Lambeth's Conservative opposition leader Cllr Tim Briggs has offered to try and arrange a meeting between her and Health Secretary Jeremy Hunt. He was responding to a question from Cllr Jacqui Dyer at Wednesday's council meeting. Cllr Dyer had asked Cllr Briggs: "Will the Conservative Group leader take this opportunity to disown the dreadful smear … Continue reading OPPOSITION LEADER OFFERS TO ARRANGE MEETING BETWEEN LAMBETH AND HEALTH SECRETARY OVER NHS FUNDING – denies knowledge of smear campaign against former King’s hospital chief
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
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 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”
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
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!
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!!!!!!!
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'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)
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.”