OH TIDINGS OF COMFORT AND JOY, COMFORT AND JOY,OH TIDINGS OF COMFORT AND JOY!* (Merry Christmas from Crystal Palace Food Market – and Merry Christmas from News From Crystal Palace to all our readers)

Crystal Palace food market wishes you tidings of Comfort and Joy (literally, that’s Andrea from Comfort and Joy in the red, with Nathalie from Chilli Brothers) to send 2018 off with some festive cheer.   We've had an incredible year (again) and can’t thank you all enough for supporting sustainable farming, locally made food and local … Continue reading OH TIDINGS OF COMFORT AND JOY, COMFORT AND JOY,OH TIDINGS OF COMFORT AND JOY!* (Merry Christmas from Crystal Palace Food Market – and Merry Christmas from News From Crystal Palace to all our readers)

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CHRISTMAS: EAT, DRINK – BUT BE SAFE

The Christmas lights are sparkling round the Triangle, courtesy of Callum Mason of Winkworth's estate agents on Westow Hill; the traditional Christmas display which used to decorate the window of Plumbase on Westow Hill can now be found in its new home in Upper Norwood library hub where Joe Field has again worked his magic. … Continue reading CHRISTMAS: EAT, DRINK – BUT BE SAFE

CHRISTMAS: FREE PARKING IN CROYDON COUNCIL CAR PARKS / LAMBETH: EMERGENCY FOOD GUIDE / OTHER COUNCIL SERVICES

An early present from Croydon council will make it easier for residents to prepare for and enjoy the festive season. Pay and display charges in council-run car parks and on-street bays will be relaxed on specific days around Christmas and New Year. These spaces will be free of all parking enforcement on Christmas Eve, Christmas … Continue reading CHRISTMAS: FREE PARKING IN CROYDON COUNCIL CAR PARKS / LAMBETH: EMERGENCY FOOD GUIDE / OTHER COUNCIL SERVICES

CHRISTMAS: DOMESTIC VIOLENCE – SUPPORT FOR MEN AND WOMEN

Domestic abuse often increases during the festive period, so Croydon’s Family Justice Centre (FJC) is keen to ensure men and women know about its support services. Posters on display across the borough detail where help is available, and how to seek support. Between 1 November 2017 and 1 November 2018 there were 1,421 reports of … Continue reading CHRISTMAS: DOMESTIC VIOLENCE – SUPPORT FOR MEN AND WOMEN

LAMBETH COUNCIL FINANCES – WHAT THE LABOUR CABINET SAY: “We have lost 60p in every pound since 2010 that we can spend on local services….“The Government are making the boast ‘austerity is over’ – it’s certainly one we’re not seeing in this town hall.”

Cllr Jim Dickson,  joint cabinet member for the voluntary sector, partnerships and community safety, has spoken of the difficulties Lambeth council face face having to find £43 million of savings which were the result of the "vindictive approach" the Government were taking towards public services. His comments came at Monday night's meeting of Lambeth council's … Continue reading LAMBETH COUNCIL FINANCES – WHAT THE LABOUR CABINET SAY: “We have lost 60p in every pound since 2010 that we can spend on local services….“The Government are making the boast ‘austerity is over’ – it’s certainly one we’re not seeing in this town hall.”

….AND WHAT THE OPPOSITION ON LAMBETH COUNCIL SAY: “COUNCIL INCREASING RESERVES WHILE MAXIMISING MISERY”

“By front loading the biggest cuts in the first year of their four year financial plan Lambeth Labour are maximising misery and heaping hardship on the boroughs most vulnerable residents, says Green party oposition leader Cllr Jonathan Bartley. "And they are doing so while at the same time increasing the council’s reserves. "This is a … Continue reading ….AND WHAT THE OPPOSITION ON LAMBETH COUNCIL SAY: “COUNCIL INCREASING RESERVES WHILE MAXIMISING MISERY”

SE19 ‘LATES’ A “HUGE SUCCESS” SAY ORGANISERS AND THERE’S MORE TONIGHT! – INCLUDING CRYSTAL PALACE BRASS BAND OUTSIDE SAINSBURY’S

Crystal Palace’s first late night Christmas Shopping was a huge success across all sides of the Triangle, say organisers. Last Thursday's events  were also the first time the Crystal Palace green on Westow Street had seen festive music since 2003! Tonight (Thursday 20th) organisers say the festive event, special offers, music and late night shopping … Continue reading SE19 ‘LATES’ A “HUGE SUCCESS” SAY ORGANISERS AND THERE’S MORE TONIGHT! – INCLUDING CRYSTAL PALACE BRASS BAND OUTSIDE SAINSBURY’S

NEW IMMERSIVE INSTALLATION AT DULWICH…AND LEGO AT THE HORNIMAN

Dulwich Picture Gallery commissions immersive installation by Mariele Neudecker Bristol-based artist, Mariele Neudecker, has created a new, sculptural installation for the mausoleum at Dulwich Picture Gallery, which will be displayed as part of a new exhibition of work by the Norwegian artist, Harald Sohlberg. ‘And Then the World Changed Colour: Breathing Yellow’ is the latest … Continue reading NEW IMMERSIVE INSTALLATION AT DULWICH…AND LEGO AT THE HORNIMAN

CROYDON NAMED AMONG LONDON’S FIRST CREATIVE ENTERPRISE ZONES

Croydon has been named among the capital’s first Creative Enterprise Zones (CEZ) announced by the Mayor of London. The borough is one of six from across the capital who have successfully bid for funding from the Mayor to develop as a CEZ – a place where creative industries flourish and grow. Croydon has been awarded … Continue reading CROYDON NAMED AMONG LONDON’S FIRST CREATIVE ENTERPRISE ZONES

PEOPLE OF SOUTHWARK THANKED FOR THEIR RECYCLING EFFORTS BY COUNCIL

The people of Southwark have been thanked for their efforts over recycling after the borough again achieved the highest recycling rates for inner London. Cllr Richard Livingstone, Southwark's cabinet member for environment, transport management and air quality, says: "I would like to congratulate everyone involved and encourage even more people to start separating, cleaning and … Continue reading PEOPLE OF SOUTHWARK THANKED FOR THEIR RECYCLING EFFORTS BY COUNCIL