Welcome to Carshalton Beeches Residents Association

The Carshalton Beeches Residents Association (CBRA) web site attempts 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.

 

AGM2023

The AGM will be held at the Daimond Centre for Disabled Riders starting at 7:30pm on 30th November. The Report & Accounts were published in the CBRA  Autumn Newsletter.

 

Email Addresses

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. 

Data Protection: 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 of our newsletters and other activities are wholly financed by your subscritption.

 

 Diamond Riding Centre for the Disabled 

The Centre is looking for volunteers to assist with its activities. 

Can you spare a couple of hours out of your week? Do you want to learn
new skills, whilst making a difference? Fancy making some new friends?
The Diamond Centre for Disabled Riders Needs YOU! Email us at admin@diamondcentre.org.uk for more information, or visit our website
http://www.diamondcentre.org.uk/ There are many different volunteering
opportunities, for ages 13 and over, experience with horses is not required. Diamond Call

 

Bus Route Changes

Last year TFL proposed making SIGNIFICANT changes to the routing of buses in our area, and it is suggested 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.

Should you still have concerns, and it seems that TFL are going with their proposals, contact Elliot Colburn (one of our local MPs) via his web site. He has petitions on various subjects, rail time tables from Beeches station being one of them. 

 

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 should have been delivered to your door, and usually the Newsletter is accompanied by a request for your subscription, still £3.

If no answer was received when we called to deliver the newsletter, an envelope may have been left for your subscription. Please return this with your subscrition to the address given. Our records enable us to determine who is currently a member, newsletters will not be delivered to non-members. 

If we are unable to contact you, in the first instance an envelope will be left for your subscription, and if no subscription is received we will assume you no longer wish to be a residents association member.

 

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.

 

Planning Applications

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 & road address please!

 

PARKING

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 Saba (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.

POLICE MATTERS

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.

 

Local Policing

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 Neighbourhoods link
Note that currently we bridge 2 SNT areas, Sunnymede Ave, Vincent Ave, Fairway and the top (south west) end of Banstead Road South are now in Carshalton South & Clockhouse ward, and a small number of residences on the west side of Banstead Road South are in Belmont ward.
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.

 

Computing Advice
Perhaps unsolicited - but relevant if you have (youngish) children - Other News page.

Revised Sutton Local Plan

Sutton have posted the Local Plan on their website 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

 

If there is anything you feel should be added to the site please advise any member of the  Executive Committee - or by direct contact to Ken Moser - who maintains the web site.

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