UNIVERSAL CREDIT MEANS MORE PEOPLE IN CRISIS AND USING FOODBANKS IN SOUTHWARK THAN EVER BEFORE / LAMBETH COUNCIL MOTION ON UNIVERSAL CREDIT

The introduction of Universal Credit has seen more people in crisis and using food banks in Southwark than ever before, say the borough council. Rough sleeping has increased exponentially – the annual count, which took place in Southwark last month, found 42 people sleeping on the streets, an increase of 24 per cent from last … Continue reading UNIVERSAL CREDIT MEANS MORE PEOPLE IN CRISIS AND USING FOODBANKS IN SOUTHWARK THAN EVER BEFORE / LAMBETH COUNCIL MOTION ON UNIVERSAL CREDIT

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COUNCIL MOTION OPPOSES INTIMIDATION OF WOMEN AT ABORTION CLINICS – “Protests causing distress to residents and staff”

No woman should face intimidation when seeking support from clinics offering abortion services as laid out in the Abortion Act 1967, says a motion which Lambeth councilors will vote on - but not debate - at a full council meeting next Wednesday. The motion also says: "Protests outside three abortion clinics in Lambeth are causing … Continue reading COUNCIL MOTION OPPOSES INTIMIDATION OF WOMEN AT ABORTION CLINICS – “Protests causing distress to residents and staff”

LAMBETHWATCH: TRADE UNION PROTESTS OK SAY LAMBETH COUNCIL’S (BLUE) TORIES  

Trade Union protests are OK – that’s the message from Lambeth Conservatives in an amendment to a Labour motion at next Wednesday’s Lambeth council meeting. OK – News From Crystal Palace is being a bit tongue in cheek here because the motion deals with the serious issue of abortion and protests which the Labour motion … Continue reading LAMBETHWATCH: TRADE UNION PROTESTS OK SAY LAMBETH COUNCIL’S (BLUE) TORIES  

GREEN PARTY BID TO MAKE LAMBETH A ‘PLASTIC-FREE AUTHORITY BY APRIL – (It might as well wait until December – Labour)

Moves to make Lambeth a 'plastic-free' authority by April are proposed in a motion at next Wednesday's council meeting by Green party Cllr Scott Ainslie. A Labour amendment wants to delay the move until December. Cllr Ainslie's motion - which will not be debated - calls for: ending the sale and provision of SUP (single … Continue reading GREEN PARTY BID TO MAKE LAMBETH A ‘PLASTIC-FREE AUTHORITY BY APRIL – (It might as well wait until December – Labour)

LAMBETH COUNCIL SET TO LEND UP TO £600 MILLION TO NEW HOUSING COMPANY – “It may well be that by lending to Homes for Lambeth, the council is limited in the amount of borrowing it can undertake for other projects” – report

Lambeth council are set to lend up to £600 million to a housing company which has just been formed - after borrowing the funds from elsewhere. The new council-owned house building and management company - generically known as Homes for Lambeth but now using four different names - will have DEBTS of £165 MILLION by … Continue reading LAMBETH COUNCIL SET TO LEND UP TO £600 MILLION TO NEW HOUSING COMPANY – “It may well be that by lending to Homes for Lambeth, the council is limited in the amount of borrowing it can undertake for other projects” – report

OPINION – HOMES FOR LAMBETH: CARILLION Mk II?

Homes for Lambeth is a financial disaster waiting to happen. A council which says it has NO money to repair homes on six council estates they want to demolish, NO money to run libraries NOW decides its going to BORROW LOADSAMONEY to lend to a new company it's just set up. It sounds like a … Continue reading OPINION – HOMES FOR LAMBETH: CARILLION Mk II?

LAMBETHWATCH: “ANYONE IN DOUBT OF THE VALUE OF LIBRARIES, PLEASE READ THIS THREAD…….”

BOLD Defend The Ten Retweeted Jo Franklin‏ @JoFranklin2 Jan 14: Anyone in doubt of the value of libraries, pls read this thread. You cannot put a price on this woman’s experience. Maintaining a community has little to do with making money. It is to do with creating opportunities for all to interact and be part of … Continue reading LAMBETHWATCH: “ANYONE IN DOUBT OF THE VALUE OF LIBRARIES, PLEASE READ THIS THREAD…….”

THE BIZARRE TALE OF THE LAMBETH COUNCILLOR WHO TOLD A CABINET MEETING HE HAD MET TWO ELDERLY SIBLINGS LIVING ON CENTRAL HILL ESTATE (when he hadn’t) – AND WHAT HAPPENED WHEN HE FINALLY DID…..

The Lambeth councillor who told a council cabinet meeting he had met two elderly siblings on Central Hill estate - when he hadn't - has finally come face to face with them. In a letter to the couple, who live on Oakwood Drive, Cllr Luke Murphy told them: “It was not my intention and for … Continue reading THE BIZARRE TALE OF THE LAMBETH COUNCILLOR WHO TOLD A CABINET MEETING HE HAD MET TWO ELDERLY SIBLINGS LIVING ON CENTRAL HILL ESTATE (when he hadn’t) – AND WHAT HAPPENED WHEN HE FINALLY DID…..

“950 HOMES PLANNED FOR CENTRAL HILL – AND WE COULD BUILD OPPOSITE THE VICARAGE”

Here is the conversation between Cllr Murphy and the brother and sister in which Fiona Cliffe also participated: (Bold type by News From Crystal Palace) Luke – I brought Fiona so that we could talk in more detail about your housing situation and the situation on the estate. Barbara – That’s alright. Luke – It’s … Continue reading “950 HOMES PLANNED FOR CENTRAL HILL – AND WE COULD BUILD OPPOSITE THE VICARAGE”

NO MONEY TO REPAIR ESTATES, NO MONEY FOR LIBRARIES – BUT £19 MILLION (OR MORE) SPENT ON EMPLOYING ALMOST 400 NEW MANAGERS – AND £26 MILLION FOR TEMPORARY AGENCY STAFF IN JUST EIGHT MONTHS….

Lambeth council has employed almost 400 new senior managers with salaries of £50,000 or more over the past 10 years, says the latest shock report from People's Audit Lambeth. A total of 110 of those have been employed since the 2010-11 financial year – during which time Lambeth made almost 2,200 employees redundant at a … Continue reading NO MONEY TO REPAIR ESTATES, NO MONEY FOR LIBRARIES – BUT £19 MILLION (OR MORE) SPENT ON EMPLOYING ALMOST 400 NEW MANAGERS – AND £26 MILLION FOR TEMPORARY AGENCY STAFF IN JUST EIGHT MONTHS….