BRIDGE HOUSE THEATRE UNWRAP THEIR CHRISTMAS SHOW PLANS

THE WAIT IS FINALLY OVER - THIS YEAR'S CHRISTMAS SHOW IS ..... Dear Bridge House Theatre Supporter It is with great pleasure we can announce that this year's Christmas Show will be Plaid Tidings. It has been two years in the planning and we are so excited by this show. More information below. The Christmas show … Continue reading BRIDGE HOUSE THEATRE UNWRAP THEIR CHRISTMAS SHOW PLANS

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COUNCIL’S DOUBLE PLEDGE FOR TENANTS RIGHTS

A national campaign to end no-fault private evictions and reintroduce lifetime social tenancies in its own housing stock were both backed at Croydon council's full meeting. Croydon council have now become the first local authority to publicly back the #EndUnfairEvictions campaign, joining Generation Rent, the London Renters’ Union, ACORN and the New Economics Foundation calling for … Continue reading COUNCIL’S DOUBLE PLEDGE FOR TENANTS RIGHTS

CROYDON MAN GETS EIGHT YEARS JAIL FOR HANDLING STOLEN VEHICLES – after complaining to police his OWN Porsche had been nicked!!!

News From Crystal Palace doesn’t normally report cases which have no bearing on the area. What follows will not have amused the victims  – but the following press release from the Met Police is such a gem we felt it needed a wider audience…. A 39-year-old Croydon man who was responsible for the handling of … Continue reading CROYDON MAN GETS EIGHT YEARS JAIL FOR HANDLING STOLEN VEHICLES – after complaining to police his OWN Porsche had been nicked!!!

TOP ‘DEMENTIA-FRIENDLY’ ACCOLADE FOR CROYDON More than 3,600 people living with condition in borough

Alzheimer’s Society, the UK’s leading dementia charity, have awarded its highest accolade to Croydon for the significant progress made to support residents living with dementia and their families. The borough has been granted Working towards Dementia Friendly status by the charity. This means that local people, communities and businesses will benefit even more from the … Continue reading TOP ‘DEMENTIA-FRIENDLY’ ACCOLADE FOR CROYDON More than 3,600 people living with condition in borough

MP PRAISES NEW AWARD NAMED AFTER SENI LEWIS

A new award is being named after Seni Lewis who died following a "prolonged period of restraint by police officers" in 2010 while he was a patient at Bethlem Royal Hospital suffering a mental health crisis. The national award from the Met Police in partnership with South London and Maudsley NHS Foundation Trust (SLaM) will … Continue reading MP PRAISES NEW AWARD NAMED AFTER SENI LEWIS

ST CHRISTOPHER’S HOSPICE LAUNCH £200,000 APPEAL TO HELP LOCAL CARERS

St Christopher’s hospice are launching a campaign to raise £200,000 to fit-out and start running a specialised training Skills Lab for local people at its new education building in Sydenham. "The Skills Lab will be a space in which people of south east London who want to look after someone who is nearing the end … Continue reading ST CHRISTOPHER’S HOSPICE LAUNCH £200,000 APPEAL TO HELP LOCAL CARERS

MOBO AWARD WINNER BACKS ‘MUSIC CITY’ PLANS FOR CROYDON

Rap stars Nadia Rose, and Krept and Konan, are backing Croydon’s ambitions to become a music city in the style of Nashville or Seattle. Nadia, whose Skwod video won the MOBO award for best video in 2016, says: “Croydon is fast developing a reputation as a hotbed of musical talent and has produced some of … Continue reading MOBO AWARD WINNER BACKS ‘MUSIC CITY’ PLANS FOR CROYDON

PLANNED BUS CUTS SLAMMED BY SOUTHWARK COUNCIL  – “Passengers will be booted off regular bus services at Waterloo and the Elephant”

TfL’s plans to cut seven of Southwark’s bus routes will leave passengers on the 45, 48, 53, 171, 172 and 388 buses dropped well short of their central London destinations, say Southwark council. "TfL’s plans to cut short and remove all of these bus routes will take away a direct and affordable means of getting … Continue reading PLANNED BUS CUTS SLAMMED BY SOUTHWARK COUNCIL  – “Passengers will be booted off regular bus services at Waterloo and the Elephant”

NEW SPACE FOR GROWING BUSINESSES OPENS IN BRIXTON – Focus on design, creativity and innovation

International House, formerly Lambeth council offices by Brixton police station, has re-opened as what the council claim is "London’s largest affordable workspace." A Lambeth council statement says: The first tenants are moving into a former Lambeth council office block in Brixton which, once fully occupied, will become London’s biggest affordable workspace. The project is providing … Continue reading NEW SPACE FOR GROWING BUSINESSES OPENS IN BRIXTON – Focus on design, creativity and innovation

LONDON MOZART PLAYERS LAUNCH £100,000 APPEAL

London Mozart Players, who are based at St John's church on Auckland Road, Upper Norwood have launched an appeal to raise £100,000 to support the orchestra during its 70th anniversary season and beyond. They say: "We’ve already received generous donations from our friends and supporters amounting to 50 per cent of our target. "Donations during our 70th year will be … Continue reading LONDON MOZART PLAYERS LAUNCH £100,000 APPEAL