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Fri 30 Sep 2022 at 5:26pm

Review into missing nurse Owami Davies investigation completed

A review into the actions of the Met and Essex Police following the disappearance of Owami Davies has concluded. From the Met: The joint Essex and Metropolitan Police Service review found that officers from both forces were in frequent contact with Owami’s family and that Met officers showed compassion ...

Fri 30 Sep 2022 at 5:26pm

Blocked-off roads opinion: Which council dunces decided it would be a good idea to turn Maberley Road into a ‘school street’ even though it’s on the 410 bus route?

So which council dunces in Croydon town hall reckoned it would be a good idea to turn Maberley Road – which runs from Hamlet Road through to one side of South Norwood Lakes – into a School Street?. Clearly the officers involved didn’t ask Bromley council – even though more than half ...

Fri 30 Sep 2022 at 3:14pm

Community: Marathon weekend…and Southwark council on what it takes to organise a queue (Lots!!!)

The 2022 TCS London Marathon takes place on Sunday 2 October and will involve road closures in parts of the capital across the weekend. Find out more https://orlo.uk/FrpWc (Source: Southwark.gov Twitter) Southwark pulls together to support people in The Queen’s Lying-In-State queue Southwark council have ...

Fri 30 Sep 2022 at 3:14pm

Council news: Bromley launch Council Tax Support ‘consultation’… November date for Croydon by-election

As Bromley council begin their annual task of budget setting, they are asking residents to share their views on proposed alterations to the Council Tax Support Scheme for 2023/4. Council Tax Support is a local welfare benefit that helps working-aged people on a low income to pay their council tax. Currently ...

Fri 30 Sep 2022 at 3:14pm

Food market: Sunny tomorrow morning*!

Crystal Palace food market, Saturday 1 October 10am-3pm Our guests this week are Return to Shashamane vegan lunch, ClaraFlora flowers, Crystal Sound ethical crystals, Olives & More, Kyon Drinks with non alcoholic ginger drinks, Y Kairos upcycled clothes and ...

Thu 29 Sep 2022 at 3:02pm

Blocked-off roads – Government admits traffic estimates for minor roads were based on wrong methodology

“A big part of councils justification for LTNs etc has been proven false” – campaigner ** Traffic estimates for minor roads have been based on wrong methodology, the Government have admitted. The figures were out by several billion vehicle miles. The estimated figure of 112.4 billion vehicle miles for 2020 for minor road traffic ...

Thu 29 Sep 2022 at 3:02pm

Blocked-off roads: ‘Consultation’ on proposals for more ‘Healthy School Street’ schemes – and it’s already being criticised

Pupils at four schools in the Crystal Palace area could make safer, healthier journeys, claim Croydon council as they propose to expand their ‘Healthy School Street’ programme. A new survey asks local residents, businesses, school staff and pupils for their feedback on latest proposals which cover a total of 18 schools ...

Thu 29 Sep 2022 at 3:02pm

Blocked-off roads diary: “No you can’t have a permit to go through ANPR cameras even if you’re a health worker….I hope this information helps”

Has anyone else been sent their permit details, but also got a typo in the email? I don’t want to drive through Albert road and then receive a ticket as my permit is for ‘Albery Road’ (South Norwood net chat group) NO YOU CAN’T HAVE ...

Thu 29 Sep 2022 at 3:02pm

Government information watchdog slams Croydon and Lambeth over personal data information delays

Croydon and Lambeth councils have both been given a reprimand by the Information Commissioner’s Office for not answering requests for personal information – known as subject access requests (SARs) – by members of the public within legal deadlines. In addition Croydon have been given a practice recommendation “for failure to meet ...

Thu 29 Sep 2022 at 3:02pm

Anti-LTN protesters plan to stop fans going to Saturday’s Palace – Chelsea match (but only to prevent them from getting a fine!)

Anti- Low Traffic Neighbourhood protesters hope to try and stop some football fans on their way to Saturday’s Crystal Palace – Chelsea match on  Saturday. But it’s ONLY to prevent them from driving through roads where unwanted ANPR cameras have been installed and to prevent ...