LAMBETH TORY OPPOSITION LEADER BACKS CORBYN (over ballots for people whose homes face demolition) 

Lambeth's Conservative opposition leader is backing Labour's national leader Jeremy Corbyn, he told Monday night's cabinet meeting. "Jeremy Corbyn said there should be ballots before any development scheme takes place. "I agree with him" Cllr Tim Briggs told the meeting at Lambeth town hall. Cllr Briggs said there was no need for Homes for Lambeth. … Continue reading LAMBETH TORY OPPOSITION LEADER BACKS CORBYN (over ballots for people whose homes face demolition) 

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HOMES FOR LAMBETH – THE VIEW FROM THE COUNCIL AND ITS OFFICERS – “Homes for Lambeth  is not like other council’s approaches. “It’s not a private developer – it’s 100 per cent owned by the council and accountable to the council.”

Cabinet were being asked to agree the Homes for Lambeth business plan for 2018-19, Cllr Paul McGlone, deputy leader of the council (investment and partnerships) told the meeting.   Subsequent years would see an annual business plan. "The key political message is it drives forward the ambition of this Labour administration to build 1,000 new … Continue reading HOMES FOR LAMBETH – THE VIEW FROM THE COUNCIL AND ITS OFFICERS – “Homes for Lambeth  is not like other council’s approaches. “It’s not a private developer – it’s 100 per cent owned by the council and accountable to the council.”

LAMBETHWATCH – VIEW FROM THE GALLERY Lambeth council cabinet meeting

Supreme Leader Lib  Peck put her own interpretation on what had been said - asking those questions she wanted answered - and ignoring those she wasn't going to touch with the proverbial bargepole.   In her view there was the assessment rent risk, Gerlinde Gnioewosz talking about planning permissions and planning applications and discrepancies. SO: … Continue reading LAMBETHWATCH – VIEW FROM THE GALLERY Lambeth council cabinet meeting

LAMBETH COUNCIL SET TO LEND UP TO £600 MILLION TO NEW HOUSING COMPANY – “It may well be that by lending to Homes for Lambeth, the council is limited in the amount of borrowing it can undertake for other projects” – report

Lambeth council are set to lend up to £600 million to a housing company which has just been formed - after borrowing the funds from elsewhere. The new council-owned house building and management company - generically known as Homes for Lambeth but now using four different names - will have DEBTS of £165 MILLION by … Continue reading LAMBETH COUNCIL SET TO LEND UP TO £600 MILLION TO NEW HOUSING COMPANY – “It may well be that by lending to Homes for Lambeth, the council is limited in the amount of borrowing it can undertake for other projects” – report

OPINION – HOMES FOR LAMBETH: CARILLION Mk II?

Homes for Lambeth is a financial disaster waiting to happen. A council which says it has NO money to repair homes on six council estates they want to demolish, NO money to run libraries NOW decides its going to BORROW LOADSAMONEY to lend to a new company it's just set up. It sounds like a … Continue reading OPINION – HOMES FOR LAMBETH: CARILLION Mk II?

THE BIZARRE TALE OF THE LAMBETH COUNCILLOR WHO TOLD A CABINET MEETING HE HAD MET TWO ELDERLY SIBLINGS LIVING ON CENTRAL HILL ESTATE (when he hadn’t) – AND WHAT HAPPENED WHEN HE FINALLY DID…..

The Lambeth councillor who told a council cabinet meeting he had met two elderly siblings on Central Hill estate - when he hadn't - has finally come face to face with them. In a letter to the couple, who live on Oakwood Drive, Cllr Luke Murphy told them: “It was not my intention and for … Continue reading THE BIZARRE TALE OF THE LAMBETH COUNCILLOR WHO TOLD A CABINET MEETING HE HAD MET TWO ELDERLY SIBLINGS LIVING ON CENTRAL HILL ESTATE (when he hadn’t) – AND WHAT HAPPENED WHEN HE FINALLY DID…..

“BALLOT RESIDENTS ON ESTATE DEMOLITION” GLA MEMBERS TELL SADIQ KHAN IN UNANIMOUS VOTE – Move could save Central Hill and five other estates in Lambeth

Members of the Greater London Assembly have voted UNANIMOUSLY to ensure ballots are made of all residents whose homes are affected by proposed demolition. That would mean people living on the Central Hill estate in Crystal Palace and five other estates across Lambeth - which the Labour-dominated borough council want to demolish despite huge protests … Continue reading “BALLOT RESIDENTS ON ESTATE DEMOLITION” GLA MEMBERS TELL SADIQ KHAN IN UNANIMOUS VOTE – Move could save Central Hill and five other estates in Lambeth

‘HOMES FOR LAMBETH’ SENSATION – BUYBACKS WILL COST ALMOST £100 MILLION AND POSSIBLY DOUBLE – FUNDS AVAILABLE TO REPAIR BOUGHT HOMES (BUT NO MONEY TO REPAIR TENANTS HOMES ON THE SAME ESTATES) – AGENTS TO TAKE A CUT OF PAID RENTS BEFORE PAYING HOMES FOR LAMBETH – NEW £19 MILLION LOAN BID TO BE SIGNED OFF WITHOUT FULL COUNCIL APPROVAL

Lambeth council's bill for buying up properties on six council estates they want to demolish under their hugely controversial Homes for Lambeth scheme could cost almost £100 million - and possibly double that amount. The figures come in a report to the council's cabinet which seeks a £19.7 million loan request from the Public Works … Continue reading ‘HOMES FOR LAMBETH’ SENSATION – BUYBACKS WILL COST ALMOST £100 MILLION AND POSSIBLY DOUBLE – FUNDS AVAILABLE TO REPAIR BOUGHT HOMES (BUT NO MONEY TO REPAIR TENANTS HOMES ON THE SAME ESTATES) – AGENTS TO TAKE A CUT OF PAID RENTS BEFORE PAYING HOMES FOR LAMBETH – NEW £19 MILLION LOAN BID TO BE SIGNED OFF WITHOUT FULL COUNCIL APPROVAL

LAMBETHWATCH: AND ALSO……

Defend The Ten‏ @defendtheten Nov 19: 23 weeks until the local council elections & we have the huge pleasure of meeting @RuskinReaders. A real local institution, they are a voluntary group aiming to provide for adults with reading or writing difficulties, enabling them to take charge of their lives. As @RuskinReaders clearly show, libraries are … Continue reading LAMBETHWATCH: AND ALSO……

LAMBETH IN FRESH HOUSING SCANDALS

Lambeth council have scrapped their tenants and leaseholders councils replacing them with a “Residents Assembly” where LAMBETH decide who represents tenants and leaseholders on new area boards; Similar accusations surround a residents project group being set up on Central Hill estate with potential members apparently being hand-picked by Lambeth - who have banned private tenants … Continue reading LAMBETH IN FRESH HOUSING SCANDALS