LAMBETHWATCH HEADLINE NEWS ‘Extra extra read all about it’….Well, not actually all. It’s OUR story – ‘rewritten’ by Lambeth Labour party…….

This is the image of a News From Crystal Palace headline partly repeated on - of all places - Lambeth Labour party's Twitter feed. There's no acknowledgment of where the headline comes from. Perhaps reading News From Crystal Palace means instant expulsion from the party. Or they don't want people reading all the stories we've … Continue reading LAMBETHWATCH HEADLINE NEWS ‘Extra extra read all about it’….Well, not actually all. It’s OUR story – ‘rewritten’ by Lambeth Labour party…….

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GOVERNMENT WATCHDOG PUTS LAMBETH’S FREEDOM OF INFORMATION TEAM ON THE NAUGHTY STEP

The Information Commissioner's Office, the Government watchdog which deals with Freedom of Information issues, have put Lambeth council's FOI team on the naughty step. In a firmly-worded letter the ICO have told the FOI team - following their refusals to answer eight questions put to them by News From Crystal Palace which were then upheld … Continue reading GOVERNMENT WATCHDOG PUTS LAMBETH’S FREEDOM OF INFORMATION TEAM ON THE NAUGHTY STEP

NEWS FROM CRYSTAL PALACE WITHDRAWS EIGHT FREEDOM OF INFORMATION APPEALS FOLLOWING GOVERNMENT WATCHDOG’S REQUEST – BUT WE’RE NOT BACKING DOWN

News From Crystal Palace have acceded to a request from the Information Commissioner's Office - the Government watchdog on Freedom of Information requests - to withdraw our appeals relating to eight FOI questions made to Lambeth council. BUT WE'RE NOT BACKING DOWN - FAR FROM IT. News From Crystal Palace will be asking most of … Continue reading NEWS FROM CRYSTAL PALACE WITHDRAWS EIGHT FREEDOM OF INFORMATION APPEALS FOLLOWING GOVERNMENT WATCHDOG’S REQUEST – BUT WE’RE NOT BACKING DOWN

INFORMATION COMMISSIONER’S OFFICE LETTER TO LAMBETH’S FREEDOM OF INFORMATION TEAM

10 July 2019 Dear Sir/Madam Freedom of Information Act 2000 (FOIA) Complainant: Mr Jerry Green I am writing to advise that that I have been asked to look at eight complaints submitted by Mr Jerry Green about the way the Council handled various information requests he made. I have gone through the correspondence relating to … Continue reading INFORMATION COMMISSIONER’S OFFICE LETTER TO LAMBETH’S FREEDOM OF INFORMATION TEAM

OPINION: LAMBETH COUNCIL’S REACTION TO A BALLOT FOR THE PEOPLE OF CRESSINGHAM GARDENS

Cressingham Gardens residents are jubilant at the Government's decision to give them a ballot - and the chance to take over their estate rather than see it demolished by Lambeth Labour. Certain elements within Lambeth council clearly aren't. Their response to a Government letter and a 38-page consultants report was simply this: “This announcement was … Continue reading OPINION: LAMBETH COUNCIL’S REACTION TO A BALLOT FOR THE PEOPLE OF CRESSINGHAM GARDENS

OPPOSITION COUNCILLORS BACK CRESSINGHAM RESIDENTS: “”We need to devolve power to communities” – Tim Briggs / “High time council stopped standing in residents way” – Jon Bartley

Opposition councillors on Lambeth are backing people living on the Cressingham Gardens estate at Tulse Hill after the Government gave the go-ahead for a residents takeover ballot. Clklr Tim Briggs, the only blue on the council, told News From Crystal Palace: "Ever since 2014 I have been trying to get Labour councillors to understand that … Continue reading OPPOSITION COUNCILLORS BACK CRESSINGHAM RESIDENTS: “”We need to devolve power to communities” – Tim Briggs / “High time council stopped standing in residents way” – Jon Bartley

FROM THE ARCHIVES: “DEMOLISHING ESTATE WOULD COST £100 MILLION – AND MORE” – Shock report highlights major discrepancies in Lambeth’s case for Cressingham Gardens

FROM THE ARCHIVES: “DEMOLISHING ESTATE WOULD COST £100 MILLION – AND MORE” – Shock report highlights major discrepancies in Lambeth’s case for Cressingham Gardens (Published March 17th 2016) “There is an apparent subtext which suggests that the enterprise is motivated by financial liquidity rather than the stated, albeit regularly morphing, aims.” (or: What Cressingham Gardens … Continue reading FROM THE ARCHIVES: “DEMOLISHING ESTATE WOULD COST £100 MILLION – AND MORE” – Shock report highlights major discrepancies in Lambeth’s case for Cressingham Gardens

CRESSINGHAM GARDENS SENSATION!: Government gives go-ahead to residents estate takeover ballot – death knell for Homes for Lambeth?

Government minister Kit Malthouse has given the go-ahead to the first move in a process which will see residents on the Cressingham Gardens estate at Tulse Hill - which Lambeth council want to demolish as part of their highly controversial Homes for Lambeth plan - get to vote on them taking over the estate.   Acting … Continue reading CRESSINGHAM GARDENS SENSATION!: Government gives go-ahead to residents estate takeover ballot – death knell for Homes for Lambeth?

CRESSINGHAM GARDENS: “No evidence was submitted by Lambeth to suggest that the loss of the Cressingham Gardens site would mean the council would fail to meet its housing target” – consultants report

The Department for Communities and Local Government (DCLG)  commissioned Peter Brett Associates (PBA) to prepare a socio-economic evaluation of the proposed transfer of the Cressingham Gardens Estate to a new social landlord. Extracts from their report include the following: This socio-economic evaluation concludes that: ¡ Based on the available evidence and having regard to the … Continue reading CRESSINGHAM GARDENS: “No evidence was submitted by Lambeth to suggest that the loss of the Cressingham Gardens site would mean the council would fail to meet its housing target” – consultants report

CRESSINGHAM GARDENS: KIT MALTHOUSE LETTER IN FULL

Dear , Request for Determination Pursuant to Regulation 13 of the Housing (Right to Transfer from a Local Authority Landlord) (England) Regulations 2013 (the “RTT Regulations”) Background I am writing with regard to the application submitted to the Secretary of State by the London Borough of Lambeth (LBL) for the Cressingham Gardens Estate. I am … Continue reading CRESSINGHAM GARDENS: KIT MALTHOUSE LETTER IN FULL