CRACKDOWN ON EMPTY PRIVATE PROPERTIES: “DOUBLE COUNCIL TAX AFTER BEING VACANT TWO YEARS – MOVE WILL RAISE MORE THAN £450,000”  say Lewisham council

Private properties empty for two years or more in Lewisham will pay double the amount of council tax from April. Lewisham council say: "We’re doing this to encourage property owners to open up their empty homes to tenants. "Double the basic amount is currently the highest council tax it is legally allowed to on empty … Continue reading CRACKDOWN ON EMPTY PRIVATE PROPERTIES: “DOUBLE COUNCIL TAX AFTER BEING VACANT TWO YEARS – MOVE WILL RAISE MORE THAN £450,000”  say Lewisham council

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LEWISHAM’S WARMER HOMES PARTNERSHIP HELPS TACKLE FUEL POVERTY / BETTER VANS ARE ELECTRIC SAY CLEANING FIRM / FASHION INDUSTRY – AND FASHION FLY-TIPPERS –  TORN OFF A STRIP

LEWISHAM'S WARMER HOMES PARTNERSHIP HELPS TACKLE FUEL POVERTY Together with South East London Community Energy (SELCE) Lewisham council are helping residents to save money on their energy bills. The mayor of Lewisham, Damien Egan, said: “Our partnership with SELCE has helped one family to heat their home by helping them access £3,974 funding through the Greater … Continue reading LEWISHAM’S WARMER HOMES PARTNERSHIP HELPS TACKLE FUEL POVERTY / BETTER VANS ARE ELECTRIC SAY CLEANING FIRM / FASHION INDUSTRY – AND FASHION FLY-TIPPERS –  TORN OFF A STRIP

NEW COUNCIL LEADER NAMED “I want to bring Lambeth together” – Jack Hopkins / LEWISHAM GIVEN £10,000 TO EXPLORE ADS BAN ON HIGH FAT, HIGH SUGAR AND SALTY FOODS / COMPANY FINED AFTER WASTE FLY-TIPPED IN RECREATION GROUND / FREEDOM PASS RENEWAL

NEW COUNCIL LEADER NAMED "I want to bring Lambeth together" - Jack Hopkins Cllr Jack Hopkins is the leader-elect of Lambeth council following his selection by the Labour group of councillors on Monday (Jan 28). He is expected to be confirmed as leader of the council at its next full meeting on February 13. Cllr … Continue reading NEW COUNCIL LEADER NAMED “I want to bring Lambeth together” – Jack Hopkins / LEWISHAM GIVEN £10,000 TO EXPLORE ADS BAN ON HIGH FAT, HIGH SUGAR AND SALTY FOODS / COMPANY FINED AFTER WASTE FLY-TIPPED IN RECREATION GROUND / FREEDOM PASS RENEWAL

LAMBETH TO JOIN NEW REGIONAL ADOPTION AGENCY

Lambeth council are joining forces with nine other boroughs to create a new Adopt London South Regional Adoption Agency (RAA). The RAA will  combine the adoption services for the ten south London boroughs of Croydon, Greenwich, Kingston, Wandsworth, Lambeth, Lewisham, Merton, Richmond, Southwark, and Sutton. The proposal forms part of an overarching project to develop … Continue reading LAMBETH TO JOIN NEW REGIONAL ADOPTION AGENCY

BELL GREEN GASHOLDERS TO GO – “Heightened safety and environmental risk”

The historic gas holders at Bell Green, Sydenham are set to go - although part of them may remain. Lewisham council have issued the following statement on the Bell Green gasholders: We recognise the historic and cultural significance of the gasholders at Bell Green for Sydenham. On 26 July 2018, Damien Egan, Mayor of Lewisham, … Continue reading BELL GREEN GASHOLDERS TO GO – “Heightened safety and environmental risk”

CHRISTMAS: FREE PARKING IN CROYDON COUNCIL CAR PARKS / LAMBETH: EMERGENCY FOOD GUIDE / OTHER COUNCIL SERVICES

An early present from Croydon council will make it easier for residents to prepare for and enjoy the festive season. Pay and display charges in council-run car parks and on-street bays will be relaxed on specific days around Christmas and New Year. These spaces will be free of all parking enforcement on Christmas Eve, Christmas … Continue reading CHRISTMAS: FREE PARKING IN CROYDON COUNCIL CAR PARKS / LAMBETH: EMERGENCY FOOD GUIDE / OTHER COUNCIL SERVICES

CROYDON NAMED AMONG LONDON’S FIRST CREATIVE ENTERPRISE ZONES

Croydon has been named among the capital’s first Creative Enterprise Zones (CEZ) announced by the Mayor of London. The borough is one of six from across the capital who have successfully bid for funding from the Mayor to develop as a CEZ – a place where creative industries flourish and grow. Croydon has been awarded … Continue reading CROYDON NAMED AMONG LONDON’S FIRST CREATIVE ENTERPRISE ZONES

COUNCIL NEWS: TELL CROYDON YOUR COMMUNITY SAFETY CONCERNS / NEW SOUTHWARK LIBRARY ALMOST TWICE THE SIZE OF ITS FORMER HOME / LEWISHAM TO GET £9 MILLION FROM  GOVERNMENT TO REPLACE DEFECTIVE CLADDING

 TELL CROYDON YOUR COMMUNITY SAFETY CONCERNS The Safer Croydon Partnership (SCP) have launched a survey to gain a greater understanding of people’s crime concerns. The short survey, launched today, seeks the views of everyone who lives, works or visits Croydon. It asks which crime and anti-social behaviour issues causes them most concerns, across the borough, … Continue reading COUNCIL NEWS: TELL CROYDON YOUR COMMUNITY SAFETY CONCERNS / NEW SOUTHWARK LIBRARY ALMOST TWICE THE SIZE OF ITS FORMER HOME / LEWISHAM TO GET £9 MILLION FROM  GOVERNMENT TO REPLACE DEFECTIVE CLADDING

“TELL US HOW WE CAN IMPROVE DEMOCRACY IN THE BOROUGH”

"Tell us how we can improve democracy in the borough" - that's the request from one of the five councils which include Crystal Palace within its boundaries. If your home, business or community group is in the borough, we want you to take part in a review of local democracy. We are doing the first … Continue reading “TELL US HOW WE CAN IMPROVE DEMOCRACY IN THE BOROUGH”

FREE BUSINESS SCHOOL WILL GIVE CROYDON RESIDENTS START-UP ADVICE /ONE IN FOUR PEOPLE WORKING IN LEWISHAM ON POVERTY PAY – BUSINESSES OFFERED RATE DISCOUNT IF THEY GO ‘LIVING WAGE’

A free, 10-day business school to help people create their own sustainable income doing something they love returns to Croydon today (Monday). The PopUp Business School, which is sponsored by Croydon council, The Croydon Partnership (the joint venture between Unibail-Rodamco-Westfield and Hammerson, which is set to redevelop the town’s retail centre), Optivo, Wandle and Start Up Croydon, … Continue reading FREE BUSINESS SCHOOL WILL GIVE CROYDON RESIDENTS START-UP ADVICE /ONE IN FOUR PEOPLE WORKING IN LEWISHAM ON POVERTY PAY – BUSINESSES OFFERED RATE DISCOUNT IF THEY GO ‘LIVING WAGE’