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Summer 2019

Residents’ Newsletter

Distributed to every letterbox throughout Park Hill by your local Conservative Action Team

Local resident Mario Creatura working to be your next MP



ollowing a £21m building programme, a new A&E unit has recently opened at Croydon University Hospital.

n selected to be the Local resident Mario Creatura has bee MP for Park Hill at t Conservative Candidate to be the nex . tion Elec eral the next Gen nding being born in Mayday Hospital, to atte Mario has lived locally all his life; from th Nor wood, to getting his first job in the Sou St Thomas Beckett Primary School in Park Hill Street Market. He currently lives in rey Sur in flat town centre and his first with his wife Amy. ity and the issues that affect our commun On his selection, Mario said: ‘I underst drive on the same roads. I want to work because we shop in the same shops and ity plan to create a better town for us all.’ mun with residents to deliver a clear com and businesses in Park Hill – and look ‘I’ve been out meeting local residents forward to seeing you soon’. to share Visit www.mariocreatura.oov rk Hill! your views on how to impr e Pa

Designed by local clinicians, it is intended to speed up the provision of the different types of treatment required by the hugely divergent range of A&E attendees and is 30% bigger than the old department. It will also provide greater privacy for patients since each treatment room has a door and privacy curtain. Treatment for adults and children is completely separate, creating a much more child-friendly environment for families. The funding was won by the former Conservative MP for Croydon Central, Gavin Barwell and announced in 2015.

Labour plans to build over Park Hill will be opposed by local Conservatives  Plans by the Labour Council for the ‘intensification’ of housing development in Croydon mean that residential neighbourhoods like Park Hill are under threat from greedy developers. For Park Hill, it means that a detached bungalow in a residential street could be replaced with a block of flats. It means that local insensitive developments which could be proposed in Park Hill and Whitgift will be much harder to oppose.

2 recent planning applications approved by the Labour Council demonstrate their intentions. Planning permission was granted for the demolition of the detatched house at 114 Addiscombe Road to be replaced by flats, whilst Ridgehanger on Park Hill Rise was also approved for demolition. SIGN OUR PETITION TO STOP THE OVER DEVELOPMENT OF PARK HILL

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Park Hill Conservative Action Team Mario Creatura Prospective MP for Park Hill 020 8660 0491 @mariocreatura

Cllr Vidhi Mohan and Prospective MP Mario Creatura are leading the campaig n to resist local insensitive developments.

Looking after Park Hill Cllr Vidhi Mohan 07553 365287 @MohanVidhi

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Park Hill Residents’ Newsletter

Summer 2019


Your Local Councillor, VIdhi Mohan, can help your organisation with some funding. There are many local voluntary groups in the area that work hard all year round to arrange regular events and activities like the ones listed in the ‘Local Events’ section, below. Vidhi has access to a discretionary fund that they can use to help support these organisations. If your organisation needs £250 to help with a project, outing or something else, please let us know by emailing the following information to


Park Hill Police Safer Neighbourhood Team (SNT) are looking for residents to volunteer to serve on the Ward SNT Panel.

The panel is now actively looking for new members to join.

If you are interested please email Cllr VIdhi Mohan on vidhi.mohan@ and he will pass on your details.

The ward panel meets 3-4 times a year and serves as the liaison between the community and local police.

Please Email by 21st July with the following information: Name of Organisation Address & Phone Number Details of Project

Your Councillor Vidhi Mohan will judge the entry which brings the most benefit to our Park Hill community!

Local Events

CROYDON RATHA YATRA Festival of Chariots in the Park. Sunday 1st September, 13:30 to 17:00, Park Hill Park.

They work with the police to set policing priorities in the area, as well as informing the police about residents’ concerns regarding crime and anti-social behaviour.

RUNNING PARK RUN The Croydon 10K y Free 5km Timed race and 3K Fun Run. Weekl ry Saturday at Sunday October 21st Run. Eve m, Lloyd Park. 0a 9:0 2018 at 10.15, Lloyd Park.

FRIENDS OF PARK HILL k Community Gardening at Par eer unt Hill Park. Split into vol gardening days and family activity days. Saturday mornings. Visit www.parkhillpark.o

WEDNESDAY Wednesday Walks (St Mary’s Church, Addington Village)

PS – Contact Vidhi and Mario on 07553 365 287 if you’d like your club to be featured on our next newsletter!


For the first time, the Indian festival of Holi was celebrated with great enthusiasm in Park Hill Park. Holi is the Indian festival of colour, symbolising the arrival of spring, new beginnings, love and friendship.

Prospective MP Mario Creatura joined Cllr Mohan to celebrate Holi in Park Hill Park with local residents

Hundreds of local residents from all our diverse communities attended, and everyone Prospective MP for Park Hill, had a great time enjoying the food, music Mario Creatura was present and colour. and commented “it was great The event was organised by Spandan, a to join the local vibrant Park Hill local community group, and funded by your community and to chat to local local Conservative Councillors. residents.”


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Your local Councillor, Vidhi Mohan, will be holding surgeries in St Matthew’s Church, CR0 5NQ, to help resolve your local issues on the following date: •

September 14th

From 10.30am till 11.30am Email this to or send back to Cllr Vidhi Mohan, 36 Brighton Road, CR8 2LG.


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Monks Hill Footba ll Academy (Sunday 2.30pm to 4.30pm)


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Park Hill and Whitgift Residents' Newsletter - Summer 2019  

Park Hill and Whitgift Residents' Newsletter - Summer 2019