NEW COUNCIL LEADER NAMED “I want to bring Lambeth together” – Jack Hopkins / LEWISHAM GIVEN £10,000 TO EXPLORE ADS BAN ON HIGH FAT, HIGH SUGAR AND SALTY FOODS / COMPANY FINED AFTER WASTE FLY-TIPPED IN RECREATION GROUND / FREEDOM PASS RENEWAL

NEW COUNCIL LEADER NAMED "I want to bring Lambeth together" - Jack Hopkins Cllr Jack Hopkins is the leader-elect of Lambeth council following his selection by the Labour group of councillors on Monday (Jan 28). He is expected to be confirmed as leader of the council at its next full meeting on February 13. Cllr … Continue reading NEW COUNCIL LEADER NAMED “I want to bring Lambeth together” – Jack Hopkins / LEWISHAM GIVEN £10,000 TO EXPLORE ADS BAN ON HIGH FAT, HIGH SUGAR AND SALTY FOODS / COMPANY FINED AFTER WASTE FLY-TIPPED IN RECREATION GROUND / FREEDOM PASS RENEWAL

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AN OLD GANGSTER’S MOLLS AND ‘THE BILL’ REUNION – AN ARRESTING TIME AT THE CINEMA MUSEUM

Imitation of Life (1934) February 3rd VITO screening of 1985 (2018) February 3rd An Old Gangster’s Molls (1927) February 6th #WalkToPalestine talk with Benjamin Ladraa February 7th Misty Moon - The Bill Reunion 3 February 9th Juliet Lawson in concert February 10th Kennington Talkies presents Imitation of Life (1934), Sunday February 3rd @ 2:30pm Following our screening of the 1959 Douglas Sirk remake … Continue reading AN OLD GANGSTER’S MOLLS AND ‘THE BILL’ REUNION – AN ARRESTING TIME AT THE CINEMA MUSEUM

SHURGARD STORAGE FIRE: NO SPRINKLER SYSTEM – REGULATIONS NEED TO BE REVIEWED AND TIGHTENED AS MATTER OF URGENCY SAYS MP

The Shurgard storage facility in Croydon which was destroyed on New Year's Eve had no sprinkler system - because it was not required under  fire regulations, the company has told MP Steve Reed. In a House of Commons debate on fire safety and fire cladding, Mr Reed (Lab, Croydon North)  told MPs: "Shurgard has been … Continue reading SHURGARD STORAGE FIRE: NO SPRINKLER SYSTEM – REGULATIONS NEED TO BE REVIEWED AND TIGHTENED AS MATTER OF URGENCY SAYS MP

Fire Safety: MP UNABLE TO DISCOVER WHETHER NEWLY REBUILT SCHOOL HAS FLAMMABLE CLADDING IN IT – OR NOT

MP Steve Reed says he has been unable to discover whether a newly rebuilt school in his Croydon North constituency has flammable cladding or not. "It seems impossible to do so" he told fellow MPs during a debate on fire safety and fire cladding. "If I, as the local Member of Parliament with the access … Continue reading Fire Safety: MP UNABLE TO DISCOVER WHETHER NEWLY REBUILT SCHOOL HAS FLAMMABLE CLADDING IN IT – OR NOT

Fire Safety: “MINISTERS COULD FACE CORPORATE MANSLAUGHTER CHARGES IF THEY WERE PRIVATE COMPANY” – STEVE REED

If the Government were a private company and acted as they have over the Grenfell Tower disaster , Ministers could be in the dock for corporate manslaughter, says Croydon North MP Steve Reed. Mr Reed told an adjournment debate in the House of Commons on fire cladding that is absolutely extraordinary that we are not … Continue reading Fire Safety: “MINISTERS COULD FACE CORPORATE MANSLAUGHTER CHARGES IF THEY WERE PRIVATE COMPANY” – STEVE REED

Fire Safety: : LEASEHOLDERS HAVING TO PAY FOR REMEDIAL WORKS FOR FIRE CLADDING “Nobody will buy a flat in a block that has flammable cladding strapped to the outside of it” – MP.

Leaseholders in some tower blocks are having to pay for removing and replacing fire cladding, MP Steve Reed told the House of Commons debate. Mr Reed said he had got involved with the subject of fire cladding because a block in his Croydon North  constituency, Citiscape, has the same sort of cladding—aluminium composite material cladding—that was … Continue reading Fire Safety: : LEASEHOLDERS HAVING TO PAY FOR REMEDIAL WORKS FOR FIRE CLADDING “Nobody will buy a flat in a block that has flammable cladding strapped to the outside of it” – MP.

UNITY CLOSE SHOOTING: POLICE ARREST 17-YEAR-OLD

Detectives investigating the shooting of a 16-year-old boy have arrested a 17-year-old on suspicion of attempted murder. He is currently detained at a south London police station. Officers were called at 22:13hrs on Tuesday, 22 January, to a reported shooting in Unity Close, off Crown Dale, Upper Norwood. Officers attended and a 16-year-old boy was … Continue reading UNITY CLOSE SHOOTING: POLICE ARREST 17-YEAR-OLD

FOOD MARKET: A LITTLE EGGSTRA ON THE WAY…..

Have you visited our budding Wednesday market in the courtyard yet?  At the moment, you’ll find the Store Cupboard with all their organic refills alongside Roots and Cycles with eco products and cleaning refills (all at really great prices).  The big news is that soon they’ll be joined by Brockman’s farm, with organic and biodynamic vegetables from Kent and Europe as well … Continue reading FOOD MARKET: A LITTLE EGGSTRA ON THE WAY…..

PLANS FOR NEW-LOOK GRAPE AND GRAIN MADE PUBLIC 

Plans to refurbish and extend the 'Grape and Grain' pub at the top of Anerley Hill have been submitted to Bromley council - with lots of support for the planned roof terrace. Local campaigner Francis Bernstein says: "Following their public engagement meeting about the proposal last year, my concerns from their last application have been … Continue reading PLANS FOR NEW-LOOK GRAPE AND GRAIN MADE PUBLIC 

BABY BOY IN PENGE COLLISION LOSES FIGHT FOR LIFE

A baby boy involved in a collision in Penge on Sunday, 13 January has died. Luciano Newman, who was eight months old, suffered critical injuries as a result of a road traffic collision on Croydon Road and sadly passed away on Sunday, 20 January. His mother Nicole Newman, aged 23, who was pushing Luciano’s pram … Continue reading BABY BOY IN PENGE COLLISION LOSES FIGHT FOR LIFE