A Christmas message from Brett and Bailey: "Back in March, as we went into lockdown, we honestly thought that Brett and Bailey was a goner. "Now it feels as though it can survive anything. "And that’s all down to you and your custom, which we appreciate more than words can convey. "Merry Christmas!" Love Joe … Continue reading Food market tomorrow – and again on Christmas Eve!
Norwood Foodbank had almost four times as many donations of food and toys for Christmas as they expected – needing help to clean up the space for volunteers to work in. Lambeth’s cleaning and gardening contractors Pinnacle have a tradition of volunteering at Christmas. This year, their help to the community included reaching out to … Continue reading Norwood Foodbank’s Christmas surprise
Southwark council have announced that food banks in the borough will receive nearly £200,000 in council funding to help support their essential work. The eight food hubs and one food bank are currently providing food to over 5,200 residents per week, many of whom are extremely vulnerable, says a council statement. From Southwark council: During … Continue reading Southwark: Council support local food banks with £200,000 – During the first wave of the pandemic some food hubs in the borough saw a four-fold increase in referrals
Despite the evolving situation with COVID-19 and further restrictions coming in to keep one another safe, there’s always plenty of support and things to do for families in Lambeth with children under five, say the early years parenting team. Find out about just some of these opportunities in our latest newsletter: Wellness for parents Lambeth’s … Continue reading Family fun at Christmas!
MP Steve Reed: "The Conservatives have decided to clobber hard-working families when their jobs and incomes are already under extreme pressure, and in return, those taxpayers will get fewer services" - Steve Reed Government minister Robert Jenrick: "The public will pay the price in Croydon in lost jobs, poorer services and, ultimately, higher council taxes." … Continue reading MP STEVE REED SLAMS GOVERNMENT ON COUNCIL TAX HIKES – but Tory minister says “Local councils are not under any obligation to increase council taxes”
The Met are today (Friday, 18 December) setting out the policing plan as London approaches a weekend under Tier 3 “Very High Alert” restrictions. From the Met Police: Across the Capital, additional officers will be deployed to encourage communities to comply with the rules and to swiftly clamp down on those wilfully and dangerously ignoring … Continue reading Met Police plans ahead of the final weekend before Christmas: “Now is not the time for complacency
[WANTED: Alife Cawley aka Alfie Jay] Detectives from the Met’s South East Basic Command Unit are appealing for the public’s help in locating a wanted person. Alfie Cawley, 26 (14.12.94) is wanted for three offences: making threats to kill on 12 July; a knife point robbery from a van in Sidcup on 31 July; a … Continue reading Man sought by police has Bromley connections
Croydon council have formally submitted a request to the government for a capitalisation direction to support the borough’s plans to become more financially sustainable. Council leader Cllr Hamida Ali has requested the loan from the Ministry for Housing, Communities and Local Government (MHCLG) so Croydon can balance its budget by the end of this financial … Continue reading Croydon Council requests MHCLG capitalisation direction
From Mr Tony Goddard: In my role as President of Wincanton Royal British Legion I often travel to northern France and Belgium on various projects I engage in. A short while ago whilst visiting near Arras I encountered the mayor of the small French town of Neuville St. Remy nearby. He told me that in … Continue reading Edward Wallis Alleyne Hunt MC, Royal Flying Corps – living relatives sought
"There is no easy way to say this, but it needs to be said because it is brutally true, that unless we snap this slipping trend now, an increasing number of our families and friends are going to become extremely ill or die over the course of the next three to four weeks, at precisely … Continue reading Covid 19 Council leaders warnings – Bromley: “Too many people are simply not being careful enough.”