GOVERNMENT WATCHDOG PUTS LAMBETH’S FREEDOM OF INFORMATION TEAM ON THE NAUGHTY STEP

The Information Commissioner's Office, the Government watchdog which deals with Freedom of Information issues, have put Lambeth council's FOI team on the naughty step. In a firmly-worded letter the ICO have told the FOI team - following their refusals to answer eight questions put to them by News From Crystal Palace which were then upheld … Continue reading GOVERNMENT WATCHDOG PUTS LAMBETH’S FREEDOM OF INFORMATION TEAM ON THE NAUGHTY STEP

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INFORMATION COMMISSIONER’S OFFICE LETTER TO LAMBETH’S FREEDOM OF INFORMATION TEAM

10 July 2019 Dear Sir/Madam Freedom of Information Act 2000 (FOIA) Complainant: Mr Jerry Green I am writing to advise that that I have been asked to look at eight complaints submitted by Mr Jerry Green about the way the Council handled various information requests he made. I have gone through the correspondence relating to … Continue reading INFORMATION COMMISSIONER’S OFFICE LETTER TO LAMBETH’S FREEDOM OF INFORMATION TEAM

OPPOSITION COUNCILLORS BACK CRESSINGHAM RESIDENTS: “”We need to devolve power to communities” – Tim Briggs / “High time council stopped standing in residents way” – Jon Bartley

Opposition councillors on Lambeth are backing people living on the Cressingham Gardens estate at Tulse Hill after the Government gave the go-ahead for a residents takeover ballot. Clklr Tim Briggs, the only blue on the council, told News From Crystal Palace: "Ever since 2014 I have been trying to get Labour councillors to understand that … Continue reading OPPOSITION COUNCILLORS BACK CRESSINGHAM RESIDENTS: “”We need to devolve power to communities” – Tim Briggs / “High time council stopped standing in residents way” – Jon Bartley

FROM THE ARCHIVES: “DEMOLISHING ESTATE WOULD COST £100 MILLION – AND MORE” – Shock report highlights major discrepancies in Lambeth’s case for Cressingham Gardens

FROM THE ARCHIVES: “DEMOLISHING ESTATE WOULD COST £100 MILLION – AND MORE” – Shock report highlights major discrepancies in Lambeth’s case for Cressingham Gardens (Published March 17th 2016) “There is an apparent subtext which suggests that the enterprise is motivated by financial liquidity rather than the stated, albeit regularly morphing, aims.” (or: What Cressingham Gardens … Continue reading FROM THE ARCHIVES: “DEMOLISHING ESTATE WOULD COST £100 MILLION – AND MORE” – Shock report highlights major discrepancies in Lambeth’s case for Cressingham Gardens

CHILDREN’S REDRESS SCHEME AND HOMES FOR LAMBETH AMONG QUESTIONS AT NEXT COUNCIL MEETING

The Lambeth council childrens redress scheme, organised begging, the risks to Lambeth council of loans to Homes for Lambeth, the council's use of bailiffs, air quality monitors and car free day are among the subjects of questions at this Wednesday's meeting of Lambeth council. CHILDREN'S HOMES REDRESS SCHEME Cllr Becca Thackray (Green, Herne Hill) To: … Continue reading CHILDREN’S REDRESS SCHEME AND HOMES FOR LAMBETH AMONG QUESTIONS AT NEXT COUNCIL MEETING

ROGUE TRADERS HIT FOR SIX DURING CRICKET WORLD CUP

Staff from Lambeth council  helped disrupt rogue traders – and protect fans – by seizing counterfeit goods worth thousands of pounds during the Cricket World Cup. The ground was selected to host five matches in the 2019 tournament, including the opening match – England v South Africa, on 30th May. The matches brought huge economic … Continue reading ROGUE TRADERS HIT FOR SIX DURING CRICKET WORLD CUP

‘STAMP IT OUT’: ILLEGAL TOBACCO AWARENESS CAMPAIGN BACKED BY LAMBETH – AS CROYDON POLICE SEIZE 10,000 CIGARETTES

  Criminals are reaping in over £100 million a year from London’s trade in illegal tobacco and undermining efforts to support smokers to quit. Lambeth is not immune, say the council. On July 29th council trading standards along with public health colleagues, will have a sniffer dog Roadshow unit situated at Tunstall Road opposite Brixton … Continue reading ‘STAMP IT OUT’: ILLEGAL TOBACCO AWARENESS CAMPAIGN BACKED BY LAMBETH – AS CROYDON POLICE SEIZE 10,000 CIGARETTES

LOCAL GREEN SPACES: CROYDON WANT YOUR VIEWS

Croydon council are currently undertaking a Partial Review of the Croydon Local Plan, find out more about the Partial Review process here.  Local Green Space designation is an extra layer of protection against development for parks and green spaces. For an area to be identified as a Local Green Space, it has to meet the following criteria from the … Continue reading LOCAL GREEN SPACES: CROYDON WANT YOUR VIEWS

CRESSINGHAM GARDENS SENSATION!: Government gives go-ahead to residents estate takeover ballot – death knell for Homes for Lambeth?

Government minister Kit Malthouse has given the go-ahead to the first move in a process which will see residents on the Cressingham Gardens estate at Tulse Hill - which Lambeth council want to demolish as part of their highly controversial Homes for Lambeth plan - get to vote on them taking over the estate.   Acting … Continue reading CRESSINGHAM GARDENS SENSATION!: Government gives go-ahead to residents estate takeover ballot – death knell for Homes for Lambeth?

CRESSINGHAM GARDENS: “No evidence was submitted by Lambeth to suggest that the loss of the Cressingham Gardens site would mean the council would fail to meet its housing target” – consultants report

The Department for Communities and Local Government (DCLG)  commissioned Peter Brett Associates (PBA) to prepare a socio-economic evaluation of the proposed transfer of the Cressingham Gardens Estate to a new social landlord. Extracts from their report include the following: This socio-economic evaluation concludes that: ¡ Based on the available evidence and having regard to the … Continue reading CRESSINGHAM GARDENS: “No evidence was submitted by Lambeth to suggest that the loss of the Cressingham Gardens site would mean the council would fail to meet its housing target” – consultants report