YOUTH JAILED FOR ATTEMPTED MURDER OF 14-YEAR-OLD Victim who did not support investigation “incredibly lucky to survive” – police

A 17 year old Upper Norwood youth has been jailed for seven and a half years for attempting to murder a 14-year-old schoolboy, despite the victim not supporting the police investigation. The youth  was charged with attempted murder in November 2017. He denied the offence but was convicted on 25 June following a two-week trial … Continue reading YOUTH JAILED FOR ATTEMPTED MURDER OF 14-YEAR-OLD Victim who did not support investigation “incredibly lucky to survive” – police

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TRIBUTES PAID TO LAMBETH LABOUR COUNCILLOR MATT PARR

Cllr Parr with MP Helen Hayes Tributes are being paid to Lambeth Cllr Matt Parr who has died at the age of 61. Cllr Parr was diagnosed with cancer earlier this year. His passing was announced late this morning on Lambeth Labour party Twitter: "It is with great sadness that we have to announce the … Continue reading TRIBUTES PAID TO LAMBETH LABOUR COUNCILLOR MATT PARR

FRAUDSTER WHO HELPED CON WOMAN OUT OF £17,000 IS JAILED FOR FOUR YEARS

A fraudster who helped con a 70 year old woman out of £17,000 has been jailed for four years at Inner London Crown Court. The court heard that in December 2016 a Bromley resident then aged 70 was cold called by a man who claimed that a pigeon was stuck in her loft. She allowed … Continue reading FRAUDSTER WHO HELPED CON WOMAN OUT OF £17,000 IS JAILED FOR FOUR YEARS

BOTH SAINSBURY’S CAR PARKS CLOSED MONDAY JULY 30TH plus: Crystal Palace food market / Mrs Robinson’s Disgrace / St Christopher’s hospice Twilight Walk /

Both car parks behind Sainsbury's store on Westow Street, Crystal Palace will be closed on Monday (July 30th) for road resurfacing works to Coxwell Road, the access road which runs from Westow Street into both car parks. The noticeboard outside the Sainsbury's which was installed back in January has FINALLY been amended. The sign previously … Continue reading BOTH SAINSBURY’S CAR PARKS CLOSED MONDAY JULY 30TH plus: Crystal Palace food market / Mrs Robinson’s Disgrace / St Christopher’s hospice Twilight Walk /

CROYDON’S YOUTH GIVE THEIR VIEWS ON KNIFE CRIME….AS LAMBETH BUSINESSES ARE FINED FOR SELLING KNIVES TO 14-YEAR-OLD GIRL ‘DECOY’

Over 200 young people attended Croydon Youth Summit on Saturday to share their views on knife crime. The speakers included Metropolitan Police’s Assistant Commissioner Martin Hewitt, who praised Croydon for its partnership work in tackling youth violence, which he held up Met-wide as ‘good practice’. The young people aged 11-24 put their questions and concerns … Continue reading CROYDON’S YOUTH GIVE THEIR VIEWS ON KNIFE CRIME….AS LAMBETH BUSINESSES ARE FINED FOR SELLING KNIVES TO 14-YEAR-OLD GIRL ‘DECOY’

COME IN NUMBER 46, YOUR TIME IS UP – Council urges owners to microchip their pets after tortoise does a runner 

"I am not a number I am a free tortoise" Pet owners are being urged to microchip their animals after a tortoise did a runner and was found wandering along a main Beckenham road. The 10 year-old male Hermann tortoise called Rossi was spotted by an off duty officer who works for Bromley council’s parks … Continue reading COME IN NUMBER 46, YOUR TIME IS UP – Council urges owners to microchip their pets after tortoise does a runner 

NOTHING’S IMPOSSIBLE – AT THE LIBRARY OF POSSIBILITIES!

Explore your potential this summer at Upper Norwood Library with free/low-cost activities led by professionals Upper Norwood Library Hub is excited to present Summer at the Library of Possibilities. We are hosting six weeks of activities and courses for up to 17 year olds over the summer holidays. Free and low cost activities  Explore your … Continue reading NOTHING’S IMPOSSIBLE – AT THE LIBRARY OF POSSIBILITIES!

POLICE APPEAL FOR HELP TO FIND MURDER VICTIM’S WATCH

Version of watch Danny Pearce was killed for Police are appealing for help in finding the watch which belonged to murder victim Danny Pearce after his killer - who had Sydenham connections - was jailed for 35 years. Det. Insp. Jo Sidaway says: "Although one man has been convicted, we are still keen to trace … Continue reading POLICE APPEAL FOR HELP TO FIND MURDER VICTIM’S WATCH

NEW BOUTIQUE SHOP IS STAFFED BY RESIDENTS WITH DISABILITIES Council launches retail project for jobseekers

A boutique shop has opened in the Whitgift Centre staffed by Croydon residents with disabilities who are working towards a career in retail. The four-week employability programme has been launched by Croydon council’s Gateway service to help local residents with disabilities gain experience of working in a shop and gain a City & Guilds level … Continue reading NEW BOUTIQUE SHOP IS STAFFED BY RESIDENTS WITH DISABILITIES Council launches retail project for jobseekers

FOOD SHOP SAVES RESIDENTS £16,000 ON BILLS -AND PREVENTS 42 RENTED HOUSEHOLDS FROM BECOMING HOMELESS

A joint council and community initiative which supports residents struggling to pay their bills has won a commendation in this year’s London Homelessness Awards. The Food Stop is London’s first joint welfare and food club, where each week households receive £20 worth of fresh fruit, vegetables, meat, dairy and other products for £3.50. Food Stop … Continue reading FOOD SHOP SAVES RESIDENTS £16,000 ON BILLS -AND PREVENTS 42 RENTED HOUSEHOLDS FROM BECOMING HOMELESS