LAMBETH TO TAKE CONTROL OF LIBRARY PRIOR TO COMMUNITY TRUST MOVE

LAMBETH COUNCIL is to take over control of Upper Norwood joint library - prior to it being run by a community-based trust. The move will hopefully bring to an end the uncertainty surrounding the future of the hugely popular icon on Westow Hill. Lambeth and Croydon councils, who have jointly run the library for the past 112  … Continue reading LAMBETH TO TAKE CONTROL OF LIBRARY PRIOR TO COMMUNITY TRUST MOVE

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WINDOW ‘TAGGER’ TARGETS WESTOW STREET BUSINESSES – More than £3,000 worth of damage

A VANDAL who 'tagged' about 12 windows of Westow Street businesses causing more than £3,000 worth of damage has been caught on CCTV.   Details of the vandalism were posted on the Virtual Norwood blog by Heather, owner of fortyseven, the hairdressing salon and boutique on Westow Street. The attacks took place late on Tuesday … Continue reading WINDOW ‘TAGGER’ TARGETS WESTOW STREET BUSINESSES – More than £3,000 worth of damage

OVERGROUND FESTIVAL MEETING THIS SUNDAY – Volunteers wanted!

When: Sunday 27 January 2013, 6pm – 8pm   Where: Westow House, Westow Hill, SE19   The Crystal Palace Overground Festival is now entering its seventh year and the current committee is inviting others among the local community to join in organising this very popular event in June 2013 and going forward.   The four day … Continue reading OVERGROUND FESTIVAL MEETING THIS SUNDAY – Volunteers wanted!

PROJECT MAKES BID FOR SHOPPING PARADE FUNDS

A MAJOR move for funding to help improve the Anerley Road shopping area is being made by a newly-formed group of residents and traders.   Anerley Regeneration Project was formed last summer specifically to make a bid application for Bromley council's shopping parades improvement initiative (inspired by the Portas pilot) - a fund of £250,000 … Continue reading PROJECT MAKES BID FOR SHOPPING PARADE FUNDS

BANK PROTOCOL SAVES CUSTOMER £13,500 – while trading standards ‘sting’ costs off licence £1500

BROMLEY'S council / banks protocol has saved a "vulnerable" consumer from being ripped off by a bogus roofer.   Staff at the Halifax bank in Bromley High Street called the rapid response team in Bromley council's trading standards department  when an elderly customer requested a transfer of £13,500 into the account of an alleged building company. "When … Continue reading BANK PROTOCOL SAVES CUSTOMER £13,500 – while trading standards ‘sting’ costs off licence £1500

NORWOOD SOCIETY SLAM ARCHIVES CLOSURE PLANS

PLANS BY Croydon council's ruling Conservative group to shut the borough's history archives have been slammed by the Norwood Society.   In a stinging attack on the proposals Norwood Society chairman Richard Lines says: "To understand the present it is necessary to have access to and to understand the past. "The past of the London borough … Continue reading NORWOOD SOCIETY SLAM ARCHIVES CLOSURE PLANS

KICC COULD FACE LEGAL ACTION BY BROMLEY

THE PENTECOSTAL church which took over the former cinema at 25 Church Road, Crystal Palace could face legal action by Bromley council.   Bromley council's planning department say Kingsway International Christian Centre have failed to respond to a notice requiring further information about the use of the premises. Now planning officers intend to discuss the … Continue reading KICC COULD FACE LEGAL ACTION BY BROMLEY

“SWITCH ON PEDESTRIAN CROSSING” CALL

GIPSY HILL ward councillors are being urged to get the pedestrian crossing lights installed last year on Westow Hill switched on as soon as possible.   In a letter to the three Lambeth councillors representing the ward Gipsy Hill residents association say residents have repeatedly raised the problems they are having using the crossing by the Sparrowhawk … Continue reading “SWITCH ON PEDESTRIAN CROSSING” CALL

RESIDENTS GROUP SLAMS MUGGING LEVELS – Hammer attack in park; ‘Got the time?’ is prelude to other incidents

THE HUGE increase in levels of muggings in the Church Road area has led to a residents association calling for a cross-borough team to tackle the problem.   Gipsy Hill Residents Association say such a strategy is long overdue and needs to be prioritised as the current system "is failing to keep our streets and homes … Continue reading RESIDENTS GROUP SLAMS MUGGING LEVELS – Hammer attack in park; ‘Got the time?’ is prelude to other incidents