ESTATE DEMOLITIONS: MAYOR KHAN WRIGGLES ON SIAN BERRY’S HOOK

Sian Berry (second left) visiting Central Hill estate, Crystal Palace - one of the six estates Lambeth Labour are hellbent on demolishing. Mayor of London Sadiq Khan has been left wriggling on the hook by Greater London Assembly member Sian Berry during questions on estate demolitions at City Hall.   Sian Berry asked: What is your … Continue reading ESTATE DEMOLITIONS: MAYOR KHAN WRIGGLES ON SIAN BERRY’S HOOK

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MAYOR OF LONDON SAYS HE IS COMMITTED TO SPORTS CENTRE’S ‘LONG TERM AND SUSTAINABLE FUTURE’

Among other questions the Mayor of London has been answering are those on Crystal Palace National Sports Centre, a Croydon tram incident, transport in London during the day of the FA Cup final and Royal Wedding - and Rorke's Drift. National Sports Centre consultation (7) Caroline Russell (17-May-2018) The National Sports Centre (NSC) is a … Continue reading MAYOR OF LONDON SAYS HE IS COMMITTED TO SPORTS CENTRE’S ‘LONG TERM AND SUSTAINABLE FUTURE’

CHILD ABUSE CAMPAIGNERS WRECK LAMBETH MAYOR-MAKING

Victims of abuse in Lambeth council children's homes wrecked Lambeth's annual Mayor-making last night.   Scores of people from Shirley Oaks Survivors Association turned up to peacefully protest outside Lambeth town hall. Among the printed posters on placards was one saying: "Lib Peck changing compensation rules again and again." A SOSA spokeswoman told News From … Continue reading CHILD ABUSE CAMPAIGNERS WRECK LAMBETH MAYOR-MAKING

LAMBETHWATCH: ANOTHER NAIL IN LAMBETH’S DEMOCRACY COFFIN

If the protesters from Shirley Oaks had stayed quiet in the gallery then other members of the public attending last night's meeting would have been able to stay and learn of the latest Lambeth Labour ruse to limit criticism by opposition councillors - rather than having to read it here or on other news sites … Continue reading LAMBETHWATCH: ANOTHER NAIL IN LAMBETH’S DEMOCRACY COFFIN

NO TORY MANIFESTO? – HERE IT IS, CLLR EDBROOKE!

At last night's Lambeth council meeting Cllr Jane Edbrooke lamented the 'fact' that Lambeth Conservatives had not yet published their manifesto for the elections earlier this month. News From Crystal Palace received the following missive from Conservative Cllr Tim Briggs this morning: "Contrary to the usual misinformation from Labour members last night, a copy attached … Continue reading NO TORY MANIFESTO? – HERE IT IS, CLLR EDBROOKE!

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

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…..