SOUTHWARK LAUNCHES NEW ANTI-ENGINE IDLING ENFORCEMENT FINES

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

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CLEAN BUSES FOR BRIXTON

 (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 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

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

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 "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."

HUNDREDS OF ROUTEMASTER BUSES RECALLED OVER DOOR FAULT

HUNDREDS OF ROUTEMASTER BUSES RECALLED OVER DOOR FAULT   Hundreds of Routemaster buses are being recalled after the Department for Transport (DfT) identified a fault with the rear doors.  The DfT found that it is possible for the doors to open without warning while the bus is moving, causing the bus to come to a … Continue reading HUNDREDS OF ROUTEMASTER BUSES RECALLED OVER DOOR FAULT

COUNCIL CAMPAIGN FOR UPGRADES TO BRIGHTON MAINLINE BOOSTED

COUNCIL CAMPAIGN FOR UPGRADES TO BRIGHTON MAINLINE BOOSTED   Croydon council’s campaign for vital upgrades to train lines connecting London and the south coast has been endorsed by a Government-commissioned study. Published by the DfT, the London and South Coast Rail Corridor Study supports the council’s calls for urgent improvements to the Brighton Mainline in … Continue reading COUNCIL CAMPAIGN FOR UPGRADES TO BRIGHTON MAINLINE BOOSTED

TRAINS TO STOP FOR FIVE MINUTES AT CRYSTAL PALACE – and no trains direct from Sydenham to East Croydon – Sydenham Society fires major broadsides at Southern

TRAINS TO STOP FOR FIVE MINUTES AT CRYSTAL PALACE - and no trains direct from Sydenham to East Croydon - Sydenham Society fires major broadsides at Southern   Trains will stop for five minutes at Crystal Palace station - and there will be no trains running directly from Sydenham to East Croydon. The proposals - … Continue reading TRAINS TO STOP FOR FIVE MINUTES AT CRYSTAL PALACE – and no trains direct from Sydenham to East Croydon – Sydenham Society fires major broadsides at Southern

SOUTHERN: NO COMPENSATION FOR PASSENGERS PAYING BY CONTACTLESS CARD, MP TOLD

SOUTHERN: NO COMPENSATION FOR PASSENGERS PAYING BY CONTACTLESS CARD, MP TOLD   Southern Rail passengers who pay for their journeys by contactless cards are NOT eligible to claim compensation. Croydon North MP Steve Reed, who is shadow minister for culture, media and sport, in a series of written questions to Paul Maynard Parliamentary Under-Secretary (Department … Continue reading SOUTHERN: NO COMPENSATION FOR PASSENGERS PAYING BY CONTACTLESS CARD, MP TOLD