ROCKY, ROCKS, SHREK AND SCHEMERS – all at Everyman Crystal Palace

MISS JUNETEENTH 15 Turquoise Jones is a single mom who holds down a household, a rebellious teenager, and pretty much everything that goes down at Wayman's BBQ & Lounge. Turquoise is also a bona fide beauty queen - she was once crowned Miss Juneteenth. Cast: Nicole Beharie, Alexis Chikaeze, Kendrick Sampson Director: Channing Godfrey Peoples Length: 99 min … Continue reading ROCKY, ROCKS, SHREK AND SCHEMERS – all at Everyman Crystal Palace

Plant share at Vicar’s Oak tomorrow morning (Friday) among Invisible Palace events – and Friends of South Norwood lake plan litterpick October 4th

Walking with art in mind From Invisible Palace: October sees the launch of our Reading Group and we are delighted that this will be lead by heritage specialist Saro Wallace. Join us at 2pm on Wednesday 14th October at Crystal Palace Museum for the first session The afternoon conversation will explore how the environments of Sydenham, Norwood … Continue reading Plant share at Vicar’s Oak tomorrow morning (Friday) among Invisible Palace events – and Friends of South Norwood lake plan litterpick October 4th

Coronavirus: MP QUIZZES BORIS JOHNSON OVER “DISPROPORTIONATE” IMPACT ON MINORITY ETHNIC RESIDENTS

Dulwich and West Norwood MP Helen Hayes has quizzed Boris Johnson on the "disproportionate impact" on black, Asian and minority ethnic residents during a Commons debate on Covid-19. She told fellow MP's: "When Public Health England published a report documenting that injustice, the Government were warned that they needed to act immediately to stop further … Continue reading Coronavirus: MP QUIZZES BORIS JOHNSON OVER “DISPROPORTIONATE” IMPACT ON MINORITY ETHNIC RESIDENTS

Blocked-off roads: Lewisham’s cabinet member for environment and transport reflects on Car Free Day 2020

Car Free Day 2020 From Lewisham council's website: Cllr Sophie McGeevor, Lewisham council’s cabinet member for environment and transport (pictured) reflects on Car Free Day 2020 as plans move at pace to create more space for pedestrians and cyclists across the borough. Car Free Day looks very different this year. The event encourages drivers to … Continue reading Blocked-off roads: Lewisham’s cabinet member for environment and transport reflects on Car Free Day 2020

Police appeal for information on third anniversary of murder of man in West Norwood: “If you have been holding back, for whatever reason, I urge you now to examine your conscience, come forward and do the right thing” says officer leading investigation

Police are appealing for information about the murder of a father in West Norwood on the third anniversary of his death. Jude Gayle, 30, was fatally stabbed in an alleyway near his home on 24 September 2017. He had been at home preparing a family meal and left his address to drive a short distance … Continue reading Police appeal for information on third anniversary of murder of man in West Norwood: “If you have been holding back, for whatever reason, I urge you now to examine your conscience, come forward and do the right thing” says officer leading investigation

Blocked-off roads: Norwood Society call for removal of road closures – and full consultation with entire community

Road closures should be removed and a full consultation carried out with the whole Crystal Palace community - not just Croydon residents - before any further/new streetspace schemes are implemented, say the Norwood Society. And a traffic assessment of the whole area should be carried out particularly looking at the knock-on effect of the displaced … Continue reading Blocked-off roads: Norwood Society call for removal of road closures – and full consultation with entire community

Still blocked-off: Why Croydon and Lambeth WON’T be removing the barriers…..

On September 11th we reported that Wandsworth council were were suspending their Low Traffic Neighbourhoods scheme. A council statement included additional concerns around rising COVID rates and reduced capacity on public transport has meant that alternative travel options are limited for many people at this time and quoted Wandsworth’s cabinet member for strategic planning and … Continue reading Still blocked-off: Why Croydon and Lambeth WON’T be removing the barriers…..

Blocked-off roads: Lewisham: “All our measures are a trial. “If we cannot make this scheme work we won’t continue with it.” Southwark: “…we encourage people to tell us how the LTNs in their current form are working for them.”

Mayor of Lewisham Damien Egan says that all the traffic measures are a trial - and "if we cannot make this scheme work we won't continue with it." The Mayor of Lewisham posted the following on his Twitter account last Friday: Thank you to everyone who has been in touch regarding the Lewisham and Lee … Continue reading Blocked-off roads: Lewisham: “All our measures are a trial. “If we cannot make this scheme work we won’t continue with it.” Southwark: “…we encourage people to tell us how the LTNs in their current form are working for them.”

Blocked-off roads: Like treating shingles with tomato ketchup……

These closures are discriminatory to those that cannot walk or cycle up some of London’s steepest hills. Those that can are now breathing even more polluted air if they venture up to the Triangle. ********************************************************************** On social media: I don’t understand the rat run argument. Would be happy to hear respectful arguments from different sides. … Continue reading Blocked-off roads: Like treating shingles with tomato ketchup……

Blocked-off roads: Is it just me? Zebra crossing on Hamlet Road?…and what about the contact workers?

On social media: Is it just me? Yesterday I counted four zebra crossings along Church Road, one of the main arterial roads now used more since the closure of Auckland Road at one end, with Hamlet Road being the only entry. Shouldn’t Auckland/Hamlet road have zebra crossings if traffic is/was such an issue? Regardless of … Continue reading Blocked-off roads: Is it just me? Zebra crossing on Hamlet Road?…and what about the contact workers?