LAMBETHWATCH: GREEN PARTY OPPOSITION LEADER THANKS LABOUR COUNCILLOR FOR HER CONCERN

Lambeth council’s Green party opposition leader Jonathan Bartley has thanked Labour Cllr Rezina Chowdhury for her concern about the Green Party and “how we can improve our representation in Lambeth. “We are only five in number but we are absolutely committed to increase both our numbers of councillors and their diversity” he says in an … Continue reading LAMBETHWATCH: GREEN PARTY OPPOSITION LEADER THANKS LABOUR COUNCILLOR FOR HER CONCERN

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OPINION: “COUNCIL RESOLVES TO CONTINUE TO PLACE RESIDENTS AT THE HEART OF THE DECISION-MAKING PROCESS”. ER – NO YOU DON’T.

The Labour amendments to the Green party motion on estate ballots will appal all reasonable-minded people. The additions and amendments begin with the utterly bonkers comment that: Lambeth is committed to placing residents at the heart of the decision-making process, as part of our plans to build more and better homes to help tackle the … Continue reading OPINION: “COUNCIL RESOLVES TO CONTINUE TO PLACE RESIDENTS AT THE HEART OF THE DECISION-MAKING PROCESS”. ER – NO YOU DON’T.

LAMBETHWATCH: SCRUTINY UNDER SCRUTINY / CRAIG TUNSTALL

Lambeth council’s overview and scrutiny committee hold their first meeting of the new council next Thursday with a new chairman -  Cllr Donatus Anyanwu  - and Conservative Cllr Tim Briggs being joined by Cllr Jonathan Bartley (Green party opposition leader). Regular readers will be aware the council's overview and scrutiny committee have come in for … Continue reading LAMBETHWATCH: SCRUTINY UNDER SCRUTINY / CRAIG TUNSTALL

LAMBETHWATCH – CRESSINGHAM GARDENS SURVEY: Lambeth council have not provided the information in response to this request as it is intended for publication in the near future on Lambeth’s website……”

Among the latest Freedom of Information requests to Lambeth council is the following: Joanne Parkes 31 May 2018 Dear Lambeth Borough Council, Please provide the 'Topographical Survey' of Cressingham Gardens Estate referred to as having been completed, in Issue 4 of your 'Engagement & Surveys' newsletter dated April-May 2018.   Please provide the entire report … Continue reading LAMBETHWATCH – CRESSINGHAM GARDENS SURVEY: Lambeth council have not provided the information in response to this request as it is intended for publication in the near future on Lambeth’s website……”

LAMBETHWATCH: LAMBETH PROVIDING LESS INFORMATION TO PEOPLE’S AUDIT THAN LAST YEAR!

People's Audit Lambeth are currently examining Lambeth council's accounts - something which anyone is now entitled to do with any council under recent legislation. On June 22 Peoples Audit Lambeth posted the following on Twitter: As a reminder this is what the @NAOorguk wrote to #Lambeth last year when they tried to limit the amount … Continue reading LAMBETHWATCH: LAMBETH PROVIDING LESS INFORMATION TO PEOPLE’S AUDIT THAN LAST YEAR!

SPECIAL NATIONAL DEMOCRACY WEEK POSTER – ONE

IT'S NATIONAL DEMOCRACY WEEK JULY 2ND TO JULY 8TH 2018. Lambeth Labour councillors get what they call Special Responsibility Allowances which most people would call salaries.   If they want to they can give two and a half per cent of these allowances to Lambeth Labour party.   In the first three months of this … Continue reading SPECIAL NATIONAL DEMOCRACY WEEK POSTER – ONE

SPECIAL NATIONAL DEMOCRACY WEEK POSTER – TWO

IT'S NATIONAL DEMOCRACY WEEK JULY 2ND TO JULY 8TH 2018. At Lambeth council we now have TWO deputy chief whips for the Labour party each getting £2,500 a year from our wonderful ratepayers. So we now have MORE people telling our Labour councillors which way to vote at council meetings and council committee meetings.   … Continue reading SPECIAL NATIONAL DEMOCRACY WEEK POSTER – TWO

LAMBETHWATCH: DEFEND THE SPAM – PART TWO

Last week News From Crystal Palace highlighted how we  emailed two Lambeth council press officers and a Lambeth cabinet member asking for any comment on a report done by Defend the Ten on Waterloo library. All three pinged back as being possible 'spam'. News From Crystal Palace sent them again - having removed the words 'Defend … Continue reading LAMBETHWATCH: DEFEND THE SPAM – PART TWO

LAMBETH’S MONEY PIT – MORE DELEGATED DECISIONS BY CABINET MEMBERS AND COUNCIL OFFICERS Part One: Estate Regeneration

In the wake of our story on the £1,073,000 being spent by Lambeth council on the Carnegie library building, Herne Hill - with the decision being approved by a single cabinet member unless it is 'called in' - News From Crystal Palace has been looking at other areas of council expenditure where decisions have been … Continue reading LAMBETH’S MONEY PIT – MORE DELEGATED DECISIONS BY CABINET MEMBERS AND COUNCIL OFFICERS Part One: Estate Regeneration

“LIBRARY CUSTODIANS IGNORE CARNEGIE’S PROMISE” – SOCIAL MEDIA OUTRAGE OVER LAMBETH’S LATEST MOVES ON CARNEGIE ‘BUILDING’

News of Lambeth Labour's latest plans for the Carnegie were revealed on the Brixton Buzz website on Friday and provoked  immediate outrage: Friends of Carnegie‏ @FrndsofCarnegie Jun 9 Andrew Carnegie agreed to fund building the library on Lambeth's assurance they would maintain it through the local rates & there was "no fear the library would be starved". … Continue reading “LIBRARY CUSTODIANS IGNORE CARNEGIE’S PROMISE” – SOCIAL MEDIA OUTRAGE OVER LAMBETH’S LATEST MOVES ON CARNEGIE ‘BUILDING’