MORE THAN 1,000 PEOPLE TAKE HIV TEST IN CROYDON BOROUGH “One in every eight people who are HIV positive in the UK do not know that they have the virus”

Croydon’s annual HIV Testing Week campaign has been a resounding success with almost 1,200 additional people being tested for HIV during this time – beating last year’s total. More than 100 trained volunteers, including Croydon College students, Rainbow Across Borders – a local LGBT group, and Croydon council staff, signposted people to get tested at … Continue reading MORE THAN 1,000 PEOPLE TAKE HIV TEST IN CROYDON BOROUGH “One in every eight people who are HIV positive in the UK do not know that they have the virus”

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CROYDON GUNMAN GETS 13 YEARS / MAN JAILED FOR COURIER FRAUD – POLICE APPEAL TO TRACE HIS ACCOMPLICES

A prolific burglar who also carried out a gunpoint robbery for a valuable watch has been jailed for a series of offences committed in south London and Kent. The 32-year-old man from Catford Hill was sentenced to a total of 13 years’ imprisonment after admitting to a string of offences offences including: - Burglary - … Continue reading CROYDON GUNMAN GETS 13 YEARS / MAN JAILED FOR COURIER FRAUD – POLICE APPEAL TO TRACE HIS ACCOMPLICES

FIRST SOUTHWARK COUNCIL PANEL ON YOUTH VIOLENCE MEETS

A cross-party panel to understand the current landscape of youth violence in the borough has been created by Southwark council. Over the past few months London has witnessed a number of tragic knife crimes with many of the victims teenagers and young people. Sadly, a number of these incidents have taken place in our own … Continue reading FIRST SOUTHWARK COUNCIL PANEL ON YOUTH VIOLENCE MEETS

SOUTH NORWOOD IMPROVEMENT PROJECT GETS £1 MILLION-PLUS FROM GLA FUND

A project to improve the high streets and public spaces of South Norwood has been successful in receiving more than £1 million in funding from the Greater London Authority. Re-imagining the Everyday Spaces in South Norwood was awarded £1.16m from the Mayor of London’s Good Growth Fund. The bid, which was submitted by Croydon council … Continue reading SOUTH NORWOOD IMPROVEMENT PROJECT GETS £1 MILLION-PLUS FROM GLA FUND

COUNCIL NEWS: TELL CROYDON YOUR COMMUNITY SAFETY CONCERNS / NEW SOUTHWARK LIBRARY ALMOST TWICE THE SIZE OF ITS FORMER HOME / LEWISHAM TO GET £9 MILLION FROM  GOVERNMENT TO REPLACE DEFECTIVE CLADDING

 TELL CROYDON YOUR COMMUNITY SAFETY CONCERNS The Safer Croydon Partnership (SCP) have launched a survey to gain a greater understanding of people’s crime concerns. The short survey, launched today, seeks the views of everyone who lives, works or visits Croydon. It asks which crime and anti-social behaviour issues causes them most concerns, across the borough, … Continue reading COUNCIL NEWS: TELL CROYDON YOUR COMMUNITY SAFETY CONCERNS / NEW SOUTHWARK LIBRARY ALMOST TWICE THE SIZE OF ITS FORMER HOME / LEWISHAM TO GET £9 MILLION FROM  GOVERNMENT TO REPLACE DEFECTIVE CLADDING

£70,000 TARGET REACHED TO BUILD DINOSAUR BRIDGE IN CRYSTAL PALACE PARK –  WITH GUNS ‘N’ROSES HAT GOING FOR JUST OVER £1,000

The amazing community of Crystal Palace have reached their £70,000 target to  build a 'dinosaur bridge' in Crystal Palace park - with just one day to spare!. Ellinor Michel of Friends of Crystal Palace Dinosaurs told News From Crystal Palace: "Slash's hat went for £1020; a behind the scenes Natural History Museum tour went for … Continue reading £70,000 TARGET REACHED TO BUILD DINOSAUR BRIDGE IN CRYSTAL PALACE PARK –  WITH GUNS ‘N’ROSES HAT GOING FOR JUST OVER £1,000

ANERLEY STABBING: SIXTEEN YEAR OLD GIRL CHARGED WITH MURDER / UPPER NORWOOD SHOOTING: FIVE ARRESTED

Detectives investigating the fatal stabbing of Ayodeji Habeeb Azeez in Anerley on Sunday, 4 November have charged two more people with murder. A 17-year-old boy [F] was charged with murder on Tuesday, 11 December. A 16 year-old girl [C] was charged with murder on Wednesday, 12 December. They were both due to appear at Bromley … Continue reading ANERLEY STABBING: SIXTEEN YEAR OLD GIRL CHARGED WITH MURDER / UPPER NORWOOD SHOOTING: FIVE ARRESTED

OPINION: “WE WILL CONSULT RESIDENTS ON PROPOSALS”

News From Crystal Palace tries to be impartial, fair-minded and balanced. With Lambeth council that is not always easy. In many, many cases it is downright difficult Elsewhere on this news website you will see details of a financial planning report being presented to tonight's (Monday) meeting of the Lambeth Labour cabinet. But, given that … Continue reading OPINION: “WE WILL CONSULT RESIDENTS ON PROPOSALS”

REDUCTION IN LAMBETH’S SPENDING POWER “ONE OF HIGHEST IN THE COUNTRY” – OFFICER’S REPORT TO CABINET

A budget report to tonight's meeting of Lambeth council's cabinet "extends the period of austerity in local government into two decades". The financial planning report 2018/19 to 2022/23 also says: Since 2010 cuts in central government funding has reduced Lambeth’s spending power, one of the highest reductions in the country, and this has led to … Continue reading REDUCTION IN LAMBETH’S SPENDING POWER “ONE OF HIGHEST IN THE COUNTRY” – OFFICER’S REPORT TO CABINET

ORGANIC SOURDOUGH SNOWBALLS – AND CHRISTMAS WREATHS – IT’S THE FOOD MARKET!

Jenny from Into the Wild will be here this Saturday with festive wreaths. If you'd like to guarantee one on your door you can order from her in advance. Choose from cool whites/natural colours or bright colours! You can text her on 07904 018 088, email her or contact her via her website. Lunches this week Hot food … Continue reading ORGANIC SOURDOUGH SNOWBALLS – AND CHRISTMAS WREATHS – IT’S THE FOOD MARKET!