RUBBISH – Refuse, Recycling and fly-tipping in Croydon – 12 Feb 2014

RUBBISH! Everyone is talking about refuse, recycling and fly tipping in Croydon.

This meeting was organised as a result of the interest and concern shown on the subject from across the borough of Croydon at our Public Meeting in November and anyone is welcome to attend.

Come and hear the latest from Anthony Brooks, Croydon Council’s Director of Environment, and take the opportunity to ask a question or make comment directly to the council officer responsible.

The meeting is being held at the Community Space in Bernard Weatherill House at 8 Mint Walk CROYDON CR0 1EA


Please book a free place on our Eventbrite page:

This not only ensures you a place, but helps us cater for numbers, speeds up your entry on the night and ensures you are kept informed of any updates.

If demand for places exceeds capacity then priority will be given to those who have pre-booked a place.

Doors open for registration at 7pm, when tea and coffee will be served and attendees will have the opportunity to speak informally with others attending the event.

The meeting will start at 7.30pm and we plan to finish by 8.45pm to allow time to close by 9pm.

If you have difficulty booking, or have a query, you can leave a voice message or send a text to 07864 676088.

Please help spread the word.

You can download the flyer for the event hereCCC A5 flier BWH Rubbish

What is your experience?

Send us your photos or join the conversation prior to the meeting by adding your thoughts here or sending your photos to


Refuse left on a playing field in Waddon by a waste bin for dog waste – no refuse bin in sight

fly tipping white goods

White goods left in a street in South Croydon – both unsightly and dangerous


Overflowing rubbish bins in Hailing Park Road with rubbish strewn on the footway


An overflowing bin in Waddon

Street bin, full to overflowing, on Sanderstead Hill

Street bin, full to overflowing, on Sanderstead Hill

RUBBISH! – thoughts and evidence please

CCC are holding an open meeting on 12 February 2014 on the subject of

Rubbish – Refuse, recycling and fly-tipping

and you can find details here.

We’d like to know what your experience is and what questions you think need to be tabled at this meeting.

Please feel free to post a comment here, or send us your photos and we’ll post them up. Email them to

The following comment, with photos, has been emailed to us:

“As promised, here are the pictures of some of the fly tips in Croydon. The most outrageous being the Birchanger Road, although they are all outrageous really.

This issue will not go away if we ignore it, but can get much worse if nothing is done. We are governed by the Environment Agency and by local authorities.

The meeting on 12th Feb is a great start to combat this anti social behaviour. Hopefully there will be a good turn out and the message gets across that its unacceptable and illegal. Thank you for your help in raising this issue. You’ve been a breath of fresh air.

Fly tipping breeds contempt for an area and becomes a habit. You’ll notice as quick as the council clear it, rogues just replace the rubbish. Its costly to the council, its dangerous, illegal and disrespectful to the local community. Knife crime has been making the local news. I’m not suggesting the two issues are linked but with the anti social aura fly tipping creates, a lack of pride and passion for community spirit is being spread. Hopefully these crimes stop and Croydon can be enjoyed by everyone, young or old, whatever race, religion or sex. Education starts at home and awareness is a start.

GreenGo Waste”

Fly tip Stanford Road

Fly tip Stanford Road

Fly tip Birchanger

Fly tip Birchanger

Fly tip Hatch Road

Fly tip Hatch Road

@GreenGoWaste on Twitter

What is your experience?

And here are photos from another contributor covering London Road and the Broad Green area:






CCC Public Meeting – Old Coulsdon – 27 Feb 2014

Please join us on 27 February 2014 in Old Coulsdon for our public meeting.

Our events are open to everyone with an interest in Croydon. You do not need to represent a group or organisation to attend.You do not need to live or work in the area where the meeting is held either. There is no agenda as the topics for discussion on the night are taken from the audience.

Please book a free place on Eventbrite here:
This helps us to cater for numbers.

Doors open at 7pm, when tea and coffee will be available and you’ll have the chance to meet others attending.

The meeting will start at 7.30pm and finish by 9pm.

Those who have not pre-booked will be asked to register on the door and those who have pre-booking will be given preference if numbers exceed capacity.

Old C Church

If you are able to display or distribute posters and fliers to advertise the meeting you can download them here or email us if you would like hard copies.

Old Coulsdon poster

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CCC – An update – 11/1/14


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This is the second update.  You can find our first update here.

Minutes of the reconvened AGM and Public Meeting following

These are now uploaded and can be accessed here, along with the details of the AGM held in July here and the history of meetings prior to this which you can find here.


Public MeetingsSCCA

The next public meeting is on Tuesday, 14th January in Shirley  This is open to anyone with an interest in Croydon and not limited to the area where the meeting is held, as are all our public meetings. We are pleased to see that the bookings so far reflect interest from different parts of the borough.

There is no agenda for this meeting. It is an open meeting where anything can be discussed or raised and the range of topics covered will be led by those attending. We are an apolitical organisation and for that reason we will not permit any political promotion or party political discussion.

If you haven’t booked a place yet, please do. It is free to attend. We are using Eventbrite – an online booking system – to manage bookings. You need only provide your name and email details but can leave your phone number and other details if you wish. You can now also book for others by adding their name to your booking, allowing groups to book together and those online to  book for others without online access.

The committee will hold your details securely and they will not be disclosed to any external sources without consent.

Details of two further meetings in February will be listed on Eventbrite shortly . One is to be held at Bernard Weatherill House  on the 12th on the subject of Rubbish – refuse, recycling and fly tipping, and a further public meeting will be held on the 27th in Old Coulsdon.

We have a new url so you can access details of all our events in one place.

Our current status

Further to our last update, the current committee are still awaiting handover from the outgoing committee. We still have no access to the bank account but are working on this. We are still without access to the equipment held by the previous committee.

Can you help?

Join us at one of our meetings. Meetings are open to all and are free.  To help us cater for and manage the events we are using Eventbrite – an online registration system.  All your details will be held securely and not shared without your consent.

Join our mailing list to be kept in the loop. Click here to access.

Help spread the word. If you are able to advertise the next event in Shirley or any other event please get in touch.  We have posters and fliers that we can send you and PDFs to share via email. Copies will be available at our meeting in Shirley.

Microphones If you are able to help us with suitable equipment to amplify those speaking at our meetings, or have suggestions, please get in touch.

Contacting us

We have added a mobile phone number so those not online can get in touch.

You can leave messages or text us on 07864 676 088

We hope to see you at a meeting soon!