LAMBETHWATCH: RULES FOR NON-LIBRARY STAFF AT CARNEGIE HERNE HILL

A Freedom of Information request from campaigner Matt Reynolds about staffing the Carnegie library Herne Hill has produced the following response from Lambeth council: Question: Will these customer care staff be employed directly by the council, by contractors or by GLL? These customer care staff will not be employed directly by the council, but will … Continue reading LAMBETHWATCH: RULES FOR NON-LIBRARY STAFF AT CARNEGIE HERNE HILL

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“MANY FIRE RISK ASSESSMENTS NOT SIGNED TO PROVE THEY WERE ACTUALLY DONE”

Many of the fire risk assessments now being provided in Lambeth are not signed to prove they were actually done, Conservative opposition leader Cllr Tim Briggs told Wednesday evening's meeting of Lambeth council. In Clapham Common ward Conservative activists and councillors discovered that 93 per cent of the urgent recommendations on the assessments - requiring … Continue reading “MANY FIRE RISK ASSESSMENTS NOT SIGNED TO PROVE THEY WERE ACTUALLY DONE”

“OWNER OCCUPIERS CAN AVOID RESIDENTIAL CARE HOME FEES BY BORROWING FROM COUNCIL”

Owner occupiers in Lambeth with less than £23,250 savings can avoid having to sell their home during their lifetime to pay for residential care home fees by borrowing money from the borough council which will be paid back from their estate after their death. .This is the Deferred Payment scheme. In Lambeth, only a handful … Continue reading “OWNER OCCUPIERS CAN AVOID RESIDENTIAL CARE HOME FEES BY BORROWING FROM COUNCIL”

FUTURE OF EU CITIZENS IN LAMBETH – “No reply from Government” says council leader

No letter has been received from Government on the future of EU citizens living in the borough, Lambeth council leader Cllr Lib Peck told Wednesday night's meeting of Lambeth council.   Cllr Peck was responding to a question from Cllr Ed Davie who had asked her: "Can the leader provide council with an update on … Continue reading FUTURE OF EU CITIZENS IN LAMBETH – “No reply from Government” says council leader

NOT LAMBETHWATCH – IT’S BIG GARDEN BIRDWATCH!

Big Garden Birdwatch Written by: RSPB Around 500,000 people took part in the last birdwatch. That’s a LOT of birds counted! Now it’s your chance to join in, and count the wildlife that’s counting on you! Joining in with Big Garden Birdwatch is simple and enjoyable – and a great excuse to watch your garden … Continue reading NOT LAMBETHWATCH – IT’S BIG GARDEN BIRDWATCH!

GREAT NEWS CRYSTAL PALACE: WE’RE GETTING OUR CINEMA BACK!!!!!!!

Crystal Palace is getting a cinema back - for the first time in almost 50 years.   Everyman Cinemas are set to acquire the  building at 25 Church Road - which closed as a cinema in 1968 -subject to them getting a full premises licence with alcohol for the premises.   The FOUR-SCREEN cinema could … Continue reading GREAT NEWS CRYSTAL PALACE: WE’RE GETTING OUR CINEMA BACK!!!!!!!

TOWER BLOCKS ON DEMOLISHED ESTATES “ONLY WAY TO GET 50 PER CENT  AFFORDABLE HOMES” SAYS CAMPAIGNER – but council cabinet approve their Homes for Lambeth plans anyway

The only way Lambeth council can achieve 50 per cent of "affordable homes" on estates it wants to demolish under its controversial 'Homes for Lambeth' plans  is by building tower blocks on them, says a campaigner.   As News From Crystal Palace has previously reported, Lambeth council are set to lend up to £600 million … Continue reading TOWER BLOCKS ON DEMOLISHED ESTATES “ONLY WAY TO GET 50 PER CENT  AFFORDABLE HOMES” SAYS CAMPAIGNER – but council cabinet approve their Homes for Lambeth plans anyway

LAMBETH TORY OPPOSITION LEADER BACKS CORBYN (over ballots for people whose homes face demolition) 

Lambeth's Conservative opposition leader is backing Labour's national leader Jeremy Corbyn, he told Monday night's cabinet meeting. "Jeremy Corbyn said there should be ballots before any development scheme takes place. "I agree with him" Cllr Tim Briggs told the meeting at Lambeth town hall. Cllr Briggs said there was no need for Homes for Lambeth. … Continue reading LAMBETH TORY OPPOSITION LEADER BACKS CORBYN (over ballots for people whose homes face demolition) 

HOMES FOR LAMBETH – THE VIEW FROM THE COUNCIL AND ITS OFFICERS – “Homes for Lambeth  is not like other council’s approaches. “It’s not a private developer – it’s 100 per cent owned by the council and accountable to the council.”

Cabinet were being asked to agree the Homes for Lambeth business plan for 2018-19, Cllr Paul McGlone, deputy leader of the council (investment and partnerships) told the meeting.   Subsequent years would see an annual business plan. "The key political message is it drives forward the ambition of this Labour administration to build 1,000 new … Continue reading HOMES FOR LAMBETH – THE VIEW FROM THE COUNCIL AND ITS OFFICERS – “Homes for Lambeth  is not like other council’s approaches. “It’s not a private developer – it’s 100 per cent owned by the council and accountable to the council.”

LAMBETHWATCH – VIEW FROM THE GALLERY Lambeth council cabinet meeting

Supreme Leader Lib  Peck put her own interpretation on what had been said - asking those questions she wanted answered - and ignoring those she wasn't going to touch with the proverbial bargepole.   In her view there was the assessment rent risk, Gerlinde Gnioewosz talking about planning permissions and planning applications and discrepancies. SO: … Continue reading LAMBETHWATCH – VIEW FROM THE GALLERY Lambeth council cabinet meeting