Save Croydon Libraries Campaign Meeting – 9 Feb

Bradmore Green, Broad Green, Sanderstead, Shirley and South Norwood libraries have been earmarked for closure by Croydon Council.

Are YOU concerned about the five libraries under threat and the wider impact this will have on our much valued and well-used public library service in Croydon?

Join with others to discuss the consultation and what we can do to campaign to save our libraries.

Email for login in details.

Shirley South Safer Neighbourhood Team – Be Aware of Doorstep Scammers

Please be aware of people knocking on your door offering jet washing and gutter clearing services.

There have been at least 2 incidents on East Way yesterday, whereby 3 white males and 2 younger ones in their late teens and the older one in his 40s or 50s, all with an Irish accent have approached home owners and offered their services for jet washing and gutter clearing.

These males have done the bare minimum, if anything at all. The flyers which they hand out were stolen from a local café. These males state that they can only take cash.

Please BE AWARE. We are giving this information in the hope that no other resident falls victim to these scammers.

Report crime by calling 101 or in an emergency call 999.
Remember, you can also report crime online on the website:

Planning Report – February 2021

To find out the latest news on what is being planned in your local area, check out our latest Planning Report with up-to-date information on Planning Applications including developments in:

  • Ash Tree Close
  • The Glade
  • Land to the Rear of Shirley Inn Public House
  • Orchard Avenue
  • Orchard Park High School
  • Orchard Way
  • Sandrock Pub
  • Wickham Road and Woodmere Avenue.

With additional updates on our Planning Complaints; a letter to our MP Sarah Jones regarding holding Local Planning Authorities to account, and the latest news on the new London Plan Formal Approval.

Also, take a look at the MORA Planning App, which gives you an easy way to track all the current and recent planning applications within the MORA area. It’s simple to use and free for you to access.

Become a Volunteer Vaccinator!

If you are in a priority group and have not been offered a Covid-19 vaccination appointment yet, please do not worry – the NHS will offer you one soon.

The NHS will continue to contact people directly to invite them to receive the vaccine when it is their turn. This may be via the phone, text message or letter from a Croydon GP practice.

Please note that these letters will not give you a specific appointment time, they will provide a number for you to ring in order to book your slot, so there is no danger of you missing out on a vaccination appointment if your post has been delayed.

The NHS is working flat out to offer the vaccine as quickly and safely as they can. But the they need our help and support to get everyone vaccinated as quickly as possible.

NHS England and NHS Improvement have asked St John Ambulance to support its mass vaccination programme.

During the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, St John’s highly skilled volunteers have already given hundreds of thousands of hours of their time, supporting the NHS in caring for patients on board ambulances, in hospitals and as part of vital community projects, such as this year’s seasonal flu vaccinations.

All of that work continues, and the charity has now been tasked with training thousands of volunteers ready to administer COVID-19 vaccinations as soon as they are available.

Between now and spring 2021, they have plans to train more than 30,000 volunteers. Using their longstanding expertise, they will empower people like you to deliver these vital jabs and take care of people before and after they receive them.

There are 3 roles specific to the vaccination programme:

  • Volunteer Vaccinator
  • Vaccination Care Volunteer
  • Volunteer Patient Advocate

Some people, specifically the Volunteer Vaccinators, will be able to give vaccinations, but others are there to support people as they go through the process of having the flu or COVID-19 vaccination.

To find out more about becoming a Volunteer Vaccinator, please click here.