LAMBETHWATCH: HEALTHY LIVING CENTRES MOVE AGREED ‘IN PRINCIPLE’ MONTHS BEFORE CULTURE 2020 SAY PEOPLE’S AUDIT

Peoples Audit‏ @PeoplesAudit Tweeted: Case study in the importance of #transparency: former Lambeth CEO agreed library 'healthy living centre' idea in principle at a private meeting months before public consultation for Culture 2020 - Carnegie Library works alone now expected to cost c.£3m.

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PEOPLE’S AUDIT LAMBETH’S RESPONSE TO COUNCIL LEADER LIB PECK

News From Crystal Palace asked for and have been sent the following response by People's Audit Lambeth's Simon Morrow to Cllr Peck's comments about them made at last Thursday's election hustings: (Bold type by News From Crystal Palace - Ed.) Of course if something is wrong we would correct it. The problem is that rather than … Continue reading PEOPLE’S AUDIT LAMBETH’S RESPONSE TO COUNCIL LEADER LIB PECK

SENIOR LAMBETH COUNCIL OFFICERS “ILLEGALLY PAID VIA THEIR OWN COMPANIES” Sensational allegations in Private Eye magazine – Call for ‘root and branch investigation’ + Lambeth’s response

Sensational allegations that senior Lambeth council officers have illegally been paid via their own  'management companies', 'consultancies' or as 'suppliers' to the council are made in this week's issue of Private Eye magazine. "This has the advantage, for the employee and the council, of reducing tax and national insurance bills considerably" says the article in … Continue reading SENIOR LAMBETH COUNCIL OFFICERS “ILLEGALLY PAID VIA THEIR OWN COMPANIES” Sensational allegations in Private Eye magazine – Call for ‘root and branch investigation’ + Lambeth’s response

OPINION: LAMBETH COUNCIL ELECTIONS 2018 – IT’S GETTING DIRTY………

Image: Lambeth Labour party Twitter (This image is captioned: LambethLabour‏ @LambethLabour  In Lambeth it's a straight fight between Labour who are building a better, fairer Lambeth and the Tories who are heartless nationally and hopeless locally.)  News From Crystal Palace takes the view that our readers have minds of their own and their own opinions and we don't … Continue reading OPINION: LAMBETH COUNCIL ELECTIONS 2018 – IT’S GETTING DIRTY………

LAMBETHWATCH ELECTION SPECIAL: ARE YOU, OR HAVE YOU EVER BEEN, A MEMBER OF…..?

People's Audit Lambeth founder Simon Morrow finds it somewhat amusing that Lambeth Labour are labelling him as a Green party activist. "I have never been a member of a political party" Simon, a chartered quantity surveyor, tells News From Crystal Palace. "I sent an open letter to Cllr Imogen Walker (See tweet:  https://twitter.com/PeoplesAudit/status/887972805110882304 Open letter: 'Lambeth … Continue reading LAMBETHWATCH ELECTION SPECIAL: ARE YOU, OR HAVE YOU EVER BEEN, A MEMBER OF…..?

LAMBETHWATCH TWO: ATTEND HUSTINGS MEETINGS – AND ASK QUESTIONS Two Lambeth groups in separate calls

Attend all election hustings meetings in Lambeth - and be prepared to ask questions. That was the message from TWO separate meetings last week. At the annual meeting of Carnegie Library Association Defend the Ten campaigner Michaela Loebner said: "Don't let the councillors off the hook". She said all candidates will be asked to take … Continue reading LAMBETHWATCH TWO: ATTEND HUSTINGS MEETINGS – AND ASK QUESTIONS Two Lambeth groups in separate calls

EVENTS – PEOPLE’S AUDIT LAMBETH / URBAN FOOD HEROES AT THE MARKET/ CRYSTAL PALACE BUSINESS BAGEL / CRYSTAL PALACE PARK COMMUNITY FORUM /

SATURDAY MARCH 24th URBAN FOOD HEROES AT THE MARKET Crystal Palace food market say they are honoured to be chosen as an Urban Food Hero "using food for good" in this month's Jellied Eel (part of Sustain).  Not only has the market been listed but also Patchwork Farm and its stall at the market.  Thank … Continue reading EVENTS – PEOPLE’S AUDIT LAMBETH / URBAN FOOD HEROES AT THE MARKET/ CRYSTAL PALACE BUSINESS BAGEL / CRYSTAL PALACE PARK COMMUNITY FORUM /

PEOPLE’S AUDIT RESPOND IN OPEN LETTER TO COUNCIL’S CHIEF EXECUTIVE – MILLIONS “POTENTIALLY WASTED” ON FENWICK CONTRACT

People's Audit Lambeth have responded to a reply from Lambeth's interim chief executive over  concerns they raised about the way the development management contract for the Fenwick estate near Clapham South – the second highest of four tenders received and nearly £8 million higher than the council had originally anticipated – was given. An Open … Continue reading PEOPLE’S AUDIT RESPOND IN OPEN LETTER TO COUNCIL’S CHIEF EXECUTIVE – MILLIONS “POTENTIALLY WASTED” ON FENWICK CONTRACT

LAMBETH – FINALLY – ANSWER SOME QUESTIONS!!!  “I understand your concerns over the large difference between the original estimate and the tender prices” council’s chief executive tells People’s Audit on Fenwick estate contract

Lambeth council have finally answered some questions – via their official website.   They come in response to concerns raised by People’s Audit Lambeth and reported by News From Crystal Palace on the way the development management contract for the Fenwick estate near Clapham South - the second highest of four tenders received and nearly £8 … Continue reading LAMBETH – FINALLY – ANSWER SOME QUESTIONS!!!  “I understand your concerns over the large difference between the original estimate and the tender prices” council’s chief executive tells People’s Audit on Fenwick estate contract

LAMBETH TO SPLURGE £15 MILLION ON CENTRAL HILL…FOR A ‘DEVELOPMENT MANAGEMENT TEAM’ Call-in by councillor refused – as People’s Audit Lambeth raise “serious concerns” over tendering process for second estate

Lambeth council - which has no money to spend on repairing Central Hill estate - are to splurge £15 million on a development management team there prior to its demolition. And a 'call-in' by one of Lambeth's four opposition councillors over the Central Hill decision has been refused. The move comes as People's Audit Lambeth … Continue reading LAMBETH TO SPLURGE £15 MILLION ON CENTRAL HILL…FOR A ‘DEVELOPMENT MANAGEMENT TEAM’ Call-in by councillor refused – as People’s Audit Lambeth raise “serious concerns” over tendering process for second estate