…BUT LABOUR COUNCILLORS DON’T BACK CORBYN IN LAMBETH!!! – 29 SIGN ‘QUIT’ CALL TO THEIR NATIONAL LEADER

Lambeth council cabinet members were among 29 Labour councillors who signed a letter calling on party leader Jeremy Corbyn to quit. Cabinet members Matthew Bennett, Jim Dickson, Jane Edbrooke and Mohammed Seedat signed the petition along with overview and scrutiny committee chairman Ed Davie and chief whip Paul Gadsby. (Readers of Lambeth Labour's boroughwide leaflet … Continue reading …BUT LABOUR COUNCILLORS DON’T BACK CORBYN IN LAMBETH!!! – 29 SIGN ‘QUIT’ CALL TO THEIR NATIONAL LEADER

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LAMBETHWATCH: NEW HERNE HILL LABOUR LEAFLET PERPETUATES THE CARNEGIE LIBRARY MYTHS

A new leaflet from Herne Hill Labour contains factual inaccuracies which, if the party were a registered business, would leave them facing substantial fines and possible prison sentences. The latest garbage revolves, as usual, around Carnegie library on Herne Hill Road. THE LEAFLET: Paragraph two: "The Herne Hill Labour action team has worked hard alongside … Continue reading LAMBETHWATCH: NEW HERNE HILL LABOUR LEAFLET PERPETUATES THE CARNEGIE LIBRARY MYTHS

GREEN PARTY SEEK ‘SIGNIFICANT GAINS’ IN LAMBETH IN MAY’S ELECTIONS

The Green party today announces the names of 61 candidates who will be contesting the local council elections in Lambeth on May 3rd. It features well-known local champions involved in campaigns to save Cressingham Gardens and Central Hill estates, libraries, parks, and campaigns to improve air quality, and road safety. In the three-seat Coldharbour ward, … Continue reading GREEN PARTY SEEK ‘SIGNIFICANT GAINS’ IN LAMBETH IN MAY’S ELECTIONS

CARNEGIE LIBRARY BOMBSHELL: LAMBETH PLAN TO GIVE BUILDING TO GREENWICH LEISURE TO RUN IF ‘COMMUNITY’ PLAN FAILS  

Lambeth council plan to give the Carnegie library at Herne Hill to Greenwich Leisure to run if their deal with the Carnegie Community Trust falls through. The bombshell claim comes in a letter signed by former Lambeth Labour councillors Carol Boucher and Fred Taggart who sensationally quit the Trust late last year - and then … Continue reading CARNEGIE LIBRARY BOMBSHELL: LAMBETH PLAN TO GIVE BUILDING TO GREENWICH LEISURE TO RUN IF ‘COMMUNITY’ PLAN FAILS  

CARNEGIE LIBRARY: “THERE HAS TO BE A SOLUTION WHERE THE COUNCIL ENGAGES WITH THE LOCAL COMMUNITY” – TIM BRIGGS /  ‘COUNCIL KNOWS BEST’ ATTITUDE HAS TO STOP – HERNE HILL GREEN PARTY

News From Crystal Palace approached both Cllr Tim Briggs, Conservative opposition leader on Lambeth council, and Herne Hill Green party for their reactions to the latest revelations surrounding the Carnegie library Herne Hill. From Tim Briggs: "Labour's way of doing these things follows a pattern. "They do something underhand and their attitude is - 'we've … Continue reading CARNEGIE LIBRARY: “THERE HAS TO BE A SOLUTION WHERE THE COUNCIL ENGAGES WITH THE LOCAL COMMUNITY” – TIM BRIGGS /  ‘COUNCIL KNOWS BEST’ ATTITUDE HAS TO STOP – HERNE HILL GREEN PARTY

LAMBETHWATCH ELECTION SPECIAL: ARE YOU, OR HAVE YOU EVER BEEN, A MEMBER OF…..?

People's Audit Lambeth founder Simon Morrow finds it somewhat amusing that Lambeth Labour are labelling him as a Green party activist. "I have never been a member of a political party" Simon, a chartered quantity surveyor, tells News From Crystal Palace. "I sent an open letter to Cllr Imogen Walker (See tweet:  https://twitter.com/PeoplesAudit/status/887972805110882304 Open letter: 'Lambeth … Continue reading LAMBETHWATCH ELECTION SPECIAL: ARE YOU, OR HAVE YOU EVER BEEN, A MEMBER OF…..?

….AND CLLR GYM DICKSON UNDER FIRE OVER ARTICLE POSTED ON LABOUR’S NATIONAL WEBSITE

The following is a precis of some of Cllr Gym / Jim Dickson's comments posted by Lambeth Labour on the national Labour party website on March 13th and headed: 'What people really want to know when deciding where to place their cross on election day' "There’s been a revealing exchange of views taking place on … Continue reading ….AND CLLR GYM DICKSON UNDER FIRE OVER ARTICLE POSTED ON LABOUR’S NATIONAL WEBSITE

CARNEGIE LIBRARY ‘RE-OPENS’ – 100 people attend including two Lambeth councillors (but not the Herne Hill ones)  

News From Crystal Palace does not normally condone vandalism like this. But given what many people feel is the vandalism of much of the borough's library service by Lambeth Labour....... One hundred people attended the 're-opening' of the Carnegie library at Herne Hill - but the three Herne Hill ward councillors and the three members … Continue reading CARNEGIE LIBRARY ‘RE-OPENS’ – 100 people attend including two Lambeth councillors (but not the Herne Hill ones)  

CARNEGIE LIBRARY HERNE HILL: MEANWHILE, ON THE TWITTERSPHERE……

Janet - Brixton Hill‏ @1isthinking Replying to @LambethLabour If you have so little imagination that you can only use the "austerity" excuse perhaps you should spend more time in a library, rather than spend £200k on security to keep people out. Book of Eleanor‏ @Book_Of_Eleanor Replying to @cllr_andywilson and 3 others Voted Labour all my … Continue reading CARNEGIE LIBRARY HERNE HILL: MEANWHILE, ON THE TWITTERSPHERE……

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.”