…AS POLICE SEIZE THREE HUNDREDS ROCKS OF COCAINE IN NEW RAIDS…

Warrants were executed at 20 addresses on Wednesday morning as part of Project Soteria which has been deployed on Lambeth and Southwark boroughs since the start of the year to target violent offenders and those involved in supply of drugs. The warrants targeted addresses in the Kennington Park estate as well as other addresses across … Continue reading …AS POLICE SEIZE THREE HUNDREDS ROCKS OF COCAINE IN NEW RAIDS…

…AND A DRUGS GANG GETS JAIL TERMS OF UP TO 16 YEARS

An organised crime gang has been jailed for drugs offences after more than £100,000 in cash and multiple mobile phones were found by police at a Croydon address. 'A', of no fixed address, pleaded guilty to conspiracy to supply Class A drugs at Snaresbrook crown court and was sentenced on Tuesday, 24 September to 16 … Continue reading …AND A DRUGS GANG GETS JAIL TERMS OF UP TO 16 YEARS

31 YEARS ON: MISSING LEE HAD PLANNED TO ATTEND SELHURST PARK MATCH

Following a Crimewatch Roadshow appeal shown today (Thursday), detectives have made a renewed call for information into the disappearance of a teenager in the late 1980s. Lee Boxell was 15 when he was last seen on Saturday, 10 September, 1988 and detectives believe Lee is no longer alive. The original inquiry into Lee's disappearance led … Continue reading 31 YEARS ON: MISSING LEE HAD PLANNED TO ATTEND SELHURST PARK MATCH

SYDENHAM ARTS NEED £850 THIS MONTH AND NEXT MONTH TO SURVIVE……Dame Judi opens Ashcroft Playhouse

In June Sydenham Arts announced: "We have lost our entire core funding from Lewisham Council for the next three years.  "So, critically, we need a steady income of an additional £15,000 a year to plug this gap and to continue for 2020.  "For us it’s crunch time." IT'S NOW OR NEVER! As a multi-arts organisation, … Continue reading SYDENHAM ARTS NEED £850 THIS MONTH AND NEXT MONTH TO SURVIVE……Dame Judi opens Ashcroft Playhouse

RESIDENTS TO VOTE ON WHERE DEVELOPERS MONEY GOES /CLAMPDOWN ON UNSAFE FLAT CONVERSIONS

A new scheme to allocate money from developers to areas with most need - with residents deciding where the cash goes - has been launched by Lewisham council. The Neighbourhood Community Infrastructure Levy scheme (NCIL)*, - launched on September 9th with a £2.3 million funding pot - is the first of its kind in the … Continue reading RESIDENTS TO VOTE ON WHERE DEVELOPERS MONEY GOES /CLAMPDOWN ON UNSAFE FLAT CONVERSIONS

EFFORTS TO RAISE AWARENESS ABOUT HIV HAVE CONTRIBUTED TO DECLINE IN INFECTION RATES, SAY CROYDON

Croydon council say their efforts to raise awareness about preventing the spread of HIV have contributed to a decline in infection rates across London. They say there has been a year-on-year reduction of people being diagnosed late in the borough, which means they are receiving life-saving treatment earlier. New diagnoses in London have declined 42 per … Continue reading EFFORTS TO RAISE AWARENESS ABOUT HIV HAVE CONTRIBUTED TO DECLINE IN INFECTION RATES, SAY CROYDON

HISTORIC ENGLAND FUNDING HELPING TO REVITALISE SOUTH NORWOOD HIGH STREET

Work is set to begin next year on a Croydon council plan to revitalise South Norwood’s High Street after it successfully bid for major funding from Historic England. As part of its £1.7m bid, the council plan to restore dilapidated Victorian buildings, improve public open spaces, back community education projects and encourage specialist heritage-related apprenticeships. … Continue reading HISTORIC ENGLAND FUNDING HELPING TO REVITALISE SOUTH NORWOOD HIGH STREET

“Suicide is a preventable tragedy” – New plan aims to reduce risk in key high risk groups

A new plan setting out local strategies to help reduce the average of 20 people or so each year across Bromley borough taking their own lives is being launched. The Suicide Prevention Plan recognises that every suicide is a preventable, tragic event which can have a devastating impact on family and friends, with impacts also … Continue reading “Suicide is a preventable tragedy” – New plan aims to reduce risk in key high risk groups

LEWISHAM CLAMP DOWN ON IDLING VEHICLES – AND LAUNCH FUND TO HELP GROUPS CUT CARBON EMISSIONS

Drivers who leave their car engines running while stationary will face a fine of up to £80 in Lewisham borough from next year, as part of the council's commitment to improve air quality in the borough. A meeting of Mayor and Cabinet on 18 September agreed to introduce a traffic management order (TMO) which will … Continue reading LEWISHAM CLAMP DOWN ON IDLING VEHICLES – AND LAUNCH FUND TO HELP GROUPS CUT CARBON EMISSIONS

FULL-FIBRE INTERNET ACCESS FOR RESIDENTS IN COUNCIL BLOCKS

Thousands of tenants and leaseholders in Croydon council blocks will be able to receive full-fibre internet access direct to their home following an agreement with two providers. The council have signed an agreement to enable Community Fibre to start work in the coming weeks on providing full-fibre broadband to 11,000 council properties across the borough. … Continue reading FULL-FIBRE INTERNET ACCESS FOR RESIDENTS IN COUNCIL BLOCKS