LAMBETHWATCH OPINION: "WHY DO WE NEVER GET AN ANSWER?"* The continuing reluctance of Lambeth council and its Labour councillors to answer - or completely ignore - questions in the forlorn hope said questions will just go away has come back to bite them on their collective backsides this week. Back on July 7th Peoples Audit … Continue reading LAMBETHWATCH OPINION: “WHY DO WE NEVER GET AN ANSWER?”*
31 WEEKS TO GO TO NEXT YEAR'S COUNCIL ELECTIONS Defend The Ten @defendtheten Tweeted: "31 wks to go in our election countdown & we meet Brenda. "She is 88 & had used @CarnegieLib since 1967. "She misses it very, very much! "In 1999 Brenda helped found @FrndsofCarnegie when the council planned to redevelop the site. "18 years … Continue reading LAMBETHWATCH: "WE'VE NOT BEEN INVOLVED WITH THE MINET FOR OVER A YEAR" SAY GREENWICH LEISURE (AND A NEW TOWN HALL QUESTION ANSWERED)
GRANT-AIDED INCOME FOR CARNEGIE LIBRARY? Lambeth council have come up with a stunning new wheeze to fund Carnegie library at Herne Hill: GRANT-AIDED INCOME!!!! (For the benefit of new readers - Welcome- Lambeth council cannot afford to fund Carnegie library so they have allowed Greenwich Leisure to build a gym in the library's basement - … Continue reading GRANT-AIDED INCOME FOR CARNEGIE LIBRARY?
AFTER BANNING THE BBC, LAMBETH COUNCIL...THANK THEM (but without actually naming the Beeb!!!) After banning a BBC TV camera crew from filming at Cressingham Gardens estate in Tulse Hill, Lambeth have now thanked them (but not actually by name). Last month a BBC TV London news item revealed how loads of council documents had been … Continue reading LAMBETHWATCH: AFTER BANNING THE BBC, LAMBETH COUNCIL…THANK THEM (but without actually naming the Beeb!!!)
LAMBETHWATCH - A TALE OF TWO MONEY TREES At full meetings of Lambeth council, councillors in the ruling party can ask questions of the opposition leader. These questions are usually a thinly-disguised attack on the Conservative government. One of the questions at next Wednesday's full council meeting reads as follows: Cllr Christopher Wellbelove (Lab, Clapham … Continue reading LAMBETHWATCH – A TALE OF TWO MONEY TREES
People's Audit - Four LIBRARIES: GREENWICH LEISURE GETS £1 MILLION REDUCTION IN ITS MANAGEMENT FEE AFTER OFFERING TO RUN TWO LIBRARIES AS 'HEALTHY LIVING CENTRES' - "There is no such thing as a free lunch" Evidence of a behind-the-scenes agreement by Greenwich Leisure to reduce its fee to Lambeth by £1 MILLION ANNUALLY if Lambeth … Continue reading People's Audit – Four LIBRARIES: GREENWICH LEISURE GETS £1 MILLION REDUCTION IN ITS MANAGEMENT FEE AFTER OFFERING TO RUN TWO LIBRARIES AS 'HEALTHY LIVING CENTRES' – "There is no such thing as a free lunch"
People's Audit Ten - ROLE OF THE EXTERNAL AUDITORS: "RIGHT FOM THE START WE FELT THE COUNCIL'S EXTERNAL AUDITORS WERE NOT TAKING OUR OBJECTIONS SERIOUSLY" It appears that the evidence of serious failings in Lambeth’s financial management was not picked up by the external auditor. Indeed, Lambeth admitted to us that one member of the … Continue reading People's Audit Ten – ROLE OF THE EXTERNAL AUDITORS: "RIGHT FOM THE START WE FELT THE COUNCIL'S EXTERNAL AUDITORS WERE NOT TAKING OUR OBJECTIONS SERIOUSLY"
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)
Loony Lambeth - Two: GYMS IN LIBRARIES DEALS NOT YET SIGNED? Contracts to install gyms in the Carnegie library at Herne Hill and the Minet library in Knatchbull Road SE5 don't appear to have been signed - but answers from Lambeth council on both issues this week are as clear as mud. Both libraries have … Continue reading Loony Lambeth – Two: GYMS IN LIBRARIES DEALS NOT YET SIGNED?
"SCRAP LIBRARIES DEAL WITH GREENWICH LEISURE" - Green Party call to Lambeth / Public meeting planned by Defend the Ten The Green Party has called on Lambeth council to scrap its deal with Greenwich Leisure Limited to convert a number of libraries into ‘healthy living centres’. The Green Party urged the council to instead back … Continue reading "SCRAP LIBRARIES DEAL WITH GREENWICH LEISURE" – Green Party call to Lambeth / Public meeting planned by Defend the Ten