COX’S WALK FOOTBRIDGE: SOUTHWARK’S LENGTHY STATEMENT – “Fresh consultations planned”

Southwark council have issued the following lengthy statement on the controversy surrounding the state of the Cox's Walk footbridge in Sydenham Hill woods and the plans to fell two oak trees very close to the bridge. The statement, available on the southwark.gov website, says: Cox’s Walk footbridge The Cox’s Walk footbridge was built around 1865, … Continue reading COX’S WALK FOOTBRIDGE: SOUTHWARK’S LENGTHY STATEMENT – “Fresh consultations planned”

SHOP PROSECUTED FOR SELLING SKIN WHITENING COSMETICS FOR A THIRD TIME – FINED £20,000

A shop has been prosecuted by Southwark council for illegally selling potentially carcinogenic skin whitening products - for a THIRD time. The shop's director was sentenced to a 200 hour community order, to be completed within a year and he was found liable for half the costs: £3843. The business was sentenced to pay the … Continue reading SHOP PROSECUTED FOR SELLING SKIN WHITENING COSMETICS FOR A THIRD TIME – FINED £20,000

KEEP FLYING THE FLAG! – Southwark won’t remove European Union one from its offices / Applying for settled status in Lewisham

Southwark council say they will continue to fly the European Union flag from its Tooley Street office after Brexit came into effect in what they say is "a clear show of solidarity" with its European residents. A council statement said: "Southwark just isn’t Southwark without its EU residents and the council’s is determined to ensure … Continue reading KEEP FLYING THE FLAG! – Southwark won’t remove European Union one from its offices / Applying for settled status in Lewisham

KEEP FEBRUARY FIZZ-FREE!

Make February Fizz-free - that's the message from Croydon council in a move aimed at lowering obesity rates. The council say they are supporting residents to be healthier and make smart sugar swaps like ditching fizzy drinks throughout February and drinking more water. "Residents can fill up their reusable water bottles for free at a … Continue reading KEEP FEBRUARY FIZZ-FREE!

Local Housing Allowance announcement: “Does it go far enough? “Any increase in the LHA rate is welcome but this rise falls well short of what’s needed” say Southwark

Statement from Southwark council: Local Housing Allowance announcement - Does it go far enough? In a statement to the House of Commons the minister for welfare delivery, Will Quince, announced that the government is submitting a bill to parliament legislating that after 1 April rates will be raised in line with the Consumer Price Index … Continue reading Local Housing Allowance announcement: “Does it go far enough? “Any increase in the LHA rate is welcome but this rise falls well short of what’s needed” say Southwark

COX’S WALK FOOTBRIDGE TO BE SHUT BY SOUTHWARK COUNCIL ON MONDAY

Cox's Walk footbridge is to be shut by Southwark council from Monday (January 27th). The safety of the structure of the historic footbridge in Sydenham Hill Woods - from where Pissarro painted his Lordship Lane station work and where an escaped elephant named Archie once put a tentative foot on before going off to visit … Continue reading COX’S WALK FOOTBRIDGE TO BE SHUT BY SOUTHWARK COUNCIL ON MONDAY

SAYING FAREWELL TO YOUR CHRISTMAS TREE – HOW TO RECYCLE IT…….

SECRET GARDEN posted The Secret Garden Centre (based behind Sainsbury's store on Westow Street) posted on Christmas Eve: Just a reminder to all who have a real Christmas tree this year. We DO NOT recycle Christmas trees as Croydon council stopped this service for us. Croydon council now collect from outside your home. Lambeth council … Continue reading SAYING FAREWELL TO YOUR CHRISTMAS TREE – HOW TO RECYCLE IT…….

PETITION TO SAVE FARQUHAR ROAD TREES (Updated): “If Southwark want the local community to be involved then we can crowdfund to help pay for the solutions that protect our environment”

More than 370 people have signed a petition on the 38 Degrees website calling on Southwark council to stop the planned felling of more than 30 trees on Farquhar Road off Crystal Palace Parade. The petition comes hot on the heels of a similar petition to Southwark over the felling of trees near the Cox's … Continue reading PETITION TO SAVE FARQUHAR ROAD TREES (Updated): “If Southwark want the local community to be involved then we can crowdfund to help pay for the solutions that protect our environment”

“RISK OF LOSING OPEN SPACE ON WOODLAND ROAD ESTATE” SAY COMMUNITY ASSOCIATION

Southwark council are considering building new council homes on the open  space at the corner of Gipsy Hill and Woodland Road, say Crystal Palace Community Association. No planning  application has been submitted yet, but local residents have been  consulted, say the CPCA in a circular. Southwark's cabinet member for new homes has told News From … Continue reading “RISK OF LOSING OPEN SPACE ON WOODLAND ROAD ESTATE” SAY COMMUNITY ASSOCIATION

Croydon, Southwark, Lambeth and Lewisham among top councils for tackling food poverty…..

Croydon has been ranked second among the top London councils for helping to lift families out of food poverty. The borough jumped from eighth place last year in the annual Beyond The Food Bank league table – run by food charity Sustain to measure how councils help families to easily access enough healthy food, without … Continue reading Croydon, Southwark, Lambeth and Lewisham among top councils for tackling food poverty…..