ELECTION: UPROAR OVER COUNCIL LEADER’S CHILD CARE COMMENTS Labour re-take Croydon; Crystal Palace’s Tom Papworth among the night’s Lib Dem casualties….

COMMENTS MADE by Bromley council leader Cllr Stephen Carr at the election hustings meeting in the Queens hotel have caused uproar among young mums.Catherine Fleming Wood who attended the meeting organised by Crystal Palace and Norwood Chamber of Commerce, has posted the following on the Crystal Palace Mums Facebook site:"I've never been to anything like … Continue reading ELECTION: UPROAR OVER COUNCIL LEADER’S CHILD CARE COMMENTS Labour re-take Croydon; Crystal Palace’s Tom Papworth among the night’s Lib Dem casualties….

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LABOUR RE-TAKE CROYDON COUNCIL

LABOUR HAVE taken control of Croydon council after an eight-year gap winning 40 seats to the Conservatives 30. The move brings renewed hope that Upper Norwood library will start to get significant and proper funding from Croydon council again following Labour pledges in the Croydon election campaign that they would match funding from Lambeth council … Continue reading LABOUR RE-TAKE CROYDON COUNCIL

“COUNCILLORS ONLY INTERESTED IN THEIR OWN WARDS” ELECTION MEETING TOLD

COUNCILLORS were accused of only being interested in their own wards and their own areas at an election hustings meeting at the Queens hotel on Wednesday.Bryher Scudamore, a trustee of Upper Norwood library, told a panel of 10 current and would-be councillors:"All of you represent Crystal Palace and Upper Norwood and once again you have … Continue reading “COUNCILLORS ONLY INTERESTED IN THEIR OWN WARDS” ELECTION MEETING TOLD

Election meeting: PARK CONSULTATION HAS NOT BEEN PERFECT, COUNCIL LEADER ADMITS

CONSULTATION on the latest proposals for Crystal Palace park has not been perfect, Bromley council leader Cllr Stephen Carr admitted at the meeting.Arup, the lead consultant on the proposals, and others had underestimated how many people would turn up for consultation meetings, he said."The biggest issue is around planning and what's going to be the … Continue reading Election meeting: PARK CONSULTATION HAS NOT BEEN PERFECT, COUNCIL LEADER ADMITS

“THEN SOMETHING WONDERFUL HAPPENED…..” Crystal Palace Food Market’s first year

Saturday May 10th Happy birthday to us, happy birthday to us, happy birthday dear Crystal Palace Food Market, happy birthday to us!  One year ago we held our breath & took a leap of faith & here we are now 52 markets later!  To celebrate, we'll have balloons for kids & cake (a massive double … Continue reading “THEN SOMETHING WONDERFUL HAPPENED…..” Crystal Palace Food Market’s first year

“NEIGHBOURS FROM HELL” GIVEN MARCHING ORDERS

AN UPPER NORWOOD drugs den that was the scene of persistent antisocial behaviour, leaving neighbours feeling like prisoners in their own homes, has been closed by Croydon council.A closure order stopping anybody from entering or living at 83, The Lawns, Upper Norwood, for three months was grantedon April 29th at Croydon Magistrates’ Court.The court was … Continue reading “NEIGHBOURS FROM HELL” GIVEN MARCHING ORDERS

UPPER NORWOOD LIBRARY HAPPENINGS / WEST NORWOOD – A PLACE OF CHANGE / HOWARD MARKS AT KINGSWOOD / OVERGROUND FESTIVAL VOLUNTEERS WANTED / MOTORSPORT AT CRYSTAL PALACE 2014

  There's more happening at Upper Norwood library in May, no 'May-bes' about it!Saturday May 10th at 10.30 – 11am: Saturday Waggle and HumFiona’s ever popular rhyme-time with puppets also takes place one Saturday a month to allow working parents the opportunity to waggle and hum with their babies.Age: 0 – 2 year olds Charge: … Continue reading UPPER NORWOOD LIBRARY HAPPENINGS / WEST NORWOOD – A PLACE OF CHANGE / HOWARD MARKS AT KINGSWOOD / OVERGROUND FESTIVAL VOLUNTEERS WANTED / MOTORSPORT AT CRYSTAL PALACE 2014

ANGELIQUE HARTIGAN AT DULWICH FESTIVAL / SPOTLIGHT ON SOANE /

 Bluebells I by Angelique Hartigan  Approx 520mm x 630mm Price £535 ANGELIQUE HARTIGAN AT DULWICH FESTIVALFrom Angelique Hartigan: Part of the Dulwich Festival it only seems right to celebrate the local area so this year sees seven new Dulwich Village paintings with scenes ranging from alfresco coffee at Romeo Jones on a sunny day to learning … Continue reading ANGELIQUE HARTIGAN AT DULWICH FESTIVAL / SPOTLIGHT ON SOANE /

CINEMA MUSEUM EVENTS

The Cinema Museum 2 Dugard Way (off Renfrew Road) London SE11 4TH Tel.: +44 (0)20 7840 2200 Email: info@cinemamuseum.org.uk Following events all begin at 7.30pm Saturday May 10th Palace of Varieties Thursday May 15th A Just William EveningThursday May 22nd An Evening with John Krish Tuesday May 27th An Evening with Suzanna Leigh Thursday May … Continue reading CINEMA MUSEUM EVENTS

ARTISTS AND BROADCASTERS SCOOP CASH PRIZES FOR PLANS TO MAKE USE OF TEMPORARY EMPTY SPACE

Joint winners of a ‘meanwhile use’ competition to support new businesses making temporary use of vacant spaces and premises in Croydon are a group of nomadic urban artists and the town’s local internet radio station. The competition was used to help promote Croydon council’s launch of a meanwhile use toolkit which provides budding businesses with … Continue reading ARTISTS AND BROADCASTERS SCOOP CASH PRIZES FOR PLANS TO MAKE USE OF TEMPORARY EMPTY SPACE