Councillor who tested positive for coronavirus tells her story: “People who’ve had it can give blood plasma to help others – that’s something potentially positive”

Lambeth Green party Cllr Becca Thackray learned there was a Covid-19 testing station near her home so decided to find out more - and ended up testing positive for coronavirus. Becca - who was tested on June 6th and remains symptomless - tells her story in the latest issue of the council's quarterly Lambeth Talk … Continue reading Councillor who tested positive for coronavirus tells her story: “People who’ve had it can give blood plasma to help others – that’s something potentially positive”

Planned Central Hill development “would stick out like a sore thumb” on ridge say Norwood Society

The part five-storey, part seven-storey building planned on the corner of Central Hill and Roman Rise would "stick out like a sore thumb" say the Norwood Society. The distinctive design of the Central Hill estate is one of low rise using the slope of the hillside.  This proposal is of a large bulky building up … Continue reading Planned Central Hill development “would stick out like a sore thumb” on ridge say Norwood Society

MORE THAN 150 PEOPLE SIGN PETITION TO GET 410 BUS BACK ON TO AUCKLAND ROAD “Replace planters with a gate…”

More than 150 people have signed a petition on change.org calling for a 'bus gate' to be installed on Auckland Road - to get the 410 route back onto it. The petition, started by Marcus Boyle to Croydon Cllr Stephen Mann (Lab, Crystal Palace and Upper Norwood ward) reads as follows: Replace the planters on Auckland … Continue reading MORE THAN 150 PEOPLE SIGN PETITION TO GET 410 BUS BACK ON TO AUCKLAND ROAD “Replace planters with a gate…”

Food market – Capo Caccia are back

Saturday 11 July, 10am-3pm Haynes Lane off Westow Street / top of Bedwardine Road SE19 Lots going on in the courtyard this week Capo Caccia are back, next to Hook and Son in the courtyard. Haynes Lane collectors’ market will be open again this Saturday under new management.  Trading hours Fri-Sun 11-5 Alan’s Antiques is also … Continue reading Food market – Capo Caccia are back

LAMBETH COUNTRY SHOW IS ONLINE JULY 18th and 19th

The Lambeth Country Show team have pulled together some "fabulous content" for an online version of the much loved annual event after having to cancel the traditional fun in Brockwell Park due to Covid-19, say Lambeth council. From Lambeth council: "The Virtual Lambeth Country Show over the weekend of July 18 & 19 promises to provide … Continue reading LAMBETH COUNTRY SHOW IS ONLINE JULY 18th and 19th

CALLING ALL CREATIVE PERFORMANCE ARTISTS! PAID OPPORTUNITY!

From Upper Norwood library hub: CALLING ALL ARTISTS! PAID OPPORTUNITY! WOULD YOU LIKE TO SHOWCASE YOUR TALENT ON OUR COMMUNITY LIVE STREAM CHANNEL!? Open to all creative performance ideas from any artistic discipline, for any age range, on any subject. Music, Fine Art, Performance Art, Theatre, Comedy, Children’s Theatre and more. We are very keen to … Continue reading CALLING ALL CREATIVE PERFORMANCE ARTISTS! PAID OPPORTUNITY!

Lambeth council support for ‘at risk’ arts and cultural organisations

Founder of Iconic Steps Victoria Ijeh Lambeth council’s £300,000 fund to support not-for-profit arts and culture organisations has been increased to £355,000, Collectively the not-for-profit arts and culture organisations to be awarded funding employ 487 full time staff and commission 3,708 artists, freelancers or other arts and creative businesses. Successful organisations are located across the … Continue reading Lambeth council support for ‘at risk’ arts and cultural organisations

New ‘school streets’ planned

Even more pupils are set to have safer and healthier journeys to school when 10 further Schools Streets are introduced in September, taking the total in the borough to 21, say Croydon council. Among the latest to get 'School Streets' are St Joseph’s Catholic junior school, Woodend, Upper Norwood; and Oasis academy Reylands, Oakley Road … Continue reading New ‘school streets’ planned

Court cases backlog: MP quizzes Attorney General

Lewisham West and Penge MP Ellie Reeves has quizzed the Attorney General on separate issues involving the Crown Prosecution Service in the House of Commons: Ellie Reeves Shadow Solicitor General The recent HM Crown Prosecution Service Inspectorate report found that it could take 10 years to clear the criminal case backlog, with 41,000 outstanding cases, in a criminal justice … Continue reading Court cases backlog: MP quizzes Attorney General

POLICE NAME KINGSWOOD STABBING VICTIM, 18 – Formal identification awaited – Blue Renault driver who picked up passenger sought as witness

Police have named the Kingswood estate stabbing victim as Donnell Rhule, age 18. Detectives are appealing for information and witnesses as the investigation continues.  Police were called at 18:30hrs on Wednesday, 8 July, to reports of a stabbing on Seeley Drive, SE21. Officers and the London Ambulance Service attended and found an 18-year-old man suffering … Continue reading POLICE NAME KINGSWOOD STABBING VICTIM, 18 – Formal identification awaited – Blue Renault driver who picked up passenger sought as witness