CINEMA MUSEUM PUBLIC MEETING NEXT MONTH

Kennington Talkies presents; After The Thin Man (1936), Sunday September 1st @ 2:30pm Save The Cinema Museum, Public Meeting, Monday September 3rd @ 7pm There is a public meeting at The Cinema Museum to update everyone on negotiations with our new owners, Anthology, answer questions and talk about the way forward. This will include an update on our future … Continue reading CINEMA MUSEUM PUBLIC MEETING NEXT MONTH

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LEWISHAM COUNCIL IN ‘RANSOMWARE’ ATTACK Blackmailing hacker demands payment in Bitcoin – No monies paid

Lewisham council have been the target of a 'ransomware' attack by a blackmailing hacker. The council say they paid no money to the hacker who had demanded payment in Bitcoin - but without specifying an actual amount. Details of the incident made public on lewisham.gov news initially make no mention of the ransomware demand. The … Continue reading LEWISHAM COUNCIL IN ‘RANSOMWARE’ ATTACK Blackmailing hacker demands payment in Bitcoin – No monies paid

SEXUAL ASSAULT ON 16 YEAR OLD GIRL ON 358 BUS – POLICE APPEAL FOR WITNESSES

Detectives are appealing for information and witnesses following a sexual assault onboard a Route 358 bus travelling from Penge towards Crystal Palace. At around 10:30hrs on Monday, 9 April the victim, a 16-year-old girl, boarded the bus at Croydon Road with her friend. They sat together on a set of three seats at the back … Continue reading SEXUAL ASSAULT ON 16 YEAR OLD GIRL ON 358 BUS – POLICE APPEAL FOR WITNESSES

FOOD MARKET: ON WHICH STALL CAN YOU FIND JUST SIX JARS OF FIG AND POMEGRANATE JAM TOMORROW? (and the figs are Crystal Palace-grown)

During this (until recently!) very dry, hot summer, British farmers have been having a hard time.  Brockmans are up against it at the moment and we ask you to join us in supporting them.  Perry Court is a small farm that has been run by the Brockman family since the early 1950s - in fact … Continue reading FOOD MARKET: ON WHICH STALL CAN YOU FIND JUST SIX JARS OF FIG AND POMEGRANATE JAM TOMORROW? (and the figs are Crystal Palace-grown)

“The clear choice in the Coldharbour by-election will be yet another Labour councillor to join the others who will simply vote the way they are told to, or a Green who will stand up for the local community, hold the council to account and make a real difference.”

Lambeth Green party have selected Michael Groce as their candidate for the council by-election in Coldharbour ward, Brixton. Michael, who has lived in the local area all his life, is a community worker and published poet.  A well known local figure, his mother Cherry Groce was shot by police in a dawn raid, sparking the … Continue reading “The clear choice in the Coldharbour by-election will be yet another Labour councillor to join the others who will simply vote the way they are told to, or a Green who will stand up for the local community, hold the council to account and make a real difference.”

CRACKDOWN ON ROGUE LANDLORDS IN LAMBETH

Rogue landlords who "deliberately or persistently" break the law are to be targeted by Lambeth council. "Where poor conditions are identified in a privately rented property, we will seek to identify and inspect other properties owned or managed by the same individual or company" says a council report. The new rules, which take effect from … Continue reading CRACKDOWN ON ROGUE LANDLORDS IN LAMBETH

REVEALED – WHY LAMBETH COUNCIL DON’T PROSECUTE THEMSELVES FOR NOT DOING HOUSING REPAIRS: THEY CAN’T. (But if you’re a council tenant you can take them to court…)

The report which highlights the issues surrounding rogue landlords in Lambeth (please see accompanying article) also states: Council Tenants.   We have no formal powers to deal with council-owned dwellings. Complaints relating to the council’s own stock are redirected to the appropriate housing management team. We will investigate complaints relating to conditions in former council–owned … Continue reading REVEALED – WHY LAMBETH COUNCIL DON’T PROSECUTE THEMSELVES FOR NOT DOING HOUSING REPAIRS: THEY CAN’T. (But if you’re a council tenant you can take them to court…)

LAMBETH COUNCIL CONTRACTS SPECIAL – THE WHY? FACTOR

News From Crystal Palace has been looking at various contracts Lambeth council have signed over the past few years. And one of the questions which begs itself in regard to many of these contracts when the council claim not to have any money to run ten properly-staffed libraries or for repairs on their housing estates  … Continue reading LAMBETH COUNCIL CONTRACTS SPECIAL – THE WHY? FACTOR

LAMBETHWATCH COUNCIL CONTRACTS – THE WHY? FACTOR TWO: HOMES FOR LAMBETH…KER-CHING!!!!!

The WHY? FACTOR also applies to Lambeth council's highly controversial 'Homes for Lambeth' plans - without asking the first Why?: Why demolish ANY council estates in the first place? HOMES FOR LAMBETH (£10,000 KER-CHING!!!!!) Homes for Lambeth: programme level Build to Rent strategic advice request (£10,000) The London Borough of Lambeth (the Council) is seeking … Continue reading LAMBETHWATCH COUNCIL CONTRACTS – THE WHY? FACTOR TWO: HOMES FOR LAMBETH…KER-CHING!!!!!

“IS LAMBETH STILL A CO-OPERATIVE COUNCIL?” – and other new Freedom of Information requests to Lambeth council

Latest FOI requests to Lambeth council include the following: Jason Cobb 2 August 2018 Dear Lambeth Borough Council, I would like to know if Lambeth Council is still a Co-operative Council.   If so, please can you give examples of recent policy in the past six months that reflects this model. Thank you. Yours faithfully, … Continue reading “IS LAMBETH STILL A CO-OPERATIVE COUNCIL?” – and other new Freedom of Information requests to Lambeth council