Shirley Scarecrow Festival

The Shirley Scarecrow Festival is a fun event all can take part in. The theme is TV Shows. See if you can guess which shows and TV characters you can spot on your walk.

If you’d like to just enjoy the scenes rather than participate then please feel free to donate on the just giving page. All monies go to Demelza Hospice Care for Children.

Click here to view a list of where the scarecrows are located.

Have fun on the trail and take lots of pictures!


Shirley North Safer Neighbourhood Team – Attempted theft from vehicles

Can we please remind you all to make sure your doors, windows and cars are left locked and secure when you are not in them.

Just today we were sent video footage of two incidents overnight which involved people trying car doors. Luckily they were locked but this is not always the case.

As the evenings are now darker much earlier, please consider using timers for lights and lamps inside your house as a dark house is often obvious as an empty one. If we can see that you are out, so can burglars.

Please stay safe during this lockdown.

Report crime by calling 101 or in an emergency call 999.

Remember, you can also report crime online on our website:


Planning Report – November 2020

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
  • Land to the Rear of Shirley Inn Public House
  • Orchard Avenue
  • Orchard Park High School
  • Sandrock Pub
  • Shirley Avenue
  • Shirley Road and Woodmere Avenue.

With additional updates on our Planning Complaints; information about the telecom mast at Greenview Avenue; Case Officer Reports publication procedures; London Plan Guidance Documents; our request for a formal change to policy for the ‘Shirley Focussed Intensification’ Area and what to expect from the next stages of the Croydon Plan Review.

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.


If you have symptoms of coronavirus (COVID-19), ask for a test to check if you have the virus.

Government Lockdown Measures – November 2020

From Thursday 5 November, England will enter another lockdown period which will last until Wednesday 2 December.

The new measures are as follows:

You should only leave the house for these reasons:

  • for education
  • for work, if you cannot work from home
  • for exercise and recreation outdoors
  • for medical reasons
  • to shop for food and essentials
  • to care for others

You can only meet one person from outside your household outdoors.

There will be no mixing of people inside homes, except for childcare and other forms of support. Support bubbles will be allowed to continue.

All pubs and restaurants are to close, though takeaways and deliveries will be permitted.

All non-essential retail will close, though click and collect will still be available.

Travel within the UK is discouraged, except for work.

Overnight stays away from home will be allowed only for work purposes.

Courts, schools, and universities will remain open.

Private prayer will continue in places of worship, but not services.

If you have symptoms of coronavirus (COVID-19), ask for a test to check if you have the virus.