NEWS IN BRIEF: CRYSTAL PALACE PARK / FREE ENERGY BILL SAVING ADVICE / DISCO AT THE LIBRARY HUB / SCHOOL STREET PROGRAMME COULD EXPAND….and more

CRYSTAL PALACE PARK: The park Regeneration Plan has seen some delays but every cloud has a silver lining. It's good news for the caravan club who have had their lease extended for another year.  Meanwhile, the new café build is nearly complete and we can’t wait to see the inside and taste the lovely treats the Brown & Green crew are going to … Continue reading NEWS IN BRIEF: CRYSTAL PALACE PARK / FREE ENERGY BILL SAVING ADVICE / DISCO AT THE LIBRARY HUB / SCHOOL STREET PROGRAMME COULD EXPAND….and more

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WHY LAMBETH NEEDS MORE MISTLETOE (it’s not just for Christmas and it’s quite rare in the borough)

Mistletoe isn’t just for Christmas, say Lambeth’s parks team who want help growing more of it this new year - both as a food source for wild birds in winter and for scientific study. Mistletoe is quite rare in Lambeth, so as part of the Lambeth Biodiversity Action Plan, we’re working to encourage it to … Continue reading WHY LAMBETH NEEDS MORE MISTLETOE (it’s not just for Christmas and it’s quite rare in the borough)

LEWISHAM’S WARMER HOMES PARTNERSHIP HELPS TACKLE FUEL POVERTY / BETTER VANS ARE ELECTRIC SAY CLEANING FIRM / FASHION INDUSTRY – AND FASHION FLY-TIPPERS –  TORN OFF A STRIP

LEWISHAM'S WARMER HOMES PARTNERSHIP HELPS TACKLE FUEL POVERTY Together with South East London Community Energy (SELCE) Lewisham council are helping residents to save money on their energy bills. The mayor of Lewisham, Damien Egan, said: “Our partnership with SELCE has helped one family to heat their home by helping them access £3,974 funding through the Greater … Continue reading LEWISHAM’S WARMER HOMES PARTNERSHIP HELPS TACKLE FUEL POVERTY / BETTER VANS ARE ELECTRIC SAY CLEANING FIRM / FASHION INDUSTRY – AND FASHION FLY-TIPPERS –  TORN OFF A STRIP

MP ELLIE REEVES QUIZZES MINISTERS ON 20 MPH ZONES AND AIR POLLUTION (Questions in the House – One)

Ellie Reeves Labour, Lewisham West and Penge To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what assessment he has made of the effect of local authorities enforcing 20mph zones in built-up areas on the level of pedestrians involved in traffic accidents. Jesse Norman Minister of State (Department for Transport) The Department has not carried out a study on the … Continue reading MP ELLIE REEVES QUIZZES MINISTERS ON 20 MPH ZONES AND AIR POLLUTION (Questions in the House – One)

NEW COUNCIL LEADER NAMED “I want to bring Lambeth together” – Jack Hopkins / LEWISHAM GIVEN £10,000 TO EXPLORE ADS BAN ON HIGH FAT, HIGH SUGAR AND SALTY FOODS / COMPANY FINED AFTER WASTE FLY-TIPPED IN RECREATION GROUND / FREEDOM PASS RENEWAL

NEW COUNCIL LEADER NAMED "I want to bring Lambeth together" - Jack Hopkins Cllr Jack Hopkins is the leader-elect of Lambeth council following his selection by the Labour group of councillors on Monday (Jan 28). He is expected to be confirmed as leader of the council at its next full meeting on February 13. Cllr … Continue reading NEW COUNCIL LEADER NAMED “I want to bring Lambeth together” – Jack Hopkins / LEWISHAM GIVEN £10,000 TO EXPLORE ADS BAN ON HIGH FAT, HIGH SUGAR AND SALTY FOODS / COMPANY FINED AFTER WASTE FLY-TIPPED IN RECREATION GROUND / FREEDOM PASS RENEWAL

FLY-TIPPER CAUGHT ON HIDDEN COUNCIL CAMERA MUST PAY ALMOST £2,000

A fly-tipper caught dumping 10 tonnes of waste, including a carpet, sofas and bathroom furniture outside garages in Waddon, has been told to pay nearly £2,000 in costs and compensation. The 29-year-old man was caught dumping tonnes of mixed waste and associated goods near garages on Thorneloe Gardens after residents had seen him fly-tipping waste … Continue reading FLY-TIPPER CAUGHT ON HIDDEN COUNCIL CAMERA MUST PAY ALMOST £2,000

FRIENDS BACK IN STAMBOURNE WOODS / BUSINESS BAGEL AND EXPO EXHIBITION / LONDON MOZART PLAYERS PLAY…MOZART / RECYCLING YOUR CHRISTMAS TREES IN CROYDON

FRIENDS OF STAMBOURNE WOODS Happy New Year! We’ll be helping you get 2019 off to a good start this weekend as we return to the Woods for some fresh air, fun and fitness. Join us on Sunday morning, 10am - 1pm. Meet at the Church Road end. Our new notice boards have been delivered and we’ll be installing … Continue reading FRIENDS BACK IN STAMBOURNE WOODS / BUSINESS BAGEL AND EXPO EXHIBITION / LONDON MOZART PLAYERS PLAY…MOZART / RECYCLING YOUR CHRISTMAS TREES IN CROYDON

BELL GREEN GASHOLDERS TO GO – “Heightened safety and environmental risk”

The historic gas holders at Bell Green, Sydenham are set to go - although part of them may remain. Lewisham council have issued the following statement on the Bell Green gasholders: We recognise the historic and cultural significance of the gasholders at Bell Green for Sydenham. On 26 July 2018, Damien Egan, Mayor of Lewisham, … Continue reading BELL GREEN GASHOLDERS TO GO – “Heightened safety and environmental risk”

SYDENHAM FLY-TIPPING TRUCK CRUSHED / CROYDON CLAMPDOWN SEES VEHICLE SEIZED

A vehicle involved in fly-tipping incidents in Sydenham has been crushed. The white Ford tipper truck was seized in September after CCTV surveillance revealed it was involved in fly-tipping incidents in Kangley Bridge Road, Sydenham. A council spokesman told News From Crystal Palace: "The vehicle was actually seized in Kangley Bridge Road, which is also … Continue reading SYDENHAM FLY-TIPPING TRUCK CRUSHED / CROYDON CLAMPDOWN SEES VEHICLE SEIZED

PEOPLE OF SOUTHWARK THANKED FOR THEIR RECYCLING EFFORTS BY COUNCIL

The people of Southwark have been thanked for their efforts over recycling after the borough again achieved the highest recycling rates for inner London. Cllr Richard Livingstone, Southwark's cabinet member for environment, transport management and air quality, says: "I would like to congratulate everyone involved and encourage even more people to start separating, cleaning and … Continue reading PEOPLE OF SOUTHWARK THANKED FOR THEIR RECYCLING EFFORTS BY COUNCIL