MP PRAISES NEW AWARD NAMED AFTER SENI LEWIS

A new award is being named after Seni Lewis who died following a "prolonged period of restraint by police officers" in 2010 while he was a patient at Bethlem Royal Hospital suffering a mental health crisis. The national award from the Met Police in partnership with South London and Maudsley NHS Foundation Trust (SLaM) will … Continue reading MP PRAISES NEW AWARD NAMED AFTER SENI LEWIS

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ST CHRISTOPHER’S HOSPICE LAUNCH £200,000 APPEAL TO HELP LOCAL CARERS

St Christopher’s hospice are launching a campaign to raise £200,000 to fit-out and start running a specialised training Skills Lab for local people at its new education building in Sydenham. "The Skills Lab will be a space in which people of south east London who want to look after someone who is nearing the end … Continue reading ST CHRISTOPHER’S HOSPICE LAUNCH £200,000 APPEAL TO HELP LOCAL CARERS

MARKS AND SPENCERS FOODHALL ON THE TRIANGLE?

  Marks and Spencers are in "advanced discussions" with property developers St Aidan's to open a foodhall on the Triangle say planning consultants Bidwells. The long-rumoured suggestion of Marks and Spencers coming to Westow Street - in the area bounded by Carberry Road and Victory Place - is revealed in a letter from Bidwells to … Continue reading MARKS AND SPENCERS FOODHALL ON THE TRIANGLE?

NEW LOOK GRAPE AND GRAIN

Plans for the new-look Grape and Grain have been revealed.  The proposals comprise a comprehensive restoration of the existing building together with extension and alteration. The exhibition boards displayed at the public consultation event held of 8th October 2018 at the Crystal Palace Museum, together with comments forms can be found at http://www.nineteen47.co.uk/consultation/grape-and-grain-crystal-palace (or please search … Continue reading NEW LOOK GRAPE AND GRAIN

ESTATES VOTING SCANDAL: Residents set to start vigil outside City Hall

Residents of Lambeth estates threatened with demolition are set to start a daily vigil outside City Hall until Mayor of London Sadiq Khan agrees to meet them. The vigil will begin on Saturday November 3rd after a major rally organised by Homes for All and Defend Council Housing. As News From Crystal Palace reported in March: Mayor of London Sadiq Khan … Continue reading ESTATES VOTING SCANDAL: Residents set to start vigil outside City Hall

COUNCIL RENEW CALL TO LET DULWICH HAMLET FC BACK INTO THEIR CHAMPION HILL HOME

Southwark council have renewed their call to property developers Meadow to let Dulwich Hamlet FC back into its stadium at Champion Hill. A Southwark council statement says: "It is now over six months since Meadow shut DHFC out of their Champion Hill stadium ending 125 years of the club’s playing history in the East Dulwich … Continue reading COUNCIL RENEW CALL TO LET DULWICH HAMLET FC BACK INTO THEIR CHAMPION HILL HOME

LIBRARY CAMPAIGNERS TO LOBBY COUNCIL MEETING TONIGHT

Library campaigners are lobbying tonight's full meeting of Lambeth council at the town hall in Brixton (Wednesday). Organisers Defend the Ten say: "Unfortunately the council have refused our (request for a) deputation but we have to keep the pressure up and we will be lobbying them as they arrive. "So far with library staff removed, … Continue reading LIBRARY CAMPAIGNERS TO LOBBY COUNCIL MEETING TONIGHT

MEANWHILE…

 LambethLabour  have Retweeted the following: Lambeth Council‏Verified account @lambeth_council Oct 8 So what do the people think about us, and what do they use the library for? A whooping 91 per cent of library users think we're a good library service!   Defend The Ten Retweeted Friends of Carnegie‏ @FrndsofCarnegie Oct 8 @CarnegieLib used to combat loneliness; but now former users … Continue reading MEANWHILE…

OPINION: THE COMEDY STORE PLAYS LAMBETH TOWN HALL

Lambeth council are a reporter's dream - and a residents nightmare. The latest piece of nonsensical spin from Lambeth is due to be aired at this Wednesday's meeting of Lambeth council where there are questions, motions but, as the agenda states today (Monday) "Reports – none listed for this meeting". (A full council meeting with … Continue reading OPINION: THE COMEDY STORE PLAYS LAMBETH TOWN HALL

WHAT’S HAPPENING IN LAMBETH LIBRARIES – 2018 VERSION

Here is the latest official version of what is happening in Lambeth's libraries. (Cynics will note that the libraries with a reduced service appear further down the list - Ed.) Brixton – fully maintained service with existing opening hours. Streatham – newly expanded and refurbished in 2014, will maintain full service with existing opening hours. … Continue reading WHAT’S HAPPENING IN LAMBETH LIBRARIES – 2018 VERSION