The Carshalton Beeches Residents Association (CBRA) web site tries to keep residents aware of local news and developments, and to provide a forum for discussion. We like to hear from our residents, so contact your local district representative, who is a member of the executive committee. Contact telephone numbers and addresses are published in the Newsletter, and in the Contacts page.
Your committee hopes that the site will be of interest and comments are welcome. Updates are made on regularly, so please don't visit just once.
The Association Newsletter is normally published twice a year (Spring & Autumn). If you have an article that you would like to share, please contact any member of the executive committee.
Please note that we are still collecting members email addresses so that, for those who "opt in", email advice can be supplied concerning planning applications and other important local news that may affect them (see item above). All that you need do, is to email Ken Moser whose email address is on the Contacts and Area page of this web site. Please note that the no direct link is given (to minimise spam to him). Should you "opt in", please supply name and ADDRESS. Should you change your email address, it will be helpful if you would advise him.
Your email details will not be offered to any third party, under any circumstances, and the data is regularly backed up off line. We do not accept advertising and the cost our newsletters and other activities are wholly financed by your subscritption.
Bus Route Changes
TFL has proposed making SIGNIFICANT changes to the routing of buses in our area, and I suggest that you go to tfl.gov.uk/sutton-croydon-bus-changes, to see what is proposed. There will no longer be a direct link from any bus route in Banstead Road South to Sutton station, or St Helier Hospital. This consultation was extended to 20th December 2020, and is now closed.
Following the LBS consultation over parking controls on areas adjacent to our residents association area, no changes are to occur in our area or those immediately adjacent. It was disappointing that so few residents replied to the consultation, and only about 10% of Sutton residents of the areas involved have participated. The survey ran for a couple of months to 20 February 2020.
Fraud & Scams! Visit The Met Police web site, and search for Fraud or Scams. The page address changes from time to time, so no direct link. Our Fraud and Scams page provides some possibly useful information.
Newsletter and Subscriptions
The Autumn newsletter has probably been delivered to your door, and usually the Newsletter is accompanied by a request for your subscription, still £3. This year to avoid possible infection either to our distributors or to you, our members, we did not collect subscription in the Spring, and the newsletter was delivered with an envelope for the return of your subscription to a given address. If you have not yet filled the envelope and returned it with your subscription please advise your district representative that you wish to remain a member but have no cash to hand. Our records enable us to determine who is currently a member, and newsletters will not be delivered to non-members. If we do not receive an envelope with your subscription, or advice as above, we will assume you no longer wish to be a member.
This year it has been necessary to cancel the AGM, to comply with Government rules about indoor numbers. The Accounts were published in the Autumn Newsletter and are available on the AGM/Accounts page.
CBRA Good Neighbour WhatsApp Group
This group is proving to be very helpful in many ways assisting our members and others in adjacent areas to offer and receive help and also to make donations of materials and time. If you wish to join, contact Alison Hudson, or any of the executive committee, with your address and mobile number. You will need to load the WhatsApp app onto your mobile phone to participate. If we had all our members email addresses, the news about the parking consultation and this group would have been easily advised very quickly.
Did you know that the planning office usually only advise immediate neighbours, and not necessarily those whose garden may back onto the proposed developent site, or who are more than approx 30 yards away. Email addresses!
Dropped kerbs: (ie your vehicle access onto the road) it is an offence to park overlapping a dropped kerb without the householder's permission at any time. If it occurs on your driveway call Indigo (the LBS contractor) on 020 8661 0096 to have a fine issued (ticket). They will check with you on arrival and before issuing a ticket. Alternatively you can place a notice on the offending vehicle asking the driver to take more care.
You can give permission to park on or adjacent to the dropped kerb in front of your property, but on an individual basis.
TSeaton House & Planning Application - UPDATE January 2021
The school management were unable or refused to reach a resolution on the terms of a new lease for the Carshalton Beeches Bowling Club, and the Club was obliged to take court action. Subsequently the school authorities made an alternative offer of mediation. No agreement could be reached on a acceptable mediator, so the action returned to the courts. A court direction hearing was deferred to September 2019 and the judge referred the hearing to the London Law Courts as the hearing would exceed the time allowed at Croydon, and discarded some of the schools' witness statement as immaterial. The court action was in February 2020 over 3 days, and unfortunately the judgement was in favour of the school. Following discussions between the club executive and the school, costs were avoided but the club had to vacate by 12 April - Easter Day. Hardly Christian!
