A council initiative has prevented homelessness for almost 50 families and avoided the £275,000 cost of putting them in emergency housing by matching them with responsible private landlords, say Croydon. The council set up Croydon Lettings last summer to "improve the long-term prospects of tenancies in the private rented sector by working more closely with … Continue reading ALMOST 50 FAMILIES SAVED FROM HOMELESSNESS BY NEW INITIATIVE SAY CROYDON COUNCIL
In a landmark case under Modern Slavery legislation, three gang members from London have been sentenced to more than 12 years’ imprisonment for human trafficking offences after they used young and vulnerable people from south London to transport and sell drugs in Hampshire. All three men were also given 15-year-long Slavery and Trafficking Prevention Orders (STPO), which … Continue reading GANG MEMBERS GIVEN SLAVERY AND TRAFFICKING PREVENTION ORDERS (once they have served jail sentences)
Hook and Son have just received the news that they will be able to sell their raw milk again soon, once a few formalities are sorted out. Their tenacity and hard work have finally paid off. We’re so happy to welcome Claraflora back to the market. She grows all her own flowers just outside Croydon and has … Continue reading FOOD MARKET TOMORROW!
Please check the website http://www.horniman.ac.uk for updates. Exhibitions and Displays Brick Wonders Until Sunday 27 October Discover amazing wonders from around the world made entirely from LEGO® bricks. From an ancient Egyptian pyramid to Old London Bridge, and from the natural wonder of a coral reef to the modern marvel of the international space station, … Continue reading HORNIMAN MUSEUM AND GARDENS LISTINGS JUNE TO SEPTEMBER 2019: Including a minibeast safari, online tea trail and a bat walk for adults
The 'Great Estates' programme - described as "a new way of thinking about, talking about and making decisions about council estates in the borough" - has been launched by Southwark council. Local residents can now make suggestions for small improvements they would like to work with the council to deliver on their estates, with almost … Continue reading COUNCIL LAUNCHES ‘GREAT ESTATES’ PROGRAMME – “NEW WAY FOR RESIDENTS TO IMPROVE THE LOOK AND FEEL OF THEIR ESTATES”
From left; Economic Development Manager (Business Growth) Carol Squires; Director of Economic Growth Emma Lindsell and cabinet member for Economy and Jobs Cllr Manju Shahul-Hameed collecting the Best All-Round Small Business Friendly Borough award at the Small Business Friendly Borough Awards. Photo: London Councils The support they have offered to get hundreds of residents into … Continue reading CROYDON AWARDED ‘BEST SMALL BUSINESS-FRIENDLY BOROUGH’ IN CAPITAL
CPIFF Presents an Outdoor Screening of: 'O Brother, Where Art Thou?' for Crystal Palace Festival Thurs 20th June at Cooper's Yard, SE19 1TN BUY TICKETS HERE! Crystal Palace International Film Festival presents the Coen brothers classic! An outdoor screening of 'O Brother, Where Art Thou?' with bar, 'hooch' and snacks on sale. Bar opens 8PM, … Continue reading COOPERS YARD SCREENING OF ‘O BROTHER, WHERE ART THOU?’
The privatised approach to rehabilitation in prisons has left a system is disarray and which will ultimately end up costing the Government £467 million more than originally planned following bail-outs and cancelled contracts, MP Ellie Reeves has told a House of Commons debate. "This money could have been put towards better prison conditions and improved … Continue reading FLAWED PRISON SYSTEM WILL COST GOVERNMENT £467 MILLION MORE THAN ORIGINALLY PLANNED – MP
IMPRISONMENT FOR PUBLIC PROTECTION Ellie Reeves Labour, Lewisham West and Penge The latest figures show that there are still nearly 2,500 prisoners serving IPP sentences. These sentences often have punitive recall conditions, which means that people might be returned to prison for fairly minor breaches of their licence conditions, resulting in many prisoners serving well beyond their … Continue reading MP ELLIE REEVES: Questions in the House on: Imprisonment for Public Protection / Terminally ill constituent who DWP found ‘fit for work’ / exclusions and isolation rooms in schools / opioid drugs / Windrush scandal – and a climate change question for Jeremy Corbyn!
MP Ellie Reeves has recalled some of her schooldays during a funding debate in the House of Commons: As the daughter of two teachers, I remember the 1980s and ’90s as a time of chronic underfunding in our schools. There were not enough books to go around, and lessons were held in crumbling classrooms and … Continue reading “It often felt like the Government and the local authority had no aspiration for the girls at my south-east London comprehensive” – MP recalls her schooldays during funding debate