SENIOR LAMBETH COUNCIL OFFICERS “ILLEGALLY PAID VIA THEIR OWN COMPANIES” Sensational allegations in Private Eye magazine – Call for ‘root and branch investigation’ + Lambeth’s response

Sensational allegations that senior Lambeth council officers have illegally been paid via their own  'management companies', 'consultancies' or as 'suppliers' to the council are made in this week's issue of Private Eye magazine. "This has the advantage, for the employee and the council, of reducing tax and national insurance bills considerably" says the article in … Continue reading SENIOR LAMBETH COUNCIL OFFICERS “ILLEGALLY PAID VIA THEIR OWN COMPANIES” Sensational allegations in Private Eye magazine – Call for ‘root and branch investigation’ + Lambeth’s response

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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

CRESSINGHAM GARDENS RESIDENTS CALL FOR ESTATE DEMOLITION PLANS TO BE PUT ON HOLD FOLLOWING MAYOR’S U-TURN ON BALLOTS

Cressingham Gardens residents are calling for Lambeth council’s regeneration proposals to be put on hold following the Mayor of London’s U-turn on mandatory ballots. Residents believe the council should halt the scheme while the Mayor’s consultation is ongoing. They say Lambeth council are consolidating their plan to spend tens of millions of pounds of public … Continue reading CRESSINGHAM GARDENS RESIDENTS CALL FOR ESTATE DEMOLITION PLANS TO BE PUT ON HOLD FOLLOWING MAYOR’S U-TURN ON BALLOTS

BACKGROUND TO THE NEWS: CONSULTATION PAPER ON ESTATES DEMOLITION…..

TOM COPLEY, LABOUR LONDON ASSEMBLY MEMBER A press release from London Assembly Labour headed "Balloting residents on estate regeneration 'Strongly welcome' - Tom Copley AM" was issued at around 9.30 this morning (Friday). In the release Mr Copley, a Labour Londonwide Assembly member says: “Estate residents are generally the only group of people who face … Continue reading BACKGROUND TO THE NEWS: CONSULTATION PAPER ON ESTATES DEMOLITION…..

….AND PLANET LAMBETH’S COMPLETELY DIFFERENT VIEW OF IT ALL…..

This is the following statement from Lambeth council (aka Planet Lambeth) published today on their Love Lambeth website: Statement on the Mayor’s ‘Good Practice Guide to Estate Regeneration’ 2 February 2018 Written by: Lambeth Council Lambeth council has welcomed the Mayor’s ‘Good Practice Guide to Estate Regeneration’ which reflects his ongoing commitment to delivering more … Continue reading ….AND PLANET LAMBETH’S COMPLETELY DIFFERENT VIEW OF IT ALL…..

“AN AFFRONT TO DEMOCRACY” – Lambeth council’s Labour leader (and 70 others) slam party’s national executive

Lambeth's Labour council leader Cllr Lib Peck - along with 70 other leaders of Labour-controlled councils across the country - have slammed the party's national executive telling them they have "no right or justification to interfere in or influence the legitimate actions of locally elected representatives. "Such actions are not just outside of the party’s … Continue reading “AN AFFRONT TO DEMOCRACY” – Lambeth council’s Labour leader (and 70 others) slam party’s national executive

FUTURE OF EU CITIZENS IN LAMBETH – “No reply from Government” says council leader

No letter has been received from Government on the future of EU citizens living in the borough, Lambeth council leader Cllr Lib Peck told Wednesday night's meeting of Lambeth council.   Cllr Peck was responding to a question from Cllr Ed Davie who had asked her: "Can the leader provide council with an update on … Continue reading FUTURE OF EU CITIZENS IN LAMBETH – “No reply from Government” says council leader

LAMBETH CHILD ABUSE: “EVERY TIER OF LAMBETH COUNCIL WAS AFFECTED BY PAEDOPHILE RING” – SURVIVOR

"LAMBETH PROTECTING FORMER LABOUR COUNCIL COVER-UPS BETWEEN 1998 AND 2003 - LAMBETH DON'T WANT THIRD PARTY LOOKING AT THEIR DIRTY WASHING" - SURVIVOR "COVER-UP DOCUMENTS SEEN BY US" - SURVIVOR   "ISSUES FROM 1990s WILL COME TO LIGHT" - TORY COUNCILLOR SURVIVORS PLEAS FOR INDEPENDENT PANEL IGNORED - GREEN COUNCILLOR TELLS SPECIAL MEETING OF LAMBETH … Continue reading LAMBETH CHILD ABUSE: “EVERY TIER OF LAMBETH COUNCIL WAS AFFECTED BY PAEDOPHILE RING” – SURVIVOR

SURVIVORS LETTER TO CABINET MEMBERS: “ONLY REASON THE COUNCIL WILL NOT HAVE AN INDEPENDENT PROCESS IS TO CONTINUE ITS COVER-UP”

The letter from SOSA to cabinet members and raised by Michael Mansfield yesterday afternoon  - slightly redacted by News From Crystal Palace - reads as follows: Dear Council member, Re: Lambeth Council’s Historic Child Abuse Redress Scheme We are in receipt of the latest draft of the scheme and note that independent decision-making throughout the … Continue reading SURVIVORS LETTER TO CABINET MEMBERS: “ONLY REASON THE COUNCIL WILL NOT HAVE AN INDEPENDENT PROCESS IS TO CONTINUE ITS COVER-UP”

CABINET MEETING: VIEW FROM THE GALLERY

"I ABSOLUTELY APPRECIATE THE POOR CONFIDENCE PEOPLE HAVE IN THIS COUNCIL" - Lambeth council leader Cllr Lib Peck The England club room at Kennington Oval, home of Surrey county cricket club, has probably never seen anything like it. Normally events there are hosted by former England cricket captains. What happened last night many people would … Continue reading CABINET MEETING: VIEW FROM THE GALLERY