SECRET BY-ELECTION: LABOUR ANNOUNCE THEIR CANDIDATE

Lambeth Labour have announced their candidate for the forthcoming 'secret' by-election in Coldharbour ward: Scarlett O'Hara. The announcement has been made on the Lambeth Labour party Twitter site. Cue the jokes: If the Green party win the by-election - which still hasn't been officially announced by Lambeth council which is why it's still secret - … Continue reading SECRET BY-ELECTION: LABOUR ANNOUNCE THEIR CANDIDATE

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MORE AND MORE DECISIONS BEING TAKEN BY OFFICERS AND CABINET MEMBERS AT LAMBETH COUNCIL WITHOUT GOING TO COMMITTEES

More and more decisions are being taken by individual cabinet members at Lambeth council, research by News From Crystal Palace has found. Decisions taken by individual cabinet members this year have included approving the award for phase two of the controversial redevelopment of Carnegie library for £1,173,001.60. Decisions taken by officers without going to committee … Continue reading MORE AND MORE DECISIONS BEING TAKEN BY OFFICERS AND CABINET MEMBERS AT LAMBETH COUNCIL WITHOUT GOING TO COMMITTEES

‘BACK THE BAKERLOO EXTENSION’ CALL BY LEWISHAM AND SOUTHWARK COUNCILS – Line could be extended to Lower Sydenham

  Lewisham and Southwark councils are asking people to back the planned extension of the Bakerloo line from Elephant and Castle to Lewisham via Old Kent Road and New Cross Gate. A further extension of the Bakerloo line beyond Lewisham has also been proposed, which could potentially bring the tube to Ladywell, Catford and Lower … Continue reading ‘BACK THE BAKERLOO EXTENSION’ CALL BY LEWISHAM AND SOUTHWARK COUNCILS – Line could be extended to Lower Sydenham

ON YOUR MARKS! MAYOR OF LONDON WANTS PEOPLE’S IDEAS ON NEW-LOOK NATIONAL SPORTS CENTRE

Do you want to help shape the future plan for the Crystal Palace National Sports Centre? A website 'On Your Marks' says there are various ways in which you can get involved across the remainder of 2018; from completing an online questionnaire to attending the series of community events, workshops and focus groups at the … Continue reading ON YOUR MARKS! MAYOR OF LONDON WANTS PEOPLE’S IDEAS ON NEW-LOOK NATIONAL SPORTS CENTRE

STRAWBERRY BENCHES FOREVER…….with free WiFi and built-in air quality sensors

Cllr Peter John, leader of Southwark council (left) and Milos Milisavljevic, founder and CEO of Strawberry Energy celebrate the arrival of the benches. Southwark council are launching their second batch of newly upgraded Strawberry smart benches. They will be joining the ten already in place across the borough, extending the offer of free WiFi, phone … Continue reading STRAWBERRY BENCHES FOREVER…….with free WiFi and built-in air quality sensors

‘DRIVERLESS’ VEHICLES HAVE ARRIVED IN BROMLEY AND CROYDON – but data-gathering experiment has humans at the wheel

A UK company developing technology for driverless vehicles has begun gathering data in the Bromley and Croydon boroughs this week to develop its venture to trial a shared driverless passenger service in London by 2019. Up to ten Five AI’s vehicle’s will be driven in for 10 months by fully trained, human safety drivers in … Continue reading ‘DRIVERLESS’ VEHICLES HAVE ARRIVED IN BROMLEY AND CROYDON – but data-gathering experiment has humans at the wheel

GROUNDBREAKING EMPLOYMENT ACADEMY FOR DISABLED WANNABE ENTREPRENEURS RETURNS

A course which helps disabled entrepreneurs launch their own businesses is calling for new recruits. The Self-Supported Employment Academy (SSEA) is now in its second year of giving two months’ coaching on everything from finance and marketing to business planning to adults with a range of disabilities, from autism to physical, sensory and mental health … Continue reading GROUNDBREAKING EMPLOYMENT ACADEMY FOR DISABLED WANNABE ENTREPRENEURS RETURNS

MP CALLS FOR URGENT GOVERNMENT ACTION OVER “ESSENTIAL” SPRINKLER INSTALLATIONS IN TOWER BLOCKS

Sarah Jones, MP for Croydon Central and shadow housing minister, has joined with Croydon council to urge Government action over “essential” sprinkler installations in the borough. On a visit to view a block in Addiscombe Sarah Jones revealed she will be launching a national campaign for the Government to deliver funding promised last year to … Continue reading MP CALLS FOR URGENT GOVERNMENT ACTION OVER “ESSENTIAL” SPRINKLER INSTALLATIONS IN TOWER BLOCKS

SUMMER HOLIDAY FUN IN CROYDON

Young people can enjoy a wide range of free activities, events and support services in Croydon this summer as part of the Choose Your Future campaign. The campaign aims to support young people to make positive choices, and Croydon’s youth engagement team is aiming the holiday fun at young people aged eight to 19 (or … Continue reading SUMMER HOLIDAY FUN IN CROYDON

BROMLEY WILL CONTINUE TO HAVE DEDICATED EMERGENCY POLICE RESPONSE TEAM

News that London’s largest borough will continue to have a dedicated emergency police response team following the proposed merger of the Metropolitan Police basic command units is being welcomed. The announcement follows consultation about the decision to merge the Metropolitan Police basic command units (BCU) of Bromley with the boroughs of Croydon and Sutton and … Continue reading BROMLEY WILL CONTINUE TO HAVE DEDICATED EMERGENCY POLICE RESPONSE TEAM