LAMBETHWATCH DIARY: LIBRARY – OR THE HERNE HILL LIFESTYLE CENTRE? AS CAMPAIGNERS ASK WHY SPEND £650,000 ON CARNEGIE NOW? (and why information accuracy is not Lambeth’s strong point)

CARNEGIE LIBRARY Carnegie Herne Hill found itself back in the national newspapers with a photograph of the library accompanying an editorial headlined: "The Guardian view on small-town Britain" which begins: The world in 2019: The vexed politics of our times has obscured the view ahead. Over the holidays we are examining some big issues on … Continue reading LAMBETHWATCH DIARY: LIBRARY – OR THE HERNE HILL LIFESTYLE CENTRE? AS CAMPAIGNERS ASK WHY SPEND £650,000 ON CARNEGIE NOW? (and why information accuracy is not Lambeth’s strong point)

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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

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 

“DON’T GIVE CENTRAL HILL PEOPLE A BALLOT ON ESTATE DEMOLITION” LAMBETH TELL GLA – “but we accept the principle of applying ballots to future schemes” (well, maybe)

Residents on Central Hill estate in Crystal Palace should NOT be given the chance to vote on whether they want their homes demolished, Lambeth council have told the GLA. Lambeth's 'reasoning'?: "We commissioned an independent company to carry out a test of opinion in October 2016. "This demonstrated that there was a clear majority of … Continue reading “DON’T GIVE CENTRAL HILL PEOPLE A BALLOT ON ESTATE DEMOLITION” LAMBETH TELL GLA – “but we accept the principle of applying ballots to future schemes” (well, maybe)

CENTRAL HILL: Residents say: “Of the 150 households who responded, 94 per cent DO NOT support demolition.” SO THE MAJORITY OF PEOPLE LIVING ON CENTRAL HILL WANT DEMOLITION? – OK LAMBETH: PROVE IT. LET’S SEE THE CAMPAIGN COMPANY’S FILLED-IN FORMS – ALL OF THEM…..

The following Twitter posts show the huge depth of mistrust on Central Hill estate with both Lambeth council and the survey that was undertaken on the 'co-operative' council's behalf. Karen Bennett (secretary of the Central Hill tenants and residents association) 13 November 2016 · London TCC (The Campaign Company) are on the estate right now … Continue reading CENTRAL HILL: Residents say: “Of the 150 households who responded, 94 per cent DO NOT support demolition.” SO THE MAJORITY OF PEOPLE LIVING ON CENTRAL HILL WANT DEMOLITION? – OK LAMBETH: PROVE IT. LET’S SEE THE CAMPAIGN COMPANY’S FILLED-IN FORMS – ALL OF THEM…..

OPINION:  A LOAD OF BALLOTS

Lambeth Labour continually fail to understand that everything they do and say and write is subject to intense scrutiny by any individual, group, organisation or media outlet which has the sheer effrontery to criticise them - even when those elements may well feel their criticisms of Lambeth Labour's actions, policies et cetera are thoroughly justified … Continue reading OPINION:  A LOAD OF BALLOTS

LAMBETH COUNCIL’S RESPONSE TO THE GLA CONSULTATION “PROPOSED NEW FUNDING CONDITION TO REQUIRE RESIDENT BALLOTS IN ESTATE REGENERATION”

Summary of request: I am writing to you under the Freedom of Information Act 2000 to request the following information: All responses to the mayor's recent consultation on ballots for estate regeneration. (Name of person who made the request not given - Ed.) FOI - Responses to Estates Regeneration consultation Date of response:  June 2018 … Continue reading LAMBETH COUNCIL’S RESPONSE TO THE GLA CONSULTATION “PROPOSED NEW FUNDING CONDITION TO REQUIRE RESIDENT BALLOTS IN ESTATE REGENERATION”

LAMBETH’S RESPONSE IN FULL TO MAYOR’S DRAFT GOOD PRACTICE GUIDE TO REGENERATION

Summary of FOI request to GLA : I am writing to request information on responses to the consultation on the Mayor’s Draft Good Practice Guide to Estate Regeneration under the Freedom of Information Act. (Name of person who made the request not given - Ed.) Lambeth response via GLA dated March 2018 pages 33 to 37 … Continue reading LAMBETH’S RESPONSE IN FULL TO MAYOR’S DRAFT GOOD PRACTICE GUIDE TO REGENERATION

ESTATES VOTING SCANDAL: Residents set to start vigil outside City Hall

Residents of Lambeth estates threatened with demolition are set to start a daily vigil outside City Hall until Mayor of London Sadiq Khan agrees to meet them. The vigil will begin on Saturday November 3rd after a major rally organised by Homes for All and Defend Council Housing. As News From Crystal Palace reported in March: Mayor of London Sadiq Khan … Continue reading ESTATES VOTING SCANDAL: Residents set to start vigil outside City Hall