“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”

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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’

LAMBETH LEISURE CENTRES GO NUTS (AND POPCORN) / BUSINESSES RECOGNISED FOR THEIR ROLE IN TACKLING OBESITY / READY STEADY GO! – NEW CLUB FOR ‘ABOVE WEIGHT’ KIDS / “ONLY ASK FOR WHAT YOU NEED – SAVE MEDICINES”

Lambeth leisure centres are switching to healthier vending machines to help combat obesity, diabetes, damage to teeth and more – at the same time as schools make healthy changes. As part of Sugar Awareness Week Lambeth council are playing its part in trying to reduce the amount sugar people in Lambeth consume. Sugar contributes to … Continue reading LAMBETH LEISURE CENTRES GO NUTS (AND POPCORN) / BUSINESSES RECOGNISED FOR THEIR ROLE IN TACKLING OBESITY / READY STEADY GO! – NEW CLUB FOR ‘ABOVE WEIGHT’ KIDS / “ONLY ASK FOR WHAT YOU NEED – SAVE MEDICINES”

HOW’S THIS FOR HONESTY FROM ONE OF OUR FIVE COUNCILS?

Lewisham council have issued the following press release: Housing conditions in Eros House Published on 13 November 2018 We’ve listened to the concerns raised by the London Renters’ Union (LRU) and we share their aim of improving the standards of temporary accommodation in Eros House. We are currently leasing 45 flats in Eros House in … Continue reading HOW’S THIS FOR HONESTY FROM ONE OF OUR FIVE COUNCILS?

REMEMBRANCE SUNDAY 2018

Image: Lambeth council UPPER NORWOOD WAR MEMORIAL 2018 marks 100 years since the end of the First World War. For the Centenary Commemorations this Sunday (11th) the 1st Crystal Palace Scouts will be organising a display about the First World War and Scouting, which will be set up within the Salvation Army Halls, Westow Street. … Continue reading REMEMBRANCE SUNDAY 2018

“NOT ENOUGH INFORMATION FROM GOVERNMENT ON BREXIT” – Southwark council

Not enough information is coming from Government  for councils to adequately prepare for any potential fallout from Britain’s withdrawal from the European Union, say Southwark council. A cross-party Brexit panel established by the council earlier this year has met three times and heard from a range of local and national expert witnesses  including health, education, … Continue reading “NOT ENOUGH INFORMATION FROM GOVERNMENT ON BREXIT” – Southwark council

PARISH PUMP: CHEERS TO THE PALACE PINT – AND A NEW WATER FOUNTAIN IN BECKENHAM PLACE PARK!

Raise a glass to another successful year's brewing from Palace Pint ! And a very big shout out to Vernon Wallis (pictured) who did a great job in his first year leading on the project. Want to find out more ? Join Palace Pint on Facebook for more information. (Source: Crystal Palace Transition Town) The Edible Garden In … Continue reading PARISH PUMP: CHEERS TO THE PALACE PINT – AND A NEW WATER FOUNTAIN IN BECKENHAM PLACE PARK!

LEWISHAM: “BY 2020 WE WILL HAVE LOST £190 MILLION A YEAR IN GOVERNMENT FUNDING CUTS” – Impact of Government cuts revealed as the squeeze continues

From Lewisham council - words placed in bold by News From Crystal Palace As the Government continues to cut our funding we are forced to make further cuts to local services and find millions of pounds from our reserves. We are being forced to find further cuts totalling £30 million by 2021, but have only … Continue reading LEWISHAM: “BY 2020 WE WILL HAVE LOST £190 MILLION A YEAR IN GOVERNMENT FUNDING CUTS” – Impact of Government cuts revealed as the squeeze continues

FIVE BROTHERS WHO FOUGHT IN FIRST WORLD WAR HONOURED WITH MEMORIAL PLAQUE

A memorial plaque in memory of five brothers who fought in the First World War placed at the site of their former home in Sydenham has been unveiled by Lewisham council. The five Quinn brothers lived in Bell Green over 100 years ago. They all signed up at the start of the Great War and … Continue reading FIVE BROTHERS WHO FOUGHT IN FIRST WORLD WAR HONOURED WITH MEMORIAL PLAQUE

CATFORD’S GETTING A CINEMA!

Plans for a new cinema in the heart of Catford have been approved by Lewisham council. The 23,000 square feet site, which is currently Poundland and previously Catford Mews, will be home to: a 205-seat three-screen cinema showing independent and blockbuster films a café, bar and live music venue recording studios food court showcasing local … Continue reading CATFORD’S GETTING A CINEMA!