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

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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

“LET’S FOCUS MINDS ON TACKLING POOR AIR QUALITY”  by Cllr Claire Holland, Lambeth council’s cabinet member for environment and clean air

"LET'S FOCUS MINDS ON TACKLING POOR AIR QUALITY"  by Cllr Claire Holland, Lambeth council's cabinet member for environment and clean air This week is Lambeth Clean Air Week – a week in which we, as a council, aim to really focus minds on how we can all help improve our air quality. Lambeth has some … Continue reading “LET’S FOCUS MINDS ON TACKLING POOR AIR QUALITY”  by Cllr Claire Holland, Lambeth council’s cabinet member for environment and clean air

GRENFELL TOWER TRAGEDY: AROUND 400 CROYDON COUNCIL HIGH-RISE HOMES NOW HAVE SPRINKLERS

Sprinklers  have so far been installed in around 400 homes under Croydon council’s ongoing fire safety upgrade programme launched in response to the Grenfell Tower tragedy. After the fire on 14 June last year, Croydon announced it would retrofit sprinklers in its tallest high-rise blocks, approving a £10 million programme in 25 blocks of 10-12 … Continue reading GRENFELL TOWER TRAGEDY: AROUND 400 CROYDON COUNCIL HIGH-RISE HOMES NOW HAVE SPRINKLERS

COUNCIL FACE £80,000 BILL TO CLEAR FOUR DUMPED ‘ARTICS’ FULL OF RUBBISH

Bromley council face an £80,000 clean-up bill after four articulated trailers were dumped in the Lower Sydenham / New Beckenham area. The latest incidents follow a 40ft articulated trailer full of dumped rubbish being abandoned in Oakfield Road, Penge in May. An investigation is underway following the discovery over the weekend of 4 40ft abandoned … Continue reading COUNCIL FACE £80,000 BILL TO CLEAR FOUR DUMPED ‘ARTICS’ FULL OF RUBBISH

LARGE FIREWORK COSTS SHOP MORE THAN £2,000 – sold to underage volunteers

A Bromley business has been heavily fined for selling fireworks to children aged 15. As part of a test purchase operation in the weeks prior to November 5 ‘firework season’, Bromley council’s Trading Standards team sent two under-age volunteers into a Bickley shop to buy fireworks. The volunteers were sold a large firework called “Neptune … Continue reading LARGE FIREWORK COSTS SHOP MORE THAN £2,000 – sold to underage volunteers

LANDOWNER FINED FOR FAILING TO CLEAR FLY-TIPPING “Could be the first of many prosecutions” – council leader

A landowner has been prosecuted for failing to clear fly-tipping from his land in Blackbrook Lane, Bromley - in what could be the first of many such cases. The landowner, from Welling, failed to attend Bromley magistrates court to answer the charge of failing to comply with an untidy site notice, contrary to section 215 … Continue reading LANDOWNER FINED FOR FAILING TO CLEAR FLY-TIPPING “Could be the first of many prosecutions” – council leader

“ORGANISED CRIME MAKING MONEY FROM FLYTIPPING” / LITTER BUGS FINED TOTAL OF MORE THAN £1,200

An investigation is underway following the removal of an abandoned 40ft articulated trailer full of dumped rubbish from Oakfield Road, Penge West. Witnesses who may have seen the driver of the lorry are asked to contact Bromley council with a £500 reward available for information leading to a successful prosecution. The trailer was discovered in … Continue reading “ORGANISED CRIME MAKING MONEY FROM FLYTIPPING” / LITTER BUGS FINED TOTAL OF MORE THAN £1,200

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

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