Warmest wishes to you all at the start of 2017.
If you have a real Christmas tree that you want to dispose of, you can take it to Granville Gardens Car Park, near Norbury Park. Full details of Croydon’s Christmas Tree Recycling scheme can be found here.
Under the new recycling contract to start in 2018, Croydon Council has negotiated that all Christmas trees will be picked up from front gardens or kerbside.
Police have, again, seen a number of robberies where mopeds have been used to commit these offences. Norbury Police are working on combating this issue and we will keep us updated with progress.
If you are discarding Christmas present boxes and wrappings, please dispose of them wisely. Leaving them by bins on driveways for extended periods of time advertises what items are in your house. Police advise folding down boxes into bin liners or recycling them at bins as necessary to reduce the risk.
Before xmas saw the new borough commander for Croydon tour the ward and spoken to at length about the issues we are facing in Norbury.
The Norbury team are also working on holding a number of meetings for the purposes of crime prevention across the ward, this is in relation to a number of thefts that have occurred in past months where people have been targeted whilst using ATMs at banks. Dates of these meeting will follow in due course and be open to all, you may also see posters going up at the various bank branches across Norbury reminding users to cover their PIN when using these cash machines and to be wary of who is behind you.
The latest Norbury crime figures for w/c 18 December can be downloaded here.
For those who are coming to help with Big Norbury Clean Up this Saturday, thank you for caring about Norbury! Here is what you need to know.
Why are we doing this?
We all need to look after our neighbourhood. It is proven that when an area is clean, people are less likely to drop litter. By holding a big clean up we will be setting an example to others. We also aim to educate people – we will be speaking to and handing out information leaflets to residents, visitors and shop owners. All helpers are most welcome!
What will we be doing?
Concentrating on the London Rd (including side roads depending on the number of helpers we get) we will be picking and sweeping up litter and scraping off stickers from lamp posts etc.
What area will we be covering?
The SERA patch is between Barclays Bank (corner of Norbury Crescent) and the corner of Ederline Ave. (Ederline Avenue to Strathyre Avenue is being covered by the Norbury Muslim Centre and PHRA).
What do I need to bring?
Just wrap up warm. All equipment such as gloves, brushes, bags, scrapers and sprays will be provided. Hot drinks and cake will be provided to keep us going.
Registration starts from 10.30am outside the Norbury & Edge, 1300 London Road. We will finish at 2pm – 2.30pm when the Council will be taking all the bags of rubbish away. You can start and finish at any time – we will be easy to spot!
Who is organising it?
It is organised by the Love Norbury team working in partnership with Croydon Council and with help from the Norbury Muslim Centre.
We hope to see you on Saturday!
The Norbury Police team have made a number of arrests this week ranging from burglary to breaching a court order.
Following on from the recent warning by the Norbury Police team about the use of mopeds in robberies, the latest figures show a decrease in this time of incident. Police are continuing to monitor the situation and are conducting regular checks on mopeds and motorcycles through out the Norbury area in an attempt to combat this. Do help them by keeping an eye out and reporting any suspicious behaviour.
You can download the latest crime report here.
The next SERA Committee meeting will take place on Wednesday 16 November, at 7.30pm.
It will be held at Norbury Park Lawn Tennis Club.
You can download the draft agenda here.
The Boundary Commission is looking into the constituency boundaries with the aim of reducing the totally number of MPs by 50, and also to equalise the size of the constituencies.
The Boundary Commission’s recommendation is that Norbury leaves the current constituency, Croydon North, and becomes part of a new Streatham & Mitcham constituency.
For local government Norbury would remain in Croydon.
The new constituency would cover three local authorities, Merton, Lambeth & Croydon.
There is more information here and you can leave comments.
This consultation also lasts to 5 December 2016.
Local residents, businesses, performing artists and any other interested parties who live in, work in or visit the borough are being invited to participate in a review of the licensing and policing of Croydon’s evening and night time economies. Your views and feedback are being sought by a committee currently examining the issue.
You can take part in the consultation here.
There have recently been a number of robberies across the ward. Police say that, typically, the favoured method by the offenders is to use a moped to target the individual. They are asking residents to be vigilant in respect of mopeds that are approaching at a lower speed than usual or that you may notice are hanging around an area for a prolonged amount of time.
If you have any suspicions then please call please call ‘101’ providing as much detail as possible as to the moped itself & as to the description(s) of the riders.
In light of the recent robberies, police have been at Norbury station handing out crime prevention advice and advising people to register their electrical items on www.immobilise.com. This gives police a chance of returning items to you should the worst happen.
You can download the crime report for 21-18 October 2016 here.
It is nearly time for the Veteran Car Run, which takes place on Sunday 6 November 2016.
You can download the spectator route guide here.
As you will see, the cars will be coming through Norbury around 7.25am.
There will be a few of us along the High Street cheering them on so do come along, its a great atmosphere.
Full details about the event is available here.
Made in Croydon will be celebrating all things designed and produced in Croydon borough through three pop up markets. The details are as follows:
– Friday 25th November, Box Park Croydon
– Saturday 10th December, Box Park Croydon
– Saturday 17th December, Centrale Croydon
If there are any artists or craftspeople interested in participating in these markets please get in touch with at email@example.com