New scams to be aware of

Posted on Mar 22, 2018

Dianna Fraser of Shirley Neighbourhood Watch has advised us … ‘Kent Police are warning drivers of a fraudulent emails, texts and phone calls from a company that claims to be the DVLA. The messages are likely to contain links to several websites that have been made to look similar to the official one. DVLA does […]

Consumer advice is no longer available from the Council

Posted on Feb 23, 2018

CONSUMER COMPLAINTS / ADVICE / INFORMATION Croydon Council no longer provides a consumer advice service.  Help can however still be obtained by contacting the national Citizens Advice Consumer Service on 03454 04 05 06 or by visiting www.citizensadvice.orguk Citizens Advice Consumer Service now provides all initial consumer advice and information for Croydon residents and shoppers.  This is a national telephone […]

New 20 mph speed limit from 15 January 2018

Posted on Jan 18, 2018

Members may not be aware that the “20” signs, which appeared early this year on various roads, became official on Monday 15 January. SPRA will be asking why this was not adequately publicised (the writer only discovered it, by chance, on Thursday 18 January and had thus been breaking the law for three days). The […]

Theft from motor vehicles

Posted on Jun 30, 2017

We have received the following from our PCSO Dear resident, Please be on the look out for  GOLD coloured Volvo Estate and a Lime Green coloured V70 estate. No plate numbers, they are involved in theft from motor vehicles and Builder vans in the Shirley area. Both being driven by 2 white males Regards, PCSO 7312 […]

Trading Standards warning

Posted on May 18, 2016

We have received the following :- TRADING STANDARDS WARNING! We have been informed that  rogue callers claiming to be from Trading standards are currently in the area. A former victim of doorstep crime was visited at home by someone who claimed to be from the team. She immediately closed the door and phoned the genuine […]

Disposal of unused paint – news

Posted on Apr 22, 2016

We have been advised of the following, and assume that it applies to all Civic Amenity Sites in the Borough … Purley Oaks Household & Recycling Centre no longer allowed surplus paint to be disposed of, into bin 4. The response from a Council Officer was that “paint is now classed as hazardous waste and […]

Careplace, a new online directory of care and associated services

Posted on Mar 7, 2016

The following has been brought to our attention As a response to the Care Act 2014 information and advice requirements, on 29 February 2016 Croydon is launching Careplace, a new online directory of services, providing information about •           care and community services and resources •           details of registered care and support. Through CarePlace, councils across […]

Don’t get tricked pt.2

Posted on Dec 5, 2015

It is a sad fact of life that there are people who are prepared to trick and deceive in order to take advantage of the unwary. Scams target people of all backgrounds and income levels. Such ‘con artists’, ‘fraudsters’ or ‘scammers’ are constantly thinking of new and ingenious ways to catch out the unwary and […]

Don’t get tricked pt.1

Posted on Dec 5, 2015

• Protect your bank account Never give out your personal bank details, passwords or PIN numbers. Be extremely wary of any unsolicited phone calls, emails and letters pretending to be from your bank or other financial institution which asks you to confirm your personal details, passwords and security numbers. Your bank will never ask you […]