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Autumn 2018         NEWSLETTER                      ISSUE NO: 42

Welcome to the latest edition of your Newsletter!


We would still like to see more residents joining Springboard, so please if you know anyone new to the area, please ask them to contact Peter Atkinson on mail@springboard-news.com so he can welcome them to our Residents Association.

 We are posting details of all meetings on the website as they happen which can be viewed on “springboard-news.com” as can this Newsletter. This is therefore a summary of those meetings and other issues.

 Action Points of AGM 2018

I am pleased to report that this meeting in April was relatively well supported by 30 members where Mark Dalzell, Sutton LBC - Head of Neighbourhood Services (Parks, Cleansing and Waste) Trust – gave an informative and provided interesting statistical facts & figures on the services provided and answered a number of pertinent questions from the floor.

 Beddington & Wallington Local Committee (BWLC) - meetings held My 2018 to September 2018

There is nothing of significance that has arisen that directly affects our area. I will continue to attend/monitor and will report back should anything arise.

Safer Neighbourhood – Wallington North Community Panel Meeting May 2018 to September 2018

There were no specific issues from these meetings relating to our area but the latest figures generally show a large number of thefts from and to motor vehicles as well as drug related incidents.

The Police are continuing with Drug stop and search & burglary patrols at the Committees request .

Treasurer’s Report 

We proposed at the last AGM in April 2018 to collect the £1 per annum subscription as it had been some time since this was last undertaken. Thank you to those who paid on the night but unfortunately attempts to complete this task during the year have not been successful so:

 WE HAVE DECIDED TO ISSUE A COPY OF THIS NEWSLETTER TO ALL MEMBERS IN ORDER THAT THE COLLECTION OF SUBSCRIPTION PAYMENT CAN BE COMPLETED IN ONE ATTEMPT.

AS YOU WILL SEE ALONG WITH THIS DOCUMENT THERE IS A SELF-ADDRESSED ENVELOPE FOR YOU TO MAKE PAYMENT. AS IT IS SUCH A DIFFICULT TASK TO VISIT EVERY HOME WHEN RESIDENTS ARE NOT ALWAYS IN TO COLLECT THE £1 ANNUAL SUBSCRIPTION, WE FEEL THE BEST WAY FORWARD WOULD BE TO COLLECT THIS £1 IN A 5 YEAR CYCLE SO WE ARE SEEKING YOUR HELP AND ASSISTANCE AND ASKING THAT £5 IS PLACED IN THE ENVELOPE AND RETURNED TO THE ADDRESS THEREON.

PLEASE REMEMBER TO ADD YOUR NAME AND ADDRESS TO THIS!

AS MENTIONED ABOVE, THIS WOULD REPRESENT 5 YEARS MEMBERSHIP COMMENCING FROM 1ST APRIL 2019. WE FEEL THIS IS EXCELLENT VALUE AND GOES TOWARDS ADMIN – WEBSITE UPKEEP – PRINTING – AND SUCH LIKE COSTS. PLEASE HELP BY FOLLOWING THIS PROCEDURE.  

THANKING YOU IN ADVANCE.

 NEXTDOOR.CO.UK

Peter who looks after our site has suggested this website would be a good tool to use for Springboard as its recipients can be limited by postcode and as such we could enter dialogue on issues that are of concern. Please take a look and feedback all comments to Peter so he can see what you all think and how we can take this forward.

 RESIDENTS PARTY IDEA   Spring/Summer 2019

The Committee thought it would be a nice idea if all members had the opportunity to get together and as a start a sub-committee has been formed to investigate the possibility of this taking place. They are looking into dates/venue etc. etc and if you have any thoughts/ideas on this, then please let Susan know on smitsusan5@aol.com.    

 HAS SOMEONE PARKED ACROSS YOUR DROPPED KERB??

Inconsiderate parking is always an issue in our area due to its close proximity to Wallington town centre, Wallington train station, the Post Office sorting depot and school and nursery.  

If your driveway is blocked, here is the advice from Sutton Councils website:

If you wish to report a vehicle parked across your dropped kerb without your permission, please ring the Councils enforcement contractor – Indigo (formerly VINCI Park) on 020 8661 0096. You be asked for your name and address and the Civil Enforcement Officer will knock at your door to confirm you are the householder before issuing a Penalty Charge Notice.

 MOTOR VEHICLE SECURITY

Although mentioned previously in earlier Newsletters I feel it is worth mentioning again:

As most modern cars have automatic locking controlled by your key fob or by touch, please check before leaving your car that it has been successfully has been locked as it is very easy to touch your fob when putting it away and unsetting the locks. Criminals are known to walk down roads trying handles and it is surprising just how many cars are left unlocked. Do not add to the statistics!! 

Further some modern cars have keyless locking and thieves can by-pass the security by using scanners. If you have such a car, it might be worth looking into purchasing a Faraday Bag to store keys when not in use, which blocks the radio signals.

 COUNCILLORS DROP IN SURGERY

Councillor’s surgery takes place the first Saturday of every month between 10am -11am at The Trinity Centre Holy Trinity Church Maldon Road Wallington so please pop in if you wish to talk about any issues you have with our Councillors.

 Councillor Joyce Melican is currently unwell and we have sent her our best wishes for a full and speedy recovery.

 Regards and all the best….. and oh, have a very Happy Christmas!