“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”

Advertisements

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)

TRIBUTES PAID TO TESSA JOWELL AT COUNCIL MEETING

Mayor of Lambeth Cllr Christopher Wellbelove with Tessa Jowell during his previous Mayoral year when Tessa delivered the Dean lecture at Goldsmiths College October 2009 Tributes were paid to Dame Tessa Jowell, former Labour MP for Dulwich and West Norwood, at Wednesday night's full meeting of Lambeth council. The Mayor, Cllr Christopher Wellbelove, recalled how … Continue reading TRIBUTES PAID TO TESSA JOWELL AT COUNCIL MEETING

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

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

LAMBETHWATCH OPINION – BEHIND CLOSED DOORS

Wednesday night's meeting of Lambeth council was the second of the last four to have ended up behind closed doors.   This is, quite probably, a record. In the wake of the council's December meeting at Kennington Oval on compensation for the victims of abuse in Lambeth council children's homes (also abandoned and then held … Continue reading LAMBETHWATCH OPINION – BEHIND CLOSED DOORS