A council initiative has prevented homelessness for almost 50 families and avoided the £275,000 cost of putting them in emergency housing by matching them with responsible private landlords, say Croydon. The council set up Croydon Lettings last summer to "improve the long-term prospects of tenancies in the private rented sector by working more closely with … Continue reading ALMOST 50 FAMILIES SAVED FROM HOMELESSNESS BY NEW INITIATIVE SAY CROYDON COUNCIL
In a landmark case under Modern Slavery legislation, three gang members from London have been sentenced to more than 12 years’ imprisonment for human trafficking offences after they used young and vulnerable people from south London to transport and sell drugs in Hampshire. All three men were also given 15-year-long Slavery and Trafficking Prevention Orders (STPO), which … Continue reading GANG MEMBERS GIVEN SLAVERY AND TRAFFICKING PREVENTION ORDERS (once they have served jail sentences)
Hook and Son have just received the news that they will be able to sell their raw milk again soon, once a few formalities are sorted out. Their tenacity and hard work have finally paid off. We’re so happy to welcome Claraflora back to the market. She grows all her own flowers just outside Croydon and has … Continue reading FOOD MARKET TOMORROW!
The 'Great Estates' programme - described as "a new way of thinking about, talking about and making decisions about council estates in the borough" - has been launched by Southwark council. Local residents can now make suggestions for small improvements they would like to work with the council to deliver on their estates, with almost … Continue reading COUNCIL LAUNCHES ‘GREAT ESTATES’ PROGRAMME – “NEW WAY FOR RESIDENTS TO IMPROVE THE LOOK AND FEEL OF THEIR ESTATES”
CPIFF Presents an Outdoor Screening of: 'O Brother, Where Art Thou?' for Crystal Palace Festival Thurs 20th June at Cooper's Yard, SE19 1TN BUY TICKETS HERE! Crystal Palace International Film Festival presents the Coen brothers classic! An outdoor screening of 'O Brother, Where Art Thou?' with bar, 'hooch' and snacks on sale. Bar opens 8PM, … Continue reading COOPERS YARD SCREENING OF ‘O BROTHER, WHERE ART THOU?’
It takes a village. That's why Crystal Palace needs you to make sure our festival is the best community experience in London. We're looking for people who can help us organise and run the festival – from stewards to fundraisers to photographers and everything in between. In return you get to make new friends, create … Continue reading CRYSTAL PALACE FESTIVAL DATES AND PROGRAMME – FULL DETAILS HERE
Police are appealing for the public’s help to locate a man who brutally attacked a pensioner in Penge, leaving him unconscious and with serious injuries. On Sunday, 21 April, at about 19:50hrs, the 80-year-old victim and his wife were walking along Parish Lane in Penge, when a silver car abruptly stopped as they were crossing … Continue reading POLICE HUNT DRIVER AFTER 80-YEAR-OLD PENSIONER ATTACKED IN PENGE “Nonsensical attack could have cost victim his life”
The following has been Re-Tweeted by Defend the Ten Twitter*. (So please, next time you visit a library.......Ed.) Secret Library Gorgon 🐍 @grumpwitch Things I have learned about the general public whilst working at the library: 1. A huge number of people under 20 can't read face clocks, having grown up with only digital one. … Continue reading A LIBRARIAN’S LOVE SONG: A disturbing number of young people don’t actually know how book-lending at the library works. / We’re funded based on footfall. I’ve seen staff cry because we lost a youth group to a private hall that has fancier facilities like a cafe. We need all the footfall we can get. We even put lightbulbs in./ Library staff can overcome many challenges but Book Gods help you if you deprive us of caffeine. You don’t want to see what happens then………………
Saturday 18th May Organic veg, fruit, meat, fish, eggs, milk, butter, vegan, smokery, natural wine, bread, gluten free, pastries, olives, store cupboard refills (herbs, tea, flours, rice, nuts, oils), eco cleaning refills, eco house supplies, beauty, salads, wraps, lunch, coffee, and food bank collection. Our fledgling Wednesday mini market is open every week, 2-7pm. Click … Continue reading BRETT AND BAILEY’S EUROVISION SPECIAL AT SATURDAY’S FOOD MARKET – includes Lamingtons as Australia are contestants (and sticky buns for the Poms)!
This Saturday, it’s our birthday; six years ago to the day, our little Transition Town market started, with just 11 stalls (left pic). Amazingly some are still trading with us; Brett and Bailey cakes, Comfort and Joy deli, Owl Kitchen gluten-free, Bread Bread bakery and farms, Brockmans and Brambletye. The opening came after a year … Continue reading And just in case anyone missed this: Karen’s blog on the Food Market’s sixth birthday “WE’VE NOW GROWN UP (A BIT)…”