‘PROJECT MUST HAVE SUPPORT OF THE LOCAL PEOPLE’

Any large scale project for the Crystal Palace site accompanied by the loss of 'significant amounts' of parkland must have the support of local people, says the chairman of the Crystal Palace park community stakeholder group. "We do not want to see, as happened in the past, years more of legal battles which will only … Continue reading ‘PROJECT MUST HAVE SUPPORT OF THE LOCAL PEOPLE’

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‘LET THE DIALOGUE BEGIN…..’

The proposal to rebuild the Crystal Palace has already attracted some interesting and well-argued comments: Karl Richter, local architect: "Without comprehensive planning and foresight, any new building on the scale and grandeur of the Crystal Palace will at best be a white elephant and at worst destroy the social fabric of the area.Listening to Mayor … Continue reading ‘LET THE DIALOGUE BEGIN…..’

BROMLEY TO SIGN 16 MONTH EXCLUSIVITY AGREEMENT OVER PALACE PLANS

Bromley council's executive are due to consider signing a 16-month exclusivity agreement as part of  proposals to rebuild the Crystal Palace at their meeting tomorrow night (Wednesday October 16th). The report includes details of a 16-month exclusivity agreement as detailed in part two (the private part) of the meeting. It also says Mr Ni and … Continue reading BROMLEY TO SIGN 16 MONTH EXCLUSIVITY AGREEMENT OVER PALACE PLANS

PARK GROUP CHAIRMAN SLAMS REVELATIONS OVER ‘NEW CRYSTAL PALACE’ “Essential that the GLA and Bromley publicly confirm their support of park Masterplan.”

REVELATIONS THAT a Chinese billionaire was having discussions about re-building the Crystal Palace have angered the park's community stakeholder group - which was set up by Bromley council.   In a stinging attack stakeholder group chairman Martin Tempia says the revelation - and the way in which it was made - "stands in stark contrast … Continue reading PARK GROUP CHAIRMAN SLAMS REVELATIONS OVER ‘NEW CRYSTAL PALACE’ “Essential that the GLA and Bromley publicly confirm their support of park Masterplan.”

THE DAY ARCHIE THE ELEPHANT PACKED HIS TRUNK AND SAID GOODBYE TO THE CIRCUS…but another elephant named Charlie met a tragic end.

AMONG THE LATEST acquisitions at the Crystal Palace museum which stands at the top of Anerley Hill is an item found above the doorway of an old cottage in Somerset. It's an elephant's rib. The elephant's name was Charlie, who was shot dead at Crystal Palace in February 1900 after killing a circus worker who … Continue reading THE DAY ARCHIE THE ELEPHANT PACKED HIS TRUNK AND SAID GOODBYE TO THE CIRCUS…but another elephant named Charlie met a tragic end.