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Its at "The Platform" in Loughborough road opposite the Farm /. LJ Works site.

Run on same basis as before pay what you can.
Imagine how good Pop Brixton could have been if it was an inclusive as The Platform instead of being run by property developer shitehawks :(
 

CH1

"Red Guard"(NLYL)
This was posted on Facebook today. Michael the hairdresser from Loughorough Road has died
 

RHK

Always look on the bright side of life...
Received ballot letter to decide whether LEMB continues to run the estate or Lambeth to take over. LEMB trying to influence vote by leaflets in foyers in blocks Comparing LEMB with Lambeth. Would be madness to vote for LEMB and Peter Shorinwa and the lazy Board who award themselves unjustified bonuses this time around! One of the voting options is to place your vote in a box inside the LEMB Estate Office!!!20200118_202813.jpg
 

RHK

Always look on the bright side of life...
Received ballot letter today to vote on whether LEMB continues to run the estate or Lambeth to take over. LEMB trying to influence vote by leaflets in foyers in blocks comparing LEMB with Lambeth. Would be madness to vote for LEMB and Peter Shorinwa and the lazy Board who award themselves unjustified bonuses this time around! Sade Adedotun's salary is a joke. She's as far from being a 'star striker' as I am! One of the voting options is to place your vote in a box inside the LEMB Estate Office!!! Untrustworthy does not even begin to cover it!
 
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"Red Guard"(NLYL)
Received ballot letter today to vote on whether LEMB continues to run the estate or Lambeth to take over. LEMB trying to influence vote by leaflets in foyers in blocks comparing LEMB with Lambeth. Would be madness to vote for LEMB and Peter Shorinwa and the lazy Board who award themselves unjustified bonuses this time around! Sade Adedotun's salary is a joke. She's as far from being a 'star striker' as I am! One of the voting options is to place your vote in a box inside the LEMB Estate Office!!! Untrustworthy does not even begin to cover it!
I was surprised to discover that the Electoral Reform Spciety had sold off it's election administration section to a hedge fund. Doesn't bode well for STV in mainland Britain does it?

  • Electoral Reform Services Limited (ERS, formerly Electoral Reform Ballot Services): A company established by the Electoral Reform Society in 1988 to provide an independent balloting and polling service to organisations conducting elections and polls. The service is widely used by trade unions, political parties, building societies and companies when balloting their members or shareholders in ways defined by the law and their internal management. In many cases these organisations are forbidden from conducting their ballots internally in an attempt to ensure that the ballots are conducted impartially. Until 2018 the Electoral Reform Society remained a minority shareholder and was in large part financed by its dividend from Electoral Reform Services. In 2018 Electoral Reform Services was bought by Civica, and the Electoral Reform Society is now financed by a Capital Fund set up with the proceeds from this sale.[22][23]
paragraph lifted from Wikipedia
 

BusLanes

Pedestrian
I was meaning to look into that.

I have been a member on and off again for years and never quite had much confidence in it as an organisation and this revelation kind of reinforces that feeling even if it may make financial sense.
 

Gramsci

Well-Known Member


These days out together are some of the most memorable times the children will have during the year. Last year's excursions included swimming at the Kent coast, a day out in Hampstead Heath and a visit to Tate Modern, which were all brilliant.

We would love to be able to plan a full excursion during every school holiday and if this Crowdfunder project is successful, during February half term we want to take the children on a tour of Tower Bridge and have a return trip on the river with the Thames Clipper service.
We know from experience that many of our registered children rarely leave the borough and some have never had the opportunity to experience visits to historic and important places from the city they live in.
The funds will allow us to pay for the entrance fee to Tower Bridge and Thames Clipper tickets for up to 60 children and a return trip to and from the playground.
 

brixtonscot

Well-Known Member
This was posted on Facebook today. Michael the hairdresser from Loughorough Road has died
Sorry to hear. I used to get my haircut there when I worked in Myatts Field park in early 80's. Probably the last time I went to a barber
 

CH1

"Red Guard"(NLYL)
Sorry to hear. I used to get my haircut there when I worked in Myatts Field park in early 80's. Probably the last time I went to a barber
I feel tempted to go to the Memorial Service, which is at 11 am on Wednesday.

