LAMBETH LABOUR ACCUSED OF “SOCIAL CLEANSING” OVER ESTATES DEMOLITIONS – AS LABOUR COUNCILLOR SLAMS DEVELOPER FOR “SOCIAL EXCLUSION” OF CHILDREN FROM NEW DEVELOPMENT

Lambeth Labour found themselves being accused of social cleansing at a public meeting this week – shortly before it was revealed a Lambeth Labour councillor had slammed a developer for the “social exclusion” of children on a new development, a move which has attracted nationwide coverage in the press. In a stormy week for Lambeth … Continue reading LAMBETH LABOUR ACCUSED OF “SOCIAL CLEANSING” OVER ESTATES DEMOLITIONS – AS LABOUR COUNCILLOR SLAMS DEVELOPER FOR “SOCIAL EXCLUSION” OF CHILDREN FROM NEW DEVELOPMENT

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LAMBETH LABOUR TO CARRY ON WITH ESTATE DEMOLITION PLANS EVEN THOUGH HOUSING BORROWING CAP HAS BEEN REMOVED, PUBLIC MEETING HEARS

Lambeth Labour are to carry on with their Homes for Lambeth plans even though the Government cap on borrowing to build council housing had been removed, a public meeting has been told. "They have said 'we've spent three to four years sorting this out now so we don't want to change our plans'," said Lambeth … Continue reading LAMBETH LABOUR TO CARRY ON WITH ESTATE DEMOLITION PLANS EVEN THOUGH HOUSING BORROWING CAP HAS BEEN REMOVED, PUBLIC MEETING HEARS

CRESSINGHAM GARDENS: SOCIAL HOUSING ON NEW DEVELOPMENT WILL BE LESS THAN IS ALREADY THERE – “Social cleansing” says campaigner

Cressingham Gardens resident and founder member of Stand Up for Lambeth Andy Plant told the meeting he was old enough to remember when 'regeneration' meant an entirely different thing. "An estate would be targeted and most of the errors in the original building would be put right - walkways would be cut away, well-lit stairways … Continue reading CRESSINGHAM GARDENS: SOCIAL HOUSING ON NEW DEVELOPMENT WILL BE LESS THAN IS ALREADY THERE – “Social cleansing” says campaigner

“SOCIAL EXCLUSION OF CHILDREN IS BEING DELIBERATELY ENGINEERED ON ACCOUNT OF THEIR HOUSING TENURE” – Letter from Lambeth Labour councillor to developers

Letter sent, in February 2019, by Lambeth council’s Planning Applications Committee Vice-Chair Cllr Joanne Simpson: I have received a number of emails from residents living in the social housing element of the mixed-tenure Old Lilian Baylis site, Lollard Street, Kennington, SE11, which is within my ward. I am concerned to hear that despite assurances given … Continue reading “SOCIAL EXCLUSION OF CHILDREN IS BEING DELIBERATELY ENGINEERED ON ACCOUNT OF THEIR HOUSING TENURE” – Letter from Lambeth Labour councillor to developers

SPECKLED EGG CAKE AT THE FOOD MARKET (and so are the RSPB!)

Wednesday market news We had our first 'mini market' on Wednesday and it was lovely to see a good amount of people come down. The more people that visit us on Wednesdays, the more stalls we will be able to offer on that day - this is good for everyone! We're now open every Wednesday … Continue reading SPECKLED EGG CAKE AT THE FOOD MARKET (and so are the RSPB!)

BOROUGH-WIDE FOOD RESOURCES DIRECTORY PUBLISHED BY LAMBETH LARDER

Lambeth Larder, which started mapping community food resources in 2015, have now published a borough-wide guide including community help and advice too. Lambeth Larder don’t store any food – but they can direct you to emergency food and other services. They published ‘The Directory’ a free guide to connecting people (e.g. advice centres, parents groups), food (food banks, low cost shopping) and support … Continue reading BOROUGH-WIDE FOOD RESOURCES DIRECTORY PUBLISHED BY LAMBETH LARDER

FOSTER PARENTS “EXCEPTIONAL CONTRIBUTION” RECOGNISED BY CROYDON – AS LAMBETH SEEK MORE TO HELP CARE

More than 200 foster carers from across the borough have been recognised for their exceptional contribution to Croydon’s children and young people at a special awards ceremony. The event, held at the Hilton Hotel in Croydon, was organised by Croydon Council to celebrate the difference these families and individuals make to children and young people’s … Continue reading FOSTER PARENTS “EXCEPTIONAL CONTRIBUTION” RECOGNISED BY CROYDON – AS LAMBETH SEEK MORE TO HELP CARE

BLOOMING LAMBETH! – Entries now open for garden and growing awards

The Blooming Lambeth Awards celebrate the amazing achievements of local gardeners. They’re run by Incredible Edible Lambeth supported by Lambeth council. In a world of increased urbanisation and isolation, being close to Nature and understanding where food comes from is vital. The Blooming Lambeth Awards are an opportunity to celebrate gardening and growing projects that make a … Continue reading BLOOMING LAMBETH! – Entries now open for garden and growing awards

UNAUTHORISED EXTENSION COSTS CROYDON HOMEOWNER MORE THAN £50,000- “consistently flouted planning law” says judge

A Croydon resident who decided to illegally extend and convert an outbuilding into a flat he then rented out, has been fined more than £50,000 for flouting planning laws. He has been ordered to pay a £20,000 confiscation order and fined £12,000 after being  found guilty of unlawfully extending and renting out an outbuilding at … Continue reading UNAUTHORISED EXTENSION COSTS CROYDON HOMEOWNER MORE THAN £50,000- “consistently flouted planning law” says judge

CROYDON: SIGN UP FOR THE BOROUGH’S BIG SPRING CLEAN!

The month-long Great British Spring Clean is now underway and there’s never been a better time to get involved and make a difference in your community. The annual event empowers people to take action and combat litter in their local areas. Croydon council supports a network of 355 street champions who run hundreds of litter … Continue reading CROYDON: SIGN UP FOR THE BOROUGH’S BIG SPRING CLEAN!