OPINION: “DON’T TELL HIM PIKE!” (and don’t tell the police either)

One common practice at Lambeth council among its Labour councillors is: avoid answering the question if you can. At last night's meeting of Lambeth council's cabinet those embarrassing questions / undesirable comments from the opposition were being avoided yet again. Cllr Scott Ainslie (Green) said that "Shirley Oaks Survivors Association are not prepared to work … Continue reading OPINION: “DON’T TELL HIM PIKE!” (and don’t tell the police either)

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BACKGROUND TO THE NEWS / OPINION: “Risk of reputational damage to Homes for Lambeth or Lambeth council if the managing/ letting agent provides a poor service” says report

What follows are some of the paragraphs from the report covering Lambeth's plans to spend £10 million on early 'buy-backs'. As a long-standing critic of Lambeth council, News From Crystal Palace takes the view that some, if not all, of what follows should be taken with the proverbial pinch of salt: (Numbers at the start … Continue reading BACKGROUND TO THE NEWS / OPINION: “Risk of reputational damage to Homes for Lambeth or Lambeth council if the managing/ letting agent provides a poor service” says report

A PHOTOGRAPH TO SHAME EVERY DECENT COUNCILLOR OF ANY PARTY IN ANY OF CRYSTAL PALACE’S FIVE BOROUGHS. THIS COUNCIL TENANT’S BEDROOM CEILING HAS NOT BEEN REPAIRED FOR FOUR YEARS…..

  Pete Elliott‏ @pete556  Jul 7 Tweeted: No wonder this Lambeth resident got very agitated when I mentioned I was a councillor in his ward. They have been trying to get #lambethcouncil to repair a leaky roof for 4 years! This is their own effort to keep water off their bed #roguelandlord Cllr Elliott, (Green, Gipsy Hill … Continue reading A PHOTOGRAPH TO SHAME EVERY DECENT COUNCILLOR OF ANY PARTY IN ANY OF CRYSTAL PALACE’S FIVE BOROUGHS. THIS COUNCIL TENANT’S BEDROOM CEILING HAS NOT BEEN REPAIRED FOR FOUR YEARS…..

LAMBETHWATCH – COLDHARBOUR WARD BY-ELECTION ON SOCIAL MEDIA: “We made a point of leaving Labour’s poster exactly where it was…”

_________________________________________________________________________________________________________ "If liberty means anything at all, it means the right to tell people what they do not want to hear" - George Orwell, journalist and author. "Imprisoning journalists who write about inconvenient truths is an unconscionable blow to Press freedom - and everybody's freedom" - Foreign Secretary Jeremy Hunt on Twitter following the jailing … Continue reading LAMBETHWATCH – COLDHARBOUR WARD BY-ELECTION ON SOCIAL MEDIA: “We made a point of leaving Labour’s poster exactly where it was…”

LAMBETH – THE MUD-SLINGING COUNCIL? People’s Audit call for public debate with council after Cllr Andy ‘Credibility’ Wilson’s attack

People's Audit Lambeth have challenged Lambeth council to a public debate after comments by their new cabinet member for finance - the self-styled Cllr Andy 'Credibility' Wilson - which he made in response to an article on the mySociety website. Their challenge came after a social media post from mySociety to People's Audit Lambeth: mySociety‏Verified … Continue reading LAMBETH – THE MUD-SLINGING COUNCIL? People’s Audit call for public debate with council after Cllr Andy ‘Credibility’ Wilson’s attack

PLANET LAMBETH – ‘THE LAMBETH LIST’ – YOU COULDN’T MAKE THIS UP…..

The following most outrageous, nauseating piece of political claptrap has just been posted on the official lambeth.gov website: Launching the Lambeth List 23 August 2018 Written by: Lambeth Council Consultations We’re setting up the ‘Lambeth list’ – an online list of Lambeth residents who we’ve asked to ensure all of the voices in our borough get included … Continue reading PLANET LAMBETH – ‘THE LAMBETH LIST’ – YOU COULDN’T MAKE THIS UP…..

PLANET LAMBETH: ‘THE LAMBETH LIST’….AND OUR VERSION OF WHAT LAMBETH ACTUALLY MEAN

Headed Consultations but there's only a reference to 'Consultation drop-ins' “We’re setting up the ‘Lambeth list’ – an online list of Lambeth residents who we’ve asked to ensure all of the voices in our borough get included – especially those that may not always be heard – and new monthly drop-in sessions.” For the benefit … Continue reading PLANET LAMBETH: ‘THE LAMBETH LIST’….AND OUR VERSION OF WHAT LAMBETH ACTUALLY MEAN

PLANET LAMBETH TWO: “DELIVERY RESTRICTIONS DON’T APPLY” TO SECOND PHASE OF CARNEGIE LIBRARY

People living near the Carnegie library, Herne Hill cannot  complain about deliveries to the site during the second phase of the controversial alterations to the building - because no restrictions are being broken. An email from a director of designers Icon Consultants says the CMP (comprehensive management plan) prepared by Forcia only relates to the … Continue reading PLANET LAMBETH TWO: “DELIVERY RESTRICTIONS DON’T APPLY” TO SECOND PHASE OF CARNEGIE LIBRARY

THE WHY FACTOR THREE?: CONTROLLED PARKING ZONES SURVEY £220,000 – and more

THE WHY FACTOR THREE?: CONTROLLED PARKING ZONES JMP CONSULTANCY £220,000 News From Crystal Palace has been looking at various contracts Lambeth council have signed over the past few years. And one of the questions which begs itself in regard to many of these contracts when the council claim not to have any money to run … Continue reading THE WHY FACTOR THREE?: CONTROLLED PARKING ZONES SURVEY £220,000 – and more

THE WHY? FACTOR FOUR: CAPITA BUSINESS SERVICE LTD: £300 MILLION “To provide service to RBCS including revenue, call centre, RBCS, IT support and benefits resilience”

CAPITA BUSINESS SERVICE LTD: £300 MILLION "To provide service to RBCS including revenue, call centre, RBCS, IT support and benefits resilience" Contract from: 1.12.2011 to 30.11.2021 (RBCS: Revenues, Benefits & Customers Services) BACKGROUND (Editor's note: This is a VERY lengthy report) At their meeting on 21 July 2011 Lambeth council’s  finance scrutiny sub-committee decided: (1) … Continue reading THE WHY? FACTOR FOUR: CAPITA BUSINESS SERVICE LTD: £300 MILLION “To provide service to RBCS including revenue, call centre, RBCS, IT support and benefits resilience”