EDBROOKE GOES IN LAMBETH CABINET RESHUFFLE – Davie, Gadsby and ‘Credibility’ Wilson among newcomers

Cllr Jane Edbrooke, Lambeth's cabinet member for children and young people, has lost her position on Lambeth council's cabinet. The list of new cabinet members, announced on the council's website, gives no further details but a  very-delayed report to tonight's annual Mayor-making and council meeting says Edbrooke will be the Labour group's new chief whip. … Continue reading EDBROOKE GOES IN LAMBETH CABINET RESHUFFLE – Davie, Gadsby and ‘Credibility’ Wilson among newcomers

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LAMBETHWATCH SPECIAL: HOW TO AVOID ANSWERING A FREEDOM OF INFORMATION ACT QUESTION – ONE “The public interest means what is in the best interests of the public not what is of interest to the public.”  

These are some of the questions put to Lambeth council's Freedom of Information team in recent months. FOI rules state the council must answer an FOI question within 20 working days. If you're planning on asking an FOI question, you may find the following helpful. NB: Some responses may have been received from Lambeth's FOI … Continue reading LAMBETHWATCH SPECIAL: HOW TO AVOID ANSWERING A FREEDOM OF INFORMATION ACT QUESTION – ONE “The public interest means what is in the best interests of the public not what is of interest to the public.”  

LAMBETHWATCH FREEDOM OF INFORMATION SPECIAL TWO: HOW TO AVOID ANSWERING AN FOI QUESTION TWO – JOB DESCRIPTIONS OF OUR TOP 68 WAGE EARNERS? WE DON’T HAVE TIME TO ANSWER THAT

Indar Picton-Howell 13 February 2018 Dear Lambeth Borough Council, The draft accounts for 2016/17 show that another 40 staff were paid over £80,000 p.a., compared to the previous year. Please could you supply the job description for each of these persons. Yours faithfully, Indar Picton-Howell Lambeth’s response I can confirm that we have reviewed your … Continue reading LAMBETHWATCH FREEDOM OF INFORMATION SPECIAL TWO: HOW TO AVOID ANSWERING AN FOI QUESTION TWO – JOB DESCRIPTIONS OF OUR TOP 68 WAGE EARNERS? WE DON’T HAVE TIME TO ANSWER THAT

LAMBETHWATCH FREEDOM OF INFORMATION SPECIAL: THREE – SOMETIMES LAMBETH COUNCIL LET THE PROVERBIAL CAT OUT OF THE BAG……

Peter Lennard 4 February 2018 Dear Lambeth Borough Council, Please could you advise me how many of the 350 Lambeth Council leaseholders that received payment request letters in 2017, as referred to in the answer to Freedom of Information request number IR225666, were living in properties that had no Major Works carried out on them … Continue reading LAMBETHWATCH FREEDOM OF INFORMATION SPECIAL: THREE – SOMETIMES LAMBETH COUNCIL LET THE PROVERBIAL CAT OUT OF THE BAG……

LAMBETHWATCH FREEDOM OF INFORMATION SPECIAL:  FOUR – THERE ARE MORE QUESTIONS THAN ANSWERS…..

Among the questions currently awaiting an answer...... From: Will Minto 29 April 2018 Dear Lambeth Borough Council, Please provide me with the allowances paid to councillors, including the special responsibility allowances. The current list on your website (https://www.lambeth.gov.uk/sites/default... appears to be considerably out of date. From: Tom Keene 18 April 2018 Dear Lambeth Borough Council, … Continue reading LAMBETHWATCH FREEDOM OF INFORMATION SPECIAL:  FOUR – THERE ARE MORE QUESTIONS THAN ANSWERS…..

VOLUNTEERS WANTED – FOR CRYSTAL PALACE FESTIVAL, DINOSAURS, PARK’S FARM, FOOD MARKET AND ELSEWHERE!

Fancy volunteering for the Crystal Palace Festival 2018? The Festival say: "We guarantee our volunteers a fun and rewarding experience so do read on if that sounds interesting…Whether you would like to spend some time helping during festival week 11-17 June or would like a more responsible role that gives you experience for your CV, … Continue reading VOLUNTEERS WANTED – FOR CRYSTAL PALACE FESTIVAL, DINOSAURS, PARK’S FARM, FOOD MARKET AND ELSEWHERE!

HOLD THE FRONT PAGE! – REPORTER WINS TOP AWARD FROM SOUTHWARK

(Congratulations from News From Crystal Palace)

WE CAN BE HEROES (AND HEROINES)

Sydenham Arts Festival 27 June - 8 July Artists Trail - Weekends 30 June/1 July & 7/8 July Our festival theme this year is Heroes & Heroines and we bring you another 10 day multi-arts programme with some great talent. The Artist Trail runs over both weekends with over 100 artists exhibiting in 30 locations. … Continue reading WE CAN BE HEROES (AND HEROINES)

2019 AT DULWICH PICTURE GALLERY

Dulwich Picture Gallery have announced details of their 2019 exhibition programme which will introduce the Norwegian artist, Harald Sohlberg, to the UK, shine a spotlight on the inspirational printmaking of The Grosvenor School of Modern Art and - in a dramatic twist - present a new way of looking at Rembrandt and his mastery of … Continue reading 2019 AT DULWICH PICTURE GALLERY

BECKENHAM PLACE PARK GETS £440,000 BOOST

Beckenham Place park has been awarded £440,000 from Sadiq Khan, Mayor of London. The award is part of the Mayor of London’s push to make London the world’s first National Park City. Beckenham Place Park -  the largest green space in the borough of Lewisham - was one of six winning projects to get a … Continue reading BECKENHAM PLACE PARK GETS £440,000 BOOST