LAMBETH TURN DOWN CARNEGIE APPEAL

Carnegie Library Association have lost their appeal against Lambeth council's decision to gift the Herne Hill library to the secretive self-elected Carnegie Community Trust. Jeff Doorn of the Carnegie Library Association, who is also chairman of Friends of Carnegie Library, told News From Crystal Palace: "I received the decision notice on 6 December, with a … Continue reading LAMBETH TURN DOWN CARNEGIE APPEAL

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JOE’S CHRISTMAS DISPLAY IS BACK IN THE LIBRARY AGAIN / FATAL ACCIDENT UPDATE / iMOVE HAVEN’T MOVED / WINTERFEST CLOSES

JOE'S CHRISTMAS DISPLAY IS BACK IN THE LIBRARY AGAIN The traditional Christmas window display - much-loved by local children - which featured in the former Plumbase store on Westow Hill is back on display this year – again in Upper Norwood library. Joe Field, who designed the Christmas window in Plumbase for between eight and … Continue reading JOE’S CHRISTMAS DISPLAY IS BACK IN THE LIBRARY AGAIN / FATAL ACCIDENT UPDATE / iMOVE HAVEN’T MOVED / WINTERFEST CLOSES

LIBRARY GARDEN “WRECKED” SAY DEFEND THE TEN

"The Carnegie library garden has been wrecked! "Breaking several promises, Lambeth council’s contractors made an early morning start on 5 December despite the protests of local residents. "Here’s the result. "To sum up: 1. Carnegie library and garden given to Lambeth council by Andrew Carnegie FREE. 2. Building cherished, & garden extensively developed by local … Continue reading LIBRARY GARDEN “WRECKED” SAY DEFEND THE TEN

LAMBETH CHILD ABUSE VICTIMS SET TO GET COMPENSATION – COUNCIL TO RECOVER PAYOUTS FROM ABUSERS WHERE POSSIBLE

Victims of sexual abuse in Lambeth council children homes are set to receive damages of between £1,000 and £100,000 each.   An estimated 3,000 claims from victims are expected - with the final compensation bill totaling around £100 million.   Lambeth have also announced their intention to seek to recover compensation payouts from the victims … Continue reading LAMBETH CHILD ABUSE VICTIMS SET TO GET COMPENSATION – COUNCIL TO RECOVER PAYOUTS FROM ABUSERS WHERE POSSIBLE

COUNCILLOR CALLS FOR INDEPENDENT PANEL TO DECIDE COMPENSATION LEVELS – SURVIVORS BACK MOVE “There can be no opportunity for those that were complicit then to be allowed now to now cover their tracks” – Scott Ainslie

Survivors of child abuse at Lambeth children’s homes should receive compensation through an independent redress panel – not through the same council that failed to keep them safe while the abuse took place, says Green Party councillor Scott Ainslie.   His call is being backed by the Shirley Oaks Survivors Association which was set up … Continue reading COUNCILLOR CALLS FOR INDEPENDENT PANEL TO DECIDE COMPENSATION LEVELS – SURVIVORS BACK MOVE “There can be no opportunity for those that were complicit then to be allowed now to now cover their tracks” – Scott Ainslie

“SURVIVORS OF ABUSE ALSO WISH TO KNOW THAT CHILDREN TODAY WILL BE BETTER PROTECTED”

A background summary contained in the council's own report includes the following: 1.1 In 2012 Operation Yewtree, the investigation into the abuse of children, found widespread child abuse in many public institutions in the UK. The national publicity around child abuse led to many people coming forward who had been abused during time spent in … Continue reading “SURVIVORS OF ABUSE ALSO WISH TO KNOW THAT CHILDREN TODAY WILL BE BETTER PROTECTED”

“COMPENSATION TARIFF FOR APPLICATIONS PROCEEDING UNDER THE LAMBETH CHILDREN’S HOMES REDRESS SCHEME”

(CAUTION: Readers may find this report distressing. It is NOT suitable reading for young and / or vulnerable people - Editor). Lambeth will compensate any eligible applicant where there is evidence of them having suffered:-  physical abuse and/or;·  sexual abuse and/or;·  emotional abuse and/or;·  a recognisable psychiatric/psychological injury which has been caused by· the abuse … Continue reading “COMPENSATION TARIFF FOR APPLICATIONS PROCEEDING UNDER THE LAMBETH CHILDREN’S HOMES REDRESS SCHEME”

HELEN HAYES STANDS UP FOR KINGS COLLEGE HOSPITAL IN FUNDING ROW – “Stop scapegoating well-respected public servant” she tells Commons

MP Helen Hayes has defended King's College hospital in Dulwich in a funding row during question time in the House of Commons. She told MPs: "King’s College hospital is in my constituency, and I can tell the minister that the roots of this current financial crisis go back to 2013, with the collapse of the … Continue reading HELEN HAYES STANDS UP FOR KINGS COLLEGE HOSPITAL IN FUNDING ROW – “Stop scapegoating well-respected public servant” she tells Commons

“TRAM CRASH INQUIRY RECOMMENDATIONS SHOULD BE PUT IN PLACE AS QUICKLY AS POSSIBLE” – council leader 

Cllr Tony Newman, leader of Croydon council Recommendations from the inquiry into the Sandilands tram crash in which seven people lost their lives should be implemented as soon as possible, says Croydon council leader Cllr Tony Newman. “Just a few weeks ago, Croydon commemorated the first anniversary of this tragic incident – and the victims, … Continue reading “TRAM CRASH INQUIRY RECOMMENDATIONS SHOULD BE PUT IN PLACE AS QUICKLY AS POSSIBLE” – council leader 

MPs VOICE MAJOR CONCERNS OVER HUMAN RIGHTS CHANGES IN BREXIT BILL: “MY CONSTITUENTS DID NOT VOTE FOR BREXIT ON ANY TERMS” SAYS HELEN HAYES….

MP Helen Hayes has told the House of Commons that her constituents did not vote for Brexit on any terms. Her comment came as Parliament debated an amendment to the Brexit bill which would, if passed, remove the exclusion of the Charter of Fundamental Rights from retained EU law. Rising to speak in support of … Continue reading MPs VOICE MAJOR CONCERNS OVER HUMAN RIGHTS CHANGES IN BREXIT BILL: “MY CONSTITUENTS DID NOT VOTE FOR BREXIT ON ANY TERMS” SAYS HELEN HAYES….