LAMBETH – THE MUD-SLINGING COUNCIL? People’s Audit call for public debate with council after Cllr Andy ‘Credibility’ Wilson’s attack

People's Audit Lambeth have challenged Lambeth council to a public debate after comments by their new cabinet member for finance - the self-styled Cllr Andy 'Credibility' Wilson - which he made in response to an article on the mySociety website. Their challenge came after a social media post from mySociety to People's Audit Lambeth: mySociety‏Verified … Continue reading LAMBETH – THE MUD-SLINGING COUNCIL? People’s Audit call for public debate with council after Cllr Andy ‘Credibility’ Wilson’s attack

BEULAH SPA TO GET COMMEMORATIVE PLAQUE

The forgotten Beulah Spa well and spring in Upper Norwood is finally getting a fitting commemorative marker, 187 years after it first opened. The 14 feet deep well (filled in in the 1960s) has been left totally unmarked and forgotten, under the grass lawn at the current Spa Woods. Local musician & historian Chris Shields, … Continue reading BEULAH SPA TO GET COMMEMORATIVE PLAQUE

PLANET LAMBETH – ‘THE LAMBETH LIST’ – YOU COULDN’T MAKE THIS UP…..

The following most outrageous, nauseating piece of political claptrap has just been posted on the official lambeth.gov website: Launching the Lambeth List 23 August 2018 Written by: Lambeth Council Consultations We’re setting up the ‘Lambeth list’ – an online list of Lambeth residents who we’ve asked to ensure all of the voices in our borough get included … Continue reading PLANET LAMBETH – ‘THE LAMBETH LIST’ – YOU COULDN’T MAKE THIS UP…..

PLANET LAMBETH: ‘THE LAMBETH LIST’….AND OUR VERSION OF WHAT LAMBETH ACTUALLY MEAN

Headed Consultations but there's only a reference to 'Consultation drop-ins' “We’re setting up the ‘Lambeth list’ – an online list of Lambeth residents who we’ve asked to ensure all of the voices in our borough get included – especially those that may not always be heard – and new monthly drop-in sessions.” For the benefit … Continue reading PLANET LAMBETH: ‘THE LAMBETH LIST’….AND OUR VERSION OF WHAT LAMBETH ACTUALLY MEAN

PLANET LAMBETH TWO: “DELIVERY RESTRICTIONS DON’T APPLY” TO SECOND PHASE OF CARNEGIE LIBRARY

People living near the Carnegie library, Herne Hill cannot  complain about deliveries to the site during the second phase of the controversial alterations to the building - because no restrictions are being broken. An email from a director of designers Icon Consultants says the CMP (comprehensive management plan) prepared by Forcia only relates to the … Continue reading PLANET LAMBETH TWO: “DELIVERY RESTRICTIONS DON’T APPLY” TO SECOND PHASE OF CARNEGIE LIBRARY

THE WHY FACTOR THREE?: CONTROLLED PARKING ZONES SURVEY £220,000 – and more

THE WHY FACTOR THREE?: CONTROLLED PARKING ZONES JMP CONSULTANCY £220,000 News From Crystal Palace has been looking at various contracts Lambeth council have signed over the past few years. And one of the questions which begs itself in regard to many of these contracts when the council claim not to have any money to run … Continue reading THE WHY FACTOR THREE?: CONTROLLED PARKING ZONES SURVEY £220,000 – and more

THE WHY? FACTOR FOUR: CAPITA BUSINESS SERVICE LTD: £300 MILLION “To provide service to RBCS including revenue, call centre, RBCS, IT support and benefits resilience”

CAPITA BUSINESS SERVICE LTD: £300 MILLION "To provide service to RBCS including revenue, call centre, RBCS, IT support and benefits resilience" Contract from: 1.12.2011 to 30.11.2021 (RBCS: Revenues, Benefits & Customers Services) BACKGROUND (Editor's note: This is a VERY lengthy report) At their meeting on 21 July 2011 Lambeth council’s  finance scrutiny sub-committee decided: (1) … Continue reading THE WHY? FACTOR FOUR: CAPITA BUSINESS SERVICE LTD: £300 MILLION “To provide service to RBCS including revenue, call centre, RBCS, IT support and benefits resilience”

“IF YOU WANT TO MAKE A STORY ABOUT A FEMALE BALLOONIST WHY NOT TELL THE STORY OF A REAL ONE?”

Image source: Wikimedia Commons On Monday we posted the story of how Crystal Palace balloon pioneer Henry Coxwell had been airbrushed from a new film called 'The Aeronauts' and replaced by a fictitious female character. News From Crystal Palace approached Keith Moore, head of library at the Royal Society, after reading his comments in the … Continue reading “IF YOU WANT TO MAKE A STORY ABOUT A FEMALE BALLOONIST WHY NOT TELL THE STORY OF A REAL ONE?”

RACIAL TENSION ESCALATING WITHIN LAMBETH COUNCIL WORKFORCE – Council  willing to accept responsibility for sexism but reject complaints of racism say letters from black employees

Racial tension is escalating within Lambeth council’s workforce, black employees are warning. And while the council is ready to accept responsibility for sexism within the council they have rejected complaints of racism. The allegations come in two separate letters from ‘Your black employees’ and ‘Lambeth black workers’. The first letter says: When moving back into … Continue reading RACIAL TENSION ESCALATING WITHIN LAMBETH COUNCIL WORKFORCE – Council  willing to accept responsibility for sexism but reject complaints of racism say letters from black employees

“COUNCIL NEEDS TO STRAIN EVERY SINEW TO GET THIS RIGHT” – LAMBETH UNISON

On their website Lambeth UNISON say the letter is causing quite a stir and worth reading in full. They add: “UNISON has raised its own concerns over race relations at the council recently. "Last April we did our own survey of black staff.  "As we reported at the time: ‘almost half of respondents (49.5 per … Continue reading “COUNCIL NEEDS TO STRAIN EVERY SINEW TO GET THIS RIGHT” – LAMBETH UNISON