CROWDFUNDER TO HELP BOOKSHOP BATTLE MASSIVE RENT INCREASES REACHES ALMOST £13,000

Almost £13,000 has been raised to help Bookseller Crow on Westow Street fight plans to almost double their rent. The campaign on gofundme has been temporarily ring-fenced until the store knows more about its future. Karen McLeod, who works at the Bookseller Crow on Westow Street, launched the appeal on the GoFundMe website in late … Continue reading CROWDFUNDER TO HELP BOOKSHOP BATTLE MASSIVE RENT INCREASES REACHES ALMOST £13,000

Bushcraft company fined £10,000 for illegal knife sale / Firm prosecuted for illegal scaffold

A nationwide pilot clampdown led by Croydon council against illegal online knife sales to children has secured its 11th prosecution. Since June Croydon have been carrying out prosecutions as part of its trading standards team leading a nationwide pilot clampdown backed by National Trading Standards against online knife sales to children. An Essex-based company pleaded … Continue reading Bushcraft company fined £10,000 for illegal knife sale / Firm prosecuted for illegal scaffold

MP SLAMS GOVERNMENT OVER GRENFELL BLAZE DISASTER: Government’s main objective throughout all this seems to have been to absolve themselves of blame, not to right the wrongs for which they are responsible….they have never fully accepted their responsibility for failings in the building fire safety regulations – Steve Reed

MP Steve Reed has slammed the Government in the House of Commons as members considered the report from the Grenfell Tower inquiry. Mr Reed, shadow minister for education / children and families said the Government’s "main objective throughout all this seems to have been to absolve themselves of blame, not to right the wrongs for … Continue reading MP SLAMS GOVERNMENT OVER GRENFELL BLAZE DISASTER: Government’s main objective throughout all this seems to have been to absolve themselves of blame, not to right the wrongs for which they are responsible….they have never fully accepted their responsibility for failings in the building fire safety regulations – Steve Reed

NEW PETITION CALLS FOR REMOVAL OF COUNCIL’S CAMERA CAR FROM SALTERS HILL – More than 8,000 penalty notices on road dished out in just two years

More than 400 people have signed a petition on change.org calling for the removal of the Lambeth council camera car from Salters Hill. The petition comes as Lambeth council have revealed in a Freedom of Information request there have been more than 8,000 penalty notices served on motorists using Salters Hill in just two years. … Continue reading NEW PETITION CALLS FOR REMOVAL OF COUNCIL’S CAMERA CAR FROM SALTERS HILL – More than 8,000 penalty notices on road dished out in just two years

Here in Crystal Palace we have our cinema. But South Norwood are in danger of losing theirs…..

Screen25 needs you! From the Screen 25 team: We started Screen25 in order to bring film to an area that had been deprived of cinema for 45 years, and we’ve spent the past four years curating and providing the South Norwood community with a carefully thought out programme for all. With an average of 10 … Continue reading Here in Crystal Palace we have our cinema. But South Norwood are in danger of losing theirs…..

LET’S REVITALISE THE CRYSTAL PALACE TRIANGLE!

Let's revitalise the Crystal Palace Triangle - that was the message from a meeting held in Upper Norwood library on Friday. The meeting - organised by Croydon North MP Steve Reed - heard that a new umbrella group for Crystal Palace involving residents, ward councillors, and traders had already held an informal meeting. At Friday's … Continue reading LET’S REVITALISE THE CRYSTAL PALACE TRIANGLE!

MP SET TO NAME AND SHAME LANDLORDS ASKING TOO-HIGH RENTS ON TRIANGLE

Croydon North MP Steve Reed says he will 'name and shame' landlords on the Crystal Palace Triangle asking too high rents in the House of Commons. His comment came at a meeting made up primarily of Triangle traders held in Upper Norwood library on Friday after one trader in the same parade as the planned … Continue reading MP SET TO NAME AND SHAME LANDLORDS ASKING TOO-HIGH RENTS ON TRIANGLE

MINOR CHANGES TO GRAPE AND GRAIN PLANS (includes new fireplace)

Minor plans to amend the already-granted planning permission for the Grape and Grain pub at the top of Anerley Hill have been put forward by Wetherspoon’s. They involve a chimney – for a “functioning feature fireplace” - and a proposed wider rear fire exit staircase. In the revised application a representative for Wetherspoon’s says a … Continue reading MINOR CHANGES TO GRAPE AND GRAIN PLANS (includes new fireplace)

OFF THE MENU! McDONALD’S PLANS REFUSED – POLICE VOICED CONCERNS, RESIDENTS LIVING CONDITIONS WOULD BE HARMED SAY CROYDON (BUT…..)

Plans to turn the former Living Water Satisfies restaurant in Westow Street into a McDonald's takeaway have been turned down by Croydon council in an officer-delegated decision. In a letter to a McDonald's consultant outlining their reasons for refusal, Croydon council say: 1 The proposed change of use to a hot food takeaway open late … Continue reading OFF THE MENU! McDONALD’S PLANS REFUSED – POLICE VOICED CONCERNS, RESIDENTS LIVING CONDITIONS WOULD BE HARMED SAY CROYDON (BUT…..)

LAMBETH SPEND £35,366,009 ON TEMP AGENCY STAFFING

Lambeth council spent more than £35 million on temporary agency staffing in 2018 - 2019, a Freedom of Information request has revealed. Peter De Villiers made the Freedom of Information request - reproduced on the WhatDoTheyKnow website - to Lambeth Borough Council 3 September 2019 Dear Lambeth Borough Council, 1) What is the value of spend on … Continue reading LAMBETH SPEND £35,366,009 ON TEMP AGENCY STAFFING