CROYDON AWARDED ‘BEST SMALL BUSINESS-FRIENDLY BOROUGH’ IN CAPITAL  

From left; Economic Development Manager (Business Growth) Carol Squires; Director of Economic Growth Emma Lindsell and cabinet member for Economy and Jobs Cllr Manju Shahul-Hameed collecting the Best All-Round Small Business Friendly Borough award at the Small Business Friendly Borough Awards. Photo: London Councils The support they have offered to get hundreds of residents into … Continue reading CROYDON AWARDED ‘BEST SMALL BUSINESS-FRIENDLY BOROUGH’ IN CAPITAL  

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LANDLORD ORDERED TO PAY BACK £1.1 MILLION IN NEXT THREE MONTHS – OR FACE SEVEN YEAR PRISON SENTENCE “Hope this serves as a warning” – Councillor

An "unscrupulous" landlord who chopped three flats in London Bridge into around 20 cramped studios and bedsits - "putting profits before the quality of life of his tenants" has been told to pay back £1,118,601 criminal benefit under Proceeds of Crime confiscation orders within the next three months from his company or face a seven year … Continue reading LANDLORD ORDERED TO PAY BACK £1.1 MILLION IN NEXT THREE MONTHS – OR FACE SEVEN YEAR PRISON SENTENCE “Hope this serves as a warning” – Councillor

WOULD YOU LIKE TO HELP CHANGE ATTITUDES TOWARDS MENTAL HEALTH IN LEWISHAM? OR CROWDFUND IN LONDON?

WOULD YOU LIKE TO HELP CHANGE ATTITUDES TOWARDS MENTAL HEALTH IN LEWISHAM? A group to help change attitudes and behaviour towards people with mental health issues has been set up in one of the five boroughs covering Crystal Palace. The Lewisham Time to Change Organic Hub will use local people’s knowledge and experience of living with … Continue reading WOULD YOU LIKE TO HELP CHANGE ATTITUDES TOWARDS MENTAL HEALTH IN LEWISHAM? OR CROWDFUND IN LONDON?

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

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