“IF YOU DON’T TELL US ABOUT A CRIME BEING COMMITTED – WE WON’T KNOW ABOUT IT”

- that was the message from police to a public 'Crimewatch' meeting organised by Crystal Palace and Norwood Chamber of Commerce.   PC Mike Shrivell of Crystal Palace Triangle Safer Neighbourhood Team told around 40 people who attended the meeting at the Phoenix Centre, Westow Street: "I'd like you to come and talk to me. … Continue reading “IF YOU DON’T TELL US ABOUT A CRIME BEING COMMITTED – WE WON’T KNOW ABOUT IT”

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“DEVELOPERS PUSHING PARKING PROBLEMS FROM ONE BOROUGH INTO ANOTHER” – councillor

DEVELOPERS in the Crystal Palace area are pushing parking problems from one borough into another, says a ward councillor for the area.   Southwark Cllr Andy Simmons (Lab. College ward) told an informal hearing into plans to build four maisonettes in Spinney Gardens off Farquhar Road: "If something is granted in Lambeth but not in … Continue reading “DEVELOPERS PUSHING PARKING PROBLEMS FROM ONE BOROUGH INTO ANOTHER” – councillor

LABOUR PLEDGE ON MATCH-FUNDING FOR LIBRARY

CROYDON COUNCIL'S Labour opposition leader has pledged they will match Lambeth council's funding for Upperr Norwood joint library - if they regain control of Croydon town hall next year.   The pledge came in a Labour group statement in which Cllr Tony Newman personally thanked "the community of Crystal Palace and Norwood and the local Labour … Continue reading LABOUR PLEDGE ON MATCH-FUNDING FOR LIBRARY

SPINNEY GARDENS SITE “TOO CONSTRAINED FOR DEVELOPMENT” hearing told

THE SITE of a planned development at Spinney Gardens is "simply too constrained to accommodate development" an informal planning hearing has been told..   Southwark Cllr Helen Hayes (Lab, College ward) told the informal hearing into plans to build four maisonettes on the site off Farquhar Road that the Spinney itself - on which the development was … Continue reading SPINNEY GARDENS SITE “TOO CONSTRAINED FOR DEVELOPMENT” hearing told

CROYDON ARCHIVES SAVED FOLLOWING PROTESTS

CROYDON'S local studies and archives collection has been saved following protests from a number of groups including the Norwood Society.   Croydon council said in a statement that the local studies public search room at Croydon central library will soon be moved to the ground floor of the Clocktower complex, making records easier to access. … Continue reading CROYDON ARCHIVES SAVED FOLLOWING PROTESTS

TENANTS FLOCK TO PROPERTY SWAP PILOT

A SECOND 'property swap' event is being planned by Croydon council following a successful pilot in New Addington.   The property swap event was staged for tenants in overcrowded homes or those needing to downsize to avoid being hit by the impending benefit cap. From April 1st, working age tenants living in homes with spare rooms … Continue reading TENANTS FLOCK TO PROPERTY SWAP PILOT

LONDON BOROUGH OF CRYSTAL PALACE?

PLANS TO investigate the idea of a London borough of Crystal Palace are set to be put forward at the next meeting of Upper Norwood Improvement Team.   Chairman George Filbey is putting forward the idea as one of three proposals at the meeting, to be held on Tuesday (12th) in Upper Norwood joint library on … Continue reading LONDON BOROUGH OF CRYSTAL PALACE?

“CRYSTAL PALACE NEEDS JOINED-UP APPROACH TO POLICING”

CRYSTAL PALACE needs a joined-up approach to policing - and a dedicated police presence, says a Crystal Palace councillor.   Calling on residents in all five boroughs which include the Crystal Palace area to register their views on new policing proposals for Greater London, Cllr Tom Papworth says: "The key message to convey in all this … Continue reading “CRYSTAL PALACE NEEDS JOINED-UP APPROACH TO POLICING”

ASSEMBLY CALLS FOR CLARITY ON TfL FARES DECISION….

BORIS JOHNSON must publish Transport for London’s advice on his annual fares decision to justify above inflation fare rises, says a report from the London Assembly. In its cross-party response to the Mayor’s draft budget, the Assembly’s budget and performance committee warns that the Assembly is unable to properly scrutinise the annual decision without more … Continue reading ASSEMBLY CALLS FOR CLARITY ON TfL FARES DECISION….

YMCA SLAM ‘MUGGING’ CLAIMS two of their residents among victims – appeal for adult ‘role model’ help from community

A YMCA OFFICER has slammed claims that some of the residents of their hostel on Sylvan Hill are the cause of the recent spate of muggings in the area.   In a robust defence Lee Buss, director of housing and support for South London YMCA, says: the three individuals behind the recent crime wave have … Continue reading YMCA SLAM ‘MUGGING’ CLAIMS two of their residents among victims – appeal for adult ‘role model’ help from community