Old Coulsdon Residents' Association
Serving the community for over 80 years
Welcome to the Old Coulsdon Residents' Association website
Bradmore Green Library
The Bradmore Green Library Supporters Group are running a poster campaign to encourage more people to use the Library. Look out for their posters and flyers and try to get to the Library at least once to support their efforts.
Cheapest Unleaded at 5 stations within 5 Miles of CR5 1LA
Tesco Purley Extra
Purley Road, Purley, CR8 2HA
Tesco Extra 2.06 miles away, last updated on 16th July
Sainsburys Purley Way
Purley Way, Waddon, Croydon, CR0 3JW
Sainsburys 4.76 miles away, last updated on 17th July
Godstone Road, Whyteleafe, CR3 0BB
Shell 1.94 miles away, last updated on 16th July
Foxley Service Station
Godstone Road, Purley, CR8 2DB
Shell 2.09 miles away, last updated on 16th July
Mrh Hayling Down
Brighton Road, Purley Oaks, Purley, CR8 2BA
Esso 2.78 miles away, last updated on 14th July
Petrol prices are likely to rise because of the drop in the value of the £ against the $ following the Referendum. The information above may help you to save a few pennies.
Trains & Buses
Click here for more information from Southern Railway.
For the latest Travel information and access to many useful sources of help and information, click here.
The SNT send email alerts and a monthly Newsletter to residents registered to receive them. You can receive this information direct by sending an email to CoulsdonEast.firstname.lastname@example.org with (optionally) your name and address and your email details will be added to their distribution list.
The Little Book of Big Scams’ is a comprehensive guide on fraud prevention produced by the Metropolitan Police, explaining some of the most common scams in existence, ranging from the simple to the sophisticated, providing essential advice to reduce the chances of you being parted from your money.
The booklet is primarily aimed at the elderly and vulnerable in society as they are particularly at risk; but anyone who reads it will benefit. People from all backgrounds and income levels are targeted by scammers - anyone can fall victim to fraud.
The collection dates for the next month are:
Clothes And Shoes Recycling - There is a box on Tudor Parade (in Placehouse Lane) but you can put textiles out for collection (in a plastic bag) any week.
Recycling Centre And Household Re-Use And Recycling -
nearest centre is at Purley
Oaks open Monday to Sunday: 8.00 am to 3.30 pm.
They issue a monthly newsletter which you can read here with details of all the activities on the Commons.
London Green Belt
OCRA attend meetings of the London Green Belt Council. They have produced this interactive map showing threats to the Green Belt including some in our area. If you click on the map, you will be shown a version that you can explore to see where the threats are.
a list of local tradespeople who have been recommended on the
OCRA Facebook page in response to “Does anyone know
someone who can...?” questions. Think of it as
local! Click here to view.
OCRA Monthly E-mails
The July e-mail has been sent to subscribers and members of our OCRA Facebook Group. You can read this and back issues by clicking here. To subscribe to receive them direct send a message to:
You have our promise that your e-mail details will not be passed on to anyone else. You will be able to unsubscribe if you find you don't want to receive them.
OCRA on Facebook
Don't forget that you can follow OCRA on Facebook to keep up-to-date with the news and chat to other local people about issues that concern you. Over 1,100 people do this already. Just click on the logo below and type Old Coulsdon Residents' Association (OCRA) in the search box and join the group.
Please note we will expect to see something in your Facebook profile indicating a link with Old Coulsdon or your request will simply be ignored.
will need to ensure any detail is not 'hidden' or we will not
be able to see it.
Help OCRA When Buying Online
If you are buying online, please help us raise money for OCRA funds.
Sign up and use easyfundraising.org.uk to shop online with many different companies, including Amazon and Tesco Direct, and a contribution will be made to OCRA funds. They offer a Donation Reminder which tells you when you are on a site that donates. Click this link to go to their website.
The Noticeboard at Lacey Green is maintained by OCRA and we publish our notices there. Other posters can be displayed by request to this email address. The Noticeboard on Tudor Parade is maintained by Rotary Club of Coulsdon Manor.
well as contact details for OCRA, we publish details of 'What's
On in Old Coulsdon' there.
OCRA Road Stewards
After eleven years of amazing hard work by Marion and Alan, they will be handing over their roles as Membership Secretaries at the end of this calendar year.
This job is both physically demanding and requires careful planning of diaries to make sure that the Membership Secretaries are available at critical times of the year to receive the newsletter from the printers and distribute it to the Road Stewards so they can deliver it within a reasonable time frame. It has become clear that some changes to the distribution pattern will need to be made, so we are considering sectorising the area and having four or five what ECRA call “Super Stewards” who will be responsible for distributing the newsletter to the Road Stewards rather than one/two people having to do all this.
So, going forward, we need to have volunteers to be the following
1. Membership Secretary – this could be a couple, or two friends working together
Their tasks would be:-
Have the newsletters (approx. 2,500) delivered to their dwelling three times a year and split them into manageable numbers to count and put them into whatever delivery pattern is decided. This person(s) will also handle the associated paperwork with managing the process and keep the records updated as returns come in from Road Stewards, after they have collected the subscriptions from their round, to ensure that in the following year the correct number of newsletters are delivered to each Steward. A sound grasp of Microsoft Office is essential for the record keeping and a printer for the paperwork. Associated costs would be reimbursed by OCRA. We could also have an Assistant Membership Secretary to help at critical times if, say, the newsletter gets held up and the Membership Secretary has to be away. Liaison with Sally Cook the Newsletter Editor is of course critical to this to make sure timing is right.
2. Super Stewards
Their tasks would be:-
Collect the newsletters for their sector from the Membership Secretary and deliver them to the Road Stewards in their area (probably around 16 per sector). If the Road Stewards were able to collect the newsletters from the Super Steward this would help, but we appreciate that some of our Road Stewards are not able to do this.
Road Stewards are the life blood of our Old Coulsdon community
and we would be very grateful if you could consider helping us
with this. If you want further information before committing
yourself to either position, Marion and Alan would be happy to
discuss this further. You can call them on on 07538 792812.
© OCRA 2016