Croydon budget gap widens to £42.9 million for 2023-24

Croydon council's projected budget gap for the 2023-24 financial year has widened from £27.4 million to £42.9 million, a shock report to next week's cabinet meeting says. And the budget gap for 2024-25 has risen from a further £8.7 million to a further £15.7 million "based on current known pressures", the report adds. "The council … Continue reading Croydon budget gap widens to £42.9 million for 2023-24

Blocked-off roads – TfL figures for cycling in London boroughs: ZERO per cent in Croydon, THREE per cent in Lambeth…

IN LEWISHAM ONLY ONE PER CENT CYCLE IN SOUTHWARK ONLY FOUR PER CENT CYCLE  21 LONDON BOROUGHS HAVE ZERO OR ONE PER CENT CYCLISTS It started with a graph - the one above - which shows the massive numbers of people walking and cycling in London boroughs...well, supposedly.  The graph shows combined figures of: SIXTY … Continue reading Blocked-off roads – TfL figures for cycling in London boroughs: ZERO per cent in Croydon, THREE per cent in Lambeth…

Carbon emissions from construction: New Parliamentary report calls for significant and rapid reduction if Government is to meet net zero goals

"The UK built environment is responsible for approximately 25 per cent of total UK greenhouse gas emissions" - Parliamentary committee ******************************************** Carbon emissions associated with construction must be significantly and rapidly reduced if the Government is to meet its net zero goals, says a report by the House of Commons environmental audit committee. The report … Continue reading Carbon emissions from construction: New Parliamentary report calls for significant and rapid reduction if Government is to meet net zero goals

Community / Arts: Family ‘rave’ at the Horniman…

Horniman Museum and Gardens 100 London Road,  Forest Hill SE23 3PQ  July and August 2022 Listings  Opening hours The Horniman Museum is open daily, 10am to 5.30pm. Visitors no longer need a ticket to enter the Museum. Thank you for continuing to wear a mask or face-covering if you can. To visit the Cats and … Continue reading Community / Arts: Family ‘rave’ at the Horniman…

Community: Lambeth libraries in July

Library Services for July Welcome to the Lambeth Libraries Children and Young People’s Readers and Writers Festival 2022. We have a bumper programme of events and activities in July. Gadgeteers Summer Reading Challenge Join our intrepid Gadgeteers on an adventure this summer with this years’ summer reading challenge for children aged 4 to 12. Under 4s can … Continue reading Community: Lambeth libraries in July

Community: Firefighters advice after 40 homes saved in Norbury blaze…More than 200 refugees welcomed to Lewisham through Homes for Ukraine scheme…

Firefighters have issued tips on grass fires after 40 homes in Turle Road, Norbury were saved in a blaze which saw seven hectares of wasteland, shrubs and school playing fields alight: Firefighters' top tips on grass fires: Avoid having barbecues in parks, public spaces and balconies. Clear away bottles, glasses and any broken glass to avoid … Continue reading Community: Firefighters advice after 40 homes saved in Norbury blaze…More than 200 refugees welcomed to Lewisham through Homes for Ukraine scheme…

Community Payback: MP slams scheme in Commons

"Despite the Prime Minister’s delusions, crime is up a fifth and rising, and police numbers are still thousands short of what they were before the Conservatives reduced the number, leaving the police less able to stop the antisocial behaviour that is blighting our communities" - Ellie Reeves. ******************************************* MP Ellie Reeves has slammed the Government's … Continue reading Community Payback: MP slams scheme in Commons

Community: MP quizzes minister on prison reforms

MP Ellie Reeves has quizzed ministers on a variety of prison reforms in written Commons questions: Ellie Reeves Shadow Minister (Justice) To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, if he will increase the current entitlement of prisoners to make video calls. Victoria Atkins The Minister of State, Ministry of Justice We remain committed in continuing to offer … Continue reading Community: MP quizzes minister on prison reforms

It’s the Fiver Fest! – loads of £5 offers in participating shops from Saturday (July 2nd) to July 16th

Dear Shop SE19 friends, July is on the way and that means a change in rhythm for Crystal Palace. More visitors and more events in the park As ever, at ShopSE19 we are putting our focus on our high streets. We’re getting involved in Fiver Fest for the first time this July, which launches this … Continue reading It’s the Fiver Fest! – loads of £5 offers in participating shops from Saturday (July 2nd) to July 16th

Quotes of the week on social media: On Ofwat, on burglaries, on noisy protest…

Feargal Sharkey @Feargal_Sharkey · Jun 28 So @Ofwat has announced that it has opened a case against @SouthernWater That makes six of the nine English water companies under investigation for "widespread and serious non-compliance". Makes you wonder what the regulator has been doing all these years. ********************************** Support the RMT @RickyDHale 19h If you are … Continue reading Quotes of the week on social media: On Ofwat, on burglaries, on noisy protest…