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Croydon Local Plan up till 2039 – Consultation

Comments for the Croydon Local Plan up till 2039 are due by 17:00 on 17th Feb

A video of what Regulation 19 and the consultation is about is on YouTube, link below

The link will take you to the full set of info regarding this consultation.

ASPRA land has some parts marked up on the map, linked below.  Descriptions etc throughout the documents, there is a specific Addiscombe section.


Santa and his sleigh comes to Addiscombe

Message from Addiscombe & Shirley Rotary Club regarding Christmas Collections 2021, adjusted for space reasons to show only ‘ASPRAland’


We are extremely happy to be able to continue with our Christmas Collections this year.  Santa and his sleigh, flashing lights, music and his merry band of helpers, will be coming to the streets of Addiscombe & Shirley during the evenings of Monday 6th to Thursday 9th December, and Monday 13th to Thursday 16th December.  We are licensed to collect each evening from 630 pm to 830 pm.

Please see below the dates and roads that Santa will be visiting:

Wednesday 8th December:

Sherwood Road, Bingham Road, Fernhurst Road , Black Horse Lane, Woodside Court Road, Teevan Road, Sissinghurst Road, Wydehurst Road, Tenterden Road, Pagehurst Road, Kingscote Road, Elmgrove Road, Brockenhurst Road.

Monday 13th December:

Birch Tree Way, Compton Road, Bingham Road, Sefton Road, Fryston Ave, Annandale Road, Cheyne Walk, Carlyle Road,

Northampton Road, Bingham Road, Ashling Road, Claremont Road, Baring Road, Parkview Road.

Tuesday 14th December:

Addiscombe Road, Whitethorn Gardens, Green Court Gardens/Avenue, Shirley Road, Glenthorne Ave, Blackthorne Ave, Shirley Park, Bingham Road, Craven Road, Ashburton Ave, Craigen Avenue, Selwood Road.

Our apologies if any of your roads are missing but we are constrained by time and the amount of volunteers we have.

Cherry Trees in Addiscombe Rec

You may have already seen that Sakura flowering cherry trees have, after some understandable delay, been planted in Addiscombe Rec.

You are invited to a celebration of the planting of these 30 Sakura trees, this will take place from 10.30 on Saturday 4
December near the children’s playground.

It was a great honour for Bingham Park to be selected as one of only two locations in the London Borough of Croydon to receive a donation of Sakura trees as part of a project to celebrate the relationship between the UK and Japan.   Sakura is the Japanese term for ornamental cherry blossom trees and their blossoms.  The project aims to raise awareness of Japanese life and history, and to learn from each other’s cultures and  traditions.  These trees will create a legacy for the future generations and are being planted in parks and public spaces across the United Kingdom.

The celebration on 4 December will also mark the Queen’s Green Canopy project.  This is a unique tree planting initiative created to mark Her Majesty’s Platinum Jubilee in 2022 which encourages people from across the United Kingdom to “Plant a Tree for the Jubilee” contributing to the enhancement of our environment.

Cherry themed refreshments will be served during the celebration, we are looking for a marquee/gazebo to provide some protection against inclement weather.  If you have something that would be suitable that you could erect in the park on the morning of the 4th December please do get in touch.

Please could you RSVP to

Planning update

The following is a link to the latest application for 275 Addiscombe Road.

Proposed demolition of the existing building and erection of a new four storey building with basement car parking to provide 9 flats, with associated site alterations 

275 Addiscombe Road Croydon CR0 7HY   Ref. No: 21/05093/FUL | Received: Tue 05 Oct 2021 | Validated: Tue 05 Oct 2021 | Status: Awaiting decision

If you wish to comment, last date is the end of next week.

Reporting concerns about Bingham Rec

As you may be aware, there is increasing use of ‘Bingham Rec’ in the late evenings/night when it should be ‘closed’.  At the recent ASPRA meeting this was discussed, confirmation has since been received that ‘The Council’ has no plans to restart locking the park gates.

Advice on the Council website is:-

If you are aware of anti-social and/or criminal behaviour in our greenspaces, please use the information below to report it to the relevant authority.

  • For anti-social behaviour, rough sleepers, public drinking, substance use, litter/waste offences, please report these to the council via , for the attention of the Neighbourhood Safety Officer (NSO) service 
  • For unauthorised music events, anti-social behaviour, substance use, dangerous dogs, please report these to the police by dialling 101.
  • If there is life in danger or a serious crime is being committed at the time, then dial 999 to report this to the police.

The actual form to be completed after using the generic link shown above is here.

An alternative is to email

You may wish to log any calls made and/or keep a copy of the electronic form(s) you complete,   The more ‘things’ are reported, often and by many residents, the more chance there is of action being taken.