HELEN HAYES – AND LAMBETH COUNCIL – SLAM THAMES WATER / ‘ROGUE TRADERS’ IN NORTH OF BOROUGH – warning from Croydon trading standards

Thames Water have been slammed in the House of Commons by Dulwich and West Norwood MP Helen Hayes (Lab). She told fellow MPs: “In my constituency, we have had a Thames Water leak or burst every single week of the winter. “The pipe network is crumbling and causes constant problems, but it is not a … Continue reading HELEN HAYES – AND LAMBETH COUNCIL – SLAM THAMES WATER / ‘ROGUE TRADERS’ IN NORTH OF BOROUGH – warning from Croydon trading standards

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LAMBETHWATCH – 101 QUESTIONS NOT ANSWERED

Lambeth council's deputy leader responsible for finance Cllr Imogen Walker has responded angrily to a report from the People's Audit Lambeth which says Lambeth are employing loads more senior managers.   They never even asked us, says Imogen. Back in July last year News From Crystal Palace sent 101 questions to EVERY member of Lambeth … Continue reading LAMBETHWATCH – 101 QUESTIONS NOT ANSWERED

“NO RESIDENT ENGAGEMENT IN LAMBETH WHICH HOLDS COUNCILLORS TO ACCOUNT” 

There is no resident engagement in Lambeth that holds Labour councillors to account, Conservative opposition leader Cllr Tim Briggs told Lambeth council's meeting on Wednesday evening. The new arrangements of resident engagement in Lambeth have been criticised by leasehold representatives, tenant representatives and Conservative councillors and activists as a complete failure, he said. Conservative plans … Continue reading “NO RESIDENT ENGAGEMENT IN LAMBETH WHICH HOLDS COUNCILLORS TO ACCOUNT” 

“MANY FIRE RISK ASSESSMENTS NOT SIGNED TO PROVE THEY WERE ACTUALLY DONE”

Many of the fire risk assessments now being provided in Lambeth are not signed to prove they were actually done, Conservative opposition leader Cllr Tim Briggs told Wednesday evening's meeting of Lambeth council. In Clapham Common ward Conservative activists and councillors discovered that 93 per cent of the urgent recommendations on the assessments - requiring … Continue reading “MANY FIRE RISK ASSESSMENTS NOT SIGNED TO PROVE THEY WERE ACTUALLY DONE”

HOUSING SCANDAL ONE: COUNCIL TO CHOOSE WHO REPRESENTS TENANTS AND LEASEHOLDERS ON NEW “RESIDENTS ASSEMBLY”

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. A meeting held in Clapham on September 30th was touted by Lambeth as "the first residents assembly" - but it comprised an attempt by Lambeth council to tell … Continue reading HOUSING SCANDAL ONE: COUNCIL TO CHOOSE WHO REPRESENTS TENANTS AND LEASEHOLDERS ON NEW “RESIDENTS ASSEMBLY”

LAMBETH COUNCIL SHOCK: QUIETWAY CYCLE ROUTE PLANS SHELVED AFTER GO-AHEAD GIVEN

LAMBETH COUNCIL SHOCK: QUIETWAY CYCLE ROUTE PLANS SHELVED AFTER GO-AHEAD GIVEN Lambeth council have dramatically shelved plans for a new cycleway - which includes Gipsy Hill as part of its route - AFTER they were given the go-ahead by a cabinet member. The shock move was announced after Lambeth's Conservative opposition leader Cllr Tim Briggs … Continue reading LAMBETH COUNCIL SHOCK: QUIETWAY CYCLE ROUTE PLANS SHELVED AFTER GO-AHEAD GIVEN

QUIETWAY 7: LETTER FROM CLLR BRATHWAITE TO CLLR BRIGGS

QUIETWAY 7: LETTER FROM CLLR BRATHWAITE TO CLLR BRIGGS Dear Tim I wanted to let you know that I have decided to withdraw the decision “Quietway 7”. A north-south cycle route to the east of the borough is a substantial project that has the potential to benefit the lives of tens of thousands of our … Continue reading QUIETWAY 7: LETTER FROM CLLR BRATHWAITE TO CLLR BRIGGS

Loony Lambeth – One: COUNCILLOR SLAMMED OVER FALSE CENTRAL HILL ESTATE CLAIMS

Loony Lambeth - One: COUNCILLOR SLAMMED OVER FALSE CENTRAL HILL ESTATE CLAIMS Gipsy Hill ward Cllr Luke Murphy has been attacked over "untrue" claims he made to a Lambeth council cabinet meeting. Cllr Murphy told the cabinet meeting (March 23rd) which approved the hugely controversial decision to demolish the Central Hill estate: "I have spoken with … Continue reading Loony Lambeth – One: COUNCILLOR SLAMMED OVER FALSE CENTRAL HILL ESTATE CLAIMS

BENNETT AVOIDS DE-SELECTION AS GIPSY HILL LABOUR CANDIDATE

BENNETT AVOIDS DE-SELECTION AS GIPSY HILL LABOUR CANDIDATE Lambeth's cabinet member for housing Cllr Matthew Bennett appears to have held on to his nomination as a Labour candidate for Gipsy Hill in next year's council elections by just 12 votes. News From Crystal Palace understands that among those at the selection meeting were 16 people … Continue reading BENNETT AVOIDS DE-SELECTION AS GIPSY HILL LABOUR CANDIDATE