GET KNITTED! Community responds to War Memorial vandalism / MAYOR OF LAMBETH LAUNCHES CHARITY SINGLE / BLOCKED DRAIN SET TO BE UNBLOCKED / PROLIFIC BURGLAR CONVICTED OF 15 OFFENCES

GET KNITTED! Community responds to War Memorial vandalism 

Around 60 people turned up on Sunday to help repair and replace knitted Poppies torn from the Penge War Memorial railings on Thursday evening.

A Penge Partners spokeswoman told News From Crystal Palace: “We put approximately 400 – 500 poppies up which showed great support from the community.

“People arrived with knitted poppies,  and spent a couple of hours chatting with each other and the cadets, who also provided refreshments.”

In a statement on their Facebook page Penge Partners said they were “overwhelmed” by community support after the Poppy vandalism.

“We are deeply saddened that someone would commit such a pointless and disrespectful act. “We are very grateful to the Penge Air Cadet Force volunteer instructor Nigel and the cadets who collected up the poppies to return to us.

Further reading: POPPIES RIPPED FROM PENGE WAR MEMORIAL October 19th

MAYOR OF LAMBETH LAUNCHES CHARITY SINGLE

Mayor of Lambeth Cllr Christopher Wellbelove has launched a charity single called ‘Hear My Song.’

The song, by Two’s Company, is about depression and aims to raise money for the Mayor’s chosen charity, the Mosaic Trust.

“You’ll be grateful I’m not singing on it” he told councillors at the latest full meeting of Lambeth council.

BLOCKED DRAIN SET TO BE UNBLOCKED

A blocked drain close to the corner of Westow Street and Haynes Lane – which has weeds growing out of it – is set to be cleaned.

A Croydon council spokesman said: “We have logged a blocked drain in Westow Street with our highway contractors for clearing.”

PROLIFIC BURGLAR CONVICTED OF 15 OFFENCES

A violent, prolific burglar, who victimised residents in south London and Kent has been convicted of 15 crimes of burglary, robbery, theft, firearms, drugs and driving offences.

The 32-year-old man from Catford appeared at Woolwich Crown Court on Monday, 15 October where he pleaded guilty a variety of charges including the following:

Burglary – 2 October 2017 – Panmure Road, SE26.
Burglary – 19 January 2018 – Farquhar Road, SE19.
Theft of motor vehicle – 19 January 2018 – Farquhar Road, SE19.

Items stolen by the man included Rolex watches, pearls, diamonds, gold and silver jewellery, computer tablets and mobile phones, cameras and a car.

He is remanded in custody to appear for sentencing on Friday, 26 October at Woolwich crown court.  (Source: Metropolitan Police press release)

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