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 

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“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”

APPRENTICE WINNER SLAMS LAMBETH’S TREATMENT OF HOMELESS PERSON – OFFERS TO MEET COUNCIL LEADER TO SHARE IDEAS – More than 125,000 views on Twitter

In her opening post of the incident - the video of which at 8.13pm this evening (Friday) has already had 125,000 views on Twitter -Michelle Dewberry Tweets: Homeless man sleeps here. His cardboard, sleeping bag & umbrella are here to stay dry Then this @lambeth_council the guy said he works for you. His lorry was … Continue reading APPRENTICE WINNER SLAMS LAMBETH’S TREATMENT OF HOMELESS PERSON – OFFERS TO MEET COUNCIL LEADER TO SHARE IDEAS – More than 125,000 views on Twitter

“WIDE RANGE OF INAPPROPRIATE LANGUAGE BEING USED AROUND MENTAL HEALTH BY SOME LAMBETH CABINET MEMBERS” Council urged to sign up to ‘Time to Change’ pledge

A wide range of inappropriate language is being used around mental health by some cabinet members of Lambeth council, says Green party opposition leader Cllr Jon Bartley. Cllr Bartley said he had found them following a a quick search of social media. In response to a question at next Wednesday's full meeting of Lambeth council … Continue reading “WIDE RANGE OF INAPPROPRIATE LANGUAGE BEING USED AROUND MENTAL HEALTH BY SOME LAMBETH CABINET MEMBERS” Council urged to sign up to ‘Time to Change’ pledge

LACK OF INFO FROM LAMBETH ON SOCIAL MEDIA ATTACKED (Lambeth housing special – Five)

The lack of social media use by Lambeth council to give out information about the Housing Scrutiny Commission came under fire from Cllr Jon Bartley at the meeting. "There's no agenda, no minutes on Lambeth council's website, just two draft terms of reference for area boards and the co-ordinating board from 2017 - a year … Continue reading LACK OF INFO FROM LAMBETH ON SOCIAL MEDIA ATTACKED (Lambeth housing special – Five)