LAMBETH: SENSATIONAL BUDGET CLAIMS – LABOUR COUNCILLORS DON’T WANT TO FUND UPPER NORWOOD LIBRARY (and how residents ‘subsidise’ Harrow council to the tune of £117,000 a year)

LAMBETH: SENSATIONAL BUDGET CLAIMS - LABOUR COUNCILLORS DON’T WANT TO FUND UPPER NORWOOD LIBRARY  (and how residents ‘subsidise’ Harrow council to the tune of £117,000 a year) Labour councilors in Lambeth no longer want to fund Upper Norwood library. The sensational claim comes in the ‘alternative budget’ put forward by Lambeth council’s Conservative opposition for … Continue reading LAMBETH: SENSATIONAL BUDGET CLAIMS – LABOUR COUNCILLORS DON’T WANT TO FUND UPPER NORWOOD LIBRARY (and how residents ‘subsidise’ Harrow council to the tune of £117,000 a year)

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UPPER NORWOOD JOINT LIBRARY – EVENTS IN AUGUST AND SEPTEMBER

UPPER NORWOOD JOINT LIBRARY - EVENTS IN AUGUST AND SEPTEMBER FOR KIDS....... Special events: Summer Reading Challenge 2015 Regular events: Sing-a-Story and Waggle & Hum; Summer Reading Challenge Roll up, roll up all 5 to 11 year olds! Sign up any time now during the school holidays. Can you complete the challenge to read 6 … Continue reading UPPER NORWOOD JOINT LIBRARY – EVENTS IN AUGUST AND SEPTEMBER

FIRE BRIGADE AND UK POWER NETWORKS CALLED TO BEARDELL STREET INCIDENTS

FIRE BRIGADE AND UK POWER NETWORKS CALLED TO BEARDELL STREET INCIDENTS LONDON Fire Brigade and UK Power Networks have been called to separate incidents in Beardell Street off Westow Hill in the past eight days. A London Fire Brigade spokesperson told News From Crystal Palace: "We were called at 1400 to Beardell Street Upper Norwood … Continue reading FIRE BRIGADE AND UK POWER NETWORKS CALLED TO BEARDELL STREET INCIDENTS

BEST FOOD MARKET TO BE ANNOUNCED TONIGHT (THURSDAY)

BEST FOOD MARKET TO BE ANNOUNCED TONIGHT (THURSDAY) / NEW LIBRARY OPENING HOURS / FESTIVAL FUNDRAISER BEST FOOD MARKET TO BE ANNOUNCED TONIGHT (THURSDAY)   It's almost time for the BBC Food & Farming awards which are announced tonight at a big swanky BBC do in Bristol! Crystal Palace Food Market,  facing strong opposition from … Continue reading BEST FOOD MARKET TO BE ANNOUNCED TONIGHT (THURSDAY)

A NEW DAWN FOR CRYSTAL PALACE

A NEW DAWN FOR CRYSTAL PALACE   THIS WEEK could go down in history as being the one which saw a new dawn for the Crystal Palace area. On Tuesday evening Bromley council's executive gave the go ahead for a trust or similar organisation to take over the running of Crystal Palace park - with … Continue reading A NEW DAWN FOR CRYSTAL PALACE

REVEALED : CROYDON’S SECRET MOVES TO QUIT LIBRARY AGREEMENT Freedom of Information Act request unveils exchange of letters between Lambeth and Croydon

REVEALED : CROYDON'S SECRET MOVES TO QUIT LIBRARY AGREEMENT Freedom of Information Act request unveils exchange of letters between Lambeth and Croydon CROYDON COUNCIL'S secret moves to quit the Upper Norwood joint library agreement they had with Lambeth council can now be revealed for the first time following a Freedom of Information Act request. Letters … Continue reading REVEALED : CROYDON’S SECRET MOVES TO QUIT LIBRARY AGREEMENT Freedom of Information Act request unveils exchange of letters between Lambeth and Croydon

CROYDON’S SECRET MOVES TO QUIT LIBRARY AGREEMENT: THE LETTERS

CROYDON'S SECRET MOVES TO QUIT LIBRARY AGREEMENT: THE LETTERS The following letters are a precis: Jon Rouse (Croydon) to Derrick Anderson (Lambeth) "COUNCILLORS APPOINTED BY LAMBETH WILFULLY REFUSED EVEN TO ATTEND THE ANNUAL MEETING" - Date: 21 October 2011 (The letter begins by recalling that the then (and since disgraced) Croydon council leader Cllr Mike … Continue reading CROYDON’S SECRET MOVES TO QUIT LIBRARY AGREEMENT: THE LETTERS

LIBRARY MEETING ENDS IN TOTAL CHAOS

LIBRARY MEETING ENDS IN TOTAL CHAOS by Jerry Green 6/30/10 The annual meeting of Upper Norwood joint library ended in total chaos tonight (Wednesday) as councillors from Croydon and Lambeth clashed over who should sit on the committee - and who shouldn't. Amid stormy scenes councillors agreed to suspend the meeting to so both sides … Continue reading LIBRARY MEETING ENDS IN TOTAL CHAOS

LIBRARY STAFF ADOPT DONKEY – AND FOLLOW THE RED DUST ROAD…..

LIBRARY STAFF ADOPT DONKEY - AND FOLLOW THE RED DUST ROAD..... Staff at Upper Norwood library on Westow Hill have adopted a donkey named Timothy who lives at a sanctuary in Sidmouth, Devon. The idea came from Jerry Savage, former local history librarian at the library when he was still working there. During the Christmas … Continue reading LIBRARY STAFF ADOPT DONKEY – AND FOLLOW THE RED DUST ROAD…..

LIGHTBOX ILLUMINATES SUPPORT FOR LIBRARY

Upper Norwood Library Trust has received a cheque for £1000 from Neville De Souza director of Crystal Palace-based developer Lightbox.The money was donated from the commission on art sales sold at Lightbox’s elegant redevelopment of the Thicket pub on Anerley Hill, which was the venue for a number of sales of local artists’ works.Lightbox’s Neville … Continue reading LIGHTBOX ILLUMINATES SUPPORT FOR LIBRARY