GOVERNMENT WATCHDOG PUTS LAMBETH’S FREEDOM OF INFORMATION TEAM ON THE NAUGHTY STEP

The Information Commissioner's Office, the Government watchdog which deals with Freedom of Information issues, have put Lambeth council's FOI team on the naughty step. In a firmly-worded letter the ICO have told the FOI team - following their refusals to answer eight questions put to them by News From Crystal Palace which were then upheld … Continue reading GOVERNMENT WATCHDOG PUTS LAMBETH’S FREEDOM OF INFORMATION TEAM ON THE NAUGHTY STEP

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NEWS FROM CRYSTAL PALACE WITHDRAWS EIGHT FREEDOM OF INFORMATION APPEALS FOLLOWING GOVERNMENT WATCHDOG’S REQUEST – BUT WE’RE NOT BACKING DOWN

News From Crystal Palace have acceded to a request from the Information Commissioner's Office - the Government watchdog on Freedom of Information requests - to withdraw our appeals relating to eight FOI questions made to Lambeth council. BUT WE'RE NOT BACKING DOWN - FAR FROM IT. News From Crystal Palace will be asking most of … Continue reading NEWS FROM CRYSTAL PALACE WITHDRAWS EIGHT FREEDOM OF INFORMATION APPEALS FOLLOWING GOVERNMENT WATCHDOG’S REQUEST – BUT WE’RE NOT BACKING DOWN

INFORMATION COMMISSIONER’S OFFICE LETTER TO LAMBETH’S FREEDOM OF INFORMATION TEAM

10 July 2019 Dear Sir/Madam Freedom of Information Act 2000 (FOIA) Complainant: Mr Jerry Green I am writing to advise that that I have been asked to look at eight complaints submitted by Mr Jerry Green about the way the Council handled various information requests he made. I have gone through the correspondence relating to … Continue reading INFORMATION COMMISSIONER’S OFFICE LETTER TO LAMBETH’S FREEDOM OF INFORMATION TEAM

OPINION: LAMBETH COUNCIL’S REACTION TO A BALLOT FOR THE PEOPLE OF CRESSINGHAM GARDENS

Cressingham Gardens residents are jubilant at the Government's decision to give them a ballot - and the chance to take over their estate rather than see it demolished by Lambeth Labour. Certain elements within Lambeth council clearly aren't. Their response to a Government letter and a 38-page consultants report was simply this: “This announcement was … Continue reading OPINION: LAMBETH COUNCIL’S REACTION TO A BALLOT FOR THE PEOPLE OF CRESSINGHAM GARDENS

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

FROM THE ARCHIVES: “DEMOLISHING ESTATE WOULD COST £100 MILLION – AND MORE” – Shock report highlights major discrepancies in Lambeth’s case for Cressingham Gardens

FROM THE ARCHIVES: “DEMOLISHING ESTATE WOULD COST £100 MILLION – AND MORE” – Shock report highlights major discrepancies in Lambeth’s case for Cressingham Gardens (Published March 17th 2016) “There is an apparent subtext which suggests that the enterprise is motivated by financial liquidity rather than the stated, albeit regularly morphing, aims.” (or: What Cressingham Gardens … Continue reading FROM THE ARCHIVES: “DEMOLISHING ESTATE WOULD COST £100 MILLION – AND MORE” – Shock report highlights major discrepancies in Lambeth’s case for Cressingham Gardens

CHILDREN’S REDRESS SCHEME AND HOMES FOR LAMBETH AMONG QUESTIONS AT NEXT COUNCIL MEETING

The Lambeth council childrens redress scheme, organised begging, the risks to Lambeth council of loans to Homes for Lambeth, the council's use of bailiffs, air quality monitors and car free day are among the subjects of questions at this Wednesday's meeting of Lambeth council. CHILDREN'S HOMES REDRESS SCHEME Cllr Becca Thackray (Green, Herne Hill) To: … Continue reading CHILDREN’S REDRESS SCHEME AND HOMES FOR LAMBETH AMONG QUESTIONS AT NEXT COUNCIL MEETING

ROGUE TRADERS HIT FOR SIX DURING CRICKET WORLD CUP

Staff from Lambeth council  helped disrupt rogue traders – and protect fans – by seizing counterfeit goods worth thousands of pounds during the Cricket World Cup. The ground was selected to host five matches in the 2019 tournament, including the opening match – England v South Africa, on 30th May. The matches brought huge economic … Continue reading ROGUE TRADERS HIT FOR SIX DURING CRICKET WORLD CUP

“Capital can achieve zero new HIV infections if Londoners keep making safer choices” say project.

As London celebrates Pride 2019, the organisers of the latest Do It London campaign say the capital can achieve zero new HIV infections if Londoners keep making safer choices. The campaign, part of the London HIV Prevention Programme, is significant for its pan-London approach to tackling HIV, with collaboration and joint funding from London boroughs, … Continue reading “Capital can achieve zero new HIV infections if Londoners keep making safer choices” say project.

‘STAMP IT OUT’: ILLEGAL TOBACCO AWARENESS CAMPAIGN BACKED BY LAMBETH – AS CROYDON POLICE SEIZE 10,000 CIGARETTES

  Criminals are reaping in over £100 million a year from London’s trade in illegal tobacco and undermining efforts to support smokers to quit. Lambeth is not immune, say the council. On July 29th council trading standards along with public health colleagues, will have a sniffer dog Roadshow unit situated at Tunstall Road opposite Brixton … Continue reading ‘STAMP IT OUT’: ILLEGAL TOBACCO AWARENESS CAMPAIGN BACKED BY LAMBETH – AS CROYDON POLICE SEIZE 10,000 CIGARETTES