Coronavirus: Council leader updates residents on Lambeth’s response…Croydon call for private landlords to help struggling tenants

Coronavirus: Council leader updates residents on Lambeth’s response Lambeth council leader Jack Hopkins has written to local residents, businesses and other organisations, setting out how the council is responding to the challenge and supporting people across the borough. In a message headed “Lambeth Stands Together”, Cllr Hopkins provided an update of the council’s work, along … Continue reading Coronavirus: Council leader updates residents on Lambeth’s response…Croydon call for private landlords to help struggling tenants

Lambeth council and business leaders call for immediate action to save local economy

Lambeth council and the borough’s business community have written a joint letter to the Chancellor urging immediate action in the face of the unprecedented economic challenge poised by the coronavirus outbreak. The letter, signed by Lambeth council Leader Cllr Jack Hopkins and the leaders of the borough’s seven business improvement districts calls for immediate action … Continue reading Lambeth council and business leaders call for immediate action to save local economy

Windrush victims still live in fear of ending up on a charter flight says MP – Lambeth council call for ‘fit-for-purpose’ compensation scheme

Dulwich and West Norwood MP Helen Hayes has challenged Home Secretary Priti Patel in the Commons over the Windrush Lessons Learned review saying people still live in fear of "ending up on a charter flight." The MP, who has campaigned on the issue, asked the Home Secretary: if she was now "beginning to understand how … Continue reading Windrush victims still live in fear of ending up on a charter flight says MP – Lambeth council call for ‘fit-for-purpose’ compensation scheme

CORONAVIRUS: VOLUNTEERING IN BROMLEY BOROUGH – AND KEEPING AN EYE OUT FOR THE SCAMMERS (and guess what – they’re already at it!)

Enquiries from Bromley residents to help those most in need if it proves necessary over the course of coming months in response to COVID-19 are being welcomed, say the council. This follows various national discussions and the council "paying heightened attention" to the evolving situation, with a specialist group having been formed within the council … Continue reading CORONAVIRUS: VOLUNTEERING IN BROMLEY BOROUGH – AND KEEPING AN EYE OUT FOR THE SCAMMERS (and guess what – they’re already at it!)

WHY HAVE ELECTRICITY CHARGES ON CRESSINGHAM GARDENS ESTATE ROCKETED?

A resident of Cressingham Gardens estate - one of six which Lambeth Labour want to demolish across the borough - has made a Freedom of Information request on electricity charges. In his FOI request to Lambeth council Tom Keene says electricity charges on the estate close to Brockwell park  have increased by around 350 per cent … Continue reading WHY HAVE ELECTRICITY CHARGES ON CRESSINGHAM GARDENS ESTATE ROCKETED?

“Come together to help tackle Southwark’s climate emergency” – council’s invitation

Southwark council are inviting everybody who lives in the borough to come together, to chart a path towards a more sustainable and environmentally sound future. Southwark residents are all invited to the very first, community led, Empowering Communities annual conference, at William Booth College, on 21 March. This event will tackle the Climate Emergency head … Continue reading “Come together to help tackle Southwark’s climate emergency” – council’s invitation

Small businesses in Bromley invited to meet the buyer – their local council

Small, local Bromley businesses looking to grow are invited to a free Meet the Buyer event on Wednesday 18 March 2020 The one day event – an ideal platform for businesses to grow - will be held at The Great Hall, Bromley civic centre, Stockwell Close, BR1 3UH supported by Bromley council and partners. The … Continue reading Small businesses in Bromley invited to meet the buyer – their local council

PARK DINOSAURS GET SUPPORT OF DAVID ATTENBOROUGH: “This is where public outreach on science began”

Sir David Attenborough is backing Historic England's decision to put the Dinosaurs in Crystal Palace park on their Heritage At Risk register and give them  "the public protection they so badly need." In his letter of support pictured above, the broadcaster and natural historian says he is "delighted" to join with the Friends of Crystal … Continue reading PARK DINOSAURS GET SUPPORT OF DAVID ATTENBOROUGH: “This is where public outreach on science began”

KEEP CALM AND CARRY ON YOUR LIVES AS NORMAL unless there is a reason not to, say council

Bromley council say they are paying heightened attention to the evolving situation around COVID-19 - Coronavirus - and have formed a specialist group to co-ordinate information and guidance from the Government and the NHS. The council say they have well-rehearsed emergency planning and business continuity measures in place and the council’s website will be kept … Continue reading KEEP CALM AND CARRY ON YOUR LIVES AS NORMAL unless there is a reason not to, say council

POLICE CALLED TO ESTATE RAVE “There were dozens of vehicles on two consecutive nights/mornings zoning in with a large number of quite intimidating adults playing incredibly loud music” – Councillor

Police were called to Central Hill estate after another illegal rave there - the second in less than a year.  The latest - which occurred last weekend - was in a property on Plane Tree Walk which Lambeth council say was renovated with new tenants due to move in this month. In an exchange of … Continue reading POLICE CALLED TO ESTATE RAVE “There were dozens of vehicles on two consecutive nights/mornings zoning in with a large number of quite intimidating adults playing incredibly loud music” – Councillor