Lambeth Labour councillors ask for residents help to fight development plans “and seek to encourage only human scale development in our neighbourhood with affordable social rented homes aimed at local people.”

Herne Hill Labour councillors Jim Dickson and Pauline George have posted the following on social media: Our letter asking residents to join us objecting @MayorofLondon to the grossly oversized 29 storey #Metaphorm tower in #LoughboroughJunction as it conflicts with local plans on design, height/bulk/scale/massing & heritage impacts, quality of homes & local amenity for neighbours!

OPINION: Politicians are only listening to people who share their views

In the wake of the recent GLA elections, Len Duvall, leader of the Labour group on the London Assembly said: "We’ve really got to have our listening ears on going forward and regain the trust of some Londoners." And Sadiq Khan, re-elected Mayor of London, was quoted on the SW Londoner website as saying: "I … Continue reading OPINION: Politicians are only listening to people who share their views

Children’s Half-Term Camps: June

Children's Half-Term Camps - From Upper Norwood library hubLittle Brushstrokes: Around the World in Eighty DaysBudding creatives have the opportunity to discover new skills, techniques and learn about famous individuals and their work as they spend the holidays having fun, creating and exploring art.All 4 sessions are facilitated by local artist Cherelle Morris of Brushstroke Art. VENUE: Upper Norwood … Continue reading Children’s Half-Term Camps: June

‘Section 60’ order across most of Lambeth after yet another shooting incident leaves six people wounded

A Section 60 order covering most of the borough of Lambeth has been put in place until 2.30pm today (Sunday) following yet another shooting incident. Section 60 Criminal Justice and Public Order Act 1994 (s.60) gives police the right to search people in a defined area during a specific time period when they believe, with … Continue reading ‘Section 60’ order across most of Lambeth after yet another shooting incident leaves six people wounded

Everyman Crystal Palace: 25th anniversary screening of Fargo….

THE FATHER 12A In 'The Father', Anthony Hopkins plays the eponymous role of a mischievous and highly independent man who, as he ages, refuses all assistance from his daughter Anne (Olivia Colman).Cast: Imogen Poots, Anthony Hopkins, Olivia ColmanDirector: Florian ZellerLength: 96 minMonday 14 Jun12:1515:0017:1519:15Tuesday 15 Jun09:4510:3011:0014:0015:3019:45Wednesday 16 Jun10:4514:0017:1520:30Thursday 17 Jun11:0014:0017:1520:30DREAM HORSE PG 'Dream Horse' tells the true story of Jan Vokes (Academy Award nominee Toni Colette), … Continue reading Everyman Crystal Palace: 25th anniversary screening of Fargo….

…and if you’re dreaming of stardom: auditions and youth workshops at the South London theatre centre in West Norwood

Editor's note: Best to check dates pending Boris's strongly-rumoured announcement on delaying 'Freedom Day'From the SLTC: After a long Lockdown, we're delighted to finally be able to stage one of our many postponed shows, opening with the double bill 'Being Friends/Lost by Robert Holman. Originally scheduled to be performed in November 2020, I'd like to … Continue reading …and if you’re dreaming of stardom: auditions and youth workshops at the South London theatre centre in West Norwood

‘Stop the Killer Dogs of Crystal Palace’ petition gets more than 2,000 signatures in just three days

A new petition to 'Stop the Killer Dogs' of Crystal Palace has attracted almost 2,000 signatures in just three days.* The petition has been started by the owner of Zoey, a 15-year-old blind Jack Russell terrier, who died after being attacked in Norwood park by three 'Staffie-type' dogs. As News From Crystal Palace reported on … Continue reading ‘Stop the Killer Dogs of Crystal Palace’ petition gets more than 2,000 signatures in just three days

Specialist dogs sniff out 14,000 illegal cigarettes in major crackdown

YoYo, Maggie and Cooper from BWY Canine Ltd, were among those used to sniff out the tobacco Specialist dog teams have sniffed out around 14,000 illegal cigarettes and quantities of hand rolling tobacco during a trading standards swoop on four businesses in the South Norwood, Thornton Heath, and London Road areas on Wednesday. The raids … Continue reading Specialist dogs sniff out 14,000 illegal cigarettes in major crackdown

ClaraFlora’s back at the food market – and there’s other blooming good stuff as well!

At the marketWe're really happy to announce the return of ClaraFlora.  She'll be in a different spot now, outside Antenna Cafe. Find her there with her homegrown blooms.  Gemini Chocolate and Winsford House preserves will also be joining us and you'll find them in the courtyard.  And Brett and Bailey are back too with some stunning summer cakes.A group of locals, … Continue reading ClaraFlora’s back at the food market – and there’s other blooming good stuff as well!

Boundary Commission proposals: new Norwood Parliamentary seat would cover Gipsy Hill/Crystal Palace and Upper Norwood/ Knights Hill and South Norwood wards

New Parliamentary constituencies proposed by the Boundary Commission would see Gipsy Hill ward (Lambeth) and Crystal Palace and Upper Norwood ward (Croydon) having the same MP in what would become the Norwood seat which would also include Knight's Hill ward (Lambeth) and South Norwood ward (Croydon). Dulwich Wood ward which covers the Southwark part of … Continue reading Boundary Commission proposals: new Norwood Parliamentary seat would cover Gipsy Hill/Crystal Palace and Upper Norwood/ Knights Hill and South Norwood wards

Lewisham: Survey launched to “help ensure libraries continue to meet local needs and priorities” say council

From Lewisham council: As the council prepares to fully reopen the borough’s libraries, a survey has been launched to help ensure local libraries continue to meet the needs and priorities of people who live, work or study in the borough. The council are committed to reopening the libraries closed during the pandemic, but recognises that … Continue reading Lewisham: Survey launched to “help ensure libraries continue to meet local needs and priorities” say council

Lambeth LTN High Court case: Judgment reserved

Judgement has been reserved in the High Court case involving Lambeth council and their experimental road closures (aka Low Traffic Neighbourhoods). One Lambeth Justice posted on Twitter: One Lambeth Justice@OneLambeth_Just · 14h A big big thank you to our amazing legal team @Anne_MarieIrwin and @tim_buley, & our initial barrister Sheryn Omeri for your amazing work … Continue reading Lambeth LTN High Court case: Judgment reserved

Libraries dispute ends – staff will work one late night a week, not four

The Unite union have claimed victory in the dispute at Bromley Central Library over late night openings with fewer staff. Talks this week with the employer social enterprise Greenwich Leisure Limited (GLL) have led to an agreement that, instead of working up to four late nights a fortnight, library staff will work one late night … Continue reading Libraries dispute ends – staff will work one late night a week, not four