LAMBETHWATCH DIARY : CLLR JON BARTLEY ON A NEW “CARETAKER MANAGER” (and he doesn’t mean Ole Gunnar Solskjaer!) plus: councillors play fantasy football

Lambeth council’s Green party opposition leader says the new leader of Lambeth council (Cllr Jack Hopkins) has a clear choice: to either be little more than a caretaker manager or take the council into a higher league. His comment came as the Green opposition laid down five challenges for the new leader at the council’s … Continue reading LAMBETHWATCH DIARY : CLLR JON BARTLEY ON A NEW “CARETAKER MANAGER” (and he doesn’t mean Ole Gunnar Solskjaer!) plus: councillors play fantasy football

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LAMBETHWATCH DIARY ON SOCIAL MEDIA – Three: LIB PECK TO QUIT – REACTIONS / CHILDREN’S CENTRES / LETTER TO THE GUARDIAN FROM LAMBETH’S LEADER-ELECT

LIB PECK TO QUIT - REACTIONS Save Cressingham Gardens Breaking news: council leader Lib Peck, the person who put Cressingham Gardens up for regen whilst cabinet member for housing has resigned and is leaving Lambeth council. We hope that the next council leader has the guts to review and stop the incomprehensible demolition proposal. ....AND … Continue reading LAMBETHWATCH DIARY ON SOCIAL MEDIA – Three: LIB PECK TO QUIT – REACTIONS / CHILDREN’S CENTRES / LETTER TO THE GUARDIAN FROM LAMBETH’S LEADER-ELECT

NEW COUNCIL LEADER NAMED “I want to bring Lambeth together” – Jack Hopkins / LEWISHAM GIVEN £10,000 TO EXPLORE ADS BAN ON HIGH FAT, HIGH SUGAR AND SALTY FOODS / COMPANY FINED AFTER WASTE FLY-TIPPED IN RECREATION GROUND / FREEDOM PASS RENEWAL

NEW COUNCIL LEADER NAMED "I want to bring Lambeth together" - Jack Hopkins Cllr Jack Hopkins is the leader-elect of Lambeth council following his selection by the Labour group of councillors on Monday (Jan 28). He is expected to be confirmed as leader of the council at its next full meeting on February 13. Cllr … Continue reading NEW COUNCIL LEADER NAMED “I want to bring Lambeth together” – Jack Hopkins / LEWISHAM GIVEN £10,000 TO EXPLORE ADS BAN ON HIGH FAT, HIGH SUGAR AND SALTY FOODS / COMPANY FINED AFTER WASTE FLY-TIPPED IN RECREATION GROUND / FREEDOM PASS RENEWAL

 TRIBUTES TO JOHN WHELAN AND MATT PARR

Tributes to former Conservative councillor John Whelan and to Labour Cllr Matt Parr and came from all sides at the latest meeting of Lambeth council. Cllr Anna Birley (Lab, Thurlow Park) “What a daunting task to sum up such a significant person. “Knowing John Whelan and having filled his very large boots in 2014 and … Continue reading  TRIBUTES TO JOHN WHELAN AND MATT PARR