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  • Article: Aug 20, 2015

    Labour-run Lambeth Council has announced that it will no longer stage the last remaining public firework display in the Borough.

    Many residents, and especially parents, will be dismayed that Lambeth's only remaining public firework display is now being ditched. Last year the only remaining free display held in Brockwell Park was relegated to history and a charging and pre-booking scheme introduced.
  • Article: Aug 8, 2015

    Streatham Leisure Let-Down

    Local Lib Dems are enthusiasts for the new Streatham Leisure Centre and Ice Rink having campaigned for it from the word go. However, in Labour failed to undertake critical consultation in advance of fashioning the facilities, and key local user groups were consigned to a back seat early on in the proceedings.

  • Article: Aug 7, 2015

    As expected Lambeth's Labour dominated Cabinet pushed through its demolition agenda for Cressingham Gardens Estate despite vocal objections from the people living there.

    Then to add insult to considerable injury Lambeth is now sending round £14,000 bills to Cressingham Gardens residents to cover the cost of repairs on the same property they want to demolish.

  • Article: Jul 28, 2015

    Ofsted has slammed Lambeth as its children's services plummet from Outstanding to Inadequate.

    Things are not quite as bad as a decade and a half ago or so when a damning report declared graphically that 'Children were no longer safe in Lambeth's Care.' However there will be widespread concern that history may be repeating itself..

  • Article: Jul 27, 2015
    Not just the sound of endless financial bungs to keep the Brixton Recreation Centre afloat but the constant leaks of chatter with little real news about the Brixton Rec's future.
    Lambeth Labour's Leader has staked her political future on the Brixton Rec remaining open - but how far into the future does that actually safeguard the crumbling structure?
  • Article: Jul 27, 2015

    How much does it cost local taxpayers for a bridge that hasn't even been built yet?

    The answer appears to be £10 Million, or thereabouts.

    A newly-signed agreement between Transport for London and the Garden Bridge Trust signs-off £30 Million for the project with the Department of Transport pledging a similar amount. Revealingly, though, TfL will hold back £9.7 Million on money it has already spent on the vanity project so far.

  • Article: Jul 13, 2015

    Senior Labour councillors will meet this evening (Monday) to vote on demolition of more than 300 existing homes on the Cressingham Gardens Estate.

    The proposals are vigorously opposed by estate residents, who want to see investment in the existing properties to bring them up to modern standards. Like much Lambeth-owned property, the Cressingham Gardens has long been neglected.

  • Article: Jun 22, 2015

    Brixton Rec Users' Group (BRUG), the community group originally set-up as an interface between users of Brixton Recreation Centre and Lambeth Council in the wake of reports that Lambeth wanted to close the iconic building, has issued a highly critical response to the Council's Feasibility Study on the future of the building.

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    Article: Apr 7, 2015

    TOWN HALL DEVELOPMENT

    Why is it that Lambeth Labour (rightly) bang on about the lack of affordable homes yet so conspicuously fail to do anything about it?

    In development after development that the Labour dominated planning committee vote to approve they cite every reason and excuse as to why each development completely fails to meet the Borough's quite reasonable minimum standards. Among the excuses is that they have little control over developers in areas such as Vauxhall which have been designated as growth areas.

  • Brixton
    Article: Mar 10, 2015

    Lambeth's recent Cultural Consultation documents - are clear about one thing. About half of its current libraries will be closing or provided in other forms, and not necessarily in standalone library buildings.

    But what about the Council's leisure centres - and the totemic Brixton Leisure Centre in particular? Labour has promised to keep it open you say? But didn't Labour promise free swimming for every resident in its 2010 Election Manifesto? No sign of that five years on.



Caroline Pidgeon