VIOLENCE REDUCTION UNIT PLANNED BY CROYDON / LAMBETH COUNCIL LEADER’S STATEMENT ON SERIOUS YOUTH VIOLENCE

Plans to create a Violence Reduction Unit (VRU) and adopt a public health approach to tackle the root causes of serious violent crime have been announced by Croydon council. This is in line with the approach adopted by Glasgow, which led to homicide figures dropping dramatically, says a council statement. Over the 10 year period … Continue reading VIOLENCE REDUCTION UNIT PLANNED BY CROYDON / LAMBETH COUNCIL LEADER’S STATEMENT ON SERIOUS YOUTH VIOLENCE

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‘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

“NOT ENOUGH INFORMATION FROM GOVERNMENT ON BREXIT” – Southwark council

Not enough information is coming from Government  for councils to adequately prepare for any potential fallout from Britain’s withdrawal from the European Union, say Southwark council. A cross-party Brexit panel established by the council earlier this year has met three times and heard from a range of local and national expert witnesses  including health, education, … Continue reading “NOT ENOUGH INFORMATION FROM GOVERNMENT ON BREXIT” – Southwark council

ANSWERS DEMANDED ON CRAIG TUNSTALL PROBE

Lambeth Green group leader Jonathan Bartley has written to Lambeth council leader Cllr Lib Peck calling on her to publish the findings of the investigation into Craig Tunstall, former executive headteacher of the Gipsy Hill Federation. A Green party statement says: "Tunstall, Britain’s highest paid primary school headteacher, was suspended from his post back in … Continue reading ANSWERS DEMANDED ON CRAIG TUNSTALL PROBE

LAMBETHWATCH: NO MONEY FOR LIBRARIANS – BUT YOU CAN WORK IN THE SUPREME LEADER’S OFFICE!!! PLUS: LIB PECK BACKS JEREMY CORBYN

Senior Policy and Communications Officer PO3: Starting salary £37,650 pa rising in annual increments to £40,653 pa incl. LW Lambeth Council's Policy and Communications team are recruiting a Senior Policy & Communications Officer. We are seeking an enthusiastic Senior Policy Officer to be part of the Leader’s Office at Lambeth Council. This is a great … Continue reading LAMBETHWATCH: NO MONEY FOR LIBRARIANS – BUT YOU CAN WORK IN THE SUPREME LEADER’S OFFICE!!! PLUS: LIB PECK BACKS JEREMY CORBYN

LAMBETH’S REDRESS SCHEME FOR ABUSED CHILDREN CRITICISED –  “VICTIMS FEEL THEY ARE COMING BACK TO COUNCIL WHICH LET THEM DOWN” – FIRST APPEAL TRIBUNALS SOON

The financial redress scheme for adults abused as youngsters in Lambeth council-run children's homes came under fire at last night's meeting of the council's cabinet. Cllr Scott Ainslie (Green) said the redress scheme’s remit was to be swift, efficient without re-traumatising the survivors. "What we have seen from council meetings is that that is not … Continue reading LAMBETH’S REDRESS SCHEME FOR ABUSED CHILDREN CRITICISED –  “VICTIMS FEEL THEY ARE COMING BACK TO COUNCIL WHICH LET THEM DOWN” – FIRST APPEAL TRIBUNALS SOON

OPINION: “DON’T TELL HIM PIKE!” (and don’t tell the police either)

One common practice at Lambeth council among its Labour councillors is: avoid answering the question if you can. At last night's meeting of Lambeth council's cabinet those embarrassing questions / undesirable comments from the opposition were being avoided yet again. Cllr Scott Ainslie (Green) said that "Shirley Oaks Survivors Association are not prepared to work … Continue reading OPINION: “DON’T TELL HIM PIKE!” (and don’t tell the police either)

CHILD ABUSE REPORT SLAMMED BY GREEN PARTY “The truth is survivors do not trust Lambeth to administer this scheme”

A report to next Monday's meeting of Lambeth council's cabinet which outlines how far the redress scheme for people abused as youngsters in Lambeth council-run children's homes has got has been slammed by Lambeth Green party councillors. The five-strong group on Lambeth council say: Many people’s files have gone missing. Redactions to protect people have … Continue reading CHILD ABUSE REPORT SLAMMED BY GREEN PARTY “The truth is survivors do not trust Lambeth to administer this scheme”

SHIRLEY OAKS: LAMBETH COUNCIL’S STATEMENT ON THE REPORT

The unique Lambeth Children’s Home Redress Scheme has received more than 650 applications for compensation, a new report on its progress after six months shows. The Scheme, which opened on January 1 and will run for two years, has so far seen 343 Harms Way Payments worth £3,223,500 awarded to applicants. A further 50 offers … Continue reading SHIRLEY OAKS: LAMBETH COUNCIL’S STATEMENT ON THE REPORT