LAMBETH COUNCIL SET TO LEND UP TO £600 MILLION TO NEW HOUSING COMPANY – “It may well be that by lending to Homes for Lambeth, the council is limited in the amount of borrowing it can undertake for other projects” – report

Lambeth council are set to lend up to £600 million to a housing company which has just been formed - after borrowing the funds from elsewhere. The new council-owned house building and management company - generically known as Homes for Lambeth but now using four different names - will have DEBTS of £165 MILLION by … Continue reading LAMBETH COUNCIL SET TO LEND UP TO £600 MILLION TO NEW HOUSING COMPANY – “It may well be that by lending to Homes for Lambeth, the council is limited in the amount of borrowing it can undertake for other projects” – report

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OPINION – HOMES FOR LAMBETH: CARILLION Mk II?

Homes for Lambeth is a financial disaster waiting to happen. A council which says it has NO money to repair homes on six council estates they want to demolish, NO money to run libraries NOW decides its going to BORROW LOADSAMONEY to lend to a new company it's just set up. It sounds like a … Continue reading OPINION – HOMES FOR LAMBETH: CARILLION Mk II?

THE BIZARRE TALE OF THE LAMBETH COUNCILLOR WHO TOLD A CABINET MEETING HE HAD MET TWO ELDERLY SIBLINGS LIVING ON CENTRAL HILL ESTATE (when he hadn’t) – AND WHAT HAPPENED WHEN HE FINALLY DID…..

The Lambeth councillor who told a council cabinet meeting he had met two elderly siblings on Central Hill estate - when he hadn't - has finally come face to face with them. In a letter to the couple, who live on Oakwood Drive, Cllr Luke Murphy told them: “It was not my intention and for … Continue reading THE BIZARRE TALE OF THE LAMBETH COUNCILLOR WHO TOLD A CABINET MEETING HE HAD MET TWO ELDERLY SIBLINGS LIVING ON CENTRAL HILL ESTATE (when he hadn’t) – AND WHAT HAPPENED WHEN HE FINALLY DID…..

“950 HOMES PLANNED FOR CENTRAL HILL – AND WE COULD BUILD OPPOSITE THE VICARAGE”

Here is the conversation between Cllr Murphy and the brother and sister in which Fiona Cliffe also participated: (Bold type by News From Crystal Palace) Luke – I brought Fiona so that we could talk in more detail about your housing situation and the situation on the estate. Barbara – That’s alright. Luke – It’s … Continue reading “950 HOMES PLANNED FOR CENTRAL HILL – AND WE COULD BUILD OPPOSITE THE VICARAGE”

COUNCIL LEADER BANNED PRIVATE CENTRAL HILL TENANT FROM ADDRESSING CABINET

A private tenant on the Central Hill estate, Crystal Palace was banned by Lambeth council leader Cllr Lib Peck from speaking at the cabinet meeting which controversially voted to demolish the estate.   In an email from a council officer Pete Elliott, who stood as Green party candidate in the by-election for the area in … Continue reading COUNCIL LEADER BANNED PRIVATE CENTRAL HILL TENANT FROM ADDRESSING CABINET

“BALLOT RESIDENTS ON ESTATE DEMOLITION” GLA MEMBERS TELL SADIQ KHAN IN UNANIMOUS VOTE – Move could save Central Hill and five other estates in Lambeth

Members of the Greater London Assembly have voted UNANIMOUSLY to ensure ballots are made of all residents whose homes are affected by proposed demolition. That would mean people living on the Central Hill estate in Crystal Palace and five other estates across Lambeth - which the Labour-dominated borough council want to demolish despite huge protests … Continue reading “BALLOT RESIDENTS ON ESTATE DEMOLITION” GLA MEMBERS TELL SADIQ KHAN IN UNANIMOUS VOTE – Move could save Central Hill and five other estates in Lambeth

‘HOMES FOR LAMBETH’ SENSATION – BUYBACKS WILL COST ALMOST £100 MILLION AND POSSIBLY DOUBLE – FUNDS AVAILABLE TO REPAIR BOUGHT HOMES (BUT NO MONEY TO REPAIR TENANTS HOMES ON THE SAME ESTATES) – AGENTS TO TAKE A CUT OF PAID RENTS BEFORE PAYING HOMES FOR LAMBETH – NEW £19 MILLION LOAN BID TO BE SIGNED OFF WITHOUT FULL COUNCIL APPROVAL

Lambeth council's bill for buying up properties on six council estates they want to demolish under their hugely controversial Homes for Lambeth scheme could cost almost £100 million - and possibly double that amount. The figures come in a report to the council's cabinet which seeks a £19.7 million loan request from the Public Works … Continue reading ‘HOMES FOR LAMBETH’ SENSATION – BUYBACKS WILL COST ALMOST £100 MILLION AND POSSIBLY DOUBLE – FUNDS AVAILABLE TO REPAIR BOUGHT HOMES (BUT NO MONEY TO REPAIR TENANTS HOMES ON THE SAME ESTATES) – AGENTS TO TAKE A CUT OF PAID RENTS BEFORE PAYING HOMES FOR LAMBETH – NEW £19 MILLION LOAN BID TO BE SIGNED OFF WITHOUT FULL COUNCIL APPROVAL

STANDING UP TO LAMBETH – AGAIN

Last year (October 8), 250 people demonstrated in Lambeth under the banner STAND UP TO LAMBETH COUNCIL to protest against the Labour council’s failure to act in residents’ interests. They represented community groups from all over the borough. The council didn’t listen. SO THEY ARE DOING IT AGAIN! on SATURDAY DECEMBER 9 they will gather … Continue reading STANDING UP TO LAMBETH – AGAIN

LAMBETH IN FRESH HOUSING SCANDALS

Lambeth council have scrapped their tenants and leaseholders councils replacing them with a “Residents Assembly” where LAMBETH decide who represents tenants and leaseholders on new area boards; Similar accusations surround a residents project group being set up on Central Hill estate with potential members apparently being hand-picked by Lambeth - who have banned private tenants … Continue reading LAMBETH IN FRESH HOUSING SCANDALS

HOUSING SCANDAL TWO : LAMBETH SET UP NEW ‘RESIDENTS PROJECT GROUP’ ON CENTRAL HILL ESTATE (Lambeth picks who sits on it – and ban private tenants)

A 'residents project group' is being set up on Central Hill estate with potential members apparently being hand-picked by Lambeth. In a post on the Save Central Hill Community Facebook website campaigner Pete Elliott, who narrowly missed out on being elected as a Green party councillor in last year's Gipsy Hill ward by-election, says the … Continue reading HOUSING SCANDAL TWO : LAMBETH SET UP NEW ‘RESIDENTS PROJECT GROUP’ ON CENTRAL HILL ESTATE (Lambeth picks who sits on it – and ban private tenants)