Meeting with Fairfield Ward Councillors on 9th Oct

Cllr Helen Pollard and other Fairfield Ward councillors have organised a meeting which takes place at 6.30pm on Monday 9th October at TMRW Hub & Cafe at 75-77 High Street (opposite the Green Dragon pub).

They invite residents of Fairfield Ward to meet with them, raise issues and ask questions.


SCCA AGM on 10th October

This year’s SCCA Annual General Meeting will take place from 7.30pm to 9.00pm on Tuesday 10th October 2017 at St Peter’s Church House, Heathfield Road, Croydon CR0 1EZ

The AGM is open to SCCA Members and To All Those Who Live or Work in South Croydon.


  • Welcome
  • Approval of Minutes from 2016 Annual General Meeting
  • Annual Report from Management Committee
  • SCCA Treasurer’s Report
  • Approval of the Revised SCCA Constitution
  • Election of SCCA Management Committee Chair, Secretary and Treasurer
  • Volunteers for Other Places on the Management Committee and to Work for Topic Specific Groups
  • Open session on Matters of South Croydon Interest and Concern


Croydon Parks Surveys

Croydon Council has identified six parks to be pilots for new approaches to how parks are managed and used, including Park Hill Recreation Ground and Lloyd Park.

Tyréns, an urban planning and landscape design team, are producing master plans for each of the parks, taking into account what people like or dislike about the park, opportunities for activities and events, options for how parks can be funded and maintained and how local communities can become more involved in their parks.

If you would like to comment on the plans for Park Hill Recreation Ground and/or Lloyd Park please complete the online surveys by Sunday 17 September 2017:


SCCA General Meeting on Planning – 11 July 2017 – Please note new date


This month’s SCCA Meeting will take place on Tuesday, 11th July at St Peter’s Church House, Heathfield Road CR0 1EZ.

PLEASE NOTE: This is a change to the previously advertised date of 4 July.

July’s meeting will focus on Planning and we will be joined by Croydon Council’s Director of Planning, Heather Cheesbrough.

Join us to hear, and ask questions, about planning in Croydon e.g. the rules and how to object effectively.

Doors open at 7.00pm and the meeting will start promptly at 7.30pm.

For background information, Sean Creighton (who presented “Keen as Mustard: South Croydon Heritage”) writes a blog in which he covers planning issues. In the section titled Planning is political he refers specifically to South Croydon.

Keen as Mustard: South Croydon Heritage Talk

The SCCA has organised a free talk as part of Croydon Heritage Festival.
Local historian Sean Creighton will discuss various aspects of the history of the South Croydon area, including interesting residents like Alfred Russel Wallace and Cicely Mary Barker, businesses such as John Cooper’s Steam Boot Factory and Keen’s, landowners, the role of pubs, and more.

Venue: St Peter’s Church House, Heathfield Road CR0 1EZ
Date & Time: Thursday, 29th June from 19.00 – 20.30
Doors Open 18.30

Register for free tickets at:

Dining Club at Brasserie Vacherin

Our next SCCA Dining Club will take place on Tuesday 27 June at 7pm.

Venue: Brasserie Vacherin

Address: 48-50 South End, CR0 1DP

Date: Tuesday 27 June at 7pm

Cost: £21.50 to include tip and glass of prosecco on arrival. Drinks to be ordered and paid for during the evening.

Email Emma with your menu choices no later than Monday 12th June

Pre-order from the menu below. Note that side dishes have additional cost.


  • Pea & mint velouté (v)
  • Moules marinières
  • Shallot & Gruyère cheese tart (v)
  • Bayonne ham & rémoulade

Main courses

  • Grilled rump steak & frites
  • Salmon fish cakes, tartar sauce & frites
  • Wild mushroom & mascarpone risotto (v)
  • Sausage Morteau, choucroute, new potatoes & Puy lentils


Broccoli £3.25/ Spinach £3.25/ Dauphinois £3.95/ Flat mushrooms £3.50/Green beans £3.25/ Mash £2.95/ New potatoes £2.95/ Frites £1.95


  • Selection of farmhouse cheese
  • Sorbet du jour
  • Petit pot au chocolat