Buzz around to the library hub this week and you can listen to a talk on beekeeping (Norwood Society, Thursday), attend a band night (Saturday) or find out about the jellyfish who saved the beach (Sunday).
FIRSTLY, THE NEWS: The following appeal to sign a petition opposing plans to build on chalkland in the borough of Croydon has appeared on Crystal Palace Local Facebook: Omar AS shared a link. 14 February at 16:29 Hello all! Please could you give a look at this petition to save a rare type of green … Continue reading OPINION: WHICH COUNCIL-OWNED COMPANY WANTS TO BUILD ON CHALKLAND WHICH IS CURRENTLY HOME TO BATS, BADGERS, DEER AND THE RARE JERSEY TIGER MOTH? Unfortunately, planning permission is 100 per cent guaranteed. Because the answer is Croydon – and this is a Brick by Brick application…..
Lambeth council leader Cllr Jack Hopkins has written to the Home Secretary Priti Patel following the terrorist attack in Streatham, raising serious concerns on behalf of residents regarding the government’s handling of the case of Sudesh Amman. In the letter, Cllr Hopkins has highlighted the community unity displayed in the wake of the shocking attack … Continue reading Council leader raises serious concerns with government over Streatham terror attack – praises businesses and librarians
Southwark council have issued the following lengthy statement on the controversy surrounding the state of the Cox's Walk footbridge in Sydenham Hill woods and the plans to fell two oak trees very close to the bridge. The statement, available on the southwark.gov website, says: Cox’s Walk footbridge The Cox’s Walk footbridge was built around 1865, … Continue reading COX’S WALK FOOTBRIDGE: SOUTHWARK’S LENGTHY STATEMENT – “Fresh consultations planned”
Saturday 15 February Veg, fruit, bread, cheese, meat, fish, cakes, pastries, eggs, juice, preserves, smokery, charcuterie, store cupboard refills (nuts, grains, seeds, freshly ground coffee, teas, spices & more), cleaning & washing refills, eco store, original images, framing service, lunch, coffee and more. Storm Dennis is on his way, but we’ll be here. It’ll be … Continue reading FOOD MARKET: “Trading Del Boy-style from the back of our orange van….” (‘Storm’ cupboard etc also open)
Find simple and practical advice on stopping Coronavirus from spreading. FROM LAMBETH COUNCIL: Coronavirus continues to dominate the news and Lambeth council are closely monitoring the situation. At this point, the risk to people in Lambeth, and across the UK, remains low. As of Feb 11, 1,358 had been people in the UK had been … Continue reading CORONAVIRUS ADVICE / STORMY WEATHER WARNING
Picturesque scene by the 249 bus stop near the corner of Fox Hill and Church Road A Crystal Palace resident has been amazed to learn there was no rubbish problem in the area of the 249 bus stop on Church Road close to its corner with Fox Hill - especially after he took a photo … Continue reading The case of the roaming rubbish bin….Remembering Ramesh…Pirate radio in Crystal Palace?….Brass band…Orchard planting postponed…and so is Friends of Stambourne Woods event today (Sunday)
MP Helen Hayes has slammed the Government during a House of Commons debate on the second reading of the Windrush compensation scheme expenditure bill. The Dulwich and West Norwood Labour MP said that long before the scandal hit the headlines two years ago, her casework team had been flagging up the fact that increasing numbers … Continue reading WINDRUSH: HELEN HAYES SLAMS GOVERNMENT – “What we were seeing were not isolated cases but the consequences of a systematic problem at the Home Office”
Steve Reed Shadow Minister (Education) (Children and Families) To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, whether her Department holds figures on the number of looked-after children who are (a) eligible for settled status and (b) have applied successfully for settled status. To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, whether her Department holds figures on the … Continue reading Questions in the House: MP Steve Reed quizzes minister on EU nationals
Helen Hayes Opposition Whip (Commons) To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, pursuant to the Answer of 3 February 2020 to Question 9092 on Developing Countries: Climate Change, what assessment his Department has made of the effect of UK Export Finance’s funding for international (a) oil and (b) gas projects on developing country dependency on fossil fuels. Andrew Murrison Minister … Continue reading Questions in the House: Fossil fuels, unaccompanied children seeking asylum, undocumented adult migrants, immigration controls in northern France