Lambeth council are set to spend £15 million 'investing' in 47 two-bed homes - some in OUTER London - in a move aimed at reducing the £1 million plus per month they spend on temporary night-time accommodation for homeless people. The announcement comes as Lambeth's cabinet member for planning, investment and NEW HOMES Cllr Matthew Bennett … Continue reading ABSOLUTELY BONKERS!!!!!! One: Lambeth council to use estate agents to let homes on demolition-threatened estates. Two: Lambeth set to ‘invest’ £15 million in 47 homes for temporary accommodation for seven years – some in OUTER London. Three: Lambeth spend £3 million plus every three months on night time temporary accommodation for the homeless – so why don’t they just put people from the housing waiting list into the vacant HOMES on demolition-threatened estates?
JUST FANCY THAT: Consultation scepticism: An opinion or feeling that was frequently raised and expressed strongly, particularly from those who have been part of regeneration processes, was a high degree of scepticism when it comes to consultation processes. "Many said their experience was akin to a ‘tick-box’ exercise and their opinions and views not listened … Continue reading LAMBETHWATCH: ESTATES DEMOLITIONS
The overwhelming majority of people on estates chosen for demolition do not want their homes demolished, Gipsy Hill ward Cllr Pete Elliott told last night's full meeting of Lambeth council. "Jeremy Corbyn, Sadiq Khan and local Labour groups have all declared support for ballots so this really should not be controversial. "I hope this will … Continue reading ESTATE DEMOLITIONS: “VAST MAJORITY OF PEOPLE DON’T WANT THEIR HOMES DEMOLISHED” – Cllr Pete Elliott
The survey undertaken on Central Hill on estate demolition was not a proper consultation, Conservative Cllr Tim briggs told the council meeting. Cllr Briggs had begun by telling the meeting: "I'm sure residents must be bowled over by the leadership of Matthew Bennett on repairs. "There's a lot of talk about the consultation. "New evidence … Continue reading ESTATE DEMOLITIONS: “I DON’T KNOW WHY YOU’RE SHAKING YOUR HEAD CLLR BENNETT. “IT’S YOUR CONSULTATION AND IT’S RUBBISH” – Cllr Tim Briggs
Sian Berry (second left) visiting Central Hill estate, Crystal Palace - one of the six estates Lambeth Labour are hellbent on demolishing. Mayor of London Sadiq Khan has been left wriggling on the hook by Greater London Assembly member Sian Berry during questions on estate demolitions at City Hall. Sian Berry asked: What is your … Continue reading ESTATE DEMOLITIONS: MAYOR KHAN WRIGGLES ON SIAN BERRY’S HOOK
Sian Berry visiting Central Hill estate Crystal Palace Sian Berry is to quiz Sadiq Khan during tomorrow's Mayor's question time at County Hall over secret funding details to demolish council estates - denying residents the chance to vote on the future of their homes. The London-wide Green party assembly member will be asking: What is … Continue reading SIAN BERRY TO QUIZ SADIQ KHAN OVER ESTATE DEMOLITIONS
Opposition councillors in Lambeth have slammed the council's attitude following our exclusive story which showed an official council press release about ballots on estate demolitions included blatant falsehoods. Conservative opposition leader Cllr Tim Briggs said: "Labour councillors refusing to ballot residents on estates just shows that not only do they not consult properly, they don't … Continue reading LAMBETH’S ATTITUDE TO RESIDENTS “INHUMAN” SAYS CONSERVATIVE OPPOSITION LEADER – Green party Cllr also criticises council’s attitude over ballots on estate demolition