MORA AGM 2017 Thank you

It was great to see our MORA members out in force for our 93rd AGM that took place at Edenham High School on Tuesday 25 April 2017.

In a break with previous AGMs we kicked the evening off with a live performance from Zayn Raja, Deputy Head Boy and finished with a raffle at the end.

Thank you to all our members and guests who attended and contributed to the lively hour of debate at the end on planning issues that are facing us who live here in Shirley.

We’ve had some great feedback and have been approached by residents wanting to get more involved, which is great and there is plenty to be done.

Invited guests included Cllr Paul Scott, Chair of Croydon Council Planning Committee, Shirley & Ashburton councillors and Gavin Barwell MP.

We’re delighted you enjoyed the presentations from MORA. And for those of you that missed it, there are some pictures below. We’ll be publishing more details in our Summer Magazine. Don’t miss it.

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Action on Bridle Road Black-Spot

A Petition to Croydon Council has been created calling for urgent action on major accident black-spot heading from the bend in Bridle Road, outside All Saints Church.

Five major accidents have occurred last year alone, with numerous others over the past 20 years, with excessive speed believed to be a significant factor, putting the lives of pedestrians and other motorists at risk of serious injury and death.

Bridle Road Crash Incidents Overview

Please do share this online petition with friends and neighbours:

1,000 signatures are required by the end of February, to ensure it’s added to the agenda for the April 2017 Croydon Council meeting, so this important issue can be debated.


Thank you for your support.

Council keeps quiet about its plans…again

Dear #SaveShirley resident,

I’m sure like us you feel in the dark about what’s going on after we all joined forces to let the Council know how we felt about their disastrous plans for Shirley.

It was around this time last year we got wind of their plans and rallied support to respond to their ‘consultation’, something they were hoping would go under the radar.

So, we suppose it will be no surprise to hear they are up to their old tricks. Only this time we have learnt they are planning to ignore the 4,000 objections Shirley residents made in October to oppose the plans.

The Council is intending to rubber stamp Croydon Local Plan (CLP2) at this Monday’s Full Council Meeting – that’s right Monday 5 December. There’s a reason why they’ve not informed us residents who these plans will affect for many years to come.

We’re intending to turn up and let Councillor Butler know that we’re still not happy with her plans. Plans that she never consulted with us, even though she agreed publicly to hold a meeting with Shirley residents.

This will be another opportunity to show the Council the strength of feeling in our community about some of the policies within that plan before it goes to the planning inspectorate.

We know many of you have attended previous meetings on this subject and I hope many of you will feel it appropriate to attend once more.

Here are the details of the meeting (arrive at 6.15pm Mon 5 Dec):

The Council Chamber
Town Hall
Katharine Street

Full Council Agenda:

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