MOCK THE WEEK: FREEDOM OF INFORMATION LAMBETH-STYLE

MOCK THE WEEK: FREEDOM OF INFORMATION LAMBETH-STYLE   Welcome to another edition of Mock the Week. The scene is the Lambeth council office dealing with Freedom of Information Act requests. Hugh Dennis plays the council officer showing the new recruit (played by a female comedian) the ropes.   Hugh Dennis: I'll just give you a … Continue reading MOCK THE WEEK: FREEDOM OF INFORMATION LAMBETH-STYLE

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CAMPAIGNER BLASTS LAMBETH LABOUR COUNCILLOR OVER CARNEGIE LIBRARY COMMENTS

CAMPAIGNER BLASTS LAMBETH LABOUR COUNCILLOR OVER CARNEGIE LIBRARY COMMENTS Libraries campaigner Laura Swaffield has hit back at comments made by Herne Hill Labour Cllr Jim Dickson over the area's Carnegie library. In an article on the national Labour website headed 'Energy and imagination of Herne Hill community can help secure Carnegie's future for the next … Continue reading CAMPAIGNER BLASTS LAMBETH LABOUR COUNCILLOR OVER CARNEGIE LIBRARY COMMENTS

CONTROVERSIAL SECONDARY SCHOOL PLANS SCRAPPED

CONTROVERSIAL SECONDARY SCHOOL PLANS SCRAPPED   Controversial plans to use Paxton primary school, Woodland Road as an interim site for a new Gipsy Hill secondary school have been scrapped. Gipsy Hill Federation, which runs the primary school, announced "with sadness" its new Gipsy Hill secondary school - which will be based in Clapham - will … Continue reading CONTROVERSIAL SECONDARY SCHOOL PLANS SCRAPPED

LAMBETH LABOUR COUNCILLORS APPLAUD PROTESTERS AT COUNCIL MEETING (No – you're not dreaming)

LAMBETH LABOUR COUNCILLORS APPLAUD PROTESTERS AT COUNCIL MEETING (No - you're not dreaming)   At  Lambeth council's January meeting: A petition with over 255 signatures was received from Cllr Jane Edbrooke, campaigning to save the Kennington Park estate community centre from demolition planned by Hyde Housing Association. A petition with 2116 signatures was also received … Continue reading LAMBETH LABOUR COUNCILLORS APPLAUD PROTESTERS AT COUNCIL MEETING (No – you're not dreaming)

OVERGROUND FESTIVAL FUNDRAISER / FOOD MARKET HOLDING OUT FOR A HERO! / SYDENHAM THROUGH A LENS

OVERGROUND FESTIVAL FUNDRAISER   Maxi Jazz of Faithless joins fundraiser line up!   The fabulous Mr God is DJ himself joins us to support the 2017 Crystal palace Overground Festival at our fundraiser on St Patrick's Day 17 March in Anerley Town Hall!   We are so excited to have Maxi join Lol Hammond of … Continue reading OVERGROUND FESTIVAL FUNDRAISER / FOOD MARKET HOLDING OUT FOR A HERO! / SYDENHAM THROUGH A LENS

COUNCIL'S EXTRA £15M INVESTMENT TO TACKLE HOMELESSNESS

COUNCIL'S EXTRA £15M INVESTMENT TO TACKLE HOMELESSNESS   Croydon council are investing a further £15m into helping households at risk of homelessness to get private rented properties.   Since 2013 Croydon have already invested £30m in the Real Lettings Fund, a joint scheme with charity St Mungo’s that manages good-quality, long-term housing for 151 households … Continue reading COUNCIL'S EXTRA £15M INVESTMENT TO TACKLE HOMELESSNESS

PROPOSED RELOCATION OF ROYAL MAIL’S WEST NORWOOD DELIVERY OFFICE

PROPOSED RELOCATION OF ROYAL MAIL’S WEST NORWOOD DELIVERY OFFICE   Norwood Action Group have criticised the proposed closure of West Norwood sorting office - saying people living there would have to pick up their mail from the sorting office in Penge. NAG say: "Royal Mail sorting office could move to Penge. "Royal Mail propose to … Continue reading PROPOSED RELOCATION OF ROYAL MAIL’S WEST NORWOOD DELIVERY OFFICE

LAMBETH: SENSATIONAL BUDGET CLAIMS – LABOUR COUNCILLORS DON’T WANT TO FUND UPPER NORWOOD LIBRARY (and how residents ‘subsidise’ Harrow council to the tune of £117,000 a year)

LAMBETH: SENSATIONAL BUDGET CLAIMS - LABOUR COUNCILLORS DON’T WANT TO FUND UPPER NORWOOD LIBRARY  (and how residents ‘subsidise’ Harrow council to the tune of £117,000 a year) Labour councilors in Lambeth no longer want to fund Upper Norwood library. The sensational claim comes in the ‘alternative budget’ put forward by Lambeth council’s Conservative opposition for … Continue reading LAMBETH: SENSATIONAL BUDGET CLAIMS – LABOUR COUNCILLORS DON’T WANT TO FUND UPPER NORWOOD LIBRARY (and how residents ‘subsidise’ Harrow council to the tune of £117,000 a year)

"Councillors have described local people as Trots, misogynists, racists, non-residents, motivated by party politics, posh dilettantes who care nothing for children or victims of domestic violence, and as a small group of protesters"- Library campaigner's open letter to Lambeth councillors.

"Councillors have described local people as Trots, misogynists, racists, non-residents, motivated by party politics, posh dilettantes who care nothing for children or victims of domestic violence, and as a small group of protesters"- Library campaigner's open letter to Lambeth councillors. Libraries campaigner Laura Swaffield has responded to comments made by Lambeth council leader Lib Peck … Continue reading "Councillors have described local people as Trots, misogynists, racists, non-residents, motivated by party politics, posh dilettantes who care nothing for children or victims of domestic violence, and as a small group of protesters"- Library campaigner's open letter to Lambeth councillors.

WAR MEMORIAL OUTSIDE ST JOHN'S CHURCH 'LISTED'

WAR MEMORIAL OUTSIDE ST JOHN'S CHURCH 'LISTED'   The war memorial outside St John's church on Auckland Road has been 'listed' as part of Historic England's First World War Commemoration project. The memorial takes the form of a gabled Calvary on a pillar set on a pedestal. It commemorates local servicemen who died during the First … Continue reading WAR MEMORIAL OUTSIDE ST JOHN'S CHURCH 'LISTED'