BLUE BADGE FRAUDSTER TOLD TO PAY £5,000 COSTS (and fined £1,500 on top)

A fraudster who used someone else’s blue badge to park his £120,000 Porsche and a Mercedes in privileged positions has been ordered to pay more than £5,000 in costs - with a £1,500 fine on top. The driver admitted five counts of fraud after displaying a blue badge in his black Porsche when he parked … Continue reading BLUE BADGE FRAUDSTER TOLD TO PAY £5,000 COSTS (and fined £1,500 on top)

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NEW SMARTPHONE APP TO REPORT FLY-TIPPING, GRAFFITI ETC LAUNCHED

A new smartphone app designed to make it easier to report fly-tipping, abandoned vehicles, graffiti and more has been launched by Croydon council. "The Don’t Mess with Croydon app is a quick way of reporting problems directly to the right team in the council to get them fixed" explains a council spokesperson. "Reporting an issue … Continue reading NEW SMARTPHONE APP TO REPORT FLY-TIPPING, GRAFFITI ETC LAUNCHED

WORKERS CONDITIONS IN CONVENIENCE STORE LIKE ‘MODERN SLAVERY’ – JUDGE

A Southwark convenience store, caught employing illegal immigrant workers on six prior occasions, has finally lost its licence after a judge had described the allegations of illegal workers being employed in conditions as akin to modern slavery. When police and Southwark Trading Standards first visited the premises on 23 November 2016, a broom cupboard kitted out … Continue reading WORKERS CONDITIONS IN CONVENIENCE STORE LIKE ‘MODERN SLAVERY’ – JUDGE

EMPLOYERS INVITED TO GET ‘DISABILITY-SAVVY’

Employers across the borough of Croydon are being asked to sign up for a free training course this month about how to attract and keep staff with disabilities. Tickets are still available for the Disability Confident training event on Wednesday 25 July and Thursday 26 July at Croydon town hall, which will give up to … Continue reading EMPLOYERS INVITED TO GET ‘DISABILITY-SAVVY’

COUNCIL SCRAP MEETING – BECAUSE OF TONIGHT’S WORLD CUP SEMI-FINAL!

Southwark council have announced that tonight's (Wednesday 11 July) council assembly meeting has been postponed until Wednesday 25 July so it does not clash with England’s semi-final World Cup match with Croatia. Mayor of Southwark Cllr Catherine Rose  said: “After speaking with colleagues from both parties we agreed that to ensure residents did not have to … Continue reading COUNCIL SCRAP MEETING – BECAUSE OF TONIGHT’S WORLD CUP SEMI-FINAL!

FREE SWIMS FOR CROYDON’S UNDER-16s / “CAPITAL’S WAGES NOT KEEPING PACE WITH INFLATION” – LONDON LABOUR / CONTINUING BAN ON DEMOS OUTSIDE ABORTION CLINIC BACKED / GREEN PARTY LEADERSHIP CANDIDATES / SECOND LANDOWNER PROSECUTED FOR NOT CLEARING FLY-TIPPING

FREE SWIMS FOR CROYDON'S UNDER-16s Young people aged 16 and under can keep cool and get active this summer, when free swimming sessions at Croydon’s five leisure centres return on 21 July.  There were more than 20,000 visits last year. People will be able to complete an application form online through the Better website: https://www.better.org.uk/freeswimcroydon, … Continue reading FREE SWIMS FOR CROYDON’S UNDER-16s / “CAPITAL’S WAGES NOT KEEPING PACE WITH INFLATION” – LONDON LABOUR / CONTINUING BAN ON DEMOS OUTSIDE ABORTION CLINIC BACKED / GREEN PARTY LEADERSHIP CANDIDATES / SECOND LANDOWNER PROSECUTED FOR NOT CLEARING FLY-TIPPING

MICROWAVE THAT POTHOLE!

Croydon council have cooked up a new idea to deal with potholes on the borough's roads: Microwave them! They say new thermal technology allows contractors to heat the existing damaged road material until it is soft enough to be reshaped as a partial filling for the pothole, speeding repair times by up to 40per cent. … Continue reading MICROWAVE THAT POTHOLE!

BID TO STRENGTHEN ‘LAUGHING GAS’ BAN

Lambeth council are set to strengthen their 'laughing gas' ban which prevents people possessing or misusing psychoactive substances in public spaces across the borough. The council became the first London borough to introduce a Public Spaces Protection Order (PSPO) to tackle laughing gas as a specific issue back in 2015. But they say the rules … Continue reading BID TO STRENGTHEN ‘LAUGHING GAS’ BAN

WINDRUSH DAY CELEBRATED

Croydon Mayor Bernadette Khan and Cllr Patsy Cummings (Crystal Palace and Upper Norwood ward) A unique flag was flown above Croydon town hall on Friday (22 June), to mark the UK’s inaugural Windrush Day – a celebration of the rich diversity that British Commonwealth citizens bring to the borough. The day marks 70 years since … Continue reading WINDRUSH DAY CELEBRATED

LEWISHAM AIM TO SETTLE MORE REFUGEES THAN ANYWHERE ELSE IN LONDON / VOLUNTEERS WANTED FOR YOUTH OFFENDING SERVICE

Pictured above are Damien Egan (far left), Cllr Kevin Bonavia (second from right) with a group of refugees. From Lewisham council: We are set to help a record number of refugees rebuild their lives. We are set to resettle more refugees than anywhere else in London. Some 100 families will benefit from our refugee resettlement … Continue reading LEWISHAM AIM TO SETTLE MORE REFUGEES THAN ANYWHERE ELSE IN LONDON / VOLUNTEERS WANTED FOR YOUTH OFFENDING SERVICE