Covid-19 Testing in Croydon

A Government mobile testing unit will be stationed in Croydon town centre for the next three days, giving key workers, members of their families and over-65s the opportunity to be tested for Covid-19.

The tests will be carried out by appointment and are only available to those in the above three categories and who have symptoms of coronavirus (fever, continuous cough).

The unit will not provide a walk-in service to the general public.

It will be staffed by members of the Army and located in the car park behind Fairfield Halls, on Barclay Road.

It will be open on Thursday (April 30), Friday (May 1) and Saturday (May 2) between 10.30am and 3.30pm.

To book an appointment click here.


Green Spaces in Monks Orchard – Long Lane Wood

Many of us are taking our daily exercise in our local parks, woods and open spaces, but how much do you know about our local green spaces?

Read about the history of Long Lane Wood and the work being done there for the Great North Wood Project in the second of our three-part series on Green Spaces in Monks Orchard.

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Shirley North Safer Neighbourhood Team Update

We have had a busy few shifts including searching six people for drugs and giving one of these a community resolution (like a formal warning) for the cannabis found on him.

Our current cannabis hotspots seem to be Woodmere Avenue and Tower View so we are patrolling these a number of times each shift and sending people on their way.

If there are any areas that you are aware of being regularly used by cannabis smokers/other drug users, please let us know and we will make sure that we go there when we can.

Please continue to be sensible during lockdown and enjoy the rest of your weekend.

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