The H.O.M.E Residents’ Association (RA) exists for the benefit of the residents in Havelock Road, Outram Road, Mulberry Lane, Elgin Road and Ashburton Road/Gardens/Close.
It aims to preserve, conserve and improve the environment in the H.O.M.E roads as well as in outlying areas that have an effect on our area.
Everyone who lives in H.O.M.E roads is automatically a member of the RA. The RA committee meet six times a year and distribute a newsletter at least three times a year, to keep residents up to date with its activities and to invite them to social events.
Our Success Story
In 2004 there was a planning application to demolish an old Victorian house in Havelock Road and to build a block of 12 flats, boundary to boundary and stretching half the way down the garden, on the site. Many residents objected to the application and this led directly to the creation of H.O.M.E RA.
On 31st March 2008, our roads were designated part of the East India Conservation Area - as a result of objections to a planning application at 40-42 Elgin Road.
H.O.M.E. New Year Social
Saturday 11th January 2020
Our grateful thanks to Irmela and Peter for hosting this event.
To the right are photos taken at this event.Our socials are friendly and informal, with food and refreshments available, some of which we provide.
HOME area cleanup
Sunday, 17 November,
2.00 pm till 4.00 pm.
8 residents came along to clean up some of our roads.
We had four from Elgin and three from Havelock, but none from any other roads.
It can be quite fun chatting to others as we pick up the litter, and our roads look so much better at the end of the event.
It would be wonderful if more people could come to the next one, and if all roads in HOME were represented.
H.O.M.E. New Year Social
Saturday 11th January 2020
3 - 5 pm
Our socials are friendly and informal, with food and refreshments available, some of which we provide.
Any food/drink contributions gratefully received for this event.
"Unwanted" gifts will also be welcome for our always popular raffle.
Do bring some cash for the raffle [draw at 4:30 pm)
Come along and bring your neighbours!!!
RSVP (if possible - not essential, but helps with numbers) with your name, address and number of people please, via email:
or drop a note with the same details into the letterbox at one of the addresses below:
27 Havelock Road, 74 Outram Road, 44 Elgin Road, or
16 Ashburton Road
We had our first every QuizNight on Friday 15th November at the Builders Arms. A very good turnout.
Winning team photo to the right !
Thanks to Ellen for organising the whole thing.
Update on the traffic situation.
The Council are proposing to consult the area on a scheme to change direction of traffic flows along H.O.M.E roads. Before Christmas, the Council were insisting on offering to consult on making Elgin, Havelock and Outram roads one way NORTHBOUND (with Ashburton Road already being northbound). This proposal was rejected outright by H.O.M.E and we are pleased that a meeting is scheduled to look at a different proposal later in January 2020.
We've had a number of meetings about this. Please click here for more details.
A very good turn out from our community (Addiscombe East and West) . For further information HERE for further information
Did you know that Croydon has many beautiful parts? Click here to see more photos from around our fabulous town.
If you have photos you would like added to the slide show, email us and request that Norman added your photos to the show (please note that we reserve the right not to add them, but this is unlikely)
Community planted lots of bulbs, so we look forwards to seeing some lovely flowers appear in the Spring.
H.O.M.E in Bloom 2019
CONGRATULATIONS to our winners 2019.
Ellen Forrester, 6 Havelock Road - Best Wildlife Garden
Mrs Davies, 17 Outram Road - Best Front Boundary Planting
Trevor Wood, 62 Bolney Grange - Best Traditional Garden
Photos will be added soon
It was hard to choose between about 40 nominations, but please visit the gardens, and if ou see the gardeners, ask them for tips! Idea for next year: why not adopt a garden near you that could do with some TLC? Perhaps the owner would appreciate borrowing your lawn mower or spade. Why not ask? Another helpful job to do is to pick up litter. If it has one, use the road's litter bin (as at 6 Havelock Road). Or join in the bi-monthly clean ups where pick-up sticks, gloves and bags are provided by the Council - and meet some neighbours!
Join The Cleanup Gang
Every odd month, (Jan, March, May etc)
on the fourth Sunday, 11am to 1pm.
Meet outside #4 Wavell Court, Elgin Road, (opposite Elgin Nursery).
Thank you to Tim for organising these events, the equipment from the council and for the tea afterwards.
Any questions contact Tim on 07528 570 058
H.O.M.E in action with other RAs
H.O.M.E, together with the other 14 residents' associations in the Addiscombe Planning Group and Shirley Forum, has sent a letter to Jo Negrini, Croydon Council Chief Executive, to request a meeting with her and TFL.
This is in response to there being considerable concerns regarding the impact and implications of future development in Central Croydon on traffic in the area covered by residents’ associations represented within our two Planning Forums which are listed at the end of the letter - to view the letter please click here.