Questions in the House: MP Helen Hayes quizzes ministers on school exclusions, zero VAT rates on e-publications, Windrush compensation, and railways

SCHOOL EXCLUSIONS Helen Hayes Labour, Dulwich and West Norwood To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what the timeframe is for the implementation of the actions contained in the Government's response to the Timpson Review of School Exclusion in relation to the accountability of schools for the children they exclude. (Similar questions also asked … Continue reading Questions in the House: MP Helen Hayes quizzes ministers on school exclusions, zero VAT rates on e-publications, Windrush compensation, and railways

Motorist convicted for submitting false appeals to dodge Lambeth parking tickets

A motorist who tried to avoid paying parking tickets by submitting false appeals has been successfully prosecuted by Lambeth council. The woman motorist was found guilty of three offences of fraud by false representation, following a trial at Camberwell Green magistrates court earlier this month. The charges included falsely claiming that her vehicle had broken … Continue reading Motorist convicted for submitting false appeals to dodge Lambeth parking tickets

ARMED POLICE AT GIPSY HILL STATION – A MYSTERY SOLVED…

Officers were called to Crystal Palace station at 6.40pm last  Sunday (1st December) following a report of a potential robbery on a train from Bermondsey. A British Transport Police spokeswoman told News From Crystal Palace: "Armed police attended and searched the train, however no complaints were made at the scene by any parties." How the … Continue reading ARMED POLICE AT GIPSY HILL STATION – A MYSTERY SOLVED…

LAMBETH ACT OVER OMBUDSMAN’S REPORT ON DYSLEXIC DRIVER….who offers council future help on issues if needed

Lambeth have acted following the Local Government Ombudsman's report of the treatment of a dyslexic driver who challenged a parking fine - with the motorist involved offering his services on simil;ar issuers if needed, says a report to a council committee. As News From Crystal Palace reported* on November 14th, in a hard-hitting judgement the … Continue reading LAMBETH ACT OVER OMBUDSMAN’S REPORT ON DYSLEXIC DRIVER….who offers council future help on issues if needed

OMBUDSMAN SLAMS LAMBETH IN PARKING TICKET FIASCO – “Council’s treatment of dyslexic driver breached Equality Act”

Lambeth council have been slammed by the Local Government Ombudsman over their treatment of a dyslexic driver given a penalty charge notice for parking on the street. In a hard-hitting judgement the Ombudsman tells Lambeth to “ensure it is meeting its legal duties” under the Equality Act 2010. The report comes as answers to Freedom … Continue reading OMBUDSMAN SLAMS LAMBETH IN PARKING TICKET FIASCO – “Council’s treatment of dyslexic driver breached Equality Act”

LAMBETH PARKING TICKET FIASCO: OMBUDSMAN’S RECOMMENDATIONS – AND WHAT THEY FOUND

Recommended action The Ombudsman says Lambeth council should also take the following action to ensure it is meeting its legal duties under the Equality Act 2010. To read the Ombudsman's full report please go to: REPORT 17 019 196 LB Lambeth , item 4. PDF 168 KB Arrange relevant training on the Equality Act 2010 for customer … Continue reading LAMBETH PARKING TICKET FIASCO: OMBUDSMAN’S RECOMMENDATIONS – AND WHAT THEY FOUND

PARKING: LAMBETH EARNING HALF A MILLION POUNDS A MONTH FROM PENALTY CHARGE NOTICES ON PARKING TICKETS

Lambeth council are earning an average of more than half a million pounds a month from penalty charge notices on parking tickets alone. The figure is revealed in response to a Freedom of Information request to the council which shows that amounts received by the council between October 2018 and September 2019 ranged from £328,915 … Continue reading PARKING: LAMBETH EARNING HALF A MILLION POUNDS A MONTH FROM PENALTY CHARGE NOTICES ON PARKING TICKETS

NO CHARGES FOLLOW CROYDON TRAM CRASH / Croydon council’s response to transport police statement

No charges are being made in the wake of the Croydon tram crash in which seven people died in November 2016. A statement from British Transport Police on the investigation into the tram crash says: On 9 November 2016, seven people tragically died when a tram derailed and overturned close to the Sandilands tram stop … Continue reading NO CHARGES FOLLOW CROYDON TRAM CRASH / Croydon council’s response to transport police statement

NEW PETITION CALLS FOR REMOVAL OF COUNCIL’S CAMERA CAR FROM SALTERS HILL – More than 8,000 penalty notices on road dished out in just two years

More than 400 people have signed a petition on change.org calling for the removal of the Lambeth council camera car from Salters Hill. The petition comes as Lambeth council have revealed in a Freedom of Information request there have been more than 8,000 penalty notices served on motorists using Salters Hill in just two years. … Continue reading NEW PETITION CALLS FOR REMOVAL OF COUNCIL’S CAMERA CAR FROM SALTERS HILL – More than 8,000 penalty notices on road dished out in just two years

LEWISHAM, SOUTHWARK AND LAMBETH COUNCIL LEADERS BACK BAKERLOO LINE EXTENSION…..

Leaders of five London councils have written to Boris Johnson calling for him to support the Bakerloo line extension to Old Kent Road, Lewisham, and potentially Hayes. A Lewisham council press release says: "Transport for London (TfL) are inviting residents and businesses to give their views on the most detailed proposals yet for the extension. … Continue reading LEWISHAM, SOUTHWARK AND LAMBETH COUNCIL LEADERS BACK BAKERLOO LINE EXTENSION…..