PLANS FOR ‘DINOSAUR BRIDGE’ IN CRYSTAL PALACE PARK SUBMITTED

Plans to build a new 'dinosaur bridge' in Crystal Palace park to allow access to the island where the world-famous statues stand have been submitted to Bromley council for consideration. A design and access statement supporting the application - which is being made by the Friends of the Crystal Palace Dinosaurs - says it is … Continue reading PLANS FOR ‘DINOSAUR BRIDGE’ IN CRYSTAL PALACE PARK SUBMITTED

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THOUSANDS OF CATALYTIC CONVERTER THEFTS FROM VEHICLES IN LONDON

Almost 3,000 catalytic converter thefts from vehicles occurred in London in the first half of 2019, police figures have revealed. Metals found in catalytic converters, such as rhodium, palladium and platinum can be highly lucrative and recycled for use in medical tools, jewellery and electronics. Victims of catalytic converter thefts are likely to be left … Continue reading THOUSANDS OF CATALYTIC CONVERTER THEFTS FROM VEHICLES IN LONDON

LAMBETH TO ‘CONSULT’ ON PUTTING COMMERCIAL ADVERT BOARDS UP IN PARKS FOLLOWING PUBLIC PROTESTS (because they failed to ask anyone in the first place says petition – now council say they did…)

Lambeth council are 'consulting' on their controversial decision to put commercial advertising boards up in parks across the borough - because they apparently never bothered to ask anyone for their views on the subject in the first place. A petition on the change.org website calls for consultation on the plans - and all the applications … Continue reading LAMBETH TO ‘CONSULT’ ON PUTTING COMMERCIAL ADVERT BOARDS UP IN PARKS FOLLOWING PUBLIC PROTESTS (because they failed to ask anyone in the first place says petition – now council say they did…)

Meat, fish, banana dumplings at the food market – (and skull shaped soap for Hallowe’en)

Pear and maple cheesecake at Brett and Bailey..... Lunch Lunch – Lucknow 2 London Saher says "We will be dishing up our much loved slow cooked mutton, it's been on the stove for about 12 hours! Cooking up too our butter pulled chicken it's getting as popular!! Also making spicy aubergine a favourite for the … Continue reading Meat, fish, banana dumplings at the food market – (and skull shaped soap for Hallowe’en)

FANCY PUTTING UP A BAT BOX THIS SUNDAY? Or taking part in a conker competition?

From Friends of Stambourne Woods: Come and join us this Sunday 13th October, 10am - 1pm, as our trees shed their 2019 leaves and the wildlife starts preparing for the winter.  We”ll be doing our bit too: putting up a bat box (in time for Halloween!) clearing a fallen tree in the lower wood area to prepare … Continue reading FANCY PUTTING UP A BAT BOX THIS SUNDAY? Or taking part in a conker competition?

OFF THE MENU! McDONALD’S PLANS REFUSED – POLICE VOICED CONCERNS, RESIDENTS LIVING CONDITIONS WOULD BE HARMED SAY CROYDON (BUT…..)

Plans to turn the former Living Water Satisfies restaurant in Westow Street into a McDonald's takeaway have been turned down by Croydon council in an officer-delegated decision. In a letter to a McDonald's consultant outlining their reasons for refusal, Croydon council say: 1 The proposed change of use to a hot food takeaway open late … Continue reading OFF THE MENU! McDONALD’S PLANS REFUSED – POLICE VOICED CONCERNS, RESIDENTS LIVING CONDITIONS WOULD BE HARMED SAY CROYDON (BUT…..)

EVENTS ON TWITTER: GRANTS AVAILABLE ON AIR QUALITY PROJECTS / LONDON YOUTH GAMES

@lambeth_council 19h19 hours ago Is your school concerned about air pollution? The Sustainability Team are offering grants of up to £2,500 to secondary schools, colleges and Universities to deliver air quality-themed projects. Deadline to apply is October 18. Email sustainability@lambeth.gov.uk to find out more. Lambeth Council‏Verified account@lambeth_council 19h19 hours ago Lambeth Youth Games 2020! If … Continue reading EVENTS ON TWITTER: GRANTS AVAILABLE ON AIR QUALITY PROJECTS / LONDON YOUTH GAMES

NEW HEATING SYSTEM CUTS COSTS TO COUNCIL TENANTS – AND THE ENVIRONMENT “Removing electric storage heaters cuts enough carbon emissions equivalent to a 4,150-mile car journey”

A low-carbon, ground-source heat pump system aimed at reducing council tenants’ bills while helping the environment is being piloted by Croydon council. The heat pump being installed at a 10-storey block in New Addington will reduce carbon emissions, help improve air quality, and save up to £300 per home per year on more than 40 … Continue reading NEW HEATING SYSTEM CUTS COSTS TO COUNCIL TENANTS – AND THE ENVIRONMENT “Removing electric storage heaters cuts enough carbon emissions equivalent to a 4,150-mile car journey”

FOOD MARKET TOMORROW – NO HUMBUGS!

Crystal Palace food market Haynes Lane off Westow Street Saturdays 10 am to 3 pm. Saturday 5 October Organic veg, fruit, vegan cheese, 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. Lunch Lunch – Jerky Fridays … Continue reading FOOD MARKET TOMORROW – NO HUMBUGS!

GOLD FOR THREE LAMBETH PARKS FROM LONDON IN BLOOM – praise for community efforts

Lambeth council have been awarded a silver-gilt medal for the borough (one below gold) in this year’s London in Bloom London in Bloom visited Lambeth in the heat of summer, looking at green spaces big and small, judging how the borough meets the changing needs of visitors and how those green spaces are looked after … Continue reading GOLD FOR THREE LAMBETH PARKS FROM LONDON IN BLOOM – praise for community efforts