NEW HIGH COURT DATE OVER MASTERPLAN

THE LATEST round in Crystal Palace Community Association's opposition to the Masterplan for Crystal Palace park takes place tomorrow Wednesday (October 31st). The CPCA legal challenge to a decision by the secretary of state to approve the London Development Agency Masterplan application for Crystal Palace park was heard in March 2012 at The Royal Courts of Justice … Continue reading NEW HIGH COURT DATE OVER MASTERPLAN

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PROTESTS AT QUEENS HOTEL EXTENSION PLANS

UPDATE: Crystal Palace Community Association have also objected to the plans >   > THE NORWOOD Society and Gipsy Hill Residents Association have both lodged objections to plans to build a four-storey extension on the left hand side of the historic Queens hotel on Church Road, Crystal Palace. >   > In a letter to … Continue reading PROTESTS AT QUEENS HOTEL EXTENSION PLANS

PICKLEMOUSE PUMPKIN PIES – A TALE OF FOOD, LANTERNS, AND RECYCLING….*

 THE MESSAGE:  ‘love food, hate waste’  is being used to emphasise the importance of ensuring that thousands of Halloween pumpkins are fully used and their remains recycled this year. With October’s annual pumpkin sales steadily on the rise across the UK it is likely that 1,000,000 of the giant orange fruits will be carved into … Continue reading PICKLEMOUSE PUMPKIN PIES – A TALE OF FOOD, LANTERNS, AND RECYCLING….*

COMPULSORY RECYCLING TO START IN CROYDON – Offenders face £80 fine

COMPULSORY RECYCLING  is set to start throughout the borough of Croydon, saving the council approximately £200,000 a year. Croydon say sending waste to landfill costs the council around £106 per tonne, compared to just £30 per tonne for processing recyclable materials. Cabinet member for highways and environmental services, Cllr Phil Thomas, said: “Recycling makes huge … Continue reading COMPULSORY RECYCLING TO START IN CROYDON – Offenders face £80 fine

TREE HUGGERS WANTED!!!

Is there a gap in your road where a tree used to be? Would you like to “adopt” a sapling and perhaps water it during dry weather while its roots become established? If you answered “yes” to the above questions, Croydon council would like to hear from you. "Footways are hostile environments for trees and, … Continue reading TREE HUGGERS WANTED!!!

KICC WIN APPEAL AGAINST ENFORCEMENT NOTICE – BUT THERE’S A ‘CATCH 22’

THE PENTECOSTAL church which acquired the former cinema at 25 Church Road, Crystal Palace have successfully appealed against an enforcement notice issued by Bromley council over four illuminated poster holders on the building's front wall.   THE HEARING   The informal hearing at Bromley civic centre had something of a 'Punch and Judy' show about … Continue reading KICC WIN APPEAL AGAINST ENFORCEMENT NOTICE – BUT THERE’S A ‘CATCH 22’

CRYSTAL PALACE FILM FESTIVAL NEEDS MAJOR SPONSOR

THE 2012 Crystal Palace International Film Festival finishes tonight (Friday) - with a plea from organisers to help them find a substantial sponsor.   A message on the CPIFF website cautions: "It is unlikely that CPIFF can continue at its current level or continue to grow without a substantial sponsor as it is simply too … Continue reading CRYSTAL PALACE FILM FESTIVAL NEEDS MAJOR SPONSOR

CROYDON MAY NOT MEET LIBRARY REDUNDANCY COSTS – community trust could foot any bill. “Responsibility lies with Croydon as the employer” – Labour councillor

    ANY REDUNDANCY costs for Upper Norwood Joint Library could fall on the community trust - or other organisation - which takes over the library.   Croydon council moved the goalposts at last Friday's meeting of its scrutiny and overview committee which was considering the 'call in' by Labour councillors of its cabinet committee's … Continue reading CROYDON MAY NOT MEET LIBRARY REDUNDANCY COSTS – community trust could foot any bill. “Responsibility lies with Croydon as the employer” – Labour councillor

LIBRARY SPENDING FIGURE ‘PLUCKED FROM THE AIR’ – meeting is told

 CROYDON'S SPENDING figure for Upper Norwood library had been "plucked from the air" Friday night's meeting of the council''s scrutiny committee heard.   The accusation came from scrutiny committee vice chairman Cllr Sean Fitzsimons as the committee debated Croydon council cabinet's controversial decision to give Upper Norwood joint library funding of just £75,000 next year.   … Continue reading LIBRARY SPENDING FIGURE ‘PLUCKED FROM THE AIR’ – meeting is told

AMAZING SCENES IN CROYDON TOWN HALL – LEGAL CHALLENGE OVER LIBRARY?

CROYDON COUNCIL could face a legal challenge over the future of Upper Norwood joint library after amazing scenes rarely - if ever - seen in an English council's town hall last night (Friday).   No vote was actually taken by Croydon's scrutiny and overview committee over the controversial decision by Croydon's cabinet to give the … Continue reading AMAZING SCENES IN CROYDON TOWN HALL – LEGAL CHALLENGE OVER LIBRARY?