LAMBETHWATCH: ESTATES DEMOLITIONS 

JUST FANCY THAT: Consultation scepticism: An opinion or feeling that was frequently raised and expressed strongly, particularly from those who have been part of regeneration processes, was a high degree of scepticism when it comes to consultation processes. "Many said their experience was akin to a ‘tick-box’ exercise and their opinions and views not listened … Continue reading LAMBETHWATCH: ESTATES DEMOLITIONS 

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LAMBETHWATCH: ON THE TWITTERSPHERE

Where the streets have no name?. News From Crystal Palace found the above photo amusing. Images like this regularly appear on Lambeth council's Love Lambeth website (There's also Better Jobs and Better Homes). News From Crystal Palace does not use them because we consider them to be propaganda (and we would take the same view … Continue reading LAMBETHWATCH: ON THE TWITTERSPHERE

BBQs EXTINGUISHED / NOMINATE YOUR HEROES AND HEROINES FOR CROYDON’S CIVIC AWARDS / ROGUE TRADERS IN SOUTHWARK

Southwark council Tweeted: "All BBQs in Burgess Park continue to be suspended until further notice. "Our wardens extinguished over 20 BBQs in Burgess Park this weekend alone. "In this hot dry weather fire can spread quickly - London Fire Brigade tackled this blaze yesterday evening." A Southwark council spokesman told News From Crystal Palace: "None … Continue reading BBQs EXTINGUISHED / NOMINATE YOUR HEROES AND HEROINES FOR CROYDON’S CIVIC AWARDS / ROGUE TRADERS IN SOUTHWARK

“GOVERNMENT DRAFT STRATEGY ON POOR AIR QUALITY DOES NOT GO FAR ENOUGH” – Lambeth council

The Government's draft clean air strategy is "unambitious and uninspiring" say Lambeth council - who have launched a petition calling for: A modern clean air act A targeted national vehicle renewal scheme An enhanced Clean Air Fund Phasing out pure diesel and petrol cars and vans to by 2030 Maintaining clean air and other environmental standards … Continue reading “GOVERNMENT DRAFT STRATEGY ON POOR AIR QUALITY DOES NOT GO FAR ENOUGH” – Lambeth council

EVENTS – AND IT’S WELCOME TO…THE WELCOME CHOIR

Crystal Palace Transition Town projects Latest Update from CPTT Choir CPTT Choir Update - and launch of the Welcome Choir for September CPTT Choir have come to the end of another lovely term of singing and have enjoyed taking part in Crystal Palace Festival and Festival of Peace Croydon We've also been learning songs ready for a big … Continue reading EVENTS – AND IT’S WELCOME TO…THE WELCOME CHOIR

MORE LAMBETH BUSINESSES FINED AFTER SELLING KNIVES TO UNDER AGE GIRL ‘DECOY’ / BUDDING YOUNG ENTREPRENEURS GO TO MARKET

Two more businesses in Lambeth have been fined thousands of pounds after pleading guilty to selling knives to underage customers, following an investigation by Lambeth Trading Standards officers. The move follows similar cases where Lambeth trading standards officers, with the help of the Metropolitan Police, used an undercover volunteer test purchaser.* The girl was able … Continue reading MORE LAMBETH BUSINESSES FINED AFTER SELLING KNIVES TO UNDER AGE GIRL ‘DECOY’ / BUDDING YOUNG ENTREPRENEURS GO TO MARKET

POLICE HUNT ATTACKER – VICTIM LOST TWO TEETH

Appeal: Image of man police want to speak to   Police have released the image of a man they want to speak in connection with a serious assault that left the victim with two teeth missing. Police were called at 2000hrs on 5 November 2017 to reports of an attack on Brigstock Road, Thornton Heath. The … Continue reading POLICE HUNT ATTACKER – VICTIM LOST TWO TEETH

LAMBETH: BY-ELECTION CALLED FOLLOWING CLLR MATT PARR’S PASSING Poll takes place on September 13th

The by-election for Coldharbour ward following the death of Lambeth Cllr Matt Parr was called on Wednesday (August 1st). An email from Lambeth to election agents and interested parties dated August 3rd says "Requests have now been received from two Lambeth local government electors triggering a by election in accordance with the statutory process. "If … Continue reading LAMBETH: BY-ELECTION CALLED FOLLOWING CLLR MATT PARR’S PASSING Poll takes place on September 13th

BRETT AND BAILEY WIN GOOD TASTE AWARD (but it’s not for this – it’s for their Christmas puddings)

Let them eat wedding cake - this is Crystal Palace bakers Brett and Bailey's collaboration with south London's Into the Wild florists From Crystal Palace Food Market: Congratulations to Brett and Bailey and for their amazing collaboration with Into the Wild for their joint wedding cake - and for their Good Taste award for their … Continue reading BRETT AND BAILEY WIN GOOD TASTE AWARD (but it’s not for this – it’s for their Christmas puddings)

NEW ROAD SAFETY REVIEW IN BROMLEY

A new review of road safety is to be undertaken in the borough of Bromley. The move follows a Labour opposition motion which was then amended by the ruling Conservative group at a full council meeting. A Labour party statement said the amendment was unacceptable because it referred to "the council’s high performance in terms … Continue reading NEW ROAD SAFETY REVIEW IN BROMLEY