“It is our residents before my party or any kind of factional nonsense”…says Lambeth council cabinet member

"Imperfect as we are, we are very focused on doing the right thing by our residents and providing public services over and above any factional or party political consideration" - Cllr Ed Davie ___________________________________________________________________ A senior Lambeth councillor has unveiled some of the inner workings of the Labour party in its role as the majority … Continue reading “It is our residents before my party or any kind of factional nonsense”…says Lambeth council cabinet member

Support for care leavers – and care leavers not getting their money on time

Care leavers and carers must get their money on time, Cllr Ed Davie, Lambeth council's cabinet member for children and young people, told the Inquiry. "In 2019-20 we discovered there were some financial control issues, certain invoices weren't being paid on time to foster carers and care leavers and others. "We have now settled all … Continue reading Support for care leavers – and care leavers not getting their money on time

HOSPITAL TRUST COMMITS TO BECOMING LIVING WAGE EMPLOYER – “Great news for hundreds of cleaners, caterers, porters, security guards and others” – councillor

 Guy’s and St Thomas’s NHS Trust (GSTT) decision to  become an accredited Living Wage employer from May this year has been welcomed by a senior Lambeth councillor. The trust becomes the 6,000th organisation in the country to make the official pledge. With St Thomas’ hospital and Evelina London children’s hospital both Westminster Bridge Road and … Continue reading HOSPITAL TRUST COMMITS TO BECOMING LIVING WAGE EMPLOYER – “Great news for hundreds of cleaners, caterers, porters, security guards and others” – councillor

LAMBETHWATCH – ED DAVIE UNDER FIRE ON SOCIAL MEDIA

Lambeth Labour Cllr Ed Davie, who is joint cabinet member for health and adult social care retweeted Lambeth Council: Across the country Tory cuts have shut over 500 libraries while @LambethLabour has innovated to keep all 10 of ours which are winning awards and being used by even more people than ever After a Lambeth … Continue reading LAMBETHWATCH – ED DAVIE UNDER FIRE ON SOCIAL MEDIA

LAMBETHWATCH ON SOCIAL MEDIA – One: R.I.P. JEREMY HARDY / MENTAL HEALTH / MEANWHILE, AT STREATHAM CONSTITUENCY LABOUR PARTY…….

JEREMY HARDY Tom Brandon @LabPartyTom Feb 1Retweeted Chris Williamson MP #GTTO He turned up for a march @defendtheten held from occupied @FrndsofCarnegie Carnegie library to Brixton Town Hall, not to speak, but just to show genuine solidarity with ordinary people fighting for their services. Lovely man RIP. Chris Williamson MP #GTTO‏Verified account @DerbyChrisW Feb 1 … Continue reading LAMBETHWATCH ON SOCIAL MEDIA – One: R.I.P. JEREMY HARDY / MENTAL HEALTH / MEANWHILE, AT STREATHAM CONSTITUENCY LABOUR PARTY…….

LAMBETH LEISURE CENTRES GO NUTS (AND POPCORN) / BUSINESSES RECOGNISED FOR THEIR ROLE IN TACKLING OBESITY / READY STEADY GO! – NEW CLUB FOR ‘ABOVE WEIGHT’ KIDS / “ONLY ASK FOR WHAT YOU NEED – SAVE MEDICINES”

Lambeth leisure centres are switching to healthier vending machines to help combat obesity, diabetes, damage to teeth and more – at the same time as schools make healthy changes. As part of Sugar Awareness Week Lambeth council are playing its part in trying to reduce the amount sugar people in Lambeth consume. Sugar contributes to … Continue reading LAMBETH LEISURE CENTRES GO NUTS (AND POPCORN) / BUSINESSES RECOGNISED FOR THEIR ROLE IN TACKLING OBESITY / READY STEADY GO! – NEW CLUB FOR ‘ABOVE WEIGHT’ KIDS / “ONLY ASK FOR WHAT YOU NEED – SAVE MEDICINES”

GIVE HIV THE FINGER IN CROYDON AND LAMBETH

More than 100 trained volunteers will be out and about in Croydon encouraging people to take care of their health and get tested for HIV during National HIV Testing Week  which runs until  November 24th. In Lambeth free home testing kits are being offered. In Croydon the council will be offering residents extra opportunities to … Continue reading GIVE HIV THE FINGER IN CROYDON AND LAMBETH

LAMBETHWATCH – WHY LAMBETH COUNCIL ARE FORKING OUT £10,314 A MONTH (that’s more than £123,000 a year) FOR SECURITY GUARDS AT CARNEGIE LIBRARY: IT’S NOT CONNECTED TO AN ALARM RECEIVING CENTRE

News From Crystal Palace can reveal why the Carnegie library at Herne Hill has security guards there: the library is not connected to an alarm receiving centre. The current security cost is £10,314 per month. This includes one security officer who is on site overnight, ensuring a 24/7 presence. The library is currently closed for … Continue reading LAMBETHWATCH – WHY LAMBETH COUNCIL ARE FORKING OUT £10,314 A MONTH (that’s more than £123,000 a year) FOR SECURITY GUARDS AT CARNEGIE LIBRARY: IT’S NOT CONNECTED TO AN ALARM RECEIVING CENTRE

“IF YOU HAVE A PROBLEM DON’T SUFFER ON YOUR OWN. “HELP IS AVAILABLE” – Call from cabinet member who overcame drinking issues

Cllr Ed Davie with Cllr Jacqui Dyer outside Lambeth town hall when it was illuminated to celebrate the 70th birthday of the National Health Service A senior Lambeth councillor has revealed how he overcame problem drinking with the help of a recovery centre in Brixton. Cllr Ed Davie, cabinet member for health and adult social … Continue reading “IF YOU HAVE A PROBLEM DON’T SUFFER ON YOUR OWN. “HELP IS AVAILABLE” – Call from cabinet member who overcame drinking issues

LAMBETH CABINET MEMBER MEETING HEALTH CHIEFS TO DISCUSS LONDON LIVING WAGE

National Health Service chiefs in Lambeth are being asked to pay all staff the London Living Wage. Cllr Ed Davie, joint  cabinet member for health and adult social care, is to start meeting health chiefs next week to discuss the issue. Cllr Davie Tweeted: "Starting next week I'm meeting all the local NHS chiefs, Lambeth's … Continue reading LAMBETH CABINET MEMBER MEETING HEALTH CHIEFS TO DISCUSS LONDON LIVING WAGE