CENTRAL HILL RESIDENTS INTERESTED IN HAVING A SAY IN ESTATE’S REGENERATION INVITED TO PUBLIC MEETING TOMORROW NIGHT (Ballot on demolition? What ballot on demolition???)

This is the quite frankly farcical poster which has gone up on the demolition-threatened Central Hill estate. The poster invites residents living on the estate who are interested in 'having a say in the regeneration' to a meeting tomorrow evening (Tuesday) - even though residents have been having their say AGAINST the highly controversial plans … Continue reading CENTRAL HILL RESIDENTS INTERESTED IN HAVING A SAY IN ESTATE’S REGENERATION INVITED TO PUBLIC MEETING TOMORROW NIGHT (Ballot on demolition? What ballot on demolition???)

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FROM THE ARCHIVES: “DEMOLISHING ESTATE WOULD COST £100 MILLION – AND MORE” – Shock report highlights major discrepancies in Lambeth’s case for Cressingham Gardens

FROM THE ARCHIVES: “DEMOLISHING ESTATE WOULD COST £100 MILLION – AND MORE” – Shock report highlights major discrepancies in Lambeth’s case for Cressingham Gardens (Published March 17th 2016) “There is an apparent subtext which suggests that the enterprise is motivated by financial liquidity rather than the stated, albeit regularly morphing, aims.” (or: What Cressingham Gardens … Continue reading FROM THE ARCHIVES: “DEMOLISHING ESTATE WOULD COST £100 MILLION – AND MORE” – Shock report highlights major discrepancies in Lambeth’s case for Cressingham Gardens

CHILDREN’S REDRESS SCHEME AND HOMES FOR LAMBETH AMONG QUESTIONS AT NEXT COUNCIL MEETING

The Lambeth council childrens redress scheme, organised begging, the risks to Lambeth council of loans to Homes for Lambeth, the council's use of bailiffs, air quality monitors and car free day are among the subjects of questions at this Wednesday's meeting of Lambeth council. CHILDREN'S HOMES REDRESS SCHEME Cllr Becca Thackray (Green, Herne Hill) To: … Continue reading CHILDREN’S REDRESS SCHEME AND HOMES FOR LAMBETH AMONG QUESTIONS AT NEXT COUNCIL MEETING

CRESSINGHAM GARDENS SENSATION!: Government gives go-ahead to residents estate takeover ballot – death knell for Homes for Lambeth?

Government minister Kit Malthouse has given the go-ahead to the first move in a process which will see residents on the Cressingham Gardens estate at Tulse Hill - which Lambeth council want to demolish as part of their highly controversial Homes for Lambeth plan - get to vote on them taking over the estate.   Acting … Continue reading CRESSINGHAM GARDENS SENSATION!: Government gives go-ahead to residents estate takeover ballot – death knell for Homes for Lambeth?

LAMBETH AUSTERITY 3 – COUNCIL TO LOAN THE OLD VIC £3.75 MILLION? (‘Neither a borrower or a lender be’?) / and THE CASE OF THE DELAYED DECISION (‘A plague on both your houses’?)

Austerity-hit Lambeth council are set to give the historic Old Vic theatre a loan of £3.75 million. A report in the Evening Standard headlined 'Old Vic Theatre to partner up with Lambeth and Southwark councils to fund new education centre' by Robert Dex four days ago said the councils would be lending money to the … Continue reading LAMBETH AUSTERITY 3 – COUNCIL TO LOAN THE OLD VIC £3.75 MILLION? (‘Neither a borrower or a lender be’?) / and THE CASE OF THE DELAYED DECISION (‘A plague on both your houses’?)

COUNCIL STAGE SECRETIVE ‘RESIDENTS ONLY’ MEETING FOR CENTRAL HILL ESTATE TONIGHT (but has everyone living there had an invit yet?) Separate Fenwick estate ‘open day’ this Saturday

A 'residents only' meeting for people living on the demolition-threatened Central Hill estate, Crystal Palace is being held this evening (Wednesday) - but some people living on the estate have yet to receive an invitation. The invitation to the meeting says officers from Homes for Lambeth - the company set up by the council to demolish … Continue reading COUNCIL STAGE SECRETIVE ‘RESIDENTS ONLY’ MEETING FOR CENTRAL HILL ESTATE TONIGHT (but has everyone living there had an invit yet?) Separate Fenwick estate ‘open day’ this Saturday

FROM THE GALLERY: “HOW WE CHOOSE TO ENGAGE DOESN’T CHANGE THE MARKET. “IT WILL ENABLE US TO TURN OUR POLITICAL WILL INTO REALITY” – Bennett

Cllr Matthew Bennett walked into Thursday night's meeting of Lambeth council's overview and scrutiny committee seemingly unaware someone had completely re-written the script for the evening. A report by officers on the highly controversial 'Homes for Lambeth' scheme to members of the committee asked them to 'note' the report before them and make recommendations. And … Continue reading FROM THE GALLERY: “HOW WE CHOOSE TO ENGAGE DOESN’T CHANGE THE MARKET. “IT WILL ENABLE US TO TURN OUR POLITICAL WILL INTO REALITY” – Bennett

FIRST SITE ON CENTRAL HILL TO BE DEVELOPED ANNOUNCED- NO BALLOT ON DEMOLITION, CLLR BENNETT? (There’s only 63 homes empty on the estate at the moment)

The identity of the first site on Central Hill estate in Crystal Palace to be developed - despite no ballot on demolishing the estate having been carried out - has been revealed by Cllr Bennett. Telling the overview and scrutiny committee: "We are completely committed to all of these large schemes" he said there would … Continue reading FIRST SITE ON CENTRAL HILL TO BE DEVELOPED ANNOUNCED- NO BALLOT ON DEMOLITION, CLLR BENNETT? (There’s only 63 homes empty on the estate at the moment)

“COUNCIL HAS REFUSED US AIR MONITORING SYSTEMS” Tenants chief tells committee his wife had to visit A and E three times with lung inflammation

Tenants leader Shemi Leira told how his wife has had to visit accident and emergency on three occasions after being diagnosed with a lung infection which caused acute breathing difficulties caused by "perennial exposure to construction elements." Shemi, who chairs the tenants and residents association on the Westbury estate - another of the six council … Continue reading “COUNCIL HAS REFUSED US AIR MONITORING SYSTEMS” Tenants chief tells committee his wife had to visit A and E three times with lung inflammation

CENTRAL HILL ESTATE DEMOLITION ‘IN HOUSE’ – “Now we are now fully staffed we are able to begin the serious work of rebuilding” say Homes for Lambeth

Lambeth's Labour-dominated council are ploughing ahead with their hugely controversial decision to demolish Central Hill estate in Crystal Palace - even though people living there have not been given the right to a ballot on whether or not they want their homes demolished. In utterly bizarre and outrageous statements - highlighted below - Homes for … Continue reading CENTRAL HILL ESTATE DEMOLITION ‘IN HOUSE’ – “Now we are now fully staffed we are able to begin the serious work of rebuilding” say Homes for Lambeth