LAMBETHWATCH: ESTATES DEMOLITIONS 

JUST FANCY THAT: Consultation scepticism: An opinion or feeling that was frequently raised and expressed strongly, particularly from those who have been part of regeneration processes, was a high degree of scepticism when it comes to consultation processes. "Many said their experience was akin to a ‘tick-box’ exercise and their opinions and views not listened … Continue reading LAMBETHWATCH: ESTATES DEMOLITIONS 

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LAMBETHWATCH FOI QUESTIONS ANSWERED: 

VOID PROPERTIES ON COUNCIL ESTATES  Lambeth council have answered some Freedom of Information questions sent to them by News From Crystal Palace - Your requests and our response dated June 20th 2018: How many void properties currently exist on Westbury Estate 3. How many void properties currently exist on South Lambeth Estate 9. How many … Continue reading LAMBETHWATCH FOI QUESTIONS ANSWERED: 

ESTATE DEMOLITIONS: “VAST MAJORITY OF PEOPLE DON’T WANT THEIR HOMES DEMOLISHED” – Cllr Pete Elliott

The overwhelming majority of people on estates chosen for demolition do not want their homes demolished, Gipsy Hill ward Cllr Pete Elliott told last night's full meeting of Lambeth council. "Jeremy Corbyn, Sadiq Khan and local Labour groups have all declared support for ballots so this really should not be controversial. "I hope this will … Continue reading ESTATE DEMOLITIONS: “VAST MAJORITY OF PEOPLE DON’T WANT THEIR HOMES DEMOLISHED” – Cllr Pete Elliott

ESTATE DEMOLITIONS: “I DON’T KNOW WHY YOU’RE SHAKING YOUR HEAD CLLR BENNETT. “IT’S YOUR CONSULTATION AND IT’S RUBBISH” – Cllr Tim Briggs

The survey undertaken on Central Hill on estate demolition was not a proper consultation, Conservative Cllr Tim briggs told the council meeting. Cllr Briggs had begun by telling the meeting: "I'm sure residents must be bowled over by the leadership of Matthew Bennett on repairs. "There's a lot of talk about the consultation. "New evidence … Continue reading ESTATE DEMOLITIONS: “I DON’T KNOW WHY YOU’RE SHAKING YOUR HEAD CLLR BENNETT. “IT’S YOUR CONSULTATION AND IT’S RUBBISH” – Cllr Tim Briggs

MORE THAN 1,350 PEOPLE SIGN PETITION TO LAMBETH DEMANDING BALLOTS ON ESTATE DEMOLITIONS

More than 1,350 people* have signed a petition to Lambeth's Labour-dominated council calling for ballots on their highly controversial plans to demolish Central Hill estate, Crystal Palace; Cressingham Gardens estate at Tulse Hill and Fenwick estate, Clapham North. The petition - started by Becki Newell, Green party candidate for Gipsy Hill ward in May's Lambeth … Continue reading MORE THAN 1,350 PEOPLE SIGN PETITION TO LAMBETH DEMANDING BALLOTS ON ESTATE DEMOLITIONS

OPINION: OPINIONS DON’T COUNT IN LAMBETH (UNLESS THEY ARE THE SAME AS WHAT LAMBETH LABOUR ‘THINK’)

Lambeth Labour will not take the slightest notice of any of the opinions voiced by those who have signed Becki Newell's petition. Because that's how it is with this undemocratic council. For the record, here are some of the opinions of those who have signed the petition: Reasons for signing: Vivienne Lewis· I'm a Labour … Continue reading OPINION: OPINIONS DON’T COUNT IN LAMBETH (UNLESS THEY ARE THE SAME AS WHAT LAMBETH LABOUR ‘THINK’)

BUT IN FUTURE PEOPLE LIVING ON ESTATES THREATENED WITH DEMOLITION WILL GET THE RIGHT TO VOTE

People living on estates threatened by redevelopment will in future have the power to stop the demolition of their homes against their will, in a major victory for grassroots campaigns in London. The Mayor today announced the introduction of compulsory ballots, after draft proposals were published in February. His change in policy after previously opposing … Continue reading BUT IN FUTURE PEOPLE LIVING ON ESTATES THREATENED WITH DEMOLITION WILL GET THE RIGHT TO VOTE

LABOUR’S “FAIRER” LAMBETH: KNICKERS TO ESTATE BALLOTS (UNLESS IT’S UNDER A LABOUR GOVERNMENT!!!!!!)

Lambeth's Labour councillors are refusing to allow ballots on estates threatened by their own demolition plans - despite promising a 'fairer' Lambeth in their election manifestoes. A Green party motion calling for the ballots and set to be discussed by the council next Wednesday has been emasculated by a mass of Labour amendments  which includes … Continue reading LABOUR’S “FAIRER” LAMBETH: KNICKERS TO ESTATE BALLOTS (UNLESS IT’S UNDER A LABOUR GOVERNMENT!!!!!!)

COUNCIL TO DEBATE BALLOTS ON ESTATE DEMOLITIONS

People living on three housing estates in Lambeth MUST be balloted over the council's highly controversial plans to demolish them. A motion calling for the ballots is set to be debated at Lambeth council's next full meeting on Wednesday July 18th. The motion follows the revelations that Lambeth council had done secret deals with the … Continue reading COUNCIL TO DEBATE BALLOTS ON ESTATE DEMOLITIONS

LAMBETH’S MONEY PIT – MORE DELEGATED DECISIONS BY CABINET MEMBERS AND COUNCIL OFFICERS Part One: Estate Regeneration

In the wake of our story on the £1,073,000 being spent by Lambeth council on the Carnegie library building, Herne Hill - with the decision being approved by a single cabinet member unless it is 'called in' - News From Crystal Palace has been looking at other areas of council expenditure where decisions have been … Continue reading LAMBETH’S MONEY PIT – MORE DELEGATED DECISIONS BY CABINET MEMBERS AND COUNCIL OFFICERS Part One: Estate Regeneration