Welcome 2024


The Association

Established in the 1970s, serves the Croham area residents. Our small organization, led by committed community members, provides information and support tailored to our community’s needs. We publish an annual newsletter to keep members informed and engaged, featuring important updates and notable events. We sincerely value the support of local residents and look forward to their continued involvement in our shared efforts. Together, we aim to cultivate a thriving community that benefits all.

Latest News

June 2024
There are rumours that the Whitgift Foundation is putting at least part of the Old Palace Junior School Melville Avenue site up for sale we look at a history of the site based on the covenants registered by the Whitgift Foundation back in 1910 and by Donald Young when on sold the site soon after. We ask whether the covenants are still relevant over 100 years on.

June 2024
On Saturday the 15th June 2pm – 4:30pm go to St Paul’s Summer Fete in Croham Park Road. Free entry and lots of fun.

March 2024
There is concern that there is too much parking at the bottom of Croham Valley Road just outside and up from the golf club. The Council is monitoring the level of parking to see if it becomes dangerous. If you have any pictures of dangerous parking here please send them to us and we will pass them on.

March 2024
The Council is proposing to close four of the existing Libraries in Croydon, including Sanderstead Library, and enhancing the services and opening hours and days provided by the rest. The remaining libraries near us include Selsdon, New Addington and Purley. As the nearest library to us is Selsdon, we are neutral on the manner. Consultation and survey is here. Consultation is up to the 19th March.

March 2024
Proposed block of flats on corner of Coombe Road and Croham Park Avenue. The CVRA response is that it is too big, does not reflect the existing local development, there is insufficient family accommodation and more. Read More

Febuary 2024
The Planning Department has refused the application to build a back garden gym/study at 11 Chapel View on the grounds that the size (70% of the original house) was not justified for the purposes stated. Read More

December 2023
Your Chairman looks at the Council’s review of its “Plan”. The review is required to implement Mayor Perry’s “Business Plan 2022-2026”. Read More

November 2023
11 Chapel View, South Croydon, CR2 7LG: Erection of Outbuilding at Back of Rear Garden Comprising Gym / Office Measuring 9 x 9 meters. Read More

October 2023
The 55th Annual General Meeting of CVRA on Wed 25th October 2023 at 8 pm was well attended by residents, Chris Philp our MP, Mayor Perry and Councillors Danielle Denton, Robert West and Michael Neal. A big thank you to all who attended. Chairman’s Review here and write up of the meeting here.

September 2023
The forthcoming closure of Old Palace Girls School in 2025 puts the future of the site as an educational establishment in doubt. Article in the Chairman’s Chat to follow.

August 2023
Questions must be asked about the Purley Pool development

Chairman’s Chat
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