New Croydon fund helps freelance artists, performers and creative practitioners

A new fund is offering freelance artists, performers, musicians and other creative practitioners in Croydon grants of up to £1,000 and business support to help them during the coronavirus pandemic. Croydon council are working with the Croydon Creative Enterprise Zone (CEZ) and the Greater London Authority to offer £25,000 to support independent creatives in the borough. … Continue reading New Croydon fund helps freelance artists, performers and creative practitioners

Deadline almost up for small business Local Economy Business Grant

Businesses in Bromley are being reminded that the deadline for completed Local Economy Business Grants has almost arrived. From Bromley council: The final deadline for businesses to submit their applications is Tuesday 23 June, with applications able to be submitted until 23:59 hours on 23 June. Already over 150 small or micro businesses have applied … Continue reading Deadline almost up for small business Local Economy Business Grant

MORE THAN 200 OBJECTIONS TO ROMAN RISE PLANS

More than 200 objections have been made over Homes for Lambeth's controversial plans to demolish the former nurses home on the corner of Roman Rise and Central Hill and cover the entire existing area including green space with a block of flats five to seven storeys high. There have just been six comments in support … Continue reading MORE THAN 200 OBJECTIONS TO ROMAN RISE PLANS

Roman Rise plans: “This development is not designed as carbon neutral. “It should fail the council’s own test if they are serious about the climate emergency.” Other objections include….

Editor's note: What follows is a precis of the multitude of objections followed by all the (very limited!) comments from supporters at the very end. The first comment by an  objector reproduced here appears in bold type, the second comment by an objector appears in lower case type and so on... They appear in the … Continue reading Roman Rise plans: “This development is not designed as carbon neutral. “It should fail the council’s own test if they are serious about the climate emergency.” Other objections include….

TRIANGLE STARTS TO RE-OPEN: May contain nuts….

With many businesses starting to reopen on the Triangle and beyond* News From Crystal Palace was amused by the following which can be found in the windows of the Picture Palace opposite the War Memorial on Westow Street: "Open Saturday 10 am to 4 pm. For collecting and a limited service in accordance with the … Continue reading TRIANGLE STARTS TO RE-OPEN: May contain nuts….

Highway measures to support social distancing during recovery

From Bromley council: High streets across the borough are getting ready to welcome residents and visitors back as more and more shops and business prepare to re-open as rules allow. Residents are being encouraged to support their high street and local businesses, particularly those businesses which are local and special to our communities as they … Continue reading Highway measures to support social distancing during recovery

Helping you to travel and shop local safely

From Croydon council: A raft of new initiatives will help residents and visitors stay safe while travelling and supporting local shops in Croydon as more businesses prepare to reopen this week. In line with government guidance, around 60% of Croydon’s businesses are planning to open their doors on 15 June for the first time since … Continue reading Helping you to travel and shop local safely

ONE: CENTRAL HILL DEMOLITION AND REBUILD WILL TAKE 15 YEARS – Council spend on entire HFL plans will be at least 300 million pounds (but Lambeth didn’t have the money to repair estates)

The demolition and rebuilding of the Central Hill estate in Crystal Palace as part of Lambeth council's highly controversial 'Homes for Lambeth' (HFL) plans will take 15 years. A similar timescale also applies to two of the other six estates Lambeth council are demolishing and rebuilding - Cressingham Gardens close to Brockwell park and Fenwick … Continue reading ONE: CENTRAL HILL DEMOLITION AND REBUILD WILL TAKE 15 YEARS – Council spend on entire HFL plans will be at least 300 million pounds (but Lambeth didn’t have the money to repair estates)

TWO: OPINION – A GOOD TIME TO BURY BAD NEWS…..

On September 11th 2001 when airliners piloted by hijackers crashed into the Twin Towers murdering almost 3,000 people a British Government officer, within an hour of the attacks, sent an email to the press office of her department suggesting: "It's now a very good day to get out anything we want to bury. Councillors' expenses?" … Continue reading TWO: OPINION – A GOOD TIME TO BURY BAD NEWS…..

THREE: HOMES FOR LAMBETH PRESS RELEASE

This is the Homes for Lambeth press release issued May 30th which News From Crystal Palace reproduce in full and have not altered: Homes for Lambeth’s ambitious plan to tackle the borough’s housing crisis approved by the council Homes for Lambeth’s three-year business plan has been approved by the leader of Lambeth Council, Councillor Jack … Continue reading THREE: HOMES FOR LAMBETH PRESS RELEASE