Southwark council have issued the following lengthy statement on the controversy surrounding the state of the Cox's Walk footbridge in Sydenham Hill woods and the plans to fell two oak trees very close to the bridge. The statement, available on the southwark.gov website, says: Cox’s Walk footbridge The Cox’s Walk footbridge was built around 1865, … Continue reading COX’S WALK FOOTBRIDGE: SOUTHWARK’S LENGTHY STATEMENT – “Fresh consultations planned”
Picturesque scene by the 249 bus stop near the corner of Fox Hill and Church Road A Crystal Palace resident has been amazed to learn there was no rubbish problem in the area of the 249 bus stop on Church Road close to its corner with Fox Hill - especially after he took a photo … Continue reading The case of the roaming rubbish bin….Remembering Ramesh…Pirate radio in Crystal Palace?….Brass band…Orchard planting postponed…and so is Friends of Stambourne Woods event today (Sunday)
Steve Reed Shadow Minister (Education) (Children and Families) To ask the Secretary of State for Education, whether he has made an assessment of the potential merits of introducing a yearly standardised mental health questionnaire for all secondary school children. Nick Gibb Minister of State (Education) Schools make a real difference to the mental wellbeing of their pupils, and the … Continue reading (Not answering) Questions in the house from MP Steve Reed: mental health questionnaire for all secondary school children…fire safety in schools
The creation of a subterranean mushroom farm, colourful artwork celebrating the different nationalities that call Croydon home, the creation of a new music venue for local artists, drone races and outdoor pursuits such as a climbing wall are just some of the innovative ideas put forward to transform the town centre subways. The Reimagine Croydon’s … Continue reading TRANSFORMING CROYDON TOWN CENTRE SUBWAYS – YOUR CHANCE TO VOTE ON A VARIETY OF IDEAS
Make February Fizz-free - that's the message from Croydon council in a move aimed at lowering obesity rates. The council say they are supporting residents to be healthier and make smart sugar swaps like ditching fizzy drinks throughout February and drinking more water. "Residents can fill up their reusable water bottles for free at a … Continue reading KEEP FEBRUARY FIZZ-FREE!
YOUTH VOICES Steve Reed Shadow Minister (Education) (Children and Families) To ask the Secretary of State for Education, whether he has plans to ensure that the voices of children and young people are heard in policy making; and if he will make a statement. Michelle Donelan Government Whip, The Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Education … Continue reading Questions in the House: Steve Reed MP on Youth voices, Vulnerable children, Air passenger duty and carbon emissions
Croydon has been named London Borough of Culture for 2023, fending off competition from across the capital. Mayor of London Sadiq Khan announced the borough’s bid, This is Croydon, had scooped the title and the £1.35m funding award at City Hall this morning (11 February). Croydon 2023 will celebrate the borough’s rich artistic heritage, creativity … Continue reading CROYDON NAMED 2023 LONDON BOROUGH OF CULTURE “Every school will be involved” – AND IT’S LEWISHAM IN 2021!
UPDATE: If you've seen the weather forecast today, you'll have heard that Storm Ciara is due to bring rain and wind to Stambourne Woods on Sunday. So we're moving our Second Sunday activity day to the Third Sunday this month. Come and join us next week, Sunday 16th February, 10am - 1pm, when we'll be preparing … Continue reading If you went down to Stambourne woods last month: three rusty water tanks, two garden chairs and 200 tennis balls(!). This Sunday: POSTPONED – but you CAN plant wild flowers NEXT Sunday instead….
Horniman Museum and Gardens 100 London Road, Forest Hill SE23 3PQ February Half Term 2020 Listings Please check the website http://www.horniman.ac.uk for updates Titanophoneus Animatronic, Permian Monsters, courtesy Gondwana Studios Exhibitions and Displays Permian Monsters: Life Before the Dinosaurs 15 February – 1 November 2020 252 million years ago, in a period called the Permian, life … Continue reading HORNIMAN MUSEUM HALF TERM LISTINGS
Archie Pet food sachets can now be sent off for recycling after Croydon council worked with Croydon and Sutton Friends of the Earth to launch a pilot scheme in Waddon. Used sachets can now be deposited in a new recycling bin at Morrisons supermarket on Fiveways. The waste will then be sent to Terracycle, a … Continue reading JUST PURRFECT! COUNCIL NOW RECYCLING PET FOOD SACHETS – Pilot scheme could be rolled out across borough