LAMBETHWATCH – WHY LAMBETH COUNCIL ARE FORKING OUT £10,314 A MONTH (that’s more than £123,000 a year) FOR SECURITY GUARDS AT CARNEGIE LIBRARY: IT’S NOT CONNECTED TO AN ALARM RECEIVING CENTRE

News From Crystal Palace can reveal why the Carnegie library at Herne Hill has security guards there: the library is not connected to an alarm receiving centre. The current security cost is £10,314 per month. This includes one security officer who is on site overnight, ensuring a 24/7 presence. The library is currently closed for … Continue reading LAMBETHWATCH – WHY LAMBETH COUNCIL ARE FORKING OUT £10,314 A MONTH (that’s more than £123,000 a year) FOR SECURITY GUARDS AT CARNEGIE LIBRARY: IT’S NOT CONNECTED TO AN ALARM RECEIVING CENTRE

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“DON’T GIVE CENTRAL HILL PEOPLE A BALLOT ON ESTATE DEMOLITION” LAMBETH TELL GLA – “but we accept the principle of applying ballots to future schemes” (well, maybe)

Residents on Central Hill estate in Crystal Palace should NOT be given the chance to vote on whether they want their homes demolished, Lambeth council have told the GLA. Lambeth's 'reasoning'?: "We commissioned an independent company to carry out a test of opinion in October 2016. "This demonstrated that there was a clear majority of … Continue reading “DON’T GIVE CENTRAL HILL PEOPLE A BALLOT ON ESTATE DEMOLITION” LAMBETH TELL GLA – “but we accept the principle of applying ballots to future schemes” (well, maybe)

CENTRAL HILL: Residents say: “Of the 150 households who responded, 94 per cent DO NOT support demolition.” SO THE MAJORITY OF PEOPLE LIVING ON CENTRAL HILL WANT DEMOLITION? – OK LAMBETH: PROVE IT. LET’S SEE THE CAMPAIGN COMPANY’S FILLED-IN FORMS – ALL OF THEM…..

The following Twitter posts show the huge depth of mistrust on Central Hill estate with both Lambeth council and the survey that was undertaken on the 'co-operative' council's behalf. Karen Bennett (secretary of the Central Hill tenants and residents association) 13 November 2016 · London TCC (The Campaign Company) are on the estate right now … Continue reading CENTRAL HILL: Residents say: “Of the 150 households who responded, 94 per cent DO NOT support demolition.” SO THE MAJORITY OF PEOPLE LIVING ON CENTRAL HILL WANT DEMOLITION? – OK LAMBETH: PROVE IT. LET’S SEE THE CAMPAIGN COMPANY’S FILLED-IN FORMS – ALL OF THEM…..

….AS GREEN PARTY ON LAMBETH SAY HOMES FOR LAMBETH IS NO LONGER NECESSARY

The highly controversial Homes for Lambeth scheme created by Lambeth Labour is no longer necessary, says Lambeth council's Green opposition leader Cllr Jon Bartley (pictured). "The lifting of the cap on borrowing for housing destroys in one fell swoop one of the main pillars on which Lambeth Council's estate demolition programme is based. "The council … Continue reading ….AS GREEN PARTY ON LAMBETH SAY HOMES FOR LAMBETH IS NO LONGER NECESSARY

NO MONEY TO SPEND ON ESTATES AND LIBRARIANS? SO WHERE’S THE MONEY GOING?: £128 MILLION ON TEMPORARY AGENCY WORKERS / £19 MILLION ON A LEISURE CONTRACT / £139 MILLION ON A PROCUREMENT PROGRAMME….IT’S THE LATEST INSTALMENT OF THE WHY? FACTOR.

On their official website Lambeth council have a section headed 'Council contract opportunities - guide'. The details given come under the heading 'Three-year procurement plan' but some contracts are for shorter periods, some for longer periods with one contract not scheduled to start until January 2023. Under their current contracts Lambeth council are spending a … Continue reading NO MONEY TO SPEND ON ESTATES AND LIBRARIANS? SO WHERE’S THE MONEY GOING?: £128 MILLION ON TEMPORARY AGENCY WORKERS / £19 MILLION ON A LEISURE CONTRACT / £139 MILLION ON A PROCUREMENT PROGRAMME….IT’S THE LATEST INSTALMENT OF THE WHY? FACTOR.

