LAMBETHWATCH: TRADE UNION PROTESTS OK SAY LAMBETH COUNCIL’S (BLUE) TORIES  

Trade Union protests are OK – that’s the message from Lambeth Conservatives in an amendment to a Labour motion at next Wednesday’s Lambeth council meeting. OK – News From Crystal Palace is being a bit tongue in cheek here because the motion deals with the serious issue of abortion and protests which the Labour motion … Continue reading LAMBETHWATCH: TRADE UNION PROTESTS OK SAY LAMBETH COUNCIL’S (BLUE) TORIES  

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OPINION – HOMES FOR LAMBETH: CARILLION Mk II?

Homes for Lambeth is a financial disaster waiting to happen. A council which says it has NO money to repair homes on six council estates they want to demolish, NO money to run libraries NOW decides its going to BORROW LOADSAMONEY to lend to a new company it's just set up. It sounds like a … Continue reading OPINION – HOMES FOR LAMBETH: CARILLION Mk II?

LAMBETHWATCH: “ANYONE IN DOUBT OF THE VALUE OF LIBRARIES, PLEASE READ THIS THREAD…….”

BOLD Defend The Ten Retweeted Jo Franklin‏ @JoFranklin2 Jan 14: Anyone in doubt of the value of libraries, pls read this thread. You cannot put a price on this woman’s experience. Maintaining a community has little to do with making money. It is to do with creating opportunities for all to interact and be part of … Continue reading LAMBETHWATCH: “ANYONE IN DOUBT OF THE VALUE OF LIBRARIES, PLEASE READ THIS THREAD…….”

THE BIZARRE TALE OF THE LAMBETH COUNCILLOR WHO TOLD A CABINET MEETING HE HAD MET TWO ELDERLY SIBLINGS LIVING ON CENTRAL HILL ESTATE (when he hadn’t) – AND WHAT HAPPENED WHEN HE FINALLY DID…..

The Lambeth councillor who told a council cabinet meeting he had met two elderly siblings on Central Hill estate - when he hadn't - has finally come face to face with them. In a letter to the couple, who live on Oakwood Drive, Cllr Luke Murphy told them: “It was not my intention and for … Continue reading THE BIZARRE TALE OF THE LAMBETH COUNCILLOR WHO TOLD A CABINET MEETING HE HAD MET TWO ELDERLY SIBLINGS LIVING ON CENTRAL HILL ESTATE (when he hadn’t) – AND WHAT HAPPENED WHEN HE FINALLY DID…..

“950 HOMES PLANNED FOR CENTRAL HILL – AND WE COULD BUILD OPPOSITE THE VICARAGE”

Here is the conversation between Cllr Murphy and the brother and sister in which Fiona Cliffe also participated: (Bold type by News From Crystal Palace) Luke – I brought Fiona so that we could talk in more detail about your housing situation and the situation on the estate. Barbara – That’s alright. Luke – It’s … Continue reading “950 HOMES PLANNED FOR CENTRAL HILL – AND WE COULD BUILD OPPOSITE THE VICARAGE”

NO MONEY TO REPAIR ESTATES, NO MONEY FOR LIBRARIES – BUT £19 MILLION (OR MORE) SPENT ON EMPLOYING ALMOST 400 NEW MANAGERS – AND £26 MILLION FOR TEMPORARY AGENCY STAFF IN JUST EIGHT MONTHS….

Lambeth council has employed almost 400 new senior managers with salaries of £50,000 or more over the past 10 years, says the latest shock report from People's Audit Lambeth. A total of 110 of those have been employed since the 2010-11 financial year – during which time Lambeth made almost 2,200 employees redundant at a … Continue reading NO MONEY TO REPAIR ESTATES, NO MONEY FOR LIBRARIES – BUT £19 MILLION (OR MORE) SPENT ON EMPLOYING ALMOST 400 NEW MANAGERS – AND £26 MILLION FOR TEMPORARY AGENCY STAFF IN JUST EIGHT MONTHS….

COUNCIL LEADER BANNED PRIVATE CENTRAL HILL TENANT FROM ADDRESSING CABINET

A private tenant on the Central Hill estate, Crystal Palace was banned by Lambeth council leader Cllr Lib Peck from speaking at the cabinet meeting which controversially voted to demolish the estate.   In an email from a council officer Pete Elliott, who stood as Green party candidate in the by-election for the area in … Continue reading COUNCIL LEADER BANNED PRIVATE CENTRAL HILL TENANT FROM ADDRESSING CABINET

LAMBETHWATCH – 16 WEEKS TO GO TO THE COUNCIL ELECTIONS……..

16 weeks before the local government elections and we meet Nicola and David. Nicola is a playwright. When her son was small she used to write while her son explored books at Carnegie: "Libraries connect us to our community and the wider world of culture and imagination" Strikingly, not one person we have spoken with … Continue reading LAMBETHWATCH – 16 WEEKS TO GO TO THE COUNCIL ELECTIONS……..

LAMBETHWATCH – 16 WEEKS TO GO AND LAMBETH’S LIBRARIES START ‘RE-OPENING’.

Defend The Ten Retweeted Elia‏ @Bujurra Jan 6 Elia Retweeted MyattsFieldsPark I wonder why all of a sudden...#lambeth libraries are mysteriously re-opening??? @LambethLabour supposedly couldn’t keep them open despite @defendtheten @FrndsofCarnegie protests. Might it be because there is an election soon??? ....AND TALKING OF VOTING: (NOTE: News From Crystal Palace understands the 'opening' was just … Continue reading LAMBETHWATCH – 16 WEEKS TO GO AND LAMBETH’S LIBRARIES START ‘RE-OPENING’.

FROM THE LAMBETH LIBRARY TWITTERSPHERE……(AS LAMBETH LABOUR COUNCILLOR SAYS HE SUPPORTS CORBYN….)*

Defend The Ten Retweeted   sarabredemear‏ @sarabredemear Replying to @cllr_andywilson @jwsal @LambethLabour You have said you will open @CarnegieLib shortly before the local elections. That is all. Your colleagues have walked away from you. Your corporate friends will pay no rent for at least 4 years while profiting from a gym you have paid over £1million … Continue reading FROM THE LAMBETH LIBRARY TWITTERSPHERE……(AS LAMBETH LABOUR COUNCILLOR SAYS HE SUPPORTS CORBYN….)*