SENIOR LAMBETH COUNCIL OFFICERS “ILLEGALLY PAID VIA THEIR OWN COMPANIES” Sensational allegations in Private Eye magazine – Call for ‘root and branch investigation’ + Lambeth’s response

Sensational allegations that senior Lambeth council officers have illegally been paid via their own  'management companies', 'consultancies' or as 'suppliers' to the council are made in this week's issue of Private Eye magazine. "This has the advantage, for the employee and the council, of reducing tax and national insurance bills considerably" says the article in … Continue reading SENIOR LAMBETH COUNCIL OFFICERS “ILLEGALLY PAID VIA THEIR OWN COMPANIES” Sensational allegations in Private Eye magazine – Call for ‘root and branch investigation’ + Lambeth’s response

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OSCAR WINNER BACKS GREEN PARTY CANDIDATES IN HERNE HILL…

Lambeth Green Party Retweeted Jonathan Bartley‏ @jon_bartley (Green party candidate - St Leonard's ward Lambeth - Ed.): Great to have local #HerneHill resident (and Oscar winner) Mark Rylance supporting our council candidates! Pictured (from left) are the three Green party candidates for Herne Hill: Nick Christian, , Becca Thackray and Matt Reynolds.

…BUT LABOUR COUNCILLORS DON’T BACK CORBYN IN LAMBETH!!! – 29 SIGN ‘QUIT’ CALL TO THEIR NATIONAL LEADER

Lambeth council cabinet members were among 29 Labour councillors who signed a letter calling on party leader Jeremy Corbyn to quit. Cabinet members Matthew Bennett, Jim Dickson, Jane Edbrooke and Mohammed Seedat signed the petition along with overview and scrutiny committee chairman Ed Davie and chief whip Paul Gadsby. (Readers of Lambeth Labour's boroughwide leaflet … Continue reading …BUT LABOUR COUNCILLORS DON’T BACK CORBYN IN LAMBETH!!! – 29 SIGN ‘QUIT’ CALL TO THEIR NATIONAL LEADER

LAMBETH BAN SHIRLEY OAKS ABUSE CAMPAIGNER

Lambeth council have banned a leading campaigner of the Lambeth childrens homes abuse scandal from attending any further council meetings – and from meeting any councillors or staff. The move follows last December's stormy meetings of both the cabinet and council at Kennington Oval cricket ground. The council meeting ended up being held behind closed … Continue reading LAMBETH BAN SHIRLEY OAKS ABUSE CAMPAIGNER

LAMBETHWATCH: NEW HERNE HILL LABOUR LEAFLET PERPETUATES THE CARNEGIE LIBRARY MYTHS

A new leaflet from Herne Hill Labour contains factual inaccuracies which, if the party were a registered business, would leave them facing substantial fines and possible prison sentences. The latest garbage revolves, as usual, around Carnegie library on Herne Hill Road. THE LEAFLET: Paragraph two: "The Herne Hill Labour action team has worked hard alongside … Continue reading LAMBETHWATCH: NEW HERNE HILL LABOUR LEAFLET PERPETUATES THE CARNEGIE LIBRARY MYTHS

LAMBETHWATCH: MORE CANDIDATES SIGN LIBRARIES PLEDGE

Helen Thompson‏ @Helen4Streatham Myself and my fellow Streatham Wells Lib Dem candidates Eloka Ikegbunam @EI4Streatham and @DominicLeigh have signed the @defendtheten pledge to fight for the reinstatement of a full library service in all 10 Lambeth Libraries And Oval Liberal Democrats‏ @OvalLibDems responding to Defend the Ten, posted: Clear & succinct answer from @MikeHillier to @defendtheten question: YES we … Continue reading LAMBETHWATCH: MORE CANDIDATES SIGN LIBRARIES PLEDGE

CINEMA OPEN BEFORE CHRISTMAS? Campaigners meet Everyman bosses

Members of the Picture Palace Campaign / Cinema4CrystalPalace met Crispin Lilly, chief executive officer of Everyman Cinemas at Bar Joe on Church Road last week. The meeting was to discuss the new Everyman venue on the site of the original cinema at 25 Church Road, Crystal Palace. As News From Crystal Palace has previously reported … Continue reading CINEMA OPEN BEFORE CHRISTMAS? Campaigners meet Everyman bosses

LIBRARY APPLIES FOR PREMISES LICENCE……

Upper Norwood library are applying for a premises licence. A library spokeswoman said they had initially planned to apply for a temporary licence to turn the upstairs part of the Westow Hill building into a theatre to coincide with the Crystal Palace Festival (they have dropped the word 'Overground') - being held from June 4th … Continue reading LIBRARY APPLIES FOR PREMISES LICENCE……

….AS ANTIC PLAN THIRD PUB ON WESTOW HILL

Pub group Antic are planning to open a third site on Westow Hill - in the former Plumbase premises which was originally built as a Burton tailors store. Antic already own Westow House on the corner of Crystal Palace Parade and the recently-opened Walker Briggs pub. A planning application to Croydon says the planned pub … Continue reading ….AS ANTIC PLAN THIRD PUB ON WESTOW HILL

LAMBETHWATCH: SIGN OF THE TIMES; THE CASE OF THE VANISHING LIBRARIES – AND PAPER CANDIDATES

NOT LISTENING...... This sign has appeared outside a house in Herne Hill. Defend The Ten Retweeted Gaby Gassner‏ @GassnerDesign Pretty damning poster. It's sadly so true as I can confirm as long-suffering resident. THE CASE OF THE VANISHING LIBRARIES   IS IT GOING TO GET DIRTY IN LAMBETH'S MAY ELECTIONS?: PAPER CANDIDATES Vauxhall Labour‏ @VauxhallLabour posted … Continue reading LAMBETHWATCH: SIGN OF THE TIMES; THE CASE OF THE VANISHING LIBRARIES – AND PAPER CANDIDATES