“RISK OF LOSING OPEN SPACE ON WOODLAND ROAD ESTATE” SAY COMMUNITY ASSOCIATION

Southwark council are considering building new council homes on the open  space at the corner of Gipsy Hill and Woodland Road, say Crystal Palace Community Association. No planning  application has been submitted yet, but local residents have been  consulted, say the CPCA in a circular. Southwark's cabinet member for new homes has told News From … Continue reading “RISK OF LOSING OPEN SPACE ON WOODLAND ROAD ESTATE” SAY COMMUNITY ASSOCIATION

Act now to fend off the flu and winter illness

Health chiefs are urging pregnant women, parents of toddlers, older people and those with long-term health conditions to get their flu jab and prevent winter illness. Croydon council and local NHS services are sharing winter health advice across the borough to help ease pressures on Accident and Emergency (A&E) departments by encouraging residents, particularly those … Continue reading Act now to fend off the flu and winter illness

COUNCILLORS SUPPORT QUARTERLY FORUM FOR PEOPLE AND TRADERS TO RAISE CRYSTAL PALACE TRIANGLE ISSUES

Councillors are supporting plans for a quarterly forum in Crystal Palace where residents can quiz them on such issues such as street cleaning and traffic management. On October 27th News From Crystal Palace reported how Croydon North MP Steve Reed suggested the idea of a quarterly forum.* The story, posted after midday, attracted 100 hits … Continue reading COUNCILLORS SUPPORT QUARTERLY FORUM FOR PEOPLE AND TRADERS TO RAISE CRYSTAL PALACE TRIANGLE ISSUES

BROMLEY LIBRARIES STRIKE: UNION MEET WITH GREENWICH LEISURE TOMORROW WEDNESDAY

Bromley library workers, who have been on strike since June against Greenwich Leisure Limited (GLL), have unanimously renewed their strike mandate. The 50 library staff, who started their strike on 6 June, have now voted by 100 per cent to continue the strike action from Monday 25 November. Talks are due tomorrow (Wednesday 13 November) … Continue reading BROMLEY LIBRARIES STRIKE: UNION MEET WITH GREENWICH LEISURE TOMORROW WEDNESDAY

HOW WOULD YOU LIKE CROYDON BOROUGH TO LOOK IN TEN YEARS TIME?

There is a special edition of the survey for 11 to 21 year olds on The Big Conversation website – http://www.bigconversation.croydon.gov.uk  The people of Croydon are being called on to "join The Big Conversation" and get talking about how they want the borough to be by 2030. The request comes from Croydon council who say … Continue reading HOW WOULD YOU LIKE CROYDON BOROUGH TO LOOK IN TEN YEARS TIME?

NEW ARCHITECTS FRAMEWORK FOR SOUTHWARK “TO PROMOTE GOOD DESIGN”

Southwark council have become the first to set up a framework of architects it can call on to design hundreds of new council homes and wider regeneration schemes in the borough "with the unique aim of promoting and encouraging small and emerging practices in particular to promote innovative new design." The Framework will be made … Continue reading NEW ARCHITECTS FRAMEWORK FOR SOUTHWARK “TO PROMOTE GOOD DESIGN”

New home ownership handbook for Lambeth leaseholders and freeholders

Lambeth Housing recently updated their homeownership handbook, which offers guidance on the rights and responsibilities for homeowners in the borough. If you’re a Lambeth leaseholder, freeholder or are considering purchasing a Lambeth council property then it’s important you check it out, say the council. With approximately 10,000 council house homeowners in Lambeth, the handbook aims … Continue reading New home ownership handbook for Lambeth leaseholders and freeholders

HAVE YOUR SAY ON A NEW POLITICAL MAP OF BROMLEY

News from The Local Government Boundary Commission: The independent Local Government Boundary Commission for England is asking people across the London borough of Bromley to comment on its draft proposals for new council ward boundaries. The commission’s plans would mean changes to all of the wards in Bromley. A 10-week public consultation on the recommendations … Continue reading HAVE YOUR SAY ON A NEW POLITICAL MAP OF BROMLEY

KNOW A CROYDON RESIDENT WHO NEEDS HELP GETTING ONLINE? This could be for them……

Residents across Croydon are being invited to get help to go online and learn skills needed to be employable in a digital economy – as a number of free digital workshops are being staged across the borough. The council are working with Croydon-based IT support company RedDoor to deliver workshops to help residents of all ages … Continue reading KNOW A CROYDON RESIDENT WHO NEEDS HELP GETTING ONLINE? This could be for them……

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