“CULTURE 2020 A FINANCIAL DISASTER” – Defend the Ten

From Defend the Ten: Here’s a sad story in two simple columns – the disastrous waste of money incurred by the “Culture2020′” plan for libraries. This column shows the annual cost of running 10 well-used libraries in 2014-15. Then came Culture2020…most of the 2014-15 expenditure has carried on. But Culture2020 has added EXTRA costs. For instance, … Continue reading “CULTURE 2020 A FINANCIAL DISASTER” – Defend the Ten

LAMBETH’S RESPONSE IN FULL TO MAYOR’S DRAFT GOOD PRACTICE GUIDE TO REGENERATION

Summary of FOI request to GLA : I am writing to request information on responses to the consultation on the Mayor’s Draft Good Practice Guide to Estate Regeneration under the Freedom of Information Act. (Name of person who made the request not given - Ed.) Lambeth response via GLA dated March 2018 pages 33 to 37 … Continue reading LAMBETH’S RESPONSE IN FULL TO MAYOR’S DRAFT GOOD PRACTICE GUIDE TO REGENERATION

OPPOSITION COUNCILLORS CALL FOR ACTION OVER SLEEPING BAG SCANDAL AS ‘APPRENTICE’ STAR SAYS : “WE NEED A COMPASSIONATE APPROACH NOT A TICK-BOX ONE”

Conservative Cllr Tim Briggs - the only blue on Lambeth council - has joined Green party councillors in calling for action in the wake of revelations that Lambeth council staff removed a sleeping bag from a rough sleeper - to the fury of 'Apprentice' winner Michelle Dewberry who witnessed- and videoed -the incident. Cllr Briggs … Continue reading OPPOSITION COUNCILLORS CALL FOR ACTION OVER SLEEPING BAG SCANDAL AS ‘APPRENTICE’ STAR SAYS : “WE NEED A COMPASSIONATE APPROACH NOT A TICK-BOX ONE”

‘APPRENTICE’ WINNER BUYS BLANKETS FOR HOMELESS MAN – AFTER LAMBETH COUNCIL CONFISCATE HIS SLEEPING BAG / CALL FOR INVESTIGATION BY OUTRAGED GREEN PARTY LEADER: “LAMBETH COUNCIL SHOULD NOT BE SEEKING TO JUSTIFY THIS ACTION”

Just when you think Lambeth council could not do something even more inane, barmy or just plain crass than some of their actions over the past few years - they have. A Lambeth council employee removed a sleeping bag and other belongings of a 'rough sleeper' - but his actions were filmed by Michelle Dewberry, … Continue reading ‘APPRENTICE’ WINNER BUYS BLANKETS FOR HOMELESS MAN – AFTER LAMBETH COUNCIL CONFISCATE HIS SLEEPING BAG / CALL FOR INVESTIGATION BY OUTRAGED GREEN PARTY LEADER: “LAMBETH COUNCIL SHOULD NOT BE SEEKING TO JUSTIFY THIS ACTION”

APPRENTICE WINNER SLAMS LAMBETH’S TREATMENT OF HOMELESS PERSON – OFFERS TO MEET COUNCIL LEADER TO SHARE IDEAS – More than 125,000 views on Twitter

In her opening post of the incident - the video of which at 8.13pm this evening (Friday) has already had 125,000 views on Twitter -Michelle Dewberry Tweets: Homeless man sleeps here. His cardboard, sleeping bag & umbrella are here to stay dry Then this @lambeth_council the guy said he works for you. His lorry was … Continue reading APPRENTICE WINNER SLAMS LAMBETH’S TREATMENT OF HOMELESS PERSON – OFFERS TO MEET COUNCIL LEADER TO SHARE IDEAS – More than 125,000 views on Twitter