Council leader raises serious concerns with government over Streatham terror attack – praises businesses and librarians

Lambeth council leader Cllr Jack Hopkins has written to the Home Secretary Priti Patel following the terrorist attack in Streatham, raising serious concerns on behalf of residents regarding the government’s handling of the case of Sudesh Amman. In the letter, Cllr Hopkins has highlighted the community unity displayed in the wake of the shocking attack … Continue reading Council leader raises serious concerns with government over Streatham terror attack – praises businesses and librarians

CORONAVIRUS ADVICE / STORMY WEATHER WARNING

Find simple and practical advice on stopping Coronavirus from spreading. FROM LAMBETH COUNCIL: Coronavirus continues to dominate the news and Lambeth council are closely monitoring the situation. At this point, the risk to people in Lambeth, and across the UK, remains low. As of Feb 11, 1,358 had been people in the UK had been … Continue reading CORONAVIRUS ADVICE / STORMY WEATHER WARNING

VE DAY: Bromley waive road closure fees for 75th anniversary street parties / Lambeth street party applications for 2020

(Image: Lambeth council's official Love Lambeth website. Lambeth's deadline for VE Day street parties is March 16th, Bromley's is February 28th) Applications from residents and Street Friends applying to hold a street party in the borough of Bromley to commemorate / support  the 75th anniversary of VE Day are being processed free of charge. The … Continue reading VE DAY: Bromley waive road closure fees for 75th anniversary street parties / Lambeth street party applications for 2020

LAMBETH LIBRARIES AND CROYDON CELEBRATE LGBTQ+HISTORY MONTH

LGBTQ+ List Challenge February is LGBTQ+ History Month and Lambeth Libraries are celebrating the history and achievement of the LGBTQ communities... and we have a challenge for you... How many LGBTQ writers have you read? You may have enjoyed Christopher Isherwood or Radclyffe Hall but have you tried some of the newer writers such as Will Eaves … Continue reading LAMBETH LIBRARIES AND CROYDON CELEBRATE LGBTQ+HISTORY MONTH

Company fined £5,000 for selling knife to youth aged 15 / Rogue builder gets suspended prison sentence after defrauding victims of £60,000

A Waterloo based retailer prosecuted by Lambeth Trading Standards has been ordered to pay £6,641 for selling a knife to a 15-year old boy. The legal age to purchase knives is 18-years old. The company pleaded guilty before Camberwell Green magistrates court on 10th January 2020 to one offence under the Criminal Justice Act 1988, … Continue reading Company fined £5,000 for selling knife to youth aged 15 / Rogue builder gets suspended prison sentence after defrauding victims of £60,000

Motorist convicted for submitting false appeals to dodge Lambeth parking tickets

A motorist who tried to avoid paying parking tickets by submitting false appeals has been successfully prosecuted by Lambeth council. The woman motorist was found guilty of three offences of fraud by false representation, following a trial at Camberwell Green magistrates court earlier this month. The charges included falsely claiming that her vehicle had broken … Continue reading Motorist convicted for submitting false appeals to dodge Lambeth parking tickets

CENTRAL HILL EXHIBITION CANCELLED

An exhibition on rebuilding the Roman Rise hostel on the Central Hill estate as part of the highly controversial Homes for Lambeth plans due to be held yesterday and today (Friday) has been cancelled.  Meanwhile, Gipsy Hill ward Cllr Pete Elliott (green) who lives on the estate, was searching certain websites today: Pete Elliott‏ @pete556 17 … Continue reading CENTRAL HILL EXHIBITION CANCELLED

AMONG THE QUESTIONS AT NEXT WEEK’S LAMBETH COUNCIL MEETING….Rodents on Central Hill estate, Cherry Tree nursery – and Halal meat

Questions at next week's full Lambeth council meeting include the following (If you want to know the answers now, they can be found by going to Lambeth.gov meetings calendar - Wednesday 22nd - and searching agenda item 8 'Questions from Councillors' - Ed.) 9. Cllr Pete Elliott (Green, Gipsy Hill) To: Cllr Paul Gadsby, Cabinet … Continue reading AMONG THE QUESTIONS AT NEXT WEEK’S LAMBETH COUNCIL MEETING….Rodents on Central Hill estate, Cherry Tree nursery – and Halal meat

TIM BRIGGS AMENDMENTS TO LAMBETH COUNCIL LABOUR PARTY MOTION

Cllr Tim Briggs - the only blue on Lambeth council - has put forward a wide range of amendments to a Labour motion on the borough's diverse communities for next Wednesday's full meeting of Lambeth council. His amendments have no chance of getting passed. Editor's Note:LABOUR'S SUBSTANTIVE MOTION INCLUDES COMMENTS ATTRIBUTED TO BORIS JOHNSON WHICH … Continue reading TIM BRIGGS AMENDMENTS TO LAMBETH COUNCIL LABOUR PARTY MOTION

COUNCIL LEADER’S MESSAGE OF SUPPORT FOR EU RESIDENTS: “We’ll continue to lobby ministers to make sure settlement scheme is a fair and just process” says Jack Hopkins

A message expressing support for EU citizens has been issued by Lambeth council leader Cllr Jack Hopkins ahead of the UK’s anticipated transitional departure from the European Union at the end of this month. Lambeth, which was the most remain region in the country in 2016’s Referendum has an estimated 40,000 EU citizens in the … Continue reading COUNCIL LEADER’S MESSAGE OF SUPPORT FOR EU RESIDENTS: “We’ll continue to lobby ministers to make sure settlement scheme is a fair and just process” says Jack Hopkins