CENTRAL HILL ESTATE COMMUNITY “SMASHED TO PIECES”, LAMBETH’S CABINET TOLD

The community of Central Hill estate has been "smashed to pieces" Lambeth council's cabinet were told at their meeting on Monday afternoon. Nicola Curtis, who chairs the estate's residents association, says: Residents who remain (around 360 households) are no nearer decent homes than they were five years ago. Conditions on the estate are becoming so … Continue reading CENTRAL HILL ESTATE COMMUNITY “SMASHED TO PIECES”, LAMBETH’S CABINET TOLD

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ESTATE RESIDENTS WHOSE HOMES FACE DEMOLITION COULD STILL GET A BALLOT IF COUNCIL CHANGES ITS PLANS

People living on Lambeth council estates who have been denied a ballot on whether their homes should be demolished could still get the chance of a vote if the council changes its plans for them. Green party leader Cllr Jon Bartley told Monday night's meeting of Lambeth council's cabinet: "The business plan states that if … Continue reading ESTATE RESIDENTS WHOSE HOMES FACE DEMOLITION COULD STILL GET A BALLOT IF COUNCIL CHANGES ITS PLANS

NICOLA CURTIS’S SPEECH TO CABINET IN FULL

A long time ago in 2017 the residents of Central Hill estate gave up their time to attend exhibitions on prospective design management teams and completed feedback forms on their preferred options. The Residents association collated feedback from these events and a small group of residents gave up even more of their time to be … Continue reading NICOLA CURTIS’S SPEECH TO CABINET IN FULL

CABINET SET TO GIVE GO-AHEAD TO HOMES FOR LAMBETH BUSINESS PLAN

The business plan for the highly controversial Homes for Lambeth estate demolitions schemes is set to get the go-ahead at Lambeth council's cabinet on Monday. A report to the cabinet says the reason for adopting a business plan is "to create an operating framework for the respective boards and a means by which the shareholder, … Continue reading CABINET SET TO GIVE GO-AHEAD TO HOMES FOR LAMBETH BUSINESS PLAN

OPINION HOMES FOR LAMBETH ONE: PIE IN THE SKY (as in ‘an unrealistically Utopian plan or project’)

The report to next Monday's Lambeth council cabinet meeting on Homes for Lambeth has more holes in it than the proverbial colander. Both the report, and the 'business plan' accompanying it, make various assumptions and leave a whole range of unanswered questions. THE REPORT TO CABINET: Finance 3.1 In agreeing this to the recommendations set … Continue reading OPINION HOMES FOR LAMBETH ONE: PIE IN THE SKY (as in ‘an unrealistically Utopian plan or project’)

OPINION HOMES FOR LAMBETH TWO – THE BUSINESS PLAN: THE RATEPAYERS WILL BAIL US OUT

On Monday Lambeth council's Labour cabinet meet to rubberstamp the business plan of their unwanted and highly controversial Homes for Lambeth scheme. Homes for Lambeth came about because the council claim they do not have the money to repair council estates in sought-after locations across the borough. But they can find £29 million to spend … Continue reading OPINION HOMES FOR LAMBETH TWO – THE BUSINESS PLAN: THE RATEPAYERS WILL BAIL US OUT

LAMBETHWATCH ON SOCIAL MEDIA – Two: BBC TV LONDON NEWS AT THE CARNEGIE LIBRARY / LIBRARIES /

Friends of Carnegie Retweeted SaveLambethLibraries‏ @SaveLambthLibs Jan 29 ICYMI last night’s report on @BBCLondonNews https://www.bbc.co.uk/iplayer/episode/b0c01lr3/london-news-late-news-28012019 … Surprised to see @GLL_UK staff working in the library - think @LambethUNISON may have something to say about that. Staff were cut from Libraries to enable (deleted) to throw £2.8m at GLL Defend The Ten‏ @defendtheten Jan 30 Good to … Continue reading LAMBETHWATCH ON SOCIAL MEDIA – Two: BBC TV LONDON NEWS AT THE CARNEGIE LIBRARY / LIBRARIES /

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)

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