(Not answering) Questions in the house from MP Steve Reed: mental health questionnaire for all secondary school children…fire safety in schools

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

EVENTS: Emma Jane Unsworth at Bookseller Crow

After the rip-roaring success of her debut novel ANIMALS, the wonderful Emma Jane Unsworth is coming to the Crow to discuss ADULTS, her second novel. This story addresses the difficulties of modern womanhood and is an acutely observed, tender and funny read. Also, if you're interested in screenwriting, Emma will be discussing how she undertook … Continue reading EVENTS: Emma Jane Unsworth at Bookseller Crow

TRANSFORMING CROYDON TOWN CENTRE SUBWAYS – YOUR CHANCE TO VOTE ON A VARIETY OF IDEAS

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

VE DAY: Bromley waive road closure fees for 75th anniversary street parties / Lambeth street party applications for 2020

(Image: Lambeth council's official Love Lambeth website. Lambeth's deadline for VE Day street parties is March 16th, Bromley's is February 28th) Applications from residents and Street Friends applying to hold a street party in the borough of Bromley to commemorate / support  the 75th anniversary of VE Day are being processed free of charge. The … Continue reading VE DAY: Bromley waive road closure fees for 75th anniversary street parties / Lambeth street party applications for 2020

DEMENTIA-FRIENDLY SCREENINGS AT THE DAVID LEAN CINEMA

 Singin’ In The Rain is  among the special film screenings for people living with dementia to be shown at Croydon’s David Lean cinema during 2020. This is the second year that the cinema has organised for the films to be put on once a month, where the lights are turned down low and people are … Continue reading DEMENTIA-FRIENDLY SCREENINGS AT THE DAVID LEAN CINEMA

SHOP PROSECUTED FOR SELLING SKIN WHITENING COSMETICS FOR A THIRD TIME – FINED £20,000

A shop has been prosecuted by Southwark council for illegally selling potentially carcinogenic skin whitening products - for a THIRD time. The shop's director was sentenced to a 200 hour community order, to be completed within a year and he was found liable for half the costs: £3843. The business was sentenced to pay the … Continue reading SHOP PROSECUTED FOR SELLING SKIN WHITENING COSMETICS FOR A THIRD TIME – FINED £20,000

Homeless hub gets continued Government funding….Flytipping crackdown…

A homeless hub set up by Croydon council offering 24-hour, 365-day help to get rough sleepers off the streets has received continued Government funding for an extra year. The Somewhere Safe To Stay hub opened before Christmas to house existing and new rough sleepers while offering same-day assessments of their financial, medical and housing needs … Continue reading Homeless hub gets continued Government funding….Flytipping crackdown…

KEEP FLYING THE FLAG! – Southwark won’t remove European Union one from its offices / Applying for settled status in Lewisham

Southwark council say they will continue to fly the European Union flag from its Tooley Street office after Brexit came into effect in what they say is "a clear show of solidarity" with its European residents. A council statement said: "Southwark just isn’t Southwark without its EU residents and the council’s is determined to ensure … Continue reading KEEP FLYING THE FLAG! – Southwark won’t remove European Union one from its offices / Applying for settled status in Lewisham

KEEP FEBRUARY FIZZ-FREE!

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!

Local Housing Allowance announcement: “Does it go far enough? “Any increase in the LHA rate is welcome but this rise falls well short of what’s needed” say Southwark

Statement from Southwark council: Local Housing Allowance announcement - Does it go far enough? In a statement to the House of Commons the minister for welfare delivery, Will Quince, announced that the government is submitting a bill to parliament legislating that after 1 April rates will be raised in line with the Consumer Price Index … Continue reading Local Housing Allowance announcement: “Does it go far enough? “Any increase in the LHA rate is welcome but this rise falls well short of what’s needed” say Southwark