TACKLING DOMESTIC ABUSE: “GOVERNMENT SHOULD TAKE MORE RADICAL APPROACH” SAYS COUNCIL LEADER

Lambeth council leader Cllr Jack Hopkins has written to the government responding to the newly proposed Domestic Abuse Bill. The new legislation will: introduce the first ever statutory government definition of domestic abuse to specifically include economic abuse and controlling and manipulative non-physical abuse - this will enable everyone, including victims themselves, to understand what … Continue reading TACKLING DOMESTIC ABUSE: “GOVERNMENT SHOULD TAKE MORE RADICAL APPROACH” SAYS COUNCIL LEADER

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RECYCLING YOUR FOOD WASTE: A REMINDER FROM VEOLIA AND LAMBETH “Only 30 per cent of residents using kerbside food recycling service”

Only 30 per cent of Lambeth households are using the kerbside food recycling service – even though it’s so easy to recycle. So Veolia and Lambeth council are making it easier still to remember what, where, when & how to recycle food waste. Lambeth’s food waste recycling service has been running for almost six years. … Continue reading RECYCLING YOUR FOOD WASTE: A REMINDER FROM VEOLIA AND LAMBETH “Only 30 per cent of residents using kerbside food recycling service”

LAMBETH: EVENTS REVIEW STRATEGY ‘CONSULTATION’

Lambeth council say they are now consulting on proposed changes to their events strategy and policy relating to large events held in our parks and open spaces. The consultation will run to 5 May 2019 We are consulting on the refresh of the council’s Events Strategy. In 2016, the council created a new events strategy … Continue reading LAMBETH: EVENTS REVIEW STRATEGY ‘CONSULTATION’

SECRET COUNCIL EMAILS ON CARNEGIE LIBRARY REVEALED. WHAT LAMBETH DIDN’T WANT YOU TO KNOW

Secret emails about the Carnegie library, Herne Hill have FINALLY been revealed by Lambeth council following a series of Freedom of Information requests by News From Crystal Palace. The only controversial element the emails reveals relates to consultations on a questionnaire issued by the Carnegie library project group / shadow trust board. The freshly disclosed … Continue reading SECRET COUNCIL EMAILS ON CARNEGIE LIBRARY REVEALED. WHAT LAMBETH DIDN’T WANT YOU TO KNOW

BACKGROUND TO THE NEWS: OUR CORRESPONDENCE WITH THE INFORMATION COMMISSIONER AND THE 19 ‘CARNEGIE’ E-MAILS

The following is the correspondence relating to News From Crystal Palace's Freedom of Information appeal to the Information Commissioner's Office: (Abbreviations: EIR Environmental Information regulations; FOIA Freedom of Information Act) On December 3rd 2018 the ICO wrote: Between 17 January 2017 and 4 September 2017 you submitted 14 separate requests for information to the Council. … Continue reading BACKGROUND TO THE NEWS: OUR CORRESPONDENCE WITH THE INFORMATION COMMISSIONER AND THE 19 ‘CARNEGIE’ E-MAILS

CENTRAL HILL ESTATE COMMUNITY “SMASHED TO PIECES”, LAMBETH’S CABINET TOLD

The community of Central Hill estate has been "smashed to pieces" Lambeth council's cabinet were told at their meeting on Monday afternoon. Nicola Curtis, who chairs the estate's residents association, says: Residents who remain (around 360 households) are no nearer decent homes than they were five years ago. Conditions on the estate are becoming so … Continue reading CENTRAL HILL ESTATE COMMUNITY “SMASHED TO PIECES”, LAMBETH’S CABINET TOLD

ESTATE RESIDENTS WHOSE HOMES FACE DEMOLITION COULD STILL GET A BALLOT IF COUNCIL CHANGES ITS PLANS

People living on Lambeth council estates who have been denied a ballot on whether their homes should be demolished could still get the chance of a vote if the council changes its plans for them. Green party leader Cllr Jon Bartley told Monday night's meeting of Lambeth council's cabinet: "The business plan states that if … Continue reading ESTATE RESIDENTS WHOSE HOMES FACE DEMOLITION COULD STILL GET A BALLOT IF COUNCIL CHANGES ITS PLANS

HOMES FOR LAMBETH “BUSINESS PLAN” – CLLR ELLIOTT’S QUESTIONS TO CABINET MEMBER FOR NEW HOMES:

Green party Cllr Pete Elliott (Gipsy Hill) posed a long list of questions on the Homes for Lambeth business plan at Monday afternoon's cabinet meeting to Cllr Matthew Bennett (Lab, Gipsy Hill) who is Lambeth's cabinet member for planning, investment and new homes:  Question The business plan provides no visibility of the anticipated outcomes of … Continue reading HOMES FOR LAMBETH “BUSINESS PLAN” – CLLR ELLIOTT’S QUESTIONS TO CABINET MEMBER FOR NEW HOMES:

LAMBETHWATCH DIARY: 164 plus 13 = 159. (IT’S THE HOMES FOR LAMBETH BUSINESS PLAN)

Peoples Audit‏ @PeoplesAudit This is from the back of a fag packet Homes for #Lambeth business plan(sic). You would like to think that an organisation that will be spending £300M of public money could add up. But no. Tom Keene‏ @anthillsocialRetweeted Peoples Audit That's unbelievable - a company expected to run a capital budget of £1.6 billion … Continue reading LAMBETHWATCH DIARY: 164 plus 13 = 159. (IT’S THE HOMES FOR LAMBETH BUSINESS PLAN)

NICOLA CURTIS’S SPEECH TO CABINET IN FULL

A long time ago in 2017 the residents of Central Hill estate gave up their time to attend exhibitions on prospective design management teams and completed feedback forms on their preferred options. The Residents association collated feedback from these events and a small group of residents gave up even more of their time to be … Continue reading NICOLA CURTIS’S SPEECH TO CABINET IN FULL