The introduction of Universal Credit has seen more people in crisis and using food banks in Southwark than ever before, say the borough council. Rough sleeping has increased exponentially – the annual count, which took place in Southwark last month, found 42 people sleeping on the streets, an increase of 24 per cent from last … Continue reading UNIVERSAL CREDIT MEANS MORE PEOPLE IN CRISIS AND USING FOODBANKS IN SOUTHWARK THAN EVER BEFORE / LAMBETH COUNCIL MOTION ON UNIVERSAL CREDIT
by Philippa Paine, Frontline Volunteer Team Leader (Macmillan Cancer Support) “Frontline” staff and volunteers are the first point of contact for people affected by cancer when they call the support line at Macmillan Cancer Support. We’re looking for volunteers in Lambeth to come and help on the Macmillan Cancer Support line. We know cancer changes … Continue reading MACMILLAN CANCER SUPPORT SEEKS VOLUNTEERS IN LAMBETH
No woman should face intimidation when seeking support from clinics offering abortion services as laid out in the Abortion Act 1967, says a motion which Lambeth councilors will vote on - but not debate - at a full council meeting next Wednesday. The motion also says: "Protests outside three abortion clinics in Lambeth are causing … Continue reading COUNCIL MOTION OPPOSES INTIMIDATION OF WOMEN AT ABORTION CLINICS – “Protests causing distress to residents and staff”
Moves to make Lambeth a 'plastic-free' authority by April are proposed in a motion at next Wednesday's council meeting by Green party Cllr Scott Ainslie. A Labour amendment wants to delay the move until December. Cllr Ainslie's motion - which will not be debated - calls for: ending the sale and provision of SUP (single … Continue reading GREEN PARTY BID TO MAKE LAMBETH A ‘PLASTIC-FREE AUTHORITY BY APRIL – (It might as well wait until December – Labour)
Lambeth council are set to lend up to £600 million to a housing company which has just been formed - after borrowing the funds from elsewhere. The new council-owned house building and management company - generically known as Homes for Lambeth but now using four different names - will have DEBTS of £165 MILLION by … Continue reading LAMBETH COUNCIL SET TO LEND UP TO £600 MILLION TO NEW HOUSING COMPANY – “It may well be that by lending to Homes for Lambeth, the council is limited in the amount of borrowing it can undertake for other projects” – report
Homes for Lambeth is a financial disaster waiting to happen. A council which says it has NO money to repair homes on six council estates they want to demolish, NO money to run libraries NOW decides its going to BORROW LOADSAMONEY to lend to a new company it's just set up. It sounds like a … Continue reading OPINION – HOMES FOR LAMBETH: CARILLION Mk II?
Croydon council have announced today (January 15th) it intends to terminate its contract with troubled contractor Carillion and will take its libraries back in-house and protect library staff jobs. Government services provider Carillion is to go into liquidation, it stated this morning. The company took over the running of Croydon’s libraries in 2012. In a … Continue reading As Carillion collapses: CROYDON TAKE LIBRARIES BACK ‘IN HOUSE’
Police are appealing for witnesses following an arson attack. Police and London Fire Brigade (LFB) were called at 03:30hrs on Monday 1 January to reports of a fire at a house in Burghill Road, Sydenham. The victims were upstairs when they woke to the smell of smoke. They went downstairs to find their front door … Continue reading APPEAL FOLLOWING NEW YEAR’S DAY ARSON IN SYDENHAM
The Lambeth councillor who told a council cabinet meeting he had met two elderly siblings on Central Hill estate - when he hadn't - has finally come face to face with them. In a letter to the couple, who live on Oakwood Drive, Cllr Luke Murphy told them: “It was not my intention and for … Continue reading THE BIZARRE TALE OF THE LAMBETH COUNCILLOR WHO TOLD A CABINET MEETING HE HAD MET TWO ELDERLY SIBLINGS LIVING ON CENTRAL HILL ESTATE (when he hadn’t) – AND WHAT HAPPENED WHEN HE FINALLY DID…..
Here is the conversation between Cllr Murphy and the brother and sister in which Fiona Cliffe also participated: (Bold type by News From Crystal Palace) Luke – I brought Fiona so that we could talk in more detail about your housing situation and the situation on the estate. Barbara – That’s alright. Luke – It’s … Continue reading “950 HOMES PLANNED FOR CENTRAL HILL – AND WE COULD BUILD OPPOSITE THE VICARAGE”