BROCKWELL PARK’S CENTREPIECE GETS CASH BOOST

The restoration of Brockwell hall – the centrepiece of Lambeth’s Brockwell park – has moved a step closer after Lambeth council were successful in a funding bid to the Heritage Lottery Fund (HLF). A £387,500 grant will fund detailed design and feasibility work looking at transforming Brockwell Hall into a venue for weddings and corporate … Continue reading BROCKWELL PARK’S CENTREPIECE GETS CASH BOOST

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BELL GREEN GASHOLDERS TO GO – “Heightened safety and environmental risk”

The historic gas holders at Bell Green, Sydenham are set to go - although part of them may remain. Lewisham council have issued the following statement on the Bell Green gasholders: We recognise the historic and cultural significance of the gasholders at Bell Green for Sydenham. On 26 July 2018, Damien Egan, Mayor of Lewisham, … Continue reading BELL GREEN GASHOLDERS TO GO – “Heightened safety and environmental risk”

BROTHERS FINED MORE THAN £35,000 FOR “NEGLIGENT AND DANGEROUS MANAGEMENT” OF FLATS ABOVE FAMOUS PUB – Falsely claimed to be National Approved Letting Scheme members

Three brothers, whose "negligent and dangerous management" of rented flats above the former Thomas a Becket pub - famed for its boxing links -  on the Old Kent Road have been landed with massive fines at Inner London Crown Court. They were given fines of £37,500 and costs of £16,467.30 - plus a confiscation order … Continue reading BROTHERS FINED MORE THAN £35,000 FOR “NEGLIGENT AND DANGEROUS MANAGEMENT” OF FLATS ABOVE FAMOUS PUB – Falsely claimed to be National Approved Letting Scheme members

NO MONEY FOR REPAIRS – BUT LAMBETH COUNCIL TO SPEND £50,000 A YEAR ON INDEPENDENT ADVISERS FOR CENTRAL HILL ESTATE – “Renewed contract will include break clauses if the budget is not enough”

Lambeth council are set to spend more money on independent advisers for Central Hill - one of the six estates they want to demolish as part of their highly controversial Homes for Lambeth plans. Lambeth Labour have consistently claimed that they cannot afford to do repairs on the six estates because of Government cutbacks and … Continue reading NO MONEY FOR REPAIRS – BUT LAMBETH COUNCIL TO SPEND £50,000 A YEAR ON INDEPENDENT ADVISERS FOR CENTRAL HILL ESTATE – “Renewed contract will include break clauses if the budget is not enough”

COUNCIL ESTATES FACING DEMOLITION: PROPERTY CONSULTANTS WRITE TO LEASEHOLDERS

Copies of letters sent by two property consultants to a leaseholder on one of the six estates Lambeth Labour want to demolish have been obtained by News From Crystal Palace. One of the letters says local authorities are regularly undervaluing property in advance of compulsory purchase orders (CPO's). The first addresses the leaseholder by name … Continue reading COUNCIL ESTATES FACING DEMOLITION: PROPERTY CONSULTANTS WRITE TO LEASEHOLDERS

“BOTTOMLESS PIT OF GOLD FOR COUNCIL’S HOUSING REGENERATION SCHEME – OTHER AREAS BEING CUT DRASTICALLY

The pot of gold belonging to Lambeth council's housing regeneration department seems to be bottomless - whilst other areas of the council's services are being dramatically cut due to the imposition of austerity measures, its cabinet has been told. Green party Cllr Pete Elliott (Gipsy Hill) asked them: "How can we have faith in the … Continue reading “BOTTOMLESS PIT OF GOLD FOR COUNCIL’S HOUSING REGENERATION SCHEME – OTHER AREAS BEING CUT DRASTICALLY

“COMPULSORY PURCHASE ORDER FOR ESTATE NOT IN THE PUBLIC INTEREST”

A compulsory purchase order for one of the six estates which Lambeth council want to demolish is not in the public interest, Lambeth council's cabinet have been told. Shemi Leira, chairman of the tenants and residents association on Westbury estate where he has lived for almost 25 years, said his flat had been valued at … Continue reading “COMPULSORY PURCHASE ORDER FOR ESTATE NOT IN THE PUBLIC INTEREST”

FORMER LAMBETH COUNCIL TENANT USED RIGHT TO BUY – DESPITE LIVING IN BRISTOL AT THE TIME

A former Lambeth council tenant used a Right to Buy discount to purchase a council house – even though he was living in Bristol at the time. He was caught after a data match from the National Fraud Initiative - .a Government organisation which matches electronic data within and between public and private sector bodies … Continue reading FORMER LAMBETH COUNCIL TENANT USED RIGHT TO BUY – DESPITE LIVING IN BRISTOL AT THE TIME

COMPULSORY PURCHASE ORDERS FOR WESTBURY AND SOUTH LAMBETH ESTATES SET TO GET THE GO-AHEAD 

Compulsory purchase orders for peoples homes on two of the six estates which Lambeth Labour want to demolish as part of the hugely controversial 'Homes for Lambeth' scheme are set to get the go-ahead on Monday. A meeting of the council’s cabinet – start time 5pm - will consider the reports for the South Lambeth … Continue reading COMPULSORY PURCHASE ORDERS FOR WESTBURY AND SOUTH LAMBETH ESTATES SET TO GET THE GO-AHEAD 

PLANS TO BUILD HOUSES BEHIND FABER FOX TURNED DOWN BY LAMBETH COUNCIL

Plans to build three houses behind the Faber Fox pub on Westow Hill have been turned down by Lambeth council. Access to the properties would have been to the left of 18  Beardell Street which is off Westow Hill. Lambeth gave the following reasons for refusal: 1 The application fails to demonstrate that it would … Continue reading PLANS TO BUILD HOUSES BEHIND FABER FOX TURNED DOWN BY LAMBETH COUNCIL