Croydon Council will be holding a series of engagement events in New Addington this month, to hear what residents have to say on the area’s next phase of regeneration.
Since New Addington became a regeneration priority area in 2004, the council has been working with local people to deliver better community facilities and more attractive public spaces. With the ambitious New Addington Leisure Centre scheme now well underway, and plans developing for the new community centre and school at the Timebridge site, residents are being asked to continue the conversation about the area’s future.
Possible options being explored include a new wellbeing centre, an improved green space in front of the new leisure centre, new homes and shops. The New Addington library and the existing Croydon Adult Learning and Training facility could move to a new fit-for-purpose building, possibly with a café and community space. Discussions are continuing between the council and the NHS to include space for GP surgeries and community health as part of the proposals.
This month, council officers will be on hand at the indoor and outdoor markets, along with a family fun day, providing information and giving people the opportunity to find out more. There will also be unstaffed exhibitions at libraries and community centres.
The engagement events are listed below:
• Tuesday, 11 September, 9am-4pm, Outdoor Market on the Market Square, Central Parade, New Addington
• Thursday, 13 September, 9am-1.30pm, Indoor Market at New Addington Community Centre
• Tuesday, 18 September, 4pm-8pm, New Addington Community Centre . Please note that this event will run in parallel with the consultation for the Suburban Design Guidance Supplementary Planning Guidance 2.
• Thursday, 20 September, 9am-1.30pm, Indoor Market at New Addington Community Centre
• Friday 21 September, 9am-4pm, Outdoor Market on the Market Square, Central Parade, New Addington.
• Saturday, 22 September, 12noon-4pm, New Addington Fun Day, Market Square, Central Parade
Between 10 September and 30 September unstaffed exhibitions, with questionnaires available to be completed, are also at the below locations:
• Addington Community Centre
• New Addington Library
• Fieldway Family Centre
• Timebridge Youth Centre
The full questionnaire can also be found by visiting the New Addington renegeration page.
“There are some exciting things going on in New Addington at the moment and we want to see the area thrive with the future plans for the area.
“We want those who live and work in the area to help shape how it will look in the future. We’ll be around to listen to your views on what you think is required in the next phase of regeneration in New Addington.
“I would ask as many people as possible to come along to these events and have their say.”
Councillor Paul Scott, cabinet lead for regeneration and planning