COMPANIES FINED £8,000 EACH FOR SELLING KNIVES ONLINE TO 13-YEAR-OLD BOY IN COUNCIL ‘STING’

A national clampdown against illegal online knife sales to children led by Croydon council has resulted in two more successful prosecutions. Two companies which pleaded guilty to separate offences of selling a knife online to a Croydon child.have both been fined £8,000 and ordered to pay costs of more than £2,000 each at Croydon magistrates’ … Continue reading COMPANIES FINED £8,000 EACH FOR SELLING KNIVES ONLINE TO 13-YEAR-OLD BOY IN COUNCIL ‘STING’

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COUNCILS LOANS TO FUND NEW £12 MILLION CENTRE FOR YOUNG PEOPLE AT THE OLD VIC

Lambeth council have agreed to loan the iconic Old Vic £3.75million to unlock a series of educational and cultural experiences for young people in the borough. The funding, which is being matched by neighbouring Southwark council, will help support the creation of a new £12million centre, The Annex. “The council has worked with The Old … Continue reading COUNCILS LOANS TO FUND NEW £12 MILLION CENTRE FOR YOUNG PEOPLE AT THE OLD VIC

TENANT SUBJECTED NEIGHBOURS TO FIGHTING, KNIFE THREATS AND EXCESSIVE NOISE Partial closure order made on flat

A flat where the tenant subjected her neighbours to fighting, knife threats and excessive noise has been made the subject of a partial closure order Croydon council secured the three month order on a flat in St Andrews Road, Croydon, at Camberwell Green magistrates court. "The council took the case to court after ongoing complaints … Continue reading TENANT SUBJECTED NEIGHBOURS TO FIGHTING, KNIFE THREATS AND EXCESSIVE NOISE Partial closure order made on flat

THE LODGE IN CRYSTAL PALACE PARK IS CLOSED “Cedar cladding is fire risk” – memories shared on social media

The Lodge in Crystal Palace park has shut. In a terse statement Greenwich Leisure say on their 'Better' website: Closure Of The Lodge At Crystal Palace National Sports Centre Following further assessments of the fire risk associated with the external cedar cladding at The Lodge, the Greater London Authority (GLA) has taken the decision to close … Continue reading THE LODGE IN CRYSTAL PALACE PARK IS CLOSED “Cedar cladding is fire risk” – memories shared on social media

McDONALD’S TAKEAWAY ON WESTOW STREET COULD BE OPEN 24/7 (major debate on social media over plans)

Restaurant chain McDonalds appear to be planning 24/7 opening hours for their proposed new takeaway in the former Living Water Satisfies restaurant on Westow Street. A revised application has been submitted to Croydon council for consideration: Change of use from A3 (restaurant) to A5 (takeaway). New shopfront to be installed with a digital window poster … Continue reading McDONALD’S TAKEAWAY ON WESTOW STREET COULD BE OPEN 24/7 (major debate on social media over plans)

CROYDON CONSULT ON PROPOSED POLLING STATION CHANGES

Registered voters in Croydon are being asked for their feedback to a council-run consultation on a review of the borough’s polling districts for future local or national elections. When there are elections Croydon’s parliamentary constituencies are divided into polling districts, and the number of polling stations in each district depends on its number of registered … Continue reading CROYDON CONSULT ON PROPOSED POLLING STATION CHANGES

TREE PLANTING IN GIPSY HILL WARD

Saplings worth almost £54,000 have been planted in four Lambeth wards following consultation with residents which identified greening the streets as a priority, says a council statement. The Our Streets programme has planted 110 trees in Gipsy Hill, Thurlow Park, Knights Hill and Streatham Hill wards as a result. Through its Our Streets programme Lambeth’s … Continue reading TREE PLANTING IN GIPSY HILL WARD

RESIDENTS FINED FOR DUMPING RUBBISH – BUT COUNCIL WOULD HAVE COLLECTED IT FOR NOTHING!

Residents are being prosecuted for dumping rubbish - which Croydon council would have taken away from them for FREE. "Some of the most recent convictions have been for dumping household items, including a fridge, three-seater sofa and computer equipment on the highway, despite us offering a free bulky item collection service for residents" says a … Continue reading RESIDENTS FINED FOR DUMPING RUBBISH – BUT COUNCIL WOULD HAVE COLLECTED IT FOR NOTHING!

EXCLUSIVE: LAMBETH LABOUR COUNCILLORS GAVE MORE THAN £67,000 OF THEIR SALARIES TO PARTY FUNDS IN JUST ONE YEAR

Lambeth Labour councillors gave £67,250 of their allowances / salaries - which are paid for by the borough's ratepayers - to the Lambeth Labour group campaign fund during the financial year 2017-18, we can exclusively reveal. A Freedom of Information request by News From Crystal Palace - answered only after we had asked for an … Continue reading EXCLUSIVE: LAMBETH LABOUR COUNCILLORS GAVE MORE THAN £67,000 OF THEIR SALARIES TO PARTY FUNDS IN JUST ONE YEAR

PALACE PROTEST PLANNED AS BROMLEY LIBRARIES STRIKE ENTERS THIRD MONTH

Five more demonstrations - including one at the National Sports Centre in Crystal Palace - are planned this month by Bromley library workers who are entering the third month of strike action against their employer, social enterprise leisure services’ giant Greenwich Leisure Limited (GLL). Unite, Britain and Ireland’s largest union, represents the 50 Bromley library … Continue reading PALACE PROTEST PLANNED AS BROMLEY LIBRARIES STRIKE ENTERS THIRD MONTH