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
More than 1,350 people* have signed a petition to Lambeth's Labour-dominated council calling for ballots on their highly controversial plans to demolish Central Hill estate, Crystal Palace; Cressingham Gardens estate at Tulse Hill and Fenwick estate, Clapham North. The petition - started by Becki Newell, Green party candidate for Gipsy Hill ward in May's Lambeth … Continue reading MORE THAN 1,350 PEOPLE SIGN PETITION TO LAMBETH DEMANDING BALLOTS ON ESTATE DEMOLITIONS
If anyone wanted final proof that Cllr Lib Peck and her Lambeth Labour lemmings are living on another planet it came at Thursday night's election hustings in Vauxhall. Regular readers will be aware that within Lambeth council's Labour group dissent is not tolerated. So it was ironic that Supreme Leader Peck shared a table at … Continue reading PLANET LAMBETH
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
Lambeth council's claims that they do not need to ballot people living on five estates they want to demolish because they already have funding from the Greater London Authority to demolish them do not stand up to even MINOR scrutiny. Investigations by News From Crystal Palace show that the GLA DID give Lambeth council £10 … Continue reading EXCLUSIVE: LAMBETH COUNCIL’S ‘NO NEED FOR BALLOTS CLAIM’ EXPOSED AS BALDERDASH BY NEWS FROM CRYSTAL PALACE – Funding given by Greater London Authority for three estates was NOT for demolition – and GLA have not given any money for two other estates under threat
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?
GLA member Sian Berry visiting Central Hill estate, Crystal Palace which Lambeth Labour councillors want to demolish So Lambeth council apparently get to ignore having a ballot of residents on demolishing five - and probably - six of their estates because of what the Mayor of London says? Let's be blunt: This is going to … Continue reading OPINION: “People living on estates in other parts of London will now get the chance to ballot / vote to save their homes and the people in Lambeth don’t.”
The questions in the consultation paper are as follows: Question 1: Do you agree that the GLA should make resident ballots a funding condition for estate regeneration schemes? Question 2: Do you agree with the proposed criteria that would trigger the requirement for a resident ballot? Why/why not? Question 3: Do you agree with the … Continue reading CONSULTATION PAPER: THE QUESTIONS
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…..