EVENTS – The Great Exhibition of 1851 – An Illustrated Talk TONIGHT TUESDAY

The Great Exhibition of 1851 - An Illustrated Talk TONIGHT TUESDAY by Crystal Palace Museum The Crystal Palace Exhibition site wowed audiences here in South London for 82 years. Its roots, however, lay in the Great Exhibition held in Hyde Park in 1851: Professional history tour guide, and Crystal Palace Museum guide, Richard Watkins, tells … Continue reading EVENTS – The Great Exhibition of 1851 – An Illustrated Talk TONIGHT TUESDAY

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CRYSTAL PALACE FOOD MARKET TOMORROW

Saturday 12th January Organic veg, fruit, meat, fish, eggs, milk, butter, vegan, smokery, bread, gluten free, pastries, olives,  store cupboard refills (herbs, tea, flours, rice, nuts, oils), eco cleaning refills, eco house supplies, salads, wraps, lunch, coffee and food bank collection. Gluten free stall + the butcher & all the veg stalls are back. Haynes Lane off Westow … Continue reading CRYSTAL PALACE FOOD MARKET TOMORROW

FRIENDS BACK IN STAMBOURNE WOODS / BUSINESS BAGEL AND EXPO EXHIBITION / LONDON MOZART PLAYERS PLAY…MOZART / RECYCLING YOUR CHRISTMAS TREES IN CROYDON

FRIENDS OF STAMBOURNE WOODS Happy New Year! We’ll be helping you get 2019 off to a good start this weekend as we return to the Woods for some fresh air, fun and fitness. Join us on Sunday morning, 10am - 1pm. Meet at the Church Road end. Our new notice boards have been delivered and we’ll be installing … Continue reading FRIENDS BACK IN STAMBOURNE WOODS / BUSINESS BAGEL AND EXPO EXHIBITION / LONDON MOZART PLAYERS PLAY…MOZART / RECYCLING YOUR CHRISTMAS TREES IN CROYDON

YOUTH VIOLENCE – MPs MOVING TALES : “I have sat in the living rooms of grieving parents who have lost a precious child to knife crime”

MPs Helen Hayes and Ellie Reeves have given devastating accounts of the effects of youth violence to fellow MPs during a debate on the issue. Dulwich and West Norwood MP Helen Hayes (Lab) told MP's: Over the past 18 months I have sat in the living rooms of grieving parents who have lost a precious child … Continue reading YOUTH VIOLENCE – MPs MOVING TALES : “I have sat in the living rooms of grieving parents who have lost a precious child to knife crime”

BROCKWELL PARK’S CENTREPIECE GETS CASH BOOST

The restoration of Brockwell hall – the centrepiece of Lambeth’s Brockwell park – has moved a step closer after Lambeth council were successful in a funding bid to the Heritage Lottery Fund (HLF). A £387,500 grant will fund detailed design and feasibility work looking at transforming Brockwell Hall into a venue for weddings and corporate … Continue reading BROCKWELL PARK’S CENTREPIECE GETS CASH BOOST

BROTHERS FINED MORE THAN £35,000 FOR “NEGLIGENT AND DANGEROUS MANAGEMENT” OF FLATS ABOVE FAMOUS PUB – Falsely claimed to be National Approved Letting Scheme members

Three brothers, whose "negligent and dangerous management" of rented flats above the former Thomas a Becket pub - famed for its boxing links -  on the Old Kent Road have been landed with massive fines at Inner London Crown Court. They were given fines of £37,500 and costs of £16,467.30 - plus a confiscation order … Continue reading BROTHERS FINED MORE THAN £35,000 FOR “NEGLIGENT AND DANGEROUS MANAGEMENT” OF FLATS ABOVE FAMOUS PUB – Falsely claimed to be National Approved Letting Scheme members

COUNCIL ESTATES FACING DEMOLITION: PROPERTY CONSULTANTS WRITE TO LEASEHOLDERS

Copies of letters sent by two property consultants to a leaseholder on one of the six estates Lambeth Labour want to demolish have been obtained by News From Crystal Palace. One of the letters says local authorities are regularly undervaluing property in advance of compulsory purchase orders (CPO's). The first addresses the leaseholder by name … Continue reading COUNCIL ESTATES FACING DEMOLITION: PROPERTY CONSULTANTS WRITE TO LEASEHOLDERS

GANGS MATRIX “REDUCES VIOLENT OFFENDING” – MET POLICE

A report on Gangs Matrix data has highlighted the benefits it brings in reducing violent offending and victimisation within gangs, say the Met Police. The Met Police Gangs Matrix data* is shared centrally with probation services (National Probation Service and Community Rehabilitation Company) and prisons, in order to reduce violence in secure estates and assist … Continue reading GANGS MATRIX “REDUCES VIOLENT OFFENDING” – MET POLICE

EDBROOKE QUITS AS LAMBETH COUNCILLOR

Lambeth councilor Jane Edbrooke has quit following her appointment to a "politically restricted" but unspecified post. She announced her resignation on medium.com and via her own Twitter feed. Edbrooke, who became chief whip following the May council elections, was previously cabinet member for neighbourhoods when she told a council meeting in November 2015 in response … Continue reading EDBROOKE QUITS AS LAMBETH COUNCILLOR

CRYSTAL PALACE FOOD MARKET IS BACK TOMORROW!

Crystal Palace food market is back tomorrow (Saturday) following the seasonal break. The market, open from 10 am to 3pm, is in Haynes Lane off Westow Street. We hope to have full details of tomorrow's menu later....