LAMBETHWATCH OPINION – BEHIND CLOSED DOORS

Wednesday night's meeting of Lambeth council was the second of the last four to have ended up behind closed doors.   This is, quite probably, a record. In the wake of the council's December meeting at Kennington Oval on compensation for the victims of abuse in Lambeth council children's homes (also abandoned and then held … Continue reading LAMBETHWATCH OPINION – BEHIND CLOSED DOORS

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ONE MINUTE’S SILENCE FOR TESSA JOWELL AT COUNCIL MEETING – BEHIND CLOSED DOORS

Mayor of Lambeth Cllr Christopher Wellbelove with Tessa Jowell during his previous Mayoral year when Tessa delivered the Dean lecture at Goldsmiths College October 2009 TESSA JOWELL TRIBUTE One minute's silence was held behind closed doors at Lambeth council's meeting on Wednesday for former Dulwich MP Tessa Jowell. Mayor of Lambeth Cllr Christopher Wellbelove told … Continue reading ONE MINUTE’S SILENCE FOR TESSA JOWELL AT COUNCIL MEETING – BEHIND CLOSED DOORS

LAMBETH READERS AND WRITER FESTIVAL – FINAL WEEK

Welcome to this year’s Lambeth Readers and Writers Festival – Final week + (28 May – 4 June) Whether you enjoy reading, writing, discussion or simply sitting back and listening, there’s something for you happening in this year’s Lambeth Readers and Writers Festival. Fiction and history, prose and poetry, local writers and international literary superstars … Continue reading LAMBETH READERS AND WRITER FESTIVAL – FINAL WEEK

“ORGANISED CRIME MAKING MONEY FROM FLYTIPPING” / LITTER BUGS FINED TOTAL OF MORE THAN £1,200

An investigation is underway following the removal of an abandoned 40ft articulated trailer full of dumped rubbish from Oakfield Road, Penge West. Witnesses who may have seen the driver of the lorry are asked to contact Bromley council with a £500 reward available for information leading to a successful prosecution. The trailer was discovered in … Continue reading “ORGANISED CRIME MAKING MONEY FROM FLYTIPPING” / LITTER BUGS FINED TOTAL OF MORE THAN £1,200

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

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