SENIOR LAMBETH COUNCIL OFFICERS “ILLEGALLY PAID VIA THEIR OWN COMPANIES” Sensational allegations in Private Eye magazine – Call for ‘root and branch investigation’ + Lambeth’s response

Sensational allegations that senior Lambeth council officers have illegally been paid via their own  'management companies', 'consultancies' or as 'suppliers' to the council are made in this week's issue of Private Eye magazine. "This has the advantage, for the employee and the council, of reducing tax and national insurance bills considerably" says the article in … Continue reading SENIOR LAMBETH COUNCIL OFFICERS “ILLEGALLY PAID VIA THEIR OWN COMPANIES” Sensational allegations in Private Eye magazine – Call for ‘root and branch investigation’ + Lambeth’s response

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OSCAR WINNER BACKS GREEN PARTY CANDIDATES IN HERNE HILL…

Lambeth Green Party Retweeted Jonathan Bartley‏ @jon_bartley (Green party candidate - St Leonard's ward Lambeth - Ed.): Great to have local #HerneHill resident (and Oscar winner) Mark Rylance supporting our council candidates! Pictured (from left) are the three Green party candidates for Herne Hill: Nick Christian, , Becca Thackray and Matt Reynolds.

…BUT LABOUR COUNCILLORS DON’T BACK CORBYN IN LAMBETH!!! – 29 SIGN ‘QUIT’ CALL TO THEIR NATIONAL LEADER

Lambeth council cabinet members were among 29 Labour councillors who signed a letter calling on party leader Jeremy Corbyn to quit. Cabinet members Matthew Bennett, Jim Dickson, Jane Edbrooke and Mohammed Seedat signed the petition along with overview and scrutiny committee chairman Ed Davie and chief whip Paul Gadsby. (Readers of Lambeth Labour's boroughwide leaflet … Continue reading …BUT LABOUR COUNCILLORS DON’T BACK CORBYN IN LAMBETH!!! – 29 SIGN ‘QUIT’ CALL TO THEIR NATIONAL LEADER

LAMBETH BAN SHIRLEY OAKS ABUSE CAMPAIGNER

Lambeth council have banned a leading campaigner of the Lambeth childrens homes abuse scandal from attending any further council meetings – and from meeting any councillors or staff. The move follows last December's stormy meetings of both the cabinet and council at Kennington Oval cricket ground. The council meeting ended up being held behind closed … Continue reading LAMBETH BAN SHIRLEY OAKS ABUSE CAMPAIGNER

OPINION: LAMBETH COUNCIL ELECTIONS 2018 – IT’S GETTING DIRTY………

Image: Lambeth Labour party Twitter (This image is captioned: LambethLabour‏ @LambethLabour  In Lambeth it's a straight fight between Labour who are building a better, fairer Lambeth and the Tories who are heartless nationally and hopeless locally.)  News From Crystal Palace takes the view that our readers have minds of their own and their own opinions and we don't … Continue reading OPINION: LAMBETH COUNCIL ELECTIONS 2018 – IT’S GETTING DIRTY………

LAMBETHWATCH: NEW HERNE HILL LABOUR LEAFLET PERPETUATES THE CARNEGIE LIBRARY MYTHS

A new leaflet from Herne Hill Labour contains factual inaccuracies which, if the party were a registered business, would leave them facing substantial fines and possible prison sentences. The latest garbage revolves, as usual, around Carnegie library on Herne Hill Road. THE LEAFLET: Paragraph two: "The Herne Hill Labour action team has worked hard alongside … Continue reading LAMBETHWATCH: NEW HERNE HILL LABOUR LEAFLET PERPETUATES THE CARNEGIE LIBRARY MYTHS

LAMBETHWATCH: SO….LOCAL ELECTIONS ARE ABOUT BREXIT – NOT LIBRARIES, DEMOLISHING COUNCIL ESTATES, WASTING MILLIONS ON CONSULTANTS?…JUST FANCY THAT!*

From Lambeth Labour Party Twitter: Also from Lambeth Labour Party Twitter: Mohammed Seedat‏ @moseeds (Labour Cllr and Streatham Wells ward candidate - Ed.) No policies in Lambeth from the Tories, Lib Dems or Greens. All 3 parties the same shade of 'do-nothing anti-everything', all varying shades of conservative. Only @LambethLabour has put forward actual progressive policies for … Continue reading LAMBETHWATCH: SO….LOCAL ELECTIONS ARE ABOUT BREXIT – NOT LIBRARIES, DEMOLISHING COUNCIL ESTATES, WASTING MILLIONS ON CONSULTANTS?…JUST FANCY THAT!*

LAMBETHWATCH: MORE CANDIDATES SIGN LIBRARIES PLEDGE

Helen Thompson‏ @Helen4Streatham Myself and my fellow Streatham Wells Lib Dem candidates Eloka Ikegbunam @EI4Streatham and @DominicLeigh have signed the @defendtheten pledge to fight for the reinstatement of a full library service in all 10 Lambeth Libraries And Oval Liberal Democrats‏ @OvalLibDems responding to Defend the Ten, posted: Clear & succinct answer from @MikeHillier to @defendtheten question: YES we … Continue reading LAMBETHWATCH: MORE CANDIDATES SIGN LIBRARIES PLEDGE

EVENTS – HOUSING RALLY / FOOD MARKET / LIBRARY OF THINGS / BUSINESS BAGEL

CRYSTAL PALACE FOOD MARKET   Our Patchwork Farm stall is back!  They're a friendly bunch & new volunteers are always welcome. You could be on the stall, or do some gardening on one of their sites. Ask at the stall for more information, or click here. SOME LIKE IT HOT - SOME LIKE IT COOL … Continue reading EVENTS – HOUSING RALLY / FOOD MARKET / LIBRARY OF THINGS / BUSINESS BAGEL

CINEMA OPEN BEFORE CHRISTMAS? Campaigners meet Everyman bosses

Members of the Picture Palace Campaign / Cinema4CrystalPalace met Crispin Lilly, chief executive officer of Everyman Cinemas at Bar Joe on Church Road last week. The meeting was to discuss the new Everyman venue on the site of the original cinema at 25 Church Road, Crystal Palace. As News From Crystal Palace has previously reported … Continue reading CINEMA OPEN BEFORE CHRISTMAS? Campaigners meet Everyman bosses