STORM OVER FAKE ELECTION LETTER – Writer who says she is “disappointed” former Green party supporter isn’t – she’s a Labour activist!

The author of a letter supposedly written by a "former Green party supporter" criticising  Lambeth Cllr Scott Ainslie and hand delivered to homes in Streatham yesterday (Sunday) has been exposed as a Labour activist. Copies of the the letter were delivered in St Leonard's ward where Cllr Ainslie, the only Green on Lambeth council, is … Continue reading STORM OVER FAKE ELECTION LETTER – Writer who says she is “disappointed” former Green party supporter isn’t – she’s a Labour activist!

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COST OF DEMOLISHING CENTRAL HILL ESTATE AND REBUILDING IT IS DOUBLE WHAT IT WOULD COST TO REFURBISH – AND BUILD 242 ‘INFILL’ HOMES AT THE SAME TIME Architects group’s shock report

Refurbishing Central Hill estate, Crystal Palace and building 242 infill homes there will cost £77.5 million say Architects for Social Housing. But demolishing the whole estate will cost Lambeth council an estimated £157 million - and that's before a single new home is built. The figures were unveiled at ASH's launch of their new book-length … Continue reading COST OF DEMOLISHING CENTRAL HILL ESTATE AND REBUILDING IT IS DOUBLE WHAT IT WOULD COST TO REFURBISH – AND BUILD 242 ‘INFILL’ HOMES AT THE SAME TIME Architects group’s shock report

EX-LAMBETH LABOUR COUNCILLORS BACK GREEN PARTY

Two former Lambeth Labour councillors have sensationally announced they are backing the Green party in this Thursday's council elections (May 3rd). Carol Boucher and Fred Taggart - who both quit as members of the controversial Carnegie Community Trust - say Lambeth's decision to  to effectively gift a large part of the Carnegie library building in … Continue reading EX-LAMBETH LABOUR COUNCILLORS BACK GREEN PARTY

LAMBETHWATCH: TELL ME LIES……

Andy Plant, Cressingham Gardens estate campaigner and Green party candidate for Tulse Hill Tweeted: Just saw a copy of "Herne Hill Today", a Labour "news"paper. P3 is especially interesting, as it contains a set of smears that anyone who investigates the author's "facts" might find informative. (Editor's note:  The false allegation that Cllr Scott Ainslie … Continue reading LAMBETHWATCH: TELL ME LIES……

LAMBETHWATCH: TIME FOR A CHANGE / LIBRARIES SPENDING/ CLLR TIM BRIGGS REPLIES TO LABOUR CLAIM ON EU RESIDENCY

(Steve Freeman of Lambeth Democracy with Hazel and Maude) Defend The Ten Retweeted Helen‏ @jhgm50 Replying to @JimDicksLambeth @LambethLabour and 2 others Steve discusses with Hazel & Maude why in Herne Hill it’s time for a change @sarabredemear @LambethDemoc @HerneHillCLC @Lambethgp Editor's note: Every picture tells a story. As News From Crystal Palace reported last week Cllr Jim Dickson had posted a picture … Continue reading LAMBETHWATCH: TIME FOR A CHANGE / LIBRARIES SPENDING/ CLLR TIM BRIGGS REPLIES TO LABOUR CLAIM ON EU RESIDENCY

LAMBETHWATCH: MANIFESTOES FROM ELSEWHERE / VIRGINIA WOOLF ON SOCIAL MEDIA / ….AND THE FINAL COUNTDOWN

MANIFESTOES Architects for Social Housing (ASH) had a manifesto of their own when they launched their book-length report about Central Hill estate, Crystal Palace on Thursday. "At present, residents are presented with the choice between demolition and redevelopment and a lack of maintenance and managed decline. For ballots to constitute a genuine consensus from the … Continue reading LAMBETHWATCH: MANIFESTOES FROM ELSEWHERE / VIRGINIA WOOLF ON SOCIAL MEDIA / ….AND THE FINAL COUNTDOWN

“GOVERNMENT SHOULD TAKE PROPERTIES OFF ROGUE LANDLORDS” MP’s call follows heartbreaking tale

The State should have the powers to seize properties from bad landlords, says MP Helen Hayes. The Labour MP for Dulwich and West Norwood told Parliament's housing, communities and local government committee: "A family with very small children living in poor-quality rented accommodation in my constituency were recently evicted after they complained that the ceiling … Continue reading “GOVERNMENT SHOULD TAKE PROPERTIES OFF ROGUE LANDLORDS” MP’s call follows heartbreaking tale

EVENTS: FANCY RESEARCHING THE HISTORY OF YOUR ROAD? Some people already are! / CRYSTAL PALACE FOOD MARKET

FANCY RESEARCHING THE HISTORY OF YOUR ROAD? Some people already are! The Norwood Society's latest project 'MyHouseMyStreet' continues to grow. Locals are now researching the histories of the following roads: Rockmount Road Vermont Road Harold Road South Vale Woodland Road Coopers Yard / Froggatt’s Cottages off Westow Hill (left of Iceland store) Cintra Park Woodland … Continue reading EVENTS: FANCY RESEARCHING THE HISTORY OF YOUR ROAD? Some people already are! / CRYSTAL PALACE FOOD MARKET

HERNE HILL FREE FILM FESTIVAL 2018

The annual Herne Hill Film Free Festival is organised by community volunteers to bring the Lambeth community together to celebrate cinema. The festival runs through May with 21 free film screenings – many of them in unexpected locations – and challenges and support to make your own films. The Herne Hill Film Free Festival brings … Continue reading HERNE HILL FREE FILM FESTIVAL 2018

DULWICH PICTURE GALLERY IN MAY / SYDENHAM ARTS FESTIVAL

[Aesop's Fables] Gnat and Lion by Edward Bawden. Colour linocut on paper, Trustees of the Cecil Higgins Art Gallery (The Higgins Bedford), © Estate of Edward Bawden Exhibitions and Displays Edward Bawden The British artist and designer Edward Bawden (1903–89) is today renowned for his monumental linocuts of Brighton Pier and other Victorian architecture, and for his … Continue reading DULWICH PICTURE GALLERY IN MAY / SYDENHAM ARTS FESTIVAL