LAMBETH COUNCIL DEBATES LGBT+ INCLUSIVE RELATIONSHIPS AND EDUCATION

At their latest full meeting  Lambeth council debated the following motion: LGBT+ inclusive education This council notes that LGBT+ inclusive relationships education and relationships and sex education is crucial to the development of young LGBT+ people, and in creating a more tolerant and open society. Council notes the homophobic protests against inclusive education at Anderton … Continue reading LAMBETH COUNCIL DEBATES LGBT+ INCLUSIVE RELATIONSHIPS AND EDUCATION

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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…….

OPPOSITION COUNCILLORS BACK CRESSINGHAM RESIDENTS: “”We need to devolve power to communities” – Tim Briggs / “High time council stopped standing in residents way” – Jon Bartley

Opposition councillors on Lambeth are backing people living on the Cressingham Gardens estate at Tulse Hill after the Government gave the go-ahead for a residents takeover ballot. Clklr Tim Briggs, the only blue on the council, told News From Crystal Palace: "Ever since 2014 I have been trying to get Labour councillors to understand that … Continue reading OPPOSITION COUNCILLORS BACK CRESSINGHAM RESIDENTS: “”We need to devolve power to communities” – Tim Briggs / “High time council stopped standing in residents way” – Jon Bartley

COUNCILLOR BANS HIMSELF FROM COUNCIL MEETINGS IN ‘OFFICER IMPARTIALITY’ ROW – Told: ‘In cases where you disagree with what is being proposed you should vote against’

Cllr Tim Briggs - the only 'blue' on Lambeth council - has banned himself from attending any further full council meetings of Lambeth council in an amazing row over officer impartiality. The huge row centres on an amendment the popular Conservative councillor made to a Labour motion on Islamophobia due to be debated at the … Continue reading COUNCILLOR BANS HIMSELF FROM COUNCIL MEETINGS IN ‘OFFICER IMPARTIALITY’ ROW – Told: ‘In cases where you disagree with what is being proposed you should vote against’

“Legal officers have to be objective and impartial. An email saying that the legal officer does not agree with an amendment and thinks it negates the motion without explanation does not offer the basis for understanding why that decision has been made” – Lambeth Cllr Tim Briggs

The following is the exchange of emails between Tim Briggs and Wayne Chandai: om: Tim Briggs tbriggs@lambeth.gov.uk Sent: 04 July 2019 08:25 To: Chandai,Wayne <WChandai@lambeth.gov.uk> Subject: Amended Motions Hello Wayne, Re: Amended Motions Attached now. Please confirm receipt Yours sincerely, Cllr Tim Briggs ______________________________________________________________ From: Chandai,Wayne <WChandai@lambeth.gov.uk> Sent: 08 July 2019 09:08 To: Tim Briggs … Continue reading “Legal officers have to be objective and impartial. An email saying that the legal officer does not agree with an amendment and thinks it negates the motion without explanation does not offer the basis for understanding why that decision has been made” – Lambeth Cllr Tim Briggs

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

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”