Crystal Palace volunteers raise money for Christmas lights
A group of local volunteers has come together to raise money for a new set of Christmas lights for Crystal Palace Triangle. Local Labour MP Steve Reed met with two volunteers to support their cause.
Crystal Palace Triangle has been left unlit over Christmas for many years. Now Croydon Council has agreed to install and store the new lights if the funds are raised before the deadline in June.
To make a donation or find out more, scan the QR code at the end of the video above or go to https://www.crowdfunder.co.uk/p/light-up-the-palace-2023.
Steven Reed is Labour MP for Croydon North and Shadow Minister for Children and Families. In 2018 his private member’s bill on reducing violent mental health restraint became law. In June 2019 he launched Labour’s civil society strategy outlining radical plans to empower citizens and communities.
Steve chairs the Cooperative Councils Innovation Network, co-chairs the All-Party Parliamentary Group for London, was Leader of Lambeth Council 2006-12 where he led the council’s children’s services to become best-rated in the country and pioneered the public-health approach to tackling violent youth crime. He worked in publishing for 16 years and was an elected trade union branch secretary.