MPs SIGN LETTER CALLING ON PRIME MINISTER TO ACT OVER SAINSBURY’S WAGE CHANGES

All three of the Crystal Palace area's MPs have signed a letter expressing their concern at "unscrupulous contract changes" in the wage structure at Sainsbury's stores. Lewisham West and Penge MP Ellie Reeves Tweeted: Proud to be supporting Siobhain McDonagh  (Lab, Mitcham and Morden) letter calling on the Prime Minister to stand up for Sainsbury's workers … Continue reading MPs SIGN LETTER CALLING ON PRIME MINISTER TO ACT OVER SAINSBURY’S WAGE CHANGES

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“ANOTHER GRENFELL IF MINISTERS DO NOT ACT” – MP’s WARNING

There will be another Grenfell Tower-type disaster if ministers do not act, Steve Reed has warned fellow MPs. His comments came during a Westminster hall debate at the Houses of Parliament. Mr Reed, who is Shadow Minister (Digital, Culture, Media and Sport) (Civil Society) told fellow MPs: Part of the Government’s response to Grenfell must … Continue reading “ANOTHER GRENFELL IF MINISTERS DO NOT ACT” – MP’s WARNING

IN PARLIAMENT: UNIVERSAL CREDIT / NATIONAL FUND / HOMELESSNESS REDUCTION ACT – and an MP is thanked for “rant”

UNIVERSAL CREDIT  Ellie Reeves Labour, Lewisham West and Penge: To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what assessment her Department has made of the effect of the universal credit income taper and work allowances on women returning to work after childbirth. Alok Sharma The Minister of State, Department for Work and Pensions: … Continue reading IN PARLIAMENT: UNIVERSAL CREDIT / NATIONAL FUND / HOMELESSNESS REDUCTION ACT – and an MP is thanked for “rant”

TESSA JOWELL HEARS TRIBUTES FROM STEVE REED AND HELEN HAYES

Former Dulwich MP Tessa Jowell was in the House of Commons to hear tributes from MPs Steve Reed and Helen Hayes. Their tributes came during a backbench debate on cancer treatment opened by Croydon South MP Sarah Jones. Steve Reed told the House: She was one of the Members of Parliament representing the London borough … Continue reading TESSA JOWELL HEARS TRIBUTES FROM STEVE REED AND HELEN HAYES

IN PARLIAMENT: Blasphemy laws in Pakistan / Affordable Housing / Children with mental health problems / NHS workforce

BLASPHEMY LAWS IN PAKISTAN   Steve Reed Shadow Minister (Digital, Culture, Media and Sport) (Civil Society): To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what recent assessment he has made of the effect of blasphemy laws on religious minorities in Pakistan. Mark Field Minister of State: We remain deeply concerned by the … Continue reading IN PARLIAMENT: Blasphemy laws in Pakistan / Affordable Housing / Children with mental health problems / NHS workforce

WHO’S YOUR LOCAL NHS HERO? – OR HEROINE? MP asks people to name outstanding NHS workers

Who’s your local NHS hero? - or heroine? That's the question Croydon North MP Steve Reed is asking. In a letter Mr Reed writes: On the 5th of July this year, the NHS is 70 years old. What a perfect opportunity to celebrate one of the country’s best loved institutions that has transformed the health … Continue reading WHO’S YOUR LOCAL NHS HERO? – OR HEROINE? MP asks people to name outstanding NHS workers

WHERE TO FIND VINTAGE FILMS ABOUT THE CRYSTAL PALACE – AND LOADS OF COMMUNITY EVENTS

VARIOUS VINTAGE - AND MORE MODERN - FILMS ABOUT THE CRYSTAL PALACE .....can be found at: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hpJq3oqrlDg&feature=youtu.be (Prepare to be amazed - Ed.) TONIGHT (WEDNESDAY) CRYSTAL PALACE TRANSITION TOWN Christmas Palace Transition Town Party & Green Drinks ! The Paxton Centre, 52 Anerley Hill,  SE19 2AE 8.30pm, Wed 6th December Time to party ! Come … Continue reading WHERE TO FIND VINTAGE FILMS ABOUT THE CRYSTAL PALACE – AND LOADS OF COMMUNITY EVENTS

EAGLES ANNOUNCE PLANS FOR A NEW SELHURST PARK – with a homage to the original Crystal Palace building

Crystal Palace chairman Steve Parish has unveiled "ambitious" plans to redevelop Selhurst Park, creating "a new Crystal Palace for a new era." The project, which is expected to cost between £75-£100m, will increase the capacity at Selhurst Park from 26,000 to more than 34,000, overhauling a stadium which has been the club’s home since 1924. … Continue reading EAGLES ANNOUNCE PLANS FOR A NEW SELHURST PARK – with a homage to the original Crystal Palace building

CROYDON CALL FOR EXTRA GOVERNMENT FUNDING OVER UNIVERSAL CREDIT – Move follows MP Steve Reed’s Commons speech

Soaring council payouts to prevent families on Universal Credit from becoming homeless have led to Croydon asking the Government for urgent extra funding. The call follows a House of Commons speech by Croydon North MP Steve Reed on the issue (News From Crystal Palace November 17th). Last year Croydon council gave a total of £2m … Continue reading CROYDON CALL FOR EXTRA GOVERNMENT FUNDING OVER UNIVERSAL CREDIT – Move follows MP Steve Reed’s Commons speech

UNIVERSAL CREDIT AN “UNMITIGATED DISASTER” IN CROYDON – MP STEVE REED TELLS COMMONS

Universal credit is an unmitigated disaster for hundreds of the most vulnerable people in Croydon North, MP Steve Reed has told the House of Commons. He warned that if the roll-out continues before the system is fixed, those hundreds will become thousands. "People just cannot cope. "What kind of system penalises the poor, and forces … Continue reading UNIVERSAL CREDIT AN “UNMITIGATED DISASTER” IN CROYDON – MP STEVE REED TELLS COMMONS