LAMBETH COUNCIL BLOCK ‘CALL IN’ ON £360 MILLION LOAN PLAN

Labour-dominated Lambeth council have blocked the 'call in' by Green party councillors of a planned £360 million loan. As News From Crystal Palace has previously reported Lambeth council are to borrow £360 MILLION over the next three years – to help pay for their highly controversial Homes for Lambeth estates regeneration scheme, the redress scheme … Continue reading LAMBETH COUNCIL BLOCK ‘CALL IN’ ON £360 MILLION LOAN PLAN

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LAMBETHWATCH DIARY: LIBRARY – OR THE HERNE HILL LIFESTYLE CENTRE? AS CAMPAIGNERS ASK WHY SPEND £650,000 ON CARNEGIE NOW? (and why information accuracy is not Lambeth’s strong point)

CARNEGIE LIBRARY Carnegie Herne Hill found itself back in the national newspapers with a photograph of the library accompanying an editorial headlined: "The Guardian view on small-town Britain" which begins: The world in 2019: The vexed politics of our times has obscured the view ahead. Over the holidays we are examining some big issues on … Continue reading LAMBETHWATCH DIARY: LIBRARY – OR THE HERNE HILL LIFESTYLE CENTRE? AS CAMPAIGNERS ASK WHY SPEND £650,000 ON CARNEGIE NOW? (and why information accuracy is not Lambeth’s strong point)

LAMBETHWATCH: LETTERS TO LAMBETH COUNCIL FROM MICHAEL KEANE…

 ♻Michael J Keane  ♻‏ @KeaneMJ As Lambeth decided to run three important consultations in parallel putting extra pressure on the public in the run up to Christmas I thought I'd get my own back. Here's my hopefully constructive feedback to Lambeth on their consultations. ...AND FROM PEOPLE'S AUDIT LAMBETH Peoples Audit‏ @PeoplesAudit Peoples Audit‏ @PeoplesAudit Nov 8 Our … Continue reading LAMBETHWATCH: LETTERS TO LAMBETH COUNCIL FROM MICHAEL KEANE…

LAMBETHWATCH ON SOCIAL MEDIA – ONE “Members are the moral compass in a time of change in local government”

WATERLOO LIBRARY / GRANBY SPACE Lambeth Council‏Verified account @lambeth_council Dec 3 Granby Space run by @meanwhile_space a temporary space in Lower Marsh, Waterloo supports local start-ups and growing independent enterprises, with spaces let on affordable rates of between 50-80% of market value. Peoples Audit‏ @PeoplesAudit Dec 3 Retweeted Lambeth Council Once upon a time this was a … Continue reading LAMBETHWATCH ON SOCIAL MEDIA – ONE “Members are the moral compass in a time of change in local government”

LAMBETHWATCH ON SOCIAL MEDIA TWO

Jane Darling #NHSLove‏ @janeydarling1 Dec 14 Retweeted Defend The Ten I spoke to a lady who said that Carnegie had been her lifeline, she could turn up and always know someone in there. Since it closed she never goes out and has lost the connection to people and her community. Shame, big, big shame on … Continue reading LAMBETHWATCH ON SOCIAL MEDIA TWO

LIB PECK TO QUIT AS LAMBETH COUNCIL LEADER

Cllr Lib Peck, Lambeth council leader has today (Jan14) announced that she will be stepping down to take a new role at the Greater London Authority. She has been appointed as director of the London’s new Violence Reduction Unit after leading Lambeth council for six years and having been a councillor for 17 years. Front … Continue reading LIB PECK TO QUIT AS LAMBETH COUNCIL LEADER

BROCKWELL PARK’S CENTREPIECE GETS CASH BOOST

The restoration of Brockwell hall – the centrepiece of Lambeth’s Brockwell park – has moved a step closer after Lambeth council were successful in a funding bid to the Heritage Lottery Fund (HLF). A £387,500 grant will fund detailed design and feasibility work looking at transforming Brockwell Hall into a venue for weddings and corporate … Continue reading BROCKWELL PARK’S CENTREPIECE GETS CASH BOOST

NO MONEY FOR REPAIRS – BUT LAMBETH COUNCIL TO SPEND £50,000 A YEAR ON INDEPENDENT ADVISERS FOR CENTRAL HILL ESTATE – “Renewed contract will include break clauses if the budget is not enough”

Lambeth council are set to spend more money on independent advisers for Central Hill - one of the six estates they want to demolish as part of their highly controversial Homes for Lambeth plans. Lambeth Labour have consistently claimed that they cannot afford to do repairs on the six estates because of Government cutbacks and … Continue reading NO MONEY FOR REPAIRS – BUT LAMBETH COUNCIL TO SPEND £50,000 A YEAR ON INDEPENDENT ADVISERS FOR CENTRAL HILL ESTATE – “Renewed contract will include break clauses if the budget is not enough”

COUNCIL ESTATES FACING DEMOLITION: PROPERTY CONSULTANTS WRITE TO LEASEHOLDERS

Copies of letters sent by two property consultants to a leaseholder on one of the six estates Lambeth Labour want to demolish have been obtained by News From Crystal Palace. One of the letters says local authorities are regularly undervaluing property in advance of compulsory purchase orders (CPO's). The first addresses the leaseholder by name … Continue reading COUNCIL ESTATES FACING DEMOLITION: PROPERTY CONSULTANTS WRITE TO LEASEHOLDERS

COUNCIL PAYS TOWARDS FIRM’S REDUNDANCY COSTS

Lambeth council have contributed an undisclosed sum towards redundancy costs at Engie whose services include providing security services at cabinet and committee meetings at the town hall. The move is revealed in a report on the lambeth.gov website under 'officer delegated decisions'. The redundancies appear to relate to the council's plans to move some services … Continue reading COUNCIL PAYS TOWARDS FIRM’S REDUNDANCY COSTS