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The following is a list of the events relating to the activities of CGAG (most recent events first)

 

18th October 2005 Meeting of Action Group

21st September 2005 Meeting of Action Group

16th August 2005 Meeting of Action Group

25th May 2005 Meeting of Action Group

3rd May 2005 Meeting of Action Group

12th April 2005 Meeting of Action Group

23rd February 2005 Meeting of Action Group

27th January 2005 Meeting of Action Group

5th January 2005 Meeting of Action Group

1st December 2004 Meeting of Action Group

27th October 2004 Meeting of Action Group

28th September 2004 Meeting of Action Group

30th August 2004 Meeting of Action Group

22nd July 2004 Meeting of Action Group

1st July 2004 Meeting of Action Group

15th June 2004 Meeting of Action Group

9th June 2004 Meeting of Action Group

30th & 31st May 2004 Corporation of London / Action Group Joint Exhibition and Appeal on Farthing Downs (near car park)

26th May 2004 Meeting of Action Group

25th May 2004 CGB representative attended London Green Belt Meeting at Portcullis House London

20th May 2004 Meeting of Action Group

18th May 2004 Meeting of Action Group

5th May 2004 Corporation of London / Action Group Joint Presentation and Appeal at Old Coulsdon Congregational Church

1st April 2004 Meeting of Action Group

24th March 2004 Meeting of Action Group  

18th March 2004 Meeting of Action Group with the Corporation of London

10th March 2004 Meeting of Action Group

25th February 2004 Meeting of Action Group

28th January 2004 Meeting of Action Group

11th February 2004 - Meeting of Action Group

15th January 2004 - Meeting of Action Group

13th January 2004 - Netherne Community Amateur Sports Club meeting was attended by a number of CGAG members.

7th January 2004 - Meeting of Action Group

3rd December 2003   - Meeting of the Action Group.

25th November 2003 - Meeting of the Action Group.

24th November 2003 - RAID Public Meeting. Richard Ottaway MP attended and came early to meet us. Five members of the action group attended with our display boards and received interest from everyone at the meeting. Local residents met at Chipstead Rugby Club to hear about the current situation regarding Linden Homes proposed development in Woodfield Hill and Hollymeoak Road. for full details see the Links section of this website. 

21st November 2003 Front page Article on The Coulsdon and Purley Advertiser. An excellent piece has been written on our own public meeting held on the 12th November. There was also a smaller piece on the front page for RAID. See the Links section of the website for a scanned image of the articles.

18th November 2003 - Meeting of the Action Group, Reviewing the Public Meeting and next steps.

12th November 2003 - Public Meeting. This was a great success with over 200 people attending. Through our strong conscientious team we delivered a professional and constructive meeting which achieved our main objectives. Three resolutions were voted on and carried:-

  1. This meeting regrets the sale of the green belt land in Coulsdon and asks Croydon council to immediately confirm their declared commitment to green belt policy and that applications to develop lot 48/49 will be rejected.

  2. This meeting would welcome the acquisition of lot 49 by the City of London Corporation and will lend support to its incorporation into the open Downs; but failing this Croydon Council should retain ownership of the land. 

  3. This meeting urges the Action Group to continue monitoring the risks to open land on the southern fringe of the borough, and campaign accordingly.

    For full minutes see the link section of the website.

9th November 2003 - Final Preparations for Public Meeting, no minutes taken. 

6th November 2003 - Meeting of the Action Group: Thanks for leafleting. Land Registry document. Review of Council procedure as known to date. Back copies of Estate Gazette and Jewish Chronicle. Cllr Ian Payne will be bringing with him to the Public Meeting Head of Property Services (Tony Middleton) and Principle Planning Officer (Clare Malcomson). New information submitted by local supporters. Pulic Meeting Agenda, Questions and Resolutions. Update on the situation regarding potential purchase of Lot 48.

 

29th October 2003 - Meeting of the Action Group. Planning for the public meeting. Volunteers were organised for leafleting the neighbourhood about the public meeting. We learnt that the marketing for the auction lots involved advertising on two separate dates in the Estate Gazette and once in the Jewish Chronicle! We asked a number of Estate agents for advice and they told us that if the field (lot 48) is built on then the houses surrounding it could lose between 10 and 25% of their value.

24th October 2003 - Croydon Advertiser published story on front page, click here to see a copy.

21st October  2003 - Meeting of the Action Group. A group of some 10 residents reporting  back on specific

actions agreed at previous meetings and trying to agree next actions without the need to go over old ground. All items for the agenda welcomed.

19th October 2003 -

10.30am Successful photo-shoot and informal meeting held at Vic's stables (Woodplace Lane, next to lot48). Nearly 100 people turned out to express their support and concern.

16th October 2003 - Lot 49 will not be re-auctioned until the Corporation of London have had a chance to

make a bid

15th- 20th October 2003 - Development Warning notice was printed many times and delivered by hand to the

neighbourhood.

14th October 2003 -

am. Spoke to the CoL who confirmed their interest in purchasing lot49, however it wasn't clear how long would be available to them as CC seem keen to sell the lot a.s.a.p, perhaps as early as the end of next week. Lot49 will be valued early next week (week commencing 20/10).

8pm 2nd Residents Meeting. Attended also by Chris Wright (local councillor)

9pm website created

13th October 2003 -

am. Initial contacts made with Croydon Council (CC), and also with the CoL.

am. According to CC both lots had been advertised well in advance - this in spite of the fact that none of the local residents, local councillors, local MPs, or the CoL had been aware of the forthcoming auction.

am. CoL hadn't been aware of the auctions until a few days ago, but had been under the impression that the lots were going to be withdrawn. Checks made with the auctioneers and CC suggested that unfortunately both lots would still be auctioned. The CoL did however express an interest in lot49, should it be withdrawn, as it backs directly onto Farthing Downs.

2pm onwards, auction took place. Lot 49 was withdrawn from the auction at the minute. Lot 48 was sold to an International Property Developer for 132,000 despite last minute attempts by residents to buy it themselves in order to safeguard it.

12th October 2003 - Emergency first residents meeting to discuss issues and how to proceed

11th October 2003 -

mid afternoon. Leaflets were put through the doors of those people backing on to the 2 lots up for auction.

mid afternoon. Initial attempts to contact the Open Spaces Dept of the Corporation of London (CoL) to ask if they were aware of the auction of lots 48 and 49 and to see whether they would be interested to bid for them.

9th October 2003 -  Residents discovered auction of land was to take place on 13th