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 Residents Association AGM
H.O.M.E. Residents Association AGM this Sunday, 6th September at 4 p.m. Please RSVP by calling or e-mail to confirm if you can come.
We will hold a very short and very informative meeting in the garden of 27 Havelock Road. There will be some seating but if you have a folding chair do bring it along. Not our usual with a social however it would be nice to see you. The garden is big and if the weather is good we can stay safe and have a chat about things that matter and make our neighbourhood a good place to live in.
The formal part of the AGM will be at 4.15 p.m. to 4.45 p.m.and will be available on Zoom as well for those who cannot attend for any reason. Please e-mail us for joining instructions.
All reports will be available online within a week.
If you have questions or concerns about the trees in the H.O.M.E roads, the RA committee urge you to contact the council and our councillors:
In August many trees were pollarded and on behalf of H.O.M.E RA, Mira wrote to try and prevent this work being done while the trees were in full leaf. To see Mira’s message click here.
Additionally Mira wrote to Director of Public Realm, Steve Iles regarding trees. To see this message click here.
H.O.M.E RA committee has always worked to make the roads greener and healthier asking the council for more trees. The effort has paid off and in 2018 ten new tree places were put into Elgin Road. In 2020 we expect nine replacement trees in Havelock Road.
Traffic Matters - VIP meeting
We have fixed a zoom meeting on Tuesday 21st July, 6:30pm with the chair of the Traffic Management Advisory Committee, our Councillors, our MP Sarah Jones and senior council officers in charge of Public Realm and Highways.
If who wish to attend please let me know. Any important input to the agenda or questions to ask please email firstname.lastname@example.org or
call me on 020 8654 6437
Meanwhile, for your interest, at the council meeting of 10th July, Councillor Stuart King, who will be attending on Tuesday, speaks of low traffic initiatives. To listen to a recording click here.
On some weekend days* starting with Saturday 21st June Elgin Road will be closed to traffic from 2pm to 4pm and will become our Exercise Street.
For more information and pictures from this and other H.O.M.E events click here.
The future dates will be advertised on Facebook Elgin Road Marvels here.
You can find more details in the promotional flyer here.
*We may switch the event to Saturday/Sunday if rain threatens. You will find updates on the Facebook here.
A low traffic environment
Since the changes in 2017 to the traffic flow in our neighbouring roads, H.O.M.E roads have suffered from increased traffic and a group of residents have worked hard in getting the Council to take action to make our roads less busy, noisy and polluted. For the a fresh update on this continued action click here.
Meanwhile while COVID-19 may make public transport less attractive we are looking for schemes which are possible and which would promote our well being and bring back the previous low traffic environment. For some ideas click here.
HOME in Bloom is going virtual
As a sign of the times, our 7th H.O.M.E in Bloom will be going ahead at a distance. Nothing will stop us from sharing our delight in nature. We ask our residents to send us photos of their beautiful blooms, edible or otherwise, with which we'll create a photo gallery for all to enjoy.
Attach five photos to an email to by August 31st.
To see the gallery click here.
Lovely message of appreciation
The H.O.M.E committee much appreciate your appreciation.
For more on Addiscombe Triangle click here.
For local coronavirus information scroll down.
Dear Home Members
We just wanted to thank the HOME members for the lovely display of flowers on the green at the bottom of Ashburton Road.
At this time with the shops closed and everyone staying at home, and even unable to buy flowers at the florist or supermarket it is an absolute joy to see.
We do wish you and your families all the very best and we look forward to the day when we can return to normal life.
Our very best wishes
Doreen and Ken Marriott
Croydon Voluntary Action
Croydon Voluntary Action are trying to collate information about community support for people at this difficult time. For a list of organisations offering support, contact details if you need help or how to volunteer visit the website - click here.
London Borough of Croydon Coronavirus Information
For coronavirus information and service updates from the council click here.
For an update on our local parks, green spaces and recreational areas click here.
Coronavirus Update from our MP
Sarah Jones sent a Croydon COVID-19 community mobilisation - to view and for all further updates click here.
The increase of traffic in the H.O.M.E roads due to recent changes is currently our most pressing concern. For details of the current sitation, a background to the problem and how to get involved please see the Traffic Matters pages on the website.
The Addiscombe Triangle
With money donated by our Ward Councillors, over the last couple of years members of the H.O.M.E committee have planted three ornamental fruit trees and many bulbs for the community to enjoy. Volunteers are needed to help water the trees in dry weather and care for the upkeep of the Triangle. If you can assist with this please contact Carol at
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