CROWDFUNDER TO HELP BOOKSHOP BATTLE MASSIVE RENT INCREASES REACHES ALMOST £13,000

Almost £13,000 has been raised to help Bookseller Crow on Westow Street fight plans to almost double their rent. The campaign on gofundme has been temporarily ring-fenced until the store knows more about its future. Karen McLeod, who works at the Bookseller Crow on Westow Street, launched the appeal on the GoFundMe website in late … Continue reading CROWDFUNDER TO HELP BOOKSHOP BATTLE MASSIVE RENT INCREASES REACHES ALMOST £13,000

“RISK OF LOSING OPEN SPACE ON WOODLAND ROAD ESTATE” SAY COMMUNITY ASSOCIATION

Southwark council are considering building new council homes on the open  space at the corner of Gipsy Hill and Woodland Road, say Crystal Palace Community Association. No planning  application has been submitted yet, but local residents have been  consulted, say the CPCA in a circular. Southwark's cabinet member for new homes has told News From … Continue reading “RISK OF LOSING OPEN SPACE ON WOODLAND ROAD ESTATE” SAY COMMUNITY ASSOCIATION

Bushcraft company fined £10,000 for illegal knife sale / Firm prosecuted for illegal scaffold

A nationwide pilot clampdown led by Croydon council against illegal online knife sales to children has secured its 11th prosecution. Since June Croydon have been carrying out prosecutions as part of its trading standards team leading a nationwide pilot clampdown backed by National Trading Standards against online knife sales to children. An Essex-based company pleaded … Continue reading Bushcraft company fined £10,000 for illegal knife sale / Firm prosecuted for illegal scaffold

Act now to fend off the flu and winter illness

Health chiefs are urging pregnant women, parents of toddlers, older people and those with long-term health conditions to get their flu jab and prevent winter illness. Croydon council and local NHS services are sharing winter health advice across the borough to help ease pressures on Accident and Emergency (A&E) departments by encouraging residents, particularly those … Continue reading Act now to fend off the flu and winter illness

COUNCILLORS SUPPORT QUARTERLY FORUM FOR PEOPLE AND TRADERS TO RAISE CRYSTAL PALACE TRIANGLE ISSUES

Councillors are supporting plans for a quarterly forum in Crystal Palace where residents can quiz them on such issues such as street cleaning and traffic management. On October 27th News From Crystal Palace reported how Croydon North MP Steve Reed suggested the idea of a quarterly forum.* The story, posted after midday, attracted 100 hits … Continue reading COUNCILLORS SUPPORT QUARTERLY FORUM FOR PEOPLE AND TRADERS TO RAISE CRYSTAL PALACE TRIANGLE ISSUES

BROMLEY LIBRARIES STRIKE: UNION MEET WITH GREENWICH LEISURE TOMORROW WEDNESDAY

Bromley library workers, who have been on strike since June against Greenwich Leisure Limited (GLL), have unanimously renewed their strike mandate. The 50 library staff, who started their strike on 6 June, have now voted by 100 per cent to continue the strike action from Monday 25 November. Talks are due tomorrow (Wednesday 13 November) … Continue reading BROMLEY LIBRARIES STRIKE: UNION MEET WITH GREENWICH LEISURE TOMORROW WEDNESDAY

ONE HUNDRED YEARS OF PUBLIC LIBRARIES (and in Lambeth your mission, should you choose to accept it….)

From Lambeth Libraries: We are about to celebrate two big anniversaries in Public libraries. One hundred years ago the Government passed The Public Libraries Act 1919, reforming the old legislation to remove the 'penny on the rates' system and paving the way for the Public Library service in Britain to become a truly national, free … Continue reading ONE HUNDRED YEARS OF PUBLIC LIBRARIES (and in Lambeth your mission, should you choose to accept it….)

British Surrealism Dulwich Picture Gallery 26 February – 17 May 2020

Edward Burra, Dancing Skeletons,1934, (1905-1976). Photo © Tate, Copyright: © Tate In February 2020, Dulwich Picture Gallery will present British Surrealism, an "ambitious and wide-spanning survey" of the origins of surrealist art in Britain, and the first to trace its roots back to 1620 through supporting archive material. Marking the official centenary of surrealism, when founder … Continue reading British Surrealism Dulwich Picture Gallery 26 February – 17 May 2020

NEW FOOD STOP LAUNCHED IN CROYDON

A church has teamed up with Croydon council and community partners to formally launch the borough’s latest Food Stop that supports families struggling to make ends meet. St Francis’s church in Monks Hill, Selsdon is the latest location to adopt the Community Connect / Food Stop model, a multi-agency approach which saves low-income families up … Continue reading NEW FOOD STOP LAUNCHED IN CROYDON

Croydon, Southwark, Lambeth and Lewisham among top councils for tackling food poverty…..

Croydon has been ranked second among the top London councils for helping to lift families out of food poverty. The borough jumped from eighth place last year in the annual Beyond The Food Bank league table – run by food charity Sustain to measure how councils help families to easily access enough healthy food, without … Continue reading Croydon, Southwark, Lambeth and Lewisham among top councils for tackling food poverty…..