Does Croydon Council listen to residents? – Have your say by October 6

As part of the Croydon Council’s Governance Review, a panel of cross-party members has been established, led by an independent Chair, Dame Moira Gibb.

The panel is seeking views on whether the council effectively listens to residents and if more should be done to ensure local people can participate in and influence decisions that affect their neighbourhoods, including the provision of local services.

Responses to the survey will be independently analysed by Centre for Public Scrutiny and presented to the Panel to help inform its work on the recommendations and improvements the council can make to enhance local democracy and resident participation in local decision making.

To contribute your views,  complete the short survey, here by October 6, 2019.

Full details and how to submit additional information can be found here.

Invitation to meet with Labour’s Planning Commission in Croydon – 18 July 2019 – CANCELLED

Update at 16 July, 2019

As Roberta Blackman-Woods MP is unable to make the meeting as she is required in Parliament that afternoon, the meeting is being cancelled.

Everyone is encouraged to make a written submission. These must be sent by the end of the month via email to and these will be passed on to the full Commission.

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Roberta Blackman-Woods MP is Shadow Minister for Planning and Chair of Labour’s Planning Commission. The Commission, which is comprised of planning experts, councillors and representatives from industry, has been created to ensure that Labour puts communities at the heart of its planning policy.

The Planning Commission will be visiting South London and would like to invite people to a residents’ roundtable discussion.

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Important news from Sanderstead Residents’ Association

Sanderstead Residents’ Association is writing to residents to outline concerns about a proposed development in Sanderstead Village and the reasons for their serious concerns.

They are inviting residents to join them and oppose this development.

You have until November 28 to lodge objections.

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