HOMES FOR LAMBETH: “WE NEED TO ENSURE THER’S NO RISK TO THE COUNCIL”……SAYS SENIOR LABOUR COUNCILLOR

Homes for Lambeth is such a large project it should be controlled by Lambeth council, says a senior Lambeth Labour councillor. Cllr Adrian Garden, who chairs the council's corporate committee, told its latest meeting: "This committee are very concerned that such a large project should be controlled by the council even though it's a separate … Continue reading HOMES FOR LAMBETH: “WE NEED TO ENSURE THER’S NO RISK TO THE COUNCIL”……SAYS SENIOR LABOUR COUNCILLOR

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LAMBETH COUNCIL OFFICERS MEETING WITH POLICE AND HEALTH CHIEFS OVER ‘NO DEAL’ BREXIT

Senior Lambeth council officers have been meeting fortnightly with police and health chiefs on the possible effects - if any - of a 'No Deal' Brexit. The discussions were revealed to the latest meeting of Lambeth council's corporate committee by council chief executive Andrew Travers. The meetings, which have been held since Christmas, include scenarios … Continue reading LAMBETH COUNCIL OFFICERS MEETING WITH POLICE AND HEALTH CHIEFS OVER ‘NO DEAL’ BREXIT

HOUSING BENEFIT STAFF DEFRAUDED LAMBETH COUNCIL – AND IT’S HAPPENED BEFORE!

Seven benefit assessors have been sentenced to prison for a total of 17 years for their roles in housing benefit fraud which saw more than £1 million stolen from Lambeth and two other  councils in the capital. The assessors, who also worked for Kingston council and for Barking and Dagenham council, created false housing benefit … Continue reading HOUSING BENEFIT STAFF DEFRAUDED LAMBETH COUNCIL – AND IT’S HAPPENED BEFORE!

TACKLING DOMESTIC ABUSE: “GOVERNMENT SHOULD TAKE MORE RADICAL APPROACH” SAYS COUNCIL LEADER

Lambeth council leader Cllr Jack Hopkins has written to the government responding to the newly proposed Domestic Abuse Bill. The new legislation will: introduce the first ever statutory government definition of domestic abuse to specifically include economic abuse and controlling and manipulative non-physical abuse - this will enable everyone, including victims themselves, to understand what … Continue reading TACKLING DOMESTIC ABUSE: “GOVERNMENT SHOULD TAKE MORE RADICAL APPROACH” SAYS COUNCIL LEADER

FIZZ FREE FEBRUARY REACHED BIGGEST AUDIENCE YET SAY SOUTHWARK – AND THAT INCLUDES STATEN ISLAND, U.S.A.

In just its second year, Fizz Free February has reached more people than ever before, encouraging more people to ditch the fizz and think of their health, teeth and bank accounts, say Southwark council. There has been great appetite for the campaign across the country, with many businesses, organisations and individuals pledging to go fizz … Continue reading FIZZ FREE FEBRUARY REACHED BIGGEST AUDIENCE YET SAY SOUTHWARK – AND THAT INCLUDES STATEN ISLAND, U.S.A.

CROYDON SCOOP TWO LOCAL GOVERNMENT CHRONICLE AWARDS – finalists in four other categories 

Accepting the Campaign of the Year Award are (L-R): Cllr Tony Newman, Anna Quigley, Cllr Alisa Flemming, Emily Collinsbeare, Cllr Alison Butler. Anna and Emily are both from Croydon council. Croydon council have scooped two awards at a ceremony celebrating the UK’s best initiatives in local government. At the Local Government Chronicle Awards in central … Continue reading CROYDON SCOOP TWO LOCAL GOVERNMENT CHRONICLE AWARDS – finalists in four other categories 

BROMLEY: RESIDENTS ASKED NOT TO REPORT DAY-BURNING STREET LIGHTS

Residents in Bromley borough are being asked not to report day burning street lights as the council say they are already aware of the issue. It follows the software provider of the Central Management System (CMS) which controls many of the council’s LED street lights on and off, going into administration. "As a result, some … Continue reading BROMLEY: RESIDENTS ASKED NOT TO REPORT DAY-BURNING STREET LIGHTS

SEXUAL HEALTH: NEW FIVE-YEAR STRATEGY TO TACKLE HIGH RATES OF HIV AND STI’s IN LAMBETH, SOUTHWARK AND LEWISHAM

A new five-year strategy to tackle HIV and STI's has been launched by Lambeth, Southwark and Lewisham public health departments. Lambeth, Southwark and Lewisham’s rates of HIV and STIs are the highest in England, and there are persistent inequalities in sexual and reproductive health, with young people, men who have sex with men (MSM) and … Continue reading SEXUAL HEALTH: NEW FIVE-YEAR STRATEGY TO TACKLE HIGH RATES OF HIV AND STI’s IN LAMBETH, SOUTHWARK AND LEWISHAM

RECYCLING YOUR FOOD WASTE: A REMINDER FROM VEOLIA AND LAMBETH “Only 30 per cent of residents using kerbside food recycling service”

Only 30 per cent of Lambeth households are using the kerbside food recycling service – even though it’s so easy to recycle. So Veolia and Lambeth council are making it easier still to remember what, where, when & how to recycle food waste. Lambeth’s food waste recycling service has been running for almost six years. … Continue reading RECYCLING YOUR FOOD WASTE: A REMINDER FROM VEOLIA AND LAMBETH “Only 30 per cent of residents using kerbside food recycling service”

CROYDON: DEMENTIA ROADSHOWS  “also an opportunity for families and carers of those with dementia to better understand the condition”

Croydon fire officers, leisure centre staff and the council will host dementia awareness roadshows this month to get people thinking about how they can support those living with the condition in the community. Hundreds of people are expected to attend the roadshow sessions and become a Dementia Friend. The free drop-in sessions will take place … Continue reading CROYDON: DEMENTIA ROADSHOWS  “also an opportunity for families and carers of those with dementia to better understand the condition”