ESTATES VOTING SCANDAL: Residents set to start vigil outside City Hall

Residents of Lambeth estates threatened with demolition are set to start a daily vigil outside City Hall until Mayor of London Sadiq Khan agrees to meet them. The vigil will begin on Saturday November 3rd after a major rally organised by Homes for All and Defend Council Housing. As News From Crystal Palace reported in March: Mayor of London Sadiq Khan … Continue reading ESTATES VOTING SCANDAL: Residents set to start vigil outside City Hall

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LAMBETHWATCH: ESTATES DEMOLITIONS 

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 

BUT IN FUTURE PEOPLE LIVING ON ESTATES THREATENED WITH DEMOLITION WILL GET THE RIGHT TO VOTE

People living on estates threatened by redevelopment will in future have the power to stop the demolition of their homes against their will, in a major victory for grassroots campaigns in London. The Mayor today announced the introduction of compulsory ballots, after draft proposals were published in February. His change in policy after previously opposing … Continue reading BUT IN FUTURE PEOPLE LIVING ON ESTATES THREATENED WITH DEMOLITION WILL GET THE RIGHT TO VOTE

SIAN BERRY’S EXTRA QUESTION FOR MAYOR KHAN ON ESTATE DEMOLITIONS

Questions on ballots for residents whose homes face being demolished still remain unanswered more than a fortnight after 'Mayor's question time' at County Hall. Sian Berry (Green), a GLA London-wide member, asked: For each scheme signed off between 25 March 2013 and 31 January 2018 listed in your response to MGLA060218-2820 could you a) provide … Continue reading SIAN BERRY’S EXTRA QUESTION FOR MAYOR KHAN ON ESTATE DEMOLITIONS

ESTATE DEMOLITIONS: MAYOR KHAN WRIGGLES ON SIAN BERRY’S HOOK

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

ESTATE BALLOTS SCANDAL: KHAN DID SECRET DEALS WITH LAMBETH LABOUR TO FUND DEMOLITION OF FIVE ESTATES – REVELATIONS ONLY MADE PUBLIC AFTER EMPTY ‘VOTES’ PLEDGE

Twitter post by 36 Regular‏ @36regular 2 Dec 2017 it was great to see so many supporters of #socialhousing joining our peaceful demonstration this afternoon demanding Lambeth Council to #BallotCressingham and give us our right to decide about future of our homes and our lives #BallotUs Mayor of London Sadiq Khan secretly agreed GLA finance for the demolition … Continue reading ESTATE BALLOTS SCANDAL: KHAN DID SECRET DEALS WITH LAMBETH LABOUR TO FUND DEMOLITION OF FIVE ESTATES – REVELATIONS ONLY MADE PUBLIC AFTER EMPTY ‘VOTES’ PLEDGE

MAYOR DELIVERS MAJOR BLOW TO LAMBETH’S ESTATES DEMOLITION PLANS New hope for people whose homes are under threat

Sian Berry (centre) during Central Hill estate visit Mayor of London Sadiq Khan has dealt a massive blow to Lambeth's highly controversial plans to demolish six council estates - and given fresh hope to the people living on them. Sian Berry, Green party member on London Assembly today asked the Mayor to put a hold … Continue reading MAYOR DELIVERS MAJOR BLOW TO LAMBETH’S ESTATES DEMOLITION PLANS New hope for people whose homes are under threat

CRESSINGHAM GARDENS RESIDENTS CALL FOR ESTATE DEMOLITION PLANS TO BE PUT ON HOLD FOLLOWING MAYOR’S U-TURN ON BALLOTS

Cressingham Gardens residents are calling for Lambeth council’s regeneration proposals to be put on hold following the Mayor of London’s U-turn on mandatory ballots. Residents believe the council should halt the scheme while the Mayor’s consultation is ongoing. They say Lambeth council are consolidating their plan to spend tens of millions of pounds of public … Continue reading CRESSINGHAM GARDENS RESIDENTS CALL FOR ESTATE DEMOLITION PLANS TO BE PUT ON HOLD FOLLOWING MAYOR’S U-TURN ON BALLOTS

MAYOR OF LONDON TO BALLOT RESIDENTS ON ESTATE DEMOLITION – BUT NOT IN LAMBETH?

The Mayor of London Sadiq Khan this morning issued a consultation paper headed: "Proposed new funding condition to require resident ballots in estate regeneration". "The purpose of this consultation is to seek views on the Mayor’s proposed policy to mandate resident ballots for estate regeneration schemes where demolition of existing homes is proposed and where … Continue reading MAYOR OF LONDON TO BALLOT RESIDENTS ON ESTATE DEMOLITION – BUT NOT IN LAMBETH?

BACKGROUND TO THE NEWS: CONSULTATION PAPER ON ESTATES DEMOLITION…..

TOM COPLEY, LABOUR LONDON ASSEMBLY MEMBER A press release from London Assembly Labour headed "Balloting residents on estate regeneration 'Strongly welcome' - Tom Copley AM" was issued at around 9.30 this morning (Friday). In the release Mr Copley, a Labour Londonwide Assembly member says: “Estate residents are generally the only group of people who face … Continue reading BACKGROUND TO THE NEWS: CONSULTATION PAPER ON ESTATES DEMOLITION…..