PEOPLE’S AUDIT PROBE FINDS LAMBETH VALUED 674 SHEDS AT AROUND £80,000 EACH plus 1,756 car parking spaces (around £98,000 each) and 4.621 garages (around £85,000 each). Council’s response: “Auditors found no material issues”

A probe into Lambeth council's valuation of their dwellings by People's Audit Lambeth has found: 674 sheds valued at about £80k each 1,756 car parking spaces at about £98k each 4,621 garages valued at about £85k each The valuations have been uncovered by campaigner Michael Keane on behalf of People's Audit Lambeth during their annual … Continue reading PEOPLE’S AUDIT PROBE FINDS LAMBETH VALUED 674 SHEDS AT AROUND £80,000 EACH plus 1,756 car parking spaces (around £98,000 each) and 4.621 garages (around £85,000 each). Council’s response: “Auditors found no material issues”

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CENTRAL HILL RESIDENTS INTERESTED IN HAVING A SAY IN ESTATE’S REGENERATION INVITED TO PUBLIC MEETING TOMORROW NIGHT (Ballot on demolition? What ballot on demolition???)

This is the quite frankly farcical poster which has gone up on the demolition-threatened Central Hill estate. The poster invites residents living on the estate who are interested in 'having a say in the regeneration' to a meeting tomorrow evening (Tuesday) - even though residents have been having their say AGAINST the highly controversial plans … Continue reading CENTRAL HILL RESIDENTS INTERESTED IN HAVING A SAY IN ESTATE’S REGENERATION INVITED TO PUBLIC MEETING TOMORROW NIGHT (Ballot on demolition? What ballot on demolition???)

LAMBETHWATCH: ANOTHER GLORIOUS OWN GOAL FROM LAMBETH LABOUR

Lambeth Labour have a track record of scoring own goals.  A photograph of their latest was accompanied by the following missive on Lambeth Labour party Twitter: Lambeth Labour‏ @LambethLabour 2h2 hours ago September 2nd 2019 Despite the dire situation that local government funding is in, Labour councils like ours have found way to continue to deliver effectively … Continue reading LAMBETHWATCH: ANOTHER GLORIOUS OWN GOAL FROM LAMBETH LABOUR

LAMBETHWATCH ON SOCIAL MEDIA: “The answer to my Freedom of Information request made no sense”

Peoples Audit‏ @PeoplesAudit Aug 11 From the archive: still no explanation from Lambeth as to how/why their former CEO agreed (privately and without public consultation) to turn over big chunks of the library service to a leisure firm. @lswaffield1 @defendthetenpic.twitter.com/xGRa6IAf0E Laura Swaffield Retweeted John Bird‏@johnbirdswords Aug 13 If you really want to screw the world, then … Continue reading LAMBETHWATCH ON SOCIAL MEDIA: “The answer to my Freedom of Information request made no sense”

LAMBETHWATCH: CARNEGIE COMMUNITY TRUST RESPONSE / WE’VE GOT EIGHT LIBRARIES…NO, TEN…./ THE MUPPET SHOW

RESPONSE FROM CARNEGIE COMMUNITY TRUST On August 22nd News From Crystal Palace ran a story about plans to use two rooms in the Carnegie library, Herne Hill as offices. We asked Carnegie Community Trust for a response to comments made by both the Friends of Carnegie Library and the Carnegie Library Association: In response to … Continue reading LAMBETHWATCH: CARNEGIE COMMUNITY TRUST RESPONSE / WE’VE GOT EIGHT LIBRARIES…NO, TEN…./ THE MUPPET SHOW

CENTRAL HILL ESTATE HOMES BUILT ON REINFORCED CONCRETE WHICH REACHES FOUR / FIVE STOREYS BELOW GROUND

All the buildings on the Central Hill estate, Crystal Palace have been built on deep piles of reinforced concrete reaching four to five storeys in depth BELOW ground, News From Crystal Palace has learned. One expert told us: "The reinforced concrete piles would be difficult to remove. "They could be used again but would need … Continue reading CENTRAL HILL ESTATE HOMES BUILT ON REINFORCED CONCRETE WHICH REACHES FOUR / FIVE STOREYS BELOW GROUND

MUCH ADO ABOUT CARBON – A new Lambethwatch farce by Mr William Staleaire

MUCH ADO ABOUT CARBON - A new Lambethwatch farce by Mr William Staleaire THE TIME: The present day THE SCENE: The retrofitted basement of Lambeth town hall where many meetings of its committees take place. Various people are sitting at tables made up in a rectangular form, some with their backs to the audience. The … Continue reading MUCH ADO ABOUT CARBON – A new Lambethwatch farce by Mr William Staleaire

PLANET EARTH – OPINION: Why Lambeth Labour have to scrap the ‘co-operative’ element of the council as soon as possible

The carbon reduction plan doesn't just affect Lambeth. It affects the entire planet. Although the debate on carbon neutrality at Lambeth revolved around plans for that borough, much of the debate was, and is, as relevant to everyone - wherever you live. But this isn't an opinion column about environmental issues, no matter how important … Continue reading PLANET EARTH – OPINION: Why Lambeth Labour have to scrap the ‘co-operative’ element of the council as soon as possible

MANY OBJECTIONS TO CARNEGIE LIBRARY OFFICE PLANS: “No part of this public library building should be hived off for private, exclusive use” …… “Application is contrary to assurances given by local councilors” ……. “Valuable community spaces should not be withdrawn precipitously from community use”

Many objections have been lodged over plans to turn two community rooms  at the Carnegie library on Herne Hill Road into offices. The application is in the name of an individual who is one of three trustees on the Carnegie Community Trust, but the main application document is headed Carnegie Community Trust. Objections include the … Continue reading MANY OBJECTIONS TO CARNEGIE LIBRARY OFFICE PLANS: “No part of this public library building should be hived off for private, exclusive use” …… “Application is contrary to assurances given by local councilors” ……. “Valuable community spaces should not be withdrawn precipitously from community use”

CARNEGIE LIBRARY ASSOCIATION AND FRIENDS OF CARNEGIE LIBRARY BOTH OBJECT TO OFFICE PLANS

"Application appears to hive off rooms for separate commercial purposes, further shrinking and marginalising the library and community uses" - Carnegie Library Association. In their letter of objection Carnegie Library Association say they are a charity with over 300 individual members and several community organisations comprising Carnegie Library Users Consultative Group: We submitted a business … Continue reading CARNEGIE LIBRARY ASSOCIATION AND FRIENDS OF CARNEGIE LIBRARY BOTH OBJECT TO OFFICE PLANS