LABOUR HOLD COLDHARBOUR WARD – but there’s a 12 per cent swing to the Greens

Labour held on to Coldharbour ward in yesterday's Lambeth council by-election with a reduced majority and a 12 per cent swing to the Greens. Green Party co-leader Jonathan Bartley, who is leader of the Green group on Lambeth council said: “Greens are now the alternative to Labour in Lambeth. "When people hear  what the Green … Continue reading LABOUR HOLD COLDHARBOUR WARD – but there’s a 12 per cent swing to the Greens

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 PRIVATELY-OWNED CROYDON PROPERTIES LEFT DERELICT TO BECOME COUNCIL TENANTS HOMES

Foxley Lane before.... Two privately-owned Croydon properties left derelict for a combined period of 30 years are set to become homes for council tenants thanks to major renovation works. The three-bedroom home in Coulsdon and four-bedroom house in Purley have now been renovated and extended to become one large four-bedroom and four two-bedroom properties. The … Continue reading  PRIVATELY-OWNED CROYDON PROPERTIES LEFT DERELICT TO BECOME COUNCIL TENANTS HOMES

BAKERLOO LINE – SOUTHWARK WELCOME REPORT BUT SAY THIRD STATION IS A PRIORITY

Southwark council have responded to a TfL report about the Bakerloo line extension, welcoming the Mayor’s commitment to the plans but expressing disappointment that only two stations have been put forward for Old Kent Road. Cllr Johnson Situ, cabinet member for growth, development and planning, said: “I am pleased that the Mayor of London remains … Continue reading BAKERLOO LINE – SOUTHWARK WELCOME REPORT BUT SAY THIRD STATION IS A PRIORITY

CHILD ABUSE REPORT SLAMMED BY GREEN PARTY “The truth is survivors do not trust Lambeth to administer this scheme”

A report to next Monday's meeting of Lambeth council's cabinet which outlines how far the redress scheme for people abused as youngsters in Lambeth council-run children's homes has got has been slammed by Lambeth Green party councillors. The five-strong group on Lambeth council say: Many people’s files have gone missing. Redactions to protect people have … Continue reading CHILD ABUSE REPORT SLAMMED BY GREEN PARTY “The truth is survivors do not trust Lambeth to administer this scheme”

SHIRLEY OAKS: LAMBETH COUNCIL’S STATEMENT ON THE REPORT

The unique Lambeth Children’s Home Redress Scheme has received more than 650 applications for compensation, a new report on its progress after six months shows. The Scheme, which opened on January 1 and will run for two years, has so far seen 343 Harms Way Payments worth £3,223,500 awarded to applicants. A further 50 offers … Continue reading SHIRLEY OAKS: LAMBETH COUNCIL’S STATEMENT ON THE REPORT

CROYDON COUNCIL OFFERS TO BUY A HOTEL

Croydon council have made an offer for the freehold of the Croydon Park hotel in what it calls "part of its drive to seek innovative ways to generate income for frontline services." The offer has been accepted and the authority is now in the final stage of the purchase, which is expected to generate around … Continue reading CROYDON COUNCIL OFFERS TO BUY A HOTEL

MOTORISTS WARNED OVER SECOND-HAND TYRE SAFETY

Motorists are being warned to check when they buy second—hand tyres after trading standards visits uncovered illegal sales. Croydon council officers carried out six covert test purchases in June on a random selection of retailers across the borough, and when tested all six tyres were illegal. Three were dangerous: • One had a long cut … Continue reading MOTORISTS WARNED OVER SECOND-HAND TYRE SAFETY

SOUTHWARK TO BE TRANSFORMED INTO A GIANT GAME

Southwark is set to be transformed into a giant game this autumn as thousands of employees and residents compete to see if their school, community or business can walk, run or cycle the furthest. Running from 19 September to 7 November, Beat the Street is a free, fun challenge where people are rewarded with points … Continue reading SOUTHWARK TO BE TRANSFORMED INTO A GIANT GAME

ONE HOUR WORKSHOPS TO HELP KIDS AGED NINE TO 14 FEEL SAFE

Croydon council are to fund two youth engagement workers to help support vulnerable young people in schools. Starting this month, the workers will facilitate six weekly, one-hour workshops to help nine to 14-year-olds keep themselves safe, and support their transition between primary and secondary education. The safety advice will include understanding the risks of carrying … Continue reading ONE HOUR WORKSHOPS TO HELP KIDS AGED NINE TO 14 FEEL SAFE

ADULTS WITH DISABILITIES GAIN CITY AND GUILDS QUALIFICATIONS

Residents employed to work in a boutique shop in Croydon’s Whitgift Centre have been awarded retail qualifications to help them kick start their career. The 12 participants in All About Me, an innovative four-week employability programme for adults with disabilities and learning difficulties, have now all gained a level one City & Guilds retail qualification, … Continue reading ADULTS WITH DISABILITIES GAIN CITY AND GUILDS QUALIFICATIONS