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  • One canopy being dismantled behind Sternhold Avenue
    Article: May 20, 2014

    The report Lambeth didn't want you to know about

    An anonymous leak of findings by a Government planning inspector has led to the sensational discovery that all three contentious sidings canopies at the Streatham Hill railway depot could have been dismantled if Lambeth Council had not caved in.

    In the course of a 2010 public inquiry into the development the Council did a deal with Southern Rail to remove enforcement action against the overbearing depot development if the railway company agreed to remove one canopy, the one nearest residents' homes in Sternhold Avenue, Streatham Hill. Some 100 properties are affected.

  • Lib Dem logo
    Article: May 9, 2014

    Lambeth Liberal Democrats have a launched their manifesto for the 2014 Borough elections, setting out five key priorities:

    1. Upgrade street cleaning and making streets safer

    2. Create local jobs and apprenticeships

    3. Scrap Lambeth Living and secure more affordable housing

    4. Set up a Ward Investment Fund to be spent by Community Councils

  • Document: May 9, 2014
  • Article: Apr 29, 2014

    Recent news about smog and Saharan dust might have been treated light-heartedly by the media but the freak weather event on April 3rd caused an increase of 34% in calls to the London Ambulance service from people suffering from severe breathing difficulties. So it was no joke for many Londoners.

    The combination of rare meteorological factors had triggered the worst level on the capital's scale for air pollution and for many older citizens recalled memories of the London smogs they thought had been eradicated in the 1960s. This time it was a largely invisible menace - apart from some orange dust on cars - and nothing like the 'pea-soupers' beloved of old black and white movies.

  • Colette Thomas leads the Vassall Team
    Article: Apr 16, 2014

    Lambeth Liberal Democrats have announced a new team of candidates for Vassall Ward. By-election candidate Colette Thomas will lead the new ticket, with local campaigner Dominic Wyatt and Lindsay Avebury, the driving force behind the restoration of Myatts Field Park and former chair of Lambeth Parks and Green Spaces Forum.

  • Crossrail roundel
    Article: Apr 13, 2014

    Lambeth Labour councillors have blocked a move to bring Crossrail 2 to Streatham.

    Streatham Lib Dem councillors last month launched a campaign to bring the planned deep underground rail line to the south of the borough, which currently has no tube connection.

    But at a Town Hall Scrutiny meeting Labour councillors voted together to stop the Council even considering the idea. They voted down a motion tabled by Streatham Hill Lib Dem councillor Jeremy Clyne that the Council should undertake a feasibility study for a Streatham link.

    The new cross-London line will be a fast direct link to Victoria, the West End, Euston and the City. It is planned to go via Tooting - but Streatham has been missed out again.

    Transport for London are currently finalising the proposed route, and the case needs to be put urgently for a Streatham link. But Labour kicked the idea into the long grass.

    Labour Lambeth has already betrayed Streatham by backing Boris Johnson's Northern Line extension to Battersea. Local Lib Dems have been opposing his plan to divert the line from Kennington Station to serve people in new luxury flats at the power station, also in Wandsworth - there have been long-standing plans to run the line south to serve Streatham.

    The Crossrail 2 project gives Streatham another chance to get on the map with its first direct underground link to central London. There will be through trains into Surrey and north of London too. Currently Tooting Broadway, already on the Tube, will be included. But Streatham - less than a mile and a half off the planned route - is left out.

    "The first step is to get the Council to work up a business case for bringing Crossrail 2 here," said Streatham Wells councillor and Lib Dem group leader Alex Davies.
    "Lib Dems fought hard to keep our direct Thameslink overground rail service - and last year we won that battle. Now we have a chance to go even further to get Streatham on the map."
    "It is shameful that Lambeth Labour have blocked this idea. Bringing Crossrail 2 to Streatham would have a massive impact, promoting regeneration as well as providing for the area's expanding population and growing transport needs."

  • Article: Apr 1, 2014

    Lambeth is among several London Boroughs criticized for their lacklustre response to repairing potholes in borough roads.

    They have a huge backlog of road repairs. In a list compiled on the ITV website, Lambeth languishes in the London-wide league tables for repairs despite the Labour-run Council claiming to residents that they are spending more than ever.

  • Screen Grab
    Article: Mar 29, 2014
    This amazing screen grab from nineelmslondon.com suggests what Vauxhall might look like after Labour-run Lambeth Council and the developers have finally had their high-rise way with planning applications already approved or pending.
    We have voiced our concerns ever since Labour London Mayor Ken Livingstone first fired the starting gun on what later turned into an arms race by developers to build the tallest set of towers in South London.
  • Car is towed and the warden gets back in the tow truck
    Article: Mar 18, 2014

    A senior Government Minister named and shamed Labour-run Lambeth figures laid before Parliament, for the £17 million-worth of parking fines doled out by the self-styled "cooperative council".

    The official figures released exposes the south London council for having one of the highest revenue streams from squeezing motorists in the capital, despite Labour politicians claiming that the number of tickets issued has reduced.

  • Vauxhall Bus Station
    Article: Mar 18, 2014

    There's every sign that Labour is carrying-on regardless in a pact with TfL to obliterate Vauxhall's iconic and largely environmentally positive bus interchange. Under the plans, residents and commuters will be dispersed far and wide and told to fight it out with the traffic and the weather rather than board or disembark from buses in one place with easy and direct connections to the mainline station and Tube.

Caroline Pidgeon