LAMBETHWATCH HEADLINE NEWS ‘Extra extra read all about it’….Well, not actually all. It’s OUR story – ‘rewritten’ by Lambeth Labour party…….

This is the image of a News From Crystal Palace headline partly repeated on - of all places - Lambeth Labour party's Twitter feed. There's no acknowledgment of where the headline comes from. Perhaps reading News From Crystal Palace means instant expulsion from the party. Or they don't want people reading all the stories we've … Continue reading LAMBETHWATCH HEADLINE NEWS ‘Extra extra read all about it’….Well, not actually all. It’s OUR story – ‘rewritten’ by Lambeth Labour party…….

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LAMBETHWATCH: HYPOCRISY AT LAMBETH LABOUR PARTY?

The following piece of party political pettiness was highly predictable: LambethLabour‏ @LambethLabour 40m40 minutes ago Lambeth Labour are calling for a "People’s Vote" in Streatham after Green councillor deserts residents for Brussels. The residents of St Leonard’s should be able to choose a representative that is able focus on representing them fully. The residents of … Continue reading LAMBETHWATCH: HYPOCRISY AT LAMBETH LABOUR PARTY?

OPINION: CUM ON FEEL THE NOIZE*

Regular readers may feel a sense of deja vu on reading the accompanying item about the Local Government Ombudsman's report into a noise complaint - and you / they would be right. Back in early October we ran a pre-piece about a question which had been put down by Cllr Scott Ainslie (Green) for the … Continue reading OPINION: CUM ON FEEL THE NOIZE*

LAMBETH TO REINTRODUCE (OR EXTEND?) NOISE SERVICE BY END OF YEAR

The night time noise service operated by Lambeth council will be reintroduced - or extended - by the end of this year. Cllr Mohammed Seedat, cabinet member for community safety,  says the night time noise service "offering" will run from Thursday to Saturday (including the early hours of Sunday morning). "The most serious complaints will … Continue reading LAMBETH TO REINTRODUCE (OR EXTEND?) NOISE SERVICE BY END OF YEAR

LAMBETHWATCH: ARE LAMBETH COUNCIL OFFICERS PULLING THE WOOL OVER THE EYES OF LABOUR COUNCILLORS?

Last week's meeting of Lambeth council's corporate committee contained a report covering the Freedom of Information Act and related issues. The council's corporate committee is (very ably) chaired by Cllr Adrian Garden. It's not politicallly partisan, it just deals with what the committee wants to know. Basically it's the council's watchdog for a whole raft … Continue reading LAMBETHWATCH: ARE LAMBETH COUNCIL OFFICERS PULLING THE WOOL OVER THE EYES OF LABOUR COUNCILLORS?

LAMBETH’S REDRESS SCHEME FOR ABUSED CHILDREN CRITICISED –  “VICTIMS FEEL THEY ARE COMING BACK TO COUNCIL WHICH LET THEM DOWN” – FIRST APPEAL TRIBUNALS SOON

The financial redress scheme for adults abused as youngsters in Lambeth council-run children's homes came under fire at last night's meeting of the council's cabinet. Cllr Scott Ainslie (Green) said the redress scheme’s remit was to be swift, efficient without re-traumatising the survivors. "What we have seen from council meetings is that that is not … Continue reading LAMBETH’S REDRESS SCHEME FOR ABUSED CHILDREN CRITICISED –  “VICTIMS FEEL THEY ARE COMING BACK TO COUNCIL WHICH LET THEM DOWN” – FIRST APPEAL TRIBUNALS SOON

OPINION: “DON’T TELL HIM PIKE!” (and don’t tell the police either)

One common practice at Lambeth council among its Labour councillors is: avoid answering the question if you can. At last night's meeting of Lambeth council's cabinet those embarrassing questions / undesirable comments from the opposition were being avoided yet again. Cllr Scott Ainslie (Green) said that "Shirley Oaks Survivors Association are not prepared to work … Continue reading OPINION: “DON’T TELL HIM PIKE!” (and don’t tell the police either)

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: “I DON’T KNOW WHY YOU’RE SHAKING YOUR HEAD CLLR BENNETT. “IT’S YOUR CONSULTATION AND IT’S RUBBISH” – Cllr Tim Briggs

The survey undertaken on Central Hill on estate demolition was not a proper consultation, Conservative Cllr Tim briggs told the council meeting. Cllr Briggs had begun by telling the meeting: "I'm sure residents must be bowled over by the leadership of Matthew Bennett on repairs. "There's a lot of talk about the consultation. "New evidence … Continue reading ESTATE DEMOLITIONS: “I DON’T KNOW WHY YOU’RE SHAKING YOUR HEAD CLLR BENNETT. “IT’S YOUR CONSULTATION AND IT’S RUBBISH” – Cllr Tim Briggs

SHIRLEY OAKS CHILD ABUSE SCANDAL: HUNDREDS OF COMPENSATION CLAIMS ‘FROM ALL OVER THE WORLD’

Hundreds of applications for compensation from victims of abuse in Shirley Oaks and other Lambeth council-run childrens homes have been received from all over the World. The figure comes in a written answer by council leader Cllr Lib Peck to Cllr Scott Ainslie (Green) ahead of next Wednesday's full council meeting. More than 340 people … Continue reading SHIRLEY OAKS CHILD ABUSE SCANDAL: HUNDREDS OF COMPENSATION CLAIMS ‘FROM ALL OVER THE WORLD’