“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”

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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)

HOMES FOR LAMBETH “BUSINESS PLAN” – CLLR ELLIOTT’S QUESTIONS TO CABINET MEMBER FOR NEW HOMES:

Green party Cllr Pete Elliott (Gipsy Hill) posed a long list of questions on the Homes for Lambeth business plan at Monday afternoon's cabinet meeting to Cllr Matthew Bennett (Lab, Gipsy Hill) who is Lambeth's cabinet member for planning, investment and new homes:  Question The business plan provides no visibility of the anticipated outcomes of … Continue reading HOMES FOR LAMBETH “BUSINESS PLAN” – CLLR ELLIOTT’S QUESTIONS TO CABINET MEMBER FOR NEW HOMES:

LAMBETH COUNCIL BLOCK ‘CALL IN’ ON £360 MILLION LOAN PLAN

Labour-dominated Lambeth council have blocked the 'call in' by Green party councillors of a planned £360 million loan. As News From Crystal Palace has previously reported Lambeth council are to borrow £360 MILLION over the next three years – to help pay for their highly controversial Homes for Lambeth estates regeneration scheme, the redress scheme … Continue reading LAMBETH COUNCIL BLOCK ‘CALL IN’ ON £360 MILLION LOAN PLAN

“BOTTOMLESS PIT OF GOLD FOR COUNCIL’S HOUSING REGENERATION SCHEME – OTHER AREAS BEING CUT DRASTICALLY

The pot of gold belonging to Lambeth council's housing regeneration department seems to be bottomless - whilst other areas of the council's services are being dramatically cut due to the imposition of austerity measures, its cabinet has been told. Green party Cllr Pete Elliott (Gipsy Hill) asked them: "How can we have faith in the … Continue reading “BOTTOMLESS PIT OF GOLD FOR COUNCIL’S HOUSING REGENERATION SCHEME – OTHER AREAS BEING CUT DRASTICALLY

“COMPULSORY PURCHASE ORDER FOR ESTATE NOT IN THE PUBLIC INTEREST”

A compulsory purchase order for one of the six estates which Lambeth council want to demolish is not in the public interest, Lambeth council's cabinet have been told. Shemi Leira, chairman of the tenants and residents association on Westbury estate where he has lived for almost 25 years, said his flat had been valued at … Continue reading “COMPULSORY PURCHASE ORDER FOR ESTATE NOT IN THE PUBLIC INTEREST”

LAMBETHWATCH – COLDHARBOUR WARD BY-ELECTION ON SOCIAL MEDIA: “We made a point of leaving Labour’s poster exactly where it was…”

_________________________________________________________________________________________________________ "If liberty means anything at all, it means the right to tell people what they do not want to hear" - George Orwell, journalist and author. "Imprisoning journalists who write about inconvenient truths is an unconscionable blow to Press freedom - and everybody's freedom" - Foreign Secretary Jeremy Hunt on Twitter following the jailing … Continue reading LAMBETHWATCH – COLDHARBOUR WARD BY-ELECTION ON SOCIAL MEDIA: “We made a point of leaving Labour’s poster exactly where it was…”

ESTATE DEMOLITIONS: “VAST MAJORITY OF PEOPLE DON’T WANT THEIR HOMES DEMOLISHED” – Cllr Pete Elliott

The overwhelming majority of people on estates chosen for demolition do not want their homes demolished, Gipsy Hill ward Cllr Pete Elliott told last night's full meeting of Lambeth council. "Jeremy Corbyn, Sadiq Khan and local Labour groups have all declared support for ballots so this really should not be controversial. "I hope this will … Continue reading ESTATE DEMOLITIONS: “VAST MAJORITY OF PEOPLE DON’T WANT THEIR HOMES DEMOLISHED” – Cllr Pete Elliott

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

COUNCIL TO DEBATE BALLOTS ON ESTATE DEMOLITIONS

People living on three housing estates in Lambeth MUST be balloted over the council's highly controversial plans to demolish them. A motion calling for the ballots is set to be debated at Lambeth council's next full meeting on Wednesday July 18th. The motion follows the revelations that Lambeth council had done secret deals with the … Continue reading COUNCIL TO DEBATE BALLOTS ON ESTATE DEMOLITIONS