PEOPLE’S AUDIT PROBE FINDS LAMBETH VALUED 674 SHEDS AT AROUND £80,000 EACH plus 1,756 car parking spaces (around £98,000 each) and 4.621 garages (around £85,000 each). Council’s response: “Auditors found no material issues”

A probe into Lambeth council's valuation of their dwellings by People's Audit Lambeth has found: 674 sheds valued at about £80k each 1,756 car parking spaces at about £98k each 4,621 garages valued at about £85k each The valuations have been uncovered by campaigner Michael Keane on behalf of People's Audit Lambeth during their annual … Continue reading PEOPLE’S AUDIT PROBE FINDS LAMBETH VALUED 674 SHEDS AT AROUND £80,000 EACH plus 1,756 car parking spaces (around £98,000 each) and 4.621 garages (around £85,000 each). Council’s response: “Auditors found no material issues”

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BEARDELL STREET PLANS REFUSED ON APPEAL “Proposal would lead to unacceptable harm to living conditions of nearby residents”.

Plans to build on land behind homes in Beardell Street off Westow Hill have been turned down by a planning inspector following an appeal. In his decision the inspector said the proposal would lead to "unacceptable harm to the living conditions of nearby residents". The development proposed was the erection of 3 (2x 4-bed semi-detached, … Continue reading BEARDELL STREET PLANS REFUSED ON APPEAL “Proposal would lead to unacceptable harm to living conditions of nearby residents”.

LAMBETH REDRESS SCHEME FOR CHILD ABUSE VICTIMS SET TO GET TWO-YEAR EXTENSION More than £16 million already paid in compensation

Lambeth council’s cabinet are set to consider extending the Lambeth children’s homes redress scheme for an extra two years at a cabinet meeting next week. The scheme, which is expected to cost the council £100million, provides compensation to those who survived neglect and abuse in the borough’s former children’s homes which were open from the … Continue reading LAMBETH REDRESS SCHEME FOR CHILD ABUSE VICTIMS SET TO GET TWO-YEAR EXTENSION More than £16 million already paid in compensation

LAMBETH HOUSING: RESIDENTS RECOMMENDATIONS ON REPAIRS TO BE IMPLEMENTED BY COUNCIL – ALL 21 OF THEM! “Vital for residents to have a voice” says cabinet member for housing

A new residents engagement group have made 21 recommendations to improve the way communal repairs are reported, recorded and done - as well as post-inspections of any works. And Lambeth council say they will be implementing ALL of them. Recommendations made by the Task and Finish group set up by Lambeth council include: Lambeth to … Continue reading LAMBETH HOUSING: RESIDENTS RECOMMENDATIONS ON REPAIRS TO BE IMPLEMENTED BY COUNCIL – ALL 21 OF THEM! “Vital for residents to have a voice” says cabinet member for housing

LAMBETH HOUSING: RESIDENTS DISSATISFIED WITH COMMUNAL REPAIRS SERVICE

Key findings in the report by the Resident Task & Finish Group (T&FG) (please see separate story) are: Many residents were either dissatisfied or very dissatisfied with the communal repairs service. Critical gaps in the key performance indicators (KPIs) for communal repairs. Whilst there are KPIs for repairs it is difficult to distinguish communal repairs … Continue reading LAMBETH HOUSING: RESIDENTS DISSATISFIED WITH COMMUNAL REPAIRS SERVICE

LAMBETH HOUSING: “Much of my work as a councillor is unnecessarily spent picking up the pieces of poor or non-existent repairs” – Cllr Pete Elliott

Much of his work as a councillor is unnecessarily spent picking up the pieces of poor or non-existent housing repairs, Gipsy Hill ward Cllr Pete Elliott told Lambeth council's overview and scrutiny committee as it considered the 'call in' on repairs contracts. "We can’t go on as we have been over the last few years. … Continue reading LAMBETH HOUSING: “Much of my work as a councillor is unnecessarily spent picking up the pieces of poor or non-existent repairs” – Cllr Pete Elliott

LAMBETH HOUSING: CABINET MEMBER WANTS MORE RESIDENTS INVOLVEMENT

Lambeth's new housing boss wants residents to be at the centre of how the council shapes management contracts. Cabinet member for housing Cllr Paul Gadsby's comments came at the latest meeting of the council's overview and scrutiny committee which was considering a 'call in' on the design of housing services in Lambeth after 2020 by … Continue reading LAMBETH HOUSING: CABINET MEMBER WANTS MORE RESIDENTS INVOLVEMENT

CENTRAL HILL RESIDENTS INTERESTED IN HAVING A SAY IN ESTATE’S REGENERATION INVITED TO PUBLIC MEETING TOMORROW NIGHT (Ballot on demolition? What ballot on demolition???)

This is the quite frankly farcical poster which has gone up on the demolition-threatened Central Hill estate. The poster invites residents living on the estate who are interested in 'having a say in the regeneration' to a meeting tomorrow evening (Tuesday) - even though residents have been having their say AGAINST the highly controversial plans … Continue reading CENTRAL HILL RESIDENTS INTERESTED IN HAVING A SAY IN ESTATE’S REGENERATION INVITED TO PUBLIC MEETING TOMORROW NIGHT (Ballot on demolition? What ballot on demolition???)

LAMBETHWATCH: ANOTHER GLORIOUS OWN GOAL FROM LAMBETH LABOUR

Lambeth Labour have a track record of scoring own goals.  A photograph of their latest was accompanied by the following missive on Lambeth Labour party Twitter: Lambeth Labour‏ @LambethLabour 2h2 hours ago September 2nd 2019 Despite the dire situation that local government funding is in, Labour councils like ours have found way to continue to deliver effectively … Continue reading LAMBETHWATCH: ANOTHER GLORIOUS OWN GOAL FROM LAMBETH LABOUR

LAMBETHWATCH ON SOCIAL MEDIA: “The answer to my Freedom of Information request made no sense”

Peoples Audit‏ @PeoplesAudit Aug 11 From the archive: still no explanation from Lambeth as to how/why their former CEO agreed (privately and without public consultation) to turn over big chunks of the library service to a leisure firm. @lswaffield1 @defendthetenpic.twitter.com/xGRa6IAf0E Laura Swaffield Retweeted John Bird‏@johnbirdswords Aug 13 If you really want to screw the world, then … Continue reading LAMBETHWATCH ON SOCIAL MEDIA: “The answer to my Freedom of Information request made no sense”