Will you pay for your garden waste to be removed?


The free garden waste collection service ends on 27 November 2015.

Croydon Council is proposing to introduce a charged seasonal garden waste service from April 2016, which will run fortnightly from April to November each year.

Residents are being asked to register for the proposed service by 31 December 2015.  The council will then decide if there is enough interest to put the scheme in place.

Anyone wanting to register their interest has to do so online, using the My Croydon app. You will need to register online for a My Croydon account, if you haven’t done so already.

You cannot sign up in person, by phone, letter or by email.


If you do not have access to a computer at home the council advise that access is available at a library, using a smart phone or tablet, or you can visit the self-serve computers available at Access Croydon.

You will not be charged for the proposed service when you register but if the new service goes ahead it will begin on 18 April 2016, and the council will contact you in January 2016 to let you know and to take payment.

Payment can only be made online, using a credit or debit card.  You cannot make payment by cash or by cheque.

Anyone paying for the service before 19 February 2016 will receive an early bird discount of £10.

All who pay will then receive a wheeled bin for garden waste. The garden waste may not be collected on the same day as your refuse and recycling.

The cost each year for the new service will be:

  • £55 for 140 litre small wheeled bin
  • £60 for 240 litre large wheeled bin
  • £105 for two 240 litre large wheeled bins

There will be no option for two 140 litre small wheeled bins.

The dimensions of the wheeled bins are:

  • 140 litre bin: 106cm height  x  48cm width  x  54cm depth
  • 240 litre bin: 107cm height   x  58cm width  x  74cm depth

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 We’d love to know your thoughts on the scheme.
Are you for or against the scheme?
Are you happy to sign up and pay online?
Leave comments here or email us at CroydonNeighbourhoods@gmail.com

Notices from East Croydon meeting – 19 November 2015


Here are the notices given at the meeting.

The notes of the meeting will follow after they have been circulated for comment to those attending.



Updated list of organisations
CCC are building up a current list of Residents’ Associations and groups, as well as a list of conservation and park groups as the council does not hold a current list of either of these. All were asked to help build the lists with details so people wanting to find a group, can do so.

CCC is also building a list of Patient Participation Groups (PPGs). See: https://croydoncc.wordpress.com/2015/05/07/croydons-patient-participation-groups/

Croydon’s Opportunity and Fairness Commission (OFC)
The interim report is out. CCC has created a text only version to save downloading large files or printing out the full-colour version.

Free skin awareness seminar
This will take place in Croydon on 10 December and is open to people living with skin conditions and their families and carers. See https://croydoncc.wordpress.com/2015/11/19/free-skin-awareness-seminar-croydon-sutton-merton-bromley/

Croydon CCG engaging on Urgent Care
Croydon CCG is holding a series of events across the borough to gather views on Urgent Care service in Croydon with a view to re-procurement, which needs to be in place by April 2015. See https://croydoncc.wordpress.com/2015/11/17/croydon-ccg-is-involving-croydon-in-improving-urgent-care-services/ for details.
A flyer with dates was made available on the night.

The Metropolitan Police Giving Tree project
This project has launched. Could you donate a gift for a child in care? Suggested donation is up to £20, either in the form of a gift or as a financial donation to be used to purchase gifts for children in care. A poster was made available on the night.

Croydon Local Plan consultation
A series of meetings are planned and the consultation closes on 18 December 2015. Details here: https://croydoncc.wordpress.com/2015/11/09/the-croydon-local-plan-strategic-policies/

Croydon Arts Society Exhibition
This is currently on at the Fairfield halls until 28 November. The group have also produced a calendar this year, selling for £5. See: https://croydoncc.wordpress.com/2015/10/30/croydon-art-society-exhibition-at-fairfield-halls-16-to-28-november-2015/

Reducing car crime
Local policing teams have circulated advice on steps to take to reduce vehicle crime. Simple measures such as locking vehicles, not leaving valuables in cars were amongst the measures that help keep vehicle crime down. A hard copy of the information was available to take away.

Please see our website for these and other updates, notices and events.

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David Lean Cinema – December 2015 screenings


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Box office partnership with Wallace Arnold Worldchoice
You can buy tickets at Wallace Arnold Worldchoice at 62 George Street.  They are on the Clocktower side of George Street, close to Wellesley Road but in the section adjacent to North End. Opening hours are 9am to 5.30pm Monday to Friday and 9am to 4.30pm Saturday.

Normal prices will apply to cash or debit card sales, with a small (2%) charge applying to credit card sales. Bookings will be possible at this location from Wednesday 6 May onwards.

David Lean Cinema: how to book
Tickets for all screenings are £7.50. Concessions (persons aged 60 and over, full time students, claimants and people with disabilities) £6. Bookings can be made:
Online: via our TicketSource pages: www.davidleancroydon.ticketsource.co.uk

Telephone: Phone 0333 666 3366 (a £1.50 charge applies, which covers any number of tickets). Note that this is specifically a Ticketsource service and staff cannot answer any queries unrelated to bookings.

In person:
At Wallace Arnold Worldchoice: see details above.

Croydon Clocktower: our Clocktower box office, located next to the Arts Bar, is open for one hour before every film. Tickets can be purchased for all films, subject to availability. This location is CASH ONLY.

All the above services close 2.5 hours before any particular film, with the exception of the Clocktower box office.

Wheelchairs: front row places can be booked via all the above methods. If you wish to book a complimentary seat for a helper, please request this by emailing: savedavidlean@gmail.com

Facebook and Twitter

Overy 700 supporters now receive news via our Facebook page, which is a useful resource for anyone interested in screening updates, photo albums and the latest press coverage. www.facebook.com/LeanCampaign

For additional reminders and film-related news, follow us on Twitter: @SaveDavidLean

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Sisters Doing It For Themselves – free events on event planning and festive pampering

Ministry of Empowerment is running a further events as part of their Woman 2 Woman project.

The events are open to all women and are non-religious.


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For enquiries and to book for all courses:

Email: woman2woman@moe-online.org.uk
Phone: 020 8684 5857 | Mob: 07432 155 916

Website: www.ministryofempowerment.org.uk

Follow on Twitter at @Ministryofe

Woodside Policing update – November 2015

Here’s the newsletter covering the Croydon council ward of Woodside.

Why not email the team on the address below to ask to be added to their monthly circulation list?  This way you’ll receive these newsletters and any other important updates straight to your inbox.

Produced by:
Woodside Safer Neighbourhood Team
Download a copy here: Woodside November 2015 Newsletter

Croydon Policing Newsletter – Fieldway – November 2015

Here is the newsletter covering the Croydon council ward of Fieldway to keep people up to date on policing matters.

There is no need to wait to view these monthly newsletters from your local policing team on our website.  
Just email the SNT, on the email address below, to ask to be added to the circulation list. You’ll receive not only the monthly newsletter but occasional important updates.
Produced by: Fieldway Safer Neighbourhood Team
Email – Fieldway.snt@met.police.uk
Tel – 020 8649 1492
Twitter –  was @MPSFieldwaySgt but now @MPSSouthCroydon
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Download a copy here: Fieldway Monthly News Letter – November 15 (7)