Government decision to hike TfL fares and cut free travel for children is ‘a kick in the teeth’ for Londoners says council leader

Lambeth council leader Cllr Jack Hopkins has hit out at the government for demanding TfL must raise fares above inflation and cut free travel for under-18s as part of its funding package to keep the transport operator running. Cllr Hopkins said it was ‘deeply unfair’ for the government to seek to balance TfL’s books on … Continue reading Government decision to hike TfL fares and cut free travel for children is ‘a kick in the teeth’ for Londoners says council leader

GRENFELL AFTERMATH: Questions in the House by MP Steve Reed which were answered; answers which begged a second question – and questions which were not answered…….

GRENFELL AFTERMATH: QUESTIONS WHICH WERE ANSWERED... Steve Reed Shadow Minister (Education) (Children and Families) To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, pursuant to the Answer of 16 January 2020 to Question 2550 on Flats: Fire Prevention, what assessment has he made of the effect on the wellbeing of residents of … Continue reading GRENFELL AFTERMATH: Questions in the House by MP Steve Reed which were answered; answers which begged a second question – and questions which were not answered…….

HELEN HAYES ON GRENFELL: “ACM cladding is tantamount to soaking the outside of a building in petrol”

MP Helen Hayes has criticised the Government for wanting to reduce the height above which flammable cladding is banned from 18 storeys to 11 storeys. She told fellow MPs: "For the survivors who have contacted me, this is simply not good enough. ACM cladding is tantamount to soaking the outside of a building in petrol. … Continue reading HELEN HAYES ON GRENFELL: “ACM cladding is tantamount to soaking the outside of a building in petrol”

No money paid out for removal of Grenfell-style cladding on London’s private sector tower blocks

Not a single penny has been given out for the remediation of private sector tower blocks with Grenfell-style cladding in London say the Labour group on the Greater London Authority. In a statement the group say: "This comes despite at least 58 private sector blocks in the capital being eligible for the Government’s remediation fund, … Continue reading No money paid out for removal of Grenfell-style cladding on London’s private sector tower blocks

MP SLAMS GOVERNMENT OVER GRENFELL BLAZE DISASTER: Government’s main objective throughout all this seems to have been to absolve themselves of blame, not to right the wrongs for which they are responsible….they have never fully accepted their responsibility for failings in the building fire safety regulations – Steve Reed

MP Steve Reed has slammed the Government in the House of Commons as members considered the report from the Grenfell Tower inquiry. Mr Reed, shadow minister for education / children and families said the Government’s "main objective throughout all this seems to have been to absolve themselves of blame, not to right the wrongs for … Continue reading MP SLAMS GOVERNMENT OVER GRENFELL BLAZE DISASTER: Government’s main objective throughout all this seems to have been to absolve themselves of blame, not to right the wrongs for which they are responsible….they have never fully accepted their responsibility for failings in the building fire safety regulations – Steve Reed

Fire Safety: “MINISTERS COULD FACE CORPORATE MANSLAUGHTER CHARGES IF THEY WERE PRIVATE COMPANY” – STEVE REED

If the Government were a private company and acted as they have over the Grenfell Tower disaster , Ministers could be in the dock for corporate manslaughter, says Croydon North MP Steve Reed. Mr Reed told an adjournment debate in the House of Commons on fire cladding that is absolutely extraordinary that we are not … Continue reading Fire Safety: “MINISTERS COULD FACE CORPORATE MANSLAUGHTER CHARGES IF THEY WERE PRIVATE COMPANY” – STEVE REED

Fire Safety: : LEASEHOLDERS HAVING TO PAY FOR REMEDIAL WORKS FOR FIRE CLADDING “Nobody will buy a flat in a block that has flammable cladding strapped to the outside of it” – MP.

Leaseholders in some tower blocks are having to pay for removing and replacing fire cladding, MP Steve Reed told the House of Commons debate. Mr Reed said he had got involved with the subject of fire cladding because a block in his Croydon North  constituency, Citiscape, has the same sort of cladding—aluminium composite material cladding—that was … Continue reading Fire Safety: : LEASEHOLDERS HAVING TO PAY FOR REMEDIAL WORKS FOR FIRE CLADDING “Nobody will buy a flat in a block that has flammable cladding strapped to the outside of it” – MP.

QUESTIONS IN THE HOUSE – MP STEVE REED QUIZZES MINISTER ON FIRE SAFETY IN SELF-STORAGE FACILITIES / GRENFELL TOWER ISSUES

January 11th Steve Reed (Croydon North): To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, what assessment his Department has made of the adequacy of the fire safety and building regulations in relation to self-storage facilities. Kit Malthouse Minister of State (Housing, Communities and Local Government): On 18 December 2018 the Government published … Continue reading QUESTIONS IN THE HOUSE – MP STEVE REED QUIZZES MINISTER ON FIRE SAFETY IN SELF-STORAGE FACILITIES / GRENFELL TOWER ISSUES

COUNCIL NEWS: TELL CROYDON YOUR COMMUNITY SAFETY CONCERNS / NEW SOUTHWARK LIBRARY ALMOST TWICE THE SIZE OF ITS FORMER HOME / LEWISHAM TO GET £9 MILLION FROM  GOVERNMENT TO REPLACE DEFECTIVE CLADDING

 TELL CROYDON YOUR COMMUNITY SAFETY CONCERNS The Safer Croydon Partnership (SCP) have launched a survey to gain a greater understanding of people’s crime concerns. The short survey, launched today, seeks the views of everyone who lives, works or visits Croydon. It asks which crime and anti-social behaviour issues causes them most concerns, across the borough, … Continue reading COUNCIL NEWS: TELL CROYDON YOUR COMMUNITY SAFETY CONCERNS / NEW SOUTHWARK LIBRARY ALMOST TWICE THE SIZE OF ITS FORMER HOME / LEWISHAM TO GET £9 MILLION FROM  GOVERNMENT TO REPLACE DEFECTIVE CLADDING

IN PARLIAMENT – WRITTEN QUESTIONS AND ANSWERS ON STEP-FREE ACCESS AT STATIONS IN DULWICH AND WEST NORWOOD / GRENFELL DISASTER

Helen Hayes Labour, Dulwich and West Norwood To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, with reference to his Department's Inclusive Transport strategy published on 25 July 2018, what plans he has to support the introduction of step-free access at all rail stations in the Dulwich and West Norwood constituency. Nusrat Ghani Parliamentary Under-Secretary (Department … Continue reading IN PARLIAMENT – WRITTEN QUESTIONS AND ANSWERS ON STEP-FREE ACCESS AT STATIONS IN DULWICH AND WEST NORWOOD / GRENFELL DISASTER