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Mon 21 Jun 2021 at 4:14pm

Blocked-off roads: Council could face repaying £250,000 in fines – war of words waged with Anti-LTN group over ‘admin error’ as they await High Court judgement

A south London council could end up having to pay back more than £250,000 in fines they imposed on motorists after introducing a Low Traffic Neighbpourhood. Campaigners One Lambeth say that if road closures in the Oval Low Traffic Neighbourhood area were introduced unlawfullly then the fines must also have ...

Mon 21 Jun 2021 at 2:47pm


The failure of its 100 per cent owned property company Brick by Brick is likely to result in a significant finacial loss for Croydon council. The warning comes from the three-strong Government-appointed panel formed to look into Croydon’s financial crisis in a letter to Government minister Robert Jenkin. In their ...
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Mon 21 Jun 2021 at 2:47pm

Fairfield Halls defects will result in extra costs to council says report – by how many millions?

Defects found in Fairfield Halls will result in additional costs to Croydon council, say the Government-appointed panel in a report to minister Robert Jenkin. Back in September 2019 Croydon council trumpeted the Fairfield re-opening in a press release which began: “The curtain is set to rise on Fairfield Halls next week ...

Mon 21 Jun 2021 at 11:53am

South Norwood stabbing: Two arrested

Two males have been arrested following a stabbing in South Norwood yesterday morning (Sunday). A Scotland Yard spokesman told News From Crystal Palace: “Police were called at around 0545hrs on Sunday, 20 June, to reports of a fight in the area of Portland Road, SE25. “Officers attended and found a man, ...

Mon 21 Jun 2021 at 11:53am

Nobody at the Everyman (plus Peter Rabbit and Cruella)

IN THE HEIGHTS PG The creator of “Hamilton” and the director of “Crazy Rich Asians” invite you to the event of the summer, where the streets are made of music and little dreams become big… “In the Heights.”Cast: Corey Hawkins, Anthony Ramos, Leslie GraceDirector: Jon M. ChuLength: 143 min Monday 21 ...

Mon 21 Jun 2021 at 11:53am

IT’S THE DO IT LONDON CAMPAIGN – FOURSURE! as residents are reminded to protect themselves against HIV over this summer

The Do It London campaign, delivered by the London HIV Prevention Programme (LHPP) and supported by London boroughs, will be visible across a range of outdoor advertising billboards across the capital in the coming weeks, marking the start of a summer of increased social interaction. The ‘four sure’ ...

Sun 20 Jun 2021 at 12:41pm

Blocked-off roads: Wave of derision greets pro-LTN cycling group’s ‘Help a Neighbour’ scheme – in just over an hour

A wave of derision, scorn and serious questions over cyclists road safety issues has greeted the above since it was posted on the Open Our Roads Facebook page within the LAST HOUR or so today (Sunday). For those of our readers in Croydon who may not be aware: the London ...

Sun 20 Jun 2021 at 12:41pm

Youngsters from Croydon and Bromley face the police – in a netball experience

Youth engagement officers in south London joined forces with the London and South East Regional Netball Association; England Netball; and London Pulse to run a netball experience day for young women and girls yesterday (Saturday). The day provided a hands-on opportunity for 25 young women from the local area to learn ...

Sun 20 Jun 2021 at 12:41pm

Extra Covid testing in five Lambeth areas including West Norwood: cases high in the 20 – 35 age group

Image: Southwark.gov posted on their Twitter feed yesterday (Saturday) Lambeth council and NHS Test and Trace have put in place extra Covid-19 PCR testing in targeted areas of Lambeth. Extra testing for those without symptoms is available in Clapham, Brixton, Stockwell, West Norwood and Vauxhall following a rise in ...

Sun 20 Jun 2021 at 12:41pm

“Supporting businesses and helping our high streets thrive”

More than 1,100 businesses have reopened safely as part of the latest initiative in the #LoveCroydonShopLocal campaign. Love Croydon Shop Local celebrates the borough’s fantastic businesses and high streets as they return to life following “this most challenging of years”, say Croydon council. “Recent activities have focused on reopening our ...