A fraudster who used someone else’s blue badge to park his £120,000 Porsche and a Mercedes in privileged positions has been ordered to pay more than £5,000 in costs - with a £1,500 fine on top. The driver admitted five counts of fraud after displaying a blue badge in his black Porsche when he parked … Continue reading BLUE BADGE FRAUDSTER TOLD TO PAY £5,000 COSTS (and fined £1,500 on top)
Dulwich and West Norwood MP Helen Hayes posted the following posted the following with a photo of her holding up a Labour party scratchcard: As many of my constituents face yet another stressful and uncomfortable Monday morning because of the chaos on our trains, we are launching @UKLabour plans to ensure reliable rail services throughout … Continue reading RAIL SERVICE NOT UP TO SCRATCHCARD
Croydon council have cooked up a new idea to deal with potholes on the borough's roads: Microwave them! They say new thermal technology allows contractors to heat the existing damaged road material until it is soft enough to be reshaped as a partial filling for the pothole, speeding repair times by up to 40per cent. … Continue reading MICROWAVE THAT POTHOLE!
Croydon council parking staff at the awards event (Youssef El-Khouri is third from right) Croydon: Council staff behind a pilot scheme to create temporary pedestrian zones outside schools have received two national industry awards. In September three primaries - Heavers Farm and St Chad’s in Selhurst and Woodcote in Coulsdon – signed up to Croydon … Continue reading CROYDON AND SOUTHWARK PARKING STAFF WIN NATIONAL AWARDS / TOWN CENTRE STORE FINED MORE THAN £1 MILLION OVER RODENT INFESTATION
New anti-engine idling fines of £80 were introduced by Southwark council on Wednesday (January 31st). Southwark's cabinet member for public health Cllr Maisie Anderson said: “Needlessly keeping your engine running pollutes roads, schools and children’s lungs. "Asking people to turn off their engine will help create a healthier environment for the children of the … Continue reading SOUTHWARK LAUNCHES NEW ANTI-ENGINE IDLING ENFORCEMENT FINES
(From left: Cllr Jennifer Brathwaite; Sadiq Khan; unidentified; Lambeth council leader Cllr Lib Peck. Image from Love Lambeth website) Following a campaign by Lambeth council, the Mayor of London, Sadiq Khan, has delivered the promised low emission bus zone in Brixton Road – one of London’s most polluted roads. The new clean bus zone, … Continue reading CLEAN BUSES FOR BRIXTON
POLICE HUNT MOTORCYCLIST FOLLOWING WESTOW STREET INCIDENT Police are searching for a motor cyclist who rode off after an incident outside Sainsbury's on Westow Street on Sunday afternoon. Scotland Yard say: "Police were called at approximately 16:10hrs on Sunday, 8 October following reports of a motorcycle in collision with two pedestrians in Westow Street, SE19. … Continue reading POLICE HUNT MOTORCYCLIST FOLLOWING WESTOW STREET INCIDENT
LAMBETH TO ISSUE E-PERMITS FOR PARKING by: Environment team, Lambeth council We’re changing the way we issue parking permits to make our processes greener, safer and easier. We currently issue around 32,000 paper permits each year, but by changing to e-permits we will be able to reduce our carbon footprint, while also making it easier … Continue reading LAMBETH TO ISSUE E-PERMITS FOR PARKING
QUIETWAY 7 PUBLIC MEETING TOMORROW "Three cycling groups opposing plan" say Norwood Action Group Following-on from the drop-in meeting organised by Thurlow Park Ward councillors on 14th August, Gipsy Hill ward councillors have a similar event planned for this Thursday (24th August) for the portion of the route Rosendale through to Paxton Green. A … Continue reading QUIETWAY 7 PUBLIC MEETING TOMORROW “Three cycling groups opposing plan” say Norwood Action Group
RAIL IMPROVEMENTS "NOW GOING IN REVERSE" SAY SYDENHAM SOCIETY - "We simply can’t allow our local train services to deteriorate." Rail improvements are now going in reverse, say Sydenham Society in a damning editorial in the latest edition of their magazine. Train fare rises have been put on hold for the next few years as … Continue reading RAIL IMPROVEMENTS "NOW GOING IN REVERSE" SAY SYDENHAM SOCIETY – "We simply can’t allow our local train services to deteriorate."