OPINION:  THE CHANCE TO MAKE A REAL CHANGE. BUT IS ANYONE FROM LAMBETH LABOUR EVEN BOTHERING TO LISTEN?

The imminent departure of supreme leader Cllr Lib Peck to the GLA as knife tsarina means Lambeth Labour have the chance to make Lambeth council a democratic one, and the chance for all Labour ward councillors to finally represent the views of their electorate (which they should be doing anyway) even if they might disagree … Continue reading OPINION:  THE CHANCE TO MAKE A REAL CHANGE. BUT IS ANYONE FROM LAMBETH LABOUR EVEN BOTHERING TO LISTEN?

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CRYSTAL PALACE FC AND CROYDON COUNCIL TEAM UP TO HELP ROUGH SLEEPERS

Rough sleepers in Croydon can now get emergency shelter at Selhurst Park stadium in extreme weather conditions under a new deal between Crystal Palace FC and the council. The Eagles and Croydon council have entered into an agreement where a lounge at the team's Selhurst Park stadium is turned into a temporary overnight shelter for … Continue reading CRYSTAL PALACE FC AND CROYDON COUNCIL TEAM UP TO HELP ROUGH SLEEPERS

LAMBETHWATCH –  “WE SENT AN EMAIL TO THE COUNCIL….” (RETURN TO SENDER)

In the wake of Lambeth council's Freedom of Information team refusing to answer nine FOI questions from us* we sent nine separate emails back to the council's FOI team asking for internal reviews. On the first day three of the nine requests for an internal review got through. The other six bounced back with the … Continue reading LAMBETHWATCH –  “WE SENT AN EMAIL TO THE COUNCIL….” (RETURN TO SENDER)

LAMBETHWATCH DIARY “LABOUR COUNCILLORS NOW APPEAR TO BE ADOPTING CONSERVATIVE POLICIES”

Lambeth Labour councillors now appear to be adopting Conservative policies, says Cllr Tim Briggs, the only Blue on Lambeth council. His comment comes in a question to council leader Cllr Lib Peck at next Wednesday’s full meeting of the council headed “Improvement of Lambeth’s policies“, which reads as follows: The Conservative alternative budget and manifesto … Continue reading LAMBETHWATCH DIARY “LABOUR COUNCILLORS NOW APPEAR TO BE ADOPTING CONSERVATIVE POLICIES”

BRETT AND BAILEY BACK AT THE FOOD MARKET TOMORROW!

Saturday 19th January Organic veg, fruit, meat, fish, eggs, milk, butter, vegan, smokery, bread, gluten free, pastries, olives,  store cupboard refills (herbs, tea, flours, rice, nuts, oils), eco cleaning refills, eco house supplies, beauty, salads, wraps, lunch, coffee and food bank collection. This week is all about something most important – CAKE. You’ll be delighted to know that Brett … Continue reading BRETT AND BAILEY BACK AT THE FOOD MARKET TOMORROW!

FLY-TIPPER CAUGHT ON HIDDEN COUNCIL CAMERA MUST PAY ALMOST £2,000

A fly-tipper caught dumping 10 tonnes of waste, including a carpet, sofas and bathroom furniture outside garages in Waddon, has been told to pay nearly £2,000 in costs and compensation. The 29-year-old man was caught dumping tonnes of mixed waste and associated goods near garages on Thorneloe Gardens after residents had seen him fly-tipping waste … Continue reading FLY-TIPPER CAUGHT ON HIDDEN COUNCIL CAMERA MUST PAY ALMOST £2,000

TWO SENTENCED AFTER BREACHING DRILL MUSIC INJUNCTION

Two men who breached an interim gang injunction have been given a suspended jail sentence. The two, both aged 21 and both from Lambeth, were sentenced to nine months, suspended for two years, at Croydon county court after breaching the injunction which was made on Monday, 13 August 2018. It was breached when they performed … Continue reading TWO SENTENCED AFTER BREACHING DRILL MUSIC INJUNCTION

LAMBETH COUNCIL BLOCK ‘CALL IN’ ON £360 MILLION LOAN PLAN

Labour-dominated Lambeth council have blocked the 'call in' by Green party councillors of a planned £360 million loan. As News From Crystal Palace has previously reported Lambeth council are to borrow £360 MILLION over the next three years – to help pay for their highly controversial Homes for Lambeth estates regeneration scheme, the redress scheme … Continue reading LAMBETH COUNCIL BLOCK ‘CALL IN’ ON £360 MILLION LOAN PLAN

YOUNG MUM DIES IN PENGE ACCIDENT – Police appeal for witnesses

Detectives are appealing for witnesses to come forward after young mother died and her child was left critically injured following a road traffic collision in Penge. Police were called to Croydon Road, Penge, at 20.08hrs on Sunday (January 13th) following reports of a serious collision. Officers and London Ambulance attended and found a car had … Continue reading YOUNG MUM DIES IN PENGE ACCIDENT – Police appeal for witnesses

LAMBETHWATCH DIARY: LIBRARY – OR THE HERNE HILL LIFESTYLE CENTRE? AS CAMPAIGNERS ASK WHY SPEND £650,000 ON CARNEGIE NOW? (and why information accuracy is not Lambeth’s strong point)

CARNEGIE LIBRARY Carnegie Herne Hill found itself back in the national newspapers with a photograph of the library accompanying an editorial headlined: "The Guardian view on small-town Britain" which begins: The world in 2019: The vexed politics of our times has obscured the view ahead. Over the holidays we are examining some big issues on … Continue reading LAMBETHWATCH DIARY: LIBRARY – OR THE HERNE HILL LIFESTYLE CENTRE? AS CAMPAIGNERS ASK WHY SPEND £650,000 ON CARNEGIE NOW? (and why information accuracy is not Lambeth’s strong point)