New ‘school streets’ planned

Even more pupils are set to have safer and healthier journeys to school when 10 further Schools Streets are introduced in September, taking the total in the borough to 21, say Croydon council. Among the latest to get 'School Streets' are St Joseph’s Catholic junior school, Woodend, Upper Norwood; and Oasis academy Reylands, Oakley Road … Continue reading New ‘school streets’ planned

Summer programme of food and activities for kids in Southwark and Lambeth…Monday is deadline day for Southwark Covid-19 community grants

From Southwark council: We've joined forces with Lambeth Council and Kitchen Social to host an exciting summer programme of food and activities across our communities. To get the online brochure and find our more, sign up via http://www.summeroffoodandfun.org.uk The link says: The Mayor's Fund for London have joined forces with Lambeth and Southwark Councils to … Continue reading Summer programme of food and activities for kids in Southwark and Lambeth…Monday is deadline day for Southwark Covid-19 community grants

POLICE NAME KINGSWOOD STABBING VICTIM, 18 – Formal identification awaited – Blue Renault driver who picked up passenger sought as witness

Police have named the Kingswood estate stabbing victim as Donnell Rhule, age 18. Detectives are appealing for information and witnesses as the investigation continues.  Police were called at 18:30hrs on Wednesday, 8 July, to reports of a stabbing on Seeley Drive, SE21. Officers and the London Ambulance Service attended and found an 18-year-old man suffering … Continue reading POLICE NAME KINGSWOOD STABBING VICTIM, 18 – Formal identification awaited – Blue Renault driver who picked up passenger sought as witness

LAMBETH COUNCIL SLAMMED IN MAJOR CHILD ABUSE REPORT – written by their own director of children’s services

Lambeth council is heavily criticised over how they dealt with historic child abuse in council-run children's homes in evidence to the Independent Inquiry into Child Sexual Abuse - in a report written by the council's OWN director of children's services. In a damning indictment covering more than 320 pages Annie Hudson - who took over … Continue reading LAMBETH COUNCIL SLAMMED IN MAJOR CHILD ABUSE REPORT – written by their own director of children’s services

THE ABUSERS: “The total number of people abused as children will never be fully known as there are many reasons why victims and survivors may not come forward and Lambeth council do not hold complete records of all those who did”

An entire section of Lambeth's corporate report covering the six convicted child abusers employed in Lambeth-run children's homes includes details of their convictions: Lambeth is aware of a number of children who were sexually abused by convicted and alleged perpetrators. The total number will never be fully known as there are many reasons why victims … Continue reading THE ABUSERS: “The total number of people abused as children will never be fully known as there are many reasons why victims and survivors may not come forward and Lambeth council do not hold complete records of all those who did”

CHILD ABUSE INQUIRY: “We know from the accounts that survivors have given us that their experiences have remained with them their entire lives”

In response to a request by the Independent lnquiry into Child Sexual Abuse ('IICSA') for a corporate statement, Annie Hudson, Lambeth's strategic director for children's services, since 2016 made a statement on behalf of the council. Her comments include the following:  Annie Hudson said: It is apparent that a number of inquiries and investigations both internal … Continue reading CHILD ABUSE INQUIRY: “We know from the accounts that survivors have given us that their experiences have remained with them their entire lives”

Take your litter home please as playgrounds in Bromley’s parks re-open…anger on social media as rubbish piles up…

Please take your litter home with you - that's the request from a senior Bromley councillor as playgrounds in the borough's parks open tomorrow. Cllr William Huntington-Thresher, Bromley's executive councillor for environment and community services, says he is "increasingly concerned by the amount of litter that some people seemingly think it is perfectly acceptable to … Continue reading Take your litter home please as playgrounds in Bromley’s parks re-open…anger on social media as rubbish piles up…

MP Helen Hayes quizzes ministers on safe social distancing in rail stations, Oyster card peak time restrictions and changing youth fares, and Coronavirus issues

Helen Hayes Shadow Minister (Cabinet Office) To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what assessment he has made of the ability for passengers to maintain safe social distance at older railway stations that have not have platform extensions. Hansard source(Citation: HC Deb, 1 July 2020, cW) Chris Heaton-Harris Minister of State (Department for Transport) Rail operators are … Continue reading MP Helen Hayes quizzes ministers on safe social distancing in rail stations, Oyster card peak time restrictions and changing youth fares, and Coronavirus issues

Inquiry offers victims and survivors of child sexual abuse the choice to share experiences via video

Survivors of child sexual abuse will now be able to share their accounts via video with the Truth Project, part of the Independent Inquiry into Child Sexual Abuse. At the Truth Project, survivors of child sexual abuse can share their experiences with the Inquiry, and put forward suggestions for change to keep children safe in … Continue reading Inquiry offers victims and survivors of child sexual abuse the choice to share experiences via video

LAMBETH CHILD SEXUAL ABUSE HEARINGS START TODAY (Monday) -proceedings being streamed live

The long-awaited hearing into child abuse in Lambeth council-run children's homes starts today (Monday).The Independent Inquiry into Child Sexual Abuse is holding a four week virtual public hearing in the Children in the Care of Lambeth Council investigation from 29 June - 10 July and 20 July - 31 July. A press release from the inquiry … Continue reading LAMBETH CHILD SEXUAL ABUSE HEARINGS START TODAY (Monday) -proceedings being streamed live