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

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LEVELS OF DEMOCRACY IN LAMBETH HAVE DECLINED SIGNIFICANTLY SAYS COUNCILLOR “People pushed away again and again – libraries users completely ignored”

Levels of democracy in Lambeth council have declined "quite significantly" over the last four to six years, Cllr Rachel Heywood told the election hustings meeting at Vauxhall. "Decision making and alleged consultation have become tighter and tighter as the council have moved to a much more commercial control model - and excluded members of the … Continue reading LEVELS OF DEMOCRACY IN LAMBETH HAVE DECLINED SIGNIFICANTLY SAYS COUNCILLOR “People pushed away again and again – libraries users completely ignored”

OTHER POINTS FROM THE HUSTINGS MEETING:

PRIVATE EYE MAGAZINE ARTICLE: Highlighting the Private Eye magazine article which revealed some people on the Lambeth council payroll were being paid through their own 'management companies' 'consultancies' or as 'suppliers'  Cllr Scott Ainslie said that since April 2017 Lambeth council were responsible for their National Insurance and tax contributions. "They have not done so … Continue reading OTHER POINTS FROM THE HUSTINGS MEETING:

HUSTINGS: FROM THE GALLERY

The election hustings organised by People's Audit Lambeth were held in the Vauxhall Gardens Community Centre (VGCC) Glasshouse Walk near the Royal Vauxhall Tavern and ably chaired by the  Rev Steve Coulson, the vicar of St. Mark's Kennington. Cllr Scott Ainslie, the only Green on Lambeth council, fired the opening shots at Thursday night's election … Continue reading HUSTINGS: FROM THE GALLERY

PEOPLE’S AUDIT LAMBETH’S RESPONSE TO COUNCIL LEADER LIB PECK

News From Crystal Palace asked for and have been sent the following response by People's Audit Lambeth's Simon Morrow to Cllr Peck's comments about them made at last Thursday's election hustings: (Bold type by News From Crystal Palace - Ed.) Of course if something is wrong we would correct it. The problem is that rather than … Continue reading PEOPLE’S AUDIT LAMBETH’S RESPONSE TO COUNCIL LEADER LIB PECK

OSCAR WINNER BACKS GREEN PARTY CANDIDATES IN HERNE HILL…

Lambeth Green Party Retweeted Jonathan Bartley‏ @jon_bartley (Green party candidate - St Leonard's ward Lambeth - Ed.): Great to have local #HerneHill resident (and Oscar winner) Mark Rylance supporting our council candidates! Pictured (from left) are the three Green party candidates for Herne Hill: Nick Christian, , Becca Thackray and Matt Reynolds.

…BUT LABOUR COUNCILLORS DON’T BACK CORBYN IN LAMBETH!!! – 29 SIGN ‘QUIT’ CALL TO THEIR NATIONAL LEADER

Lambeth council cabinet members were among 29 Labour councillors who signed a letter calling on party leader Jeremy Corbyn to quit. Cabinet members Matthew Bennett, Jim Dickson, Jane Edbrooke and Mohammed Seedat signed the petition along with overview and scrutiny committee chairman Ed Davie and chief whip Paul Gadsby. (Readers of Lambeth Labour's boroughwide leaflet … Continue reading …BUT LABOUR COUNCILLORS DON’T BACK CORBYN IN LAMBETH!!! – 29 SIGN ‘QUIT’ CALL TO THEIR NATIONAL LEADER

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………

EVENTS – HOUSING RALLY / FOOD MARKET / LIBRARY OF THINGS / BUSINESS BAGEL

CRYSTAL PALACE FOOD MARKET   Our Patchwork Farm stall is back!  They're a friendly bunch & new volunteers are always welcome. You could be on the stall, or do some gardening on one of their sites. Ask at the stall for more information, or click here. SOME LIKE IT HOT - SOME LIKE IT COOL … Continue reading EVENTS – HOUSING RALLY / FOOD MARKET / LIBRARY OF THINGS / BUSINESS BAGEL

RACHEL HEYWOOD TO STAND AS INDEPENDENT CANDIDATE IN LAMBETH: “We need to learn how to respect our electorate again, and how to trust their wisdoms and understandings.”

Rachel Heywood is to stand as an Independent candidate in next month's Lambeth council elections - in the Coldharbour ward she currently represents as an Independent Labour candidate. The former Labour councillor was suspended from the Labour party after taking part in a libraries demonstration. Many people regard her treatment by the party as utterly … Continue reading RACHEL HEYWOOD TO STAND AS INDEPENDENT CANDIDATE IN LAMBETH: “We need to learn how to respect our electorate again, and how to trust their wisdoms and understandings.”