UNIVERSAL CREDIT AN “UNMITIGATED DISASTER” IN CROYDON – MP STEVE REED TELLS COMMONS

Universal credit is an unmitigated disaster for hundreds of the most vulnerable people in Croydon North, MP Steve Reed has told the House of Commons. He warned that if the roll-out continues before the system is fixed, those hundreds will become thousands. "People just cannot cope. "What kind of system penalises the poor, and forces … Continue reading UNIVERSAL CREDIT AN “UNMITIGATED DISASTER” IN CROYDON – MP STEVE REED TELLS COMMONS

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UNIVERSAL CREDIT:  CROYDON COUNCIL SPEND £3 MILLION TO STOP EVICTIONS

Croydon council has had to spend £3 million so far to stop people from being evicted because of late rent payments, Mr Reed told the House. According to my council’s figures, a tenant on housing benefit—the legacy system—had an average rent account that was £42 in credit. Under universal credit, a tenant has an average … Continue reading UNIVERSAL CREDIT:  CROYDON COUNCIL SPEND £3 MILLION TO STOP EVICTIONS

LAMBETHWATCH: THE GOOD, THE BAD AND THE UNINVITED…..

Defend the Ten Tweeted: Council election countdown wk 24 & we have Amanda, Gwendolyn (12) & Griff (8). Amanda's eldest son (not shown) is 10 & has autism; she says of @CarnegieLib "closing this library was a criminal act - we have felt it's closure deeply. Closing @CarnegieLib has significantly affected all the people featured … Continue reading LAMBETHWATCH: THE GOOD, THE BAD AND THE UNINVITED…..

FOOD MARKET’S GOT TALENT!

We are really happy to welcome some new local talent this Saturday. Terra Ferment makes natural lacto ferments such as kimchi and sauerkraut in South Norwood.   Sesame City makes tahini based products in Thicket Road, and GoDo NaturalMarzena makes 100 per cent natural cosmetics in kraft paper packaging, all handmade in Crystal Palace. We … Continue reading FOOD MARKET’S GOT TALENT!

IMPORTANT MESSAGE FROM THE PICTURE PALACE CAMPAIGN

Queens Hotel 18 October 2009 We are writing to update you about important developments that mark a critical milestone in our eight-year campaign to secure a professionally run, fully operational cinema at 25 Church Road - our town centre’s only large, dedicated D2 entertainment venue. These developments also mark a potential turning point in the … Continue reading IMPORTANT MESSAGE FROM THE PICTURE PALACE CAMPAIGN

REMEMBRANCE DAY UPPER NORWOOD

Around 200 people attended this year's Upper Norwood's Remembrance Day at the War Memorial on Westow Street. Two councillors who are former mayors - Cllr Pat Ryan (Upper Norwood) and Wayne Trakas-Lawlor (South Norwood) represented the borough of Croydon. Steve Reed MP represented Croydon North. Cllr Angela Wilkins (Crystal Palace ward) represented the London borough … Continue reading REMEMBRANCE DAY UPPER NORWOOD

MP SPEAKS OF HER LONELINESS AFTER BECOMING A MUM

MP Ellie Reeves has spoken of the loneliness she suffered after becoming a mum. The Labour MP for Lewisham West and Penge told fellow MPs in a Westminster Hall debate: "I now know that I was not alone in feeling lonely after having my son almost three years ago. "Recent research from Action for Children … Continue reading MP SPEAKS OF HER LONELINESS AFTER BECOMING A MUM

SUBLIME STRUCTURES AT CRYSTAL PALACE PARK

A new project called 'Sublime Structures at Crystal Palace Park' is set to enable local young people and families to discover and celebrate the extraordinary legacy of design and engineering innovation found within the park. Organisers Our Hut say: "Through primary and secondary school workshops and family days, we will be investigating a mixture of … Continue reading SUBLIME STRUCTURES AT CRYSTAL PALACE PARK

SENI’S LAW: MP STEVE REED’S MENTAL HEALTH BILL GETS SECOND READING IN COMMONS “Coroner warned that that future deaths will occur unless action is taken – that action is this bill”

MPs from all parties have backed the second reading of Steve Reed's mental health units (use of force) bill - known as Seni's Law - in a Commons vote. Seni Lewis died at Bethlem Royal hospital after 11 police officers took it in turns to hold him face down on the floor for a total … Continue reading SENI’S LAW: MP STEVE REED’S MENTAL HEALTH BILL GETS SECOND READING IN COMMONS “Coroner warned that that future deaths will occur unless action is taken – that action is this bill”

SENI’S LAW – THE DEBATE

SENI'S LAW: The following is a précis of the debate: Mental Health Units (Use of Force) Bill – in the House of Commons at 12:00 am on 3rd November 2017. Steve Reed Shadow Minister (Digital, Culture, Media and Sport) (Civil Society) 9:52 pm, 3rd November 2017 I beg to move, That the Bill be now … Continue reading SENI’S LAW – THE DEBATE