ASA ACTION ON LETTING AGENTS / Opposing views on ‘improving rental standards for Londoners’

MOVES AIMED at ensuring letting agents are more 'up front' about the fees they charge are being made by the Advertising Standards Authority.   The ASA move follows a report by the communities and local government committee which highlights concerns about unclear or misleading fees and charges, particularly those that are added on after tenants … Continue reading ASA ACTION ON LETTING AGENTS / Opposing views on ‘improving rental standards for Londoners’

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MASONRY FALLS FROM CHURCH ROAD BUILDING

  A POLICE CONSTABLE was standing guard on Church Road tonight (Tuesday) after masonry fell from a building to the left of the former cinema.   No-one was hurt in the incident - described as a 'building collapse' by one London radio station - which occurred at around 7.30pm on Monday.   But one cyclist … Continue reading MASONRY FALLS FROM CHURCH ROAD BUILDING

SUBWAY TO OPEN – BUT JUST FOR ONE DAY! Tickets limited, over 18s only

THE HISTORIC subway underneath Crystal Palace Parade is to re-open -  for one day only.   The subway - built to link the former high level station with the Crystal Palace -  will be open as part of the Open House London event on Saturday September 21st. "Open House is a showcase of some of … Continue reading SUBWAY TO OPEN – BUT JUST FOR ONE DAY! Tickets limited, over 18s only

COUNCIL HQ’S FURNITURE COULD BE YOURS!

FURNITURE from Croydon council's offices is up for grabs - and free of charge - to schools and charities in the borough.   The move follows a controversial decision by Croydon to spend £3 million in new furniture moving into a new headquarters.*   In a press release Croydon council are asking:   "Are you … Continue reading COUNCIL HQ’S FURNITURE COULD BE YOURS!

PARK GROUP CHAIRMAN SLAMS REVELATIONS OVER ‘NEW CRYSTAL PALACE’ “Essential that the GLA and Bromley publicly confirm their support of park Masterplan.”

REVELATIONS THAT a Chinese billionaire was having discussions about re-building the Crystal Palace have angered the park's community stakeholder group - which was set up by Bromley council.   In a stinging attack stakeholder group chairman Martin Tempia says the revelation - and the way in which it was made - "stands in stark contrast … Continue reading PARK GROUP CHAIRMAN SLAMS REVELATIONS OVER ‘NEW CRYSTAL PALACE’ “Essential that the GLA and Bromley publicly confirm their support of park Masterplan.”

HIGHLAND ROAD APPLICATION WITHDRAWN

The application for 3 Highland Road has, according to Lambeth's own planning database, been withdrawn. (13/02045/LDCP | application for a certificate of lawful development (proposed) with respect to the use of fhe property as supported accommodation for vulnerable adults with 24hr care  - use Class C2).

TENANTS PROTEST AT PLANS TO HOUSE ‘VULNERABLE’ PEOPLE IN FORMER CHILDRENS’ HOME

TENANTS ON an Upper Norwood council estate are protesting against plans to use a former childrens' home there to house 27 'vulnerable' people.   London Housing Trust want to lease the former childrens' home at 3 Highland Road after it was bought at auction by a property developer.   But tenants leader Jean Haley says … Continue reading TENANTS PROTEST AT PLANS TO HOUSE ‘VULNERABLE’ PEOPLE IN FORMER CHILDRENS’ HOME

YMCA SYLVAN HILL OPEN EVENING AT ST JOHN’S

YMCA SYLVAN HILL are holding an open evening on Wednesday (August 7th) at St John's Church Auckland Road from 7pm to 8pm.   The YMCA have applied for demolition of existing buildings; erection of five/seven storey building comprising 80 bedroom supported accommodation and a three/ten storey building comprising 35 two-bedroom, eight three-bedroom and five one-bedroom … Continue reading YMCA SYLVAN HILL OPEN EVENING AT ST JOHN’S

HOSPITAL TRUSTS ON ‘HIGH RISK’ LIST

CROYDON HEALTH services NHS trust and South London Healthcare NHS trust are among six across the country placed on a high risk list by the Care Quality Commission.   CQC’s new chief inspector of hospitals, Professor Sir Mike Richards says he will lead significantly bigger inspection teams headed up by clinical and other experts that … Continue reading HOSPITAL TRUSTS ON ‘HIGH RISK’ LIST

HOSPITAL CAMPAIGNERS CELEBRATE

LEWISHAM HOSPITAL CAMPAIGNERS are celebrating after the High Court found that Secretary of State for Health Jeremy Hunt MP had acted outside his powers - and therefore unlawfully - in deciding to substantially cut services and close departments at Lewisham hospital.   In a judgment Mr Justice Silber said the decision of the Secretary of State … Continue reading HOSPITAL CAMPAIGNERS CELEBRATE