SHOE REPAIR SHOP FIRE ON WESTOW HILL: No-one injured – “Crews are likely to be on scene into the evening damping down” say LFB

Eight LFB engines and around 60 firefighters attended a fire at the shoe repair and key cutting shop on Westow Hill just across the road from Upper Norwood library early this afternoon (Friday). Firefighters remain at the scene of the #CrystalPalace fire. There are local road closures in place and motorists are advised to avoid … Continue reading SHOE REPAIR SHOP FIRE ON WESTOW HILL: No-one injured – “Crews are likely to be on scene into the evening damping down” say LFB

Bedwardine Road plans: Brick by Brick plans scrapped? Council “assessing future options for the site”

Brick by Brick proposals to build three new blocks of homes on Bedwardine Road appear to have been quietly scrapped. A Croydon council planning committee gave Brick by Brick permission to build infill homes on the Westow park side of Bedwardine Road back in September 2019.** In the wake of Croydon council publishing a list … Continue reading Bedwardine Road plans: Brick by Brick plans scrapped? Council “assessing future options for the site”

Ask for ID say council – after residents complain on social media over bailiffs visits

Croydon council are urging residents to be vigilant and asking them to see official identification after complaints on social media of visits from bailiffs. News From Crystal Palace contacted Croydon council after a post on social media which asked: Has anyone in Croydon been hit with a ten year old council tax bill that’s just … Continue reading Ask for ID say council – after residents complain on social media over bailiffs visits

Food market – Jars of all sorts in the Store Cupboard – and jars wanted in the Walkthrough please

In the Store Cupboard: Anne with mangoes Saturday 25 September 10-3pm Haynes Lane off Westow Street SE19 COVID INFORMATION Individual stall queues Each stall has its own socially distanced queue, managed by on-site stewards, so please observe them. Are there public toilets on site? Sorry, not at this time. Can I get a coffee? Yes, Antenna … Continue reading Food market – Jars of all sorts in the Store Cupboard – and jars wanted in the Walkthrough please

Council news: Labour conference…and unanswered questions in Lambeth and Southwark

Labour Party Annual Conference 2021 The Labour Party will be holding its annual Conference in Brighton, from Saturday 25 September to Wednesday 29 September 2021..... MEANWHILE, ON THE COTTON GARDENS ESTATE... Concerned Resident of Cotton Gardens @ConcernedResie Sep 17 In depth depiction of the experience of a resident on #CottonGardensEstate trying to get @lambeth_council to fulfil their responsibilities as landlord. #SocialHousing #SurvivingSqualor #TenantsRights #WeAreIgnored … Continue reading Council news: Labour conference…and unanswered questions in Lambeth and Southwark

Princess Alexandra opens new CARE centre at St Christopher’s hospice (and you can visit tomorrow afternoon)

HRH Princess Alexandra opened the new Centre for Awareness and Response at End of Life at St Christopher's hospice, Sydenham  (known as St Christopher’s CARE) yesterday.  The Princess joined trustees, supporters and donors who have made the creation of St Christopher’s CARE possible, unveiling a plaque on the roof terrace of the centre and enjoying … Continue reading Princess Alexandra opens new CARE centre at St Christopher’s hospice (and you can visit tomorrow afternoon)

Are festivals the future for Crystal Palace park? Community Association seek YOUR views

A questionnaire asking people for their views on holding festivals in Crystal Palace park has been launched by the CPCA (Crystal Palace Community Association. "No-one can have failed to notice the impact of the South Facing and Wireless Festivals on the Park this summer" say the CPCA. "The Wireless event caused major disruption across the … Continue reading Are festivals the future for Crystal Palace park? Community Association seek YOUR views

Coming soon to Crystal Palace park: Lightopia

Crystal Palace park will be lit up this winter as the Lightopia festival comes to town. Organisers say: "The never-before-seen illuminated trail will feature stunning, multi-sensory interactive lights and lantern installations, creating a winter wonderland bursting with colour, making this a spectacular addition for all the family for this festive season. "Lightopia’s Palace of Light … Continue reading Coming soon to Crystal Palace park: Lightopia

Revisit Oasis Knebworth 1996 at the Everyman tonight – and discover the early days of the Sopranos

THE MANY SAINTS OF NEWARK 15 The much-anticipated feature-length prequel to the hit HBO series The Sopranos, The Many Saints of Newark features the return of several beloved characters as it looks at the formative years of the popular show’s central character: Tony Soprano. Cast: Ray Liotta, Alessandro Nivola, Vera Farmiga Director: Alan Taylor Length: 120 min Friday 24 Sep … Continue reading Revisit Oasis Knebworth 1996 at the Everyman tonight – and discover the early days of the Sopranos

It’s Great Big Green Week! Events in Lambeth

Great Big Green Week, is set to be the largest event for climate and nature ever seen in the UK, say Lambeth council. From Lambeth council: Across the week, communities and organisations up and down the country will be showcasing climate action and protection of green spaces before a major UN climate summit, known as COP26, … Continue reading It’s Great Big Green Week! Events in Lambeth