CRYSTAL PALACE FC AND CROYDON COUNCIL TEAM UP TO HELP ROUGH SLEEPERS

Rough sleepers in Croydon can now get emergency shelter at Selhurst Park stadium in extreme weather conditions under a new deal between Crystal Palace FC and the council. The Eagles and Croydon council have entered into an agreement where a lounge at the team's Selhurst Park stadium is turned into a temporary overnight shelter for … Continue reading CRYSTAL PALACE FC AND CROYDON COUNCIL TEAM UP TO HELP ROUGH SLEEPERS

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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

TWO SENTENCED AFTER BREACHING DRILL MUSIC INJUNCTION

Two men who breached an interim gang injunction have been given a suspended jail sentence. The two, both aged 21 and both from Lambeth, were sentenced to nine months, suspended for two years, at Croydon county court after breaching the injunction which was made on Monday, 13 August 2018. It was breached when they performed … Continue reading TWO SENTENCED AFTER BREACHING DRILL MUSIC INJUNCTION

LAMBETH COUNCIL BLOCK ‘CALL IN’ ON £360 MILLION LOAN PLAN

Labour-dominated Lambeth council have blocked the 'call in' by Green party councillors of a planned £360 million loan. As News From Crystal Palace has previously reported Lambeth council are to borrow £360 MILLION over the next three years – to help pay for their highly controversial Homes for Lambeth estates regeneration scheme, the redress scheme … Continue reading LAMBETH COUNCIL BLOCK ‘CALL IN’ ON £360 MILLION LOAN PLAN

YOUNG MUM DIES IN PENGE ACCIDENT – Police appeal for witnesses

Detectives are appealing for witnesses to come forward after young mother died and her child was left critically injured following a road traffic collision in Penge. Police were called to Croydon Road, Penge, at 20.08hrs on Sunday (January 13th) following reports of a serious collision. Officers and London Ambulance attended and found a car had … Continue reading YOUNG MUM DIES IN PENGE ACCIDENT – Police appeal for witnesses

LAMBETHWATCH: LETTERS TO LAMBETH COUNCIL FROM MICHAEL KEANE…

 ♻Michael J Keane  ♻‏ @KeaneMJ As Lambeth decided to run three important consultations in parallel putting extra pressure on the public in the run up to Christmas I thought I'd get my own back. Here's my hopefully constructive feedback to Lambeth on their consultations. ...AND FROM PEOPLE'S AUDIT LAMBETH Peoples Audit‏ @PeoplesAudit Peoples Audit‏ @PeoplesAudit Nov 8 Our … Continue reading LAMBETHWATCH: LETTERS TO LAMBETH COUNCIL FROM MICHAEL KEANE…

POST OFFICES ONE: STEVE REED PRAISES POSTAL STAFF – BUT PUBLIC ARE “PAYING MORE WHILE GETTING LESS”

Croydon North MP Steve Reed has praised the work of local postal staff during a debate by MPs on the franchising of Crown post offices and the effect on high streets and local communities. Crown post offices, like the postal service itself, are at the heart of our communities said Mr Reed. Up and down … Continue reading POST OFFICES ONE: STEVE REED PRAISES POSTAL STAFF – BUT PUBLIC ARE “PAYING MORE WHILE GETTING LESS”

POST OFFICES – TWO: “Sydenham people being told to travel to Brixton to use biometric services” – MP Ellie Reeves

Ellie Reeves Labour, Lewisham West and Penge has told fellow MPs of the problems caused by downgrading and franchising post offices in her constituency. Over the past few years, both before and since my election, Lewisham West and Penge has seen three post offices downgraded and franchised out in locations in Forest Hill, Sydenham and … Continue reading POST OFFICES – TWO: “Sydenham people being told to travel to Brixton to use biometric services” – MP Ellie Reeves

QUESTIONS IN THE HOUSE – MP STEVE REED QUIZZES MINISTER ON FIRE SAFETY IN SELF-STORAGE FACILITIES / GRENFELL TOWER ISSUES

January 11th Steve Reed (Croydon North): To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, what assessment his Department has made of the adequacy of the fire safety and building regulations in relation to self-storage facilities. Kit Malthouse Minister of State (Housing, Communities and Local Government): On 18 December 2018 the Government published … Continue reading QUESTIONS IN THE HOUSE – MP STEVE REED QUIZZES MINISTER ON FIRE SAFETY IN SELF-STORAGE FACILITIES / GRENFELL TOWER ISSUES

QUESTIONS IN THE HOUSE: MP HELEN HAYES QUIZZES MINISTER ON REFUGEE CHILDREN

Dec 12: Helen Hayes Labour, Dulwich and West Norwood: To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, with reference to the Court of Appeal ruling of 3 October 2018, when his Department plans to provide unaccompanied minors refused entry to the UK under the Dubs scheme full explanations for that refusal. Caroline Nokes The … Continue reading QUESTIONS IN THE HOUSE: MP HELEN HAYES QUIZZES MINISTER ON REFUGEE CHILDREN