DIGITAL OUTREACH AND LEARNING PROJECT PLANNED FOR LIBRARY – £15,000 grant awarded

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

Advertisements

SUBWAY MEMORIES WANTED

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 RESIDENTS TO CHOOSE HOW TAX ON DEVELOPERS IS SPENT LOCALLY

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

COUNCIL TO OFFER AMNESTY FOR ILLEGAL SUB-LETTERS

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

UNDER-AGE SALES LEADS TO LICENSING CRACKDOWN

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

REPORT FLY-TIPPING AND BLOCKED DRAINS VIA YOUR APP!

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!

‘GHOST BUSTERS’ SMASH DRIVING INSURANCE SCAMS

‘Ghost’ car insurance brokers are leaving thousands of drivers without cover. The warning comes from AA car insurance which says its own fraud team blocks up to a dozen attempts to obtain car insurance by suspected ‘ghost brokers’  who sell ‘cheap’ fraudulent car insurance policies EVERY DAY. AA Insurance has welcomed a new industry initiative* … Continue reading ‘GHOST BUSTERS’ SMASH DRIVING INSURANCE SCAMS

SLOWING DOWN FOR SCHOOLS

Children’s safety is the focus of a pilot scheme that will see 20 mph zones introduced around a number of schools across the borough of Croydon. The £200,000 Croydon council project will encourage drivers to slow down on short stretches of road outside schools. The restrictions will be limited to certain times of the day, … Continue reading SLOWING DOWN FOR SCHOOLS

SO YOU WANT TO BE A SPIELBERG, KUBRICK OR HITCHCOCK…..? ‘Internet images’ theme of competition for young film makers

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

A GUIDE TO CRYSTAL PALACE (Original title: A GB women’s handball team* guide to the Crystal Palace Triangle)

  ...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)