ESTATE DEMOLITIONS: “VAST MAJORITY OF PEOPLE DON’T WANT THEIR HOMES DEMOLISHED” – Cllr Pete Elliott

The overwhelming majority of people on estates chosen for demolition do not want their homes demolished, Gipsy Hill ward Cllr Pete Elliott told last night's full meeting of Lambeth council. "Jeremy Corbyn, Sadiq Khan and local Labour groups have all declared support for ballots so this really should not be controversial. "I hope this will … Continue reading ESTATE DEMOLITIONS: “VAST MAJORITY OF PEOPLE DON’T WANT THEIR HOMES DEMOLISHED” – Cllr Pete Elliott

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ESTATE DEMOLITIONS: “I DON’T KNOW WHY YOU’RE SHAKING YOUR HEAD CLLR BENNETT. “IT’S YOUR CONSULTATION AND IT’S RUBBISH” – Cllr Tim Briggs

The survey undertaken on Central Hill on estate demolition was not a proper consultation, Conservative Cllr Tim briggs told the council meeting. Cllr Briggs had begun by telling the meeting: "I'm sure residents must be bowled over by the leadership of Matthew Bennett on repairs. "There's a lot of talk about the consultation. "New evidence … Continue reading ESTATE DEMOLITIONS: “I DON’T KNOW WHY YOU’RE SHAKING YOUR HEAD CLLR BENNETT. “IT’S YOUR CONSULTATION AND IT’S RUBBISH” – Cllr Tim Briggs

MORE THAN 200 YOUNG PEOPLE SET TO ATTEND KNIFE CRIME SUMMIT IN CROYDON

Over 200 young people are expected at Croydon Youth Summit on Saturday afternoon (July 21).   The free event, at the BRIT School, aims to bring 11-24-year-olds together to share their views on knife crime and other serious youth violence. It’s been organised by the Croydon BME Forum, Croydon Council, 20 young people and community … Continue reading MORE THAN 200 YOUNG PEOPLE SET TO ATTEND KNIFE CRIME SUMMIT IN CROYDON

CONTRACEPTION CONSULTATION: FEWER PHARMACIES TO PROVIDE ADVICE? – MOVE TOWARDS SPECIALIST CHEMISTS

Lambeth, Southwark, and Lewisham are proposing to redesign how they provide contraceptive services and would like to hear your views on the proposed changes. Access to contraception and information about the different types of contraception available is important in helping women remain in control of their fertility. A new sexual health pharmacy service is being … Continue reading CONTRACEPTION CONSULTATION: FEWER PHARMACIES TO PROVIDE ADVICE? – MOVE TOWARDS SPECIALIST CHEMISTS

FAKE CIGARETTES WORTH £7,000 SEIZED

Fake cigarettes worth around £7,000 have been seized in a series of Croydon council trading standards raids on shops in the borough. Trading standards officers and specialist handlers with sniffer dogs found around 700 packets of the illegal cigarettes at three properties in Thornton Heath and West Croydon on Monday 2 July. The counterfeit packets, … Continue reading FAKE CIGARETTES WORTH £7,000 SEIZED

MORE THAN 1,350 PEOPLE SIGN PETITION TO LAMBETH DEMANDING BALLOTS ON ESTATE DEMOLITIONS

More than 1,350 people* have signed a petition to Lambeth's Labour-dominated council calling for ballots on their highly controversial plans to demolish Central Hill estate, Crystal Palace; Cressingham Gardens estate at Tulse Hill and Fenwick estate, Clapham North. The petition - started by Becki Newell, Green party candidate for Gipsy Hill ward in May's Lambeth … Continue reading MORE THAN 1,350 PEOPLE SIGN PETITION TO LAMBETH DEMANDING BALLOTS ON ESTATE DEMOLITIONS

OPINION: OPINIONS DON’T COUNT IN LAMBETH (UNLESS THEY ARE THE SAME AS WHAT LAMBETH LABOUR ‘THINK’)

Lambeth Labour will not take the slightest notice of any of the opinions voiced by those who have signed Becki Newell's petition. Because that's how it is with this undemocratic council. For the record, here are some of the opinions of those who have signed the petition: Reasons for signing: Vivienne Lewis· I'm a Labour … Continue reading OPINION: OPINIONS DON’T COUNT IN LAMBETH (UNLESS THEY ARE THE SAME AS WHAT LAMBETH LABOUR ‘THINK’)

BUT IN FUTURE PEOPLE LIVING ON ESTATES THREATENED WITH DEMOLITION WILL GET THE RIGHT TO VOTE

People living on estates threatened by redevelopment will in future have the power to stop the demolition of their homes against their will, in a major victory for grassroots campaigns in London. The Mayor today announced the introduction of compulsory ballots, after draft proposals were published in February. His change in policy after previously opposing … Continue reading BUT IN FUTURE PEOPLE LIVING ON ESTATES THREATENED WITH DEMOLITION WILL GET THE RIGHT TO VOTE

SHIRLEY OAKS CHILD ABUSE SCANDAL: HUNDREDS OF COMPENSATION CLAIMS ‘FROM ALL OVER THE WORLD’

Hundreds of applications for compensation from victims of abuse in Shirley Oaks and other Lambeth council-run childrens homes have been received from all over the World. The figure comes in a written answer by council leader Cllr Lib Peck to Cllr Scott Ainslie (Green) ahead of next Wednesday's full council meeting. More than 340 people … Continue reading SHIRLEY OAKS CHILD ABUSE SCANDAL: HUNDREDS OF COMPENSATION CLAIMS ‘FROM ALL OVER THE WORLD’

SENI’S LAW GETS THIRD READING IN HOUSE OF COMMONS  “This is our chance to make mental health services safe and equal for everyone” – Steve Reed MP

Croydon North MP Steve Reed's private members bill - known as Seni's Law - has been given a third reading in the House of Commons. Steve Reed told MPs: "My thanks go to the many people who have had a hand in the bill, from the Minister to Members on both sides of the House, … Continue reading SENI’S LAW GETS THIRD READING IN HOUSE OF COMMONS  “This is our chance to make mental health services safe and equal for everyone” – Steve Reed MP