LAMBETHWATCH – FREEDOM OF INFORMATION

Back in October News From Crystal Palace ran a piece about Lambeth People's Audit meeting MP Marcus Jones at the House of Commons with Kate Hoey MP for Vauxhall. Someone has now made a Freedom of Information request asking what went on at the meeting. Given their history of not wanting to answer Freedom of … Continue reading LAMBETHWATCH – FREEDOM OF INFORMATION

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LAMBETHWATCH – YOUR CHANCE TO LET LAMBETH HAVE YOUR VIEWS!!!! (PLUS!!!! LAMBETH WANT TO BE LONDON BOROUGH OF CULTURE!!!!! ETC ETC)

Defend The Ten‏ @defendtheten Tweeted: Election countdown week 27 & we meet Liz & Edward (80). Edward fled the Soviet Union in 1973; he later ran Carnegie lib chess club for 16 yrs. Remarkably, Edward continued to run the club from the steps of @CarnegieLib even after it had shut, a testament to his strength … Continue reading LAMBETHWATCH – YOUR CHANCE TO LET LAMBETH HAVE YOUR VIEWS!!!! (PLUS!!!! LAMBETH WANT TO BE LONDON BOROUGH OF CULTURE!!!!! ETC ETC)

PEOPLE’S AUDIT LAMBETH STILL LOOKING FOR ANSWERS

Lambeth Peoples Audit meet the minister: Pictured (from left) with Marcus Jones MP, Parliamentary Under Secretary of State (Minister for Local Government) are  Michael J Keane; (Mr Jones); Gerlinde Gniewosz; Simon Morrow; Kate Hoey, Labour MP for Vauxhall; and Pete Elliott, Lambeth Green party. Simon Morrow told News From Crystal Palace: "It is very telling that … Continue reading PEOPLE’S AUDIT LAMBETH STILL LOOKING FOR ANSWERS

MANY QUESTIONS STILL UNANSWERED IN LAMBETH’S REPLIES SAY PEOPLES AUDIT

MANY QUESTIONS STILL UNANSWERED IN LAMBETH'S REPLIES SAY PEOPLES AUDIT Among the issues which Lambeth council have addressed - and which Peoples Audit Lambeth have responded to - are: Appearance of price fixing The Peoples’ Audit found indications of possible price fixing between some contractors. In one instance all four tenderers on a £1.3m project … Continue reading MANY QUESTIONS STILL UNANSWERED IN LAMBETH’S REPLIES SAY PEOPLES AUDIT

“NO PROGRESS ON FINANCE PROBLEMS UNTIL LAMBETH ADMIT THERE IS ONE” – PEOPLE’S AUDIT   

"NO PROGRESS ON FINANCE PROBLEMS UNTIL LAMBETH ADMIT THERE IS ONE" - PEOPLE'S AUDIT    There will be no progress in sorting out Lambeth's finance problems until the council admit there IS a problem, say People's Audit Lambeth. In their latest hard-hitting report they say: "No amount of PR spin can obscure the facts." Lambeth’s … Continue reading “NO PROGRESS ON FINANCE PROBLEMS UNTIL LAMBETH ADMIT THERE IS ONE” – PEOPLE’S AUDIT   

LAMBETHWATCH – ANSWERING THE PEOPLE’S  QUESTIONS – THE VIEW FROM LAMBETH COUNCIL OFFICERS

LAMBETHWATCH - ANSWERING THE PEOPLE’S  QUESTIONS – THE VIEW FROM LAMBETH COUNCIL OFFICERS The following is a précis of the officers report to Lambeth council’s corporate committee on issues surrounding the People’s Audit and Freedom of Information questions to Lambeth council. The full report can be found at item 7 on the agenda for the corporate … Continue reading LAMBETHWATCH – ANSWERING THE PEOPLE’S  QUESTIONS – THE VIEW FROM LAMBETH COUNCIL OFFICERS

COMPANY'S BILL FOR TELLING LAMBETH "WE GOT IT RIGHT – NOT PEOPLE'S AUDIT": £30,000….. as it's revealed council are paying Capita for advice on their "borrowing strategy"!!!

COMPANY'S BILL FOR TELLING LAMBETH "WE GOT IT RIGHT - NOT PEOPLE'S AUDIT": £30,000..... as it's revealed council are paying Capita for advice on their "borrowing strategy"!!! KPMG are set to send Lambeth a bill for an estimated £30,000 - telling them they did not make any mistakes when they audited the council's accounts. The … Continue reading COMPANY'S BILL FOR TELLING LAMBETH "WE GOT IT RIGHT – NOT PEOPLE'S AUDIT": £30,000….. as it's revealed council are paying Capita for advice on their "borrowing strategy"!!!

LAMBETHWATCH: "WE'VE NOT BEEN INVOLVED WITH THE MINET FOR OVER A YEAR" SAY GREENWICH LEISURE  (AND A NEW TOWN HALL QUESTION ANSWERED)

31 WEEKS TO GO TO NEXT YEAR'S COUNCIL ELECTIONS Defend The Ten‏ @defendtheten  Tweeted: "31 wks to go in our election countdown & we meet Brenda. "She is 88 & had used @CarnegieLib since 1967. "She misses it very, very much! "In 1999 Brenda helped found @FrndsofCarnegie when the council planned to redevelop the site. "18 years … Continue reading LAMBETHWATCH: "WE'VE NOT BEEN INVOLVED WITH THE MINET FOR OVER A YEAR" SAY GREENWICH LEISURE  (AND A NEW TOWN HALL QUESTION ANSWERED)

LAMBETH COUNCIL FINALLY RESPOND TO PEOPLE’S AUDIT: Report “does raise issues which the council will examine” say Lambeth – after branding it a ‘pack of lies’!

LAMBETH COUNCIL FINALLY RESPOND TO PEOPLE'S AUDIT: Report "does raise issues which the council will examine" say Lambeth - after branding it a 'pack of lies'! Lambeth council have finally responded to sensational claims made in a Peoples Audit Lambeth report which highlighted accusations of extensive financial mismanagement within the local authority. The response comes … Continue reading LAMBETH COUNCIL FINALLY RESPOND TO PEOPLE’S AUDIT: Report “does raise issues which the council will examine” say Lambeth – after branding it a ‘pack of lies’!

PEOPLE'S AUDIT: OTHER POINTS FROM LAMBETH'S RESPONSE:

PEOPLE'S AUDIT: OTHER POINTS FROM LAMBETH'S RESPONSE: "Lambeth council have been asked to respond to claims made by the ‘People’s Audit’ review of the council’s 2015/16 accounts" say the council on its Love Lambeth website. Who made this request is not yet clear. The statement continues: The 2014 Local Audit and Accountability Act gave citizens … Continue reading PEOPLE'S AUDIT: OTHER POINTS FROM LAMBETH'S RESPONSE: