The Upper Norwood library trust has been awarded £15,000 from the People's Health Trust to fund a digital outreach and learning project at the library. The grant will provide IT training and free access to computers for disadvantaged local residents as a way to engage them in learning and reduce social exclusion. The trust … Continue reading DIGITAL OUTREACH AND LEARNING PROJECT PLANNED FOR LIBRARY – £15,000 grant awarded
The Friends of Crystal Palace Subway are looking for people who remember visiting the subway when it was open to the public such as on the 'Subway Superdays' of the 1980s or from those youngsters - now grown-ups - who used to run through it before it was boarded up. "Maybe you played there as … Continue reading SUBWAY MEMORIES WANTED
Lambeth council’s cabinet has agreed that local people and communities will have a greater say in how millions of pounds raised from developers will be used. The current estimated development income across the whole of the Lambeth over the next 17 years is approximately £90 million. . The Community Infrastructure Levy (CIL) is a new … Continue reading LAMBETH RESIDENTS TO CHOOSE HOW TAX ON DEVELOPERS IS SPENT LOCALLY
Tenants illegally subletting their homes are set to be offered a month-long amnesty by Croydon council. Under proposals approved by Croydon's cabinet they will be allowed to hand back their keys anonymously during February, with the promise that no action will be taken against them by the council. The latest move is part of a … Continue reading COUNCIL TO OFFER AMNESTY FOR ILLEGAL SUB-LETTERS
Bromley council has reviewed the alcohol licences of three businesses following a request by trading standards after they were caught selling alcohol to a 15-year-old girl. Trading standards officers carried out the test purchase operations in August last year using the under-age girl who was sold a bottle of wine from each of Jerry’s at … Continue reading UNDER-AGE SALES LEADS TO LICENSING CRACKDOWN
People can now report environmental problems via their smart phones, with Croydon council’s new free app. The app, called My Croydon, is available for both Apple and Android devices and supports the council’s ongoing Keep it Clean campaign. It can be used to tell the council quickly and easily about some of the most commonly … Continue reading REPORT FLY-TIPPING AND BLOCKED DRAINS VIA YOUR APP!
ORGANISERS OF the Crystal Palace International Film festival are running a competition for young people in the borough of Croydon with a £250 prize for the winner. The Crystal Palace International Film Festival ‘Young Croydon’ Filmmaking competition is open to anyone aged 11-19 who live, go to school, college or a club in the borough … Continue reading SO YOU WANT TO BE A SPIELBERG, KUBRICK OR HITCHCOCK…..? ‘Internet images’ theme of competition for young film makers
...AND WE'VE GOT A FILM FESTIVAL!!! FIRSTLY, A LITTLE BIT OF HISTORY: Once upon a time much of this area was covered by the Great North Wood. Gipsies camped here. Paxton rebuilt the Crystal Palace here. Camille Pissarro painted here. Eleanor Fortescue Brickdale was born here, attending Crystal Palace school of art. Another woman … Continue reading A GUIDE TO CRYSTAL PALACE (Original title: A GB women’s handball team* guide to the Crystal Palace Triangle)
Saturday 4 January (2014!) Celeriac and blue cheese soup.... Happy New Year! Did you make any resolutions? Healthy eating is usually high up the list. If you’re thinking of expanding your vegetable repertoire, feel free to ask our veggie sellers for advice. To start with there's celeriac. It’s the root of a celery plant and is delicious … Continue reading DIARY DATES – Celeriac and blue cheese soup….