PEOPLE’S AUDIT LAMBETH’S RESPONSE TO THAT INTERVIEW (and we don’t mean Prince Andrew’s!) / JON BARTLEY REPLIES TO CLLR TIM BRIGGS ARTICLE

People's Audit Lambeth have issued the following response to comments by Lambeth council leader Cllr Jack Hopkins after News From Crystal Palace's written question-and-answer interview with him: We note with interest Cllr Jack Hopkins’ comments about the People’s Audit in the article in News from Crystal Palace dated 22nd November 2019 (https://newsfromcrystalpalace.wordpress.com/2019/11/22/news-from-crystal-palace- interviews-lambeth-council-leader-jack-hopkins-exclusive/ ). Cllr … Continue reading PEOPLE’S AUDIT LAMBETH’S RESPONSE TO THAT INTERVIEW (and we don’t mean Prince Andrew’s!) / JON BARTLEY REPLIES TO CLLR TIM BRIGGS ARTICLE

“Labour has spent decades pushing a narrative in London that Tories are evil rich people who do not care about anyone but themselves and their rich friends, whereas Labour activists are normal people. “This is, of course, nonsense……”

Cllr Tim Briggs is the only blue on Lambeth council and a List Candidate for the London Assembly 2020. The following article appeared on http://www.conservativehome.com under the heading 'Why London is mostly a left-wing city.' When people from outside London find out I am the only Conservative councillor left in Lambeth, they often ask me … Continue reading “Labour has spent decades pushing a narrative in London that Tories are evil rich people who do not care about anyone but themselves and their rich friends, whereas Labour activists are normal people. “This is, of course, nonsense……”

LAMBETHWATCH – CHIEF EXECUTIVE WILL DECIDE ON DISPUTED AMENDMENTS TO COUNCIL MOTIONS IN FUTURE Jon Bartley’s arresting experience….Questions on land sales….Chess club moves back to Carnegie….

Lambeth's chief executive Andrew Travers will decide on disputed amendments to council motions in future. Cllr Tim Briggs - the only blue on the council - who was back at last week's full council meeting following his self-imposed exile because of a row on amendments -tells News From Crystal Palace: "The Chief Executive has promised … Continue reading LAMBETHWATCH – CHIEF EXECUTIVE WILL DECIDE ON DISPUTED AMENDMENTS TO COUNCIL MOTIONS IN FUTURE Jon Bartley’s arresting experience….Questions on land sales….Chess club moves back to Carnegie….

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

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