Met Police plans ahead of the final weekend before Christmas: “Now is not the time for complacency

The Met are today (Friday, 18 December) setting out the policing plan as London approaches a weekend under Tier 3 “Very High Alert” restrictions. From the Met Police: Across the Capital, additional officers will be deployed to encourage communities to comply with the rules and to swiftly clamp down on those wilfully and dangerously ignoring … Continue reading Met Police plans ahead of the final weekend before Christmas: “Now is not the time for complacency

Covid 19 Council leaders warnings – Bromley: “Too many people are simply not being careful enough.”

"There is no easy way to say this, but it needs to be said because it is brutally true, that unless we snap this slipping trend now, an increasing number of our families and friends are going to become extremely ill or die over the course of the next three to four weeks, at precisely … Continue reading Covid 19 Council leaders warnings – Bromley: “Too many people are simply not being careful enough.”

Covid 19 Council leaders warnings – Croydon: “The best way we can all help our businesses and our economy is to ensure we don’t stay in Tier 3 a moment longer than is necessary, by following the restrictions and doing all we can to drive the numbers down.”

Director of public health says: "We are in talks with government about increasing testing capacity locally but I cannot stress enough that testing is only one part of our defence against the virus. "The only way to protect ourselves and others, is to limit our social contact as much as possible."   ____________________________________________________________________________________ From Croydon council … Continue reading Covid 19 Council leaders warnings – Croydon: “The best way we can all help our businesses and our economy is to ensure we don’t stay in Tier 3 a moment longer than is necessary, by following the restrictions and doing all we can to drive the numbers down.”

Covid 19 council leaders warnings – Lambeth: “Get tested if you have symptoms” plea in letter to all residents

"Like everyone, I want to see my family this Christmas but I don’t want to put them at risk. "I want to have many more family Christmases in years to come and the risk level is very high so while I know this is a very blunt message, it is so important that we follow … Continue reading Covid 19 council leaders warnings – Lambeth: “Get tested if you have symptoms” plea in letter to all residents

Covid 19: Businesses warned for breaching face covering regulations (and why one school found itself on the VERY naughty step)

“We know this is hard for businesses, hard for communities and hard for individuals, but we must all work together on this and we must all follow the laws put in place to ease pressure on the NHS and to save lives by reducing the infection rate" - Cllr Jacqui Dyer. _______________________________________________________________ This week 15 … Continue reading Covid 19: Businesses warned for breaching face covering regulations (and why one school found itself on the VERY naughty step)

Covid 19: Lewisham – what you can and cannot do

What you can and can’t do Everyone who can work from home should continue to do so. In a public park, an outdoor sports venue or playground, you can meet in a group of up to six people, keeping a safe two-metre distance. You can't meet anyone who you do not live with, or who … Continue reading Covid 19: Lewisham – what you can and cannot do

Blocked-off roads: New petition – to STOP the Harold Road LTN petition!

A new petition has been started - to STOP a petition which could turn Harold Road, which runs between Central Hill and Beulah Hill, into another Low Traffic Neighbourhood. As News From Crystal Palace reported in October*The petition (for a LTN for Harold Road) – started by John Medhurst and Tim Laxton – makes the … Continue reading Blocked-off roads: New petition – to STOP the Harold Road LTN petition!

Blocked-off roads: New group wants proper consultation in Harold Road area

A few of us have set up a group standing for proper consultation in the Harold Road area, and maybe beyond in Crystal Palace. I believe in co-creation so ANY feedback or ideas welcome as we are just setting up now. https://www.facebook.com/groups/fairstreets We want due process, consultation and real data before anything is decided.

Blocked-off roads: OPEN OUR ROADS CROWDFUNDER CAMPAIGN HITS £5,000 – donors comments

The Open Our Roads campaign's crowdfunder for their forthcoming High Court action against Croydon council over the highly controversial Crystal Palace Low Traffic Neighbourhood scheme hit £5,000 late last night. Most of the messages posted by people donating money to the Open Our Roads Crowdfunder appeal  are of the thank you and / or good … Continue reading Blocked-off roads: OPEN OUR ROADS CROWDFUNDER CAMPAIGN HITS £5,000 – donors comments

Blocked-off roads round-up:  MP says “council should have fully consulted residents across the area before implementing the scheme…

Croydon North MP Steve Reed says Croydon council should have fully consulted residents before implementing the Crystal Palace Low Traffic Neighbourhood scheme. Mr Reed has told Open Our Roads campaigners: "While I understand Croydon council have implemented these plans with the best of intentions, my view is that the council should have fully consulted residents … Continue reading Blocked-off roads round-up:  MP says “council should have fully consulted residents across the area before implementing the scheme…