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

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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

EMAILS FROM LAMBETH’S COUNCIL LEADER AND CURRENT MAYOR POSTED ON TWITTER: “Clearly there is a lot of emotional pressure to be sensitive to….”

THE SOAP OPERA CONTINUES..... A selection of emails issued by council leader Cllr Lib Peck and Lambeth's current Mayor Cllr Marcia Cameron have found their way onto social media. They are reproduced here with some of the accompanying Twitter comments from The Log Lady‏ @gamecounsel  : Remember this email @cllrpeck? Back in 2012 when you were … Continue reading EMAILS FROM LAMBETH’S COUNCIL LEADER AND CURRENT MAYOR POSTED ON TWITTER: “Clearly there is a lot of emotional pressure to be sensitive to….”

LAMBETHWATCH – YOUR CHANCE TO LET LAMBETH HAVE YOUR VIEWS!!!! (PLUS!!!! LAMBETH WANT TO BE LONDON BOROUGH OF CULTURE!!!!! ETC ETC)

Defend The Ten‏ @defendtheten Tweeted: Election countdown week 27 & we meet Liz & Edward (80). Edward fled the Soviet Union in 1973; he later ran Carnegie lib chess club for 16 yrs. Remarkably, Edward continued to run the club from the steps of @CarnegieLib even after it had shut, a testament to his strength … Continue reading LAMBETHWATCH – YOUR CHANCE TO LET LAMBETH HAVE YOUR VIEWS!!!! (PLUS!!!! LAMBETH WANT TO BE LONDON BOROUGH OF CULTURE!!!!! ETC ETC)

COUNCIL LEADER CALLS FOR INCREASED TAXATION TO FUND CARE OF OVER-65'S  

COUNCIL LEADER CALLS FOR INCREASED TAXATION TO FUND CARE OF OVER-65'S   A council leader is calling for increased taxation to fund future care of the over-65s.   Cllr Lib Peck, leader of Labour-dominated Lambeth council, says that while people are living longer , our services and networks have not kept pace. "Age UK have … Continue reading COUNCIL LEADER CALLS FOR INCREASED TAXATION TO FUND CARE OF OVER-65'S  

LAMBETHWATCH TWO: AS AGREED AT CABINET – ER – NOT QUITE……(OR: LAMBETH MOVE THE GOALPOSTS – PART ONE*)

 "Good to know no need for gym in Carnegie Library basement now. "£££ refurb of Flaxman" - Kim Lewis on Twitter. (This leaflet for the Flaxman sports centre in Camberwell (Carew Street, just beyond Flaxman Road) was delivered to residents living near the Carnegie library,  Herne Hill where Greenwich Leisure, aka Better, want to install … Continue reading LAMBETHWATCH TWO: AS AGREED AT CABINET – ER – NOT QUITE……(OR: LAMBETH MOVE THE GOALPOSTS – PART ONE*)

LAMBETHWATCH (WE HAVEN'T GONE AWAY. OR GIVEN UP)

LAMBETHWATCH (WE HAVEN'T GONE AWAY. OR GIVEN UP):  LAMBETH COUNCIL'S 'BLUE MOON' MOMENT Lambeth council have shelved plans for the Quietway 7 route despite them getting the go-ahead from Lambeth cabinet member Cllr Jennifer Brathwaite. Cllr Brathwaite, Lambeth's cabinet member for environment and housing,says: "The appendices that were attached to my decision do not provide … Continue reading LAMBETHWATCH (WE HAVEN'T GONE AWAY. OR GIVEN UP)

FREEDOM OF INFORMATION: "WE HAVE BEEN ABLE TO ACCESS THE OFFICER'S OLD MAILBOX……"

FREEDOM OF INFORMATION: "WE HAVE BEEN ABLE TO ACCESS THE OFFICER'S OLD MAILBOX......" Shock news from Lambeth: They HAVE been able to access a council officer's old mailbox. Back in February in our story headlined 'Utterly Bonkers........'* we explained how Lambeth had refused two FOI (Freedom of Information) requests on the grounds that they could … Continue reading FREEDOM OF INFORMATION: "WE HAVE BEEN ABLE TO ACCESS THE OFFICER'S OLD MAILBOX……"

CABINET DECISION ON CENTRAL HILL – VIEW FROM THE GALLERY

CABINET DECISION ON CENTRAL HILL - VIEW FROM THE GALLERY The meeting began with an impeccably observed minute's silence for those who died in the previous day's terrorist attack at Westminster. It was the lull before the storm. The first item - before the main debate on Central Hill -  related to key guarantees. An … Continue reading CABINET DECISION ON CENTRAL HILL – VIEW FROM THE GALLERY