LAMBETH COUNCIL TO BORROW £360 MILLION

Lambeth council are to borrow £360 MILLION over the next three years - to help pay for their highly controversial Homes for Lambeth scheme, the redress scheme for child victims of appalling sexual abuse in Lambeth-run childrens homes and other - unspecified - "planned capital expenditure." Many observers will wonder why Lambeth did not borrow … Continue reading LAMBETH COUNCIL TO BORROW £360 MILLION

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LAMBETHWATCH: ONE OF THE PROBLEMS OF NOT HAVING A PROPER COMMITTEE SYSTEM AT LAMBETH COUNCIL….

ON BAILIFFS..... Jonathan Bartley‏Verified account @jon_bartley (Green party opposition leader on Lambeth council - Ed.) Greens got Lambeth council to stop sending in the bailiffs against the most vulnerable residents who were in receipt of Council Tax Support. It appears they have now started again. This is appalling. LambethLabour‏ @LambethLabour (responding): Agents only call people … Continue reading LAMBETHWATCH: ONE OF THE PROBLEMS OF NOT HAVING A PROPER COMMITTEE SYSTEM AT LAMBETH COUNCIL….

LAMBETHWATCH: FROM THE LAMBETH TWITTERSPHERE

CRESSINGHAM GARDENS ET AL Joe Penny‏ @Penny_Dropping Nov 13 Replying to @anthillsocial @RabHarling @SaveCressingham One of best things about @SaveCressingham is they’ve mobilised around the term ‘residents’ when council sought to divide tenants from leaseholders, suggesting that latter go against interests of former. Insisting on the distinction in the case of Cress plays into council's … Continue reading LAMBETHWATCH: FROM THE LAMBETH TWITTERSPHERE

LAMBETHWATCH: FROM NOT ANSWERING THE QUESTION – TO CHANGING THE ORIGINAL ANSWER

Prior to May's council elections Lambeth Cllr Bernard Gentry (Con) complained that a written question he asked at full council hadn't been answered. Lambeth now appear to have a new plan: changing the original answer. Last month, along with various national media, News From Crystal Palace ran stories on the Apprentice winner Michelle Dewberry who … Continue reading LAMBETHWATCH: FROM NOT ANSWERING THE QUESTION – TO CHANGING THE ORIGINAL ANSWER

“TELL US HOW WE CAN IMPROVE DEMOCRACY IN THE BOROUGH”

"Tell us how we can improve democracy in the borough" - that's the request from one of the five councils which include Crystal Palace within its boundaries. If your home, business or community group is in the borough, we want you to take part in a review of local democracy. We are doing the first … Continue reading “TELL US HOW WE CAN IMPROVE DEMOCRACY IN THE BOROUGH”

PALACE TRADERS SPECIAL LATE NIGHT THURSDAY OPENINGS IN DECEMBER (and it’s Small Business Saturday tomorrow)

Xmas Late Openings on the Triangle Traders on the Crystal Palace Triangle (Church Road, Westow Hill and Westow Street) are holding two late night openings before Xmas on Thursday 13th and  20th December 5.30 to 8.30 There is a Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/se19lates/ Events are planned to coincide with the late openings. SMALL BUSINESS SATURDAY: Upcoming event: … Continue reading PALACE TRADERS SPECIAL LATE NIGHT THURSDAY OPENINGS IN DECEMBER (and it’s Small Business Saturday tomorrow)

CRYSTAL PALACE TRANSITION TOWN CELEBRATE THER EIGHTH ANNIVERSARY

Crystal Palace Transition Town celebrated their eighth anniversary on Tuesday with around 120 people at the Salvation Army centre on Westow Street. As well as running the hugely successful Saturday food market in  Haynes Lane, Transition Town also run the Library of Things in Upper Norwood library; Patchwork Farm which sells fruit from many local … Continue reading CRYSTAL PALACE TRANSITION TOWN CELEBRATE THER EIGHTH ANNIVERSARY

…AND TALKING OF CRYSTAL PALACE FOOD MARKET….

Saturday 1 December 10 am to 3 pm Haynes Lane off Westow Street Now it's December, we can say the C word - Christmas! It's time to think about your Christmas orders. The meat, fish, smokery, cheese, cake and gluten free stalls will all be taking advance orders.  Speak to the stalls in person, or … Continue reading …AND TALKING OF CRYSTAL PALACE FOOD MARKET….

EVENTS: FREE FOUR CELLOS CONCERT AT ST JOHN’S / ADVENT FAIR AT CHRIST CHURCH GIPSY HILL / DESERTER AT BOOKSELLER CROW….and more!

SATURDAY 1 DECEMBER 11:00 AM to 12:30PM Four ‘Cellos – Free Concert at St John's Upper Norwood St John the Evangelist Who doesn’t love the ’cello? With a rich, warm sound that can make a room vibrate, it’s perhaps the instrument that most resembles the human voice, with exquisite high notes and sonorous deep notes and … Continue reading EVENTS: FREE FOUR CELLOS CONCERT AT ST JOHN’S / ADVENT FAIR AT CHRIST CHURCH GIPSY HILL / DESERTER AT BOOKSELLER CROW….and more!

ANERLEY STABBING: TWO FACE MURDER CHARGE

Detectives investigating the fatal stabbing of Ayodeji Habeeb Azeez in Anerley have charged a second person with murder. A 21-year-old man  from Orpington (E) was arrested on Monday, 19 November on suspicion of murder. He was charged with Ayodeji’s murder on Tuesday, 20 November and kept in custody to appear at Bromley magistrates court on … Continue reading ANERLEY STABBING: TWO FACE MURDER CHARGE