CYCLE SHOP CLOSES ITS BLUE DOOR – Internet to blame says owner

Blue Door Bicycles at the top of Central Hill closed yesterday (Saturday). Owner David Hibbs, who opened Blue Door in 2010 in what had been the Talbot cycle shop for many years, told News From Crystal Palace: "Technology moves on and unfortunately Internet retailinmg doesn't mix with high street retailing - and I don't think … Continue reading CYCLE SHOP CLOSES ITS BLUE DOOR – Internet to blame says owner

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FINES OF £40,000 AND £8,000 FOR COMPANIES CAUGHT SELLING KNIVES ONLINE TO UNDER-18s: Croydon’s renewed warning as pilot scheme continues – one firm told they could have been fined £80,000

The meat cleaver bought by a 13-year-old boy as part of a Croydon council 'sting' - the company was fined £8,000 Croydon council are again warning UK businesses over illegal online knife sales to children after two more companies were fined thousands. In two separate court cases on Tuesday, one company was fined £40,000 for … Continue reading FINES OF £40,000 AND £8,000 FOR COMPANIES CAUGHT SELLING KNIVES ONLINE TO UNDER-18s: Croydon’s renewed warning as pilot scheme continues – one firm told they could have been fined £80,000

COMPANIES FINED £8,000 EACH FOR SELLING KNIVES ONLINE TO 13-YEAR-OLD BOY IN COUNCIL ‘STING’

A national clampdown against illegal online knife sales to children led by Croydon council has resulted in two more successful prosecutions. Two companies which pleaded guilty to separate offences of selling a knife online to a Croydon child.have both been fined £8,000 and ordered to pay costs of more than £2,000 each at Croydon magistrates’ … Continue reading COMPANIES FINED £8,000 EACH FOR SELLING KNIVES ONLINE TO 13-YEAR-OLD BOY IN COUNCIL ‘STING’

PALACE PROTEST PLANNED AS BROMLEY LIBRARIES STRIKE ENTERS THIRD MONTH

Five more demonstrations - including one at the National Sports Centre in Crystal Palace - are planned this month by Bromley library workers who are entering the third month of strike action against their employer, social enterprise leisure services’ giant Greenwich Leisure Limited (GLL). Unite, Britain and Ireland’s largest union, represents the 50 Bromley library … Continue reading PALACE PROTEST PLANNED AS BROMLEY LIBRARIES STRIKE ENTERS THIRD MONTH

AT THE CAR WASH – YOU CAN REPORT MODERN DAY SLAVERY VIA AN APP “Victims are hidden in plain sight, and are often right in front of us”

  Motorists using car washes - and passers by -  are being asked to report out-of-the-ordinary behaviour when going through their local car wash.   Croydon council say most car washes are legitimate businesses - they are after the rogue ones.   Signs to look out for include whether there are any child workers at … Continue reading AT THE CAR WASH – YOU CAN REPORT MODERN DAY SLAVERY VIA AN APP “Victims are hidden in plain sight, and are often right in front of us”

THE £6,000 BOTTLE OF BEER

A café and restaurant chain has been fined thousands of pounds after an employee sold a bottle of beer to a 15-year old during an undercover operation run by Lambeth council. The company was fined £6,000 by Camberwell Green magistrates court and ordered to pay prosecution costs of £860 for selling alcohol to the teenager, … Continue reading THE £6,000 BOTTLE OF BEER

CHILDREN’S REDRESS SCHEME AND HOMES FOR LAMBETH AMONG QUESTIONS AT NEXT COUNCIL MEETING

The Lambeth council childrens redress scheme, organised begging, the risks to Lambeth council of loans to Homes for Lambeth, the council's use of bailiffs, air quality monitors and car free day are among the subjects of questions at this Wednesday's meeting of Lambeth council. CHILDREN'S HOMES REDRESS SCHEME Cllr Becca Thackray (Green, Herne Hill) To: … Continue reading CHILDREN’S REDRESS SCHEME AND HOMES FOR LAMBETH AMONG QUESTIONS AT NEXT COUNCIL MEETING

ROGUE TRADERS HIT FOR SIX DURING CRICKET WORLD CUP

Staff from Lambeth council  helped disrupt rogue traders – and protect fans – by seizing counterfeit goods worth thousands of pounds during the Cricket World Cup. The ground was selected to host five matches in the 2019 tournament, including the opening match – England v South Africa, on 30th May. The matches brought huge economic … Continue reading ROGUE TRADERS HIT FOR SIX DURING CRICKET WORLD CUP

10,000 SQ FT OF ARTISTS SPACE BECOMING AVAILABLE IN SOUTH BERMONDSEY

A major expansion of work space provision is about to be offered at the Toaster Factory in Penarth Street, South Bermondsey. Building on the creative and manufacturing community already present in eight studios there, a new self-contained unit of just under 2,000 sq. ft. has just been completed, with a rolling plan of more than … Continue reading 10,000 SQ FT OF ARTISTS SPACE BECOMING AVAILABLE IN SOUTH BERMONDSEY

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