WINDRUSH: MP HELEN HAYES AND LAMBETH COUNCIL ASK GOVERNMENT TO IMPROVE COMPENSATION SCHEME

MP Helen Hayes MP and Cllr Sonia Winifred, Lambeth council's cabinet member for equalities and culture, have written to the Home Office about the recently announced compensation scheme advising how to improve it, and offering to help ensure people apply. Their letter follows the “Windrush Scandal” last year in which people from the Caribbean who … Continue reading WINDRUSH: MP HELEN HAYES AND LAMBETH COUNCIL ASK GOVERNMENT TO IMPROVE COMPENSATION SCHEME

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NEW WATER REFILL POINT IN BRIXTON – BRING YOUR PLASTIC BOTTLES!

A new public water fountain with free refills for bottles to sate visitors and locals thirsts has been installed in Brixton. The water refill point at Windrush Square close to Brixton library and opposite Lambeth town hall is one of 28 fountains installed in busy stations, shopping centres, museums, and parks across London as part of a … Continue reading NEW WATER REFILL POINT IN BRIXTON – BRING YOUR PLASTIC BOTTLES!

“EIGHT MILLION POUNDS THROWN AWAY BY LAMBETH ON ITS LIBRARY POLICY- AND COUNTING” Library staff doing a lot in their own time – with zero funding” (+ social media comments)

"You have thrown away £8 million pounds on your library policy" Lambeth's Labour councillors have been told. In a strongly-worded speech Laura Swaffield of the Defend the Ten libraries campaign, told a full meeting of Lambeth council: "I wish Lambeth council understood how much it needs its library service." At the end opposition councilors applauded … Continue reading “EIGHT MILLION POUNDS THROWN AWAY BY LAMBETH ON ITS LIBRARY POLICY- AND COUNTING” Library staff doing a lot in their own time – with zero funding” (+ social media comments)

WEST NORWOOD CEMETERY GETS NATIONAL LOTTERY FUNDING BOOST

The South Metropolitan Cemetery at West Norwood has received a £4.6 million National Lottery grant to save many of its listed monuments from ruin.  The South Metropolitan Cemetery at West Norwood has received a £4.6m National Lottery grant to save many of its listed monuments from ruin and support a series of exciting community activities. … Continue reading WEST NORWOOD CEMETERY GETS NATIONAL LOTTERY FUNDING BOOST

NEWS FROM CRYSTAL PALACE TODAY VOICES A GRAVE CONCERN THAT AN ITEM IN THE OFFICIAL MINUTES OF LAMBETH COUNCIL’S LATEST MEETING BEARS VERY LITTLE RELATION TO WHAT WAS ACTUALLY SAID

This is how the OFFICIAL minutes of the full Lambeth council meeting held on October 10th are reporting a supplementary question from Cllr Becca Thackray (Green) on the council’s Culture 2020 plans: 9. Cllr Becca Thackray to the Cabinet Member for Equalities and Culture, Cllr Sonia Winifred Supplementary question It was requested that the Labour … Continue reading NEWS FROM CRYSTAL PALACE TODAY VOICES A GRAVE CONCERN THAT AN ITEM IN THE OFFICIAL MINUTES OF LAMBETH COUNCIL’S LATEST MEETING BEARS VERY LITTLE RELATION TO WHAT WAS ACTUALLY SAID

LAMBETHWATCH – AND FINALLY…..WEST NORWOOD GETTING THEIR CINEMA….

Image: Norwood Action Group From Norwood Action Group: Yes!  An official opening date at last – Friday 9th November.   Lambeth council and Picture House Cinemas coordinated the release of the long awaited news last Wednesday.  Expect BECTU demonstration. No opening programme or events information yet.  The library staff are excited to be back home … Continue reading LAMBETHWATCH – AND FINALLY…..WEST NORWOOD GETTING THEIR CINEMA….

LIBRARY CAMPAIGNERS TO LOBBY COUNCIL MEETING TONIGHT

Library campaigners are lobbying tonight's full meeting of Lambeth council at the town hall in Brixton (Wednesday). Organisers Defend the Ten say: "Unfortunately the council have refused our (request for a) deputation but we have to keep the pressure up and we will be lobbying them as they arrive. "So far with library staff removed, … Continue reading LIBRARY CAMPAIGNERS TO LOBBY COUNCIL MEETING TONIGHT

OPINION: THE COMEDY STORE PLAYS LAMBETH TOWN HALL

Lambeth council are a reporter's dream - and a residents nightmare. The latest piece of nonsensical spin from Lambeth is due to be aired at this Wednesday's meeting of Lambeth council where there are questions, motions but, as the agenda states today (Monday) "Reports – none listed for this meeting". (A full council meeting with … Continue reading OPINION: THE COMEDY STORE PLAYS LAMBETH TOWN HALL

LAMBETH COUNTRY SHOW: FULL POST-EVENT EVALUATION PROMISED

A full post-event evaluation is being promised by Lambeth council following this years’s annual country show in Brockwell Park. As News From Crystal Palace has previously reported, people visiting this year's event are banned from taking hi-viz jackets, flags, perfume bottles and other items into the show. There will be compulsory body searching and bag … Continue reading LAMBETH COUNTRY SHOW: FULL POST-EVENT EVALUATION PROMISED

CARNEGIE LIBRARY: MORE FROM THE TWITTERSPHERE

Stella Duffy‏ @stellduffy #CarnegieLibrary is also lacking full disabled access - am horrified (but not at all surprised) that @lambeth_council think it's ok to 're-open' the building when it's not accessible to ALL. ♻Michael J Keane Lambeth have sucked the life out of @CarnegieLib Their #SpinMachine is putting on a show before election and once … Continue reading CARNEGIE LIBRARY: MORE FROM THE TWITTERSPHERE