UPPER NORWOOD LIBRARY HUB EVENTS THIS WEEK

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GROUND CONTROL TO MAJOR TOM: Bowie bandstand in Beckenham listed on festival’s 50th anniversary – and you can buy a personalised brick to help its restoration

The historic bandstand in south London where David Bowie performed at the Growth Summer Festival 50 years ago (on 16 August) has been listed at Grade II by the Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport on the advice of Historic England. A Bromley council press release on the listing begins: Is there life on … Continue reading GROUND CONTROL TO MAJOR TOM: Bowie bandstand in Beckenham listed on festival’s 50th anniversary – and you can buy a personalised brick to help its restoration

SOMEWHERE, OVER THE RAINBOW….Lambeth unveil the first multi-coloured crossing (to “show solidarity with borough’s LGBT+ community”) – and get an FOI request on it!

Lambeth is the first place in the UK to install a permanent ‘rainbow crossing’ on its streets, to "show solidarity with the borough's LGBT+ community." The crossing has been installed in Herne Hill, on two crossings outside the entrance to Brockwell Park; on the junctions of Dulwich Road with Railton Road, and Norwood Road with … Continue reading SOMEWHERE, OVER THE RAINBOW….Lambeth unveil the first multi-coloured crossing (to “show solidarity with borough’s LGBT+ community”) – and get an FOI request on it!

SOUTHWARK ARE FIRST COUNCIL TO LAUNCH DIGITAL HEALTH CHECKS

Southwark have become the first local authority to offer a digital version of the NHS Health Check to save people needing to book face-to-face appointments with their GP. In February 2018 Southwark council were accepted onto the Design Council’s Design in Public Sector programme to increase the uptake of the NHS health checks, especially among … Continue reading SOUTHWARK ARE FIRST COUNCIL TO LAUNCH DIGITAL HEALTH CHECKS

RECYCLING: MANY RESIDENTS AND BUSINESS OWNERS “UNSURE ABOUT BEST PRACTICE” Findings follow major consultation with 5,000 residents responding

A major recycling survey by Lewisham council has found almost one in five local residents and business owners are unsure about best practice when it comes to recycling. When asked how confident they were in knowing what can and can’t be recycled, 18.2pc of respondents said that they were either not confident or not confident … Continue reading RECYCLING: MANY RESIDENTS AND BUSINESS OWNERS “UNSURE ABOUT BEST PRACTICE” Findings follow major consultation with 5,000 residents responding

SOUTHWARK SEEK VIEWS ON COMMUNITY INVOLVEMENT IN HOUSING AND COMMUNITY

Southwark council have issued the following on Twitter: Have your say on our proposals for resident involvement Overview Over the last year, we have been talking to residents about how best to involve people who live in our homes, in decisions that affect their homes and neighbourhoods. We are proposing some significant changes, so we … Continue reading SOUTHWARK SEEK VIEWS ON COMMUNITY INVOLVEMENT IN HOUSING AND COMMUNITY

OOH LA LA! FRENCH PRODUCTS AT THE FOOD MARKET! (plus Italian pasta, Sardinian cheese etc, etc)

Saturday 17th August Organic veg, fruit, fish, eggs, raw milk, butter, vegan, smokery, natural wine, bread, gluten-free, pastries, olives, vegan cheese, store cupboard refills (herbs, tea, flours, rice, nuts, oils), ecocleaning refills, eco house supplies, beauty, salads, wraps, lunch, CBD oil, coffee. Lunch Lunch – Zongo  Spicy Ghanaian roasted vegetable stew.  Ghanaian Chicken stew. Vegan Spinach and Agusi stew. Jollof rice. … Continue reading OOH LA LA! FRENCH PRODUCTS AT THE FOOD MARKET! (plus Italian pasta, Sardinian cheese etc, etc)

ROAD RAGE DRIVER GETS 16 MONTHS JAIL – Attacked OAP in Penge

A motorist who attacked an 80 year old man in Penge has been jailed for 16 months. The driver, aged 56, from Croydon had pleaded guilty via virtual court at Bromley magistrates in May to one court on grievous bodily harm. Last week he was sentenced at Croydon crown court to 16 months imprisonment. The court … Continue reading ROAD RAGE DRIVER GETS 16 MONTHS JAIL – Attacked OAP in Penge

BEWARE OF TREE SERVICES SCAMS

Residents are being advised not to respond to various flyers and leaflets offering tree services to avoid potential scams. In one incident a resident was quoted a low price for tree and garden work only to receive a final bill for an extortionate amount - which included much more for garden waste disposal - way … Continue reading BEWARE OF TREE SERVICES SCAMS

SOUTHWARK: FREE SWIMMING LESSONS FOR THOSE WHO HAVE NEVER TAKEN THE PLUNGE / FREE SWIMMING FOR CROYDON UNDER-16s

Dive into free swimming lessons with Southwark Council If you’re looking to make a big splash for the first time Southwark council are making it easier for non-swimmers to get the confidence they need to enjoy the water. For some it may feel like they missed the boat when it comes to learning to swim … Continue reading SOUTHWARK: FREE SWIMMING LESSONS FOR THOSE WHO HAVE NEVER TAKEN THE PLUNGE / FREE SWIMMING FOR CROYDON UNDER-16s