UPPER NORWOOD BLOCK FIRST IN CROYDON TO GET SPRINKLERS POST-GRENFELL    

Cllr Alison Butler, resident Teresa Cox and LFB commander Kevin McKenzie in the first block to get retrofitted sprinklers. Croydon council have completed works to retrospectively fit the first of its 26 blocks - College Green in Upper Norwood - with fire sprinklers with support from London Fire Brigade.   A week after the Grenfell … Continue reading UPPER NORWOOD BLOCK FIRST IN CROYDON TO GET SPRINKLERS POST-GRENFELL    

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CRESSINGHAM GARDENS RESIDENTS CALL FOR ESTATE DEMOLITION PLANS TO BE PUT ON HOLD FOLLOWING MAYOR’S U-TURN ON BALLOTS

Cressingham Gardens residents are calling for Lambeth council’s regeneration proposals to be put on hold following the Mayor of London’s U-turn on mandatory ballots. Residents believe the council should halt the scheme while the Mayor’s consultation is ongoing. They say Lambeth council are consolidating their plan to spend tens of millions of pounds of public … Continue reading CRESSINGHAM GARDENS RESIDENTS CALL FOR ESTATE DEMOLITION PLANS TO BE PUT ON HOLD FOLLOWING MAYOR’S U-TURN ON BALLOTS

SILENCE OF THE LAMBETHS

There's a funeral taking place at West Norwood cemetery this Friday (23rd) to which you are all invited. David Coad was 81. He lived in Chestnut Road, West Norwood. His body lay undiscovered for three weeks until a concerned nieghbour called police. Before the death certificate had even been signed Lambeth council moved in and … Continue reading SILENCE OF THE LAMBETHS

….AND LAMBETH COUNCIL’S FREEDOM OF INFORMATION TEAM ALSO PLAN TO STAY SILENT ON ANY FURTHER QUESTIONS ABOUT CARNEGIE LIBRARY, HERNE HILL FROM NEWS FROM CRYSTAL PALACE…..

Just as News From Crystal Palace was putting the finishing touches to the opinion piece headed 'Silence of the Lambeths' we received a reply from Lambeth council's Freedom of Information people. We had asked for copies of emails between a named council officer and Friends of Carnegie Library. The FOI people provided a copy of … Continue reading ….AND LAMBETH COUNCIL’S FREEDOM OF INFORMATION TEAM ALSO PLAN TO STAY SILENT ON ANY FURTHER QUESTIONS ABOUT CARNEGIE LIBRARY, HERNE HILL FROM NEWS FROM CRYSTAL PALACE…..

LAMBETH’S ATTITUDE TO RESIDENTS “INHUMAN” SAYS CONSERVATIVE OPPOSITION LEADER – Green party Cllr also criticises council’s attitude over ballots on estate demolition

Opposition councillors in Lambeth have slammed the council's attitude following our exclusive story which showed an official council press release about ballots on estate demolitions included blatant falsehoods. Conservative opposition leader Cllr Tim Briggs said: "Labour councillors refusing to ballot residents on estates just shows that not only do they not consult properly, they don't … Continue reading LAMBETH’S ATTITUDE TO RESIDENTS “INHUMAN” SAYS CONSERVATIVE OPPOSITION LEADER – Green party Cllr also criticises council’s attitude over ballots on estate demolition

LAMBETH TORIES PLAN TO HALT ALL ESTATE DEMOLITIONS – BRING IN NOT-FOR-PROFIT PROVIDER FOR LIBRARIES – Engage properly with residents – and end the spin

Lambeth's Conservative opposition have unveiled their alternative budget set to be discussed at tomorrow night's (Wednesday) full council meeting. Their proposals include: Halting of all estate demolitions Saving Lambeth's libraries - by using a not-for-profit provider Engaging properly with residents Ending the spin Ending the scandals around housing Ending excessive payments to Labour councillors Reducing … Continue reading LAMBETH TORIES PLAN TO HALT ALL ESTATE DEMOLITIONS – BRING IN NOT-FOR-PROFIT PROVIDER FOR LIBRARIES – Engage properly with residents – and end the spin

LAMBETH ‘NOMINALLY BANKRUPT’ IN TWO YEARS UNLESS CHANGES ARE MADE, SAY CONSERVATIVES

Lambeth council will be "nominally bankrupt" within two years unless Labour councillors change course. The warning comes from the Conservative opposition in their alternative budget report. "The only long-term economic plan that has been proved to work is to reform and modernise the council by re-structuring it to become a commissioning council" they say. "Not … Continue reading LAMBETH ‘NOMINALLY BANKRUPT’ IN TWO YEARS UNLESS CHANGES ARE MADE, SAY CONSERVATIVES

SAFER, CLEANER, GREENER NEIGHBOURHOODS – and a police base in every council ward

All wards in Lambeth will have a police base, say the Conservative opposition in Lambeth in their alternative budget. "We will work with the Metropolitan Police to ensure that every ward has a police base for neighbourhood police officers to be able to use as a hub to write reports and engage with communities. "Where … Continue reading SAFER, CLEANER, GREENER NEIGHBOURHOODS – and a police base in every council ward

GREEN PARTY CALLS FOR BALLOT ON ESTATES IN ITS BUDGET FOR LAMBETH

Lambeth should be a place where  the council works with and for local residents and not against them, says the Green party in its budget proposals for  2018-19. Proposals include giving residents living on Lambeth council estates the right to ballot on proposed demolitions, reductions on communications spending "which simply try to justify unpopular policies … Continue reading GREEN PARTY CALLS FOR BALLOT ON ESTATES IN ITS BUDGET FOR LAMBETH

LAMBETH COUNCIL TAX SET TO GO UP 2.99 PER CENT – WITH 3 PER CENT ADULT CARE PRECEPT ON TOP

Lambeth's Labour-dominated council are set to agree a 2.99 per cent increase in council tax plus a 3pc Government’s adult social care precept at its meeting tomorrow night (Wednesday). A report to the meeting says the council continues to face a very challenging time, with unprecedented reductions in funding from central government at the same … Continue reading LAMBETH COUNCIL TAX SET TO GO UP 2.99 PER CENT – WITH 3 PER CENT ADULT CARE PRECEPT ON TOP