NEW TRUST FOR CRYSTAL PALACE PARK JUST WEEKS AWAY  

A new Crystal Palace Park Trust is just weeks away, the first meeting of the Crystal Palace Park Community Forum has heard. Laurie Handcock, local resident who chairs the existing shadow trust board which is set to morph into the trust, said its formation would see the start of a series of proper discussions about … Continue reading NEW TRUST FOR CRYSTAL PALACE PARK JUST WEEKS AWAY  

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“MANY PEOPLE NOT AWARE OF REGENERATION PLAN FOR PARK”  (but they love the ‘rusty laptop’)

Bromley council and the Mayor of London agreed in 2014 to invest £2.4 million in improvements to Crystal Palace Park.   These improvements include: the building of a new cafe (set to open next year) and skatepark (already opened), landscaping and the removal of some disused structures, and the conservation of the Grade I listed … Continue reading “MANY PEOPLE NOT AWARE OF REGENERATION PLAN FOR PARK”  (but they love the ‘rusty laptop’)

LAMBETHWATCH ELECTION SPECIAL: ARE YOU, OR HAVE YOU EVER BEEN, A MEMBER OF…..?

People's Audit Lambeth founder Simon Morrow finds it somewhat amusing that Lambeth Labour are labelling him as a Green party activist. "I have never been a member of a political party" Simon, a chartered quantity surveyor, tells News From Crystal Palace. "I sent an open letter to Cllr Imogen Walker (See tweet:  https://twitter.com/PeoplesAudit/status/887972805110882304 Open letter: 'Lambeth … Continue reading LAMBETHWATCH ELECTION SPECIAL: ARE YOU, OR HAVE YOU EVER BEEN, A MEMBER OF…..?

GOOD NEIGHBOUR MAUDE: “I HOPE THE LIBRARY CAN SURVIVE ALL THESE CRAZY PLANS”

Defend The Ten‏ @defendtheten Only 5 weeks to go to the local election on May 3 and here is community champion Maude Estwick. Maude has lived in and around the Herne Hill area since 1979 coming from Grenada in 1971 to train as a nurse in the NHS.  She remembers how her children used @CarnegieLib: "at … Continue reading GOOD NEIGHBOUR MAUDE: “I HOPE THE LIBRARY CAN SURVIVE ALL THESE CRAZY PLANS”

OPEN DOOR CLOSED? / QUEENS HOTEL – DEADLINE FOR OBJECTIONS EXTENDED / SINGALONG AT THE FOOD MARKET / EVENTS

OPEN DOOR CLOSED?   Kingsway International Christian Centre have been removing furniture from the cinema building at 25 Church Road. The sign above the canopy stating 'The Open Door' has also been removed. Everyman cinema chain have agreed to purchase the building from KICC subject to being granted a premises licence. Further reading: GREAT NEWS … Continue reading OPEN DOOR CLOSED? / QUEENS HOTEL – DEADLINE FOR OBJECTIONS EXTENDED / SINGALONG AT THE FOOD MARKET / EVENTS

NEW CROYDON SCHEME AIMS TO HELP LOW-INCOME HOUSEHOLDS IN PRIVATE AND RENTED SECTOR SAVE AT LEAST £400 ON THEIR HEATING BILLS / SUSTAINABLE ENERGY MOVE

Croydon council have approved a three-year scheme to save low-income households in the private and rented sector at least £400 on their energy bills by making their homes warmer. The Croydon Healthy Homes initiative will give over 600 struggling households help with their energy costs including: • Free energy assessments • Support to find the … Continue reading NEW CROYDON SCHEME AIMS TO HELP LOW-INCOME HOUSEHOLDS IN PRIVATE AND RENTED SECTOR SAVE AT LEAST £400 ON THEIR HEATING BILLS / SUSTAINABLE ENERGY MOVE

“TOUGHEN UP LAWS ON MATERNITY DISCRIMINATION” SAYS MP

Laws on maternity discrimination and enforcement of breaches need toughening up, says Lewisham West and Penge MP Ellie Reeves "To start with, it should be made harder for women to be made redundant after their maternity leave" she told the House of Commons during a debate on International Women's Day. "Regulation 10 of the Maternity … Continue reading “TOUGHEN UP LAWS ON MATERNITY DISCRIMINATION” SAYS MP

WALK TO SUPPORT FAMILIES IN YOUR COMMUNITY – IT’S ST CHRISTOPHER’S HOSPICE BLUEBELL WALK 2018

St Christopher’s Hospice are urging local people to sign-up to their Bluebell Walk on 29 April 2018. “The hospice has been a place to help me" says Richard Carter. "Since coming to St Christopher’s, I’ve built great friendships with staff, volunteers and patients. "I go to the gym, art therapy, I meet with nurses, and … Continue reading WALK TO SUPPORT FAMILIES IN YOUR COMMUNITY – IT’S ST CHRISTOPHER’S HOSPICE BLUEBELL WALK 2018

RESIDENTS AT THE HEART OF COMMUNITY WARD BUDGET SPENDING /  NEW AIR QUALITY APP/ FINES FOR DROPPING LITTER INCREASE TO £150

More than £500,000 of community ward budgets has been spent funding 400 local projects, as Croydon councillors continue to put residents at the heart of spending in their wards. Power was handed to residents across the borough three years ago, when community ward budgets were first introduced. The initiative is led by ward members and … Continue reading RESIDENTS AT THE HEART OF COMMUNITY WARD BUDGET SPENDING /  NEW AIR QUALITY APP/ FINES FOR DROPPING LITTER INCREASE TO £150

NUISANCE TENANT BARRED FROM PROPERTY / NOISE NUISANCE TENANT EVICTED – 63 individual complaints in eight years

A nuisance tenant who terrorised his neighbours making their lives a misery with his persistent noise and anti-social behaviour has been barred from his home by a court ruling. Croydon magistrates granted a three-month Premises Closure Order (PCO) for Flat 5, Frederick Court, 139 Portland Road, after hearing a catalogue of complaints about the tenant. … Continue reading NUISANCE TENANT BARRED FROM PROPERTY / NOISE NUISANCE TENANT EVICTED – 63 individual complaints in eight years