NEW YEAR’S EVE STABBING – WERE YOU ON 68 BUS? – Witnesses sought

Detectives are investigating the fatal stabbing of a teenager in Tulse Hill shortly before midnight on New Year's Eve following an altercation on a number 68 bus. Police were called to Norwood Road near the junction with Station Rise SE27 at 22.43hrs on Sunday, 31 December. Police and London's Air Ambulance attended and found a … Continue reading NEW YEAR’S EVE STABBING – WERE YOU ON 68 BUS? – Witnesses sought

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POST-GRENFELL WARNING TO GOVERNMENT – Councils face “unprecedented” funding gap say Croydon

Councils face an “unprecedented funding gap” in improving tower block fire safety unless the Government helps them pay for it, the first council retrofitting sprinklers since the Grenfell tragedy has warned. Croydon council have written to request a face-to-face meeting with the housing minister to discuss the “long-term financial burden” of implementing its £10 million … Continue reading POST-GRENFELL WARNING TO GOVERNMENT – Councils face “unprecedented” funding gap say Croydon

LAMBETH TORIES ATTACK “CHAMPAGNE SOCIALIST CYCLISTS” The idea appears to be that if Labour councillors just ignore parking requirements the need for cars will just go away.

The lack of parking in developments in Lambeth is astonishingly short-sighted, say Lambeth's Conservative councillors. "We have grave concerns about all Lambeth redevelopments that have little or no parking space, from Hardess Street at Loughborough Junction to the Westbury Estate to the huge Clapham Park development" says Conservative opposition leader Cllr Tim Briggs. "Fewer parking … Continue reading LAMBETH TORIES ATTACK “CHAMPAGNE SOCIALIST CYCLISTS” The idea appears to be that if Labour councillors just ignore parking requirements the need for cars will just go away.

“BALLOT RESIDENTS ON ESTATE DEMOLITION” GLA MEMBERS TELL SADIQ KHAN IN UNANIMOUS VOTE – Move could save Central Hill and five other estates in Lambeth

Members of the Greater London Assembly have voted UNANIMOUSLY to ensure ballots are made of all residents whose homes are affected by proposed demolition. That would mean people living on the Central Hill estate in Crystal Palace and five other estates across Lambeth - which the Labour-dominated borough council want to demolish despite huge protests … Continue reading “BALLOT RESIDENTS ON ESTATE DEMOLITION” GLA MEMBERS TELL SADIQ KHAN IN UNANIMOUS VOTE – Move could save Central Hill and five other estates in Lambeth

TWO LIBRARIES IN LAMBETH BEING FUNDED ON A ‘MONTH BY MONTH’ BASIS – from OUTSIDE the council’s libraries budget, say campaigners

Two of Lambeth's libraries are being funded from OUTSIDE the council's libraries budget - on a month-by-month basis, say Friends of Carnegie Library. The astonishing claim is that both the Durning library at 167 Kennington Lane, SE11 and Tate South Lambeth library at 180 South Lambeth Rd, Vauxhall, SW8 - two of four libraries which Lambeth wanted to … Continue reading TWO LIBRARIES IN LAMBETH BEING FUNDED ON A ‘MONTH BY MONTH’ BASIS – from OUTSIDE the council’s libraries budget, say campaigners

CHARITY WHICH HELPS BATTERED WOMEN RAISES £10,000 IN CROWDFUNDER APPEAL

A Crystal Palace charity which counsels battered women has raised more than £10,000 with a crowdfunding appeal to pay for training programmes which will now help women affected by domestic violence the opportunity to get back into employment. Living Water Satisfies - which runs the restaurant of the same name on Westow Street - says … Continue reading CHARITY WHICH HELPS BATTERED WOMEN RAISES £10,000 IN CROWDFUNDER APPEAL

EIGHTEEN WEEKS TO GO….(Or: It was Christmas Evening, outside the library…..)

Defend The Ten‏ @defendtheten Dec 24 EIGHTEEN WEEKS TO GO….(Or: It was Christmas Evening, outside the library.....) On Christmas Eve and with 18 weeks left till the local elections we meet Louise & Steve Martin. Louise (a trained librarian who worked in bibliographic services @CarnegieLib) says "the library has been the centre of our lives … Continue reading EIGHTEEN WEEKS TO GO….(Or: It was Christmas Evening, outside the library…..)

SEASON’S GREETINGS!!!!! News From Crystal Palace wish all our readers a very MERRY CHRISTMAS!!!!!

The Brown and Green cafe team have expanded and are now hosting a mobile van in Crystal Palace park near the Penge entrance (corner of Thicket Road and Crystal Palace Park Road). Excluding public holidays the van is there from around 9am to 3pm. This Christmas Eve and New Year's Eve the van will be … Continue reading SEASON’S GREETINGS!!!!! News From Crystal Palace wish all our readers a very MERRY CHRISTMAS!!!!!

“COUNCILS SHOULD SUPPORT FREEDOM OF THE PRESS WITHIN THE LAW AND NOT SEEK TO RESTRICT THOSE WHO WRITE CRITICAL COMMENTS”

The headline above comes from a Department  of Communities and Local Government booklet dated June 2014 which News From Crystal Palace found while trawling the Internet looking for previous examples of council meetings being held behind closed doors. For those of you who have missed it, there were two meetings held by Lambeth council at … Continue reading “COUNCILS SHOULD SUPPORT FREEDOM OF THE PRESS WITHIN THE LAW AND NOT SEEK TO RESTRICT THOSE WHO WRITE CRITICAL COMMENTS”

LAMBETH LEAFLET “GROSSLY MISLEADING” SAY LIBRARY FRIENDS* – “ONE ROOM IN CARNEGIE WOULD CONTAIN 18,000 BOOKS LEAVING VERY LITTLE ROOM FOR PEOPLE”

A Lambeth council leaflet being delivered to homes in the area has been slammed as "grossly misleading" by the Friends of Carnegie Library. The Friends say Lambeth's current plans would not provide a viable library or a viable gym. The library would not have sufficient space, staffing or hours to attract enough users to justify … Continue reading LAMBETH LEAFLET “GROSSLY MISLEADING” SAY LIBRARY FRIENDS* – “ONE ROOM IN CARNEGIE WOULD CONTAIN 18,000 BOOKS LEAVING VERY LITTLE ROOM FOR PEOPLE”