LAMBETH COUNCIL BLOCK ‘CALL IN’ ON £360 MILLION LOAN PLAN

Labour-dominated Lambeth council have blocked the 'call in' by Green party councillors of a planned £360 million loan. As News From Crystal Palace has previously reported Lambeth council are to borrow £360 MILLION over the next three years – to help pay for their highly controversial Homes for Lambeth estates regeneration scheme, the redress scheme … Continue reading LAMBETH COUNCIL BLOCK ‘CALL IN’ ON £360 MILLION LOAN PLAN

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LAMBETHWATCH: LETTERS TO LAMBETH COUNCIL FROM MICHAEL KEANE…

 ♻Michael J Keane  ♻‏ @KeaneMJ As Lambeth decided to run three important consultations in parallel putting extra pressure on the public in the run up to Christmas I thought I'd get my own back. Here's my hopefully constructive feedback to Lambeth on their consultations. ...AND FROM PEOPLE'S AUDIT LAMBETH Peoples Audit‏ @PeoplesAudit Peoples Audit‏ @PeoplesAudit Nov 8 Our … Continue reading LAMBETHWATCH: LETTERS TO LAMBETH COUNCIL FROM MICHAEL KEANE…

LIB PECK TO QUIT AS LAMBETH COUNCIL LEADER

Cllr Lib Peck, Lambeth council leader has today (Jan14) announced that she will be stepping down to take a new role at the Greater London Authority. She has been appointed as director of the London’s new Violence Reduction Unit after leading Lambeth council for six years and having been a councillor for 17 years. Front … Continue reading LIB PECK TO QUIT AS LAMBETH COUNCIL LEADER

CROYDON COUNCIL MOURNS FORMER MAYOR CLLR MAGGIE MANSELL

Croydon council are mourning one of its longest-serving and ‘most dedicated’ members and former Mayor of Croydon, Cllr Maggie Mansell, who has died following a short illness. Council members and officers have paid tribute to Maggie, who was first elected to the council in 1986 and held several key cabinet and committee posts. Over the years … Continue reading CROYDON COUNCIL MOURNS FORMER MAYOR CLLR MAGGIE MANSELL

BROCKWELL PARK’S CENTREPIECE GETS CASH BOOST

The restoration of Brockwell hall – the centrepiece of Lambeth’s Brockwell park – has moved a step closer after Lambeth council were successful in a funding bid to the Heritage Lottery Fund (HLF). A £387,500 grant will fund detailed design and feasibility work looking at transforming Brockwell Hall into a venue for weddings and corporate … Continue reading BROCKWELL PARK’S CENTREPIECE GETS CASH BOOST

SYDENHAM FLY-TIPPING TRUCK CRUSHED / CROYDON CLAMPDOWN SEES VEHICLE SEIZED

A vehicle involved in fly-tipping incidents in Sydenham has been crushed. The white Ford tipper truck was seized in September after CCTV surveillance revealed it was involved in fly-tipping incidents in Kangley Bridge Road, Sydenham. A council spokesman told News From Crystal Palace: "The vehicle was actually seized in Kangley Bridge Road, which is also … Continue reading SYDENHAM FLY-TIPPING TRUCK CRUSHED / CROYDON CLAMPDOWN SEES VEHICLE SEIZED

BROTHERS FINED MORE THAN £35,000 FOR “NEGLIGENT AND DANGEROUS MANAGEMENT” OF FLATS ABOVE FAMOUS PUB – Falsely claimed to be National Approved Letting Scheme members

Three brothers, whose "negligent and dangerous management" of rented flats above the former Thomas a Becket pub - famed for its boxing links -  on the Old Kent Road have been landed with massive fines at Inner London Crown Court. They were given fines of £37,500 and costs of £16,467.30 - plus a confiscation order … Continue reading BROTHERS FINED MORE THAN £35,000 FOR “NEGLIGENT AND DANGEROUS MANAGEMENT” OF FLATS ABOVE FAMOUS PUB – Falsely claimed to be National Approved Letting Scheme members

“HELP SHAPE THE FUTURE OF CROYDON’S TRANSPORT NETWORK”

A consultation helping shape the future of Croydon’s transport system is currently underway for local people to share their thoughts on everything from how to make journeys safer to improving sustainability over the next 20 years. A first draft of Croydon’s Local Implementation Plan has been submitted to Transport for London (TfL) and is now … Continue reading “HELP SHAPE THE FUTURE OF CROYDON’S TRANSPORT NETWORK”

NO MONEY FOR REPAIRS – BUT LAMBETH COUNCIL TO SPEND £50,000 A YEAR ON INDEPENDENT ADVISERS FOR CENTRAL HILL ESTATE – “Renewed contract will include break clauses if the budget is not enough”

Lambeth council are set to spend more money on independent advisers for Central Hill - one of the six estates they want to demolish as part of their highly controversial Homes for Lambeth plans. Lambeth Labour have consistently claimed that they cannot afford to do repairs on the six estates because of Government cutbacks and … Continue reading NO MONEY FOR REPAIRS – BUT LAMBETH COUNCIL TO SPEND £50,000 A YEAR ON INDEPENDENT ADVISERS FOR CENTRAL HILL ESTATE – “Renewed contract will include break clauses if the budget is not enough”

COUNCIL ESTATES FACING DEMOLITION: PROPERTY CONSULTANTS WRITE TO LEASEHOLDERS

Copies of letters sent by two property consultants to a leaseholder on one of the six estates Lambeth Labour want to demolish have been obtained by News From Crystal Palace. One of the letters says local authorities are regularly undervaluing property in advance of compulsory purchase orders (CPO's). The first addresses the leaseholder by name … Continue reading COUNCIL ESTATES FACING DEMOLITION: PROPERTY CONSULTANTS WRITE TO LEASEHOLDERS