LAMBETH LABOUR TO CARRY ON WITH ESTATE DEMOLITION PLANS EVEN THOUGH HOUSING BORROWING CAP HAS BEEN REMOVED, PUBLIC MEETING HEARS

Lambeth Labour are to carry on with their Homes for Lambeth plans even though the Government cap on borrowing to build council housing had been removed, a public meeting has been told. "They have said 'we've spent three to four years sorting this out now so we don't want to change our plans'," said Lambeth … Continue reading LAMBETH LABOUR TO CARRY ON WITH ESTATE DEMOLITION PLANS EVEN THOUGH HOUSING BORROWING CAP HAS BEEN REMOVED, PUBLIC MEETING HEARS

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LAMBETHWATCH DIARY – SUE FOSTER HAS LEFT THE COUNCIL / LIB PECK’S FAREWELL AT COUNCIL MEETING

SUE FOSTER LEAVES LAMBETH Sue Foster has left Lambeth as part of major changes in its officer hierarchy at the top of the council. Foster, strategic director of neighbourhoods and growth and Jackie Belton, the likeable strategic director, corporate resources, both left Lambeth on December 31st. But there has been no official announcement about their … Continue reading LAMBETHWATCH DIARY – SUE FOSTER HAS LEFT THE COUNCIL / LIB PECK’S FAREWELL AT COUNCIL MEETING

LAMBETH – THE CONSERVATIVE BUDGET:

"LABOUR LAMBETH DECREASES THE LIFE CHANCES AND LIVING STANDARDS OF ITS RESIDENTS" ENDING EXCESSIVE PAYMENTS TO LABOUR COUNCILLORS REDUCING COUNCIL TAX BY ONE PER CENT SAVING LAMBETH'S LIBRARIES: LABOUR'S "IDEOLOGICAL WAR AGAINST LOCAL PEOPLE" COMMUNICATIONS - ENDING THE SPIN (COST: £3.1 MILLION LAST YEAR) REPAIRING OUR HOMES PROPERLY (LEASEHOLDERS BEING RIPPED OFF) ESTATE DEMOLITIONS: PROPER … Continue reading LAMBETH – THE CONSERVATIVE BUDGET:

LAMBETHWATCH DIARY “LABOUR COUNCILLORS NOW APPEAR TO BE ADOPTING CONSERVATIVE POLICIES”

Lambeth Labour councillors now appear to be adopting Conservative policies, says Cllr Tim Briggs, the only Blue on Lambeth council. His comment comes in a question to council leader Cllr Lib Peck at next Wednesday’s full meeting of the council headed “Improvement of Lambeth’s policies“, which reads as follows: The Conservative alternative budget and manifesto … Continue reading LAMBETHWATCH DIARY “LABOUR COUNCILLORS NOW APPEAR TO BE ADOPTING CONSERVATIVE POLICIES”

“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”

OPPOSITION COUNCILLORS CALL FOR ACTION OVER SLEEPING BAG SCANDAL AS ‘APPRENTICE’ STAR SAYS : “WE NEED A COMPASSIONATE APPROACH NOT A TICK-BOX ONE”

Conservative Cllr Tim Briggs - the only blue on Lambeth council - has joined Green party councillors in calling for action in the wake of revelations that Lambeth council staff removed a sleeping bag from a rough sleeper - to the fury of 'Apprentice' winner Michelle Dewberry who witnessed- and videoed -the incident. Cllr Briggs … Continue reading OPPOSITION COUNCILLORS CALL FOR ACTION OVER SLEEPING BAG SCANDAL AS ‘APPRENTICE’ STAR SAYS : “WE NEED A COMPASSIONATE APPROACH NOT A TICK-BOX ONE”

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

 TRIBUTES TO JOHN WHELAN AND MATT PARR

Tributes to former Conservative councillor John Whelan and to Labour Cllr Matt Parr and came from all sides at the latest meeting of Lambeth council. Cllr Anna Birley (Lab, Thurlow Park) “What a daunting task to sum up such a significant person. “Knowing John Whelan and having filled his very large boots in 2014 and … Continue reading  TRIBUTES TO JOHN WHELAN AND MATT PARR

LAMBETH – THE MUD-SLINGING COUNCIL? People’s Audit call for public debate with council after Cllr Andy ‘Credibility’ Wilson’s attack

People's Audit Lambeth have challenged Lambeth council to a public debate after comments by their new cabinet member for finance - the self-styled Cllr Andy 'Credibility' Wilson - which he made in response to an article on the mySociety website. Their challenge came after a social media post from mySociety to People's Audit Lambeth: mySociety‏Verified … Continue reading LAMBETH – THE MUD-SLINGING COUNCIL? People’s Audit call for public debate with council after Cllr Andy ‘Credibility’ Wilson’s attack

LABOUR COUNCILLOR ASKS FOR DISCIPLINARY PROBE OVER ‘ANTI-SEMITIC’ CONTENT IN VIDEO HE POSTED IN 2015 (but not into a social media post in 2017)

Cllr Mohammed's letter to Labour's chief whip Cllr Jane Edbrooke. A newly-elected Lambeth Labour councillor has asked the party to probe his 2015 posting of a video with 'anti-semitic' content. LambethLabour Retweeted Irfan Mohammed‏ @IrfanMohammed_ Aug 8 Please find attached the letter I have sent to the Chief Whip of Lambeth which sets out my apology for my Facebook … Continue reading LABOUR COUNCILLOR ASKS FOR DISCIPLINARY PROBE OVER ‘ANTI-SEMITIC’ CONTENT IN VIDEO HE POSTED IN 2015 (but not into a social media post in 2017)