FOOD MARKET: BRETT AND BAILEY ARE BACK – BUT MAYBE YOU FANCY SOME GHANAIAN STREET FOOD AS WELL?

  Lunch - Zongo Ghanaian street food from Helen. Vegan lunch - Return to Shashamane Wholesome vegan pick n mix from Emilia.  In a box or a wrap. Snacks - Simply Tay Tayyaba is making "Vegan samosas and pakora cones or boxes served with scotch bonnet chilli sauce." Lunch & deli – Comfort & Joy Hot tasty wraps, salads and those famous scotch … Continue reading FOOD MARKET: BRETT AND BAILEY ARE BACK – BUT MAYBE YOU FANCY SOME GHANAIAN STREET FOOD AS WELL?

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SOUTHWARK’S £2.68 MILLION FUND FOR PEOPLE TO IMPROVE THEIR LOCAL AREA

Southwark council are inviting individuals and community groups to suggest how they would use £2.68million to improve their local area. Local people have until 22 October to apply for council funding to bring about the changes that are important to them. Successful proposals will be announced at the council’s Community Council meetings in early 2019. … Continue reading SOUTHWARK’S £2.68 MILLION FUND FOR PEOPLE TO IMPROVE THEIR LOCAL AREA

LABOUR COUNCILLOR CRITICISES BRICK BY BRICK

Veteran Labour councillor Pat Ryan has criticised his own council's Brick by Brick housing scheme. He says two of the developments in Upper Norwood which Croydon council planning committees approved for the council's own company - at Ravensdale Gardens and Auckland Rise - have left a lot to be desired. "I wasn't at all impressed. … Continue reading LABOUR COUNCILLOR CRITICISES BRICK BY BRICK

LABOUR PLAN £10 MILLION EARLY BUY-BACK OF DEMOLITION-THREATENED HOMES – AND PUBLIC WORKS LOAN BOARD SAY THEY HAVEN’T LENT LAMBETH £19.7 MILLION Estate agents being called in to let and manage properties rather than house people and families from homeless waiting list

Lambeth council are planning to spend £10 million buying up homes on the six estates they want to demolish as part of their hugely controversial 'Homes for Lambeth' scheme. The money comes on top of an INITIAL £19.7 million which the report - only published this week - reveals was borrowed back in December last … Continue reading LABOUR PLAN £10 MILLION EARLY BUY-BACK OF DEMOLITION-THREATENED HOMES – AND PUBLIC WORKS LOAN BOARD SAY THEY HAVEN’T LENT LAMBETH £19.7 MILLION Estate agents being called in to let and manage properties rather than house people and families from homeless waiting list

BACKGROUND TO THE NEWS / OPINION: “Risk of reputational damage to Homes for Lambeth or Lambeth council if the managing/ letting agent provides a poor service” says report

What follows are some of the paragraphs from the report covering Lambeth's plans to spend £10 million on early 'buy-backs'. As a long-standing critic of Lambeth council, News From Crystal Palace takes the view that some, if not all, of what follows should be taken with the proverbial pinch of salt: (Numbers at the start … Continue reading BACKGROUND TO THE NEWS / OPINION: “Risk of reputational damage to Homes for Lambeth or Lambeth council if the managing/ letting agent provides a poor service” says report

IF LIB PECK EVER WANTED PROOF THAT THERE ARE TWO TYPES OF LIBRARIES IN LAMBETH SHE SHOULD READ THIS……

From Defend the Ten: Last August, Defend the 10 sat in at Waterloo library, then the only one of the new-style small-scale barely-staffed 'neighbourhood libraries' hailed by the council as great success.  With our observers monitoring the use of Waterloo library for a week, we were able to tell a very different story: http://defendthe10-lambeth.org.uk/2018/04/17/report-on-waterloooasis  Now … Continue reading IF LIB PECK EVER WANTED PROOF THAT THERE ARE TWO TYPES OF LIBRARIES IN LAMBETH SHE SHOULD READ THIS……

LAMBETH BY-ELECTION TODAY / WATER LEAK WESTOW HILL / BUSINESS BAGEL

LAMBETH COUNCIL BY-ELECTION Voting takes place today in the Coldharbour ward by-election following the death of Cllr Matt Parr. Labour held the ward in May with Cllr Parr finishing in third place with 1,975 votes. Green party candidate Michael Groce finished fourth with 761 votes. Six candidates are fighting today's by-election: BUIST Doug (Liberal Democrat); … Continue reading LAMBETH BY-ELECTION TODAY / WATER LEAK WESTOW HILL / BUSINESS BAGEL

SEPTEMBER EVENTS AT UPPER NORWOOD LIBRARY HUB

Welcome to your September newsletter from the Upper Norwood Library Hub. We have news from theLibrary Hub and the wider community as well as information about all the events and activities happening here this autumn. We have lots of new events coming up so make sure you check them out. Remember The Nightmare Before Christmas? We are planning ahead for Halloween! … Continue reading SEPTEMBER EVENTS AT UPPER NORWOOD LIBRARY HUB

BARNARDO’S NEW PLANS FOR HISTORIC WINDERMERE HOUSE

Barnardo's have announced plans for the historic Windermere House off Coxwell Road behind Sainsbury's Westow Street supermarket. They want to use the former tuning house of the Royal Normal college for the blind, which occupied the site up until the Second World War, as a house in multiple occupation for care leavers. The builkding has … Continue reading BARNARDO’S NEW PLANS FOR HISTORIC WINDERMERE HOUSE

PUB PLANS WITHDRAWN

Plans to turn the former Plumbase DIY store on Westow Hill into a pub were suddenly withdrawn today (Tuesday). News From Crystal Palace reported on residents opposition to the plans only yesterday. One delighted resident told NFCP: "We've been bowled over with the amount of support there's been in the community. "It shows what a … Continue reading PUB PLANS WITHDRAWN