FUNGUS IN A LAMBETH COUNCIL FLAT LEFT EMPTY FOR FOUR YEARS – HOUSING WAITING LIST CRISIS? WHAT CRISIS?

A Green party councillor canvassing on the Fenwick estate at Clapham North found a woman tenant with rainwater running down the walls of her home. The issue only came to light after a party colleague who was also canvassing Willett House was confronted by the woman’s angry son who thought the canvasser was a Lambeth … Continue reading FUNGUS IN A LAMBETH COUNCIL FLAT LEFT EMPTY FOR FOUR YEARS – HOUSING WAITING LIST CRISIS? WHAT CRISIS?

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FUNGUSGATE: NEWS FROM CRYSTAL PALACE’S QUESTIONS TO LAMBETH COUNCIL – AND THEIR RESPONSE

NEWS FROM CRYSTAL PALACE PUT THE FOLLOWING QUESTIONS TO LAMBETH COUNCIL’S PRESS OFFICE: Why was 9 Willett House left empty for so long? How many of the 20 flats in Willett House are currently empty? How many have been empty longer than six months? What compensation is Lambeth offering to the 86-year-old woman whose furniture … Continue reading FUNGUSGATE: NEWS FROM CRYSTAL PALACE’S QUESTIONS TO LAMBETH COUNCIL – AND THEIR RESPONSE

FUNGUSGATE: LABOUR MP’s THANKS TO GREEN PARTY COUNCILLOR / LAMBETH QUIZZED ON PROPERTIES EMPTY LONGER THAN SIX MONTHS

Kate Hoey‏Verified account @KateHoeyMP May 10 Retweeted Pete Elliott Thanks @pete556 for pursuing this. Hope there are not more properties left empty for 4 years  ♻Michael J Keane  ♻‏ @KeaneMJ May 9 Replying to @pete556 @lambeth_council and 3 others What is wrong with councils that they can't do basic property maintenance? Perhaps they need an incentive - stop them building new buildings until they … Continue reading FUNGUSGATE: LABOUR MP’s THANKS TO GREEN PARTY COUNCILLOR / LAMBETH QUIZZED ON PROPERTIES EMPTY LONGER THAN SIX MONTHS

FUNGUSGATE: BACKGROUND TO THE NEWS

Green party Cllr Pete Elliott was out canvassing on the Fenwick estate in Clapham North  when he heard a commotion involving a colleague on the ground floor - and went to investigate. What he found was far more than an altercation involving an angry son who thought Cllr Elliott's colleague was a Lambeth council employee........ … Continue reading FUNGUSGATE: BACKGROUND TO THE NEWS

LAMBETHWATCH: HYPOCRISY AT LAMBETH LABOUR PARTY?

The following piece of party political pettiness was highly predictable: LambethLabour‏ @LambethLabour 40m40 minutes ago Lambeth Labour are calling for a "People’s Vote" in Streatham after Green councillor deserts residents for Brussels. The residents of St Leonard’s should be able to choose a representative that is able focus on representing them fully. The residents of … Continue reading LAMBETHWATCH: HYPOCRISY AT LAMBETH LABOUR PARTY?

LAMBETHWATCH: FREEDOM OF INFORMATION REQUESTS

A Freedom of Information request about penalty charge notices for motorists on Salters Hill, Upper Norwood received a VERY detailed response from Lambeth council's FOI team. None of the usual reasons given for not answering - vexatious / Environmental Information Regulations / it would take more than whatever number of hours and therefore we don't … Continue reading LAMBETHWATCH: FREEDOM OF INFORMATION REQUESTS

LAMBETHWATCH ON SOCIAL MEDIA: CULTURE 2020 / MARK STEEL PLAYS LIBRARY etc

Peoples Audit‏ @PeoplesAudit May 6 More questions that won't go away. Two years on and @lambeth_council have still only ever told us this handwritten note was added "in error". But how did a fee reduction on a multimillion contract happen "in error"? @defendtheten ____________________________________________________________________________________________ MARK STEEL PLAYS UPPER NORWOOD LIBRARY HUB Peoples Audit‏ @PeoplesAudit Big fan of … Continue reading LAMBETHWATCH ON SOCIAL MEDIA: CULTURE 2020 / MARK STEEL PLAYS LIBRARY etc

LAMBETHWATCH: RIBA AWARD FOR THEIR NEW TOWN HALL PROJECT

The covered walkway which runs through the town hall. Lambeth council’s refurbishment of the Grade II listed Lambeth town hall in Brixton and newly built civic centre next door have won a prestigious RIBA London award. The project is part of a new Civic Quarter for Lambeth, which has reduced the council’s core office buildings … Continue reading LAMBETHWATCH: RIBA AWARD FOR THEIR NEW TOWN HALL PROJECT

Performance of London Bride by John Gibbens @ Resonance FM104.4 6th June

From Armorel Weston: My dear friends, Because of the great response to the launch of London Bride, 6th March; Resonance FM 104.4 (this is  a Internet radio station if you live outside the London wavelength) are giving us a full hour on Thursday 6th June between 8- 9pm to read  and perform the full 10 parts of John's Poem, LONDON … Continue reading Performance of London Bride by John Gibbens @ Resonance FM104.4 6th June

FORMER LAMBETH COUNCIL DIRECTOR SUE FOSTER GETS £90,000 PAYOFF

Sue Foster, former strategic director of neighbourhoods and growth, got a £91,107 payoff when she left Lambeth council in December. The figure is revealed in the council's draft accounts which have just been released for inspection, say People's Audit Lambeth where they “will once again be attempting to carry out a citizen’s audit" of Lambeth … Continue reading FORMER LAMBETH COUNCIL DIRECTOR SUE FOSTER GETS £90,000 PAYOFF