“BOTTOMLESS PIT OF GOLD FOR COUNCIL’S HOUSING REGENERATION SCHEME – OTHER AREAS BEING CUT DRASTICALLY

The pot of gold belonging to Lambeth council's housing regeneration department seems to be bottomless - whilst other areas of the council's services are being dramatically cut due to the imposition of austerity measures, its cabinet has been told. Green party Cllr Pete Elliott (Gipsy Hill) asked them: "How can we have faith in the … Continue reading “BOTTOMLESS PIT OF GOLD FOR COUNCIL’S HOUSING REGENERATION SCHEME – OTHER AREAS BEING CUT DRASTICALLY

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“COMPULSORY PURCHASE ORDER FOR ESTATE NOT IN THE PUBLIC INTEREST”

A compulsory purchase order for one of the six estates which Lambeth council want to demolish is not in the public interest, Lambeth council's cabinet have been told. Shemi Leira, chairman of the tenants and residents association on Westbury estate where he has lived for almost 25 years, said his flat had been valued at … Continue reading “COMPULSORY PURCHASE ORDER FOR ESTATE NOT IN THE PUBLIC INTEREST”

EDBROOKE QUITS AS LAMBETH COUNCILLOR

Lambeth councilor Jane Edbrooke has quit following her appointment to a "politically restricted" but unspecified post. She announced her resignation on medium.com and via her own Twitter feed. Edbrooke, who became chief whip following the May council elections, was previously cabinet member for neighbourhoods when she told a council meeting in November 2015 in response … Continue reading EDBROOKE QUITS AS LAMBETH COUNCILLOR

FORMER LAMBETH COUNCIL TENANT USED RIGHT TO BUY – DESPITE LIVING IN BRISTOL AT THE TIME

A former Lambeth council tenant used a Right to Buy discount to purchase a council house – even though he was living in Bristol at the time. He was caught after a data match from the National Fraud Initiative - .a Government organisation which matches electronic data within and between public and private sector bodies … Continue reading FORMER LAMBETH COUNCIL TENANT USED RIGHT TO BUY – DESPITE LIVING IN BRISTOL AT THE TIME

LAMBETH COUNCIL FINANCES – WHAT THE LABOUR CABINET SAY: “We have lost 60p in every pound since 2010 that we can spend on local services….“The Government are making the boast ‘austerity is over’ – it’s certainly one we’re not seeing in this town hall.”

Cllr Jim Dickson,  joint cabinet member for the voluntary sector, partnerships and community safety, has spoken of the difficulties Lambeth council face face having to find £43 million of savings which were the result of the "vindictive approach" the Government were taking towards public services. His comments came at Monday night's meeting of Lambeth council's … Continue reading LAMBETH COUNCIL FINANCES – WHAT THE LABOUR CABINET SAY: “We have lost 60p in every pound since 2010 that we can spend on local services….“The Government are making the boast ‘austerity is over’ – it’s certainly one we’re not seeing in this town hall.”

….AND WHAT THE OPPOSITION ON LAMBETH COUNCIL SAY: “COUNCIL INCREASING RESERVES WHILE MAXIMISING MISERY”

“By front loading the biggest cuts in the first year of their four year financial plan Lambeth Labour are maximising misery and heaping hardship on the boroughs most vulnerable residents, says Green party oposition leader Cllr Jonathan Bartley. "And they are doing so while at the same time increasing the council’s reserves. "This is a … Continue reading ….AND WHAT THE OPPOSITION ON LAMBETH COUNCIL SAY: “COUNCIL INCREASING RESERVES WHILE MAXIMISING MISERY”

CROYDON NAMED AMONG LONDON’S FIRST CREATIVE ENTERPRISE ZONES

Croydon has been named among the capital’s first Creative Enterprise Zones (CEZ) announced by the Mayor of London. The borough is one of six from across the capital who have successfully bid for funding from the Mayor to develop as a CEZ – a place where creative industries flourish and grow. Croydon has been awarded … Continue reading CROYDON NAMED AMONG LONDON’S FIRST CREATIVE ENTERPRISE ZONES

OPINION: “WE WILL CONSULT RESIDENTS ON PROPOSALS”

News From Crystal Palace tries to be impartial, fair-minded and balanced. With Lambeth council that is not always easy. In many, many cases it is downright difficult Elsewhere on this news website you will see details of a financial planning report being presented to tonight's (Monday) meeting of the Lambeth Labour cabinet. But, given that … Continue reading OPINION: “WE WILL CONSULT RESIDENTS ON PROPOSALS”

REDUCTION IN LAMBETH’S SPENDING POWER “ONE OF HIGHEST IN THE COUNTRY” – OFFICER’S REPORT TO CABINET

A budget report to tonight's meeting of Lambeth council's cabinet "extends the period of austerity in local government into two decades". The financial planning report 2018/19 to 2022/23 also says: Since 2010 cuts in central government funding has reduced Lambeth’s spending power, one of the highest reductions in the country, and this has led to … Continue reading REDUCTION IN LAMBETH’S SPENDING POWER “ONE OF HIGHEST IN THE COUNTRY” – OFFICER’S REPORT TO CABINET

COMPULSORY PURCHASE ORDERS FOR WESTBURY AND SOUTH LAMBETH ESTATES SET TO GET THE GO-AHEAD 

Compulsory purchase orders for peoples homes on two of the six estates which Lambeth Labour want to demolish as part of the hugely controversial 'Homes for Lambeth' scheme are set to get the go-ahead on Monday. A meeting of the council’s cabinet – start time 5pm - will consider the reports for the South Lambeth … Continue reading COMPULSORY PURCHASE ORDERS FOR WESTBURY AND SOUTH LAMBETH ESTATES SET TO GET THE GO-AHEAD