Council leader raises serious concerns with government over Streatham terror attack – praises businesses and librarians

Lambeth council leader Cllr Jack Hopkins has written to the Home Secretary Priti Patel following the terrorist attack in Streatham, raising serious concerns on behalf of residents regarding the government’s handling of the case of Sudesh Amman. In the letter, Cllr Hopkins has highlighted the community unity displayed in the wake of the shocking attack … Continue reading Council leader raises serious concerns with government over Streatham terror attack – praises businesses and librarians

The case of the roaming rubbish bin….Remembering Ramesh…Pirate radio in Crystal Palace?….Brass band…Orchard planting postponed…and so is Friends of Stambourne Woods event today (Sunday)

Picturesque scene by the 249 bus stop near the corner of Fox Hill and Church Road A Crystal Palace resident has been amazed to learn there was no rubbish problem in the area of the 249 bus stop on Church Road close to its corner with Fox Hill - especially after he took a photo … Continue reading The case of the roaming rubbish bin….Remembering Ramesh…Pirate radio in Crystal Palace?….Brass band…Orchard planting postponed…and so is Friends of Stambourne Woods event today (Sunday)

SHOP PROSECUTED FOR SELLING SKIN WHITENING COSMETICS FOR A THIRD TIME – FINED £20,000

A shop has been prosecuted by Southwark council for illegally selling potentially carcinogenic skin whitening products - for a THIRD time. The shop's director was sentenced to a 200 hour community order, to be completed within a year and he was found liable for half the costs: £3843. The business was sentenced to pay the … Continue reading SHOP PROSECUTED FOR SELLING SKIN WHITENING COSMETICS FOR A THIRD TIME – FINED £20,000

Homeless hub gets continued Government funding….Flytipping crackdown…

A homeless hub set up by Croydon council offering 24-hour, 365-day help to get rough sleepers off the streets has received continued Government funding for an extra year. The Somewhere Safe To Stay hub opened before Christmas to house existing and new rough sleepers while offering same-day assessments of their financial, medical and housing needs … Continue reading Homeless hub gets continued Government funding….Flytipping crackdown…

OIL GIANT PAID NO CORPORATE INCOME TAX LAST YEAR DUE TO REBATES – MADE £557 MILLION PROFIT IN UK SAYS MP HELEN HAYES…as NHS London trusts spend £850 million on temporary staff

Oil giant Shell paid no corporation tax last year due to rebates - yet made £557 million profit in the United Kingdom, MP Helen Hayes has told the House of Commons. Her comment came as she quizzed a treasury minister whose responsibilities include the roll out of green infrastructure. Helen Hayes Labour, Dulwich and West … Continue reading OIL GIANT PAID NO CORPORATE INCOME TAX LAST YEAR DUE TO REBATES – MADE £557 MILLION PROFIT IN UK SAYS MP HELEN HAYES…as NHS London trusts spend £850 million on temporary staff

LIFE-SAVING EQUIPMENT RESTORED TO THE TRIANGLE – Appeal raises £1,500

  A new defibrillator to replace one stolen from outside solicitors Amphlett Lissimore on the corner of Church Road and Westow Street should be in situ before Easter thanks to the generosity of local businesses and traders. Sefgrove chemists on Westow Hill donated the final £150 towards the life-saving equipment Amphlett Lissimore‏ @QS_AmpLiss Tweeted yesterday (Wednesday): … Continue reading LIFE-SAVING EQUIPMENT RESTORED TO THE TRIANGLE – Appeal raises £1,500

HOSPITAL TRUST COMMITS TO BECOMING LIVING WAGE EMPLOYER – “Great news for hundreds of cleaners, caterers, porters, security guards and others” – councillor

 Guy’s and St Thomas’s NHS Trust (GSTT) decision to  become an accredited Living Wage employer from May this year has been welcomed by a senior Lambeth councillor. The trust becomes the 6,000th organisation in the country to make the official pledge. With St Thomas’ hospital and Evelina London children’s hospital both Westminster Bridge Road and … Continue reading HOSPITAL TRUST COMMITS TO BECOMING LIVING WAGE EMPLOYER – “Great news for hundreds of cleaners, caterers, porters, security guards and others” – councillor

Company fined £5,000 for selling knife to youth aged 15 / Rogue builder gets suspended prison sentence after defrauding victims of £60,000

A Waterloo based retailer prosecuted by Lambeth Trading Standards has been ordered to pay £6,641 for selling a knife to a 15-year old boy. The legal age to purchase knives is 18-years old. The company pleaded guilty before Camberwell Green magistrates court on 10th January 2020 to one offence under the Criminal Justice Act 1988, … Continue reading Company fined £5,000 for selling knife to youth aged 15 / Rogue builder gets suspended prison sentence after defrauding victims of £60,000

GRENFELL AFTERMATH: Questions in the House by MP Steve Reed which were answered; answers which begged a second question – and questions which were not answered…….

GRENFELL AFTERMATH: QUESTIONS WHICH WERE ANSWERED... Steve Reed Shadow Minister (Education) (Children and Families) To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, pursuant to the Answer of 16 January 2020 to Question 2550 on Flats: Fire Prevention, what assessment has he made of the effect on the wellbeing of residents of … Continue reading GRENFELL AFTERMATH: Questions in the House by MP Steve Reed which were answered; answers which begged a second question – and questions which were not answered…….

QUESTIONS IN THE HOUSE: Drop in rape convictions…violence against shop staff…gender pay gap

Helen Hayes Labour, Dulwich and West Norwood Her Majesty’s Crown Prosecution Service inspectorate recently linked a steep and alarming decline in rape convictions with cuts to the criminal justice system, which have left it close to breaking point. What representations is the Minister making to the Ministry of Justice and the Treasury to ensure that rape victims are able to access … Continue reading QUESTIONS IN THE HOUSE: Drop in rape convictions…violence against shop staff…gender pay gap