OFF LICENCES GIVEN FIXED PENALTY NOTICES Cyclists stopped for riding on pavements

TWO OFF LICENCES in the Triangle area have had fixed penalty notices served on them after serving street drinkers who were "clearly drunk at the time" say police. The action comes as part of a crackdown by Crystal Palace Triangle policing team on street drinkers and beggars, pavement cycling - and drivers jumping the red … Continue reading OFF LICENCES GIVEN FIXED PENALTY NOTICES Cyclists stopped for riding on pavements

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LIGHTBOX ILLUMINATES SUPPORT FOR LIBRARY

Upper Norwood Library Trust has received a cheque for £1000 from Neville De Souza director of Crystal Palace-based developer Lightbox.The money was donated from the commission on art sales sold at Lightbox’s elegant redevelopment of the Thicket pub on Anerley Hill, which was the venue for a number of sales of local artists’ works.Lightbox’s Neville … Continue reading LIGHTBOX ILLUMINATES SUPPORT FOR LIBRARY

TRACEABLE LIQUID CUTS BURGLARY RATES

Metropolitan police trials in five boroughs - including Lambeth and Southwark - show traceable liquids delivered a reduction of at least 49 per cent in burglaries in just the target areas over a six month period. Traceable liquid is a pioneering property-marking technology containing a unique forensic code which can only be seen under ultraviolet … Continue reading TRACEABLE LIQUID CUTS BURGLARY RATES

RESERVATIONS OVER ALL-LANE RUNNING SMART MOTORWAY SCHEMES

The RAC and AA have voiced ‘severe' and 'significant' reservations’ about the safety of new all-lane running schemes which will turn the hard shoulder into a permanent live traffic lane on many sections of England’s busiest stretches of motorway. Eight miles of the M25 between junctions 23 and 25 became England’s first ‘Smart’ section of motorway … Continue reading RESERVATIONS OVER ALL-LANE RUNNING SMART MOTORWAY SCHEMES

CINEMA BUILDING MADE ‘ASSET OF COMMUNITY VALUE’

CINEMA CAMPAIGNERS have welcomed Bromley council's decision to make the former cinema building at 25 Church Road, Upper Norwood an 'asset of community value'. The move follows a request by the Picture Palace Campaign - set up to bring a cinema back to Crystal Palace after the former cinema was sold by Gala Bingo to … Continue reading CINEMA BUILDING MADE ‘ASSET OF COMMUNITY VALUE’

GRAPE AND GRAIN FREEHOLD SOLD FOR £1.9 MILLION

THE AWARD-WINNING Grape and Grain pub has been bought by Wetherspoons in a £1.9 million deal. The pub - formerly The Sportsman and previously the Crystal Palace hotel - was on offer at £875,000. The freehold interest in the award winning pub the Grape & Grain in Crystal Palace has been sold by AG&G. Director … Continue reading GRAPE AND GRAIN FREEHOLD SOLD FOR £1.9 MILLION

TALK ON THE CRYSTAL PALACE

THE CRYSTAL PALACE is the subject of the latest talk to Norwood Society's local history group in their new home at Upper Norwood joint library this Thursday (April 17th). Phillip Emery of The Crystal Palace Foundation will bring to life the history of the Palace which did much to influence the development of the area. … Continue reading TALK ON THE CRYSTAL PALACE

YOUTH GROUP’S DIGITAL INTERPRETATIONS OF HOCKNEY PRINTS DISPLAYED IN FREE EXHIBITION

YOUTH GROUP'S DIGITAL INTERPRETATIONS OF HOCKNEY PRINTS DISPLAYED IN FREE EXHIBITION / ISLAM REVISITED IN DULWICH PICTURE GALLERY LECTURE / SYDENHAM ARTS FESTIVAL / CINEMA MUSEUM A free exhibition at Dulwich Picture Gallery this weekend is displaying work created during Perceptions and Reflections, an animation project with Salmagundi Films and Redthread Youth Club. Over five weeks young … Continue reading YOUTH GROUP’S DIGITAL INTERPRETATIONS OF HOCKNEY PRINTS DISPLAYED IN FREE EXHIBITION

SOUTHWARK CHILDREN’S HOME IN JIMMY SAVILE PROBE

Southwark council has launched an investigation into one of its former children's homes following a request from secretary of state for education Michael Gove. Southwark's investigation - in partnership with the NSPCC - centres on The Hollies in Sidcup which was administered by the council from 1965 until it closed in 1989. A Southwark council … Continue reading SOUTHWARK CHILDREN’S HOME IN JIMMY SAVILE PROBE

RAC WELCOME CHILD CYCLE TRAINING PLEDGE

PLANS TO prioritise cycle training for children across the capital have been welcomed by the RAC. Under the new Transport for London (TfL) scheme every child will be offered free cycling training as part of a new delivery plan for young people. RAC head of external affairs Pete Williams says: “TfL deserve applause for this … Continue reading RAC WELCOME CHILD CYCLE TRAINING PLEDGE