FIRST SITE ON CENTRAL HILL TO BE DEVELOPED ANNOUNCED- NO BALLOT ON DEMOLITION, CLLR BENNETT? (There’s only 63 homes empty on the estate at the moment)

The identity of the first site on Central Hill estate in Crystal Palace to be developed - despite no ballot on demolishing the estate having been carried out - has been revealed by Cllr Bennett. Telling the overview and scrutiny committee: "We are completely committed to all of these large schemes" he said there would … Continue reading FIRST SITE ON CENTRAL HILL TO BE DEVELOPED ANNOUNCED- NO BALLOT ON DEMOLITION, CLLR BENNETT? (There’s only 63 homes empty on the estate at the moment)

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“COUNCIL HAS REFUSED US AIR MONITORING SYSTEMS” Tenants chief tells committee his wife had to visit A and E three times with lung inflammation

Tenants leader Shemi Leira told how his wife has had to visit accident and emergency on three occasions after being diagnosed with a lung infection which caused acute breathing difficulties caused by "perennial exposure to construction elements." Shemi, who chairs the tenants and residents association on the Westbury estate - another of the six council … Continue reading “COUNCIL HAS REFUSED US AIR MONITORING SYSTEMS” Tenants chief tells committee his wife had to visit A and E three times with lung inflammation

ESTATE RESIDENTS WHOSE HOMES FACE DEMOLITION COULD STILL GET A BALLOT IF COUNCIL CHANGES ITS PLANS

People living on Lambeth council estates who have been denied a ballot on whether their homes should be demolished could still get the chance of a vote if the council changes its plans for them. Green party leader Cllr Jon Bartley told Monday night's meeting of Lambeth council's cabinet: "The business plan states that if … Continue reading ESTATE RESIDENTS WHOSE HOMES FACE DEMOLITION COULD STILL GET A BALLOT IF COUNCIL CHANGES ITS PLANS

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

OPPOSITION LEADER WARNS ON RECKLESS ESTATE DEMOLITION PROGRAMME “If the property market goes belly up, so will Lambeth council” says Jon Bartley – as he highlights Labour’s broken promises and a failure to engage 

Lambeth opposition leader Cllr Jon Bartley highlighted the broken promises and a failure to engage by the Labour administration during the latest full council meeting. Cllr Bartley had begun by congratulating council leader Cllr Lib Peck on her new job - but said it was  "disappointing" that the leader announced she was leaving, on Twitter, before council officers … Continue reading OPPOSITION LEADER WARNS ON RECKLESS ESTATE DEMOLITION PROGRAMME “If the property market goes belly up, so will Lambeth council” says Jon Bartley – as he highlights Labour’s broken promises and a failure to engage 

“WHY I WEAR WHITE POPPIES” – LAMBETH’S GREEN PARTY OPPOSITION LEADER

Lambeth council's Green party opposition leader Cllr Jon Bartley has posted on social media the reasons why he wears a white poppy: Some people remarked about my white poppy so I thought I’d put a few thoughts down! I’ve been wearing a white poppy for about 15 years now. I got into quite a bit … Continue reading “WHY I WEAR WHITE POPPIES” – LAMBETH’S GREEN PARTY OPPOSITION LEADER

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

….AS GREEN PARTY ON LAMBETH SAY HOMES FOR LAMBETH IS NO LONGER NECESSARY

The highly controversial Homes for Lambeth scheme created by Lambeth Labour is no longer necessary, says Lambeth council's Green opposition leader Cllr Jon Bartley (pictured). "The lifting of the cap on borrowing for housing destroys in one fell swoop one of the main pillars on which Lambeth Council's estate demolition programme is based. "The council … Continue reading ….AS GREEN PARTY ON LAMBETH SAY HOMES FOR LAMBETH IS NO LONGER NECESSARY

OPPOSITION COUNCILLORS CALL FOR ACTION OVER SLEEPING BAG SCANDAL AS ‘APPRENTICE’ STAR SAYS : “WE NEED A COMPASSIONATE APPROACH NOT A TICK-BOX ONE”

Conservative Cllr Tim Briggs - the only blue on Lambeth council - has joined Green party councillors in calling for action in the wake of revelations that Lambeth council staff removed a sleeping bag from a rough sleeper - to the fury of 'Apprentice' winner Michelle Dewberry who witnessed- and videoed -the incident. Cllr Briggs … Continue reading OPPOSITION COUNCILLORS CALL FOR ACTION OVER SLEEPING BAG SCANDAL AS ‘APPRENTICE’ STAR SAYS : “WE NEED A COMPASSIONATE APPROACH NOT A TICK-BOX ONE”

‘APPRENTICE’ WINNER BUYS BLANKETS FOR HOMELESS MAN – AFTER LAMBETH COUNCIL CONFISCATE HIS SLEEPING BAG / CALL FOR INVESTIGATION BY OUTRAGED GREEN PARTY LEADER: “LAMBETH COUNCIL SHOULD NOT BE SEEKING TO JUSTIFY THIS ACTION”

Just when you think Lambeth council could not do something even more inane, barmy or just plain crass than some of their actions over the past few years - they have. A Lambeth council employee removed a sleeping bag and other belongings of a 'rough sleeper' - but his actions were filmed by Michelle Dewberry, … Continue reading ‘APPRENTICE’ WINNER BUYS BLANKETS FOR HOMELESS MAN – AFTER LAMBETH COUNCIL CONFISCATE HIS SLEEPING BAG / CALL FOR INVESTIGATION BY OUTRAGED GREEN PARTY LEADER: “LAMBETH COUNCIL SHOULD NOT BE SEEKING TO JUSTIFY THIS ACTION”