Lambeth Council Watch - news and updates about the 'co-operative' council

Discussion in 'Brixton' started by editor, Jan 23, 2018.

  1. BusLanes

    BusLanes Pedestrian

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  2. BusLanes

    BusLanes Pedestrian

    Just saw Conservatives out on Atlantic Road, talking to people on street. Also got handed a Labour leaflet, which wasn't bad, O'Hara came across well. However it was a bit odd as the dude who runs Brixto Bid has endorsed her and that's in it. I don't really know if that's against any rules but it is a bit poor form imo
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  3. Gramsci

    Gramsci Well-Known Member

    I saw chief executive of Brixton BID has endorsed Labour party candidate in the leaflet.

    " A vote for Scarlet is a vote for Brixton business".

    I agree its not appropriate for chief executive of BID to agree to this being on election leaflet.

    It does show the close relationship that Brixton BID has with Lambeth (New) Labour. BIDs were new Labour idea.

    From what I have seen in practice Brixton BID is extension of the New Labour run Council. Not an independent organisation.
  4. BusLanes

    BusLanes Pedestrian

    Apparently there is a vote for whether to renew Bid next month
  5. editor

    editor Walking along the lonely street of dreams

    Coming up:
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  6. snowy_again

    snowy_again Slush

    editor Is that from a webpage or an email circular?
  7. ricbake

    ricbake working out how

    They emailed the Lambeth 500+ members who are Leaseholders and registered TRAs - not sure if its publicised any where else
    It looks like they have engaged about 20 of the boroughs 9,000 Leaseholders so far for this exercise.
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  8. editor

    editor Walking along the lonely street of dreams

  9. BusLanes

    BusLanes Pedestrian

    People's Vote just tweeted out a cached Lambeth Labour page attacking 2015 Lib Dems who said that the Nu Town Hall would cost £50m

    It's almost funny how aggrieved Paul McGlone sounded
  10. CH1

    CH1 "Red Guard"(NLYL)

    It'll be the churches next, you see.
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  11. BusLanes

    BusLanes Pedestrian

    Useful friends to have in an election no doubt

    I have been quite amused she's been advocating a lot of the stuff the Lib Dems have been putting out. Youth / children's centres and all that. Good stuff which people will like but how she'll get it done when elected is less clear given the council
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  12. BusLanes

    BusLanes Pedestrian

  13. donkyboy

    donkyboy Crazy cat man

    not sure if this falls under this thread, but we had our sash windows replaced with double glazing recently under the lambeth housing standards project. very pleased. has made huge difference in keeping out the cold.
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  14. Gramsci

    Gramsci Well-Known Member

    I didn't. Nor did my neighbour despite asking.

    What area are you in? I m in Coldharbour lane.

    They managed to flood my building. Took off roof and didn't cover it properly. My neighbours kitchen ceiling was ruined when rain came through.

    I went to have a look and helped my neighbour.

    Next day the nasty piece of work from Mears, supposedly a community liaison officer got passive aggressive with me. Telling me I was breaking the Council rules by ( allegedly) going on scaffolding.

    She was not amused when I pointed out the roof hadn't been covered properly.

    All she was interested in was covering Mears arse.

    Right nasty piece of work.

    Very Coop Council.

    Once you make it clear you know what you are talking about it gets unpleasant.
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  15. donkyboy

    donkyboy Crazy cat man


    Our estate had to wait over 6 years for works to start. we were amongst the last in the list. we are getting the roof redone as well as well as getting brand new doors. we have our works being done by breyers group rather than Mears. Hasn't been all plain sailing though. when they did the kitchen refurbishment last year, everyone ended up with smaller kitchen units :facepalm::facepalm:. we were all under the impression it would be like for like, not smaller cupboards :rolleyes:.
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  16. editor

    editor Walking along the lonely street of dreams

  17. Tricky Skills

    Tricky Skills Well-Known Member

  18. Gramsci

    Gramsci Well-Known Member

    Reading the article and Council report seems to me that leaseholders are being told sell up now and get good deal or we will CPO you at later date on less favourable terms. Maybe I'm reading to much into it but that is how it comes across.

    I thought Public Works Loan fund was for public works to improve a Borough not to buy out leaseholders. ?

    I see Sadiq Khan is giving Lambeth money to buy out leaseholders prior to estate "regeneration". Seems dubious to me after his promises of giving estate residents a voice in what is happening to their estates.

    The whole report reads like getting funds to pressurise people to go. Even if the property is not needed for redevelopment for years.

    Its part of process of breaking up communities. Of undermining resistance to Lambeth council plans.

    If I was leaseholder I might decide to take the money and go. Rather than live with all the stress of staying.

    Report assumes a lot of leaseholders will take up offer of return to estate on shared ownership basis. The report uses the Myatts Field North estate as example. This early estate " regeneration" was dogged by controversy. Some leaseholders unable to transfer there mortgage to the new shared ownership. Due to basically being not that well off. Some people ended up losing their homes.

    This is not addressed in report.
    Last edited: Sep 19, 2018
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  19. CH1

    CH1 "Red Guard"(NLYL)

    This process is somewhat like what happened in Deptford in the 1950s

    The similarity really is that the people forced out will probably have to move away completely - and new people will come in their place.

    In the Borough of Lewisham they built social housing from the 50s-70s so there were ready applicants, whereas the original displaced people ended up in Harlow and other far-flung "new towns".

    With Lambeth they don't seem to have considered what will become of the people forced out. It is all down to "market forces" one assumes.
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  20. Dan U

    Dan U Boompty

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  21. editor

    editor Walking along the lonely street of dreams

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  22. newbie

    newbie undisambiguated

    That's outrageous. Given the timeline, those responsible until the hearing of 20 December 2017 should be headrolled. Once they finally got their act together, it only took 10 days to repatriate the poor woman who'd been waiting about 3 years.
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  23. Gramsci

    Gramsci Well-Known Member

    Ive been looking on internet to see if Chuka is agreeing Lambeth council is institutionally racist.

    Can't find anything. Bit of surprise. Thought institutional racism was important issue for him
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  24. editor

    editor Walking along the lonely street of dreams

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  25. molpol

    molpol New Member

    Absolutely thrilled that they've been pulled up by the Ombudsmen for their shocking noise policy. If you have ravers for neighbours in Lambeth you're currently absolutely screwed:
    Council launches consultation on new licensing policy
    Just have to hope people actually submit to the consultation!!!
  26. editor

    editor Walking along the lonely street of dreams

    Which venue is causing you concern?
  27. editor

    editor Walking along the lonely street of dreams

  28. editor

    editor Walking along the lonely street of dreams

    A positively Trump-like response

    NO ONE supports transparency and the power of open data more than Andy.
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  29. editor

    editor Walking along the lonely street of dreams

    It's all getting quite interesting on Twitter if anyone fancies joining in.

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  30. editor

    editor Walking along the lonely street of dreams

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