“Forever radical, always welcoming, constantly creative. That’s Lambeth” – says council advert. Dear Advertising Standards Authority………

Policy and Communications Manager Job function Customer service Job level Management Education level Undergraduate degree (or equivalent) Lambeth council are advertising for a Policy and Communications Manager. Their job ad reads as follows: PO5: Starting salary £44,373 pa rising in annual increments to £47,274 pa incl LW Forever radical, always welcoming, constantly creative. That’s Lambeth. … Continue reading “Forever radical, always welcoming, constantly creative. That’s Lambeth” – says council advert. Dear Advertising Standards Authority………

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LAMBETHWATCH DIARY: 164 plus 13 = 159. (IT’S THE HOMES FOR LAMBETH BUSINESS PLAN)

Peoples Audit‏ @PeoplesAudit This is from the back of a fag packet Homes for #Lambeth business plan(sic). You would like to think that an organisation that will be spending £300M of public money could add up. But no. Tom Keene‏ @anthillsocialRetweeted Peoples Audit That's unbelievable - a company expected to run a capital budget of £1.6 billion … Continue reading LAMBETHWATCH DIARY: 164 plus 13 = 159. (IT’S THE HOMES FOR LAMBETH BUSINESS PLAN)

LAMBETHWATCH: LETTERS TO LAMBETH COUNCIL FROM MICHAEL KEANE…

 ♻Michael J Keane  ♻‏ @KeaneMJ As Lambeth decided to run three important consultations in parallel putting extra pressure on the public in the run up to Christmas I thought I'd get my own back. Here's my hopefully constructive feedback to Lambeth on their consultations. ...AND FROM PEOPLE'S AUDIT LAMBETH Peoples Audit‏ @PeoplesAudit Peoples Audit‏ @PeoplesAudit Nov 8 Our … Continue reading LAMBETHWATCH: LETTERS TO LAMBETH COUNCIL FROM MICHAEL KEANE…

LAMBETHWATCH ON SOCIAL MEDIA TWO

Jane Darling #NHSLove‏ @janeydarling1 Dec 14 Retweeted Defend The Ten I spoke to a lady who said that Carnegie had been her lifeline, she could turn up and always know someone in there. Since it closed she never goes out and has lost the connection to people and her community. Shame, big, big shame on … Continue reading LAMBETHWATCH ON SOCIAL MEDIA TWO

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

LAMBETH PEOPLES AUDIT -101 QUESTIONS FOR LAMBETH COUNCIL’S CABINET – Part Two: Questions 26 to 52

News From Crystal Palace also thought that all 101 questions we sent to all Lambeth council cabinet members back in July 2017 had also been posted. They hadn't been. (No replies, no acknowledgements.) For the record here they are, including: HOW CAN YOU SAY YOU HAVE NO MONEY FOR HOUSING REPAIRS AND THEN TAKE £1 … Continue reading LAMBETH PEOPLES AUDIT -101 QUESTIONS FOR LAMBETH COUNCIL’S CABINET – Part Two: Questions 26 to 52

LAMBETH PEOPLES AUDIT -101 QUESTIONS FOR LAMBETH COUNCIL’S CABINET – Part Three: questions 53 to 88

News From Crystal Palace also thought that all 101 questions we sent to all Lambeth council cabinet members back in July 2017 had also been posted. They hadn't been. (No replies, no acknowledgements.) For the record here they are, including: WHY HAVE LAMBETH IGNORED THE REQUEST FROM THE INFORMATION COMMISSIONER? (NOTE: Fifteen months after News From … Continue reading LAMBETH PEOPLES AUDIT -101 QUESTIONS FOR LAMBETH COUNCIL’S CABINET – Part Three: questions 53 to 88

LAMBETH PEOPLES AUDIT -101 QUESTIONS FOR LAMBETH COUNCIL’S CABINET – Part Four: Questions 89 to 101

News From Crystal Palace also thought that all 101 questions we sent to all Lambeth council cabinet members back in July 2017 had also been posted. They hadn't been. (No replies, no acknowledgements.) For the record here they are, including: AND WHY DON'T LAMBETH START HAVING GENUINE, MEANINGFUL ENGAGEMENT WITH CITIZENS LIVING IN  THE BOROUGH? (NOTE: Fifteen … Continue reading LAMBETH PEOPLES AUDIT -101 QUESTIONS FOR LAMBETH COUNCIL’S CABINET – Part Four: Questions 89 to 101

LAMBETH CHIEF EXECUTIVE REPLIES TO PEOPLE’S AUDIT: “I recognise that there is more we can do in respect of transparency and I expect us to make further progress in the coming months” – letter reveals his predecessor got £77,700 compensation

Lambeth council is committed to transparency, says chief executive Andrew Travers. Mr Travers response follows an open letter to him from People's Audit Lambeth in August in which they said the level of information they have been provided as part of this year’s public inspection of council accounts is FAR LESS than what they received … Continue reading LAMBETH CHIEF EXECUTIVE REPLIES TO PEOPLE’S AUDIT: “I recognise that there is more we can do in respect of transparency and I expect us to make further progress in the coming months” – letter reveals his predecessor got £77,700 compensation

AUDITORS LETTER PAGES ONE TO FOUR

(Editor's note: Some names of companies and one estate have been deleted from the following letter - sent by the council's auditors KPMG - by News From Crystal Palace.) Dear , London Borough of Lambeth: audit of accounts for the year ended 31 March 2016 I am writing to you in response to your letter … Continue reading AUDITORS LETTER PAGES ONE TO FOUR