LEWISHAM AIM TO SETTLE MORE REFUGEES THAN ANYWHERE ELSE IN LONDON / VOLUNTEERS WANTED FOR YOUTH OFFENDING SERVICE

Pictured above are Damien Egan (far left), Cllr Kevin Bonavia (second from right) with a group of refugees. From Lewisham council: We are set to help a record number of refugees rebuild their lives. We are set to resettle more refugees than anywhere else in London. Some 100 families will benefit from our refugee resettlement … Continue reading LEWISHAM AIM TO SETTLE MORE REFUGEES THAN ANYWHERE ELSE IN LONDON / VOLUNTEERS WANTED FOR YOUTH OFFENDING SERVICE

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CALLING ALL RESIDENTS OF BROMLEY, CROYDON, LEWISHAM AND SOUTHWARK – YOUR CHANCE TO INSPECT YOUR COUNCIL’S BOOKS!!!!!!!…..and here’s how to do it:

From Peoples Audit‏ @PeoplesAudit For the next few weeks, many Councils (& other orgs like @TfL) must open their books to public inspection. Public rights are here: https://www.nao.org.uk/code-audit-practice/wp-content/uploads/sites/29/2015/03/Council-accounts-a-guide-to-your-rights.pdf  Our audit guide is here: http://www.thepeoplesaudit.info/guide-to-audit-rights/ … Don't miss this important chance for a #peoplesaudit. #transparency From: National Audit Office: 2014 Local Audit and Accountability Act (Words in … Continue reading CALLING ALL RESIDENTS OF BROMLEY, CROYDON, LEWISHAM AND SOUTHWARK – YOUR CHANCE TO INSPECT YOUR COUNCIL’S BOOKS!!!!!!!…..and here’s how to do it:

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…..

“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”

IT’S THE GREAT LIBRARY BAKE-OFF – FOR KIDS!!!!!

  Whilst visiting an artist local to the community, her daughter came running out of the kitchen excitedly offering me a piece of cake her mother told me she had baked the night before. The enthusiasm this little girl showed towards her creation inspired me and got me thinking, why not arrange a Christmas Creation … Continue reading IT’S THE GREAT LIBRARY BAKE-OFF – FOR KIDS!!!!!

FREE PHOTOGRAPHY COMPETITION – BECKENHAM PLACE PARK / HANDMADE PALACE IN THE SUBWAY / CHRISTMAS AT THE HORNIMAN

FREE PHOTOGRAPHY COMPETITION - BECKENHAM PLACE PARK We’re encouraging keen young photographers aged 18 or under to capture what they feel best sums up the beauty and uniqueness of Beckenham Place Park. Your pictures could be of the flora and fauna found in our largest park, a snapshot of your family and friends having fun, … Continue reading FREE PHOTOGRAPHY COMPETITION – BECKENHAM PLACE PARK / HANDMADE PALACE IN THE SUBWAY / CHRISTMAS AT THE HORNIMAN

MP VOICES CONCERN OVER MINISTER’S GRENFELL TOWER REPLY

MP VOICES CONCERN OVER MINISTER'S GRENFELL TOWER REPLY Dulwich and West Norwood MP Helen Hayes has voiced her concern over a Government minister's reply about the Grenfell tower fire tragedy during a House of Commons question time. "I was troubled to hear the Secretary of State tell the communities and local government committee that councils … Continue reading MP VOICES CONCERN OVER MINISTER’S GRENFELL TOWER REPLY

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  

SUMMER LIBRARY AT MINET / NEW FOOD WASTE BINS FOR LEWISHAM

SUMMER LIBRARY AT MINET During August and September, a temporary library service will open alongside the current Lambeth Archives Service at the Minet library building. This will be focused on providing activities for children during the school holidays, with the Summer Reading Scheme and weekly under-5s sessions. There will also be a self-service book lending … Continue reading SUMMER LIBRARY AT MINET / NEW FOOD WASTE BINS FOR LEWISHAM

CROYDON: PUBLIC HEALTH OFFICER SCOOPS £10,000 SCHOLARSHIP PRIZE / GRENFELL TOWER DISASTER LATEST / STONEWALL PRAISE SOUTHWARK

Council leader Cllr Tony Newman, was at the conference to congratulate Denise on her win. CROYDON: PUBLIC HEALTH OFFICER SCOOPS £10,000 SCHOLARSHIP PRIZE One of Croydon’s most talented public health officers has scooped a £10,000 scholarship prize after coming out top in the local government equivalent of ‘The Apprentice’. Denise Blair fought through five rounds … Continue reading CROYDON: PUBLIC HEALTH OFFICER SCOOPS £10,000 SCHOLARSHIP PRIZE / GRENFELL TOWER DISASTER LATEST / STONEWALL PRAISE SOUTHWARK