will not be delivered due to the severe restrictions on us all arising from the
coronavirus situation. We know that a number of our Road Stewards are
deemed “at risk” through age, if nothing else – it would be irresponsible
of us, in the current circumstances, to request that they deliver magazines to
the homes in their “patch”.
In any event,
much of the April magazine related to the SPRA AGM – which has been postponed;
to church services over the Easter season – which have been cancelled; and to
the “routine events, Library events and “yellow pages” events –
all of which are suspended.
future for SPAN looks like a blank for several months at least; production will
be resumed as soon as this is feasible. In the meantime, collection of the
annual subscription is suspended for three months.
re-visit this site from time to time to stay up-to-date with what (if anything)
meantime, SPRA will continue to watch out for issues impacting our members
and will let you know what actions have been taken.
Hall Grange is continuing the process of reclaiming the historically important garden in their grounds and tidying up the rest of their garden areas; this is a chance to contribute by getting dirty.
They are looking to plant bulbs in their borders, on Saturdays 19 and 26 October beween 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. Donations of bulbs, and volunteers for planting always welcome – please contact Brian on 07926 151 142 if you can help.
CROYDON COUNCIL CONTACTS
At the recent SPRA AGM, residents were concerned
about the difficulty of reaching Croydon Council departments and some had been
advised that all communication had to be sent by email or contact made though
the Council website. People were worried that this would exclude those who were
not online (often the elderly) from raising their concerns. Shirley South Councillor Scott Roche
investigated this on our behalf and has been assured that everyone can still
contact the Council by phone. The
following numbers are direct dials for the various departments:
General: 0208 726 6000
Bins and Recycling: 0208 726 6200
Housing Repairs for Council Homes: 0208 726 6101
Planning and building control: 0208 726 6800
Parking and Streets: 0208 726 7100
Highway Maintenance: 0208 255 2816
Please note that Council departments close at 4pm