“HELP SHAPE THE FUTURE OF CROYDON’S TRANSPORT NETWORK”

A consultation helping shape the future of Croydon’s transport system is currently underway for local people to share their thoughts on everything from how to make journeys safer to improving sustainability over the next 20 years. A first draft of Croydon’s Local Implementation Plan has been submitted to Transport for London (TfL) and is now … Continue reading “HELP SHAPE THE FUTURE OF CROYDON’S TRANSPORT NETWORK”

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NO MONEY FOR REPAIRS – BUT LAMBETH COUNCIL TO SPEND £50,000 A YEAR ON INDEPENDENT ADVISERS FOR CENTRAL HILL ESTATE – “Renewed contract will include break clauses if the budget is not enough”

Lambeth council are set to spend more money on independent advisers for Central Hill - one of the six estates they want to demolish as part of their highly controversial Homes for Lambeth plans. Lambeth Labour have consistently claimed that they cannot afford to do repairs on the six estates because of Government cutbacks and … Continue reading NO MONEY FOR REPAIRS – BUT LAMBETH COUNCIL TO SPEND £50,000 A YEAR ON INDEPENDENT ADVISERS FOR CENTRAL HILL ESTATE – “Renewed contract will include break clauses if the budget is not enough”

COUNCIL ESTATES FACING DEMOLITION: PROPERTY CONSULTANTS WRITE TO LEASEHOLDERS

Copies of letters sent by two property consultants to a leaseholder on one of the six estates Lambeth Labour want to demolish have been obtained by News From Crystal Palace. One of the letters says local authorities are regularly undervaluing property in advance of compulsory purchase orders (CPO's). The first addresses the leaseholder by name … Continue reading COUNCIL ESTATES FACING DEMOLITION: PROPERTY CONSULTANTS WRITE TO LEASEHOLDERS

COUNCIL PAYS TOWARDS FIRM’S REDUNDANCY COSTS

Lambeth council have contributed an undisclosed sum towards redundancy costs at Engie whose services include providing security services at cabinet and committee meetings at the town hall. The move is revealed in a report on the lambeth.gov website under 'officer delegated decisions'. The redundancies appear to relate to the council's plans to move some services … Continue reading COUNCIL PAYS TOWARDS FIRM’S REDUNDANCY COSTS

CASABLANCA AND DOUGLAS FAIRBANKS AT THE CINEMA MUSUEM

Kennington Bioscope presents; A Modern Musketeer (1917) & The Good Bad Man (1916), Wednesday January 9th @ 7:30pm We start the New Year with a Douglas Fairbanks double bill, Allan Dwan’s A Modern Musketeer (1917) and The Good Bad Man (1916), introduced by Kevin Brownlow. In the first, Fairbanks plays a restless young man in rural Kansas who dreams of … Continue reading CASABLANCA AND DOUGLAS FAIRBANKS AT THE CINEMA MUSUEM

THE WONDER OF BRICKS AT THE HORNIMAN (500,000 LEGO ONES!)

February to May 2019 Listings [Please check the website http://www.horniman.ac.uk for updates.] Exhibition Brick Wonders Saturday 16 February to Sunday 27 October Discover amazing wonders from around the world made entirely from LEGO® bricks. From an ancient Egyptian pyramid to Old London Bridge, and from the natural wonder of a coral reef to the modern … Continue reading THE WONDER OF BRICKS AT THE HORNIMAN (500,000 LEGO ONES!)

EVERY FRAME A REMBRANDT: Cinematographer to light Old Master’s work at Dulwich

Dulwich Picture Gallery has announced it will work with award-winning cinematographer, Peter Suschitzky, on its forthcoming exhibition, Rembrandt’s Light (4 October 2019 – 2 February 2020). Suschitzky, renowned for his work on films such as Star Wars: The Empire Strikes Back,The Rocky Horror Picture Show, and Mars Attacks!, and as cinematographer on eleven of David Cronenberg’s films (Director of Photography), will … Continue reading EVERY FRAME A REMBRANDT: Cinematographer to light Old Master’s work at Dulwich

SHOW ME THE MONET! – JANUARY EVENTS AT DULWICH PICTURE GALLERY

Exhibitions & Displays Ribera: Art of Violence Until 27 January Ribera: Art of Violence is the first UK show of work by the Spanish Baroque painter, draughtsman and printmaker, Jusepe de Ribera (1591–1652), displaying his most sensational, shocking and masterfully composed works. Download high-res images Animalis Every Sunday throughout Ribera: Art of Violence These intimate … Continue reading SHOW ME THE MONET! – JANUARY EVENTS AT DULWICH PICTURE GALLERY

GANGS MATRIX “REDUCES VIOLENT OFFENDING” – MET POLICE

A report on Gangs Matrix data has highlighted the benefits it brings in reducing violent offending and victimisation within gangs, say the Met Police. The Met Police Gangs Matrix data* is shared centrally with probation services (National Probation Service and Community Rehabilitation Company) and prisons, in order to reduce violence in secure estates and assist … Continue reading GANGS MATRIX “REDUCES VIOLENT OFFENDING” – MET POLICE

ROBBERY AND BURGLARY GANGS JAILED

A gang of five men who carried out cash-in-transit robberies in south London over three years threatening custodians with crowbars have been jailed for a collective total of 57 years. The group were sentenced at Croydon crown court last month after being convicted of seven robbery offences following a proactive Flying Squad operation tackling organised … Continue reading ROBBERY AND BURGLARY GANGS JAILED