Coronavirus: Council leader updates residents on Lambeth’s response…Croydon call for private landlords to help struggling tenants

Coronavirus: Council leader updates residents on Lambeth’s response Lambeth council leader Jack Hopkins has written to local residents, businesses and other organisations, setting out how the council is responding to the challenge and supporting people across the borough. In a message headed “Lambeth Stands Together”, Cllr Hopkins provided an update of the council’s work, along … Continue reading Coronavirus: Council leader updates residents on Lambeth’s response…Croydon call for private landlords to help struggling tenants

SCHOOL CLOSURES – MESSAGES FROM BROMLEY, CROYDON AND LAMBETH COUNCILS

SCHOOL CLOSURES - MESSAGE FROM BROMLEY COUNCIL Coronavirus Covid-19: School Closures Guidance The Government announced on 18 March that all schools, early years settings and colleges should close with effect from the end of the school day on Friday 20 March until further notice. However schools and settings will continue to support children of key … Continue reading SCHOOL CLOSURES – MESSAGES FROM BROMLEY, CROYDON AND LAMBETH COUNCILS

TEENAGER CHARGED WITH MURDER OF DAMANI MAUGE – FURTHER ARRESTS FOLLOW SHANUR AHMED KILLING

A 16-year-old boy has been charged with the murder of Damani Mauge in Croydon. The teenager, from Mitcham, was arrested on Sunday, 15 March. He has also been charged with attempted robbery and possession of an offensive weapon in a public place. He appeared at Croydon Magistrates' Court on 17 March and was remanded in … Continue reading TEENAGER CHARGED WITH MURDER OF DAMANI MAUGE – FURTHER ARRESTS FOLLOW SHANUR AHMED KILLING

“Come together to help tackle Southwark’s climate emergency” – council’s invitation

Southwark council are inviting everybody who lives in the borough to come together, to chart a path towards a more sustainable and environmentally sound future. Southwark residents are all invited to the very first, community led, Empowering Communities annual conference, at William Booth College, on 21 March. This event will tackle the Climate Emergency head … Continue reading “Come together to help tackle Southwark’s climate emergency” – council’s invitation

FATAL STABBING ON BUS: 17-YEAR-OLD NAMED BY POLICE

The victim of a fatal stabbing on a 130 bus has been named as 17-year-old Damani Mauge. Police were called at approximately 20:30hrs on Sunday (8 March) to reports of a stabbing on the bus in Whitehorse Lane, SE25 which runs from South Norwood Hill past Crystal Palace FC's Selhurst Park ground towards Thornton Heath. … Continue reading FATAL STABBING ON BUS: 17-YEAR-OLD NAMED BY POLICE

PARK DINOSAURS GET SUPPORT OF DAVID ATTENBOROUGH: “This is where public outreach on science began”

Sir David Attenborough is backing Historic England's decision to put the Dinosaurs in Crystal Palace park on their Heritage At Risk register and give them  "the public protection they so badly need." In his letter of support pictured above, the broadcaster and natural historian says he is "delighted" to join with the Friends of Crystal … Continue reading PARK DINOSAURS GET SUPPORT OF DAVID ATTENBOROUGH: “This is where public outreach on science began”

‘SACK THE SACHET’ CALL BY MP

MP Helen Hayes has called on the Government to start a 'Sack the Sachet' campaign as part of a new Environment bill. The Dulwich and West Norwood Labour MP told Parliament: "Globally, 855 billion single-use sachets common across the catering and cosmetics industries are thrown away every year—enough to wrap the entire surface of the … Continue reading ‘SACK THE SACHET’ CALL BY MP

Questions in the House: Helen Hayes asks about specialist cancer services for teenagers…local housing allowance rates…domestic abuse protection orders…refugee family reunion routes

SPECIALIST CANCER SERVICES FOR TEENAGERS Helen Hayes Opposition Whip (Commons) To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what recent assessment his Department has made of the availability of specialist cancer services for teenagers. Jo Churchill The Parliamentary Under-Secretary for Health and Social Care NHS England and NHS Improvement is currently revising the Teenager and Young Adults Cancer … Continue reading Questions in the House: Helen Hayes asks about specialist cancer services for teenagers…local housing allowance rates…domestic abuse protection orders…refugee family reunion routes

The new ‘Three ‘R’s’ in education: Reduce, Reuse and Recycle (and why Lewisham are planting 125 trees across the borough)

Pupils at primary schools in Lewisham are learning about the problems plastic is causing for marine wildlife in council-run workshops.  Each hour-long workshop includes interactive learning and fun games centred on plastic pollution and the ‘Three R’s’: Reduce, Reuse and Recycle. The pupils at the workshop in Edmund Waller school in New Cross were joined by … Continue reading The new ‘Three ‘R’s’ in education: Reduce, Reuse and Recycle (and why Lewisham are planting 125 trees across the borough)

THREE MORE FIRMS IN COURT AFTER SELLING KNIVES TO UNDER-18’s IN ‘STING’ OPERATION

Trading Standards’ investigations in Lambeth regarding the sale of knives to minors have once again resulted in criminal records and financial penalties for the businesses and sellers flouting the law. A Brixton company which sold a knife to a 16-year-old female volunteer working with Trading Standards were fined £8,000 and ordered to pay costs of … Continue reading THREE MORE FIRMS IN COURT AFTER SELLING KNIVES TO UNDER-18’s IN ‘STING’ OPERATION