Working for residents over the festive break

While most of us will be relaxing with family and friends over the Christmas and New Year holidays, Croydon Council staff will be ensuring that vital public services run smoothly.

An army of dedicated public servants will be ready to forego their turkey to deal with any of a range of issues that might crop up over the festive period.

As usual, round-the-clock help from the council’s social services emergency team will ensure that vulnerable or at-risk residents receive the help they need.

And the teams that maintain the roads, and grit them when snow or ice is forecast, will be ready to respond to any adverse weather conditions.

The council’s control room will be ensuring law and order prevails with on-duty officers providing 24-hour surveillance of the council’s CCTV cameras, located across the borough.

This year will see only one day on which there will be no household waste collection. Collections scheduled for Monday 26 December will take place on Tuesday 27 December.

Missed collections can be reported using the My Account service at https://my.croydon.gov.uk or by calling 020 8726 6200.

Among the recyclables that should not be placed in the domestic recycling boxes are electrical items. Many are made of valuable plastics and metals, so should be taken either to one of the council’s three household reuse and recycling centres, or to one of the seven waste electrical and electronic equipment (WEEE) recycling banks located around the borough (see below).

Any appliance that has a plug or uses a battery is classed as WEEE (waste electrical and electronic equipment) and can be recycled, along with domestic batteries and energy-efficient light bulbs in these banks.

Larger electrical equipment, such as televisions, fridges and freezers, should be taken to a household reuse and recycling centre.

With almost one million Christmas trees thrown away each year in London alone, it is important to remember that the council will take and recycle real Christmas trees. They can be taken to one of the council’s designated recycling collection points (see below) between Saturday 2 and Friday 13 January.

Residents are asked not to leave trees at any of the collection points after Friday 13 January. Trees needing to be disposed of after that date can be taken to one of the borough’s three reuse and recycling centres. Please remember to take the tree from its pot or stand, and to remove any decorations before offering for recycling.

Councillor Stuart Collins, deputy leader – Clean Green Croydon

“Our Don’t Mess with Croydon campaign is continuing to be a hit with residents. We now have more than 300 Clean and Green Street Champions, and they’re doing a great job of helping keep our streets cleaner and improving the borough’s recycling figures.

“Of course, we in the council want to see all that good work and commitment continue, and that means keeping on top of the task over the Christmas period.

“We’re doing all we can to make things as easy as possible for residents to recycle as much as possible, and to carry on the great work into 2017 and beyond.

“By pulling together we can all help make Croydon cleaner and greener – and a more pleasant place to live.”

Services’ operating times

Access Croydon, Bernard Weatherill House
Monday 26 December                 Closed
Tuesday 27 December                 Closed
Wednesday 28 December           9am to 4pm
Thursday 29 December               9am to 4pm
Friday 30 December                    9am to 4pm
Monday 2 January                       Closed
Tuesday 3 January                       9am to 4pm

Croydon Council call centre
Monday 26 December                 Closed
Tuesday 27 December                 Closed
Wednesday 28 December           9am to 4pm
Thursday 29 December               9am to 4pm
Friday 30 December                    9am to 4pm
Monday 2 January                       Closed
Tuesday 3 January                       9am to 4pm

Croydon leisure centres
Monday 26 December                 Closed
Tuesday 27 December                 Closed
Wednesday 28 December           Check local times
Thursday 29 December               Check local times
Friday 30 December                    Check local times
Saturday 31 December                Check local times
Sunday 1 January                         Closed
Monday 2 January                       Check local times
Tuesday 3 January                       Open as normal
For leisure centre details, go to www.croydon.gov.uk/leisure/sports/spsc

 Croydon libraries
Monday 26 December                 Closed
Tuesday 27 December                 Closed
Wednesday 28 December           Open as normal
Thursday 29 December               Open as normal
Friday 30 December                    Open as normal
Saturday 31 December                 9am to 4pm
Monday 2 January                       Closed
Tuesday 3 January                       Open as normal
For full details, go to www.croydonlibraries.com

Domestic waste and recycling collections
Normal collection date               Revised collection date
Monday 26 December                 Tuesday 27 December
Tuesday 27 December                 Wednesday 28 December
Wednesday 28 December           Thursday 29 December
Thursday 29 December               Friday 30 December
Friday 30 December                    Saturday 31 December

Missed collections can be reported via MyAccount at https://my.croydon.gov.uk or by calling 020 8726 6200.

Household reuse and recycling centres
•    Factory Lane, Waddon CR0 3RL
•    Purley Oaks, Brighton Road, Purley CR8 1DG
•    Fishers Farm, North Downs Crescent, New Addington CR0 0LB
Please note that the three household reuse and recycling centres will be closed on Christmas Day, Boxing Day and New Year’s Day.

WEEE recycling banks
•    Central Parade, New Addington CR9 1HS
•    Co-op, Limpsfield Road, Sanderstead CR2 9DQ
•    Forestdale car park, Selsdon Park Road, CR0 9AS
•    Kenley station car park, Kenley Lane, CR8 5DF
•    Lloyd Park, Coombe Road CR0 5RB
•    Tesco car park, Brighton Road, Purley CR8 2HA
•    Waitrose car park, Limpsfield Road, Sanderstead CR2 9LE

Christmas tree collection points
Ashburton               Ashburton Park, access from Tenterden Road
Coulsdon East        Grange Park, Canon’s Hill
Fairfield                  Oaks Road/Coombe Road car park
Heathfield               Addington Park car park, Gravel Hill
Kenley                      Kenley Residents’ Association, Oaks Road green
New Addington      Central Parade car park
New Addington      Fisher’s Farm reuse and recyc centre, North Downs Road
Norbury                   Granville Gardens car park
Purley                      Upper Woodcote Village RA, Woodcote Village green
Purley                      Purley Oaks reuse and recycling centre, Brighton Road
Selsdon                   Selsdon Rec Ground, access from Woodlands Gardens
Shirley                     Monks Orchard green
Shirley                     Shirley Park RA, Green Court Gardens green
South Norwood     Whitehorse Meadow, Parry Road
Upper Norwood    Secret Garden, Westow Street
Waddon                  Wyevale Garden Centre, Waddon Way
Waddon                  Factory Lane reuse and recycling centre, Factory Lane

Where to get treatment and medicines in Croydon

It may be Christmas, but there is always the possibility that people will find themselves under the weather and in need of treatment. Should that prove the case, limited services will be open and available across the borough.

•    Call 111 when you need quick, non-emergency medical help.
•    Edridge Road Community Health Centre – open from 8am to 8pm every day, with a GP surgery and pharmacy.
•    Mayday Community Pharmacy, 514 London Road – open from 9am to 10pm every day.
•    Your own GP – check surgery opening times.
•     www.justbecroydon.org – a free online health check-up, with details of local services.
•    Minor injuries units – Parkway Health Centre, New Addington; and Purley War Memorial Hospital – open 2pm to 8pm, 365 days per year.
•    Urgent care centre and sexual health service – Croydon University Hospital.
•    Urgent care centre – Purley War Memorial Hospital.

If it is a life-threatening or very serious illness, call 999 and ask for an ambulance.

For more information, visit www.croydonhealthservices.nhs.uk/patients-visitors/choose-well.htm

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2016-12-14T16:48:08+01:00 December 14th, 2016|Recent news|