Sian Berry (centre) during Central Hill estate visit Mayor of London Sadiq Khan has dealt a massive blow to Lambeth's highly controversial plans to demolish six council estates - and given fresh hope to the people living on them. Sian Berry, Green party member on London Assembly today asked the Mayor to put a hold … Continue reading MAYOR DELIVERS MAJOR BLOW TO LAMBETH’S ESTATES DEMOLITION PLANS New hope for people whose homes are under threat
Lambeth council - which has no money to spend on repairing Central Hill estate - are to splurge £15 million on a development management team there prior to its demolition. And a 'call-in' by one of Lambeth's four opposition councillors over the Central Hill decision has been refused. The move comes as People's Audit Lambeth … Continue reading LAMBETH TO SPLURGE £15 MILLION ON CENTRAL HILL…FOR A ‘DEVELOPMENT MANAGEMENT TEAM’ Call-in by councillor refused – as People’s Audit Lambeth raise “serious concerns” over tendering process for second estate
Cressingham Gardens residents are calling for Lambeth council’s regeneration proposals to be put on hold following the Mayor of London’s U-turn on mandatory ballots. Residents believe the council should halt the scheme while the Mayor’s consultation is ongoing. They say Lambeth council are consolidating their plan to spend tens of millions of pounds of public … Continue reading CRESSINGHAM GARDENS RESIDENTS CALL FOR ESTATE DEMOLITION PLANS TO BE PUT ON HOLD FOLLOWING MAYOR’S U-TURN ON BALLOTS
Opposition councillors in Lambeth have slammed the council's attitude following our exclusive story which showed an official council press release about ballots on estate demolitions included blatant falsehoods. Conservative opposition leader Cllr Tim Briggs said: "Labour councillors refusing to ballot residents on estates just shows that not only do they not consult properly, they don't … Continue reading LAMBETH’S ATTITUDE TO RESIDENTS “INHUMAN” SAYS CONSERVATIVE OPPOSITION LEADER – Green party Cllr also criticises council’s attitude over ballots on estate demolition
LAMBETHWATCH: QUESTIONS NEWS FROM CRYSTAL PALACE WOULD LIKE LABOUR COUNCILLORS TO ASK IN LAMBETH COUNCIL MEETINGS (but they won’t) - Part Two FAKE NEWS FROM LAMBETH To: Cllr Lib Peck, leader of Lambeth council Has she seen the story on the News From Crystal Palace website dated February 5th this year and headlined: EXCLUSIVE: LAMBETH … Continue reading LAMBETHWATCH: QUESTIONS NEWS FROM CRYSTAL PALACE WOULD LIKE LABOUR COUNCILLORS TO ASK IN LAMBETH COUNCIL MEETINGS (but they won’t) – Part Two (and PEOPLE’S AUDIT PUBLIC MEETING FEBRUARY 22nd)
Lambeth council's claims that they do not need to ballot people living on five estates they want to demolish because they already have funding from the Greater London Authority to demolish them do not stand up to even MINOR scrutiny. Investigations by News From Crystal Palace show that the GLA DID give Lambeth council £10 … Continue reading EXCLUSIVE: LAMBETH COUNCIL’S ‘NO NEED FOR BALLOTS CLAIM’ EXPOSED AS BALDERDASH BY NEWS FROM CRYSTAL PALACE – Funding given by Greater London Authority for three estates was NOT for demolition – and GLA have not given any money for two other estates under threat
The Mayor of London Sadiq Khan this morning issued a consultation paper headed: "Proposed new funding condition to require resident ballots in estate regeneration". "The purpose of this consultation is to seek views on the Mayor’s proposed policy to mandate resident ballots for estate regeneration schemes where demolition of existing homes is proposed and where … Continue reading MAYOR OF LONDON TO BALLOT RESIDENTS ON ESTATE DEMOLITION – BUT NOT IN LAMBETH?
GLA member Sian Berry visiting Central Hill estate, Crystal Palace which Lambeth Labour councillors want to demolish So Lambeth council apparently get to ignore having a ballot of residents on demolishing five - and probably - six of their estates because of what the Mayor of London says? Let's be blunt: This is going to … Continue reading OPINION: “People living on estates in other parts of London will now get the chance to ballot / vote to save their homes and the people in Lambeth don’t.”
The questions in the consultation paper are as follows: Question 1: Do you agree that the GLA should make resident ballots a funding condition for estate regeneration schemes? Question 2: Do you agree with the proposed criteria that would trigger the requirement for a resident ballot? Why/why not? Question 3: Do you agree with the … Continue reading CONSULTATION PAPER: THE QUESTIONS
TOM COPLEY, LABOUR LONDON ASSEMBLY MEMBER A press release from London Assembly Labour headed "Balloting residents on estate regeneration 'Strongly welcome' - Tom Copley AM" was issued at around 9.30 this morning (Friday). In the release Mr Copley, a Labour Londonwide Assembly member says: “Estate residents are generally the only group of people who face … Continue reading BACKGROUND TO THE NEWS: CONSULTATION PAPER ON ESTATES DEMOLITION…..