LAMBETH – THE CONSERVATIVE BUDGET:

"LABOUR LAMBETH DECREASES THE LIFE CHANCES AND LIVING STANDARDS OF ITS RESIDENTS" ENDING EXCESSIVE PAYMENTS TO LABOUR COUNCILLORS REDUCING COUNCIL TAX BY ONE PER CENT SAVING LAMBETH'S LIBRARIES: LABOUR'S "IDEOLOGICAL WAR AGAINST LOCAL PEOPLE" COMMUNICATIONS - ENDING THE SPIN (COST: £3.1 MILLION LAST YEAR) REPAIRING OUR HOMES PROPERLY (LEASEHOLDERS BEING RIPPED OFF) ESTATE DEMOLITIONS: PROPER … Continue reading LAMBETH – THE CONSERVATIVE BUDGET:

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OPPOSITION LEADER WARNS ON RECKLESS ESTATE DEMOLITION PROGRAMME “If the property market goes belly up, so will Lambeth council” says Jon Bartley – as he highlights Labour’s broken promises and a failure to engage 

Lambeth opposition leader Cllr Jon Bartley highlighted the broken promises and a failure to engage by the Labour administration during the latest full council meeting. Cllr Bartley had begun by congratulating council leader Cllr Lib Peck on her new job - but said it was  "disappointing" that the leader announced she was leaving, on Twitter, before council officers … Continue reading OPPOSITION LEADER WARNS ON RECKLESS ESTATE DEMOLITION PROGRAMME “If the property market goes belly up, so will Lambeth council” says Jon Bartley – as he highlights Labour’s broken promises and a failure to engage 

LAMBETHWATCH DIARY: ‘HEALTHY LIVING CENTRE’ OPENS IN CARNEGIE LIBRARY HERNE HILL – Er….WHERE IS EVERYBODY?

@JimDicksLambeth (Cllr Jim Dickson, Labour Cllr for Herne Hill ward - Ed.) 1/3 Dropped in at end of 1st wk of @CarnegieLib operating with the gym below. Library refurbished, had plenty of residents in there; full book stock, IT, kids library, staff on hand, toilets, full disabled access. Book issuing straightforward but help on hand … Continue reading LAMBETHWATCH DIARY: ‘HEALTHY LIVING CENTRE’ OPENS IN CARNEGIE LIBRARY HERNE HILL – Er….WHERE IS EVERYBODY?

NO MONEY FOR REPAIRS – BUT LAMBETH COUNCIL TO SPEND £50,000 A YEAR ON INDEPENDENT ADVISERS FOR CENTRAL HILL ESTATE – “Renewed contract will include break clauses if the budget is not enough”

Lambeth council are set to spend more money on independent advisers for Central Hill - one of the six estates they want to demolish as part of their highly controversial Homes for Lambeth plans. Lambeth Labour have consistently claimed that they cannot afford to do repairs on the six estates because of Government cutbacks and … Continue reading NO MONEY FOR REPAIRS – BUT LAMBETH COUNCIL TO SPEND £50,000 A YEAR ON INDEPENDENT ADVISERS FOR CENTRAL HILL ESTATE – “Renewed contract will include break clauses if the budget is not enough”

COUNCIL ESTATES FACING DEMOLITION: PROPERTY CONSULTANTS WRITE TO LEASEHOLDERS

Copies of letters sent by two property consultants to a leaseholder on one of the six estates Lambeth Labour want to demolish have been obtained by News From Crystal Palace. One of the letters says local authorities are regularly undervaluing property in advance of compulsory purchase orders (CPO's). The first addresses the leaseholder by name … Continue reading COUNCIL ESTATES FACING DEMOLITION: PROPERTY CONSULTANTS WRITE TO LEASEHOLDERS

LAMBETH COUNCIL TO BORROW £360 MILLION

Lambeth council are to borrow £360 MILLION over the next three years - to help pay for their highly controversial Homes for Lambeth scheme, the redress scheme for child victims of appalling sexual abuse in Lambeth-run childrens homes and other - unspecified - "planned capital expenditure." Many observers will wonder why Lambeth did not borrow … Continue reading LAMBETH COUNCIL TO BORROW £360 MILLION

“DON’T GIVE CENTRAL HILL PEOPLE A BALLOT ON ESTATE DEMOLITION” LAMBETH TELL GLA – “but we accept the principle of applying ballots to future schemes” (well, maybe)

Residents on Central Hill estate in Crystal Palace should NOT be given the chance to vote on whether they want their homes demolished, Lambeth council have told the GLA. Lambeth's 'reasoning'?: "We commissioned an independent company to carry out a test of opinion in October 2016. "This demonstrated that there was a clear majority of … Continue reading “DON’T GIVE CENTRAL HILL PEOPLE A BALLOT ON ESTATE DEMOLITION” LAMBETH TELL GLA – “but we accept the principle of applying ballots to future schemes” (well, maybe)

CENTRAL HILL: Residents say: “Of the 150 households who responded, 94 per cent DO NOT support demolition.” SO THE MAJORITY OF PEOPLE LIVING ON CENTRAL HILL WANT DEMOLITION? – OK LAMBETH: PROVE IT. LET’S SEE THE CAMPAIGN COMPANY’S FILLED-IN FORMS – ALL OF THEM…..

The following Twitter posts show the huge depth of mistrust on Central Hill estate with both Lambeth council and the survey that was undertaken on the 'co-operative' council's behalf. Karen Bennett (secretary of the Central Hill tenants and residents association) 13 November 2016 · London TCC (The Campaign Company) are on the estate right now … Continue reading CENTRAL HILL: Residents say: “Of the 150 households who responded, 94 per cent DO NOT support demolition.” SO THE MAJORITY OF PEOPLE LIVING ON CENTRAL HILL WANT DEMOLITION? – OK LAMBETH: PROVE IT. LET’S SEE THE CAMPAIGN COMPANY’S FILLED-IN FORMS – ALL OF THEM…..

….AS GREEN PARTY ON LAMBETH SAY HOMES FOR LAMBETH IS NO LONGER NECESSARY

The highly controversial Homes for Lambeth scheme created by Lambeth Labour is no longer necessary, says Lambeth council's Green opposition leader Cllr Jon Bartley (pictured). "The lifting of the cap on borrowing for housing destroys in one fell swoop one of the main pillars on which Lambeth Council's estate demolition programme is based. "The council … Continue reading ….AS GREEN PARTY ON LAMBETH SAY HOMES FOR LAMBETH IS NO LONGER NECESSARY

OPINION: HOW LAMBETH LABOUR HAVE PLAYED A BRILLIANT SLEIGHT OF HAND OVER HOUSING

A brilliant political sleight of hand has been played by Lambeth Labour.* They have a new cabinet member for housing - but he's not the cabinet member for new homes. So the cabinet member for housing can't move people off the housing waiting list into the scores of empty properties on the six estates which … Continue reading OPINION: HOW LAMBETH LABOUR HAVE PLAYED A BRILLIANT SLEIGHT OF HAND OVER HOUSING