Spring 2019 Magazine and AGM

We hope you’ve had an enjoyable Easter break. Our new look Spring 2019 magazine has now been delivered by our road stewards.

A quick reminder about our AGM event next week on Tuesday 30th April 2019 at Orchard Park High School from 7pm. We’ll update you on the work that we have been doing and what we have planned. We hope to see you there!

We’ve made quite a lot of changes to our website so please do have a browse around. In particular check out our area map, our list of roads, our magazine archives, and our new monthly Planning Reports. Also, for the first time, you can view our current magazine online. Be sure to check it out!

Recent Local Alerts

Shirley North Safer Neighbourhood Police Team report an increase locally in the theft of vehicle registration plates. The team are doing as much as possible to combat this crime but say to check your vehicle plates are secure as most are now just stuck on.

If you notice anything suspicious please do any of the following:

You can follow the team on Twitter @MPSShirleyNorth

The team have had a recent success based on intelligence from the community, where a number of people were arrested for production of cannabis, possession of cannabis, prohibited weapon, possession with intent to supply and money laundering.

Shirley Neighbourhood Watch report a recent gardening and landscaping fraud. A local resident was approached by a man delivering leaflets, saying he and his colleagues were tree surgeons and landscapers. She asked for a quote to replace decking, which she accepted as they said they could start immediately. Money was handed over for the materials. The fraudsters dismantled the decking saying they would be back to complete the job. They never returned and the Sidcup address on the leaflets proved to be that of an innocent company. Beware such transactions!

Also check out the Social Media section on our Links page.

Ashburton Playing Fields PRE Planning Committee Presentation

Hopefully you will have attended the recent drop-in event about the proposed development on Ashburton Playing Fields.

This scheme is being presented to planning committee on Thursday 11th October 2018.  No decision will be made at this stage. Councillors can ask questions. Residents can attend and watch from the public gallery but cannot ask any questions.

Here are the details of the meeting:

6.30pm Thursday 11 October 2018
The Council Chamber
Town Hall
Katharine Street

Related Documents:
Item 5.1 Site B 18/01808/PRE Ashburton Playing Fields
Item 5.1 Site Plans PDF

Full Council Agenda:




Ashburton Playing Fields Drop-in Event

Croydon Council Parklife Programme, are holding a drop-in event for the Ashburton Playing Fields development at St Georges Church Hall on Elstan Way on Thursday 4th October 2018 4pm-8pm.

Please do share and inform neighbours/friends of this information so they have the opportunity to feedback.

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Ashburton Playing Fields Event - October 4th 2018

Ashburton Playing Fields ParkLife Proposal

Croydon Council have now put information and documentation about the Ashburton Playing Fields development on the projects dedicated webpage:


There is a Q&A document to address some of the question already put to them. It also provides a form that anyone can use to feedback on the proposals. They will be updating the site regularly as the schemes progress.

Features of the proposal:

  • 2x Floodlit artificial Football pitches.
  • New Children’s play and landscaping.
  • Improved foot and cycle paths across the playing fields.
  • New community pavilion (including cafe, terrace, small fitness gym, changing rooms and community spaces).
  • Dedicated car parking.

Ashburton Playing Fields drawing and features for release 16-07-18

Dates in August are being finalised for when they will exhibit the proposals and provide an opportunity for residents to drop in and discuss the plans. We will confirm once they have those dates established. They are also working towards presenting the scheme to planning committee on August 16th 2018 as part of their Pre-App programme. We understand they are aiming to submit  planning application for September 2018.

All residents will still have the opportunity to object or comment during a consultation period when a Planning Application is presented and validated by Development Management.

Please do share and inform neighbours/friends of this information so they have the opportunity to feedback.

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