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Category Archives: Environment

Great British Spring Clean

You can join Keep Britain Tidy’s Great British Spring Clean from 22nd March to 23rd April. Its aim is to improve the environment on your doorstep, eliminate litter, end waste and create great places for everyone. Here’s how you can get involved: Kendra: Although Kendra’s Litter Picks have been temporarily suspended until we have Public […]

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Kenley Community Plan

The Kenley Community Plan is a council project to review and improve the community facilities within Kenley. The idea is that the new housing schemes being proposed for Kenley generate contributions from the developers (called S106 and CIL monies). A chunk of this money is then used to improve the community facilities of the local […]

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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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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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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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Wattendon Pond Help Needed

The March snow showers we endured this year stopped the first planned 2018 Pond Work Party. It was very pleasing to see that these scheduled works were carried out the first Sunday in May – and what a delight to see the area looking so clean and tidy, as evidenced in this picture. On behalf of the Kendra Committee I wish to thank all those volunteers […]

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Free Waste and White Goods Collections

Croydon residents can now have free bulky waste and white good collections from their property. In an effort to reduce fly-tipping, Croydon Council will collect a limited number of items free of charge.  Introduced this summer, three free collections can be for up to two bulky waste collections, and one white goods collection for items like […]

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Litter Pick 18th February

Our next residents’ litter pick will be on 18th February, meeting at 10.30am in the car park at Kenley Station. Croydon Council will provide pickers, hi-viz tabards, gloves, bag rings and waste bags. We will have recycling bags for those who want to separate their ‘pickings.’ Volunteers can pick up litter in their chosen area, but […]

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Planning News and More…

Kendra’s Weekly Planning Update – are you getting it? Planning Notifications and more…. Croydon Council Planning Application notices will now be sent to neighbours affected and not posted on lampposts  as has been the practice for the past six years. Old Lodge Lane Roadworks Gas pipe replacement works will close Old Lodge Lane between New […]

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Litter Volunteers

A huge THANK YOU to all those who volunteered for our second litter pick on 9th July.  A good turnout and lots of litter collected – you are champions. It was apparent that our roads weren’t quite as badly littered as last time, which is a good indication that we’re getting on top of the problem. Litter […]

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