ECRA AGM 2021

ECRAs AGM 2021 will be held at 7.30pm Wednesday 15th September 2021, at Old Coulsdon Congregational Church, Coulsdon Road Old Coulsdon CR5 1EH. All are invited and welcome to attend. 

ECRA Minutes 2019 (doc)

ECRA accounts 2020-21 (pdf)

Agenda:

  1. Welcome
  2. Apologies
  3. Minutes of last meeting 12th June 2019
  4. Treasurer’s Report and Annual Accounts
  5. Secretary’s Report 
  6. Chairs Report
  7. Retiring Committee members and Election of Committee
  8. Covid Update Amish Patel St Aidan’s Vaccination centre. 
  9. Police Report
  10. Local Councillors’ Report Cllrs Ian Parker and Steve Hollands
  11. Chris Philp MP.

BrickbyBrick projects in Coulsdon

I am sure that you are aware that Croydon Council has financial difficulties and one of the causes is loans and non-payment of dividends by BrickbyBrick to the Council. The Council has now reviewed the remaining and ongoing BrickbyBrick projects. This review has resulted in all existing BrickbyBrick projects that have been started will continue. All the remaining projects will be put on hold while they are reviewed and this could mean abandoning, selling the sites, transferring them back to the council.

As there are a lot of rumours floating around about the BrickbyBrick sites, suggesting the existing Community centre in Barrie Close was about to be sold. ECRA has been in discussions with Croydon council to establish where we are with BrickbyBrick sites in Coulsdon.

Tollers estate and Lion Green Road are continuing with BrickbyBrick. The new Lion Green car park should be completed by the end of March. There is a delay due to discussions with UK Power on how to deal with the High Voltage power cables that run under the car park. Construction of the blocks of flats will continue.

The two projects of concern to us have been the Medical Centre and the New Community Centre on the Calat site in the Town Centre and the related to this the existing Community Centre site at Barrie Close.

I am pleased to say that the council and the NHS have both agreed that a new medical centre is required in Coulsdon and the Calat site is the preferred option. The council can also see the value of moving the Community centre to the town centre and the Malcolm Road side of the Calat site. This would then allowed the Barrie Close site to be sold to another developer.

As a result, the Council will now directly take charge of the project I am pleased to say this has the backing of both the new leader of the council and the local councillors. However, there are still some hurdles to overcome. The first will be to either renew or extend the planning permission on all three sites which will run out in April 2021. The second is to finalise the design and actual needs of the NHS in line with their latest plan of Autumn 2020. Finally, to ensure the new community centre is in line with what was agreed with BrickbyBrick.

Croydon have agreed to keep both the RAs and the Community centre informed of progress.

I hope this helps clarify where things are.

Charles King

Chair East Coulsdon RA
1st March 2021

Local train services reduced

Due to the new Covid restrictions local trains services  will be reduced at both Coulsdon South and Coulsdon Town stations from Monday 18th January 2021.

In general a number of early and late services will be cancelled.

At Coulsdon South the Thameslink Horsham to Peterborough service will be reduced to hourly.

The Southern Reigate trains will continue to be every 30 minutes.

At Coulsdon Town the Tattenham Corner service will be reduced to an hourly shuttle service to Purley.

There will be some additional trains in the off peak and evening  to and from London Bridge all stations to Coulsdon Town.

Please check on Southern, Thameslink and National Rail web sites and apps before travelling.

The temporary timetable can be downloaded from the Southern web site: www.southernrailway.com/coronavirus-information/revised-timetable