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

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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

AUDITORS LETTER PAGES PAGES FIVE TO EIGHT

(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.) PAGE FIVE "The fact that an authority overspends on a budget it has set is not considered unlawful." 4.3. Public Interest Report You raise concerns regarding … Continue reading AUDITORS LETTER PAGES PAGES FIVE TO EIGHT

LAMBETHWATCH: NO MONEY FOR LIBRARIANS – BUT YOU CAN WORK IN THE SUPREME LEADER’S OFFICE!!! PLUS: LIB PECK BACKS JEREMY CORBYN

Senior Policy and Communications Officer PO3: Starting salary £37,650 pa rising in annual increments to £40,653 pa incl. LW Lambeth Council's Policy and Communications team are recruiting a Senior Policy & Communications Officer. We are seeking an enthusiastic Senior Policy Officer to be part of the Leader’s Office at Lambeth Council. This is a great … Continue reading LAMBETHWATCH: NO MONEY FOR LIBRARIANS – BUT YOU CAN WORK IN THE SUPREME LEADER’S OFFICE!!! PLUS: LIB PECK BACKS JEREMY CORBYN

LAMBETHWATCH – NEW FREEDOM OF INFORMATION QUESTION TO LAMBETH (plus Twitter, Southwark libraries…and a bit of SouthwarkWatch)

NEW FREEDOM OF INFORMATION QUESTION TO LAMBETH..... TINA HUMPHRIES 13 September 2018 Dear Lambeth Borough Council, I am seeking information regarding Fenwick Estate, Clapham North SW9 Can you inform me 1. Under what policy are Lambeth Homes renting vacant council properties privately. 2. How many properties on the Fenwick Estate are being let under this … Continue reading LAMBETHWATCH – NEW FREEDOM OF INFORMATION QUESTION TO LAMBETH (plus Twitter, Southwark libraries…and a bit of SouthwarkWatch)

PEOPLE’S AUDIT LAMBETH’S OPEN LETTER TO COUNCIL’S CHIEF EXECUTIVE: “As any auditor will tell you, refusing to provide information will only strengthen their resolve to root out the truth.”

People's Audit Lambeth have sent an open letter to Lambeth council's new chief executive Andrew Travers in which they say  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 two years ago. Last year the National Audit Office, which … Continue reading PEOPLE’S AUDIT LAMBETH’S OPEN LETTER TO COUNCIL’S CHIEF EXECUTIVE: “As any auditor will tell you, refusing to provide information will only strengthen their resolve to root out the truth.”

LAMBETHWATCH – COUNCIL LEADER LIB PECK “MEETS LAMBETH CITIZENS”…WHILE PEOPLE’S AUDIT ARE STILL WAITING FOR ANSWERS…

LambethLabour Retweeted Lib Peck‏ @cllrpeck Aug 23 Great to see @LambethCitizens, really positive discussions about how we can work together on affordable housing, welcoming more refugees and improving social mobility Lambeth Citizens @LambethCitizens We are a community power organisation in #Lambeth. An alliance of local organisations developing people's capacity to tackle injustice. Part of @SLondonCitizens … Continue reading LAMBETHWATCH – COUNCIL LEADER LIB PECK “MEETS LAMBETH CITIZENS”…WHILE PEOPLE’S AUDIT ARE STILL WAITING FOR ANSWERS…