Applications are invited for the position of WURA Secretary

You may have read in the Spring newsletter that Richard Russell is retiring from the position in May 2022. The post could be ideal for a retired person as the work requires working a varying number of hours per day dealing with road matters and associated issues but equally could suit anyone who feels able to fully commit to the work involved. The job, which tends to be event driven, involves responding to multiple emails from not just residents but developers, builders, utilities and various Council departments some of whom are not particularly responsive or helpful as well as organising meetings and keeping minutes. There is an honorarium which I must admit does not reflect the work involved. However whilst it is a challenging role it is also rewarding in terms of the opportunity to be of real service to the community here.

It would be an advantage for the applicant to be well established in the area with contacts within the community and be of a friendly disposition plus plenty of patience! The successful applicant would need to start working with Richard over the coming months to learn the ropes.

If you are interested and would like more information please contact either the current Secretary by email or myself (telephone contact information in the newsletter).

Colin Brown (Chairman)

Zig Zag Road junction roadworks – 16th to 21st Dec

Please avoid using the Zig Zag Road/ Welcomes Road junction from between Wednesday 16th and Monday 21st December. 

The very informal logistics plan is as follows:

1. Wednesday 16th December at about noon the contractor will start to gun off the surface of the road in the bellmouth of Welcomes Road and 5m into Zig Zag Road

2. Thursday and Friday 17th and 18th December the work will continue and  concrete edging installed along  the hedge line fronting Zig Zag Road and which belongs to 70 Welcomes Road.  The new edging will support the compaction of the new tarmac.

3. Saturday and Sunday the junction will be CLOSED to vehicular traffic to allow the new surface to ‘go off’. No motorised traffic particularly HGVs must drive over the new surface for 48 hours.

4. Early Monday morning the contractor will remove signage  closing the road so the refuse lorry can pass.

The contractor will be allowing traffic to use the junction from Wednesday to Friday but for safety reasons if you can avoid the junction by using Abbots Lane and Uplands Road that would be very much appreciated.

The road will be passable to pedestrians at all times including over the weekend. Apologies for the short notice but these jobs are very much dependent on when the road materials become available.

Construction Site Contacts

These are the contact details for the first point of contact for any issues you may have regarding the construction sites currently operating on the WURA roads under planning applications approved by Croydon Council.

Please only refer back to the WURA Secretary if you are not satisfied with the developer’s response to your enquiry.  Please copy the Secretary in on any correspondence for record keeping purposes. Note also that if you are unhappy with the response and believe that the developer has broken the terms of their agreements, you should raise the issue with Croydon Council as described in “Problem With Construction Sites” .

32 Welcomes Road – Goldstone Homes

Site Manager: Phil Johnson
T: 07534 506 244
E: phil@goldstonehomes.co.uk
W: www.goldstonehomes.co.uk
Construction Logistics Plan: 32 Welcomes Road
Routing Map: here

42 Welcomes Road

Admin Manager: Mr Joy Gopinadhan
T:07703 209 652
E: joy@phoenix-lr.com
Construction Logistics Plan: 42 Welcomes Road

57 Welcomes Road – Regal Abode Ltd

Admin Manager: Abi Mukhurjee
T: TBD
E: estate.manager@mail.com
Construction Logistics Plan: 57 Welcomes Road

35 Uplands Road – CPSL Construction Ltd

Admin Manager: Mr Darryl Castelino 
T:07540 369293
E: TBD
Construction Logistics Plan: 35 Uplands Road

Others

36 Welcomes Road is now complete and occupied.

Please send in any traffic incidents

Croydon Council require evidence-based data for any traffic infringements or damage to the WURA roads. This isn’t just for the HGVs involved in the construction work, but should cover any obstruction or blockage, except those for the short period required for a delivery.

Construction traffic is required to conform to the Council stated rules which now form part of each site’s logistics plan. Vehicles should enter at the Kenley Station end of Welcomes Road and depart via Hayes Lane by turning right.

Any HGVs travelling in the opposite direction, reversing or maneuvering to turn (except, of course, to access their site) are contravening these rules and should be reported.


Any damage caused to the road surface or kerbside should also be reported.

Please email details to the WURA secretary at welcomesanduplandsroads@gmail.com. To be a useful report, the following information MUST be included:

  • The name of the contractor on the vehicle and its registration number – ideally a photograph showing one or the other.
  • The location of the incident (outside which house number or junction, for example)
  • The date and time of the incident
  • A statement regarding the incident – whether the vehicle was moving, reversing, parked, the direction of travel, etc.
  • If the incident is associated with damage to the road or property frontage, a picture of the damage caused.

AGM 2020

Because of the COVID 19 situation the Committee felt that it would be unwise to hold an AGM this year and noted that Kendra had made a similar decision.

The Committee therefore met on 1st June using Zoom. Click here to view the resulting report on the meeting which was  based on matters arising from the 2019 AGM and updating members on the current situation. The website stats referenced in the minutes can be viewed here

Signed-off accounts are now also included here.

Your comments are welcome and you can email myself or the Chairman with them.

Kind regards and keep safe.

Richard Russell
Secretary WURA

NO PARKING!

Please respect the NO Parking rules on Welcomes and Uplands Road.

Our roads are privately maintained public highways with a designated footpath running along Welcomes Road. Parking on our roads for more than a few minutes is an offence and visitors should park on drives where possible. The roads must not be obstructed in terms of the Highways Act and this includes members’ frontages.

Resurfacing work completed successfully

Allfreys completed the resurfacing work between 43 and 56 Welcomes Road on 8th August.

The newly done surface has stood up well to the subsequent heavy rain.

A further stretch was done on 21st August, extending the newly surfaced are from around no. 41 to nearly the junction with Zigzag Road.