Be aware! Flood warning issued for South East London, inc areas of #Croydon

Risk of flooding came up at our meeting this week. Details will go in the notes of meeting which should be out shortly, but just to update people.

The Environment Agency (EA) has issued a flood alert for South-East London.

We understand that Croydon Council is monitoring the situation closely and has already taken several preventative steps.

Image posted by @ThePurleyPond twitter account of flooding in Purley in the past

The EA’s alert for groundwater flooding includes the Caterham Bourne, Coulsdon Bourne, Coulsdon, Kenley, Purley and South Croydon. This is because water levels have risen since higher-than-average rainfall from January.

So far, we understand that Croydon Council has taken the following preventative steps in the affected parts of the borough:

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Charity car wash at Purley Fire Station – 1 Mar 2020, 11.30am to 5pm


A charity car wash with all proceeds going to the Fire Fighters Charity.


More info about these charity car washes and a video explaining more, here!


Fire Fighters Charity @firefighters999

London Fire Brigade, Croydon, covering the five fire stations in Croydon is at @LFB_Croydon



Group opposes Higher Drive, Purley, development and urges others to get involved

A group of residents in Higher Drive, Purley have decided to challenge Croydon Council’s decision to allow a 5 storey block of 40 flats to be built on a site formerly occupied by 3 detached family houses.

Mike Brigden, the Chair of Woodland Way (Purley) Association, explains and urges others to get in touch to support their objections… Continue reading

Purley and Woodcote ward panel – 8 Jan 2020 – If you live or work on the ward, why not go along?

Live or work in the ward of Purley and Woodcote?
Then why not attend the ward panel meeting?


Download a copy of the agenda Ward panel agenda 08012020.

Purley Safer Neighbourhood Team
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