WHY HAVE ELECTRICITY CHARGES ON CRESSINGHAM GARDENS ESTATE ROCKETED?

A resident of Cressingham Gardens estate - one of six which Lambeth Labour want to demolish across the borough - has made a Freedom of Information request on electricity charges. In his FOI request to Lambeth council Tom Keene says electricity charges on the estate close to Brockwell park  have increased by around 350 per cent … Continue reading WHY HAVE ELECTRICITY CHARGES ON CRESSINGHAM GARDENS ESTATE ROCKETED?

BAH, HUMBUG! – TWO Cllr Matthew Bennett asks for ‘More’ to help Homes for Lambeth – but is it £5 million or £10 million?…..

Lambeth council's 'new homes' supremo Cllr Matthew Bennett is asking for MORE this Christmas - Millions of pounds more for the highly controversial Homes for Lambeth scheme. He 's asking for £10 million more - or possibly £5 million more (it's not quite clear) - in the "delegated decision" he issued on Friday on the … Continue reading BAH, HUMBUG! – TWO Cllr Matthew Bennett asks for ‘More’ to help Homes for Lambeth – but is it £5 million or £10 million?…..

THE LETTER IN FULL….

Dear Mr Travers and Cllr Hopkins I am writing to formally request that you lift the shadow of demolition from the residents of the six Lambeth Council estates that are earmarked for destruction by reversing the council’s decision to demolish with immediate effect. My reasons are as follows:       The Environmental Cost We … Continue reading THE LETTER IN FULL….

….AND LAMBETH COUNCIL’S RESPONSE

(WHICH WILL BE PUBLISHED HERE WHEN THE GREEN PARTY COUNCILLORS AND / OR NEWS FROM CRYSTAL PALACE RECEIVE IT - Ed.)

THE SALE OF RANGER MANSIONS IN JASPER ROAD – WHERE LAMBETH SETTLED FOR £8,000 IN COMMUNITY INFRASTRUCTURE LEVY INSTEAD OF THE £31,000 PLUS THEY SHOULD HAVE RECEIVED – and the strange tale of Rushcroft Road, Brixton where 19 properties were refurbished at an average cost of £181,000 EACH

Lambeth council got just £8,000 in community infrastructure levy for the conversion of flats in Ranger Mansions, Jasper Road - instead of the £31,578 they should have received, says the People's Audit Lambeth report: Ranger Mansions This property in Jasper Road, Crystal Palace consisted of eight flats. A planning application was submitted by London Green … Continue reading THE SALE OF RANGER MANSIONS IN JASPER ROAD – WHERE LAMBETH SETTLED FOR £8,000 IN COMMUNITY INFRASTRUCTURE LEVY INSTEAD OF THE £31,000 PLUS THEY SHOULD HAVE RECEIVED – and the strange tale of Rushcroft Road, Brixton where 19 properties were refurbished at an average cost of £181,000 EACH

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

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