“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”

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FREE TREES IN BROMLEY …. – AS ANNUAL AUTUMN LEAF CLEARANCE STARTS

Bromley council are offering free trees to groups and schools in the borough to plant in their grounds. With around 36,000 trees planted in Bromley's streets and up to a further 24,500 planted in its parks, the borough of Bromley already has one of the largest tree stocks of all the London boroughs. "Thanks to … Continue reading FREE TREES IN BROMLEY …. – AS ANNUAL AUTUMN LEAF CLEARANCE STARTS

LAMBETHWATCH: NEWS FROM BROMLEY / NEW RULES FOR AREA BOARD MEMBERS

26 weeks until the London Local Gov elections and we meet Michael (57). He says @CarnegieLib "was important when my mobility was reduced....it gave me a reachable destination. I felt in touch locally". Self-employed, he says the WiFi @CarnegieLib was crucial for his business. Michael particularly enjoyed seeing the library's many groups using the beautiful reading … Continue reading LAMBETHWATCH: NEWS FROM BROMLEY / NEW RULES FOR AREA BOARD MEMBERS

COMMUNITY PARTNERSHIPS TRANSFORM TWO ESTATE GARDENS IN LAMBETH /    FIFTY PROSECUTIONS MILESTONE FOR BROMLEY’S BLUE BADGE CAMPAIGN / LEWISHAM ANTI-POVERTY PLAN LAUNCHED / SOUTHWARK COUNCIL PICKS UP THIRD PRIZE AT LONDON HOMELESSNESS AWARDS

COMMUNITY PARTNERSHIPS TRANSFORM TWO ESTATE GARDENS IN LAMBETH    Community partnerships have transformed two gardens on Tulse Hill estate this summer – and residents plan to make more changes on the estate in the near future. Air and watering People had to go to the old airing rooms, take out a big roll of watering … Continue reading COMMUNITY PARTNERSHIPS TRANSFORM TWO ESTATE GARDENS IN LAMBETH /    FIFTY PROSECUTIONS MILESTONE FOR BROMLEY’S BLUE BADGE CAMPAIGN / LEWISHAM ANTI-POVERTY PLAN LAUNCHED / SOUTHWARK COUNCIL PICKS UP THIRD PRIZE AT LONDON HOMELESSNESS AWARDS

CROYDON: SCHOOL RUN PEDESTRIAN ZONES START /  GET READY FOR CYCLE SEPTEMBER / BROMLEY: PREPARING FOR WINTER IS SNOW JOKE* / LEWISHAM: PHARMACIES CONSULTATIONS

CROYDON: SCHOOL RUN PEDESTRIAN ZONES START   A trial scheme has begun which temporarily closes traffic-clogged roads during the school run to get people to use cars less.   The roads by three primary schools - Heavers Farm and St Chad’s in Selhurst and Woodcote in Coulsdon – are now restricted on the morning and … Continue reading CROYDON: SCHOOL RUN PEDESTRIAN ZONES START /  GET READY FOR CYCLE SEPTEMBER / BROMLEY: PREPARING FOR WINTER IS SNOW JOKE* / LEWISHAM: PHARMACIES CONSULTATIONS

LEWISHAM LAUNCHES LONDON BOROUGH OF CULTURE BID  

LEWISHAM LAUNCHES LONDON BOROUGH OF CULTURE BID   Lewisham’s bid to be London’s Borough of Culture, ‘LoveitLewisham’, has been launched today at one of London’s most renowned museums, The Horniman museum and gardens in Forest Hill. Speaking to over 100 people attending the launch, the Mayor of Lewisham, Sir Steve Bullock, urged residents to back … Continue reading LEWISHAM LAUNCHES LONDON BOROUGH OF CULTURE BID  

LAMBETHWATCH: AFTER BANNING THE BBC, LAMBETH COUNCIL…THANK THEM (but without actually naming the Beeb!!!)

AFTER BANNING THE BBC, LAMBETH COUNCIL...THANK THEM (but without actually naming the Beeb!!!) After banning a BBC TV camera crew from filming at Cressingham Gardens estate in Tulse Hill, Lambeth have now thanked them (but not actually by name). Last month a BBC TV London news item revealed how loads of council documents had been … Continue reading LAMBETHWATCH: AFTER BANNING THE BBC, LAMBETH COUNCIL…THANK THEM (but without actually naming the Beeb!!!)

SAD TALE OF PEANUT THE CAT COULD HELP OWNERS FIND MISSING MOGGIES / PUPILS CLEAN AND GREEN POSTERS GRACE BIGBELLY BINS

SAD TALE OF PEANUT THE CAT COULD HELP OWNERS FIND MISSING MOGGIES / PUPILS CLEAN AND GREEN POSTERS GRACE BIGBELLY BINS The death of a tabby cat whose owner’s identity was traced through a Spanish vet has instigated a borough wide scheme in Bromley. Pet owners who have lost their cat are now able to … Continue reading SAD TALE OF PEANUT THE CAT COULD HELP OWNERS FIND MISSING MOGGIES / PUPILS CLEAN AND GREEN POSTERS GRACE BIGBELLY BINS

JOBS FAIR FOR BROMLEY'S YOUNG PEOPLE

JOBS FAIR FOR BROMLEY'S YOUNG PEOPLE Bromley’s Youth Employment Scheme (YES) is holding the second annual Jobs Fair on Friday 14 July which will be open to young people living or studying in Bromley between 16 and 24 who are looking for work. "Bromley has a talented pool of young people from local sixth forms … Continue reading JOBS FAIR FOR BROMLEY'S YOUNG PEOPLE

JOBS FAIR FOR BROMLEY’S YOUNG PEOPLE

JOBS FAIR FOR BROMLEY'S YOUNG PEOPLE Bromley’s Youth Employment Scheme (YES) is holding the second annual Jobs Fair on Friday 14 July which will be open to young people living or studying in Bromley between 16 and 24 who are looking for work. "Bromley has a talented pool of young people from local sixth forms … Continue reading JOBS FAIR FOR BROMLEY’S YOUNG PEOPLE