BROCKWELL PARK’S CENTREPIECE GETS CASH BOOST

The restoration of Brockwell hall – the centrepiece of Lambeth’s Brockwell park – has moved a step closer after Lambeth council were successful in a funding bid to the Heritage Lottery Fund (HLF). A £387,500 grant will fund detailed design and feasibility work looking at transforming Brockwell Hall into a venue for weddings and corporate … Continue reading BROCKWELL PARK’S CENTREPIECE GETS CASH BOOST

Advertisements

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

BROTHERS FINED MORE THAN £35,000 FOR “NEGLIGENT AND DANGEROUS MANAGEMENT” OF FLATS ABOVE FAMOUS PUB – Falsely claimed to be National Approved Letting Scheme members

Three brothers, whose "negligent and dangerous management" of rented flats above the former Thomas a Becket pub - famed for its boxing links -  on the Old Kent Road have been landed with massive fines at Inner London Crown Court. They were given fines of £37,500 and costs of £16,467.30 - plus a confiscation order … Continue reading BROTHERS FINED MORE THAN £35,000 FOR “NEGLIGENT AND DANGEROUS MANAGEMENT” OF FLATS ABOVE FAMOUS PUB – Falsely claimed to be National Approved Letting Scheme members

“HELP SHAPE THE FUTURE OF CROYDON’S TRANSPORT NETWORK”

A consultation helping shape the future of Croydon’s transport system is currently underway for local people to share their thoughts on everything from how to make journeys safer to improving sustainability over the next 20 years. A first draft of Croydon’s Local Implementation Plan has been submitted to Transport for London (TfL) and is now … Continue reading “HELP SHAPE THE FUTURE OF CROYDON’S TRANSPORT NETWORK”

NO MONEY FOR REPAIRS – BUT LAMBETH COUNCIL TO SPEND £50,000 A YEAR ON INDEPENDENT ADVISERS FOR CENTRAL HILL ESTATE – “Renewed contract will include break clauses if the budget is not enough”

Lambeth council are set to spend more money on independent advisers for Central Hill - one of the six estates they want to demolish as part of their highly controversial Homes for Lambeth plans. Lambeth Labour have consistently claimed that they cannot afford to do repairs on the six estates because of Government cutbacks and … Continue reading NO MONEY FOR REPAIRS – BUT LAMBETH COUNCIL TO SPEND £50,000 A YEAR ON INDEPENDENT ADVISERS FOR CENTRAL HILL ESTATE – “Renewed contract will include break clauses if the budget is not enough”

COUNCIL ESTATES FACING DEMOLITION: PROPERTY CONSULTANTS WRITE TO LEASEHOLDERS

Copies of letters sent by two property consultants to a leaseholder on one of the six estates Lambeth Labour want to demolish have been obtained by News From Crystal Palace. One of the letters says local authorities are regularly undervaluing property in advance of compulsory purchase orders (CPO's). The first addresses the leaseholder by name … Continue reading COUNCIL ESTATES FACING DEMOLITION: PROPERTY CONSULTANTS WRITE TO LEASEHOLDERS

COUNCIL PAYS TOWARDS FIRM’S REDUNDANCY COSTS

Lambeth council have contributed an undisclosed sum towards redundancy costs at Engie whose services include providing security services at cabinet and committee meetings at the town hall. The move is revealed in a report on the lambeth.gov website under 'officer delegated decisions'. The redundancies appear to relate to the council's plans to move some services … Continue reading COUNCIL PAYS TOWARDS FIRM’S REDUNDANCY COSTS

GANGS MATRIX “REDUCES VIOLENT OFFENDING” – MET POLICE

A report on Gangs Matrix data has highlighted the benefits it brings in reducing violent offending and victimisation within gangs, say the Met Police. The Met Police Gangs Matrix data* is shared centrally with probation services (National Probation Service and Community Rehabilitation Company) and prisons, in order to reduce violence in secure estates and assist … Continue reading GANGS MATRIX “REDUCES VIOLENT OFFENDING” – MET POLICE

ROBBERY AND BURGLARY GANGS JAILED

A gang of five men who carried out cash-in-transit robberies in south London over three years threatening custodians with crowbars have been jailed for a collective total of 57 years. The group were sentenced at Croydon crown court last month after being convicted of seven robbery offences following a proactive Flying Squad operation tackling organised … Continue reading ROBBERY AND BURGLARY GANGS JAILED