CRESSINGHAM GARDENS SENSATION!: Government gives go-ahead to residents estate takeover ballot – death knell for Homes for Lambeth?

Government minister Kit Malthouse has given the go-ahead to the first move in a process which will see residents on the Cressingham Gardens estate at Tulse Hill - which Lambeth council want to demolish as part of their highly controversial Homes for Lambeth plan - get to vote on them taking over the estate.   Acting … Continue reading CRESSINGHAM GARDENS SENSATION!: Government gives go-ahead to residents estate takeover ballot – death knell for Homes for Lambeth?

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LAMBETH AUSTERITY 3 – COUNCIL TO LOAN THE OLD VIC £3.75 MILLION? (‘Neither a borrower or a lender be’?) / and THE CASE OF THE DELAYED DECISION (‘A plague on both your houses’?)

Austerity-hit Lambeth council are set to give the historic Old Vic theatre a loan of £3.75 million. A report in the Evening Standard headlined 'Old Vic Theatre to partner up with Lambeth and Southwark councils to fund new education centre' by Robert Dex four days ago said the councils would be lending money to the … Continue reading LAMBETH AUSTERITY 3 – COUNCIL TO LOAN THE OLD VIC £3.75 MILLION? (‘Neither a borrower or a lender be’?) / and THE CASE OF THE DELAYED DECISION (‘A plague on both your houses’?)

HOMES FOR LAMBETH SUPREMO BENNETT GETS A BATTERING (much of it from other Labour councillors)

Homes for Lambeth supremo Cllr Matthew Bennett took an absolute battering - much of it from other Labour councillors - at Thursday night's meeting of Lambeth council's overview and scrutiny committee. The committee voted for a whole series of recommendations aimed at scrutinising what is going on within the highly controversial Homes for Lambeth scheme … Continue reading HOMES FOR LAMBETH SUPREMO BENNETT GETS A BATTERING (much of it from other Labour councillors)

FROM THE GALLERY: “HOW WE CHOOSE TO ENGAGE DOESN’T CHANGE THE MARKET. “IT WILL ENABLE US TO TURN OUR POLITICAL WILL INTO REALITY” – Bennett

Cllr Matthew Bennett walked into Thursday night's meeting of Lambeth council's overview and scrutiny committee seemingly unaware someone had completely re-written the script for the evening. A report by officers on the highly controversial 'Homes for Lambeth' scheme to members of the committee asked them to 'note' the report before them and make recommendations. And … Continue reading FROM THE GALLERY: “HOW WE CHOOSE TO ENGAGE DOESN’T CHANGE THE MARKET. “IT WILL ENABLE US TO TURN OUR POLITICAL WILL INTO REALITY” – Bennett

LAMBETH WANT TO BORROW EVEN MORE MILLIONS TO BUY BACK PEOPLE’S HOMES ON ESTATES THEY WANT TO DEMOLISH – WITH MORE TO COME

Lambeth council want to borrow even more millions to fund buying back properties on six council estates they want to demolish. The latest request - for £10 million - is for purchasing properties on regeneration estates as the previously allocated funding has largely been exhausted, says a council report. "Further funding will be requested in … Continue reading LAMBETH WANT TO BORROW EVEN MORE MILLIONS TO BUY BACK PEOPLE’S HOMES ON ESTATES THEY WANT TO DEMOLISH – WITH MORE TO COME

BACKGROUND TO THE NEWS: ESTATES DEMOLITIONS / BUYBACK FUNDING

Estate Regeneration – Early Buy-back Funding April 2019 Purpose: To approve funding for early buy backs of leasehold properties for estate regeneration. Decision: To allocate £10m of funding, supported by borrowing, to fund the pipeline of early buy-backs as part of the estate regeneration programme. To continue to allocate Housing Zone Grant monies for residential … Continue reading BACKGROUND TO THE NEWS: ESTATES DEMOLITIONS / BUYBACK FUNDING

HOMES FOR LAMBETH: “WE NEED TO ENSURE THER’S NO RISK TO THE COUNCIL”……SAYS SENIOR LABOUR COUNCILLOR

Homes for Lambeth is such a large project it should be controlled by Lambeth council, says a senior Lambeth Labour councillor. Cllr Adrian Garden, who chairs the council's corporate committee, told its latest meeting: "This committee are very concerned that such a large project should be controlled by the council even though it's a separate … Continue reading HOMES FOR LAMBETH: “WE NEED TO ENSURE THER’S NO RISK TO THE COUNCIL”……SAYS SENIOR LABOUR COUNCILLOR

PUBLIC MEETING ON ESTATE DEMOLITIONS THIS SUNDAY

A public meeting to discuss estate demolitions in Lambeth - and beyond - is being held this Sunday (March 24th). Stand Up to Lambeth and the Hurst and Meath residents association are jointly organising the meeting at the Prince Regent pub, Herne Hill (opposite Brockwell park lido) which starts at 3pm. "It is your chance … Continue reading PUBLIC MEETING ON ESTATE DEMOLITIONS THIS SUNDAY

ESTATE RESIDENTS WHOSE HOMES FACE DEMOLITION COULD STILL GET A BALLOT IF COUNCIL CHANGES ITS PLANS

People living on Lambeth council estates who have been denied a ballot on whether their homes should be demolished could still get the chance of a vote if the council changes its plans for them. Green party leader Cllr Jon Bartley told Monday night's meeting of Lambeth council's cabinet: "The business plan states that if … Continue reading ESTATE RESIDENTS WHOSE HOMES FACE DEMOLITION COULD STILL GET A BALLOT IF COUNCIL CHANGES ITS PLANS

CABINET SET TO GIVE GO-AHEAD TO HOMES FOR LAMBETH BUSINESS PLAN

The business plan for the highly controversial Homes for Lambeth estate demolitions schemes is set to get the go-ahead at Lambeth council's cabinet on Monday. A report to the cabinet says the reason for adopting a business plan is "to create an operating framework for the respective boards and a means by which the shareholder, … Continue reading CABINET SET TO GIVE GO-AHEAD TO HOMES FOR LAMBETH BUSINESS PLAN