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

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“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

LABOUR PLAN £10 MILLION EARLY BUY-BACK OF DEMOLITION-THREATENED HOMES – AND PUBLIC WORKS LOAN BOARD SAY THEY HAVEN’T LENT LAMBETH £19.7 MILLION Estate agents being called in to let and manage properties rather than house people and families from homeless waiting list

Lambeth council are planning to spend £10 million buying up homes on the six estates they want to demolish as part of their hugely controversial 'Homes for Lambeth' scheme. The money comes on top of an INITIAL £19.7 million which the report - only published this week - reveals was borrowed back in December last … Continue reading LABOUR PLAN £10 MILLION EARLY BUY-BACK OF DEMOLITION-THREATENED HOMES – AND PUBLIC WORKS LOAN BOARD SAY THEY HAVEN’T LENT LAMBETH £19.7 MILLION Estate agents being called in to let and manage properties rather than house people and families from homeless waiting list

BACKGROUND TO THE NEWS / OPINION: “Risk of reputational damage to Homes for Lambeth or Lambeth council if the managing/ letting agent provides a poor service” says report

What follows are some of the paragraphs from the report covering Lambeth's plans to spend £10 million on early 'buy-backs'. As a long-standing critic of Lambeth council, News From Crystal Palace takes the view that some, if not all, of what follows should be taken with the proverbial pinch of salt: (Numbers at the start … Continue reading BACKGROUND TO THE NEWS / OPINION: “Risk of reputational damage to Homes for Lambeth or Lambeth council if the managing/ letting agent provides a poor service” says report

ESTATE DEMOLITIONS: “VAST MAJORITY OF PEOPLE DON’T WANT THEIR HOMES DEMOLISHED” – Cllr Pete Elliott

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

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

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 SIGN PETITION TO LAMBETH DEMANDING BALLOTS ON ESTATE DEMOLITIONS

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