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

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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 

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!!!!!!)