Category Archives: Saving Crystal Palace Park

Under park has been under threat from a number of big property developers and the Mayor of London in recent years.

At the moment we are supporting the Crystal Palace Sports Partnership in their campaign to stop the Mayor of London killing off the athletics facilities in the park, which are still used by thousands of amateur and elite athletes.

We also recently helped to see off a damaging plan from the ZhongRong Group and Boris Johnson to sell of a large part of the park on a 500 year lease to build a large hotel, conference centre, gem trading floors and other commercial uses on protected open space and habitats.

We support the new moves to establish a community trust to govern the park, and to gradually improve it for local people and athletes, and to preserve and enhance its ecological and heritage value.

Sian Berry backs Crystal Palace community

Sian Berry, our candidate for Mayor of London and top candidate for the London Assembly elections in May 2016, came to visit Crystal Palace yesterday. She pledged support from City Hall and an end to top-down meddling for community groups with vision, energy and plans for Crystal Palace Park, the National Sports Centre, Upper Norwood Library, a neighbourhood forum, the Central Hill Estate, and the Crystal Palace Transition Town’s transport group. Continue reading Sian Berry backs Crystal Palace community

London Assembly debates Crystal Palace Park

Following years of scrutiny and standing up for our area, Darren Johnson got the support of the London Assembly for the Mayor of London to stop meddling with Crystal Palace Park and get behind the local community. Members from all political parties criticised the Mayor’s approach to date. Continue reading London Assembly debates Crystal Palace Park

Announcing our candidates for the 7th May

Shasha Khan, Rashid Nix and Tom Chance are standing for the Green Party in the three constituencies that meet in Crystal Palace, and have launched ten pledges for the local area. Continue reading Announcing our candidates for the 7th May

Shelve the Crystal Palace ‘rebuild’ plans

On Sunday 1st February the exclusivity agreement between Bromley Council and the ZhongRong Group will come to an end, sixteen months after it was signed, with no public indication of a deal to date from either party. We are calling on Bromley Council and the GLA to end talks with the ZhongRong Group and shelve plans to build a major commercial facility on Crystal Palace Park. Continue reading Shelve the Crystal Palace ‘rebuild’ plans

Our response to the NSC consultation

We have sent in our response to the latest bungled consultation on the latest ill-conceived plans for Crystal Palace Park, part of a number of disjointed projects that the GLA is pushing in our local area. Continue reading Our response to the NSC consultation

Have your say on the future of the National Sports Centre

The GLA, which owns a long lease on the National Sports Centre, has issued a new consultation on its future.  One of our London Assembly Members has welcomed the consultation, but written to the Mayor asking for the residents to be given more information about the plans. Continue reading Have your say on the future of the National Sports Centre

Mayor of London’s answers on Crystal Palace Park

One of our London Assembly Members, Darren Johnson, has been working closely with local residents and groups to get answers from the Mayor about the plans to build on the Crystal Palace Park hill top.

This post contains all the answers the Mayor has given Darren and other Assembly Members. If you have questions you’d like answered, email Darren at darren.johnson@london.gov.uk. He can’t put in every question, but if there is something the Mayor could clarify or be challenged on let him know!
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