I did think the old boy was very benign (to customers) and good value, but he was a real ear bender, and had a serious down on Lambeth Council.

Apart from paying respects to Michael, the Greek Orthodox Cathedral in Camberwell as an interesting history to appreciate. 1877 – The Catholic Apostolic Church, Camberwell, London
It was originally built in 1877 for an Anglo-Catholic denomination who (like the Jehovah's Witnesses for example) believed the end of the world was imminent. They therefore did not appoint new trustees to take over the founders' duties and in Britian the sect effectively died out. According to the article above the Greek Orthodox congregation bought the church freehold in 1977.
 

RHK

Always look on the bright side of life...
The 8 Loughborough Estate Cleaners all left with redundancy Friday and look an advert for 8 cleaners below! Advert first states Monday to Saturday then states Monday to Sunday further down!

8 x Estate Cleaners SW London - £11ph 35 Hours (8am - 11am & 4pm - 6pm) Monday to Saturday Exciting opportunity to work for one of Londons largest local authorities based in Brixton.The role will be working on an ongoing basis and the successful 8 x Estate Cleaners Job in London - Resourcing Group
 

Obi1kenobi2

New Member

They pay out thousands for redundancy from a long serving team which were short staffed from originally 14 then coped well with 11? Eventually cut down to around 6 which 1 was a driver (working on one of the largest boroughs) They did far more than cleaning the estate. They had to do house clearances for voids and anything else they could of got them to do then blamed them for their lack of work. Now they can get new workers in doing 35hrs PW/ 7DAYS a week? Tell me how it makes sense for a worker to come in for a few hours then go home for 5hours just to come back for 2 hours in the evening? Only restructuring needing is the Lemb director and the board.
 

RHK

Always look on the bright side of life...

They pay out thousands for redundancy from a long serving team which were short staffed from originally 14 then coped well with 11? Eventually cut down to around 6 which 1 was a driver (working on one of the largest boroughs) They did far more than cleaning the estate. They had to do house clearances for voids and anything else they could of got them to do then blamed them for their lack of work. Now they can get new workers in doing 35hrs PW/ 7DAYS a week? Tell me how it makes sense for a worker to come in for a few hours then go home for 5hours just to come back for 2 hours in the evening? Only restructuring needing is the Lemb director and the board.
It doesn't make any sense at all. It is financially wasteful. The current LEMB and Loughborough Estate Office are making a mockery of the Estate and the monies it receives from Lambeth Council. They do not have a clue how to run an estate. Lambeth Council should step in. Why they haven't is beyond logic. Maybe Sade Adedotun could now state she is doing a cleaners job as well and pay herself for that before realising (shocker) she is not entitled to that money after all and then has to return it! How is this she still being employed on an LEMB contract? Re unjustifed bonuses for Board Members....LEMB Board members have you declared your unearned income to the taxman yet? The Loughborough Estate is being run by residents (LEMB) and a resident (nominated by a very few) as Chair (who walks around with a brief case in order to try to look important. Who is Peter Shorinwa other than just a resident and does he actually have a job?) who haven't got a clue how to run an estate and never does Sade Adedotun. Who is going next? Concierge staff? Office staff? First one to go should be Folasade Adedotun. It is time that the spotlight is brightly and publicly turned onto the way the Estate is being being run. This is in the public interest as it is involves huge amounts of Lambeth Council funds. The estate is the largest estate in London. Why hasn't Lambeth Council put three of it's members on the Board yet especially after the court case? Note to Peter Shorinwa - this isn't your estate. It belongs to Lambeth Council.
 
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Angellic

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The 8 Loughborough Estate Cleaners all left with redundancy Friday and look an advert for 8 cleaners below! Advert first states Monday to Saturday then states Monday to Sunday further down!

8 x Estate Cleaners SW London - £11ph 35 Hours (8am - 11am & 4pm - 6pm) Monday to Saturday Exciting opportunity to work for one of Londons largest local authorities based in Brixton.The role will be working on an ongoing basis and the successful 8 x Estate Cleaners Job in London - Resourcing Group

Isn't that sort of thing illegal? or are changes to hours etc enough to classify as a new position/role?
 
