CORONAVIRUS LATEST: Messages from the Mayor of London, Gipsy Hill Safer Neighbourhoods panel and MP Ellie Reeves

FROM THE MAYOR OF LONDON: As Mayor of London, I’m doing everything I can to keep Londoners safe in these difficult times. Nothing in our recent history has prepared us for the threat posed by coronavirus. And that is why we all must make unprecedented changes in how we live, travel and work. Listen to … Continue reading CORONAVIRUS LATEST: Messages from the Mayor of London, Gipsy Hill Safer Neighbourhoods panel and MP Ellie Reeves

The new ‘Three ‘R’s’ in education: Reduce, Reuse and Recycle (and why Lewisham are planting 125 trees across the borough)

Pupils at primary schools in Lewisham are learning about the problems plastic is causing for marine wildlife in council-run workshops.  Each hour-long workshop includes interactive learning and fun games centred on plastic pollution and the ‘Three R’s’: Reduce, Reuse and Recycle. The pupils at the workshop in Edmund Waller school in New Cross were joined by … Continue reading The new ‘Three ‘R’s’ in education: Reduce, Reuse and Recycle (and why Lewisham are planting 125 trees across the borough)

KEEP FLYING THE FLAG! – Southwark won’t remove European Union one from its offices / Applying for settled status in Lewisham

Southwark council say they will continue to fly the European Union flag from its Tooley Street office after Brexit came into effect in what they say is "a clear show of solidarity" with its European residents. A council statement said: "Southwark just isn’t Southwark without its EU residents and the council’s is determined to ensure … Continue reading KEEP FLYING THE FLAG! – Southwark won’t remove European Union one from its offices / Applying for settled status in Lewisham

CROYDON NAMED 2023 LONDON BOROUGH OF CULTURE “Every school will be involved” – AND IT’S LEWISHAM IN 2021!

Croydon has been named London Borough of Culture for 2023, fending off competition from across the capital. Mayor of London Sadiq Khan announced the borough’s bid, This is Croydon, had scooped the title and the £1.35m funding award at City Hall this morning (11 February). Croydon 2023 will celebrate the borough’s rich artistic heritage, creativity … Continue reading CROYDON NAMED 2023 LONDON BOROUGH OF CULTURE “Every school will be involved” – AND IT’S LEWISHAM IN 2021!

LAMBETH TO MARK HOLOCAUST MEMORIAL DAY / BOSNIAN GENOCIDE SURVIVOR WILL ADDRESS CROYDON EVENT / FILM SHOWING AT CEREMONY IN LEWISHAM

Written by: Holocaust Memorial Day Trust Lambeth will mark Holocaust Memorial Day (HMD) in Lambeth assembly halls on 26 January. 27 January 2020 marks 75 years since the liberation of the Auschwitz-Birkenau Nazi death camp. Lambeth’s Holocaust Memorial Day event will include a welcome by Cllr Ibrahim Dogus, Mayor of Lambeth, readings of words from … Continue reading LAMBETH TO MARK HOLOCAUST MEMORIAL DAY / BOSNIAN GENOCIDE SURVIVOR WILL ADDRESS CROYDON EVENT / FILM SHOWING AT CEREMONY IN LEWISHAM

MEMORIAL SAFETY INSPECTIONS IN LEWISHAM CEMETERIES

Memorial safety inspection to start in January 2020 Lewisham council  will start the fifth year of a memorial safety inspection programme within their cemeteries next month. The inspections will consist of a visual check and/or a hand test. Trained staff will do these in accordance with our memorial safety policy. In 2020, testing will take … Continue reading MEMORIAL SAFETY INSPECTIONS IN LEWISHAM CEMETERIES

SAYING FAREWELL TO YOUR CHRISTMAS TREE – HOW TO RECYCLE IT…….

SECRET GARDEN posted The Secret Garden Centre (based behind Sainsbury's store on Westow Street) posted on Christmas Eve: Just a reminder to all who have a real Christmas tree this year. We DO NOT recycle Christmas trees as Croydon council stopped this service for us. Croydon council now collect from outside your home. Lambeth council … Continue reading SAYING FAREWELL TO YOUR CHRISTMAS TREE – HOW TO RECYCLE IT…….

ILLEGAL AND UNLICENSED PREMISES CLOSED IN PENGE / LEWISHAM SEEK LOCAL BUILDING SUPPLIERS /NEW CROYDON COUNCIL HOMES UNVEILED

An unlicensed premises hosting events and parties in Croydon Road, Penge has been closed because of serious illegal and ongoing nuisance to members of the public. The Closure Order was heard and granted by Bromley magistrates court under Section 80 of the Anti-social Behaviour Crime and Policing Act 2014. The order closed the unlicensed, illegal … Continue reading ILLEGAL AND UNLICENSED PREMISES CLOSED IN PENGE / LEWISHAM SEEK LOCAL BUILDING SUPPLIERS /NEW CROYDON COUNCIL HOMES UNVEILED

Croydon, Southwark, Lambeth and Lewisham among top councils for tackling food poverty…..

Croydon has been ranked second among the top London councils for helping to lift families out of food poverty. The borough jumped from eighth place last year in the annual Beyond The Food Bank league table – run by food charity Sustain to measure how councils help families to easily access enough healthy food, without … Continue reading Croydon, Southwark, Lambeth and Lewisham among top councils for tackling food poverty…..

LEWISHAM, SOUTHWARK AND LAMBETH COUNCIL LEADERS BACK BAKERLOO LINE EXTENSION…..

Leaders of five London councils have written to Boris Johnson calling for him to support the Bakerloo line extension to Old Kent Road, Lewisham, and potentially Hayes. A Lewisham council press release says: "Transport for London (TfL) are inviting residents and businesses to give their views on the most detailed proposals yet for the extension. … Continue reading LEWISHAM, SOUTHWARK AND LAMBETH COUNCIL LEADERS BACK BAKERLOO LINE EXTENSION…..