for sign off which should go through on 28th July. It’s anticipated that there won’t be any problems, and they aim to have an outline business case by October
  20. Agenda East Surrey Transport Committee Zoom Meeting


    • Apologies
    • Update on Covid-19 precautions and changes
    • Update on service changes when next ?
    • Engineering works is on Oxted Viaduct and south thereof.
      • Why can’t passenger trains run from Victoria and terminate at Woldingham or Sanderstead rather than a replacement bus ?
      • Replacement bus from Riddlesdown.
      • Information on NRES and Southern web site.

    • East Croydon station. NR
    • Whyteleafe level crossing NR
    • Replacement of Selsdon Road Bridge. NR
    • Croydon Central bus changes.
    • Bus shelters SCC 407 route.
    • Possible change to committee meeting dates.
    • Date of Next meeting and venue to be arranged September 2020

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