Norbury Crisis Update 17 May


There is little to report this week. School staff have been making scrubs for NHS staff, Councillor Ben-Hassel has been tweeting on the crisis. The local Safer Neighbourhood Teams’ newsletter reports on police action during lockdown. A fly-tipper was caught on camera. There were no new planning applications during the last week. There have been two new planning approvals (10 St Helen’s & 183 Tylecroft Rds) locations and the one for 191A Green Lane has been refused.

Norbury Manor Girls Staff Make Scrubs For NHS

Cllr Leila Ben-Hassel Tweets on COVID

Norbury & Thornton Heath Safer Neighbourhood Newsletter

‘The last few weeks have been demanding and the dynamics of everyday policing have been a challenge but we have managed! The team have been incredibly busy where much of our time has been spent dealing with Covid-19 related issues. We have patrolled the green spaces moving on and educating people not complying with the current rules and making sure that the public are generally safe. We have also attended calls from residents who had concerns regarding gatherings within private properties. The teams have conducted various reassurance patrols in and around Croydon University Hospital making sure our NHS colleagues are safe and prevent thefts of personal protection equipment. Whilst out on patrol the team stopped two males smoking cannabis in a bin area. The males were issued fines and one has been summonsed to court. The team arrested a male for domestic related offences and another for theft of parcels from a communal block of flats. Weapons sweeps have also been conducted in our open spaces to help in the fight against knife crime. The teams would like to thank all the residents of all three wards for your consistent support and adhering to the current Covid regulations. We hope that you and your families are safe and well throughout these difficult times.’

Fly-tipper Caught On Camera

Fly tip vehilce

A resident caught a fly-tipper on camera. Elsewhere and blatantly during the day another fly-tipper sumped broken furniture in Oakhill Rd, but not caught on camera.

Virtual Iftar

Pollards Hill resident Nouman Ahmad invited people on West Norbury Next Door to join in the Virtual Iftar organised yesterday

‘I’m really pleased to invite all my neighbours to a very special event hosted by my community known as the Big Virtual Iftar. It’s open to everyone, so doesn’t matter if your religious or not. Our #BigVirtualIftar series of events will excite, enlighten and engage, so get ready for: – Interactive live webinar Talks – Virtual Tour of the Biggest Mosque in Britain – Ramadan Lockdown Video Diaries – Live Q/A session – Fasting Challenge – Breaking of the Fast Our next event is being held on ‪Saturday, 16 May at 7.50PM and we would be delighted to have you attend. Follow the link to register to receive the YouTube Live stream link:

Pollards Hill’s John Bartholomew Publishes New Book

Croydon Up-date 17 May

Thornton Heath News

For residents living along Green Lane and Norbury Ave whose focus is Thornton Heath centre rather than Norbury’s London Rd, Thornton Health Chronicle has published a comprehensive isssue for May. See link in Croydon Up-date 17 May.

Planning News

Planning Approvals

10 St Helen’s Road (19/05164/HSE). Construction of a front fence/garden wall, to be constructed of brick with railing elements, including provision for a vehicle gate and pedestrian gate. Widening of the existing vehicle access/crossover.

183 Tylecroft Road (20/00142/HSE). Alterations, including replacing windows and doors and erection of a new porch.

191A Green Lane – Planning Refusal

The application (20/00527/FUL) to build a single storey extension, outbuilding, alterations to the roof including erection of a rear dormer and roof lights and alterations to the side elevation fenestration to facilitate the conversion of a dwelling house in three self-contained residential units has been refused by the Planners for the following reasons:

  1. ‘The proposal by reason of poor landscape design along the front of the building would have a negative impact on the street scene and the character and appearance of the building’.
  2. ‘The proposed development in its current form fails to demonstrate sufficient details to achieve safe and secure cycle storage without impacting adversely upon the visual amenity of future occupiers or the character and setting of the street scene’.
  3. ‘The local authority is not satisfied that sufficient detail has been provided to ensure that the proposal would provide adequate refuse storage facilities without impacting adversely on the visual amenity of the streetscene’.
  4. ‘The proposed development fails to demonstrate sufficiently the creation of the single off street parking space would not lead to highway safety issues in terms of access and egress form the site and that the proposal on the whole would not lead to a demand for on street parking or increase visitor parking in this location’.
  5. ‘The proposed development would result in poor outlook and a lack of privacy to the two bedroom windows of the ground floor flat and would therefore provide an inadequate standard of accommodation’.


About seancreighton1947

Since moving to Norbury in July 2011 I have been active on local economy, housing and environment issues with Croydon TUC and Croydon Assembly. I am a member of the Love Norbury Residents Associations Planning & Transport Committees, and Chair of Nobury Community Land Trust. I write for Croydon Citizen at I co-ordinate the Samuel Coleridge-Taylor and Croydon Radical History Networks and edit the North East Popular Politics database. History Project.. I give history talks and lead history walks. I retired in 2012 having worked in the community/voluntary sector and on heritage projects. My history interests include labour movement, mutuality, Black British, slavery & abolition, Edwardian roller skating and the social and political use of music and song. I have a particular interest in the histories of Battersea and Wandsworth, Croydon and Lambeth. I have a publishing imprint History & Social Action Publications.
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