NEW SPACE FOR GROWING BUSINESSES OPENS IN BRIXTON – Focus on design, creativity and innovation

International House, formerly Lambeth council offices by Brixton police station, has re-opened as what the council claim is "London’s largest affordable workspace." A Lambeth council statement says: The first tenants are moving into a former Lambeth council office block in Brixton which, once fully occupied, will become London’s biggest affordable workspace. The project is providing … Continue reading NEW SPACE FOR GROWING BUSINESSES OPENS IN BRIXTON – Focus on design, creativity and innovation

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LABOUR PLAN £10 MILLION EARLY BUY-BACK OF DEMOLITION-THREATENED HOMES – AND PUBLIC WORKS LOAN BOARD SAY THEY HAVEN’T LENT LAMBETH £19.7 MILLION Estate agents being called in to let and manage properties rather than house people and families from homeless waiting list

Lambeth council are planning to spend £10 million buying up homes on the six estates they want to demolish as part of their hugely controversial 'Homes for Lambeth' scheme. The money comes on top of an INITIAL £19.7 million which the report - only published this week - reveals was borrowed back in December last … Continue reading LABOUR PLAN £10 MILLION EARLY BUY-BACK OF DEMOLITION-THREATENED HOMES – AND PUBLIC WORKS LOAN BOARD SAY THEY HAVEN’T LENT LAMBETH £19.7 MILLION Estate agents being called in to let and manage properties rather than house people and families from homeless waiting list

FROM THE GALLERY: LAST NIGHT’S LAMBETH COUNCIL MEETING

STAND UP, SIT DOWN, KEEP MOVING?   By 5.30pm the front doors of Lambeth town hall (aka the Lambeth asylum) had been firmly locked. Visitors were being directed towards the Fridge nightclub premises (It transpired entrance for the public would be via the town hall back doors close to the register office). With both a … Continue reading FROM THE GALLERY: LAST NIGHT’S LAMBETH COUNCIL MEETING

…BUT LABOUR COUNCILLORS DON’T BACK CORBYN IN LAMBETH!!! – 29 SIGN ‘QUIT’ CALL TO THEIR NATIONAL LEADER

Lambeth council cabinet members were among 29 Labour councillors who signed a letter calling on party leader Jeremy Corbyn to quit. Cabinet members Matthew Bennett, Jim Dickson, Jane Edbrooke and Mohammed Seedat signed the petition along with overview and scrutiny committee chairman Ed Davie and chief whip Paul Gadsby. (Readers of Lambeth Labour's boroughwide leaflet … Continue reading …BUT LABOUR COUNCILLORS DON’T BACK CORBYN IN LAMBETH!!! – 29 SIGN ‘QUIT’ CALL TO THEIR NATIONAL LEADER

HOMES FOR LAMBETH – THE VIEW FROM THE COUNCIL AND ITS OFFICERS – “Homes for Lambeth  is not like other council’s approaches. “It’s not a private developer – it’s 100 per cent owned by the council and accountable to the council.”

Cabinet were being asked to agree the Homes for Lambeth business plan for 2018-19, Cllr Paul McGlone, deputy leader of the council (investment and partnerships) told the meeting.   Subsequent years would see an annual business plan. "The key political message is it drives forward the ambition of this Labour administration to build 1,000 new … Continue reading HOMES FOR LAMBETH – THE VIEW FROM THE COUNCIL AND ITS OFFICERS – “Homes for Lambeth  is not like other council’s approaches. “It’s not a private developer – it’s 100 per cent owned by the council and accountable to the council.”

LAMBETHWATCH: AND ALSO……

Defend The Ten‏ @defendtheten Nov 19: 23 weeks until the local council elections & we have the huge pleasure of meeting @RuskinReaders. A real local institution, they are a voluntary group aiming to provide for adults with reading or writing difficulties, enabling them to take charge of their lives. As @RuskinReaders clearly show, libraries are … Continue reading LAMBETHWATCH: AND ALSO……

HOUSING SCANDAL TWO : LAMBETH SET UP NEW ‘RESIDENTS PROJECT GROUP’ ON CENTRAL HILL ESTATE (Lambeth picks who sits on it – and ban private tenants)

A 'residents project group' is being set up on Central Hill estate with potential members apparently being hand-picked by Lambeth. In a post on the Save Central Hill Community Facebook website campaigner Pete Elliott, who narrowly missed out on being elected as a Green party councillor in last year's Gipsy Hill ward by-election, says the … Continue reading HOUSING SCANDAL TWO : LAMBETH SET UP NEW ‘RESIDENTS PROJECT GROUP’ ON CENTRAL HILL ESTATE (Lambeth picks who sits on it – and ban private tenants)

LAMBETHWATCH OPINION:  “WHY DO WE NEVER GET AN ANSWER?”*

LAMBETHWATCH OPINION:  "WHY DO WE NEVER GET AN ANSWER?"* The continuing reluctance of Lambeth council and its Labour councillors to answer - or completely ignore - questions in the forlorn hope said questions will just go away has come back to bite them on their collective backsides this week. Back on July 7th Peoples Audit … Continue reading LAMBETHWATCH OPINION:  “WHY DO WE NEVER GET AN ANSWER?”*

CENTRAL HILL: NO EVIDENCE TO SUPPORT "£40 MILLION REPAIRS NEEDED ON CENTRAL HILL" CLAIM

CENTRAL HILL: NO EVIDENCE TO SUPPORT "£40 MILLION REPAIRS NEEDED ON CENTRAL HILL" CLAIM - "You have milked these people for years" says Cllr Ainslie A council tenants leader and Lambeth's Conservative opposition leader found themselves on the SAME SIDE at Lambeth council's overview and scrutiny committee meeting this week - with BOTH asking for … Continue reading CENTRAL HILL: NO EVIDENCE TO SUPPORT "£40 MILLION REPAIRS NEEDED ON CENTRAL HILL" CLAIM

CENTRAL HILL: VIEW FROM THE GALLERY – "I DON'T REALLY SEE WHY WE'RE HERE" SAYS LABOUR COUNCILLOR

CENTRAL HILL:  VIEW FROM THE GALLERY - "I DON'T REALLY SEE WHY WE'RE HERE" SAYS LABOUR COUNCILLOR It was one of those meetings where, as usual, Lambeth Labour were just going to go ahead, do what they want to and stuff what the masses thought. Cllr Bennett again referred to the 'so-called' Architects for Social … Continue reading CENTRAL HILL: VIEW FROM THE GALLERY – "I DON'T REALLY SEE WHY WE'RE HERE" SAYS LABOUR COUNCILLOR