Tag Archives: Lambeth council

Coronavirus being used as ‘smokescreen’ for estate demolition

It is not just in Croydon that residents’ groups have been alert to the inherent risks of placing the entire planning system into the hands of a few unelected council officials. The delegated planning powers, prompted by the coronavirus emergency, … Continue reading

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Posted in Brick by Brick, Community associations, Croydon Council, Croydon North, Crystal Palace and Upper Norwood, Housing, Jennifer Brathwaite, Lambeth Council, London-wide issues, Matthew Bennett, Mayor of London, Outside Croydon, Planning, Sadiq Khan, Steve Reed MP | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 1 Comment

Lambeth is showing the way with destruction of five estates

This week, Labour’s ruling NEC stepped in to stop one London council from undertaking a property deal which could have seen hundreds of council tenants evicted from their homes. Yet meanwhile, a bus ride up the A23 from Croydon, at … Continue reading

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Delay over Upper Norwood Library transfer raises worries

The future of a library which has served thousands of Croydon residents for more than a century has been thrown into renewed uncertainty, with doubts over the funding for Upper Norwood Library after next year, and with the proposed transfer … Continue reading

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Croydon’s well-paid councillors pay their Council Tax on time

WALTER CRONXITE on a new report that shows that in neighbouring boroughs, some councillors have not been punctual in paying their Council Tax bills Yet further evidence has emerged that Croydon Council Tax-payers may be forking out far too much … Continue reading

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Central Hill’s open weekend to show the estate they are in

A much-admired housing estate in Crystal Palace which is under threat of demolition by the local council is open to public view this weekend, to dispel Tory-driven myths of “sink estates”, as part of something called the Open Garden Estates … Continue reading

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Frank Harmer Memorial 10km road race, Mar 6

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MP Reed ‘committed’ to funding for Upper Norwood Library

Steve Reed OBE, the MP for Croydon North, has sent the Save the Upper Norwood Library campaign a supportive message as the campaigners try to stop the “decommissioning” of their library services as part of Lambeth Council’s scheme to close … Continue reading

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Lambeth axes 50% of public libraries in ‘deeply cynical’ move

Lambeth Council has announced that it is to close five of the borough’s 10 public libraries as a consequence of the cuts in grants from central government. The Labour council’s proposals have been criticised as a “postcode lottery” for the … Continue reading

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‘Nothing to see here’, police say over Gipsy Hill election case

The police has concluded its investigation into allegations of electoral fraud in Lambeth’s Gipsy Hill ward in May’s local elections, and says it will be taking no further action. The voters of Gipsy Hill elected three Labour councillors, including Matthew … Continue reading

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Politicians distrusted? Ask Lambeth’s housing co-ops

Steve Reed OBE, the MP for Croydon North, says that it has taken him a year of working at Westminster to realise… People. Don’t. Trust. Politicians. Is this what the acronym NSS* was invented for? After all, Reed had spent … Continue reading

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Steve Reed MP: Regeneration needed beyond the town centre

In his exclusive column for Inside Croydon, STEVE REED reports on how community groups are essential to ensure proper and sustainable regeneration in their neighbourhoods People for Portland Road, a community organisation in South Norwood, organised a public meeting last Saturday to … Continue reading

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MP Reed ordered investigation of councillor emails at Lambeth

Steve Reed OBE, the MP for Croydon North, had a fellow Labour councillor’s emails spied upon when he was the leader of Lambeth Council last year, according to an official answer provided at Brixton Town Hall. Kingsley Abrams, who was … Continue reading

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Lambeth leader Reed puts himself forward for Croydon North

Labour’s “long list” of applicants to stand as a candidate in the Croydon North by-election includes the leader of Lambeth Council, Steve Reed. Reed, a Brixton Hill councillor who lives in Streatham, has led Lambeth Council since 2006. He is … Continue reading

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