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Always look on the bright side of life...
Isn't that sort of thing illegal? or are changes to hours etc enough to classify as a new position/role?
I have no idea. It can't be right that staff are made redundant then the jobs advertised (albeit different hours or not). Does anyone know if it is legal? Shorinwa still trying to influence people to vote for LEMB on the ballot instead of Lambeth by having a leaflet on his Chelsea Tractor that barely moves. Peter does not seem to understand action to improve the estate is everything and appearances are nothing. Even the prop that he carries around with him is farcical. The only time he uses the stick or walking prop is when he crosses the road after a meeting from the Loughborough Centre across to Kettleby House so others can see him. He carries it the rest of the time. What next a neck brace? sling? head bandage? wheel chair? Self-promotion and sympathy (or lack of) does not make a Loughborough Estate resident Chair qualified with an unqualified volunteer board to run an estate that is in rapid decline. How many more staff are going to be made redundant only to be replaced? What are the LEMB Board going to award themselves in bonuses this year? Volunteer means volunteer not rewarding yourself for having your name on a list of LEMB Board members.
 
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BusLanes

Pedestrian
Depends how they've done it. If the employer hasn't changed (outsourcing) then it might be possible, but it would be worth challenging. If employer has changed then probably an issue with the Transfer of Undertaking regs - service provision change - in that the cleaning work will be done as is and so the current cleaners should not have been made redundant.


 

Obi1kenobi2

New Member
I heard they wasnt forcefully made redundant but they felt unwanted and knew times (hours) were changing, so they decided best thing is to leave. Not healthy to be working under the stress from the management on that estate anyway. Good luck to them.
 

teuchter

je suis teuchter
I heard they wasnt forcefully made redundant but they felt unwanted and knew times (hours) were changing, so they decided best thing is to leave. Not healthy to be working under the stress from the management on that estate anyway. Good luck to them.
Not surprised - it's as if someone's deliberately come up with hours that no one would want to work if they had any choice in the matter. And they call it an 'exciting opportunity'.
 

Winot

I wholeheartedley agree with your viewpoint


These days out together are some of the most memorable times the children will have during the year. Last year's excursions included swimming at the Kent coast, a day out in Hampstead Heath and a visit to Tate Modern, which were all brilliant.

We would love to be able to plan a full excursion during every school holiday and if this Crowdfunder project is successful, during February half term we want to take the children on a tour of Tower Bridge and have a return trip on the river with the Thames Clipper service.
We know from experience that many of our registered children rarely leave the borough and some have never had the opportunity to experience visits to historic and important places from the city they live in.
The funds will allow us to pay for the entrance fee to Tower Bridge and Thames Clipper tickets for up to 60 children and a return trip to and from the playground.
This looks like a great initiative. Have made a donation.
 

RHK

Always look on the bright side of life...
LEMB think that these are selling points to vote for them to continue running the estate. Excuse my hysterical laughter ' personal service' or 'local staff' or 'openness and accountability'.....I need to lie down before I fall down from laughter at their gall! Seriously 'openness and accountability, personal service, local staff'. Estate Office staff live miles away, there is no service at all as it is the office that service never made it to and openness and accountability hahahaha what openness and accountability?....You really could not make this stuff up.....does the LEMB live on a diet of clown! Oh and parking! Pot luck if you manage to ever get a space in the estate car parks hahahahaa what a bunch of comedians LEMB are and their repairs service....oh the jokes keep coming!Screenshot_20200121-135729_Gallery.jpg
 
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RHK

Always look on the bright side of life...
Smacks of desperation. One of two leaflets trying to influence the vote as to who manages the Loughborough Estate on Peter Shorinwa's car.20200121_182840.jpg
 
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local guy

special member , on his own terms
Good evening,

Things to think about :

1. Recent restructure of LEMB :

A) many staff have left the LEMB (some with 20+ years of service) with thousands of pounds payment. That's fair enough however, the question is WHY this took place as recently as on last Friday, i.e. where the result of voting is not so obvious for Peter+Sade Co. ?

B) from a letter handed to staff on 17/01 : "LEMB will shortly be commencing a consultation to restructure the organisation. (…) This process is likely to commence in February 2020. "

Should not a consultation have taken a place BEFORE a redundancy had even materialised ?

