SELHURST PARK PLANS GET GO-AHEAD / MEASLES ON THE RISE WARNING

Selhurst Park expansion plans given the green light Redevelopment plans for the main stand at Crystal Palace Football Club have unanimously been given the green light. The council’s cross-party planning committee approved the club’s proposals, which will see the ‘Main Stand’ extended to increase the stadium’s capacity from 26,000 to more than 34,000. The expansion … Continue reading SELHURST PARK PLANS GET GO-AHEAD / MEASLES ON THE RISE WARNING

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BUTTERFLY COMEBACK IN LAMBETH PARK? / CROYDON STREETS TO GET 3,500 NEW TREES /FREE BULKY WASTE COLLECTIONS FOR CROYDON HOUSEHOLDS

BUTTERFLY COMEBACK IN LAMBETH PARK? A butterfly species that has been getting rarer and rarer for 40 years has recently been rediscovered in Lambeth. Could it be making a comeback? The UK charity Butterfly Conservation recently surveyed Lambeth’s butterflies and reported finding White-letter Hairstreak (WLH) butterflies at Vauxhall Pleasure Gardens. Lambeth Parks Team planted a … Continue reading BUTTERFLY COMEBACK IN LAMBETH PARK? / CROYDON STREETS TO GET 3,500 NEW TREES /FREE BULKY WASTE COLLECTIONS FOR CROYDON HOUSEHOLDS

LEND YOUR VEHICLE TO A MATE? THEY COULD BE DUMPING RUBBISH – BUT IT’S YOU WHO PAYS THE FINE! – council’s warning / VOLUNTEERS WANTED TO BE SUMMER READING CHALLENGE CHAMPIONS IN LEWISHAM LIBRARIES

Residents are being warned to be wary about lending their vehicles to others following prosecution for a fly-tipping offence. The warning comes from Bromley council after a male was seen on CCTV dumping garden waste, black bags and other household items from a silver Ford Transit van normally used by a Beckenham resident. The rubbish … Continue reading LEND YOUR VEHICLE TO A MATE? THEY COULD BE DUMPING RUBBISH – BUT IT’S YOU WHO PAYS THE FINE! – council’s warning / VOLUNTEERS WANTED TO BE SUMMER READING CHALLENGE CHAMPIONS IN LEWISHAM LIBRARIES

RESIDENTS AT THE HEART OF COMMUNITY WARD BUDGET SPENDING /  NEW AIR QUALITY APP/ FINES FOR DROPPING LITTER INCREASE TO £150

More than £500,000 of community ward budgets has been spent funding 400 local projects, as Croydon councillors continue to put residents at the heart of spending in their wards. Power was handed to residents across the borough three years ago, when community ward budgets were first introduced. The initiative is led by ward members and … Continue reading RESIDENTS AT THE HEART OF COMMUNITY WARD BUDGET SPENDING /  NEW AIR QUALITY APP/ FINES FOR DROPPING LITTER INCREASE TO £150

NUISANCE TENANT BARRED FROM PROPERTY / NOISE NUISANCE TENANT EVICTED – 63 individual complaints in eight years

A nuisance tenant who terrorised his neighbours making their lives a misery with his persistent noise and anti-social behaviour has been barred from his home by a court ruling. Croydon magistrates granted a three-month Premises Closure Order (PCO) for Flat 5, Frederick Court, 139 Portland Road, after hearing a catalogue of complaints about the tenant. … Continue reading NUISANCE TENANT BARRED FROM PROPERTY / NOISE NUISANCE TENANT EVICTED – 63 individual complaints in eight years

JUDGE BACKS PLANNERS OVER FIRST FLOOR ‘CARAVAN’

A Peckham resident who claimed a first floor extension he was building out of wood was actually a ‘caravan’ has been told he will have to take it down and stop any further works. The man started to build the timber structure in May last year without applying for planning permission, said a council spokesperson. … Continue reading JUDGE BACKS PLANNERS OVER FIRST FLOOR ‘CARAVAN’

NEW APPLICATION FOR QUEENS HOTEL / NEW HOMES PLANS BEHIND WESTOW HILL PREMISES / LAMBETH SEEK VIEWS ON IMPROVING STREETS IN GIPSY HILL AREA

NEW APPLICATION FOR QUEENS HOTEL / NEW HOMES PLANS BEHIND WESTOW HILL PREMISES / LAMBETH SEEK VIEWS ON IMPROVING STREETS IN GIPSY HILL AREA Campaigners opposing new plans to expand the historic Queens hotel on Church Road say the number of rooms will expand from 334 to 495 and increase the size of the current … Continue reading NEW APPLICATION FOR QUEENS HOTEL / NEW HOMES PLANS BEHIND WESTOW HILL PREMISES / LAMBETH SEEK VIEWS ON IMPROVING STREETS IN GIPSY HILL AREA

CROYDON AND SOUTHWARK PARKING STAFF WIN NATIONAL AWARDS / TOWN CENTRE STORE FINED MORE THAN £1 MILLION OVER RODENT INFESTATION

Croydon council parking staff at the awards event (Youssef El-Khouri is third from right) Croydon: Council staff behind a pilot scheme to create temporary pedestrian zones outside schools have received two national industry awards. In September three primaries - Heavers Farm and St Chad’s in Selhurst and Woodcote in Coulsdon – signed up to Croydon … Continue reading CROYDON AND SOUTHWARK PARKING STAFF WIN NATIONAL AWARDS / TOWN CENTRE STORE FINED MORE THAN £1 MILLION OVER RODENT INFESTATION

CROYDON: ARE YOU READY FOR THE MAY ELECTIONS? Polling station venues may change in boundaries shake-up

Households across the borough of Croydon will soon be receiving a letter informing residents of who at their address is registered to vote, and explaining how recent changes to ward boundaries will affect how they cast their vote, in the local elections on Thursday 3 May. It will also serve as a reminder that it … Continue reading CROYDON: ARE YOU READY FOR THE MAY ELECTIONS? Polling station venues may change in boundaries shake-up

REPORT POTHOLES ONLINE FOLLOWING FREEZING TEMPERATURES / LEWISHAM AND LAMBETH WIN MAYOR OF LONDON’S CULTURAL IMPACT AWARDS / LAMBETH JOINT TOP WITH SOUTHWARK AND LEWISHAM IN ‘GOOD PARKS FOR LONDON’ LIST

Motorists and residents are being encouraged to report potholes to the council so that they can be resolved as quickly as possible following the recent cold weather. The council are proud of the quality of its roads in the borough, but the numbers of potholes routinely rises during the winter period, with both wet and … Continue reading REPORT POTHOLES ONLINE FOLLOWING FREEZING TEMPERATURES / LEWISHAM AND LAMBETH WIN MAYOR OF LONDON’S CULTURAL IMPACT AWARDS / LAMBETH JOINT TOP WITH SOUTHWARK AND LEWISHAM IN ‘GOOD PARKS FOR LONDON’ LIST