Old Coulsdon Residents' Association

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Council Services

My Account – you can use My Account on the Council website to report local issues, pay council tax, report missed bins and more.

MyCroydon app - if you have a smartphone or tablet, download the MyCroydon app to report a number of issues directly into the council’s computerised systems, helping to speed up the processing time for dealing with it.

Email Updates : Croydon Council have introduced Email Updates which will be sent to residents who provide their e-mail address by completing the form on their website.

  • All campaigns and updates - Be included in all our updates and newsletters.

  • Your Croydon - Get news and event information from the Your Croydon team by email.

  • Stronger communities - Competitions, funding opportunities and events of interest to the community.

  • Crime and safety news - Get updates on our Safer Croydon work.

  • Youth Council - Get updates from the Croydon Youth Council.

  • Resident involvement - Get updates from the Resident involvement & scrutiny team.

  • Croydon Spotlight - What's happening in and around Croydon

Bulky Waste collection: collection of up to seven items, such as dining sets, sofas etc. can be collected by the Council and removed for £10.00 for up to seven items or £20.00 for eight to 14 items. Telephone Croydon Council on 020 8726 6200 to arrange a date and time or see website .

White Goods collection: These can be disposed of at any of the civic amenity sites (don't forget to take your permit though), free of charge. The Council will collect domestic white goods, TVs and computer monitors for £15.00 per visit. For more details, or to arrange a date and time for collection, call Croydon Council on 020 8726 6200 or see the Council website where there is also advice about re-cycling these items through Appliance Re-use Centre (ARC).

Free removal of green garden waste: Details of the Garden Waste collection service can be found here.

Free collection of hazardous waste: Small quantities of hazardous waste can be taken away free of charge e.g. old paint, garden chemicals etc. The safe removal of asbestos sheeting from old garden sheds can also be arranged by calling Corporation of London - Hazardous Waste Unit on 020 7332 3433.

Reporting Problems: You can report anything from abandoned cars and noise nuisance to graffiti. If you have a Smartphone or tablet, you might like to download the My Croydon app which enables you to access many services including reporting problems.

Contact your local councillors direct: Your local Conservative Councillors, Chris Wright, Margaret Bird and James Thompson hold a surgery on the last Saturday of every month (except August and December) between 10.00am and 12.00 noon in the Guide Hut at the rear of the shops on Tudor Parade. You can contact Chris Wright by e-mail at chris.wright@croydon.gov.uk and or phone on 01737 555581. Contact details for the other Councillors are on the Croydon website.

Libraries: There's more to the library these days than just books. They have free computer access, videos and DVD's for hire from £1.00 to £3.00 for a week at a time, a Reading Group and lots of activities for babies and young children. For those who are partially sighted there are books in Large Print, on Audio Cassettes and CD’s. Your nearest local library is in Bradmore Way, next to Coulsdon C of E School. There is also Coulsdon Library on the main Brighton Road in Coulsdon.

  • Did you know that you can renew your library books online? Just follow the link from this page.

  • Did you know that you can search the Croydon Libraries Catalogue online?

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Updated 03/01/17

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