UNIVERSAL CREDIT MEANS MORE PEOPLE IN CRISIS AND USING FOODBANKS IN SOUTHWARK THAN EVER BEFORE / LAMBETH COUNCIL MOTION ON UNIVERSAL CREDIT

The introduction of Universal Credit has seen more people in crisis and using food banks in Southwark than ever before, say the borough council. Rough sleeping has increased exponentially – the annual count, which took place in Southwark last month, found 42 people sleeping on the streets, an increase of 24 per cent from last … Continue reading UNIVERSAL CREDIT MEANS MORE PEOPLE IN CRISIS AND USING FOODBANKS IN SOUTHWARK THAN EVER BEFORE / LAMBETH COUNCIL MOTION ON UNIVERSAL CREDIT

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“COUNCILS SHOULD SUPPORT FREEDOM OF THE PRESS WITHIN THE LAW AND NOT SEEK TO RESTRICT THOSE WHO WRITE CRITICAL COMMENTS”

The headline above comes from a Department  of Communities and Local Government booklet dated June 2014 which News From Crystal Palace found while trawling the Internet looking for previous examples of council meetings being held behind closed doors. For those of you who have missed it, there were two meetings held by Lambeth council at … Continue reading “COUNCILS SHOULD SUPPORT FREEDOM OF THE PRESS WITHIN THE LAW AND NOT SEEK TO RESTRICT THOSE WHO WRITE CRITICAL COMMENTS”

SOUTHWARK AND FIVE OTHER LONDON BOROUGHS NAME ROGUE LANDLORDS AND AGENTS FOR NEW GLA ‘CHECKER’….

Southwark council are one of the first six London councils to have named and shamed rogue landlords and agents, for City Hall’s new landlord and agent checker, which launched this week. The GLA’s Checker makes publicly available a list of private landlords and agents who have been successfully prosecuted by local authorities for jeopardising private … Continue reading SOUTHWARK AND FIVE OTHER LONDON BOROUGHS NAME ROGUE LANDLORDS AND AGENTS FOR NEW GLA ‘CHECKER’….

…….AS LANDLORD IS JAILED FOR FAILING TO PAY CONFISCATION ORDER

A landlord who mislead tenants and rented out an illegally converted property, has been jailed for 155 days, having failed to pay a confiscation order that looked to recover his criminal gains, generated from renting two illegal flats. The landlord was prosecuted by Southwark council at Croydon magistrates court in April 2015, for breaching a … Continue reading …….AS LANDLORD IS JAILED FOR FAILING TO PAY CONFISCATION ORDER

TRADER ‘CHARGED’ OVER FAKE PHONE CHARGERS “These bargains could cost lives” – councillor

A Peckham trader who was found in possession of more than 600 fake iPhone charger plugs, has been given a 12 month community order, with 120 hours unpaid work and costs of £1,410 with his company being fined a further £1,500, at Camberwell Green magistrates court. The trader pleaded guilty to offences under the Electrical … Continue reading TRADER ‘CHARGED’ OVER FAKE PHONE CHARGERS “These bargains could cost lives” – councillor

LANDLORD WHO RENTED OUT ILLEGALLY CONVERTED PROPERTY JAILED AFTER FAILING TO PAY CONFISCATION ORDER  

A landlord who misled tenants and rented out an illegally converted property, has been jailed for 155 days, having failed to pay a confiscation order that looked to recover his criminal gains, generated from renting two illegal flats. The man from Stoke Newington, was prosecuted by Southwark council at Croydon magistrates court in April 2015, … Continue reading LANDLORD WHO RENTED OUT ILLEGALLY CONVERTED PROPERTY JAILED AFTER FAILING TO PAY CONFISCATION ORDER  

1930’S PUBLIC HEALTH FILM MADE AFTER BERMONDSEY COUNCIL GOT ‘OPPIN MAD / DULWICH PICTURE GALLERY- WHAT’S ON NOVEMBER 2017 / LAMBETH LIBRARIES – CHILDRENS PROGRAMME

1930'S PUBLIC HEALTH FILM MADE AFTER BERMONDSEY COUNCIL GOT 'OPPIN MAD  Southwark council’s local history library is airing a public health film that has not been seen since the 1930s. The film, ‘Oppin, focuses on the interwar period, when most of the country’s beer hops were grown in Kent. At harvest time people from Peckham … Continue reading 1930’S PUBLIC HEALTH FILM MADE AFTER BERMONDSEY COUNCIL GOT ‘OPPIN MAD / DULWICH PICTURE GALLERY- WHAT’S ON NOVEMBER 2017 / LAMBETH LIBRARIES – CHILDRENS PROGRAMME

COMMUNITY PARTNERSHIPS TRANSFORM TWO ESTATE GARDENS IN LAMBETH /    FIFTY PROSECUTIONS MILESTONE FOR BROMLEY’S BLUE BADGE CAMPAIGN / LEWISHAM ANTI-POVERTY PLAN LAUNCHED / SOUTHWARK COUNCIL PICKS UP THIRD PRIZE AT LONDON HOMELESSNESS AWARDS

COMMUNITY PARTNERSHIPS TRANSFORM TWO ESTATE GARDENS IN LAMBETH    Community partnerships have transformed two gardens on Tulse Hill estate this summer – and residents plan to make more changes on the estate in the near future. Air and watering People had to go to the old airing rooms, take out a big roll of watering … Continue reading COMMUNITY PARTNERSHIPS TRANSFORM TWO ESTATE GARDENS IN LAMBETH /    FIFTY PROSECUTIONS MILESTONE FOR BROMLEY’S BLUE BADGE CAMPAIGN / LEWISHAM ANTI-POVERTY PLAN LAUNCHED / SOUTHWARK COUNCIL PICKS UP THIRD PRIZE AT LONDON HOMELESSNESS AWARDS

COUNCIL CHANGES MIND AFTER TENANTS OBJECTIONS – SHOCKHORRORPROBE

COUNCIL CHANGES MIND AFTER TENANTS OBJECTIONS - SHOCKHORRORPROBE / SOUTH NORWOOD PROPERTY USED AS ILLEGAL RUBBISH DUMP - £10,000 BILL / STAR IN A FOOD FILM (or let your kitchen be the location) A council changed its mind on plans to introduce charges for phoning its housing repairs line after objections from tenants. Southwark council have confirmed … Continue reading COUNCIL CHANGES MIND AFTER TENANTS OBJECTIONS – SHOCKHORRORPROBE

LEWISHAM LAUNCHES LONDON BOROUGH OF CULTURE BID  

LEWISHAM LAUNCHES LONDON BOROUGH OF CULTURE BID   Lewisham’s bid to be London’s Borough of Culture, ‘LoveitLewisham’, has been launched today at one of London’s most renowned museums, The Horniman museum and gardens in Forest Hill. Speaking to over 100 people attending the launch, the Mayor of Lewisham, Sir Steve Bullock, urged residents to back … Continue reading LEWISHAM LAUNCHES LONDON BOROUGH OF CULTURE BID