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Summer 2019

Residents’ Newsletter

Distributed to every letterbox throughout South Norwood by your local Conservative Action Team

Local man Mario Creatura working hard for South Norwood n selected to be Local resident Mario Creatura has bee t MP for South nex the the Conservative Candidate to be . Nor wood at the next General Election 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 first his and tre town cen 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 with because we shop in the same shops and all.’ ity plan to create a better town for us residents to deliver a clear commun and look and businesses in South Nor wood – ‘I’ve been out meeting local residents forward to seeing you soon’. to share Visit www.mariocreatura.oov uth Norwood! your views on how to impr e So



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

Axe Labour’s Parking Tax: sign our petition to stop a 275% rise! Whilst Labour think that the only way to improve air quality is to tax you more, Croydon Conservatives want to improve air quality without balancing it on the backs of the elderly, those on low incomes and those who rely on Plans proposed by the Labour Council also mean their vehicles to work. that parking ticket prices will increase by 30%. HELP US STOP LABOUR’S Any cars older than 2001 will automatically pay £300 more per year. PARKING TAX

 Croydon’s Labour Council has announced proposals that mean you could be paying up to 275% more for a parking permit for a space outside your own home.

This will hit the elderly and low-income residents hard, who will find it difficult to buy a new vehicle to meet the rules, and those who rely on driving to work.

Sign the petition at

Mario and South Norwood Conservatives are leading the campaign to axe Labour’s Parking Tax

Your local Conservative Action Team Looking after South Norwood Mario Creatura Prospective MP for South Norwood 020 8660 0491 @mariocreatura

Cllr Neil Garratt

Prospective London Assembly Member for Addiscombe @NeilGarratt

Promoted by Ian Parker on behalf of the Croydon Conservative Federation, 36 Brighton Road, Purley, CR8 2LG and Printed by Cheap Print, 53 Middlesex Road, Southsea PO4 8EF.

South Norwood Residents’ Newsletter

Summer 2019


Blue lidded wheelie bin (for paper and card) same week as land fill Other grey wheelie bin (for plastic, glass, tins and cartons) collected the next week

General Waste Bin

Landfill bin every other week. Only rubbish contained within the closed bin will be collected. Use for household rubbish which cannot be recycled. (No household electrical items and bag cold fire ash)


Weekly Collection


Weekly collection with recycling wheelie bins


Weekly with recycling wheelie bins

Call the Environmental Team on 020 8726 6200 if your bins are not collected!

LOCAL EVENTS THIS SUMMER  Vox Lux: Friday 2nd August at 7:45pm. Harris Academy, South Norwood.

 Captain MarvelL Friday 16th August at 7.45pm. Harris Academy, South Norwood.

 Clock Tower  We’re receiving lots Market: 3rd August of complaints about at 10am. Station litter and fly-tipping. Road, SE25 5AJ. You can report  Elizabeth James this on the Council Gallery: Charcoal app or email Drawing Workshop. Mario on office@ 3rd August at 2pm. 10 Portland Road. uk and I will ask for it to be cleaned.

COUNCIL FAILS TO CLEAN OUR STREETS Many people are unaware that the Labour Council changed the way it cleans streets in April last year. Previously there was a schedule which included every street in the borough. Now however, streets are cleaned on a ‘needs basis’ - they are only cleaned when it has been identified, either by a Council inspector or from a report by a member of the public, that cleaning is required. There are only so many streets

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PS – Mario is keen to promote local clubs. Email Mario on if you’d like your club to be featured in our next newsletter!

Your local Conservatives, however, opposed the change and continue to campaign for cleaner streets. For now, the best way to get streets cleaned more frequently is to report them. This can be done by downloading the mobile app, ‘Don’t mess with Croydon’ or you can contact Mario Creatura or Neil Garratt using their email addresses on the previous page.

Croydon’s Labour Council have failed to clean our streets. Your local Conservatives are leading the campaign for cleaner streets!

Email this to or send back to Mario Creatura, 36 Brighton Road, CR8 2LG.

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that can be inspected, so streets in South Norwood are now rarely cleaned. Assisted collections for disabled and vulnerable people have been a particular problem, as correct data was apparently not transferred to the new crews.

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South Norwood Residents' Newsletter - Summer 2019  

South Norwood Residents' Newsletter - Summer 2019