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.
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 latest information please 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.
Message from Rachel Flowers,
Croydon's Director of Public Health
Tuesday 5th January 2021
I'd like to ask for your help in sharing this important information with your networks. Following last night's government announcement we are now in national lockdown with immediate effect.
As you will be aware the situation in Croydon is extremely serious and as of today, there are 244 people receiving treatment at Croydon University Hospital. Our Covid-19 incidence rate is now 964.5 cases per 100,000 - higher than the London average for the first time - and I am seeing around 600 new cases every day.
The situation has escalated rapidly in the last few weeks and unless we act now, we risk more people becoming ill, our hospital becoming overwhelmed and ultimately, sadly, more loss of life.
It is vital that we all follow the national restrictions - stay at home, protect the NHS, save lives. This is the most important thing we can do to reduce transmission of the virus in our borough and keep Croydon safe.
The national lockdown means we must not leave our homes except for essential reasons which include to:
shop for basic necessities, for you or a vulnerable person
go to work, or provide voluntary or charitable services, if you cannot reasonably do so from home
exercise with your household (or support bubble) or one other person, this should be limited to once per day, and you should not travel outside your local area
meet your support bubble or childcare bubble where necessary, but only if you are legally permitted to form one
seek medical assistance or avoid injury, illness or risk of harm (including domestic abuse)
attend education or childcare - for those eligible
You can find the national restrictions in full at Please do check them and ensure you know what they mean for you.
if you must go out always remember the NHS guidance on hands, face, space. Approximately one in three people who have coronavirus have no symptoms and could be spreading it without realising, so this advice is vital.
If you have any Covid-19 symptoms you must self-isolate and get tested. Only leave your home to get a test - otherwise you are putting others at risk.
Thank you for all of your continued support
Croydon's Director of Public Health
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.
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 Elgin Road Facebook group here.
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
Suspended during the pandemic.