OPEN HOUSE THIS WEEKEND – Visit Crystal Palace Subway, Crystal Palace Museum, Crystal Palace Bowl, 1a Woodland Road – or travel to Beckenham and follow in Ziggy’s footsteps….

Open House London is the world’s largest architecture festival, giving free public access to 800+ buildings, walks, talks and tours over the weekend of 21 and 22 September. Visiting London’s best buildings To plan your visit by borough, by theme, by architectural style, by period, please see the Open City website or download the app … Continue reading OPEN HOUSE THIS WEEKEND – Visit Crystal Palace Subway, Crystal Palace Museum, Crystal Palace Bowl, 1a Woodland Road – or travel to Beckenham and follow in Ziggy’s footsteps….

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French delicatessen products,Italian pastas and sauces, organic Scotch Bonnets and Sardinian food: It’s Crystal Palace food market with European flavours – and much. much more!

Lunch Lunch – Zongo Ghanaian street food from local brother and sister team. Vegan lunch – Return to Shashamane Lunch & deli – Comfort & Joy Hot tasty wraps, salads and those famous scotch eggs plus takeaways – curries, lasagne and more.  Great picnic food to take away. Visiting stalls French deli stall – Le … Continue reading French delicatessen products,Italian pastas and sauces, organic Scotch Bonnets and Sardinian food: It’s Crystal Palace food market with European flavours – and much. much more!

CAR FREE DAY: SOUTH VALE AND ORLEANS ROAD BOTH CLOSED ON SUNDAY

Sunday 22 September is Car Free Day with closed roads all over London. Please plan ahead with Car Free Day Information Nine different Play Streets, including South Vale and Orleans Road, will take place across Croydon to mark the worldwide celebration. The Play Streets and School Play Streets see sections of roads temporarily closed to … Continue reading CAR FREE DAY: SOUTH VALE AND ORLEANS ROAD BOTH CLOSED ON SUNDAY

POLICE WARNING ON TOMORROW’S CLIMATE STRIKE

The Met will be imposing conditions upon the Global Strike Youth 4 Climate protests taking place in London tomorrow (Friday, 20 September).  In order to impose this condition, the Met required evidence that the procession may result in serious disruption to communities in London. Latest intelligence reports suggest that such serious disruption is an objective … Continue reading POLICE WARNING ON TOMORROW’S CLIMATE STRIKE

MAJOR POLICE OPERATION IN SOUTH NORWOOD – seven High Street premises raided, public meeting tonight (Thursday)

Twenty five people have been arrested during early morning warrants in South London targeting those believed to be involved in gang activity, drug supply and violence, say the Metropolitan Police. Warrants were served at seven commercial premises along South Norwood High Street yesterday (Wednesday). In South Norwood local police supported by pan-Metropolitan Police units, carried … Continue reading MAJOR POLICE OPERATION IN SOUTH NORWOOD – seven High Street premises raided, public meeting tonight (Thursday)

HOUSING AND HOMELESSNESS IN BROMLEY 2019: Around 6,000 households in the borough in rent arrears; Landlords less willing to accept tenants on Universal Credit; private rents unaffordable to many households on low income SAYS SHOCK COUNCIL REPORT

Radical changes to their housing strategy are being proposed by Bromley's Conservative-controlled council.  In a ground-breaking 'consultation' document on future strategy they say: private rents are unaffordable to many households on a low income, even if they receive the maximum possible welfare benefits. housing association rents have also increased meaning more homes which had previously … Continue reading HOUSING AND HOMELESSNESS IN BROMLEY 2019: Around 6,000 households in the borough in rent arrears; Landlords less willing to accept tenants on Universal Credit; private rents unaffordable to many households on low income SAYS SHOCK COUNCIL REPORT

HOUSING IN BROMLEY: FUTURE SOLUTIONS – Lobby Government to raise local housing allowances; keyworkers to be let percentage of homes; (strategy report – Two)

Radical changes to Bromley council's housing strategy are being proposed. A 'consultation' document on future strategy published by the Conservative-controlled council lists current actions and proposed solutions and current actions. A wide-ranging list of proposed solutions - and actions which Bromley have already taken - include: Lobbying government to raise the Local Housing Allowance for … Continue reading HOUSING IN BROMLEY: FUTURE SOLUTIONS – Lobby Government to raise local housing allowances; keyworkers to be let percentage of homes; (strategy report – Two)

HOMELESSNESS IN BROMLEY: Many people do not perceive there is an issue, says report. Hidden homeless include sofa surfers. Major campaign planned to raise awareness / reduce stereotyped view (Housing strategy – Three)

Many people do not perceive there is an issue with homelessness in Bromley, says the report The perception of what constitutes a homeless household in Bromley is poor. Many members of the public confuse homelessness with street sleeping and do not perceive there is an issue. There is a widely held belief that homeless people … Continue reading HOMELESSNESS IN BROMLEY: Many people do not perceive there is an issue, says report. Hidden homeless include sofa surfers. Major campaign planned to raise awareness / reduce stereotyped view (Housing strategy – Three)

BROMLEY TO GET TOUGH WITH DEVELOPERS ON AFFORDABLE HOUSING (Bromley housing strategy – four)

Housing officers in  Bromley will be expected to "robustly challenge" viability assessments put forward by developers who claim they cannot put affordable housing into any of their schemes, says the report. Bromley's Local Plan stipulates that, in schemes of over 11 units, or where the residential floor space is more than 1000 square metres, 35pc … Continue reading BROMLEY TO GET TOUGH WITH DEVELOPERS ON AFFORDABLE HOUSING (Bromley housing strategy – four)

BROMLEY HOUSING: SUPPORTING THE VULNERABLE: Some older people regard asking for help as shameful. One person in severe difficulty refused a food voucher, saying he ‘would rather starve’ (Bromley housing strategy – Five)

Bromley has an ageing population. Many older people are living alone – in 2015, the number of people aged over 75 and living alone in the borough was estimated at over 13,500, and this is predicted to rise to 19,000 by 2030. The report highlights the diminishing amount of housing suitable - and available - … Continue reading BROMLEY HOUSING: SUPPORTING THE VULNERABLE: Some older people regard asking for help as shameful. One person in severe difficulty refused a food voucher, saying he ‘would rather starve’ (Bromley housing strategy – Five)