LAMBETH COUNCIL SET TO LEND UP TO £600 MILLION TO NEW HOUSING COMPANY – “It may well be that by lending to Homes for Lambeth, the council is limited in the amount of borrowing it can undertake for other projects” – report

Lambeth council are set to lend up to £600 million to a housing company which has just been formed - after borrowing the funds from elsewhere. The new council-owned house building and management company - generically known as Homes for Lambeth but now using four different names - will have DEBTS of £165 MILLION by … Continue reading LAMBETH COUNCIL SET TO LEND UP TO £600 MILLION TO NEW HOUSING COMPANY – “It may well be that by lending to Homes for Lambeth, the council is limited in the amount of borrowing it can undertake for other projects” – report

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OPINION – HOMES FOR LAMBETH: CARILLION Mk II?

Homes for Lambeth is a financial disaster waiting to happen. A council which says it has NO money to repair homes on six council estates they want to demolish, NO money to run libraries NOW decides its going to BORROW LOADSAMONEY to lend to a new company it's just set up. It sounds like a … Continue reading OPINION – HOMES FOR LAMBETH: CARILLION Mk II?

“BALLOT RESIDENTS ON ESTATE DEMOLITION” GLA MEMBERS TELL SADIQ KHAN IN UNANIMOUS VOTE – Move could save Central Hill and five other estates in Lambeth

Members of the Greater London Assembly have voted UNANIMOUSLY to ensure ballots are made of all residents whose homes are affected by proposed demolition. That would mean people living on the Central Hill estate in Crystal Palace and five other estates across Lambeth - which the Labour-dominated borough council want to demolish despite huge protests … Continue reading “BALLOT RESIDENTS ON ESTATE DEMOLITION” GLA MEMBERS TELL SADIQ KHAN IN UNANIMOUS VOTE – Move could save Central Hill and five other estates in Lambeth

‘HOMES FOR LAMBETH’ SENSATION – BUYBACKS WILL COST ALMOST £100 MILLION AND POSSIBLY DOUBLE – FUNDS AVAILABLE TO REPAIR BOUGHT HOMES (BUT NO MONEY TO REPAIR TENANTS HOMES ON THE SAME ESTATES) – AGENTS TO TAKE A CUT OF PAID RENTS BEFORE PAYING HOMES FOR LAMBETH – NEW £19 MILLION LOAN BID TO BE SIGNED OFF WITHOUT FULL COUNCIL APPROVAL

Lambeth council's bill for buying up properties on six council estates they want to demolish under their hugely controversial Homes for Lambeth scheme could cost almost £100 million - and possibly double that amount. The figures come in a report to the council's cabinet which seeks a £19.7 million loan request from the Public Works … Continue reading ‘HOMES FOR LAMBETH’ SENSATION – BUYBACKS WILL COST ALMOST £100 MILLION AND POSSIBLY DOUBLE – FUNDS AVAILABLE TO REPAIR BOUGHT HOMES (BUT NO MONEY TO REPAIR TENANTS HOMES ON THE SAME ESTATES) – AGENTS TO TAKE A CUT OF PAID RENTS BEFORE PAYING HOMES FOR LAMBETH – NEW £19 MILLION LOAN BID TO BE SIGNED OFF WITHOUT FULL COUNCIL APPROVAL

HOUSING SCANDAL THREE: “FOI REQUESTS SHOW HOMES FOR LAMBETH PLANS WILL MEAN JUST 16 EXTRA SOCIAL RENT HOMES ON CRESSINGHAM GARDENS” SAY CAMPAIGNERS (But Lambeth say different)

Campaigners say Freedom of Information requests show Homes for Lambeth plans will mean JUST 16 extra social rent homes on Cressingham Gardens estate near Brockwell park (but Lambeth say different). Similar situations will also exist on both the Central Hill and Westbury estates which Lambeth council also want to demolish as part of their Homes … Continue reading HOUSING SCANDAL THREE: “FOI REQUESTS SHOW HOMES FOR LAMBETH PLANS WILL MEAN JUST 16 EXTRA SOCIAL RENT HOMES ON CRESSINGHAM GARDENS” SAY CAMPAIGNERS (But Lambeth say different)

CORBYN SLAMS REGENERATION – COUNCILS WILL HAVE TO WIN BALLOT OF EXISTING TENANTS TO GET GO-AHEAD

CORBYN SLAMS REGENERATION - COUNCILS WILL HAVE TO WIN BALLOT OF EXISTING TENANTS TO GET GO-AHEAD Lambeth council's hugely controversial plans to demolish six estates across the borough could be scuppered - thanks to Labour party leader Jeremy Corbyn. Corbyn told the Labour party conference in Brighton: "Tenants are not being listened to." He said … Continue reading CORBYN SLAMS REGENERATION – COUNCILS WILL HAVE TO WIN BALLOT OF EXISTING TENANTS TO GET GO-AHEAD

LAMBETHWATCH (WE HAVEN'T GONE AWAY. OR GIVEN UP)

LAMBETHWATCH (WE HAVEN'T GONE AWAY. OR GIVEN UP):  LAMBETH COUNCIL'S 'BLUE MOON' MOMENT Lambeth council have shelved plans for the Quietway 7 route despite them getting the go-ahead from Lambeth cabinet member Cllr Jennifer Brathwaite. Cllr Brathwaite, Lambeth's cabinet member for environment and housing,says: "The appendices that were attached to my decision do not provide … Continue reading LAMBETHWATCH (WE HAVEN'T GONE AWAY. OR GIVEN UP)

ANGER OVER LAMBETH EMAIL TO CENTRAL HILL RESIDENTS – issued on day of the Grenfell disaster

 "I did not think even Lambeth council would stoop so low as to - on a day filled with the horror and grief of seeing the Grenfell Tower in Kensington burnt out costing many individuals their lives, and hundreds of families their homes - issue a promotional pamphlet by email to the residents of Central … Continue reading ANGER OVER LAMBETH EMAIL TO CENTRAL HILL RESIDENTS – issued on day of the Grenfell disaster

LAMBETH COUNCIL OFFICERS JUSTIFY THEIR REASONS FOR DEMOLISHING CENTRAL HILL ESTATE. (LOTS OF WRIGGLING…..)

Lambeth council's overview and scrutiny committee meet tonight (Wednesday)* to discuss the Central Hill estate demolition call-in. On Friday one Central Hill resident posted on facebook: THE LOVELY LAMBETH COUNCILLORS ARE ON OUR ESTATE CANVASSING FOR YOUR VOTE. YES, WE TREATED YOU WITH CONTEMPT AND VOTED TO DEMOLISH YOUR HOMES BUT VOTE FOR US AS … Continue reading LAMBETH COUNCIL OFFICERS JUSTIFY THEIR REASONS FOR DEMOLISHING CENTRAL HILL ESTATE. (LOTS OF WRIGGLING…..)

THE LAMBETH VIEWPOINT:

THE LAMBETH VIEWPOINT: From an officers report to tonight's meeting of Lambeth council's overview and scrutiny commitee*: 1.2 Lambeth is investing hundreds of millions of pounds in bringing existing council homes up to the Lambeth Housing Standard (LHS), but there exists a severe budget shortfall in the LHS programme, which has arisen in part because … Continue reading THE LAMBETH VIEWPOINT: