HOMES FOR LAMBETH: “WE NEED TO ENSURE THER’S NO RISK TO THE COUNCIL”……SAYS SENIOR LABOUR COUNCILLOR

Homes for Lambeth is such a large project it should be controlled by Lambeth council, says a senior Lambeth Labour councillor. Cllr Adrian Garden, who chairs the council's corporate committee, told its latest meeting: "This committee are very concerned that such a large project should be controlled by the council even though it's a separate … Continue reading HOMES FOR LAMBETH: “WE NEED TO ENSURE THER’S NO RISK TO THE COUNCIL”……SAYS SENIOR LABOUR COUNCILLOR

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LAMBETH COUNCIL OFFICERS MEETING WITH POLICE AND HEALTH CHIEFS OVER ‘NO DEAL’ BREXIT

Senior Lambeth council officers have been meeting fortnightly with police and health chiefs on the possible effects - if any - of a 'No Deal' Brexit. The discussions were revealed to the latest meeting of Lambeth council's corporate committee by council chief executive Andrew Travers. The meetings, which have been held since Christmas, include scenarios … Continue reading LAMBETH COUNCIL OFFICERS MEETING WITH POLICE AND HEALTH CHIEFS OVER ‘NO DEAL’ BREXIT

HOUSING BENEFIT STAFF DEFRAUDED LAMBETH COUNCIL – AND IT’S HAPPENED BEFORE!

Seven benefit assessors have been sentenced to prison for a total of 17 years for their roles in housing benefit fraud which saw more than £1 million stolen from Lambeth and two other  councils in the capital. The assessors, who also worked for Kingston council and for Barking and Dagenham council, created false housing benefit … Continue reading HOUSING BENEFIT STAFF DEFRAUDED LAMBETH COUNCIL – AND IT’S HAPPENED BEFORE!

PUBLIC MEETING ON ESTATE DEMOLITIONS THIS SUNDAY

A public meeting to discuss estate demolitions in Lambeth - and beyond - is being held this Sunday (March 24th). Stand Up to Lambeth and the Hurst and Meath residents association are jointly organising the meeting at the Prince Regent pub, Herne Hill (opposite Brockwell park lido) which starts at 3pm. "It is your chance … Continue reading PUBLIC MEETING ON ESTATE DEMOLITIONS THIS SUNDAY

ESSENTIAL WORKS NEXT TO CRYSTAL PALACE SUBWAY

Essential works are being carried out next to the historic vaulted subway which runs underneath Crystal Palace Parade. The aim of the works, being carried out by Bromley council's highways department, is to remove pressure exerted on the courtyard walls by soil and therefore protect the vaulted structure. "The work is an essential first step … Continue reading ESSENTIAL WORKS NEXT TO CRYSTAL PALACE SUBWAY

INAUGURAL ARTISTS’ OPEN HOUSE TO LAUNCH IN CRYSTAL PALACE AND CELEBRATE THE LOCAL CREATIVE COMMUNITY

The inaugural Crystal Palace Artists’ Open House will launch next month, giving visitors access to more than 80 artists in their studios and local spaces for the first time. Image: Andy Bate Covering the full spectrum of media - from painting, watercolour, sculpture, design, crafts, and photography – the event will celebrate the local creative … Continue reading INAUGURAL ARTISTS’ OPEN HOUSE TO LAUNCH IN CRYSTAL PALACE AND CELEBRATE THE LOCAL CREATIVE COMMUNITY

TACKLING DOMESTIC ABUSE: “GOVERNMENT SHOULD TAKE MORE RADICAL APPROACH” SAYS COUNCIL LEADER

Lambeth council leader Cllr Jack Hopkins has written to the government responding to the newly proposed Domestic Abuse Bill. The new legislation will: introduce the first ever statutory government definition of domestic abuse to specifically include economic abuse and controlling and manipulative non-physical abuse - this will enable everyone, including victims themselves, to understand what … Continue reading TACKLING DOMESTIC ABUSE: “GOVERNMENT SHOULD TAKE MORE RADICAL APPROACH” SAYS COUNCIL LEADER

HELEN HAYES QUIZZES MINISTERS ON KNIFE CRIME AND FRONTLINE POLICING

Helen Hayes, MP for Dulwich and West Norwood, has quizzed ministers on knife crime and front line policing in the House of Commons: Helen Hayes (Lab) To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what plans his Department has to (a) increase frontline police numbers and (b) ensure police have sufficient resources to … Continue reading HELEN HAYES QUIZZES MINISTERS ON KNIFE CRIME AND FRONTLINE POLICING

FIZZ FREE FEBRUARY REACHED BIGGEST AUDIENCE YET SAY SOUTHWARK – AND THAT INCLUDES STATEN ISLAND, U.S.A.

In just its second year, Fizz Free February has reached more people than ever before, encouraging more people to ditch the fizz and think of their health, teeth and bank accounts, say Southwark council. There has been great appetite for the campaign across the country, with many businesses, organisations and individuals pledging to go fizz … Continue reading FIZZ FREE FEBRUARY REACHED BIGGEST AUDIENCE YET SAY SOUTHWARK – AND THAT INCLUDES STATEN ISLAND, U.S.A.

CROYDON SCOOP TWO LOCAL GOVERNMENT CHRONICLE AWARDS – finalists in four other categories 

Accepting the Campaign of the Year Award are (L-R): Cllr Tony Newman, Anna Quigley, Cllr Alisa Flemming, Emily Collinsbeare, Cllr Alison Butler. Anna and Emily are both from Croydon council. Croydon council have scooped two awards at a ceremony celebrating the UK’s best initiatives in local government. At the Local Government Chronicle Awards in central … Continue reading CROYDON SCOOP TWO LOCAL GOVERNMENT CHRONICLE AWARDS – finalists in four other categories