COMPULSORY PURCHASE ORDERS FOR WESTBURY AND SOUTH LAMBETH ESTATES SET TO GET THE GO-AHEAD 

Compulsory purchase orders for peoples homes on two of the six estates which Lambeth Labour want to demolish as part of the hugely controversial 'Homes for Lambeth' scheme are set to get the go-ahead on Monday. A meeting of the council’s cabinet – start time 5pm - will consider the reports for the South Lambeth … Continue reading COMPULSORY PURCHASE ORDERS FOR WESTBURY AND SOUTH LAMBETH ESTATES SET TO GET THE GO-AHEAD 

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“DON’T GIVE CENTRAL HILL PEOPLE A BALLOT ON ESTATE DEMOLITION” LAMBETH TELL GLA – “but we accept the principle of applying ballots to future schemes” (well, maybe)

Residents on Central Hill estate in Crystal Palace should NOT be given the chance to vote on whether they want their homes demolished, Lambeth council have told the GLA. Lambeth's 'reasoning'?: "We commissioned an independent company to carry out a test of opinion in October 2016. "This demonstrated that there was a clear majority of … Continue reading “DON’T GIVE CENTRAL HILL PEOPLE A BALLOT ON ESTATE DEMOLITION” LAMBETH TELL GLA – “but we accept the principle of applying ballots to future schemes” (well, maybe)

OPINION:  A LOAD OF BALLOTS

Lambeth Labour continually fail to understand that everything they do and say and write is subject to intense scrutiny by any individual, group, organisation or media outlet which has the sheer effrontery to criticise them - even when those elements may well feel their criticisms of Lambeth Labour's actions, policies et cetera are thoroughly justified … Continue reading OPINION:  A LOAD OF BALLOTS

LAMBETH COUNCIL’S RESPONSE TO THE GLA CONSULTATION “PROPOSED NEW FUNDING CONDITION TO REQUIRE RESIDENT BALLOTS IN ESTATE REGENERATION”

Summary of request: I am writing to you under the Freedom of Information Act 2000 to request the following information: All responses to the mayor's recent consultation on ballots for estate regeneration. (Name of person who made the request not given - Ed.) FOI - Responses to Estates Regeneration consultation Date of response:  June 2018 … Continue reading LAMBETH COUNCIL’S RESPONSE TO THE GLA CONSULTATION “PROPOSED NEW FUNDING CONDITION TO REQUIRE RESIDENT BALLOTS IN ESTATE REGENERATION”

LAMBETH’S RESPONSE IN FULL TO MAYOR’S DRAFT GOOD PRACTICE GUIDE TO REGENERATION

Summary of FOI request to GLA : I am writing to request information on responses to the consultation on the Mayor’s Draft Good Practice Guide to Estate Regeneration under the Freedom of Information Act. (Name of person who made the request not given - Ed.) Lambeth response via GLA dated March 2018 pages 33 to 37 … Continue reading LAMBETH’S RESPONSE IN FULL TO MAYOR’S DRAFT GOOD PRACTICE GUIDE TO REGENERATION

TRADE UNION BACKS CITY HALL PROTEST: “Guarantee residents ballots on estate demolitions – with NO conditions” say GMB

A trade union is backing people living on estates across London who are being denied the right to vote on whether they want their homes demolished - or not. GMB southern region are calling on Mayor of London Sadiq Khan and his advisers to go back to the drawing board and guarantee residents whose homes … Continue reading TRADE UNION BACKS CITY HALL PROTEST: “Guarantee residents ballots on estate demolitions – with NO conditions” say GMB

LAMBETHWATCH: FROM THE TWITTERSPHERE

Defend The Ten Retweeted Peoples Audit‏ @PeoplesAudit Sadly, the other day witnessed a teenager being turned away from the Minet as there was no librararian to issue a library card. A moment that could have changed a young person's life lost because of short-sighted policies @defendtheten Defend The Ten Retweeted SaveLambethLibraries‏ @SaveLambthLibs Oct 23 SATURDAY 3 … Continue reading LAMBETHWATCH: FROM THE TWITTERSPHERE

ESTATES VOTING SCANDAL: Residents set to start vigil outside City Hall

Residents of Lambeth estates threatened with demolition are set to start a daily vigil outside City Hall until Mayor of London Sadiq Khan agrees to meet them. The vigil will begin on Saturday November 3rd after a major rally organised by Homes for All and Defend Council Housing. As News From Crystal Palace reported in March: Mayor of London Sadiq Khan … Continue reading ESTATES VOTING SCANDAL: Residents set to start vigil outside City Hall

LABOUR PLAN £10 MILLION EARLY BUY-BACK OF DEMOLITION-THREATENED HOMES – AND PUBLIC WORKS LOAN BOARD SAY THEY HAVEN’T LENT LAMBETH £19.7 MILLION Estate agents being called in to let and manage properties rather than house people and families from homeless waiting list

Lambeth council are planning to spend £10 million buying up homes on the six estates they want to demolish as part of their hugely controversial 'Homes for Lambeth' scheme. The money comes on top of an INITIAL £19.7 million which the report - only published this week - reveals was borrowed back in December last … Continue reading LABOUR PLAN £10 MILLION EARLY BUY-BACK OF DEMOLITION-THREATENED HOMES – AND PUBLIC WORKS LOAN BOARD SAY THEY HAVEN’T LENT LAMBETH £19.7 MILLION Estate agents being called in to let and manage properties rather than house people and families from homeless waiting list

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