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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

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

Penge’s Cycle Superhighway cancelled

Boris Johnson has confirmed that TfL have canned the planned Cycle Superhighway 6, which would have run from Penge up to Dulwich, through Camberwell and Elephant and Castle, and to the City. This just a couple of months after he re-dropped the tram extension, and a year after he announced plans to build a hotel on our park. Does he have something against us? Continue reading Penge’s Cycle Superhighway cancelled

Boris’ vision for Crystal Palace: no tram, more traffic

Boris Johnson has unveiled his long-term infrastructure plan, setting out what he thinks London needs up to 2050. There’s lots to take in, but two quick headlines for Crystal Palace are: no tram extension, and more motor traffic on our polluted, congested roads. Continue reading Boris’ vision for Crystal Palace: no tram, more traffic

Solar independence for Crystal Palace

Happy Solar Independence Day! If we had any sizeable solar power farms in the area you’d be able to visit them today as part of a national open day organised by the Solar Trade Association.

But Crystal Palace, like most of London, isn’t making the most of the sun while it shines. Residents spend about £15 million on electricity every year in Crystal Palace, not to mention all our local businesses. Bills are rising, making life tough for both, and this money is flowing down the hill into the pockets of shareholders for the Big Six energy companies. What if we generated more energy up on this hill and kept the money circulating in our economy? Continue reading Solar independence for Crystal Palace

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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