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

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CHILD ABUSE CAMPAIGNERS WRECK LAMBETH MAYOR-MAKING

Victims of abuse in Lambeth council children's homes wrecked Lambeth's annual Mayor-making last night.   Scores of people from Shirley Oaks Survivors Association turned up to peacefully protest outside Lambeth town hall. Among the printed posters on placards was one saying: "Lib Peck changing compensation rules again and again." A SOSA spokeswoman told News From … Continue reading CHILD ABUSE CAMPAIGNERS WRECK LAMBETH MAYOR-MAKING

LAMBETHWATCH: ANOTHER NAIL IN LAMBETH’S DEMOCRACY COFFIN

If the protesters from Shirley Oaks had stayed quiet in the gallery then other members of the public attending last night's meeting would have been able to stay and learn of the latest Lambeth Labour ruse to limit criticism by opposition councillors - rather than having to read it here or on other news sites … Continue reading LAMBETHWATCH: ANOTHER NAIL IN LAMBETH’S DEMOCRACY COFFIN

NO TORY MANIFESTO? – HERE IT IS, CLLR EDBROOKE!

At last night's Lambeth council meeting Cllr Jane Edbrooke lamented the 'fact' that Lambeth Conservatives had not yet published their manifesto for the elections earlier this month. News From Crystal Palace received the following missive from Conservative Cllr Tim Briggs this morning: "Contrary to the usual misinformation from Labour members last night, a copy attached … Continue reading NO TORY MANIFESTO? – HERE IT IS, CLLR EDBROOKE!

LAMBETHWATCH: TIME FOR A CHANGE / LIBRARIES SPENDING/ CLLR TIM BRIGGS REPLIES TO LABOUR CLAIM ON EU RESIDENCY

(Steve Freeman of Lambeth Democracy with Hazel and Maude) Defend The Ten Retweeted Helen‏ @jhgm50 Replying to @JimDicksLambeth @LambethLabour and 2 others Steve discusses with Hazel & Maude why in Herne Hill it’s time for a change @sarabredemear @LambethDemoc @HerneHillCLC @Lambethgp Editor's note: Every picture tells a story. As News From Crystal Palace reported last week Cllr Jim Dickson had posted a picture … Continue reading LAMBETHWATCH: TIME FOR A CHANGE / LIBRARIES SPENDING/ CLLR TIM BRIGGS REPLIES TO LABOUR CLAIM ON EU RESIDENCY

PLANET LAMBETH

If anyone wanted final proof that Cllr Lib Peck and her Lambeth Labour lemmings are living on another planet it came at Thursday night's election hustings in Vauxhall. Regular readers will be aware that within Lambeth council's Labour group dissent is not tolerated. So it was ironic that Supreme Leader Peck shared a table at … Continue reading PLANET LAMBETH

SENIOR LAMBETH COUNCIL OFFICERS “ILLEGALLY PAID VIA THEIR OWN COMPANIES” Sensational allegations in Private Eye magazine – Call for ‘root and branch investigation’ + Lambeth’s response

Sensational allegations that senior Lambeth council officers have illegally been paid via their own  'management companies', 'consultancies' or as 'suppliers' to the council are made in this week's issue of Private Eye magazine. "This has the advantage, for the employee and the council, of reducing tax and national insurance bills considerably" says the article in … Continue reading SENIOR LAMBETH COUNCIL OFFICERS “ILLEGALLY PAID VIA THEIR OWN COMPANIES” Sensational allegations in Private Eye magazine – Call for ‘root and branch investigation’ + Lambeth’s response

OPINION: LAMBETH COUNCIL ELECTIONS 2018 – IT’S GETTING DIRTY………

Image: Lambeth Labour party Twitter (This image is captioned: LambethLabour‏ @LambethLabour  In Lambeth it's a straight fight between Labour who are building a better, fairer Lambeth and the Tories who are heartless nationally and hopeless locally.)  News From Crystal Palace takes the view that our readers have minds of their own and their own opinions and we don't … Continue reading OPINION: LAMBETH COUNCIL ELECTIONS 2018 – IT’S GETTING DIRTY………

CARNEGIE LIBRARY: “THERE HAS TO BE A SOLUTION WHERE THE COUNCIL ENGAGES WITH THE LOCAL COMMUNITY” – TIM BRIGGS /  ‘COUNCIL KNOWS BEST’ ATTITUDE HAS TO STOP – HERNE HILL GREEN PARTY

News From Crystal Palace approached both Cllr Tim Briggs, Conservative opposition leader on Lambeth council, and Herne Hill Green party for their reactions to the latest revelations surrounding the Carnegie library Herne Hill. From Tim Briggs: "Labour's way of doing these things follows a pattern. "They do something underhand and their attitude is - 'we've … Continue reading CARNEGIE LIBRARY: “THERE HAS TO BE A SOLUTION WHERE THE COUNCIL ENGAGES WITH THE LOCAL COMMUNITY” – TIM BRIGGS /  ‘COUNCIL KNOWS BEST’ ATTITUDE HAS TO STOP – HERNE HILL GREEN PARTY

LAMBETHWATCH OPINION: NOW YOU KNOW HOW THE LOCAL COMMUNITY FEELS (and a yellow card for Defend the Ten)

There will be a lot of anger and a lot of frustration at the comments made in the letter to Clive Betts MP by former Lambeth Labour councillors and ex-Carnegie Community Trust members Carol Boucher and Fred Taggart which appears on the Brixton Blog website. The letter is mainly concerned with the transfer of local … Continue reading LAMBETHWATCH OPINION: NOW YOU KNOW HOW THE LOCAL COMMUNITY FEELS (and a yellow card for Defend the Ten)