UNIVERSAL CREDIT MEANS MORE PEOPLE IN CRISIS AND USING FOODBANKS IN SOUTHWARK THAN EVER BEFORE / LAMBETH COUNCIL MOTION ON UNIVERSAL CREDIT

The introduction of Universal Credit has seen more people in crisis and using food banks in Southwark than ever before, say the borough council. Rough sleeping has increased exponentially – the annual count, which took place in Southwark last month, found 42 people sleeping on the streets, an increase of 24 per cent from last … Continue reading UNIVERSAL CREDIT MEANS MORE PEOPLE IN CRISIS AND USING FOODBANKS IN SOUTHWARK THAN EVER BEFORE / LAMBETH COUNCIL MOTION ON UNIVERSAL CREDIT

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YOU ARE WHAT YOU EAT – TALK AT JOE’S BAR NEXT MONDAY……AND AT THE FOOD MARKET TOMORROW……..and LOTS more events….and one missing pussycat

YOU ARE WHAT YOU EAT - TALK AT JOE'S BAR NEXT MONDAY Confused about what carbs, fats and proteins to eat? Want to know how to get more nutrients into your meals? Interested in keeping your weight and energy balanced? Want to know how to build muscle or lose fat? Then don't miss Dr Shideh … Continue reading YOU ARE WHAT YOU EAT – TALK AT JOE’S BAR NEXT MONDAY……AND AT THE FOOD MARKET TOMORROW……..and LOTS more events….and one missing pussycat

MACMILLAN CANCER SUPPORT SEEKS VOLUNTEERS IN LAMBETH

by Philippa Paine, Frontline Volunteer Team Leader (Macmillan Cancer Support) “Frontline” staff and volunteers are the first point of contact for people affected by cancer when they call the support line at Macmillan Cancer Support. We’re looking for volunteers in Lambeth to come and help on the Macmillan Cancer Support line. We know cancer changes … Continue reading MACMILLAN CANCER SUPPORT SEEKS VOLUNTEERS IN LAMBETH

COUNCIL MOTION OPPOSES INTIMIDATION OF WOMEN AT ABORTION CLINICS – “Protests causing distress to residents and staff”

No woman should face intimidation when seeking support from clinics offering abortion services as laid out in the Abortion Act 1967, says a motion which Lambeth councilors will vote on - but not debate - at a full council meeting next Wednesday. The motion also says: "Protests outside three abortion clinics in Lambeth are causing … Continue reading COUNCIL MOTION OPPOSES INTIMIDATION OF WOMEN AT ABORTION CLINICS – “Protests causing distress to residents and staff”

LAMBETHWATCH: TRADE UNION PROTESTS OK SAY LAMBETH COUNCIL’S (BLUE) TORIES  

Trade Union protests are OK – that’s the message from Lambeth Conservatives in an amendment to a Labour motion at next Wednesday’s Lambeth council meeting. OK – News From Crystal Palace is being a bit tongue in cheek here because the motion deals with the serious issue of abortion and protests which the Labour motion … Continue reading LAMBETHWATCH: TRADE UNION PROTESTS OK SAY LAMBETH COUNCIL’S (BLUE) TORIES  

GREEN PARTY BID TO MAKE LAMBETH A ‘PLASTIC-FREE AUTHORITY BY APRIL – (It might as well wait until December – Labour)

Moves to make Lambeth a 'plastic-free' authority by April are proposed in a motion at next Wednesday's council meeting by Green party Cllr Scott Ainslie. A Labour amendment wants to delay the move until December. Cllr Ainslie's motion - which will not be debated - calls for: ending the sale and provision of SUP (single … Continue reading GREEN PARTY BID TO MAKE LAMBETH A ‘PLASTIC-FREE AUTHORITY BY APRIL – (It might as well wait until December – Labour)

LAMBETH COUNCIL SET TO LEND UP TO £600 MILLION TO NEW HOUSING COMPANY – “It may well be that by lending to Homes for Lambeth, the council is limited in the amount of borrowing it can undertake for other projects” – report

Lambeth council are set to lend up to £600 million to a housing company which has just been formed - after borrowing the funds from elsewhere. The new council-owned house building and management company - generically known as Homes for Lambeth but now using four different names - will have DEBTS of £165 MILLION by … Continue reading LAMBETH COUNCIL SET TO LEND UP TO £600 MILLION TO NEW HOUSING COMPANY – “It may well be that by lending to Homes for Lambeth, the council is limited in the amount of borrowing it can undertake for other projects” – report

OPINION – HOMES FOR LAMBETH: CARILLION Mk II?

Homes for Lambeth is a financial disaster waiting to happen. A council which says it has NO money to repair homes on six council estates they want to demolish, NO money to run libraries NOW decides its going to BORROW LOADSAMONEY to lend to a new company it's just set up. It sounds like a … Continue reading OPINION – HOMES FOR LAMBETH: CARILLION Mk II?

LAMBETHWATCH: “ANYONE IN DOUBT OF THE VALUE OF LIBRARIES, PLEASE READ THIS THREAD…….”

BOLD Defend The Ten Retweeted Jo Franklin‏ @JoFranklin2 Jan 14: Anyone in doubt of the value of libraries, pls read this thread. You cannot put a price on this woman’s experience. Maintaining a community has little to do with making money. It is to do with creating opportunities for all to interact and be part of … Continue reading LAMBETHWATCH: “ANYONE IN DOUBT OF THE VALUE OF LIBRARIES, PLEASE READ THIS THREAD…….”

As Carillion collapses: CROYDON TAKE LIBRARIES BACK ‘IN HOUSE’

Croydon council have announced today (January 15th) it intends to terminate its contract with troubled contractor Carillion and will take its libraries back in-house and protect library staff jobs. Government services provider Carillion is to go into liquidation, it stated this morning. The company took over the running of Croydon’s libraries in 2012. In a … Continue reading As Carillion collapses: CROYDON TAKE LIBRARIES BACK ‘IN HOUSE’