Shirley North Safer Neighbourhood Team Ward Panel Meeting Update

We are looking to hold our next panel meetings on August 11th 2021, and on 24th November 2021. We hope by then we will be able to have face to face meetings however with the current guidelines we cannot say for certain.

Our priorities for our ward are:

1. Violence related anti-social behaviour
– We are seeing an increase in anti-social behaviour from school children, this is then leading to inter school fighting between the children. So far we have made the schools, schools team officers and other local units aware. We are working with each of them to try and resolve these issues

2. Shoplifting
– We are also seeing an increase in shoplifting, this issue is mostly contained to where the bus stops coincide with local shops. From the information we have already gathered we believe that it is mostly school children causing these issues which again we are working with the schools to alleviate.

3. Motor-vehicle crime
– There has been a rise in motor-vehicle crime. There is an ongoing operation at the moment to try and prevent the catalytic converter thefts which resulted in a 45% decrease in the thefts. As a Neighbourhood Team we have been adjusting our patrol times to try and deter any opportunists.

We have listened to the requests made of us for our next meeting and we are aiming to bring you some improvements in our next ward meeting:

1. Statistics
– We will try to bring you the statistics relating to the results of the crimes reported, and we will look to bring together the statistics for the quarter however please understand that sometimes data protection laws will prevent us from being able to share these with you. We will look to collate the data to bring you comparisons between our ward and the rest of Croydon borough.

2. Strategy for preventing crime
– Knowing about the issues on the ward is half of our battle. Without the knowledge that you, the local residents can bring to us we are not able to formulate plans to tackle the issues facing our ward.

If you have any more requests for us to look in to please let us know.

Mail to: Addington Police Station, Addington Village Road, Croydon, CR0 5AQ
Email to:

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

Changes to Lockdown Measures (Step Three)

As the four tests of easing lockdown are shown to be met, the government is continuing to take steps to ease lockdown rules.

Therefore, from 17 May:

  • People can meet in groups of up to 30 outdoors
  • Six people or two households can meet indoors
  • Care home residents can have up to five named visitors and greater freedoms to make low-risk visits
  • Domestic overnight stays allowed with people not in your household or bubble
  • Face coverings no longer needed by secondary school and college pupils in classrooms or communal areas, but twice weekly home testing for pupils remains
  • Pubs, restaurants and other hospitality venues can seat customers indoors
  • Remaining outdoor entertainment, such as outdoor theatres and cinemas can open
  • Indoor entertainment such as museums, theatres, cinemas and children’s play areas can open
  • Adult indoor group sports and exercise classes can restart
  • Performances and large events can restart, but with limits on audience numbers
  • Hotels, hostels and B&Bs can reopen
  • People will be able to travel abroad to green list countries without having to quarantine when they return
  • Weddings, wedding receptions, wakes, funerals and christenings will be allowed with 30 people.

Social distancing with close family and friends will be a matter of personal judgement. But people are asked to remain cautious around close contact, like hugging.

Social distancing will remain in place in social care, medical, retail, hospitality and business settings. People will still need to wear face coverings on transport and in shops, unless they are exempt.

Before proceeding to the final step, the government will examine the data to assess the impact of previous changes.

The four conditions that must be met at each phase of lockdown easing are:

  1. The coronavirus vaccine programme continues to go to plan
  2. Evidence shows vaccines are sufficiently reducing the number of people dying with the virus or needing hospital treatment
  3. Infection rates do not risk a surge in hospital admissions
  4. New variants of the virus do not fundamentally change the risk of lifting restrictions

Shirley Jumble Trail – Sunday 6 June 2021 from 11am to 3pm

The Shirley Jumble Trail is back!

Join residents of Shirley, Croydon on a sunny Sunday as we host our huge Jumble Trail in our front gardens, yards or ‘front bits’ on the streets around Wickham Road. Come and give an old thing a new home.

There will be second hand treasures, original handmade gifts, plenty of food and drink stops, and more!

Jumble Trail Map:

Sign up to be a seller:

Already on the list? Here’s what to do:
– Register using your email
– If you get an error message to say ‘You’ve already subscribed’
– Select ‘Click to update your profile’
– Add your information to the ‘What I’m Selling’ section
– Check the map at the next update for your info

Join our group for the latest info:

Save Croydon Libraries Campaign Meeting – 13 May 2021 at 7pm

Please book via Eventbrite.

It’s free to attend but only those who have booked will be admitted so please spread the word!

Attendees will need a Zoom account (this could be a free one) to join the meeting. Just log into your account and use the link you’ve been sent to join the meeting. The meeting will open five minutes prior so we can start promptly at 7pm.

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