OPINION – NEWS FROM PLANET LAMBETH TWO: CLLR ANDY ‘CREDIBILITY’ WILSON AND PUBLIC INSPECTION OF COUNCIL ACCOUNTS

The self-styled Lambeth Cllr Andy 'Credibility' Wilson posted the following on Twitter (re-tweeted by Lambeth Labour party) in response to an over-the-top piece on the council's Love Lambeth website: Andy Wilson‏ @cllr_andywilson Jul 27 Great to see @lambeth_council leading the way on publishing outcomes from the public inspection of accounts http://love.lambeth.gov.uk/lambeth-publishes-responses-voters-inquiries-councils-accounts/ … greater transparency will help … Continue reading OPINION – NEWS FROM PLANET LAMBETH TWO: CLLR ANDY ‘CREDIBILITY’ WILSON AND PUBLIC INSPECTION OF COUNCIL ACCOUNTS

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LAMBETH’S LATEST FREEDOM OF INFORMATION WHEEZE: “WE DON’T HAVE THIS INFORMATION”

...which is rather strange because...   On May 3 2018 News From Crystal Palace ran a short piece headlined: LAMBETHWATCH: HEALTHY LIVING CENTRES MOVE AGREED ‘IN PRINCIPLE’ MONTHS BEFORE CULTURE 2020 SAY PEOPLE’S AUDIT The story, which accompanied the image above, read: Peoples Audit‏ @PeoplesAudit Tweeted: Case study in the importance of #transparency: former Lambeth … Continue reading LAMBETH’S LATEST FREEDOM OF INFORMATION WHEEZE: “WE DON’T HAVE THIS INFORMATION”

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!

PEOPLE’S AUDIT LAMBETH PROBING COUNCIL’S BOOKS AGAIN – Executive pay, payments for chief executives, senior manager numbers under the spotlight

Executive pay is one of the issues coming under the microscope of People's Audit Lambeth as they get set to examine the council's books again. The books were opened last week for what is a six-week period of public inspection - but whether Lambeth council will want to answer any questions remains to be seen.* … Continue reading PEOPLE’S AUDIT LAMBETH PROBING COUNCIL’S BOOKS AGAIN – Executive pay, payments for chief executives, senior manager numbers under the spotlight

RATEPAYERS MONEY INDIRECTLY FUNDING LAMBETH LABOUR……..

Peoples Audit Lambeth posted the following on Twitter and posed the question:  Can someone please explain this. According to latest published data it looks like @lambeth_council have paid £16.5K of taxpayers' money to Lambeth Labour Group Campaign Fund? ♻Michael J Keane  ♻‏ @KeaneMJ replied: They're voluntary payroll deductions -presumably % of allowances paid to councillors. I … Continue reading RATEPAYERS MONEY INDIRECTLY FUNDING LAMBETH LABOUR……..

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.

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…..?