ABSOLUTELY BONKERS!!!!!! One: Lambeth council to use estate agents to let homes on demolition-threatened estates. Two: Lambeth set to ‘invest’ £15 million in 47 homes for temporary accommodation for seven years – some in OUTER London. Three: Lambeth spend £3 million plus every three months on night time temporary accommodation for the homeless – so why don’t they just put people from the housing waiting list into the vacant HOMES on demolition-threatened estates?

Lambeth council are set to spend £15 million 'investing' in 47 two-bed homes - some in OUTER London - in a move aimed at reducing the £1 million plus per month they spend on temporary night-time accommodation for homeless people. The announcement comes as Lambeth's cabinet member for planning, investment and NEW HOMES Cllr Matthew Bennett … Continue reading ABSOLUTELY BONKERS!!!!!! One: Lambeth council to use estate agents to let homes on demolition-threatened estates. Two: Lambeth set to ‘invest’ £15 million in 47 homes for temporary accommodation for seven years – some in OUTER London. Three: Lambeth spend £3 million plus every three months on night time temporary accommodation for the homeless – so why don’t they just put people from the housing waiting list into the vacant HOMES on demolition-threatened estates?

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OPINION: HOW LAMBETH LABOUR HAVE PLAYED A BRILLIANT SLEIGHT OF HAND OVER HOUSING

A brilliant political sleight of hand has been played by Lambeth Labour.* They have a new cabinet member for housing - but he's not the cabinet member for new homes. So the cabinet member for housing can't move people off the housing waiting list into the scores of empty properties on the six estates which … Continue reading OPINION: HOW LAMBETH LABOUR HAVE PLAYED A BRILLIANT SLEIGHT OF HAND OVER HOUSING

NEW HOUSING CHIEF’S CALL FOR MORE INVOLVEMENT FROM LAMBETH’S TENANTS AND RESIDENTS (Lambeth housing special – One)

Lambeth's new cabinet member for housing Cllr Paul Gadsby wants more involvement from Lambeth council tenants and leaseholders. "We need to up our communications with residents and I'm listening to residents that they do want more engagement" he told the council's overview and scrutiny committee in a meeting which focused on housing. "I want to … Continue reading NEW HOUSING CHIEF’S CALL FOR MORE INVOLVEMENT FROM LAMBETH’S TENANTS AND RESIDENTS (Lambeth housing special – One)

….AND THEY DO (AND YOU WILL BE INVITED TO THE TENANTS ASSEMBLY, CLLR GADSBY TELLS ONE ESTATE RESIDENT (Lambeth housing special – Two)

A lady named Barbara from the Streatham Hill estate told the overview and scrutiny committee there were questions about Wednesday walkabouts, resident panels and tenants newsletters but she preferred to deal with them by e-mail "as it would take too long.". "We haven't had a meeting of the tenants residents association for over a year … Continue reading ….AND THEY DO (AND YOU WILL BE INVITED TO THE TENANTS ASSEMBLY, CLLR GADSBY TELLS ONE ESTATE RESIDENT (Lambeth housing special – Two)

RESIDENTS AND TENANTS ALLOWED TO VOICE CONCERNS OVER REPAIRS AND CONTRACTS AT MEETING (Lambeth housing special – Three)

Concerns over contracts. the removal of asbestos and of unsafe windows were voiced at the meeting - by residents. Kate Macintosh, the designer of the now-listed Macintosh Court in Leigham Court Road, Streatham and after whom the block is named, welcomed the re-evaluation of the council's procurement process as "most essential." Macintosh court should be … Continue reading RESIDENTS AND TENANTS ALLOWED TO VOICE CONCERNS OVER REPAIRS AND CONTRACTS AT MEETING (Lambeth housing special – Three)

COUNCIL OFFICER APOLOGISES OVER PRESS RELEASE (Lambeth housing special – Four)

A senior Lambeth council housing officer has apologised over the issuing of a statement to the press about Macintosh Court in Streatham. "Public relations asked us to give incidences of asbestos in all homes (in Macintosh Court)" Sue Gomer, assistant director, housing capital programmes and asset management, neighbourhoods and growth, told the overview and scrutiny … Continue reading COUNCIL OFFICER APOLOGISES OVER PRESS RELEASE (Lambeth housing special – Four)

LACK OF INFO FROM LAMBETH ON SOCIAL MEDIA ATTACKED (Lambeth housing special – Five)

The lack of social media use by Lambeth council to give out information about the Housing Scrutiny Commission came under fire from Cllr Jon Bartley at the meeting. "There's no agenda, no minutes on Lambeth council's website, just two draft terms of reference for area boards and the co-ordinating board from 2017 - a year … Continue reading LACK OF INFO FROM LAMBETH ON SOCIAL MEDIA ATTACKED (Lambeth housing special – Five)

“RESIDENT INVOLVEMENT – ESTATE REGENERATION” (Lambeth housing special – Six)

Lengthy reports were submitted to Thursday night's meeting of Lambeth council's overview and scrutiny committee. One of which is headed: Resident Involvement in Housing Scrutiny Commission Update. News From Crystal Palace has split the report into two 'parts'. This is the second 'part' which starts at page 41 under the heading: Estate Regeneration: Placing Residents … Continue reading “RESIDENT INVOLVEMENT – ESTATE REGENERATION” (Lambeth housing special – Six)

RESIDENT INVOLVEMENT IN HOUSING SCRUTINY COMMISSION (Lambeth housing special – Seven)

Lengthy reports were submitted to Thursday night's meeting of Lambeth council's overview and scrutiny committeee. One was headed: Resident Involvement in Housing Scrutiny Commission Update. News From Crystal Palace has split the report into two 'parts'. This is the first 'part' which goes up to page 41 and contains some background to the setting up … Continue reading RESIDENT INVOLVEMENT IN HOUSING SCRUTINY COMMISSION (Lambeth housing special – Seven)

RESIDENT INVOLVEMENT IN HOUSING SCRUTINY – THE OFFICIAL LAMBETH COUNCIL VERSION OF EVENTS…….(Lambeth housing special – Eight)

The Resident Involvement in Housing Scrutiny Commission (the Commission) was set up in April 2015 to establish the best way for residents to be involved in the governance, scrutiny and delivery of housing-related works and services, in order to drive up satisfaction and improvement. 1.1 The Resident Involvement in Housing Scrutiny Commission (the Commission) met … Continue reading RESIDENT INVOLVEMENT IN HOUSING SCRUTINY – THE OFFICIAL LAMBETH COUNCIL VERSION OF EVENTS…….(Lambeth housing special – Eight)