HM The Queen Condolence and Tributes

Books of Condolence

You can leave a message of condolence and sign the official Royal eBook of Condolence.

Croydon’s Book of Condolence is open at Braithwaite Hall, Croydon Town Hall, Katharine Street for residents to leave messages:

Monday to Friday – 8am to 8pm
Saturday 10 September – 9am to 6pm
Sunday 11 September – 9am to 6pm
Saturdays and Sundays – 9am to 6pm

Katharine Street is closed to motor traffic so that people can lay floral tributes and sign the Book of Condolence safely.

Residents can also visit libraries to leave messages to be added to the book. You can find your local library and its opening times on the Croydon Council libraries pages.

Floral tributes

You can lay floral tributes at:

  • The flagpole outside the Town Hall, Katharine Street, CR0 1NX
  • Coulsdon Memorial Ground in Marlpit Lane, CR5 2HA
  • Norwood Grove Recreation Ground, Crescent Way, SW16 3AL
  • St Edward King & Confessor C of E Church, New Addington
  • Wandle Park, Cornwall Road, CR0 3RD.

These areas will be signposted and volunteers will be on hand to guide visitors.

Safer Neighbourhood Team Crime Report – August 2022

The Shirley North Safer Neighbourhood Team has an update with the crime report for August 2022.

The Safer Neighbourhood Team will continue to patrol the ward as usual. In case of an emergency, please do not hesitate to call 999.

Let’s try and be vigilant and lookout for each other.

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

How to Cope with the Cost of Living Crisis

Sarah Jones, Croydon Central’s Labour MP, has begun a series of advice sessions to try to help her constituents through the cost of living crisis.

The MP is holding advice sessions in locations across her constituency, where she will be joined by staff from Citizens Advice and volunteers from the Food Stop.

At each session, residents will be able to get one-to-one advice to access support with the cost of living, to ensure that they have applied for the right benefits and be offered information about additional help and support schemes.

The cost of living is rising at the fastest rate for 40 years, with the Bank of England forecasting inflation to reach 13per cent in the last quarter of this year. With energy bills expected to be subject to massive increases again in October, it is low-income households who are hardest hit.

The Croydon Central MP’s advice sessions are as follows:

  • Friday 30th September, New Addington Library, Central Parade, CR0 0JD 11.15am–1.30pm
  • Monday 3rd October, Longheath Community Centre, CR0 7TD 6pm–8.30pm
  • Thursday 6th October, the new Family Centre, Fieldway, CR0 9AZ noon-2.30pm
  • Friday 7th October, Shirley Library, CR0 8BH 2.30pm-4.15pm
  • Thursday 13th October, Shirley Community Centre, Shrublands, CR0 8JA 10.30am–1pm
  • Friday 14th October, Sarah Jones MP’s office, 43 Blackhorse Lane, CR0 6RT 2pm-4.30pm
  • Friday 21st October, Forestdale venue TBC, 10.30am-1pm

South London Waste Plan 2022 to 2037 Consultation


The South London Waste Plan (adopted on 30 January 2012), set out the spatial issues and objectives to be met in waste management for the next 10 years up to this year (2022). It is a joint development plan document (DPD) and covers the geographical area in the London Borough of Croydon, the Royal Borough of Kingston upon Thames, the London Borough of Merton and the London Borough of Sutton. It contains policies to:

  • guide the determination of planning applications for waste facilities
  • identify existing waste sites to be safeguarded
  • identify areas where waste facility development may be suitable

It’s also part of the development plan for Croydon’s local plan programme. It is in conformity with the policies in the Croydon Local Plan 2018 and should be read alongside it.

Revised South London Waste Plan

The London Boroughs of Croydon, Kingston, Merton and Sutton have jointly prepared a new draft South London waste plan. This sets out the partner boroughs’ long-term vision, spatial strategy and planning policies for the sustainable management of waste over the next 15 year period.

The draft South London waste plan 2020 was submitted to the Secretary of State for examination on 19 January 2021, in accordance with Regulation 22 of the Town and Country Planning (Local Planning) (England) Regulations 2012.

Read the draft South London waste plan (Sutton council website) for details about the examination and to view the examination library.

Main Modifications

The Main Modifications consultation will run for seven weeks between Thursday 14 July 2022 and 5pm Friday 2 September 2022. The amendments are set out in a “Main Modifications Schedule.” This document, along with a Sustainability Appraisal of the Main Modifications, can be found at or in local libraries.

Representations made should:

Clearly distinguish which modification number is being commented on.
Base comments on the Government’s test of soundness: Is the modification positively prepared? Is the modification justified (based on evidence)? Is the modification effective (deliverable)? Is the modification consistent with national planning policy?

Representations are being accepted via Sutton Council:
• By email to or
• Sending a letter to: Policy, London Borough of Sutton, Civic Centre, St Nicholas Way, Sutton SM1 1EA

You can view the consultation material at South London Waste Plan | Croydon Council

If you have any queries relating to the South London Waste Plan please contact the Spatial Planning service at