CROWDFUNDER TO HELP BOOKSHOP BATTLE MASSIVE RENT INCREASES REACHES ALMOST £13,000

Almost £13,000 has been raised to help Bookseller Crow on Westow Street fight plans to almost double their rent. The campaign on gofundme has been temporarily ring-fenced until the store knows more about its future. Karen McLeod, who works at the Bookseller Crow on Westow Street, launched the appeal on the GoFundMe website in late … Continue reading CROWDFUNDER TO HELP BOOKSHOP BATTLE MASSIVE RENT INCREASES REACHES ALMOST £13,000

“RISK OF LOSING OPEN SPACE ON WOODLAND ROAD ESTATE” SAY COMMUNITY ASSOCIATION

Southwark council are considering building new council homes on the open  space at the corner of Gipsy Hill and Woodland Road, say Crystal Palace Community Association. No planning  application has been submitted yet, but local residents have been  consulted, say the CPCA in a circular. Southwark's cabinet member for new homes has told News From … Continue reading “RISK OF LOSING OPEN SPACE ON WOODLAND ROAD ESTATE” SAY COMMUNITY ASSOCIATION

Bushcraft company fined £10,000 for illegal knife sale / Firm prosecuted for illegal scaffold

A nationwide pilot clampdown led by Croydon council against illegal online knife sales to children has secured its 11th prosecution. Since June Croydon have been carrying out prosecutions as part of its trading standards team leading a nationwide pilot clampdown backed by National Trading Standards against online knife sales to children. An Essex-based company pleaded … Continue reading Bushcraft company fined £10,000 for illegal knife sale / Firm prosecuted for illegal scaffold

Act now to fend off the flu and winter illness

Health chiefs are urging pregnant women, parents of toddlers, older people and those with long-term health conditions to get their flu jab and prevent winter illness. Croydon council and local NHS services are sharing winter health advice across the borough to help ease pressures on Accident and Emergency (A&E) departments by encouraging residents, particularly those … Continue reading Act now to fend off the flu and winter illness

COUNCILLORS SUPPORT QUARTERLY FORUM FOR PEOPLE AND TRADERS TO RAISE CRYSTAL PALACE TRIANGLE ISSUES

Councillors are supporting plans for a quarterly forum in Crystal Palace where residents can quiz them on such issues such as street cleaning and traffic management. On October 27th News From Crystal Palace reported how Croydon North MP Steve Reed suggested the idea of a quarterly forum.* The story, posted after midday, attracted 100 hits … Continue reading COUNCILLORS SUPPORT QUARTERLY FORUM FOR PEOPLE AND TRADERS TO RAISE CRYSTAL PALACE TRIANGLE ISSUES

BROMLEY LIBRARIES STRIKE: UNION MEET WITH GREENWICH LEISURE TOMORROW WEDNESDAY

Bromley library workers, who have been on strike since June against Greenwich Leisure Limited (GLL), have unanimously renewed their strike mandate. The 50 library staff, who started their strike on 6 June, have now voted by 100 per cent to continue the strike action from Monday 25 November. Talks are due tomorrow (Wednesday 13 November) … Continue reading BROMLEY LIBRARIES STRIKE: UNION MEET WITH GREENWICH LEISURE TOMORROW WEDNESDAY

NEW FOOD STOP LAUNCHED IN CROYDON

A church has teamed up with Croydon council and community partners to formally launch the borough’s latest Food Stop that supports families struggling to make ends meet. St Francis’s church in Monks Hill, Selsdon is the latest location to adopt the Community Connect / Food Stop model, a multi-agency approach which saves low-income families up … Continue reading NEW FOOD STOP LAUNCHED IN CROYDON

Croydon, Southwark, Lambeth and Lewisham among top councils for tackling food poverty…..

Croydon has been ranked second among the top London councils for helping to lift families out of food poverty. The borough jumped from eighth place last year in the annual Beyond The Food Bank league table – run by food charity Sustain to measure how councils help families to easily access enough healthy food, without … Continue reading Croydon, Southwark, Lambeth and Lewisham among top councils for tackling food poverty…..

….WITH SOUTHWARK RECEIVING ‘FOSTERING FRIENDLY’ AWARD…….

Southwark council have received the ‘Fostering Friendly’ award at the Fostering Network’s annual Fostering Excellence Awards. Earlier in the year, the council implemented a new policy that recognises that fostered children often have complex needs that carers may need additional support and flexibility to help manage. Thanks to this new policy, all staff who foster … Continue reading ….WITH SOUTHWARK RECEIVING ‘FOSTERING FRIENDLY’ AWARD…….

…WHILE LAMBETH STAFF ARE HIGHLY COMMENDED: CUM ON DON’T FEEL THE NOIZE!

Lambeth council’s revamped noise service has been Highly Commended at The John Connell Awards 2019 held at the Palace of Westminster. (left to right) Lambeth’s Public Protection Officer Keith Badrick, Public Protection Officer Natalie Ariyo and Principal Public Protection Officer Michael Anderson receiving their award from Defra’s Director-General Sonia Phippard. The awards on October 23 … Continue reading …WHILE LAMBETH STAFF ARE HIGHLY COMMENDED: CUM ON DON’T FEEL THE NOIZE!