QUEENS HOTEL PLANS THROWN OUT

QUEENS HOTEL PLANS THROWN OUT Plans to redevelop much of the Queens hotel on Church Road, Crystal Palace were thrown out committee last night (Thursday). Officers had recommended approval of revised plans for the historic building but the application was refused on a majority vote. Fitzroy Wakefield Action Group told News From Crystal Palace: "Residents … Continue reading QUEENS HOTEL PLANS THROWN OUT

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ALMOST 5,500 SIGN PETITION TO SAVE THE CINEMA MUSEUM IN JUST TWO DAYS

ALMOST 5,500 SIGN PETITION TO SAVE THE CINEMA MUSEUM IN JUST TWO DAYS Almost 5,500 people have signed a petition to save the Cinema Museum in Kennington - with almost 1,000 adding their signatures since this story was first drafted mid-afternoon today. The campaign has already attracted potential support from TV chat show host Jonathan … Continue reading ALMOST 5,500 SIGN PETITION TO SAVE THE CINEMA MUSEUM IN JUST TWO DAYS

“Storm Brian? Who? Pah – as though a bit of a breeze is going to put us off” – Food Market’s Open!!!!

"Storm Brian? Who? Pah – as though a bit of a breeze is going to put us off" - Food Market's Open!!!! Don't worry - we will be open.  High winds are forecast from Storm Brian so we will be trading out of vans and cars - all the farmers will be here & you … Continue reading “Storm Brian? Who? Pah – as though a bit of a breeze is going to put us off” – Food Market’s Open!!!!

QUEENS HOTEL PLANS SET TO GET THE GO-AHEAD

QUEENS HOTEL PLANS SET TO GET THE GO-AHEAD   Revised plans for the historic Queens hotel on Church Road are set to get the go-ahead at a Croydon council planning committee meeting tomorrow night (Thursday). An officers report to the committee recommends permission for the plans which include demolition of existing buildings to the centre … Continue reading QUEENS HOTEL PLANS SET TO GET THE GO-AHEAD

QUEENS HOTEL – PROPOSAL WOULD MEAN 196 EXTRA ROOMS

QUEENS HOTEL - PROPOSAL WOULD MEAN 196 EXTRA ROOMS Other points from the report: Objections include: Townscape Three times above the density guide recommended for a comparable residential scheme Recladding must be fireproof Neighbour amenity Overshadowing and loss of daylight / Noise and disturbance / Diminish the ambience of the Regency Garden / Visual intrusion; … Continue reading QUEENS HOTEL – PROPOSAL WOULD MEAN 196 EXTRA ROOMS

TWO TAKEN TO HOSPITAL AFTER TRIANGLE SHOP FIRE

TWO TAKEN TO HOSPITAL AFTER TRIANGLE SHOP FIRE   Six fire engines and 35 firefighters and officers were called to a fire in a small shop on Westow Hill in Upper Norwood this morning (Wednesday). The fire damaged around half of the shop - which is between Palace Kebab and the former Lloyds bank branch. … Continue reading TWO TAKEN TO HOSPITAL AFTER TRIANGLE SHOP FIRE

COUNCIL SLAMMED OVER £3 MILLION PUBLIC RELATIONS SPREE – “Money would pay for Carnegie and Minet libraries bills three times over” – councillor

COUNCIL SLAMMED OVER £3 MILLION PUBLIC RELATIONS SPREE - "Money would pay for Carnegie and Minet libraries bills three times over" - councillor Green party Cllr Scott Ainslie has criticised Lambeth council’s decision to spend £3 million on their internal PR agency Lambeth Communications calling their decision “shocking” and “a slap in the face for … Continue reading COUNCIL SLAMMED OVER £3 MILLION PUBLIC RELATIONS SPREE – “Money would pay for Carnegie and Minet libraries bills three times over” – councillor

PEOPLE’S AUDIT LAMBETH STILL LOOKING FOR ANSWERS

Lambeth Peoples Audit meet the minister: Pictured (from left) with Marcus Jones MP, Parliamentary Under Secretary of State (Minister for Local Government) are  Michael J Keane; (Mr Jones); Gerlinde Gniewosz; Simon Morrow; Kate Hoey, Labour MP for Vauxhall; and Pete Elliott, Lambeth Green party. Simon Morrow told News From Crystal Palace: "It is very telling that … Continue reading PEOPLE’S AUDIT LAMBETH STILL LOOKING FOR ANSWERS

MANY QUESTIONS STILL UNANSWERED IN LAMBETH’S REPLIES SAY PEOPLES AUDIT

MANY QUESTIONS STILL UNANSWERED IN LAMBETH'S REPLIES SAY PEOPLES AUDIT Among the issues which Lambeth council have addressed - and which Peoples Audit Lambeth have responded to - are: Appearance of price fixing The Peoples’ Audit found indications of possible price fixing between some contractors. In one instance all four tenderers on a £1.3m project … Continue reading MANY QUESTIONS STILL UNANSWERED IN LAMBETH’S REPLIES SAY PEOPLES AUDIT

“NO PROGRESS ON FINANCE PROBLEMS UNTIL LAMBETH ADMIT THERE IS ONE” – PEOPLE’S AUDIT   

"NO PROGRESS ON FINANCE PROBLEMS UNTIL LAMBETH ADMIT THERE IS ONE" - PEOPLE'S AUDIT    There will be no progress in sorting out Lambeth's finance problems until the council admit there IS a problem, say People's Audit Lambeth. In their latest hard-hitting report they say: "No amount of PR spin can obscure the facts." Lambeth’s … Continue reading “NO PROGRESS ON FINANCE PROBLEMS UNTIL LAMBETH ADMIT THERE IS ONE” – PEOPLE’S AUDIT