LAMBETHWATCH: GREEN PARTY OPPOSITION LEADER THANKS LABOUR COUNCILLOR FOR HER CONCERN

Lambeth council’s Green party opposition leader Jonathan Bartley has thanked Labour Cllr Rezina Chowdhury for her concern about the Green Party and “how we can improve our representation in Lambeth. “We are only five in number but we are absolutely committed to increase both our numbers of councillors and their diversity” he says in an … Continue reading LAMBETHWATCH: GREEN PARTY OPPOSITION LEADER THANKS LABOUR COUNCILLOR FOR HER CONCERN

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LAMBETH COUNTRY SHOW: FULL POST-EVENT EVALUATION PROMISED

A full post-event evaluation is being promised by Lambeth council following this years’s annual country show in Brockwell Park. As News From Crystal Palace has previously reported, people visiting this year's event are banned from taking hi-viz jackets, flags, perfume bottles and other items into the show. There will be compulsory body searching and bag … Continue reading LAMBETH COUNTRY SHOW: FULL POST-EVENT EVALUATION PROMISED

OFFICIAL: CRAIG TUNSTALL GOES

Craig Tunstall has left the Gipsy Hill Federation of which he was chief executive officer. No date of his departure has been given although News From Crystal Palace had heard rumours of his going in early February of this year. On July 6th Education Uncovered, a subscription-only website, ran the story headlined: "Superhead leaves chain … Continue reading OFFICIAL: CRAIG TUNSTALL GOES

OPINION: “COUNCIL RESOLVES TO CONTINUE TO PLACE RESIDENTS AT THE HEART OF THE DECISION-MAKING PROCESS”. ER – NO YOU DON’T.

The Labour amendments to the Green party motion on estate ballots will appal all reasonable-minded people. The additions and amendments begin with the utterly bonkers comment that: Lambeth is committed to placing residents at the heart of the decision-making process, as part of our plans to build more and better homes to help tackle the … Continue reading OPINION: “COUNCIL RESOLVES TO CONTINUE TO PLACE RESIDENTS AT THE HEART OF THE DECISION-MAKING PROCESS”. ER – NO YOU DON’T.

LABOUR’S “FAIRER” LAMBETH: KNICKERS TO ESTATE BALLOTS (UNLESS IT’S UNDER A LABOUR GOVERNMENT!!!!!!)

Lambeth's Labour councillors are refusing to allow ballots on estates threatened by their own demolition plans - despite promising a 'fairer' Lambeth in their election manifestoes. A Green party motion calling for the ballots and set to be discussed by the council next Wednesday has been emasculated by a mass of Labour amendments  which includes … Continue reading LABOUR’S “FAIRER” LAMBETH: KNICKERS TO ESTATE BALLOTS (UNLESS IT’S UNDER A LABOUR GOVERNMENT!!!!!!)

COUNCIL TO DEBATE BALLOTS ON ESTATE DEMOLITIONS

People living on three housing estates in Lambeth MUST be balloted over the council's highly controversial plans to demolish them. A motion calling for the ballots is set to be debated at Lambeth council's next full meeting on Wednesday July 18th. The motion follows the revelations that Lambeth council had done secret deals with the … Continue reading COUNCIL TO DEBATE BALLOTS ON ESTATE DEMOLITIONS

LAMBETHWATCH – CRESSINGHAM GARDENS SURVEY: Lambeth council have not provided the information in response to this request as it is intended for publication in the near future on Lambeth’s website……”

Among the latest Freedom of Information requests to Lambeth council is the following: Joanne Parkes 31 May 2018 Dear Lambeth Borough Council, Please provide the 'Topographical Survey' of Cressingham Gardens Estate referred to as having been completed, in Issue 4 of your 'Engagement & Surveys' newsletter dated April-May 2018.   Please provide the entire report … Continue reading LAMBETHWATCH – CRESSINGHAM GARDENS SURVEY: Lambeth council have not provided the information in response to this request as it is intended for publication in the near future on Lambeth’s website……”

SPECIAL NATIONAL DEMOCRACY WEEK POSTER – THREE

IT'S NATIONAL DEMOCRACY WEEK JULY 2ND TO JULY 8TH 2018. In June 2015 we launched our brilliant new Culture 2020 which included plans for Lambeth's libraries. We said we were going out to consultation on a whole range of ideas. In October 2015 we announced that the Carnegie and Minet libraries would have gyms installed … Continue reading SPECIAL NATIONAL DEMOCRACY WEEK POSTER – THREE

LAMBETH COUNTRY SHOW: “DEEP CONCERN” VOICED BY FRIENDS OF BROCKWELL PARK  “Confiscation of all drinks is not most people’s idea of a wonderful experience”

The Friends of Brockwell Park say they are " deeply concerned" by Lambeth council's decision to fence off the Lambeth Country Show on July 21–22, and impose stringent security, including the banning of all drinks being brought into the park.  "This is the first time in more than 40 years this has happened" say the … Continue reading LAMBETH COUNTRY SHOW: “DEEP CONCERN” VOICED BY FRIENDS OF BROCKWELL PARK  “Confiscation of all drinks is not most people’s idea of a wonderful experience”

LAMBETHWATCH: LAMBETH PROVIDING LESS INFORMATION TO PEOPLE’S AUDIT THAN LAST YEAR!

People's Audit Lambeth are currently examining Lambeth council's accounts - something which anyone is now entitled to do with any council under recent legislation. On June 22 Peoples Audit Lambeth posted the following on Twitter: As a reminder this is what the @NAOorguk wrote to #Lambeth last year when they tried to limit the amount … Continue reading LAMBETHWATCH: LAMBETH PROVIDING LESS INFORMATION TO PEOPLE’S AUDIT THAN LAST YEAR!