CAPEL MANOR COLLEGE TO BUILD NEW TRAINING CENTRE AT CRYSTAL PALACE – BUT WHERE?

CAPEL MANOR COLLEGE TO BUILD NEW TRAINING CENTRE AT CRYSTAL PALACE - BUT WHERE? Capel Manor College has been successful in an £4.9million capital bid to create new state-of-the-art education facilities at Crystal Palace. The college says it will move from its current location in Crystal Palace park to a brand new facility but their … Continue reading CAPEL MANOR COLLEGE TO BUILD NEW TRAINING CENTRE AT CRYSTAL PALACE – BUT WHERE?

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NEW TRUST FOR CRYSTAL PALACE PARK JUST WEEKS AWAY  

A new Crystal Palace Park Trust is just weeks away, the first meeting of the Crystal Palace Park Community Forum has heard. Laurie Handcock, local resident who chairs the existing shadow trust board which is set to morph into the trust, said its formation would see the start of a series of proper discussions about … Continue reading NEW TRUST FOR CRYSTAL PALACE PARK JUST WEEKS AWAY  

“MANY PEOPLE NOT AWARE OF REGENERATION PLAN FOR PARK”  (but they love the ‘rusty laptop’)

Bromley council and the Mayor of London agreed in 2014 to invest £2.4 million in improvements to Crystal Palace Park.   These improvements include: the building of a new cafe (set to open next year) and skatepark (already opened), landscaping and the removal of some disused structures, and the conservation of the Grade I listed … Continue reading “MANY PEOPLE NOT AWARE OF REGENERATION PLAN FOR PARK”  (but they love the ‘rusty laptop’)

PARK: LATEST PLANS SET TO BE UNVEILED

Bromley council are set to unveil their latest plans for Crystal Palace park later this month. A council poster says: Crystal Palace Park Regeneration Plan - Bromley council has prepared a regeneration plan for Crystal Palace park. "The regeneration plan aims to deliver a renovated and vibrant metropolitan park which is an asset to its … Continue reading PARK: LATEST PLANS SET TO BE UNVEILED

PILOT ID SCHEME AT BROMLEY COUNCIL ELECTIONS IN MAY

Bromley are taking part in a Voter ID pilot at the Local Council Elections on 3 May 2018. This means that Bromley voters must produce ID to vote at a polling station. They will be asked to show one form of photographic ID from a list which includes a passport, photo driving licence or Freedom … Continue reading PILOT ID SCHEME AT BROMLEY COUNCIL ELECTIONS IN MAY

PENGE BUSINESSES URGED TO BACK BUSINESS IMPROVEMENT DISTRICT VOTE

Traders in Penge town centre are being urged to vote yes in a ballot over the future of their area.   A group of local businesses are looking to set up a Business Improvement District (BID) to provide services designed to bring more customers and more spending into the area. It will only happen if … Continue reading PENGE BUSINESSES URGED TO BACK BUSINESS IMPROVEMENT DISTRICT VOTE

MET ANNOUNCES CHANGES TO LOCAL POLICING – NEW COMMAND UNITS TO REPLACE ’32 BOROUGHS’ MODEL…..

The Metropolitan Police Service has announced changes to the way local policing is delivered in London through the introduction of Basic Command Units (BCUs).   A BCU is a larger police command unit which will replace the Met's current 32 borough model, by merging local policing in boroughs to form 12 BCUs. In the current … Continue reading MET ANNOUNCES CHANGES TO LOCAL POLICING – NEW COMMAND UNITS TO REPLACE ’32 BOROUGHS’ MODEL…..

THERE’S A NEW LOOK – AND A NEW NAME – FOR

A new look and lots of funding news! After a hugely successful 2017 event that saw 28,500 visitors to Crystal Palace Park and thousands more attending community events across festival week in June 2017, we have been researching what worked and what we need to improve which has led to a new look for the … Continue reading THERE’S A NEW LOOK – AND A NEW NAME – FOR

SHOPS SHOULD FORM PART OF NEW DEVELOPMENT OF OTHER CINEMA BUILDING – BROMLEY  Changes to Crystal Palace park also listed in new draft borough plan

Shops should form part of the frontage when the OTHER former cinema building on Church Road, Crystal Palace is demolished, say Bromley council. The move to ground floor retail is outlined in a new 'consultation' document which forms part of Bromley's borough-wide draft local plan. The building - to the right of the cinema building … Continue reading SHOPS SHOULD FORM PART OF NEW DEVELOPMENT OF OTHER CINEMA BUILDING – BROMLEY  Changes to Crystal Palace park also listed in new draft borough plan

“COUNCILS SHOULD SUPPORT FREEDOM OF THE PRESS WITHIN THE LAW AND NOT SEEK TO RESTRICT THOSE WHO WRITE CRITICAL COMMENTS”

The headline above comes from a Department  of Communities and Local Government booklet dated June 2014 which News From Crystal Palace found while trawling the Internet looking for previous examples of council meetings being held behind closed doors. For those of you who have missed it, there were two meetings held by Lambeth council at … Continue reading “COUNCILS SHOULD SUPPORT FREEDOM OF THE PRESS WITHIN THE LAW AND NOT SEEK TO RESTRICT THOSE WHO WRITE CRITICAL COMMENTS”