CROYDON GETS HIGH COURT INJUNCTION TO STOP ILLEGAL ENCAMPMENTS

An interim High Court order banning the setting up of unauthorised encampments and fly-tipping has been granted to Labour-controlled Croydon council. The three-month injunction covers more than 200 of the borough's parks, open spaces and council lands, and 11 highways. Granted on Wednesday (18 July), details of the injunction were announced by Croydon late this … Continue reading CROYDON GETS HIGH COURT INJUNCTION TO STOP ILLEGAL ENCAMPMENTS

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SMOKING BANNED IN LAMBETH PLAYGROUNDS – AND PARKS AND OTHER PUBLIC SPACES COULD BE NEXT

  Playgrounds run by Lambeth council are to go smokefree - and if the ban is successful it could be extended to whole parks and other public spaces across the borough. The ban should also cut down on the estimated 26 tonnes of  litter from cigarette butts in Lambeth every year, said a Lambeth council spokesperson. … Continue reading SMOKING BANNED IN LAMBETH PLAYGROUNDS – AND PARKS AND OTHER PUBLIC SPACES COULD BE NEXT

WESTMINSTER ATTACK: DEPUTY MAYOR GETS POLICE COMMENDATION – “Proud that we have not forgotten the Blitz spirit”

Lambeth's new deputy mayor Cllr Ibrahim Dogus has received a police commendation following last year's Westminster terror attack in which an unarmed police officer was killed. Cllr Dogus told News From Crystal Palace: "On the 2nd of July, I was delighted to accept a commendation from Simon Messinger, the borough commander, not for myself, but … Continue reading WESTMINSTER ATTACK: DEPUTY MAYOR GETS POLICE COMMENDATION – “Proud that we have not forgotten the Blitz spirit”

TRIBUTES PAID TO TESSA JOWELL AT COUNCIL MEETING

Mayor of Lambeth Cllr Christopher Wellbelove with Tessa Jowell during his previous Mayoral year when Tessa delivered the Dean lecture at Goldsmiths College October 2009 Tributes were paid to Dame Tessa Jowell, former Labour MP for Dulwich and West Norwood, at Wednesday night's full meeting of Lambeth council. The Mayor, Cllr Christopher Wellbelove, recalled how … Continue reading TRIBUTES PAID TO TESSA JOWELL AT COUNCIL MEETING

EUROPEAN FLAVOURS AT THE FOOD MARKET – PASTA FROM TURIN, WHITE WINE FROM CORSCIA…AND BLACK FOREST GATEAU

Laura and Karen, who run Crystal Palace food market, went to Brambletye Farm last week. “It was lovely to catch up with farmers Stein & Ellie, and to see their beautiful farm. “They, like all farmers at the moment, are struggling without rain, but they are holding it together. “Please support them and all of … Continue reading EUROPEAN FLAVOURS AT THE FOOD MARKET – PASTA FROM TURIN, WHITE WINE FROM CORSCIA…AND BLACK FOREST GATEAU

DULWICH PICTURE GALLERY EVENTS IN AUGUST

Edward Bawden's blotter Exhibitions and Displays Edward Bawden The British artist and designer Edward Bawden (1903–89) is renowned for his monumental linocuts of Brighton Pier and other Victorian architecture, and for his witty designs for companies like Twinings and Fortnum & Mason. This ia the first major exhibition to look at every aspect of Bawden’s … Continue reading DULWICH PICTURE GALLERY EVENTS IN AUGUST

ESTATE DEMOLITIONS: “VAST MAJORITY OF PEOPLE DON’T WANT THEIR HOMES DEMOLISHED” – Cllr Pete Elliott

The overwhelming majority of people on estates chosen for demolition do not want their homes demolished, Gipsy Hill ward Cllr Pete Elliott told last night's full meeting of Lambeth council. "Jeremy Corbyn, Sadiq Khan and local Labour groups have all declared support for ballots so this really should not be controversial. "I hope this will … Continue reading ESTATE DEMOLITIONS: “VAST MAJORITY OF PEOPLE DON’T WANT THEIR HOMES DEMOLISHED” – Cllr Pete Elliott

ESTATE DEMOLITIONS: “I DON’T KNOW WHY YOU’RE SHAKING YOUR HEAD CLLR BENNETT. “IT’S YOUR CONSULTATION AND IT’S RUBBISH” – Cllr Tim Briggs

The survey undertaken on Central Hill on estate demolition was not a proper consultation, Conservative Cllr Tim briggs told the council meeting. Cllr Briggs had begun by telling the meeting: "I'm sure residents must be bowled over by the leadership of Matthew Bennett on repairs. "There's a lot of talk about the consultation. "New evidence … Continue reading ESTATE DEMOLITIONS: “I DON’T KNOW WHY YOU’RE SHAKING YOUR HEAD CLLR BENNETT. “IT’S YOUR CONSULTATION AND IT’S RUBBISH” – Cllr Tim Briggs

FROM THE GALLERY: LAST NIGHT’S LAMBETH COUNCIL MEETING

STAND UP, SIT DOWN, KEEP MOVING?   By 5.30pm the front doors of Lambeth town hall (aka the Lambeth asylum) had been firmly locked. Visitors were being directed towards the Fridge nightclub premises (It transpired entrance for the public would be via the town hall back doors close to the register office). With both a … Continue reading FROM THE GALLERY: LAST NIGHT’S LAMBETH COUNCIL MEETING

MORE THAN 200 YOUNG PEOPLE SET TO ATTEND KNIFE CRIME SUMMIT IN CROYDON

Over 200 young people are expected at Croydon Youth Summit on Saturday afternoon (July 21).   The free event, at the BRIT School, aims to bring 11-24-year-olds together to share their views on knife crime and other serious youth violence. It’s been organised by the Croydon BME Forum, Croydon Council, 20 young people and community … Continue reading MORE THAN 200 YOUNG PEOPLE SET TO ATTEND KNIFE CRIME SUMMIT IN CROYDON