NEW ACAPPELLA GROUP KICKS OFF THIS WEEKEND’S CRYSTAL PALACE FESTIVAL (P.S. They’re rather good…)

A new acappella group will kick off events at this year's Crystal Palace Festival tomorrow (Saturday). After just 10 TEN WEEKS of rehearsals Palace Acappella gave their first main public performance at the Festival's Countdown party on Tuesday in the Queen's hotel, Church Road. Songs performed included True Colours (Cindi Lauper), Blue Moon (Marcels) and … Continue reading NEW ACAPPELLA GROUP KICKS OFF THIS WEEKEND’S CRYSTAL PALACE FESTIVAL (P.S. They’re rather good…)

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…AND A FESTIVAL OF FOOD IN HAYNES LANE – INCLUDING HIPPY VEGAN ICE CREAM!

It’s Crystal Palace Festival this week, and there’s lots of good stuff going on all over the Palace all week.  We’ve got tons of picnic ready food you can pick up before you head in.  Comfort & Joy are always a winner, plus Simply Tay samosas, Brett & Bailey cake, Simply Tay vegan & gluten … Continue reading …AND A FESTIVAL OF FOOD IN HAYNES LANE – INCLUDING HIPPY VEGAN ICE CREAM!

ANERLEY STABBING VICTIM WAS ALSO ROBBED – POLICE SEEK WITNESSES

Police are appealing for witnesses after being called to Anerley Road last Friday (7th) by London Ambulance Service following reports of a stabbing. A Scotland Yard spokesperson told News From Crystal Palace: “Officers attended and found a man aged in his fifties with stab injuries. “He was taken to a south London hospital where his … Continue reading ANERLEY STABBING VICTIM WAS ALSO ROBBED – POLICE SEEK WITNESSES

NEW CAMPAIGN TARGETS ROGUE LETTINGS AGENTS IN LAMBETH: Seven face fines of £5,000 – or more

Seven lettings agents in Lambeth have been given penalty notices telling them they could face fines of £5,000 - or more - for not belonging to an approved redress scheme. A Lambeth council spokesman told News From Crystal Palace: “Since 2014 it has been a legal requirement for all letting and property management agents to … Continue reading NEW CAMPAIGN TARGETS ROGUE LETTINGS AGENTS IN LAMBETH: Seven face fines of £5,000 – or more

EIGHT NEW BRICK BY BRICK SITES IN UPPER NORWOOD INCLUDING CARBERRY ROAD CAR PARK – Garages near College Green also ‘selected’

Eight new sites in Crystal Palace  to build more 'Brick by Brick' homes have been selected by Croydon council - including the car park used by residents in Carberry Road off Westow Street. Croydon council's cabinet gave the go ahead to selling 60 sites at their meeting last night (Monday). The sites in Crystal Palace … Continue reading EIGHT NEW BRICK BY BRICK SITES IN UPPER NORWOOD INCLUDING CARBERRY ROAD CAR PARK – Garages near College Green also ‘selected’

HOMES FOR LAMBETH SUPREMO BENNETT GETS A BATTERING (much of it from other Labour councillors)

Homes for Lambeth supremo Cllr Matthew Bennett took an absolute battering - much of it from other Labour councillors - at Thursday night's meeting of Lambeth council's overview and scrutiny committee. The committee voted for a whole series of recommendations aimed at scrutinising what is going on within the highly controversial Homes for Lambeth scheme … Continue reading HOMES FOR LAMBETH SUPREMO BENNETT GETS A BATTERING (much of it from other Labour councillors)

FROM THE GALLERY: “HOW WE CHOOSE TO ENGAGE DOESN’T CHANGE THE MARKET. “IT WILL ENABLE US TO TURN OUR POLITICAL WILL INTO REALITY” – Bennett

Cllr Matthew Bennett walked into Thursday night's meeting of Lambeth council's overview and scrutiny committee seemingly unaware someone had completely re-written the script for the evening. A report by officers on the highly controversial 'Homes for Lambeth' scheme to members of the committee asked them to 'note' the report before them and make recommendations. And … Continue reading FROM THE GALLERY: “HOW WE CHOOSE TO ENGAGE DOESN’T CHANGE THE MARKET. “IT WILL ENABLE US TO TURN OUR POLITICAL WILL INTO REALITY” – Bennett

FIRST SITE ON CENTRAL HILL TO BE DEVELOPED ANNOUNCED- NO BALLOT ON DEMOLITION, CLLR BENNETT? (There’s only 63 homes empty on the estate at the moment)

The identity of the first site on Central Hill estate in Crystal Palace to be developed - despite no ballot on demolishing the estate having been carried out - has been revealed by Cllr Bennett. Telling the overview and scrutiny committee: "We are completely committed to all of these large schemes" he said there would … Continue reading FIRST SITE ON CENTRAL HILL TO BE DEVELOPED ANNOUNCED- NO BALLOT ON DEMOLITION, CLLR BENNETT? (There’s only 63 homes empty on the estate at the moment)

“COUNCIL HAS REFUSED US AIR MONITORING SYSTEMS” Tenants chief tells committee his wife had to visit A and E three times with lung inflammation

Tenants leader Shemi Leira told how his wife has had to visit accident and emergency on three occasions after being diagnosed with a lung infection which caused acute breathing difficulties caused by "perennial exposure to construction elements." Shemi, who chairs the tenants and residents association on the Westbury estate - another of the six council … Continue reading “COUNCIL HAS REFUSED US AIR MONITORING SYSTEMS” Tenants chief tells committee his wife had to visit A and E three times with lung inflammation

BIDDING OPENS FOR CROYDON’S FIRST COMMUNITY-LED HOMES -THE LAWNS IN UPPER NORWOOD CHOSEN FOR INITIAL PROJECT

Croydon community groups can now put forward bids to build their own affordable homes on a council-owned plot of land. In January the council approved a project where local groups can design and develop their own community-led homes on borough land. Bidders will also receive design and development support from Brick by Brick, the council-created … Continue reading BIDDING OPENS FOR CROYDON’S FIRST COMMUNITY-LED HOMES -THE LAWNS IN UPPER NORWOOD CHOSEN FOR INITIAL PROJECT