The Open Spaces Society founded in 1865, and Britain's oldest national conservation body, has hit out at Lambeth Council following local resident complaints about the state of Clapham Common after another major event was held there over the August Bank Holiday Weekend.
Residents and users of the common protest that in addition to having a large area of the common fenced off for weeks before and after the event, loud music during the event and hoards of drunken revellers pouring onto surrounding streets, the common itself has been turned into a churned-up muddy mess reminiscent of some First World War battlefield.
Back in March 2014 Lib Dems were warning about the double-speak going on in Labour-run Lambeth Council circles about proposals being formulated together with Transport for London to rid Vauxhall of perhaps the most significant and highly-rated transport interchange in the entire borough.
Of course, for Labour, it is so much more important to sweep away this barely ten year old £4 million, convenient and green bus station with its iconic solar panelled ski-slope roof and handy links to both tube and rail so that they can replace it with a manufactured High Street and make people stand around in the dark, cold and wet all over the ill-lit surrounding roads waiting for a bus.
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.
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.
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..
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.
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.
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.