OPINION:  THE CHANCE TO MAKE A REAL CHANGE. BUT IS ANYONE FROM LAMBETH LABOUR EVEN BOTHERING TO LISTEN?

The imminent departure of supreme leader Cllr Lib Peck to the GLA as knife tsarina means Lambeth Labour have the chance to make Lambeth council a democratic one, and the chance for all Labour ward councillors to finally represent the views of their electorate (which they should be doing anyway) even if they might disagree … Continue reading OPINION:  THE CHANCE TO MAKE A REAL CHANGE. BUT IS ANYONE FROM LAMBETH LABOUR EVEN BOTHERING TO LISTEN?

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LAMBETHWATCH –  “WE SENT AN EMAIL TO THE COUNCIL….” (RETURN TO SENDER)

In the wake of Lambeth council's Freedom of Information team refusing to answer nine FOI questions from us* we sent nine separate emails back to the council's FOI team asking for internal reviews. On the first day three of the nine requests for an internal review got through. The other six bounced back with the … Continue reading LAMBETHWATCH –  “WE SENT AN EMAIL TO THE COUNCIL….” (RETURN TO SENDER)

LAMBETHWATCH DIARY “LABOUR COUNCILLORS NOW APPEAR TO BE ADOPTING CONSERVATIVE POLICIES”

Lambeth Labour councillors now appear to be adopting Conservative policies, says Cllr Tim Briggs, the only Blue on Lambeth council. His comment comes in a question to council leader Cllr Lib Peck at next Wednesday’s full meeting of the council headed “Improvement of Lambeth’s policies“, which reads as follows: The Conservative alternative budget and manifesto … Continue reading LAMBETHWATCH DIARY “LABOUR COUNCILLORS NOW APPEAR TO BE ADOPTING CONSERVATIVE POLICIES”

LAMBETHWATCH DIARY: LIBRARY – OR THE HERNE HILL LIFESTYLE CENTRE? AS CAMPAIGNERS ASK WHY SPEND £650,000 ON CARNEGIE NOW? (and why information accuracy is not Lambeth’s strong point)

CARNEGIE LIBRARY Carnegie Herne Hill found itself back in the national newspapers with a photograph of the library accompanying an editorial headlined: "The Guardian view on small-town Britain" which begins: The world in 2019: The vexed politics of our times has obscured the view ahead. Over the holidays we are examining some big issues on … Continue reading LAMBETHWATCH DIARY: LIBRARY – OR THE HERNE HILL LIFESTYLE CENTRE? AS CAMPAIGNERS ASK WHY SPEND £650,000 ON CARNEGIE NOW? (and why information accuracy is not Lambeth’s strong point)

LAMBETHWATCH: LETTERS TO LAMBETH COUNCIL FROM MICHAEL KEANE…

 ♻Michael J Keane  ♻‏ @KeaneMJ As Lambeth decided to run three important consultations in parallel putting extra pressure on the public in the run up to Christmas I thought I'd get my own back. Here's my hopefully constructive feedback to Lambeth on their consultations. ...AND FROM PEOPLE'S AUDIT LAMBETH Peoples Audit‏ @PeoplesAudit Peoples Audit‏ @PeoplesAudit Nov 8 Our … Continue reading LAMBETHWATCH: LETTERS TO LAMBETH COUNCIL FROM MICHAEL KEANE…

LAMBETHWATCH ON SOCIAL MEDIA – ONE “Members are the moral compass in a time of change in local government”

WATERLOO LIBRARY / GRANBY SPACE Lambeth Council‏Verified account @lambeth_council Dec 3 Granby Space run by @meanwhile_space a temporary space in Lower Marsh, Waterloo supports local start-ups and growing independent enterprises, with spaces let on affordable rates of between 50-80% of market value. Peoples Audit‏ @PeoplesAudit Dec 3 Retweeted Lambeth Council Once upon a time this was a … Continue reading LAMBETHWATCH ON SOCIAL MEDIA – ONE “Members are the moral compass in a time of change in local government”

LAMBETHWATCH ON SOCIAL MEDIA TWO

Jane Darling #NHSLove‏ @janeydarling1 Dec 14 Retweeted Defend The Ten I spoke to a lady who said that Carnegie had been her lifeline, she could turn up and always know someone in there. Since it closed she never goes out and has lost the connection to people and her community. Shame, big, big shame on … Continue reading LAMBETHWATCH ON SOCIAL MEDIA TWO

OPINION: “WE WILL CONSULT RESIDENTS ON PROPOSALS”

News From Crystal Palace tries to be impartial, fair-minded and balanced. With Lambeth council that is not always easy. In many, many cases it is downright difficult Elsewhere on this news website you will see details of a financial planning report being presented to tonight's (Monday) meeting of the Lambeth Labour cabinet. But, given that … Continue reading OPINION: “WE WILL CONSULT RESIDENTS ON PROPOSALS”

LAMBETHWATCH: FREEDOM OF INFORMATION ACT – “ARGUMENTS BASED ON THE REQUESTER’S IDENTITY OR MOTIVES ARE GENERALLY IRRELEVANT”….  THE REQUESTER’S IDENTITY OR THEIR MOTIVES IN SEEKING THE INFORMATION ARE NOT RELEVANT TO THE PUBLIC INTEREST TEST….”

News From Crystal Palace has been looking at some of the issues and rulings relating to the Freedom of Information Act. The following extracts are  from a House of Commons briefing paper titled 'Freedom of information requests' published Wednesday, November 14, 2018 which gives an overview of freedom of information requests. Here are some extracts from … Continue reading LAMBETHWATCH: FREEDOM OF INFORMATION ACT – “ARGUMENTS BASED ON THE REQUESTER’S IDENTITY OR MOTIVES ARE GENERALLY IRRELEVANT”….  THE REQUESTER’S IDENTITY OR THEIR MOTIVES IN SEEKING THE INFORMATION ARE NOT RELEVANT TO THE PUBLIC INTEREST TEST….”

LAMBETH COUNCIL TO BORROW £360 MILLION

Lambeth council are to borrow £360 MILLION over the next three years - to help pay for their highly controversial Homes for Lambeth scheme, the redress scheme for child victims of appalling sexual abuse in Lambeth-run childrens homes and other - unspecified - "planned capital expenditure." Many observers will wonder why Lambeth did not borrow … Continue reading LAMBETH COUNCIL TO BORROW £360 MILLION