OPINION: LAMBETH COUNCIL’S REACTION TO A BALLOT FOR THE PEOPLE OF CRESSINGHAM GARDENS

Cressingham Gardens residents are jubilant at the Government's decision to give them a ballot - and the chance to take over their estate rather than see it demolished by Lambeth Labour. Certain elements within Lambeth council clearly aren't. Their response to a Government letter and a 38-page consultants report was simply this: “This announcement was … Continue reading OPINION: LAMBETH COUNCIL’S REACTION TO A BALLOT FOR THE PEOPLE OF CRESSINGHAM GARDENS

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OPPOSITION COUNCILLORS BACK CRESSINGHAM RESIDENTS: “”We need to devolve power to communities” – Tim Briggs / “High time council stopped standing in residents way” – Jon Bartley

Opposition councillors on Lambeth are backing people living on the Cressingham Gardens estate at Tulse Hill after the Government gave the go-ahead for a residents takeover ballot. Clklr Tim Briggs, the only blue on the council, told News From Crystal Palace: "Ever since 2014 I have been trying to get Labour councillors to understand that … Continue reading OPPOSITION COUNCILLORS BACK CRESSINGHAM RESIDENTS: “”We need to devolve power to communities” – Tim Briggs / “High time council stopped standing in residents way” – Jon Bartley

FROM THE ARCHIVES: “DEMOLISHING ESTATE WOULD COST £100 MILLION – AND MORE” – Shock report highlights major discrepancies in Lambeth’s case for Cressingham Gardens

FROM THE ARCHIVES: “DEMOLISHING ESTATE WOULD COST £100 MILLION – AND MORE” – Shock report highlights major discrepancies in Lambeth’s case for Cressingham Gardens (Published March 17th 2016) “There is an apparent subtext which suggests that the enterprise is motivated by financial liquidity rather than the stated, albeit regularly morphing, aims.” (or: What Cressingham Gardens … Continue reading FROM THE ARCHIVES: “DEMOLISHING ESTATE WOULD COST £100 MILLION – AND MORE” – Shock report highlights major discrepancies in Lambeth’s case for Cressingham Gardens

CRESSINGHAM GARDENS SENSATION!: Government gives go-ahead to residents estate takeover ballot – death knell for Homes for Lambeth?

Government minister Kit Malthouse has given the go-ahead to the first move in a process which will see residents on the Cressingham Gardens estate at Tulse Hill - which Lambeth council want to demolish as part of their highly controversial Homes for Lambeth plan - get to vote on them taking over the estate.   Acting … Continue reading CRESSINGHAM GARDENS SENSATION!: Government gives go-ahead to residents estate takeover ballot – death knell for Homes for Lambeth?

CRESSINGHAM GARDENS: “No evidence was submitted by Lambeth to suggest that the loss of the Cressingham Gardens site would mean the council would fail to meet its housing target” – consultants report

The Department for Communities and Local Government (DCLG)  commissioned Peter Brett Associates (PBA) to prepare a socio-economic evaluation of the proposed transfer of the Cressingham Gardens Estate to a new social landlord. Extracts from their report include the following: This socio-economic evaluation concludes that: ¡ Based on the available evidence and having regard to the … Continue reading CRESSINGHAM GARDENS: “No evidence was submitted by Lambeth to suggest that the loss of the Cressingham Gardens site would mean the council would fail to meet its housing target” – consultants report

LAMBETH AUSTERITY 3 – COUNCIL TO LOAN THE OLD VIC £3.75 MILLION? (‘Neither a borrower or a lender be’?) / and THE CASE OF THE DELAYED DECISION (‘A plague on both your houses’?)

Austerity-hit Lambeth council are set to give the historic Old Vic theatre a loan of £3.75 million. A report in the Evening Standard headlined 'Old Vic Theatre to partner up with Lambeth and Southwark councils to fund new education centre' by Robert Dex four days ago said the councils would be lending money to the … Continue reading LAMBETH AUSTERITY 3 – COUNCIL TO LOAN THE OLD VIC £3.75 MILLION? (‘Neither a borrower or a lender be’?) / and THE CASE OF THE DELAYED DECISION (‘A plague on both your houses’?)

HOMES FOR LAMBETH SUPREMO BENNETT GETS A BATTERING (much of it from other Labour councillors)

Homes for Lambeth supremo Cllr Matthew Bennett took an absolute battering - much of it from other Labour councillors - at Thursday night's meeting of Lambeth council's overview and scrutiny committee. The committee voted for a whole series of recommendations aimed at scrutinising what is going on within the highly controversial Homes for Lambeth scheme … Continue reading HOMES FOR LAMBETH SUPREMO BENNETT GETS A BATTERING (much of it from other Labour councillors)

FROM THE GALLERY: “HOW WE CHOOSE TO ENGAGE DOESN’T CHANGE THE MARKET. “IT WILL ENABLE US TO TURN OUR POLITICAL WILL INTO REALITY” – Bennett

Cllr Matthew Bennett walked into Thursday night's meeting of Lambeth council's overview and scrutiny committee seemingly unaware someone had completely re-written the script for the evening. A report by officers on the highly controversial 'Homes for Lambeth' scheme to members of the committee asked them to 'note' the report before them and make recommendations. And … Continue reading FROM THE GALLERY: “HOW WE CHOOSE TO ENGAGE DOESN’T CHANGE THE MARKET. “IT WILL ENABLE US TO TURN OUR POLITICAL WILL INTO REALITY” – Bennett

FIRST SITE ON CENTRAL HILL TO BE DEVELOPED ANNOUNCED- NO BALLOT ON DEMOLITION, CLLR BENNETT? (There’s only 63 homes empty on the estate at the moment)

The identity of the first site on Central Hill estate in Crystal Palace to be developed - despite no ballot on demolishing the estate having been carried out - has been revealed by Cllr Bennett. Telling the overview and scrutiny committee: "We are completely committed to all of these large schemes" he said there would … Continue reading FIRST SITE ON CENTRAL HILL TO BE DEVELOPED ANNOUNCED- NO BALLOT ON DEMOLITION, CLLR BENNETT? (There’s only 63 homes empty on the estate at the moment)

“COUNCIL HAS REFUSED US AIR MONITORING SYSTEMS” Tenants chief tells committee his wife had to visit A and E three times with lung inflammation

Tenants leader Shemi Leira told how his wife has had to visit accident and emergency on three occasions after being diagnosed with a lung infection which caused acute breathing difficulties caused by "perennial exposure to construction elements." Shemi, who chairs the tenants and residents association on the Westbury estate - another of the six council … Continue reading “COUNCIL HAS REFUSED US AIR MONITORING SYSTEMS” Tenants chief tells committee his wife had to visit A and E three times with lung inflammation