COUNCIL PAYS TOWARDS FIRM’S REDUNDANCY COSTS

Lambeth council have contributed an undisclosed sum towards redundancy costs at Engie whose services include providing security services at cabinet and committee meetings at the town hall. The move is revealed in a report on the lambeth.gov website under 'officer delegated decisions'. The redundancies appear to relate to the council's plans to move some services … Continue reading COUNCIL PAYS TOWARDS FIRM’S REDUNDANCY COSTS

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“BOTTOMLESS PIT OF GOLD FOR COUNCIL’S HOUSING REGENERATION SCHEME – OTHER AREAS BEING CUT DRASTICALLY

The pot of gold belonging to Lambeth council's housing regeneration department seems to be bottomless - whilst other areas of the council's services are being dramatically cut due to the imposition of austerity measures, its cabinet has been told. Green party Cllr Pete Elliott (Gipsy Hill) asked them: "How can we have faith in the … Continue reading “BOTTOMLESS PIT OF GOLD FOR COUNCIL’S HOUSING REGENERATION SCHEME – OTHER AREAS BEING CUT DRASTICALLY

“COMPULSORY PURCHASE ORDER FOR ESTATE NOT IN THE PUBLIC INTEREST”

A compulsory purchase order for one of the six estates which Lambeth council want to demolish is not in the public interest, Lambeth council's cabinet have been told. Shemi Leira, chairman of the tenants and residents association on Westbury estate where he has lived for almost 25 years, said his flat had been valued at … Continue reading “COMPULSORY PURCHASE ORDER FOR ESTATE NOT IN THE PUBLIC INTEREST”

EDBROOKE QUITS AS LAMBETH COUNCILLOR

Lambeth councilor Jane Edbrooke has quit following her appointment to a "politically restricted" but unspecified post. She announced her resignation on medium.com and via her own Twitter feed. Edbrooke, who became chief whip following the May council elections, was previously cabinet member for neighbourhoods when she told a council meeting in November 2015 in response … Continue reading EDBROOKE QUITS AS LAMBETH COUNCILLOR

FORMER LAMBETH COUNCIL TENANT USED RIGHT TO BUY – DESPITE LIVING IN BRISTOL AT THE TIME

A former Lambeth council tenant used a Right to Buy discount to purchase a council house – even though he was living in Bristol at the time. He was caught after a data match from the National Fraud Initiative - .a Government organisation which matches electronic data within and between public and private sector bodies … Continue reading FORMER LAMBETH COUNCIL TENANT USED RIGHT TO BUY – DESPITE LIVING IN BRISTOL AT THE TIME

CHRISTMAS: FREE PARKING IN CROYDON COUNCIL CAR PARKS / LAMBETH: EMERGENCY FOOD GUIDE / OTHER COUNCIL SERVICES

An early present from Croydon council will make it easier for residents to prepare for and enjoy the festive season. Pay and display charges in council-run car parks and on-street bays will be relaxed on specific days around Christmas and New Year. These spaces will be free of all parking enforcement on Christmas Eve, Christmas … Continue reading CHRISTMAS: FREE PARKING IN CROYDON COUNCIL CAR PARKS / LAMBETH: EMERGENCY FOOD GUIDE / OTHER COUNCIL SERVICES

CHRISTMAS: DOMESTIC VIOLENCE – SUPPORT FOR MEN AND WOMEN

Domestic abuse often increases during the festive period, so Croydon’s Family Justice Centre (FJC) is keen to ensure men and women know about its support services. Posters on display across the borough detail where help is available, and how to seek support. Between 1 November 2017 and 1 November 2018 there were 1,421 reports of … Continue reading CHRISTMAS: DOMESTIC VIOLENCE – SUPPORT FOR MEN AND WOMEN

LAMBETH COUNCIL FINANCES – WHAT THE LABOUR CABINET SAY: “We have lost 60p in every pound since 2010 that we can spend on local services….“The Government are making the boast ‘austerity is over’ – it’s certainly one we’re not seeing in this town hall.”

Cllr Jim Dickson,  joint cabinet member for the voluntary sector, partnerships and community safety, has spoken of the difficulties Lambeth council face face having to find £43 million of savings which were the result of the "vindictive approach" the Government were taking towards public services. His comments came at Monday night's meeting of Lambeth council's … Continue reading LAMBETH COUNCIL FINANCES – WHAT THE LABOUR CABINET SAY: “We have lost 60p in every pound since 2010 that we can spend on local services….“The Government are making the boast ‘austerity is over’ – it’s certainly one we’re not seeing in this town hall.”

….AND WHAT THE OPPOSITION ON LAMBETH COUNCIL SAY: “COUNCIL INCREASING RESERVES WHILE MAXIMISING MISERY”

“By front loading the biggest cuts in the first year of their four year financial plan Lambeth Labour are maximising misery and heaping hardship on the boroughs most vulnerable residents, says Green party oposition leader Cllr Jonathan Bartley. "And they are doing so while at the same time increasing the council’s reserves. "This is a … Continue reading ….AND WHAT THE OPPOSITION ON LAMBETH COUNCIL SAY: “COUNCIL INCREASING RESERVES WHILE MAXIMISING MISERY”

PEOPLE OF SOUTHWARK THANKED FOR THEIR RECYCLING EFFORTS BY COUNCIL

The people of Southwark have been thanked for their efforts over recycling after the borough again achieved the highest recycling rates for inner London. Cllr Richard Livingstone, Southwark's cabinet member for environment, transport management and air quality, says: "I would like to congratulate everyone involved and encourage even more people to start separating, cleaning and … Continue reading PEOPLE OF SOUTHWARK THANKED FOR THEIR RECYCLING EFFORTS BY COUNCIL