HUNDREDS OF VISITORS FLOCK TO FIRST-EVER CRYSTAL PALACE ARTISTS OPEN HOUSE

Hundreds of visitors flocked to the first-ever Crystal Palace Artists Open House at the weekend - and there's more to come!   Coopers Yard off Westow Hill (down the side of the Iceland store) had at least 500 visitors. Similar numbers 'invaded' the yellow house on Church Road opposite the Queens hotel where Anna Jacobs … Continue reading HUNDREDS OF VISITORS FLOCK TO FIRST-EVER CRYSTAL PALACE ARTISTS OPEN HOUSE

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YOUR CHANCE TO HELP CHOOSE THE LIGHTING DESIGN FOR PORTLAND ROAD BRIDGE TOMORROW

YOUR CHANCE TO HELP CHOOSE THE LIGHTING DESIGN FOR PORTLAND ROAD BRIDGE TOMORROW Drop-In session for the local community to help choose the best lighting design for Portland Road Bridge Date: Wednesday 1st May 2019 Where: Caribbean Dreads, 2 Portland Road (on the corner of Clifford Road) When: Between 5:00 p.m and 8:00 p.m. We want as many local … Continue reading YOUR CHANCE TO HELP CHOOSE THE LIGHTING DESIGN FOR PORTLAND ROAD BRIDGE TOMORROW

82 CREATIVE SORTS SHOWING AT 35 VENUES .…IT’S THE FIRST-EVER ARTISTS OPEN HOUSE CRYSTAL PALACE THIS WEEKEND (and next!)

Anna Jacobs moved from Dulwich to Crystal Palace six months ago, having shown at the Dulwich Artists Open House for the past eight / nine years.  Here she tells News From Crystal Palace how her idea for an Artists Open House in Crystal Palace took off…. “Dulwich has been a fantastic event to take part … Continue reading 82 CREATIVE SORTS SHOWING AT 35 VENUES .…IT’S THE FIRST-EVER ARTISTS OPEN HOUSE CRYSTAL PALACE THIS WEEKEND (and next!)

WESTOW HILL DRINKS LICENCE APPLICATION HEARING SET FOR NEXT WEDNESDAY

An application for a drinks licence at the former Bradley's / Plumbase building at 58 - 60 Westow Hill is set to be heard next Wednesday morning at Croydon town hall (10.30am). The council's licensing sub-committee will consider a string of objections to granting a licence for the building. The council have already given a … Continue reading WESTOW HILL DRINKS LICENCE APPLICATION HEARING SET FOR NEXT WEDNESDAY

BENIN BRONZE AT THE FOOD MARKET – AND STEEL PANS IN THE CRYSTAL PALACE STATION BOOKING HALL

Lunches this Saturday Lunch & deli – Comfort & Joy Hot tasty wraps, salads and those famous scotch eggs plus takeaways – curries, lasagne and more.  Great picnic food to take away. Guest lunch – Simply Tay  Sarwat is making “Chicken curry; Fish curry; Vegan curry; Vegan Daal. Served with rice. Plus her famous samosas with scotch bonnet sauce.” … Continue reading BENIN BRONZE AT THE FOOD MARKET – AND STEEL PANS IN THE CRYSTAL PALACE STATION BOOKING HALL

IT’S BIG DIG DAY THIS SATURDAY!

Vegetable-growing gardens across the UK are lining up their spades, opening their gates and putting on the kettle to welcome you to Big Dig Day – four of them in Lambeth. Want to get involved on the day?  Use our interactive map to find a garden to volunteer with on 27 April for the Big Dig day. … Continue reading IT’S BIG DIG DAY THIS SATURDAY!

QUEEN’S HOTEL DECISIONS NEXT WEEK?

Decisions on two planning applications relating to the historic Queen's hotel on Church Road are expected next week, News From Crystal Palace understands. The Planning Inspectorate are currently considering two appeals against refusal of planning permission by Croydon council. The first relates to a refusal by Croydon on October 19 2017: 17/02192/FUL Demolition of existing … Continue reading QUEEN’S HOTEL DECISIONS NEXT WEEK?

SHOPS OWNER IN SMALL BUSINESS RATE RELIEF FRAUD: CLAIMED ON TWO PREMISES (BUT YOU CAN ONLY LEGALLY CLAIM ON ONE)

A business owner has been sentenced to a twenty-six week suspended prison sentence for fraudulently obtaining small business rate relief on two separate businesses, one in Orpington and one in Eltham. The shop owner, from Forest Hill pleaded guilty to two offences under the Fraud Act 2006, at Bromley magistrates court in January 2019 and … Continue reading SHOPS OWNER IN SMALL BUSINESS RATE RELIEF FRAUD: CLAIMED ON TWO PREMISES (BUT YOU CAN ONLY LEGALLY CLAIM ON ONE)

DO THE LAMBETH WALK – TO HELP REDUCE LONELINESS IN THE BOROUGH

This May, Age UK Lambeth are asking the local community to do the Lambeth Walk and get sponsored to walk 100, 155 or 200 miles to help reduce loneliness in Lambeth. All the money raised will help fund the popular MYsocial service. Age UK Lambeth set up MYsocial was to help people discover friendships, connect … Continue reading DO THE LAMBETH WALK – TO HELP REDUCE LONELINESS IN THE BOROUGH

LAMBETH’S FIRST-EVER KURDISH MAYOR: “One community, One Lambeth, One London, One world”

Cllr Ibrahim Dogus - who received a police commendation following the 2017 Westminster terror attack in which an unarmed police officer was killed - is the new Mayor of Lambeth. In a facebook post Cllr Dogus - who represents Bishop's ward and who became deputy mayor last year - said: "It is a great honour to announce that … Continue reading LAMBETH’S FIRST-EVER KURDISH MAYOR: “One community, One Lambeth, One London, One world”