Nuclear bunker should be turned over for community use says Pete Elliott

"We are not looking to convert the space to social housing needing windows but a range of activities could be offered such as a museum - recognising the historic importance and reason for the existence of the building, art galleries and studios and other community project spaces" ****************************************************** Former Green party Cllr Pete Elliott wants … Continue reading Nuclear bunker should be turned over for community use says Pete Elliott

Crystal Palace food market: Autumn squash, Pumpkin pecan pie, wine, spiced parsnip soup…

Wine Scout Pedro (pictured right) Saturday 8 October 10am-3pm This week look out for Grow Plant Based Kitchen's sweet potato laksa pot, ClaraFlora's flowers, Crystal Moon's new palmstones, non alcoholic ginger drinks from Kyon Drinks, two tasters from The Wine Scouts, Brett & Bailey's new spiced chocolate bourbon pear cake (omg), Capo Caccia's myrtle berry salamino, and of course Frankie from Utility Warehouse - on hand to see if you … Continue reading Crystal Palace food market: Autumn squash, Pumpkin pecan pie, wine, spiced parsnip soup…

Demolition-threatened Cressingham Gardens estate makes residential awards shortlist

"32 projects have been named as finalists in the inaugural Architecture Today Awards, launched to celebrate buildings that have stood the test of time" *********************************************************** The demolition-threatened Cressingham Gardens estate on the Tulse Hill / Brockwell Park borders, has made the Architecture Today residential awards shortlist. Architecture Today say the awards "represent a cultural shift … Continue reading Demolition-threatened Cressingham Gardens estate makes residential awards shortlist

Dulwich Picture Gallery Events and exhibitions listings – October to December 2022

Exhibitions & Displays M.K. Čiurlionis: Between Worlds Until 12 March 2023 Discover Lithuania’s best loved artist. M.K. Čiurlionis: Between Worlds brings together over 100 works by the Lithuanian artist and celebrated composer Mikalojus Konstantinas Čiurlionis (1875-1911). Widely credited as Lithuania’s greatest artist, the exhibition will feature paintings and drawings created throughout his short but prolific career, … Continue reading Dulwich Picture Gallery Events and exhibitions listings – October to December 2022

Community: Five-mile blossom memorial walk being planted

One hundred white blossom trees are being planted on a five-mile walk across Lewisham over the next two years - a mix of Cherries, Crab Apples and Magnolias.   The walk will meander through six council wards and six parks providing a living memorial to Freddy, a young Lewisham man who tragically died in his … Continue reading Community: Five-mile blossom memorial walk being planted

Community: Lots of Upper Norwood Library hub events this month!

UNLH is delighted to welcome the new Hub Manager, Sub Baidya to the team Before joining UNLH, Sub enjoyed a stint at the Norwood School library, having previously worked at Greenwich Libraries for 17 years He's excited about the new challenges his role will bring at our library of possibilities! Sub in front of the Recommended Books section - UNLH … Continue reading Community: Lots of Upper Norwood Library hub events this month!

Community: Conservation day in Stambourne Woods this Sunday… Hiawatha at Fairfield… Upper Norwood rec ground meeting… Talk on the Commonwealth War Graves Commission

...Hiawatha at Fairfield Halls... The World of Samuel Coleridge-Taylor Sunday 9 October, 7.30pm | Fairfield Halls Quick: Name a choral piece! Did you say Handel's 'Messiah'? 100 years ago, many people would've said Hiawatha by Samuel Coleridge-Taylor. We're performing this forgotten hit this Sunday with Royal Choral Society and Croydon Philharmonic Choir. There's also music by Elgar … Continue reading Community: Conservation day in Stambourne Woods this Sunday… Hiawatha at Fairfield… Upper Norwood rec ground meeting… Talk on the Commonwealth War Graves Commission

Community: No need to be lonely in Bromley… Lambeth support National Hate Crime Awareness Week (October 8 to 15)… No fireworks in Southwark Park…

Bromley residents "from all walks of life" now have access to better signposting and ways to combat feeling lonely, say the council. The borough's Loneliness Champion Cllr Mike Botting says: “The pandemic made it even more difficult for those already feeling alone, so now is definitely the right time to redouble our efforts to talk … Continue reading Community: No need to be lonely in Bromley… Lambeth support National Hate Crime Awareness Week (October 8 to 15)… No fireworks in Southwark Park…

School streets may get the go-ahead – even though majority don’t want them – and some pupils face a 35 minute walk

"Given the relatively low response rate to the informal it is important that the community can inform the council of their views on the schemes in another way. "The mechanism to achieve this will be to implement the schemes as experiments and invite comments" - officers report to cabinet ***************************************************************. Ten of eleven new school … Continue reading School streets may get the go-ahead – even though majority don’t want them – and some pupils face a 35 minute walk

Penn report details leaked – council’s response

Details of the long-awaited Penn report into Croydon council have appeared in the 'Rotten Boroughs' page of this week's Private Eye magazine. The report by Richard Penn is an independent investigation into corporate management actions, organisational systems and environment in response to the Report in the Public Interest issued by Croydon council’s external auditors, Grant Thornton. … Continue reading Penn report details leaked – council’s response