Reporting suspicious behaviour and theft in the neighbourhood

From time to time members report incidents of trespass, theft and other suspicious behaviour in the neighbourhood and this seems to be well received by many members when the information is circulated by WURA.

If you wish to report an incident please try to include the following details:

  • date and time
  • description of person/clothing
  • location of incident
  • if any vehicles are  involved, a description of the vehicle
  • whether the incident has been reported to the police

If an actual crime has occurred, we strongly encourage you report it to the police.


More roadworks : 29th June – 2nd July

A new drainage connection for the development at 32 Welcomes Road is to be installed from 29th June to 2nd July. You are strongly advised to avoid using the lower part of Welcomes Road/Kenley Lane/Valley Road at all for this period. 

Advance warning notices will be put up by the contractors.

The contractors will manage the refuse collection lorry routing which is due to empty bins on Monday.  

The drainage work had been scheduled for w/b 22nd June as previously advised, but had to be postponed a week for technical reasons.

Every effort will be made to complete the work by Wednesday 1st July  but an extra day has been allowed  for the unexpected.

Thank you for your patience.

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 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.

Planned Road Works : 23rd June

Work is planned for 3 to 4 days from Tuesday 23rd June 2020 outside 32 Welcomes Road, which is a construction site. The road will be passable but traffic light controlled whilst managing any  HGVs that might be travelling in opposite directions. 

Monday has been left clear for the refuse lorry to operate unimpeded.

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

Covid-19 – need assistance or can you offer help?

One of our members wrote to the Secretary the other day kindly offering to help with shopping for anyone who requires such assistance when isolated at home for whatever reason.

The member concerned wrote :  ‘Generally I imagine most ‘elderly’ residents have family/’younger’ friends to assist with shopping, maintaining contact etc. but maybe not everyone – and of course if these support people contract the virus they will be unavailable too. I’d be happy to include myself on a list -through WURA to provide a shopping service if required (and if people want, a telephone calling-in-to-see-how-you-are-doing activity). Until such time as the quarantine signs hang off my gate too! ‘ 

If you can also help in anyway please let the Secretary know and he will create a list of volunteers on the WURA email system.

Helpers will be asked if they are willing and able to do the job before we give their contact details to the person needing help.

People needing help should tell any Committee member what the problem is.

Another WURA member has noted that the Croydon Voluntary Action are trying to co-ordinate the voluntary effort in the Borough.  They are working with the Council and other statutory bodies to ensure that volunteers are properly checked out under safeguarding rules and that as much care as possible is taken in helping and providing support to members of the community.

For more information from the CVA, including a telephone helpline and a volunteering portal, please visit their website.

If you have not yet provided your email address to WURA Secretary , please do so, so that you can be kept up-to-date or request assistance if you need it.

For other problems please be guided by the advice from Government particularly about avoiding contact with people with flu like symptoms.

Keep well everyone and thank you the lady who raised the topic.