Questions in the House: MP Steve Reed asks about fire-resistant glazing in high-rise residential blocks and bus operating companies profits (but doesn’t get an answer to another question)

Steve Reed Shadow Minister (Education) (Children and Families) To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, whether his Department has a policy on the use of fire-resistant glazing in high rise residential blocks. Steve Reed Shadow Minister (Education) (Children and Families) To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, whether it is his … Continue reading Questions in the House: MP Steve Reed asks about fire-resistant glazing in high-rise residential blocks and bus operating companies profits (but doesn’t get an answer to another question)

TRAFFIC CHAOS ON THE TRIANGLE – Buses ‘turning round’ because of works

Buses from five different routes are having to go via the Triangle to turn round while works take place at Crystal Palace bus station. There were huge traffic jams around the Triangle yesterday (Monday) - the area bordered by Westow Street, Westow Hill and part of Church Road - as a result. The bus station … Continue reading TRAFFIC CHAOS ON THE TRIANGLE – Buses ‘turning round’ because of works

Kids at Crown Lane primary find the ‘creative way’ to school……as pupils at Cypress primary get a ‘Safer Street’……..and young people at Rockmount give their views to ‘idling’ drivers

Kids at Crown Lane primary find the 'creative way' to school... Pupils at Crown Lane primary school close to Crown Point have designed a colourful walking to school route to encourage more walking - and less pollution from cars. Working with community engagement group Street Space in 2019, Year 5 children from the school audited … Continue reading Kids at Crown Lane primary find the ‘creative way’ to school……as pupils at Cypress primary get a ‘Safer Street’……..and young people at Rockmount give their views to ‘idling’ drivers

Questions in the House: MP Helen Hayes quizzes ministers on school exclusions, zero VAT rates on e-publications, Windrush compensation, and railways

SCHOOL EXCLUSIONS Helen Hayes Labour, Dulwich and West Norwood To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what the timeframe is for the implementation of the actions contained in the Government's response to the Timpson Review of School Exclusion in relation to the accountability of schools for the children they exclude. (Similar questions also asked … Continue reading Questions in the House: MP Helen Hayes quizzes ministers on school exclusions, zero VAT rates on e-publications, Windrush compensation, and railways

Motorist convicted for submitting false appeals to dodge Lambeth parking tickets

A motorist who tried to avoid paying parking tickets by submitting false appeals has been successfully prosecuted by Lambeth council. The woman motorist was found guilty of three offences of fraud by false representation, following a trial at Camberwell Green magistrates court earlier this month. The charges included falsely claiming that her vehicle had broken … Continue reading Motorist convicted for submitting false appeals to dodge Lambeth parking tickets

ARMED POLICE AT GIPSY HILL STATION – A MYSTERY SOLVED…

Officers were called to Crystal Palace station at 6.40pm last  Sunday (1st December) following a report of a potential robbery on a train from Bermondsey. A British Transport Police spokeswoman told News From Crystal Palace: "Armed police attended and searched the train, however no complaints were made at the scene by any parties." How the … Continue reading ARMED POLICE AT GIPSY HILL STATION – A MYSTERY SOLVED…

LAMBETH ACT OVER OMBUDSMAN’S REPORT ON DYSLEXIC DRIVER….who offers council future help on issues if needed

Lambeth have acted following the Local Government Ombudsman's report of the treatment of a dyslexic driver who challenged a parking fine - with the motorist involved offering his services on simil;ar issuers if needed, says a report to a council committee. As News From Crystal Palace reported* on November 14th, in a hard-hitting judgement the … Continue reading LAMBETH ACT OVER OMBUDSMAN’S REPORT ON DYSLEXIC DRIVER….who offers council future help on issues if needed

OMBUDSMAN SLAMS LAMBETH IN PARKING TICKET FIASCO – “Council’s treatment of dyslexic driver breached Equality Act”

Lambeth council have been slammed by the Local Government Ombudsman over their treatment of a dyslexic driver given a penalty charge notice for parking on the street. In a hard-hitting judgement the Ombudsman tells Lambeth to “ensure it is meeting its legal duties” under the Equality Act 2010. The report comes as answers to Freedom … Continue reading OMBUDSMAN SLAMS LAMBETH IN PARKING TICKET FIASCO – “Council’s treatment of dyslexic driver breached Equality Act”

LAMBETH PARKING TICKET FIASCO: OMBUDSMAN’S RECOMMENDATIONS – AND WHAT THEY FOUND

Recommended action The Ombudsman says Lambeth council should also take the following action to ensure it is meeting its legal duties under the Equality Act 2010. To read the Ombudsman's full report please go to: REPORT 17 019 196 LB Lambeth , item 4. PDF 168 KB Arrange relevant training on the Equality Act 2010 for customer … Continue reading LAMBETH PARKING TICKET FIASCO: OMBUDSMAN’S RECOMMENDATIONS – AND WHAT THEY FOUND

PARKING: LAMBETH EARNING HALF A MILLION POUNDS A MONTH FROM PENALTY CHARGE NOTICES ON PARKING TICKETS

Lambeth council are earning an average of more than half a million pounds a month from penalty charge notices on parking tickets alone. The figure is revealed in response to a Freedom of Information request to the council which shows that amounts received by the council between October 2018 and September 2019 ranged from £328,915 … Continue reading PARKING: LAMBETH EARNING HALF A MILLION POUNDS A MONTH FROM PENALTY CHARGE NOTICES ON PARKING TICKETS