EIGHTEEN WEEKS TO GO….(Or: It was Christmas Evening, outside the library…..)

Defend The Ten‏ @defendtheten Dec 24 EIGHTEEN WEEKS TO GO….(Or: It was Christmas Evening, outside the library.....) On Christmas Eve and with 18 weeks left till the local elections we meet Louise & Steve Martin. Louise (a trained librarian who worked in bibliographic services @CarnegieLib) says "the library has been the centre of our lives … Continue reading EIGHTEEN WEEKS TO GO….(Or: It was Christmas Evening, outside the library…..)

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QUIT SMOKING WITH HELP OF NEW ONLINE TOOL IN LEWISHAM – AND A SMOKERS HELPLINE IN LAMBETH / HELP LEWISHAM TACKLE BLUE BADGE FRAUD / SOUTHWARK DRAFT BUDGET FOR 2018/2019 – response to draft local government settlement

QUIT SMOKING WITH HELP OF NEW ONLINE TOOL   Smokers in Lewisham can now get support to stop smoking at a time that suits you using a free online quit tool, which you can access from your phone, tablet or computer. How the online tool works The new online tool allows you to get a … Continue reading QUIT SMOKING WITH HELP OF NEW ONLINE TOOL IN LEWISHAM – AND A SMOKERS HELPLINE IN LAMBETH / HELP LEWISHAM TACKLE BLUE BADGE FRAUD / SOUTHWARK DRAFT BUDGET FOR 2018/2019 – response to draft local government settlement

LAMBETHWATCH: ELECTION COUNTDOWN

19 weeks until the local government elections and we have Isaiah (15) & Elijah (12). They particularly miss Carnegie Library during school holidays. Isaiah says "it was the only place we were allowed to go on our own. It was safe and fun, we miss our trips out together" Elijah agrees: "we used to play … Continue reading LAMBETHWATCH: ELECTION COUNTDOWN

CLEAN BUSES FOR BRIXTON

 (From left: Cllr Jennifer Brathwaite; Sadiq Khan; unidentified; Lambeth council leader Cllr Lib Peck. Image from Love Lambeth website)   Following a campaign by Lambeth council, the Mayor of London, Sadiq Khan, has delivered the promised low emission bus zone in Brixton Road – one of London’s most polluted roads. The new clean bus zone, … Continue reading CLEAN BUSES FOR BRIXTON

TRADER ‘CHARGED’ OVER FAKE PHONE CHARGERS “These bargains could cost lives” – councillor

A Peckham trader who was found in possession of more than 600 fake iPhone charger plugs, has been given a 12 month community order, with 120 hours unpaid work and costs of £1,410 with his company being fined a further £1,500, at Camberwell Green magistrates court. The trader pleaded guilty to offences under the Electrical … Continue reading TRADER ‘CHARGED’ OVER FAKE PHONE CHARGERS “These bargains could cost lives” – councillor

“COMPENSATION TARIFF FOR APPLICATIONS PROCEEDING UNDER THE LAMBETH CHILDREN’S HOMES REDRESS SCHEME”

(CAUTION: Readers may find this report distressing. It is NOT suitable reading for young and / or vulnerable people - Editor). Lambeth will compensate any eligible applicant where there is evidence of them having suffered:-  physical abuse and/or;·  sexual abuse and/or;·  emotional abuse and/or;·  a recognisable psychiatric/psychological injury which has been caused by· the abuse … Continue reading “COMPENSATION TARIFF FOR APPLICATIONS PROCEEDING UNDER THE LAMBETH CHILDREN’S HOMES REDRESS SCHEME”

BROMLEY COUNCILLORS IN FOOD FIGHT OVER SAFETY

Bromley's Labour opposition leader Cllr Angela Wilkins has served up a plateful of criticism over claims about food safety in a council publication. Cllr Wilkins says that in a front page editorial in Safer Bromley News, Cllr Kate Lymer,  portfolio holder for public safety and protection, "refers proudly to Bromley council making 'additional investment' in … Continue reading BROMLEY COUNCILLORS IN FOOD FIGHT OVER SAFETY

NEW POSTER CAMPAIGN AGAINST ANTI-SOCIAL BEHAVIOUR LAUNCHED IN LAMBETH

A new set of posters targeting anti-social behaviour have been launched by Lambeth council. The latest ‘Not on Our Streets’ campaign spells out the council’s legal right to fine lawbreakers for anti-social behaviour including offences such as dog fouling, fly tipping, littering, spitting or urinating. More enforcement and tougher penalties Most fixed penalty notice fines … Continue reading NEW POSTER CAMPAIGN AGAINST ANTI-SOCIAL BEHAVIOUR LAUNCHED IN LAMBETH

LANDLORD WHO RENTED OUT ILLEGALLY CONVERTED PROPERTY JAILED AFTER FAILING TO PAY CONFISCATION ORDER  

A landlord who misled tenants and rented out an illegally converted property, has been jailed for 155 days, having failed to pay a confiscation order that looked to recover his criminal gains, generated from renting two illegal flats. The man from Stoke Newington, was prosecuted by Southwark council at Croydon magistrates court in April 2015, … Continue reading LANDLORD WHO RENTED OUT ILLEGALLY CONVERTED PROPERTY JAILED AFTER FAILING TO PAY CONFISCATION ORDER  

CARNEGIE LIBRARY ASSOCIATION READY TO STEP IN

Carnegie Library Association - the group which lost out in its bid to take over the Herne Hill building - say they are ready to step in. "But we need the co-operation of the council to do this and it has so far been withheld." Their comments follow the resignation of two ex-Lambeth Labour councillors … Continue reading CARNEGIE LIBRARY ASSOCIATION READY TO STEP IN