Event: new Community Health Centre public engagement, 4th and 5th November 2021

You are invited to attend a Public Engagement event for a new community health centre.

When: 4th and 5th November 2021, 1pm-6pm. 

Matthew Kershaw will introduce the plans at 4.30pm each day 

Where: Coulsdon Methodist Church, 83 Brighton Road, CR5 2BE

Read the full invitation (pdf)

If you have any questions about the event, or would like to attend and have accessibility requests, you can email:

 

 

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

How to get your COVID-19 vaccination, January 2021

Accessible text version:

If you are over 80 there are three ways you might be contacted to get your vaccination. Please do not try to book a vaccination if you have not received a letter.

  1. Using a local GP service: GP services are working together in your area to vaccinate as many people as possible. You may be contacted by a different surgery to the one you usually go to.
  2. Local hospital services: You might be contacted to have the vaccination as an inpatient or outpatient. 
  3. At a vaccination centre: If you live within 30 to 45 minutes of a vaccination centre, and haven’t already been vaccinated, you have have received a letter asking you to book an appointment online at www.nhs.uk/covid-vaccination. Or if you can’t access the NHS website you can call 119 free of charge.

If you can’t travel to a vaccination centre, or there is another reason you can’t book an appointment at the nearest vaccination centre, you can choose to wait until your local GP services contact you if they haven’t already. If this is your preferred option – you don’t need to do anything now – wait for your GP service to make contact. More locations will become available through www.nhs.uk or 119 in the coming weeks so you could also try again there later.

If you receive a letter and already have an appointment booked to have your vaccination at a local service please ignore the letter. There is nothing you need to do and please attend your appointment. 

If you have had your first jab, you will be contacted about getting your second. 

For more information visit: www.nhs.uk/covid-vaccination