AMONG THE QUESTIONS AT NEXT WEEK’S LAMBETH COUNCIL MEETING….Rodents on Central Hill estate, Cherry Tree nursery – and Halal meat

Questions at next week's full Lambeth council meeting include the following (If you want to know the answers now, they can be found by going to Lambeth.gov meetings calendar - Wednesday 22nd - and searching agenda item 8 'Questions from Councillors' - Ed.) 9. Cllr Pete Elliott (Green, Gipsy Hill) To: Cllr Paul Gadsby, Cabinet … Continue reading AMONG THE QUESTIONS AT NEXT WEEK’S LAMBETH COUNCIL MEETING….Rodents on Central Hill estate, Cherry Tree nursery – and Halal meat

OPINION: HARD TIMES AT HOMES FOR LAMBETH? OR ARE THEY JUST IN A BLEAK HOUSE?……..

The story so far: Lambeth council want to demolish six estates across the borough as part of their highly controversial Homes for Lambeth plans. The six estates are Central Hill in Crystal Palace. Cressingham Gardens at Tulse Hill; Fenwick, Knights Walk, South Lambeth and Westbury. As we highlight in a separate story, BAH, HUMBUG! – … Continue reading OPINION: HARD TIMES AT HOMES FOR LAMBETH? OR ARE THEY JUST IN A BLEAK HOUSE?……..

OPINION: HOW CAN YOU TELL WHEN A POLITICIAN’S LYING?

There's an old joke: "How can you tell when a politician's lying?." Answer: "Their lips are moving." A petition on change.org  started by Compassion In Politics who have worked with lawyers to create a new Bill which would extend laws to cover new areas of campaigning, and strengthen the legal consequences of lying in the media … Continue reading OPINION: HOW CAN YOU TELL WHEN A POLITICIAN’S LYING?

PEOPLE’S AUDIT LAMBETH’S RESPONSE TO THAT INTERVIEW (and we don’t mean Prince Andrew’s!) / JON BARTLEY REPLIES TO CLLR TIM BRIGGS ARTICLE

People's Audit Lambeth have issued the following response to comments by Lambeth council leader Cllr Jack Hopkins after News From Crystal Palace's written question-and-answer interview with him: We note with interest Cllr Jack Hopkins’ comments about the People’s Audit in the article in News from Crystal Palace dated 22nd November 2019 (https://newsfromcrystalpalace.wordpress.com/2019/11/22/news-from-crystal-palace- interviews-lambeth-council-leader-jack-hopkins-exclusive/ ). Cllr … Continue reading PEOPLE’S AUDIT LAMBETH’S RESPONSE TO THAT INTERVIEW (and we don’t mean Prince Andrew’s!) / JON BARTLEY REPLIES TO CLLR TIM BRIGGS ARTICLE

OPINION: “OF CABBAGES AND KINGS”

The Spring issue of Lambeth Talk, the council's own publication,  featured a question and answer session with new council leader Cllr Jack Hopkins. News From Crystal Palace felt the questions posed were basically fluff / public relations spin and avoided many major issues. So News From Crystal Palace decided to put its own set of … Continue reading OPINION: “OF CABBAGES AND KINGS”

New home ownership handbook for Lambeth leaseholders and freeholders

Lambeth Housing recently updated their homeownership handbook, which offers guidance on the rights and responsibilities for homeowners in the borough. If you’re a Lambeth leaseholder, freeholder or are considering purchasing a Lambeth council property then it’s important you check it out, say the council. With approximately 10,000 council house homeowners in Lambeth, the handbook aims … Continue reading New home ownership handbook for Lambeth leaseholders and freeholders

CENTRAL HILL ESTATE DEMOLITION: WE HAVEN’T GOT THE ANSWERS BECAUSE WE HAVEN’T ASKED THE QUESTIONS, SAY LAMBETH

Lambeth council have not asked even the most basic questions about demolishing Central Hill estate, a Freedom of Information answer from the council has revealed. The revelation comes as all five Green councillors have written to the chief executive and council leader at Lambeth calling for the plans to demolish Central Hill and five other … Continue reading CENTRAL HILL ESTATE DEMOLITION: WE HAVEN’T GOT THE ANSWERS BECAUSE WE HAVEN’T ASKED THE QUESTIONS, SAY LAMBETH

SOCIAL MEDIA PRAISE FOR PEOPLE’S AUDIT LAMBETH’S HOUSING REPORT

Peoples Audit‏ @PeoplesAudit Oct 22 £10.65m in cash in lieu of affordable housing included in 'Section 106' agreements negotiated by Lambeth in  financial year 2018/19. #HousingCrisis https://lambeth.gov.uk/planning-and-building-control/section-106-planning-obligations-monitoring-reports … SOCIAL MEDIA PRAISE FOR PEOPLE'S AUDIT LAMBETH'S HOUSING REPORT Save Cressingham‏ @SaveCressingham Replying to @cllr_andywilson @PeoplesAudit @BellRibeiroAddy @cllr_andywilson What about the “few” forced to live in BnBs and temporary accommodation because you sold off … Continue reading SOCIAL MEDIA PRAISE FOR PEOPLE’S AUDIT LAMBETH’S HOUSING REPORT

LAMBETHWATCH – CHIEF EXECUTIVE WILL DECIDE ON DISPUTED AMENDMENTS TO COUNCIL MOTIONS IN FUTURE Jon Bartley’s arresting experience….Questions on land sales….Chess club moves back to Carnegie….

Lambeth's chief executive Andrew Travers will decide on disputed amendments to council motions in future. Cllr Tim Briggs - the only blue on the council - who was back at last week's full council meeting following his self-imposed exile because of a row on amendments -tells News From Crystal Palace: "The Chief Executive has promised … Continue reading LAMBETHWATCH – CHIEF EXECUTIVE WILL DECIDE ON DISPUTED AMENDMENTS TO COUNCIL MOTIONS IN FUTURE Jon Bartley’s arresting experience….Questions on land sales….Chess club moves back to Carnegie….

OPINION: FULL ‘ROOT AND BRANCH’ INVESTIGATION NEEDED INTO ALL THE ISSUES PEOPLE’S AUDIT LAMBETH HAVE RAISED

The chronicle of issues raised in Peoples Audit Lambeth's latest report on Lambeth council occurred long before the arrival of Andrew Travers as chief executive, and before Cllr Jack Hopkins took over as council leader earlier this year. The first People's Audit Lambeth report was dismissed as a "pack of lies" by one of the … Continue reading OPINION: FULL ‘ROOT AND BRANCH’ INVESTIGATION NEEDED INTO ALL THE ISSUES PEOPLE’S AUDIT LAMBETH HAVE RAISED