SEASON’S GREETINGS!!!!! News From Crystal Palace wish all our readers a very MERRY CHRISTMAS!!!!!

The Brown and Green cafe team have expanded and are now hosting a mobile van in Crystal Palace park near the Penge entrance (corner of Thicket Road and Crystal Palace Park Road). Excluding public holidays the van is there from around 9am to 3pm. This Christmas Eve and New Year's Eve the van will be … Continue reading SEASON’S GREETINGS!!!!! News From Crystal Palace wish all our readers a very MERRY CHRISTMAS!!!!!

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“COUNCILS SHOULD SUPPORT FREEDOM OF THE PRESS WITHIN THE LAW AND NOT SEEK TO RESTRICT THOSE WHO WRITE CRITICAL COMMENTS”

The headline above comes from a Department  of Communities and Local Government booklet dated June 2014 which News From Crystal Palace found while trawling the Internet looking for previous examples of council meetings being held behind closed doors. For those of you who have missed it, there were two meetings held by Lambeth council at … Continue reading “COUNCILS SHOULD SUPPORT FREEDOM OF THE PRESS WITHIN THE LAW AND NOT SEEK TO RESTRICT THOSE WHO WRITE CRITICAL COMMENTS”

LAMBETH LEAFLET “GROSSLY MISLEADING” SAY LIBRARY FRIENDS* – “ONE ROOM IN CARNEGIE WOULD CONTAIN 18,000 BOOKS LEAVING VERY LITTLE ROOM FOR PEOPLE”

A Lambeth council leaflet being delivered to homes in the area has been slammed as "grossly misleading" by the Friends of Carnegie Library. The Friends say Lambeth's current plans would not provide a viable library or a viable gym. The library would not have sufficient space, staffing or hours to attract enough users to justify … Continue reading LAMBETH LEAFLET “GROSSLY MISLEADING” SAY LIBRARY FRIENDS* – “ONE ROOM IN CARNEGIE WOULD CONTAIN 18,000 BOOKS LEAVING VERY LITTLE ROOM FOR PEOPLE”

LAMBETHWATCH: ELECTION COUNTDOWN

19 weeks until the local government elections and we have Isaiah (15) & Elijah (12). They particularly miss Carnegie Library during school holidays. Isaiah says "it was the only place we were allowed to go on our own. It was safe and fun, we miss our trips out together" Elijah agrees: "we used to play … Continue reading LAMBETHWATCH: ELECTION COUNTDOWN

CHRISTMAS MESSAGE FROM BROMLEY COUNCIL: PLEASE RECYCLE THAT WRAPPING PAPER! Plus: CRYSTAL PALACE FOOD MARKET …AND SMUT IN THE LIBRARY /

The Two Marketeers - Karen (left) and Laura CRYSTAL PALACE FOOD MARKET "On  the first day of Christmas, my true love gave to me... unpasteurised kimchi." Yes, we're open! Christmas orders have now closed, but we'll have an almost full quota of stalls here with lots of tasty goodies and plenty of last minute present … Continue reading CHRISTMAS MESSAGE FROM BROMLEY COUNCIL: PLEASE RECYCLE THAT WRAPPING PAPER! Plus: CRYSTAL PALACE FOOD MARKET …AND SMUT IN THE LIBRARY /

CLEAN BUSES FOR BRIXTON

 (From left: Cllr Jennifer Brathwaite; Sadiq Khan; unidentified; Lambeth council leader Cllr Lib Peck. Image from Love Lambeth website)   Following a campaign by Lambeth council, the Mayor of London, Sadiq Khan, has delivered the promised low emission bus zone in Brixton Road – one of London’s most polluted roads. The new clean bus zone, … Continue reading CLEAN BUSES FOR BRIXTON

SOUTHWARK AND FIVE OTHER LONDON BOROUGHS NAME ROGUE LANDLORDS AND AGENTS FOR NEW GLA ‘CHECKER’….

Southwark council are one of the first six London councils to have named and shamed rogue landlords and agents, for City Hall’s new landlord and agent checker, which launched this week. The GLA’s Checker makes publicly available a list of private landlords and agents who have been successfully prosecuted by local authorities for jeopardising private … Continue reading SOUTHWARK AND FIVE OTHER LONDON BOROUGHS NAME ROGUE LANDLORDS AND AGENTS FOR NEW GLA ‘CHECKER’….

…….AS LANDLORD IS JAILED FOR FAILING TO PAY CONFISCATION ORDER

A landlord who mislead tenants and rented out an illegally converted property, has been jailed for 155 days, having failed to pay a confiscation order that looked to recover his criminal gains, generated from renting two illegal flats. The landlord was prosecuted by Southwark council at Croydon magistrates court in April 2015, for breaching a … Continue reading …….AS LANDLORD IS JAILED FOR FAILING TO PAY CONFISCATION ORDER

COUPLE FAILED TO DEMOLISH BLOCK OF FLATS THAT DID NOT COMPLY WITH PLANNING PERMISSION FACE CONFISCATION PROCEEDINGS

A husband and wife who jointly own a block of flats in Waddon have been found guilty of failing to comply with a council enforcement notice ordering that the block be demolished. The husband was found guilty, at Croydon crown court earlier this month of non-compliance with an enforcement notice. His wife had earlier been … Continue reading COUPLE FAILED TO DEMOLISH BLOCK OF FLATS THAT DID NOT COMPLY WITH PLANNING PERMISSION FACE CONFISCATION PROCEEDINGS

TRADER ‘CHARGED’ OVER FAKE PHONE CHARGERS “These bargains could cost lives” – councillor

A Peckham trader who was found in possession of more than 600 fake iPhone charger plugs, has been given a 12 month community order, with 120 hours unpaid work and costs of £1,410 with his company being fined a further £1,500, at Camberwell Green magistrates court. The trader pleaded guilty to offences under the Electrical … Continue reading TRADER ‘CHARGED’ OVER FAKE PHONE CHARGERS “These bargains could cost lives” – councillor