‘BACK THE BAKERLOO EXTENSION’ CALL BY LEWISHAM AND SOUTHWARK COUNCILS – Line could be extended to Lower Sydenham

  Lewisham and Southwark councils are asking people to back the planned extension of the Bakerloo line from Elephant and Castle to Lewisham via Old Kent Road and New Cross Gate. A further extension of the Bakerloo line beyond Lewisham has also been proposed, which could potentially bring the tube to Ladywell, Catford and Lower … Continue reading ‘BACK THE BAKERLOO EXTENSION’ CALL BY LEWISHAM AND SOUTHWARK COUNCILS – Line could be extended to Lower Sydenham

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STRAWBERRY BENCHES FOREVER…….with free WiFi and built-in air quality sensors

Cllr Peter John, leader of Southwark council (left) and Milos Milisavljevic, founder and CEO of Strawberry Energy celebrate the arrival of the benches. Southwark council are launching their second batch of newly upgraded Strawberry smart benches. They will be joining the ten already in place across the borough, extending the offer of free WiFi, phone … Continue reading STRAWBERRY BENCHES FOREVER…….with free WiFi and built-in air quality sensors

BBQs EXTINGUISHED / NOMINATE YOUR HEROES AND HEROINES FOR CROYDON’S CIVIC AWARDS / ROGUE TRADERS IN SOUTHWARK

Southwark council Tweeted: "All BBQs in Burgess Park continue to be suspended until further notice. "Our wardens extinguished over 20 BBQs in Burgess Park this weekend alone. "In this hot dry weather fire can spread quickly - London Fire Brigade tackled this blaze yesterday evening." A Southwark council spokesman told News From Crystal Palace: "None … Continue reading BBQs EXTINGUISHED / NOMINATE YOUR HEROES AND HEROINES FOR CROYDON’S CIVIC AWARDS / ROGUE TRADERS IN SOUTHWARK

CROYDON COUNCIL’S CHIEF EXECUTIVE NAMED NEW LONDONER OF THE YEAR 2018

Chief executive of Croydon council Jo Negrini has been named New Londoner of the Year 2018 at the New London Awards (NLA). Jo was presented with the accolade for her role in transforming Croydon and her championship of equal rights. In particular she was commended for her approach to challenging perceptions of Croydon and 'speeding … Continue reading CROYDON COUNCIL’S CHIEF EXECUTIVE NAMED NEW LONDONER OF THE YEAR 2018

AND FINALLY….BROMLEYWATCH / CROYDONWATCH / LEWISHAMWATCH / SOUTHWARKWATCH  

News From Crystal Palace took a look at Freedom of Information requests made to the other four boroughs covering the Crystal Palace area to see what people there were asking and how they contrasted with FOI questions put to Lambeth. Here are the results:: BROMLEYWATCH BROMLEY LOST £1 MILLION IN PARKING FINES - AND SPENT … Continue reading AND FINALLY….BROMLEYWATCH / CROYDONWATCH / LEWISHAMWATCH / SOUTHWARKWATCH  

CRYSTAL PALACE PARADE: YOUR VIEWS SOUGHT

Live, work or travel on Crystal Palace Parade? Take Southwark's survey and help us plan for healthier streets http://bit.ly/2tZPnTL Southwark council are asking for peoples views on Crystal Palace Parade following changes to pedestrian and cycling routes by the junctions with Fountain Drive and Sydenham Hill. "We are conducting this survey to find how people … Continue reading CRYSTAL PALACE PARADE: YOUR VIEWS SOUGHT

WORKERS CONDITIONS IN CONVENIENCE STORE LIKE ‘MODERN SLAVERY’ – JUDGE

A Southwark convenience store, caught employing illegal immigrant workers on six prior occasions, has finally lost its licence after a judge had described the allegations of illegal workers being employed in conditions as akin to modern slavery. When police and Southwark Trading Standards first visited the premises on 23 November 2016, a broom cupboard kitted out … Continue reading WORKERS CONDITIONS IN CONVENIENCE STORE LIKE ‘MODERN SLAVERY’ – JUDGE

COUNCIL SCRAP MEETING – BECAUSE OF TONIGHT’S WORLD CUP SEMI-FINAL!

Southwark council have announced that tonight's (Wednesday 11 July) council assembly meeting has been postponed until Wednesday 25 July so it does not clash with England’s semi-final World Cup match with Croatia. Mayor of Southwark Cllr Catherine Rose  said: “After speaking with colleagues from both parties we agreed that to ensure residents did not have to … Continue reading COUNCIL SCRAP MEETING – BECAUSE OF TONIGHT’S WORLD CUP SEMI-FINAL!

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:

ANNIVERSARY OF LONDON BRIDGE AND BOROUGH TERROR ATTACKS TO BE MARKED

The first anniversary of the London Bridge and Borough terror attacks is to be marked this Sunday (June 3rd) with a private event at Southwark cathedral and a minute's silence. 3pm – Service of Commemoration at Southwark cathedral. This will be a private event, for bereaved families and victims, members of the local community, the … Continue reading ANNIVERSARY OF LONDON BRIDGE AND BOROUGH TERROR ATTACKS TO BE MARKED