Councillor who tested positive for coronavirus tells her story: “People who’ve had it can give blood plasma to help others – that’s something potentially positive”

Lambeth Green party Cllr Becca Thackray learned there was a Covid-19 testing station near her home so decided to find out more - and ended up testing positive for coronavirus. Becca - who was tested on June 6th and remains symptomless - tells her story in the latest issue of the council's quarterly Lambeth Talk … Continue reading Councillor who tested positive for coronavirus tells her story: “People who’ve had it can give blood plasma to help others – that’s something potentially positive”

Planned Central Hill development “would stick out like a sore thumb” on ridge say Norwood Society

The part five-storey, part seven-storey building planned on the corner of Central Hill and Roman Rise would "stick out like a sore thumb" say the Norwood Society. The distinctive design of the Central Hill estate is one of low rise using the slope of the hillside.  This proposal is of a large bulky building up … Continue reading Planned Central Hill development “would stick out like a sore thumb” on ridge say Norwood Society

MORE THAN 150 PEOPLE SIGN PETITION TO GET 410 BUS BACK ON TO AUCKLAND ROAD “Replace planters with a gate…”

More than 150 people have signed a petition on change.org calling for a 'bus gate' to be installed on Auckland Road - to get the 410 route back onto it. The petition, started by Marcus Boyle to Croydon Cllr Stephen Mann (Lab, Crystal Palace and Upper Norwood ward) reads as follows: Replace the planters on Auckland … Continue reading MORE THAN 150 PEOPLE SIGN PETITION TO GET 410 BUS BACK ON TO AUCKLAND ROAD “Replace planters with a gate…”

Lambeth council support for ‘at risk’ arts and cultural organisations

Founder of Iconic Steps Victoria Ijeh Lambeth council’s £300,000 fund to support not-for-profit arts and culture organisations has been increased to £355,000, Collectively the not-for-profit arts and culture organisations to be awarded funding employ 487 full time staff and commission 3,708 artists, freelancers or other arts and creative businesses. Successful organisations are located across the … Continue reading Lambeth council support for ‘at risk’ arts and cultural organisations

New ‘school streets’ planned

Even more pupils are set to have safer and healthier journeys to school when 10 further Schools Streets are introduced in September, taking the total in the borough to 21, say Croydon council. Among the latest to get 'School Streets' are St Joseph’s Catholic junior school, Woodend, Upper Norwood; and Oasis academy Reylands, Oakley Road … Continue reading New ‘school streets’ planned

Crown Point flats plan gathers support – from people in Harrietsham and Wembley – as the Norwood Society voice objections

An application to build flats and two town houses on a site at Crown Point is attracting lots of support - from people living in OTHER parts of the country. Support has come from people in  Harrietsham near Maidstone; from Wembley and from Rickmansworth. Other letters / emails of support have come from Edmonton; Edgware: … Continue reading Crown Point flats plan gathers support – from people in Harrietsham and Wembley – as the Norwood Society voice objections

Coronavirus: Lost income for councils – MP quizzes minister on extra funding

Steve Reed Shadow Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, whether local authorities in devolved areas are eligible to apply for his Department's covid-19 local authority funding scheme in relation to lost income. Hansard source(Citation: HC Deb, 8 July 2020, cW) To ask the Secretary … Continue reading Coronavirus: Lost income for councils – MP quizzes minister on extra funding

Virtual ceremony welcomes Croydon’s new Mayor…Homes for Lambeth chief to “step down”…Government funding not sufficient to meet Lambeth council budget gap, say Labour

Supporting local families with young children and helping people with life-limiting conditions are the charity priorities of the new Mayor of Croydon. Cllr Maddie Henson was sworn into her year’s term of office at a virtual Annual Meeting of the Council ceremony this evening (Monday 6 July), succeeding the 2019-20 Mayor, Councillor Humayun Kabir. A … Continue reading Virtual ceremony welcomes Croydon’s new Mayor…Homes for Lambeth chief to “step down”…Government funding not sufficient to meet Lambeth council budget gap, say Labour

PARK’S CONCERT BOWL STAGE IS ASSET OF COMMUNITY VALUE

Crystal Palace Bowl @cp_bowl· Jul 7 Delighted to announce that our application to have the stage at Crystal Palace listed as an Asset of Community Value has been approved by @LBofBromley & @MHCLG! Another small but significant step on the journey to ‘Reboot the Rusty Laptop’. (No further details currently available - Ed.)

Have your say on new Lambeth council ward boundaries – online briefing July 13th

The independent Local Government Boundary Commission England (the Commission) is asking for Lambeth residents’ help in drawing up a new pattern of electoral wards in the borough. Lambeth residents are invited to join an online briefing on 13 July at 6pm, being held by the Commission to give more information about the review of Lambeth’s … Continue reading Have your say on new Lambeth council ward boundaries – online briefing July 13th