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Forest Hill coffee house expands evening menu

Forest Hill coffee house expands evening menu

St. David Coffee House, based in Forest Hill, is not a typical coffee, breakfast and lunch spot. In addition, at weekends it serves cheese and wine, while there is Singaporean food on Thursdays. It is also an art gallery and a home to community events. And now it has expanded…

Croydon recognised for ‘dynamic’ social enterprises

Croydon recognised for ‘dynamic’ social enterprises

National campaign body Social Enterprise UK has awarded Croydon social enterprise status for its many businesses trading for social and environmental purposes. This is the first time a borough in London is awarded the recognition. Currently, eleven towns and cities across the country have achieved social enterprise status. Peter Holbrook,…

Cremer Street artists “bullied” out of studios

Cremer Street artists “bullied” out of studios

Artists in Hackney’s Cremer Street Studios are facing a difficult choice: support demolition of the building or vacate their studios in less than two months. The artists in the building were told by their landlords, JD Simmons and Regal Homes, to sign a letter stating they will not oppose development…

HER cafe in Hackney removes ‘Tory tax’ sign

HER cafe in Hackney removes ‘Tory tax’ sign

HER Cafe, a coffee shop in Hackney who asked customers to “identify themselves” as Conservative voters and pay a “10% Tory tax”, has taken the sign down. The sign placed outside the shop read: “Please could anyone who voted conservative identify themselves on entering my shop. I will be happy…

Stokey Local agrees to continue engagement in community

Stokey Local agrees to continue engagement in community

“It took me a while to realise, we have lost in court but effectively we have won”, said campaign leader Nick Perry in his speech at St Paul’s Church West Hackney. The proposed unloved building will come but at least changes were made and – most importantly – Sainsbury’s stays…

Goodbye Cafe Crema, New Cross will miss you

Goodbye Cafe Crema, New Cross will miss you

Cafe Crema, an independently owned vegetarian cafe, closed its doors earlier this month. The New Cross fixture was known for its hearty soups, cosy atmosphere and a garden inhabited by ducks. The cafe was a popular haunt for Goldsmiths students, community members and local residents seeking an affordable menu in…

Sainsbury’s out, but mixed development building stays

Sainsbury’s out, but mixed development building stays

A four-year legal battle to prevent the construction of a supermarket in Stoke Newington came to an end last Tuesday, when the High Court allowed developers of a five-storey building to go ahead with their plan. But the campaigners are taking heart that they managed to keep one big tenant…

Ladywell and Forest Hill set to benefit from High Street Fund

Ladywell and Forest Hill set to benefit from High Street Fund

Ladywell and Forest Hill will receive more than £540,000 of funding from the Mayor of London. Lewisham is set to receive a share of the £9m Mayor’s High Street Fund, which will be used to fund an enterprise hub at the site of the old Ladywell leisure centre, and to…

Cognicity challenge looking to award £300,000 to startups

Cognicity challenge looking to award £300,000 to startups

An additional 12 tech start ups are in the running for cash grants as part of Canary Wharf’s transformation into a ‘smart city’. The Cognicity Challenge, a development initiative run by Canary Wharf Group plc, invites companies to pilot their technology product and service businesses on the Canary Wharf estate,…

Residents voice support in favour of community pub

Residents voice support in favour of community pub

A group of South Norwood residents are making plans to open a new pub designed to benefit the local community. 50 residents who have formed “The South Norwood Community Pub” group feel that the area is lacking a pub that meets the needs of locals. South Norwood has a very…

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