FIRST SITE ON CENTRAL HILL TO BE DEVELOPED ANNOUNCED- NO BALLOT ON DEMOLITION, CLLR BENNETT? (There’s only 63 homes empty on the estate at the moment)

The identity of the first site on Central Hill estate in Crystal Palace to be developed - despite no ballot on demolishing the estate having been carried out - has been revealed by Cllr Bennett. Telling the overview and scrutiny committee: "We are completely committed to all of these large schemes" he said there would … Continue reading FIRST SITE ON CENTRAL HILL TO BE DEVELOPED ANNOUNCED- NO BALLOT ON DEMOLITION, CLLR BENNETT? (There’s only 63 homes empty on the estate at the moment)

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“COUNCIL HAS REFUSED US AIR MONITORING SYSTEMS” Tenants chief tells committee his wife had to visit A and E three times with lung inflammation

Tenants leader Shemi Leira told how his wife has had to visit accident and emergency on three occasions after being diagnosed with a lung infection which caused acute breathing difficulties caused by "perennial exposure to construction elements." Shemi, who chairs the tenants and residents association on the Westbury estate - another of the six council … Continue reading “COUNCIL HAS REFUSED US AIR MONITORING SYSTEMS” Tenants chief tells committee his wife had to visit A and E three times with lung inflammation

BAKERS BRETT AND BAILEY AND BUTCHER GILL WING BACK AT THE FOOD MARKET (AND THERE’S CANDLES) / burger van on Westow Street is re-open – and life’s a beech in Stambourne Woods!!

Saturday 8th June Organic veg, fruit, fish, eggs, raw milk, butter, vegan, smokery, natural wine, bread, gluten free, pastries, olives,  store cupboard refills (herbs, tea, flours, rice, nuts, oils), eco cleaning refills, eco house supplies, beauty, salads, wraps, lunch, coffee. Brett and Bailey (cakes) and Gill Wing Farm (butcher) return this week.  It was definitely … Continue reading BAKERS BRETT AND BAILEY AND BUTCHER GILL WING BACK AT THE FOOD MARKET (AND THERE’S CANDLES) / burger van on Westow Street is re-open – and life’s a beech in Stambourne Woods!!

FUNGUSGATE: LABOUR MP’s THANKS TO GREEN PARTY COUNCILLOR / LAMBETH QUIZZED ON PROPERTIES EMPTY LONGER THAN SIX MONTHS

Kate Hoey‏Verified account @KateHoeyMP May 10 Retweeted Pete Elliott Thanks @pete556 for pursuing this. Hope there are not more properties left empty for 4 years  ♻Michael J Keane  ♻‏ @KeaneMJ May 9 Replying to @pete556 @lambeth_council and 3 others What is wrong with councils that they can't do basic property maintenance? Perhaps they need an incentive - stop them building new buildings until they … Continue reading FUNGUSGATE: LABOUR MP’s THANKS TO GREEN PARTY COUNCILLOR / LAMBETH QUIZZED ON PROPERTIES EMPTY LONGER THAN SIX MONTHS

CROYDON COUNCIL SELLING OFF PARCELS OF LAND FOR JUST ONE POUND EACH – TO ITS OWN COMPANY (and it’s all, apparently, perfectly legal…..)

Croydon council have been selling off parcels of land in the borough to the development company they own - Brick by Brick - for just ONE POUND each. The sites sold for one pound include land west of 83, 85 and 113 Hermitage Road, Upper Norwood. Garages south of Eagle Hill were sold for £210 … Continue reading CROYDON COUNCIL SELLING OFF PARCELS OF LAND FOR JUST ONE POUND EACH – TO ITS OWN COMPANY (and it’s all, apparently, perfectly legal…..)

WHAT’S GREEN AND CAN BE FOUND ON PAVEMENTS IN CROYDON AND BROMLEY?

Image: London borough of Croydon Hundreds of dockless electric bicycles have appeared on the pavements of Croydon and Bromley to offer residents and visitors "new greener ways to travel." The bikes, which can be accessed and locked using a mobile phone app, are being distributed at key areas across both boroughs making it easier to … Continue reading WHAT’S GREEN AND CAN BE FOUND ON PAVEMENTS IN CROYDON AND BROMLEY?

FOOD MARKET TOMORROW!

Hook and Son have just received the news that they will be able to sell their raw milk again soon, once a few formalities are sorted out.  Their tenacity and hard work have finally paid off. We’re so happy to welcome Claraflora back to the market.  She grows all her own flowers just outside Croydon and has … Continue reading FOOD MARKET TOMORROW!

COUNCIL LAUNCHES ‘GREAT ESTATES’ PROGRAMME – “NEW WAY FOR RESIDENTS TO IMPROVE THE LOOK AND FEEL OF THEIR ESTATES”

The 'Great Estates' programme - described as "a new way of thinking about, talking about and making decisions about council estates in the borough" - has been launched by Southwark council. Local residents can now make suggestions for small improvements they would like to work with the council to deliver on their estates, with almost … Continue reading COUNCIL LAUNCHES ‘GREAT ESTATES’ PROGRAMME – “NEW WAY FOR RESIDENTS TO IMPROVE THE LOOK AND FEEL OF THEIR ESTATES”

MP HELEN HAYES: “GOVERNMENT HAVE FAILED ON CLIMATE CHANGE”: Plus Questions in the House on: Support schemes for domestic abuse victims/ tackling violence / post-Brexit issues on EU nationals and education /pathology services

MP Helen Hayes has paid tribute to a 15-year-old Swedish environmental activist- and school strikers from her own constituency - during a House of Commons debate on climate change. Helen Hayes Labour, Dulwich and West Norwood  6:38 pm, 1st May 2019 I pay tribute to Greta Thunberg and the school strikers, including those from my constituency, and to the protesters … Continue reading MP HELEN HAYES: “GOVERNMENT HAVE FAILED ON CLIMATE CHANGE”: Plus Questions in the House on: Support schemes for domestic abuse victims/ tackling violence / post-Brexit issues on EU nationals and education /pathology services

EVENTS: EUROVISION PARTY AT REUNION / MINIS IN PARK / CLIMATE CRISIS WORKSHOP/ AUTHORS AT BOOKSELLER CROW / MOTORSPORT AT THE PALACE / AND MORE….

SATURDAY MAY 18th EUROVISION PARTY AT REUNION Costume optional but prepare for a night of super Euro cheesiness with your favourite song contest of the year! With our very own compere and Mamasutra spinning Euro tunes for you to sing along to, there’s lovely Middle Eastern snacks and a sweepstake with Euro-fab prizes to be … Continue reading EVENTS: EUROVISION PARTY AT REUNION / MINIS IN PARK / CLIMATE CRISIS WORKSHOP/ AUTHORS AT BOOKSELLER CROW / MOTORSPORT AT THE PALACE / AND MORE….