The Bowls Club was formed on the site in 1929 and has been a continuously resident ever since. Originally the site included a pavillion, tennis court, swimming pool, and a croquet green, all provided by the original developer for the use of the local residents, unfortunately not covenanted. In the 1960s, the Club was offered the site but regrettably at the time it was not considered financially viable. Miss Henry, the headteacher of the school, (which then was smaller and in 67 Banstead Road South only) purchased the site.
Despite Seaton House school building a new clubhouse for Carshalton Beeches Bowls Club, and completing the shell, no further work was carried out to make it usable. The school has now submitted a change of use application, to use the building for educational or ancillary uses. Expansion? Please object! See our planning pages for more details.
Planning applications, when granted, must be commenced within 3 years of the application approval date so the planning application approving the rebuild of the school building has passed its final date for starting.
The police call it Theft: from vehicle - don't leave anything valuable in your vehicle. In particular, don't leave belongings in your vehicle on display.
Burglary: The usual precautions apply (locking windows and all exit doors prior to going out), and more information on securing your property can be obtained by
contacting the police station of 8649 1212 and asking for the Crime Prevention Officer.
The CPO usually advises not to lock internal doors (other than to a garage), as once in, criminals will smash them to gain further access.
Do you know what your Safer Neighbourhood Team (SNT) priorites are? Have a look on the Links page to find out - they aren't listed here as they may
change following Ward meetings. Do you know who your SNT are? Photos, contact information and contact information etc on the MPS page linked from our Sutton Safer
Note that currently we bridge 2 SNT areas, Sunnymede Ave, Vincent Ave, Fairway and the top (south west) end of Banstead Road South are all currently in Belmont ward and the remainder of our area is in Carshalton South & Clockhouse.
Contacting the police: 999 for urgent access - report a crime in progress, or other emergency, 101 for non-emergency calls. You can also call the individual ward SNT - see links page for link to the relevant MPS page.
Perhaps unsolicited - but relevant if you have (youngish) children - Other News page.
Helicopters and Noise
The CAA completed a consultation on aircraft noise in January 2018. The link to access the survey was at:
If you have had concerns about the noise they make and the height at which they fly (and it should be a minimum of 500 feet from the nearest object - roof, tower, mast etc), but at an altitude of 300 metres.
The CAA address for complaints about height and noise is as follows:
and for some obscure reason, I needed to copy this link and paste it into my browser address bar, if you click it, it may take you somewhere other than the correct
It is helpful if you can furnish photographs (although it is accepted that having a camera to hand when one flies over is not easy) and also other people who you can cite as witnesses. An alternative is to use the application Flightradar24 to identify the offending aircraft. Ths app is available as a free or paid for version on both Android and Apple mobile phone platforms.
Please use the links above and lets resolve the problem of noisy low flying helicopters. Please let Ken Moser know if you receive a sensible and informative response (or none!).
Revised Sutton Local Plan
Sutton have posted the Local Plan on their website here and the consultation ran for several months, but is now complete.
They state that the land West of Wellfield Gardens has been removed from the plan, so no development is proposed on it.
The make up of the CBRA site (site map) is as follows
The Home page introduces the site. It also contains items of breaking news and provides direction to other areas
Local Involvement - local committees you can attend.
Planning contains recent planning applications
Planning Guidance further information about the planning process and how to object to or support an application
Fraud & Scams - methods by which the bad guys separate you from your money
Contacts & Area - contact details for the committee, and the area covered by our association
Constitution - the formal constitution of the association, the area covered and key contacts, as well as some background, and our data protection rules.
AGM Minutes & Accounts - report from the last AGM, and accounts for the year
Trees - things to watch out for
Recycling - information about the new service
Other News - Various news items and advice (not relevant anywhere else!)
Links - useful links and local services