TRAFFIC CHAOS ON THE TRIANGLE – Buses ‘turning round’ because of works

Buses from five different routes are having to go via the Triangle to turn round while works take place at Crystal Palace bus station. There were huge traffic jams around the Triangle yesterday (Monday) - the area bordered by Westow Street, Westow Hill and part of Church Road - as a result. The bus station … Continue reading TRAFFIC CHAOS ON THE TRIANGLE – Buses ‘turning round’ because of works

Kids at Crown Lane primary find the ‘creative way’ to school……as pupils at Cypress primary get a ‘Safer Street’……..and young people at Rockmount give their views to ‘idling’ drivers

Kids at Crown Lane primary find the 'creative way' to school... Pupils at Crown Lane primary school close to Crown Point have designed a colourful walking to school route to encourage more walking - and less pollution from cars. Working with community engagement group Street Space in 2019, Year 5 children from the school audited … Continue reading Kids at Crown Lane primary find the ‘creative way’ to school……as pupils at Cypress primary get a ‘Safer Street’……..and young people at Rockmount give their views to ‘idling’ drivers

Motorist convicted for submitting false appeals to dodge Lambeth parking tickets

A motorist who tried to avoid paying parking tickets by submitting false appeals has been successfully prosecuted by Lambeth council. The woman motorist was found guilty of three offences of fraud by false representation, following a trial at Camberwell Green magistrates court earlier this month. The charges included falsely claiming that her vehicle had broken … Continue reading Motorist convicted for submitting false appeals to dodge Lambeth parking tickets

LAMBETH ACT OVER OMBUDSMAN’S REPORT ON DYSLEXIC DRIVER….who offers council future help on issues if needed

Lambeth have acted following the Local Government Ombudsman's report of the treatment of a dyslexic driver who challenged a parking fine - with the motorist involved offering his services on simil;ar issuers if needed, says a report to a council committee. As News From Crystal Palace reported* on November 14th, in a hard-hitting judgement the … Continue reading LAMBETH ACT OVER OMBUDSMAN’S REPORT ON DYSLEXIC DRIVER….who offers council future help on issues if needed

COMPANY FINED £50,000 FOR ILLEGAL KNIFE SALE TO 15-YEAR-OLD GIRL

A national tool hire firm has been ordered to pay £50,000 after a 15-year-old girl was sold a knife during a Lambeth council test purchase operation. Camberwell Green magistrates court heard that on April 9 this year a knife was sold, with no questions asked of the 15-year-old, at the company's Waterloo branch. The legal … Continue reading COMPANY FINED £50,000 FOR ILLEGAL KNIFE SALE TO 15-YEAR-OLD GIRL

OMBUDSMAN SLAMS LAMBETH IN PARKING TICKET FIASCO – “Council’s treatment of dyslexic driver breached Equality Act”

Lambeth council have been slammed by the Local Government Ombudsman over their treatment of a dyslexic driver given a penalty charge notice for parking on the street. In a hard-hitting judgement the Ombudsman tells Lambeth to “ensure it is meeting its legal duties” under the Equality Act 2010. The report comes as answers to Freedom … Continue reading OMBUDSMAN SLAMS LAMBETH IN PARKING TICKET FIASCO – “Council’s treatment of dyslexic driver breached Equality Act”

LAMBETH PARKING TICKET FIASCO: OMBUDSMAN’S RECOMMENDATIONS – AND WHAT THEY FOUND

Recommended action The Ombudsman says Lambeth council should also take the following action to ensure it is meeting its legal duties under the Equality Act 2010. To read the Ombudsman's full report please go to: REPORT 17 019 196 LB Lambeth , item 4. PDF 168 KB Arrange relevant training on the Equality Act 2010 for customer … Continue reading LAMBETH PARKING TICKET FIASCO: OMBUDSMAN’S RECOMMENDATIONS – AND WHAT THEY FOUND

PARKING: LAMBETH EARNING HALF A MILLION POUNDS A MONTH FROM PENALTY CHARGE NOTICES ON PARKING TICKETS

Lambeth council are earning an average of more than half a million pounds a month from penalty charge notices on parking tickets alone. The figure is revealed in response to a Freedom of Information request to the council which shows that amounts received by the council between October 2018 and September 2019 ranged from £328,915 … Continue reading PARKING: LAMBETH EARNING HALF A MILLION POUNDS A MONTH FROM PENALTY CHARGE NOTICES ON PARKING TICKETS

THOUSANDS OF CATALYTIC CONVERTER THEFTS FROM VEHICLES IN LONDON

Almost 3,000 catalytic converter thefts from vehicles occurred in London in the first half of 2019, police figures have revealed. Metals found in catalytic converters, such as rhodium, palladium and platinum can be highly lucrative and recycled for use in medical tools, jewellery and electronics. Victims of catalytic converter thefts are likely to be left … Continue reading THOUSANDS OF CATALYTIC CONVERTER THEFTS FROM VEHICLES IN LONDON

SALTERS HILL: LAMBETH’S (VERY) DETAILED FREEDOM OF INFORMATION RESPONSES ON PENALTY CHARGES FOR MOTORISTS

Lambeth council's Freedom of Information team have given a remarkably detailed response to a request about penalty charge notices on Salters Hill, Upper Norwood. samrickman 16 April 2019 Dear Lambeth Borough Council, I would like to request the following: 1. The total number of penalty charge notices issued on Salter's Hill for contravention 37j (failing … Continue reading SALTERS HILL: LAMBETH’S (VERY) DETAILED FREEDOM OF INFORMATION RESPONSES ON PENALTY CHARGES FOR MOTORISTS