2. Peter
What is Peter's current legal position ? is he a sitting chair ? ex-chair? a chair ?

3. Sade
Has anybody seen Sade during office hours at work at all ?

4. Sub-contractor
Everybody can see that a glass has been replaced in 4 big blocks and outdoor barbecue has been built (Nevil House).
Questions : who is a sub-contractor ?
did the tender process take place ?
what was a total cost of that job ?
was that job really necessary to be done now i.e. before voting ?
 
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RHK

Always look on the bright side of life...
Good evening,

Things to think about :

1. Recent restructure of LEMB :

A) many staff have left the LEMB (some with 20+ years of service) with thousands of pounds payment. That's fair enough however, the question is WHY this took place as recently as on last Friday, i.e. where the result of voting is not so obvious for Peter+Shade Co. ?

B) from a letter handed to staff on 17/01 : "LEMB will shortly be commencing a consultation to restructure the organisation. (…) This process is likely to commence in February 2020. "

Should not a consultation have taken a place BEFORE a redundancy had even materialised ?

2. Peter
What is Peter's current legal position ? is he a sitting chair ? ex-chair? a chair ?

3. Shade
Has anybody seen Shade during office hours at work at all ?

4. Sub-contractor
Everybody can see that a glass has been replaced in 4 big blocks and outdoor barbecue has been built (Nevil House).
Questions : who is a sub-contractor ?
did the tender process take place ?
what was a total cost of that job ?
was that job really necessary to be done now i.e. before voting ?
Really good points that all need answering.

Some Concierge staff are on their way out too (possible some have already gone) and Office staff. Staff were asked to submit their names last year for redundancy.

LEMB Board are masters at wasting money. Just look at the gym they installed in Woolley-Kettleby House Gardens which Peter, Shade et al had installed for Peter to look at from his kitchen window. No one uses it except little kids who climb on it. Heard they wanted to install barbecues in various places with little concern for the smoke, noise and disturbance that will bring to other residents.

LEMB Board love their vanity projects and waste money instead of getting the estate fundamentals right.

There is so much that needs improving on the estate yet Shade, Peter and LEMB all focus on unnecessary and pointless, money wasting, expensive 'bling' without actually running the estate properly, providing decent services and treating staff and residents properly. They should not be allowed near estate money, estate decisions and finances in any way. Why Shade, Peter and the LEMB sidekicks haven't been told to step down from their 'posts' is astonishing. Peter and Shade should never be allowed near the Loughborough Estate Board and finances again and neither should the other bonus loving LEMB board members. It's time for a new era and management on the estate to take the estate forward.
 
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RHK

Always look on the bright side of life...
Why is Peter Shorinwa telling people that Lambeth Council plan to knock the Loughborough Estate down and knocking residents doors asking for residents ballot cards on Tuesday Evening? And what is he doing on other floors of Kettleby House other than his own at night? This is supposed to be a confidential vote! Peter Shorinwa does not have the right to use his fob to access other floors than his own and he does not have the right to knock on residents doors asking for their votes at night! The vote should be cancelled! Why is here even an option for ballot papers to be put in a box inside the Loughborough Estate Office! Knocking on residents doors to collect votes is unbelievable! How is this legal?
 
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teuchter

je suis teuchter
So, about those consultation questionnaires relating to the road closure trial a couple of years back, which mysteriously never got to the majority of LE residents, or made their way back to Lambeth....
 

RHK

Always look on the bright side of life...
Peter's desperate behaviour is concerning and raises questions as to why he is attempting to influence the vote. Lambeth Council should stop the vote. A thoroughly independent company should commence a
vote.A vote Peter cannot interfere with.If Peter Shorinwa has nothing to hide why is he fabricating that Lambeth Council want to knock the estate down to sway votes? And why is he knocking on residents doors so he can take completed ballot forms away? Why is there a box in the Loughborough Estate Office for the votes to be posted in? Peter's behaviour is desperation. Lambeth Council have planned works that they are supervising.The largest estate in Lambeth is not getting knocked down but Peter Shorinwa is scaremongering and needs to be kicked out of the LEMB immediately together with his LEMB cronies and Shade. If Peter has nothing to hide as Chair of the LEMB why is he behaving in such a desperate manner and why isn't anyone stopping him?
 
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LondonKate

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Does anyone know what is going on inside the closed NISA on Coldharbour Lane?
There is a lot of heavy construction work going on inside...the place is completely gutted and they keep drilling...
 
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