Blocked-off roads: Open Our Roads protest details announced – “We will be standing as still as the traffic on Church Road.”

Organisers of this coming Sunday's Open Our Roads protest planned for Church Road (2pm to 3pm) have announced safety first details of the event: This will be a Covid-safe "idling" protest with no marching. Instead we will be standing as still as the traffic on Church Road. We will have markers on the ground, spaced … Continue reading Blocked-off roads: Open Our Roads protest details announced – “We will be standing as still as the traffic on Church Road.”

Blocked-off roads: Labour-controlled London council scraps two ‘Quiet Streets’ schemes

"The overwhelming response has been to ask us to reverse the changes, and we are listening" - Redbridge council leader **************************************************************************************************** A Labour-controlled London council has scrapped two 'Quiet Streets' schemes after opposition from residents. The leader of Redbridge council - whose area includes Barkingside, Ilford and Woodford Town - announcing the moves, said: "We … Continue reading Blocked-off roads: Labour-controlled London council scraps two ‘Quiet Streets’ schemes

No Remembrance Day service at Westow Street War Memorial this year

Lest we forget. It is deep with regret there will be no Remembrance Sunday ceremony at the Westow Street War Memorial, on 8th November. This is due to crowding risks and the essential need to maintain Covid19 safety. St Johns (SE19) are planning to perform a Remembrance Sunday Service on 8th November. St Johns is … Continue reading No Remembrance Day service at Westow Street War Memorial this year

South London Theatre Centre – still open for business!

Opens Tuesday 27 October From South London theatre centre: We were delighted with the positive reactions we received to The Bet, the first play in our new, somewhat different season, and now we're looking forward in aniticpation to Bombshells, directed by Jess Osorio (see her Director's Preview below). Four women balance their inner and outer lives with … Continue reading South London Theatre Centre – still open for business!

Opinion: Time for Tories to wake up and smell the cooking

One wonders how quickly it will sink in at Conservative party HQ that they have got it totally and utterly wrong over free school meals this half term. Four local restaurants in Upper Norwood are donating free school meals this half term.* That's just the tip of a huge iceberg. Joe Freeman @JosephFreeman who posted an … Continue reading Opinion: Time for Tories to wake up and smell the cooking

EASTERN CUISINE (35 meals donated by customers in just one night), JOANNA’S RESTAURANT, BROWN AND GREEN CAFES JOIN MARCUS’S ARMY (and just ask for The Rashford One at 400 RABBITS!)

Eastern Cuisine have joined Marcus's Army. The Thai and Indian takeaway restaurant on Gipsy Hill are giving a free meal to any child of school age during the October half term. In posts on Twitter they say: We will always support our #community. A free meal will be freshly cooked for any child of school … Continue reading EASTERN CUISINE (35 meals donated by customers in just one night), JOANNA’S RESTAURANT, BROWN AND GREEN CAFES JOIN MARCUS’S ARMY (and just ask for The Rashford One at 400 RABBITS!)

MP ticks off council on free school meals: “Not good enough Bromley. “Not nearly good enough.”

Lewisham West and Penge MP Ellie Reeves (Lab) has ticked off Bromley in a very brief Twitter post after the council issued a press release* yesterday (Sunday) headlined: "Support for vulnerable children and families all year round." @elliereeves the MP Tweeted:  "Not good enough Bromley. Not nearly good enough." News From Crystal Palace notes that … Continue reading MP ticks off council on free school meals: “Not good enough Bromley. “Not nearly good enough.”

Sydenham Arts at the Ignition gallery

INSPIRING ART AT IGNITION Ignition Brewery and Sydenham Arts are bringing some inspiring art to the local community! Starting this Thursday 22 October, we'll be collaborating to bring you work from incredibly talented artists every month in the Ignition Gallery, co-curated by Ignition and Sydenham Arts Artists Trail Team. We share a passion for showcasing exceptional … Continue reading Sydenham Arts at the Ignition gallery

East Croydon station stabbing: Teenager gets life in jail – police thank witnesses

A 17-year-old has been sentenced to life imprisonment for murdering Louis Johnson at East Croydon station on January 27th. He was sentenced at the Old Bailey after being found guilty following a two-week trial, and will serve a minimum sentence of 16 years. Louis Johnson, was travelling through East Croydon station with a friend shortly … Continue reading East Croydon station stabbing: Teenager gets life in jail – police thank witnesses

Appeal to find man wanted for a murder in Albania – accused has Croydon connections

[WANTED: Arjanit Kondi has links to the Battersea, South Kensington and Croydon areas, say the Met] Police are appealing for information to trace a man who is wanted for a murder in Albania. Arjanit Kondi, also known as Arjanit Kondaj, 41, was accused of shooting and killing a man, and injuring three others, on 20 … Continue reading Appeal to find man wanted for a murder in Albania – accused has Croydon connections