“Demolishing Central Hill estate will release at least 7,000 tons of embodied carbon – around the same amount emitted by the whole of Lambeth council in one year”

Demolishing the Central Hill estate in Crystal Palace will release at least 7,000 tons of embodied carbon - around the same amount emitted by the whole of Lambeth council in one year, Cllr Pete Elliott told the council's latest full meeting. Cllr Elliott, reiterating figures given by Architects for Social Housing, said a borough-wide change … Continue reading “Demolishing Central Hill estate will release at least 7,000 tons of embodied carbon – around the same amount emitted by the whole of Lambeth council in one year”

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COUNCIL STAGE SECRETIVE ‘RESIDENTS ONLY’ MEETING FOR CENTRAL HILL ESTATE TONIGHT (but has everyone living there had an invit yet?) Separate Fenwick estate ‘open day’ this Saturday

A 'residents only' meeting for people living on the demolition-threatened Central Hill estate, Crystal Palace is being held this evening (Wednesday) - but some people living on the estate have yet to receive an invitation. The invitation to the meeting says officers from Homes for Lambeth - the company set up by the council to demolish … Continue reading COUNCIL STAGE SECRETIVE ‘RESIDENTS ONLY’ MEETING FOR CENTRAL HILL ESTATE TONIGHT (but has everyone living there had an invit yet?) Separate Fenwick estate ‘open day’ this Saturday

FIRST SITE ON CENTRAL HILL TO BE DEVELOPED ANNOUNCED- NO BALLOT ON DEMOLITION, CLLR BENNETT? (There’s only 63 homes empty on the estate at the moment)

The identity of the first site on Central Hill estate in Crystal Palace to be developed - despite no ballot on demolishing the estate having been carried out - has been revealed by Cllr Bennett. Telling the overview and scrutiny committee: "We are completely committed to all of these large schemes" he said there would … Continue reading FIRST SITE ON CENTRAL HILL TO BE DEVELOPED ANNOUNCED- NO BALLOT ON DEMOLITION, CLLR BENNETT? (There’s only 63 homes empty on the estate at the moment)

CENTRAL HILL ESTATE DISTURBANCES: TREES SET ALIGHT, EMPTY FLATS INVADED, PARTY NOISE UNTIL 10.30 am SATURDAY AND SUNDAY “Residents there are at the end of their tether and many cannot accept much more” – Councillor

UPDATE Cllr Elliott told News From Crystal Palace today (Wednesday): "There was more noise again last night until 3:30am. "I am pushing for more action." Meanwhile a London Fire Brigade spokeswoman told News From Crystal Palace: "We were called to bushes alight on Oakwood Drive at 1153 on Saturday. "The fire was under control by … Continue reading CENTRAL HILL ESTATE DISTURBANCES: TREES SET ALIGHT, EMPTY FLATS INVADED, PARTY NOISE UNTIL 10.30 am SATURDAY AND SUNDAY “Residents there are at the end of their tether and many cannot accept much more” – Councillor

FUNGUS IN A LAMBETH COUNCIL FLAT LEFT EMPTY FOR FOUR YEARS – HOUSING WAITING LIST CRISIS? WHAT CRISIS?

A Green party councillor canvassing on the Fenwick estate at Clapham North found a woman tenant with rainwater running down the walls of her home. The issue only came to light after a party colleague who was also canvassing Willett House was confronted by the woman’s angry son who thought the canvasser was a Lambeth … Continue reading FUNGUS IN A LAMBETH COUNCIL FLAT LEFT EMPTY FOR FOUR YEARS – HOUSING WAITING LIST CRISIS? WHAT CRISIS?

FUNGUSGATE: NEWS FROM CRYSTAL PALACE’S QUESTIONS TO LAMBETH COUNCIL – AND THEIR RESPONSE

NEWS FROM CRYSTAL PALACE PUT THE FOLLOWING QUESTIONS TO LAMBETH COUNCIL’S PRESS OFFICE: Why was 9 Willett House left empty for so long? How many of the 20 flats in Willett House are currently empty? How many have been empty longer than six months? What compensation is Lambeth offering to the 86-year-old woman whose furniture … Continue reading FUNGUSGATE: NEWS FROM CRYSTAL PALACE’S QUESTIONS TO LAMBETH COUNCIL – AND THEIR RESPONSE

FUNGUSGATE: LABOUR MP’s THANKS TO GREEN PARTY COUNCILLOR / LAMBETH QUIZZED ON PROPERTIES EMPTY LONGER THAN SIX MONTHS

Kate Hoey‏Verified account @KateHoeyMP May 10 Retweeted Pete Elliott Thanks @pete556 for pursuing this. Hope there are not more properties left empty for 4 years  ♻Michael J Keane  ♻‏ @KeaneMJ May 9 Replying to @pete556 @lambeth_council and 3 others What is wrong with councils that they can't do basic property maintenance? Perhaps they need an incentive - stop them building new buildings until they … Continue reading FUNGUSGATE: LABOUR MP’s THANKS TO GREEN PARTY COUNCILLOR / LAMBETH QUIZZED ON PROPERTIES EMPTY LONGER THAN SIX MONTHS

FUNGUSGATE: BACKGROUND TO THE NEWS

Green party Cllr Pete Elliott was out canvassing on the Fenwick estate in Clapham North  when he heard a commotion involving a colleague on the ground floor - and went to investigate. What he found was far more than an altercation involving an angry son who thought Cllr Elliott's colleague was a Lambeth council employee........ … Continue reading FUNGUSGATE: BACKGROUND TO THE NEWS

“I RAN THE LONDON MARATHON WITH A RHINOCEROS”

Central Hill estate resident and Lambeth Cllr Pete Elliott ran the London Marathon - with a rhinoceros! "I completed it in just over seven hours but I helped my sister-in-law around in her first marathon" he tells News From Crystal Palace. "I have updated my charity page with some further comments." https://www.justgiving.com/fundraising/pete-elliott4 Finish details Place … Continue reading “I RAN THE LONDON MARATHON WITH A RHINOCEROS”

CRYSTAL PALACE FESTIVAL IN THREE-YEAR CHARITY DEAL WITH QUEENS HOTEL OWNERS / PETE ELLIOTT AND MAJOR PHIL LAYTON IN MARATHON /ARTISTS OPEN HOUSE SPONSORS / BROWN AND GREEN’S NEW CAFE IN CRYSTAL PALACE PARK / DINOSAURS IN THE LIBRARY (and other hub events this week)

Crystal Palace Festival have just confirmed a three year charity partnership with the London Hotel Group, owners of the Queens Hotel for a donation of £10,000 per year for 2019, 2020 and 2021. "This amazing support will really help sustain the Festival into the future and with funding so hard to come by we are … Continue reading CRYSTAL PALACE FESTIVAL IN THREE-YEAR CHARITY DEAL WITH QUEENS HOTEL OWNERS / PETE ELLIOTT AND MAJOR PHIL LAYTON IN MARATHON /ARTISTS OPEN HOUSE SPONSORS / BROWN AND GREEN’S NEW CAFE IN CRYSTAL PALACE PARK / DINOSAURS IN THE LIBRARY (and other hub events this week)