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

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HOUSING SCANDAL THREE: “FOI REQUESTS SHOW HOMES FOR LAMBETH PLANS WILL MEAN JUST 16 EXTRA SOCIAL RENT HOMES ON CRESSINGHAM GARDENS” SAY CAMPAIGNERS (But Lambeth say different)

Campaigners say Freedom of Information requests show Homes for Lambeth plans will mean JUST 16 extra social rent homes on Cressingham Gardens estate near Brockwell park (but Lambeth say different). Similar situations will also exist on both the Central Hill and Westbury estates which Lambeth council also want to demolish as part of their Homes … Continue reading HOUSING SCANDAL THREE: “FOI REQUESTS SHOW HOMES FOR LAMBETH PLANS WILL MEAN JUST 16 EXTRA SOCIAL RENT HOMES ON CRESSINGHAM GARDENS” SAY CAMPAIGNERS (But Lambeth say different)

EMAILS FROM LAMBETH’S COUNCIL LEADER AND CURRENT MAYOR POSTED ON TWITTER: “Clearly there is a lot of emotional pressure to be sensitive to….”

THE SOAP OPERA CONTINUES..... A selection of emails issued by council leader Cllr Lib Peck and Lambeth's current Mayor Cllr Marcia Cameron have found their way onto social media. They are reproduced here with some of the accompanying Twitter comments from The Log Lady‏ @gamecounsel  : Remember this email @cllrpeck? Back in 2012 when you were … Continue reading EMAILS FROM LAMBETH’S COUNCIL LEADER AND CURRENT MAYOR POSTED ON TWITTER: “Clearly there is a lot of emotional pressure to be sensitive to….”

CORBYN SLAMS REGENERATION – COUNCILS WILL HAVE TO WIN BALLOT OF EXISTING TENANTS TO GET GO-AHEAD

CORBYN SLAMS REGENERATION - COUNCILS WILL HAVE TO WIN BALLOT OF EXISTING TENANTS TO GET GO-AHEAD Lambeth council's hugely controversial plans to demolish six estates across the borough could be scuppered - thanks to Labour party leader Jeremy Corbyn. Corbyn told the Labour party conference in Brighton: "Tenants are not being listened to." He said … Continue reading CORBYN SLAMS REGENERATION – COUNCILS WILL HAVE TO WIN BALLOT OF EXISTING TENANTS TO GET GO-AHEAD

People’s Audit Three – Housing “LAMBETH SELLING OFF PROPERTY OUTSIDE RIGHT TO BUY”

People's Audit Three - Housing "LAMBETH SELLING OFF PROPERTY OUTSIDE RIGHT TO BUY" The Lambeth Labour party was elected to the council in 2014 with a pledge to build 1,000 council homes. The 2015/16 accounts show that council housing stock actually reduced by 410 units in the year.40 Some of this was due to Right … Continue reading People’s Audit Three – Housing “LAMBETH SELLING OFF PROPERTY OUTSIDE RIGHT TO BUY”

LAMBETHWATCH (WE HAVEN'T GONE AWAY. OR GIVEN UP)

LAMBETHWATCH (WE HAVEN'T GONE AWAY. OR GIVEN UP):  LAMBETH COUNCIL'S 'BLUE MOON' MOMENT Lambeth council have shelved plans for the Quietway 7 route despite them getting the go-ahead from Lambeth cabinet member Cllr Jennifer Brathwaite. Cllr Brathwaite, Lambeth's cabinet member for environment and housing,says: "The appendices that were attached to my decision do not provide … Continue reading LAMBETHWATCH (WE HAVEN'T GONE AWAY. OR GIVEN UP)

ANGER OVER LAMBETH EMAIL TO CENTRAL HILL RESIDENTS – issued on day of the Grenfell disaster

 "I did not think even Lambeth council would stoop so low as to - on a day filled with the horror and grief of seeing the Grenfell Tower in Kensington burnt out costing many individuals their lives, and hundreds of families their homes - issue a promotional pamphlet by email to the residents of Central … Continue reading ANGER OVER LAMBETH EMAIL TO CENTRAL HILL RESIDENTS – issued on day of the Grenfell disaster

LAMBETH COUNCIL OFFICERS JUSTIFY THEIR REASONS FOR DEMOLISHING CENTRAL HILL ESTATE. (LOTS OF WRIGGLING…..)

Lambeth council's overview and scrutiny committee meet tonight (Wednesday)* to discuss the Central Hill estate demolition call-in. On Friday one Central Hill resident posted on facebook: THE LOVELY LAMBETH COUNCILLORS ARE ON OUR ESTATE CANVASSING FOR YOUR VOTE. YES, WE TREATED YOU WITH CONTEMPT AND VOTED TO DEMOLISH YOUR HOMES BUT VOTE FOR US AS … Continue reading LAMBETH COUNCIL OFFICERS JUSTIFY THEIR REASONS FOR DEMOLISHING CENTRAL HILL ESTATE. (LOTS OF WRIGGLING…..)

THE LAMBETH VIEWPOINT:

THE LAMBETH VIEWPOINT: From an officers report to tonight's meeting of Lambeth council's overview and scrutiny commitee*: 1.2 Lambeth is investing hundreds of millions of pounds in bringing existing council homes up to the Lambeth Housing Standard (LHS), but there exists a severe budget shortfall in the LHS programme, which has arisen in part because … Continue reading THE LAMBETH VIEWPOINT:

CENTRAL HILL DEMOLITION: 'CALL IN' MEETING ON WEDNESDAY

CENTRAL HILL DEMOLITION: 'CALL IN' MEETING ON WEDNESDAY The request to 'call in' the Lambeth council cabinet decision to demolish the Central Hill estate in Crystal Palace is to be reviewed at a meeting next Wednesday (May 3rd). Lambeth's Conservative opposition leader Cllr Tim Briggs, who has made the 'call in', is asking Lambeth's overview … Continue reading CENTRAL HILL DEMOLITION: 'CALL IN' MEETING ON WEDNESDAY