People's Audit Lambeth founder Simon Morrow finds it somewhat amusing that Lambeth Labour are labelling him as a Green party activist. "I have never been a member of a political party" Simon, a chartered quantity surveyor, tells News From Crystal Palace. "I sent an open letter to Cllr Imogen Walker (See tweet: https://twitter.com/PeoplesAudit/status/887972805110882304 Open letter: 'Lambeth … Continue reading LAMBETHWATCH ELECTION SPECIAL: ARE YOU, OR HAVE YOU EVER BEEN, A MEMBER OF…..?
The cost of Lambeth's new town hall is not £160 million says one of Lambeth council's two deputy leaders. Cllr Paul McGlone says the figure of £160 million should not include the £4.5 million the council are saving by reducing the number of their buildings. The latest figure comes in an exchange of emails between … Continue reading LAMBETHWATCH: COST OF NEW TOWN HALL IS NOT £160 MILLION, SAY LABOUR (It’s £155.5 million)
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.”
Lambeth council's bill for buying up properties on six council estates they want to demolish under their hugely controversial Homes for Lambeth scheme could cost almost £100 million - and possibly double that amount. The figures come in a report to the council's cabinet which seeks a £19.7 million loan request from the Public Works … Continue reading ‘HOMES FOR LAMBETH’ SENSATION – BUYBACKS WILL COST ALMOST £100 MILLION AND POSSIBLY DOUBLE – FUNDS AVAILABLE TO REPAIR BOUGHT HOMES (BUT NO MONEY TO REPAIR TENANTS HOMES ON THE SAME ESTATES) – AGENTS TO TAKE A CUT OF PAID RENTS BEFORE PAYING HOMES FOR LAMBETH – NEW £19 MILLION LOAN BID TO BE SIGNED OFF WITHOUT FULL COUNCIL APPROVAL
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)