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KENLEY PLANNING THREAT

Kenley as we know it is under threat!! The Council is seeking comments on a draft document (called SPD2) that defines the planning applications that the Council will likely accept around Kenley Station. The document also suggests the Council’s vision for Kenley: Redwood Close – Replace all existing houses with blocks of flats of 3- […]

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New Bin Collections Start

From Monday 3rd September we switch to the new wheelie bin collection system. Residents should already have their new schedule. Some households are changing their waste collection day and for a few the switch-over may have a gap of 3 weeks for 1 or more of their bins. Please make sure you understand the changes. The blue and […]

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Block of Flats in Hayes Lane

Update: This building application received 137 objections An application to build a block of flats in Hayes Lane has been submitted to Croydon planners. It proposes 8 two bed and one 3 bed flat on the site of 120 Hayes Lane, with parking for 7 cars. It would be 3 storeys high and increase the […]

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Lloyds Bank Scam

They just keep trying. If you have received an email from Lloyds, or any other bank, telling you that your payment to ‘Joe Bloggs’ for £2500 is currently going through, then it’s almost certainly a scam. Delete it if you have any suspicions, and contact your bank if you are in doubt. These scams usually come with […]

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New wheelie bins

By now you’ve probably received your new wheelie bins for recycling and landfill. I now have 5 on my property including two for garden waste. The new bins are to be used from September. The big blue-lidded one is for paper and cardboard, the smallest one for landfill and your old landfill bin is to […]

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Box clever – with recycling boxes

With the introduction of the new wheelie bins from September, the big question is ‘What are we going to do with the old recycling boxes?’ Croydon Council will recycle them, but it’s the resident’s responsibility to take them to the recycling centre. The council have made no provision for their collection from residents. They instead […]

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Overdevelopment by Chris Philp MP

Fighting the Threat of Overdevelopment One of the best things about the southern part of our Borough – and especially Kenley – is the beautiful greenery we have. Although we are technically in a London Borough, much of our neighbourhood has a rural or semi-rural feel to it. I like that a lot. It makes […]

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Planning Report by Geoff James

The new Croydon Local Plan and the Kenley FIZ The council has now adopted the new local plan for Croydon, and it now simply termed The Croydon Local Plan (CLP). This is the planning framework that is used to assess any new planning applications within Croydon. CLP made a late change to the boundary of the Kenley Focused  […]

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Litter Picking Good & Bad

We had a good turn out on Sunday 15th July, despite the hot weather, holiday season and a couple of huge sports fixtures. We managed to collect about 16 bags full of litter, which has made a difference, I hope you can see. Among the usual cans, cups, paper and bottles of urine (yep!), there’s […]

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Kenley Airfield Revival Project

Kenley Revival Project Update By Alan Morgan (from Summer 2018 Newsletter) Somewhat incredibly we are now two-thirds of the way towards completing the KRP and virtually all the major restoration/renovation work to the blast pens and rifle range has been completed. The only major planned work that remains is the removal of graffiti from the rifle range and […]

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