LAMBETH HOUSING SCANDAL: FREEDOM OF INFORMATION QUESTIONS AND ANSWERS

The following Freedom of Information questions - and Lambeth council's answers -answers relating to the Temp2Settle scheme are taken from the WhatDoTheyKnow website. November 28th 2017 Dear Lambeth Borough Council, I want to know, for all the lets made through the Temp to Settle scheme in the last year: 1) What was the total in … Continue reading LAMBETH HOUSING SCANDAL: FREEDOM OF INFORMATION QUESTIONS AND ANSWERS

LAMBETH SPEND £35,366,009 ON TEMP AGENCY STAFFING

Lambeth council spent more than £35 million on temporary agency staffing in 2018 - 2019, a Freedom of Information request has revealed. Peter De Villiers made the Freedom of Information request - reproduced on the WhatDoTheyKnow website - to Lambeth Borough Council 3 September 2019 Dear Lambeth Borough Council, 1) What is the value of spend on … Continue reading LAMBETH SPEND £35,366,009 ON TEMP AGENCY STAFFING

LAMBETHWATCH ON SOCIAL MEDIA: “The answer to my Freedom of Information request made no sense”

Peoples Audit‏ @PeoplesAudit Aug 11 From the archive: still no explanation from Lambeth as to how/why their former CEO agreed (privately and without public consultation) to turn over big chunks of the library service to a leisure firm. @lswaffield1 @defendthetenpic.twitter.com/xGRa6IAf0E Laura Swaffield Retweeted John Bird‏@johnbirdswords Aug 13 If you really want to screw the world, then … Continue reading LAMBETHWATCH ON SOCIAL MEDIA: “The answer to my Freedom of Information request made no sense”

LAMBETHWATCH: CARNEGIE COMMUNITY TRUST RESPONSE / WE’VE GOT EIGHT LIBRARIES…NO, TEN…./ THE MUPPET SHOW

RESPONSE FROM CARNEGIE COMMUNITY TRUST On August 22nd News From Crystal Palace ran a story about plans to use two rooms in the Carnegie library, Herne Hill as offices. We asked Carnegie Community Trust for a response to comments made by both the Friends of Carnegie Library and the Carnegie Library Association: In response to … Continue reading LAMBETHWATCH: CARNEGIE COMMUNITY TRUST RESPONSE / WE’VE GOT EIGHT LIBRARIES…NO, TEN…./ THE MUPPET SHOW

SOMEWHERE, OVER THE RAINBOW….Lambeth unveil the first multi-coloured crossing (to “show solidarity with borough’s LGBT+ community”) – and get an FOI request on it!

Lambeth is the first place in the UK to install a permanent ‘rainbow crossing’ on its streets, to "show solidarity with the borough's LGBT+ community." The crossing has been installed in Herne Hill, on two crossings outside the entrance to Brockwell Park; on the junctions of Dulwich Road with Railton Road, and Norwood Road with … Continue reading SOMEWHERE, OVER THE RAINBOW….Lambeth unveil the first multi-coloured crossing (to “show solidarity with borough’s LGBT+ community”) – and get an FOI request on it!

NEWS FROM CRYSTAL PALACE WITHDRAWS EIGHT FREEDOM OF INFORMATION APPEALS FOLLOWING GOVERNMENT WATCHDOG’S REQUEST – BUT WE’RE NOT BACKING DOWN

News From Crystal Palace have acceded to a request from the Information Commissioner's Office - the Government watchdog on Freedom of Information requests - to withdraw our appeals relating to eight FOI questions made to Lambeth council. BUT WE'RE NOT BACKING DOWN - FAR FROM IT. News From Crystal Palace will be asking most of … Continue reading NEWS FROM CRYSTAL PALACE WITHDRAWS EIGHT FREEDOM OF INFORMATION APPEALS FOLLOWING GOVERNMENT WATCHDOG’S REQUEST – BUT WE’RE NOT BACKING DOWN

LAMBETHWATCH: LIBRARY STAFF STRIKE OVER GREENWICH LEISURE TREATMENT (and they’re NOT in Lambeth) / FREEDOM OF INFORMATION REQUESTS / SOCIAL MEDIA POSTS / SPAMBETH

FIFTY library staff have been on strike since June 6th over Greenwich Leisure's alleged treatment of them - and they're not in Lambeth. The strike is in the neighbouring borough of Bromley where Greenwich Leisure run the libraries on behalf of Bromley council. The deal for Greenwich Leisure was announced in a Bromley council press … Continue reading LAMBETHWATCH: LIBRARY STAFF STRIKE OVER GREENWICH LEISURE TREATMENT (and they’re NOT in Lambeth) / FREEDOM OF INFORMATION REQUESTS / SOCIAL MEDIA POSTS / SPAMBETH

LAMBETHWATCH –  “WE SENT AN EMAIL TO THE COUNCIL….” (RETURN TO SENDER)

In the wake of Lambeth council's Freedom of Information team refusing to answer nine FOI questions from us* we sent nine separate emails back to the council's FOI team asking for internal reviews. On the first day three of the nine requests for an internal review got through. The other six bounced back with the … Continue reading LAMBETHWATCH –  “WE SENT AN EMAIL TO THE COUNCIL….” (RETURN TO SENDER)

“IS LAMBETH STILL A CO-OPERATIVE COUNCIL?” – and other new Freedom of Information requests to Lambeth council

Latest FOI requests to Lambeth council include the following: Jason Cobb 2 August 2018 Dear Lambeth Borough Council, I would like to know if Lambeth Council is still a Co-operative Council.   If so, please can you give examples of recent policy in the past six months that reflects this model. Thank you. Yours faithfully, … Continue reading “IS LAMBETH STILL A CO-OPERATIVE COUNCIL?” – and other new Freedom of Information requests to Lambeth council

GRANT-AIDED INCOME FOR CARNEGIE LIBRARY?

GRANT-AIDED INCOME FOR CARNEGIE LIBRARY? Lambeth council have come up with a stunning new wheeze to fund Carnegie library at Herne Hill: GRANT-AIDED INCOME!!!! (For the benefit of new readers - Welcome- Lambeth council cannot afford to fund Carnegie library so they have allowed Greenwich Leisure to build a gym in the library's basement - … Continue reading GRANT-AIDED INCOME FOR CARNEGIE LIBRARY?