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SUBLETTING LAMBETH ‘CHEAT’ PROSECUTED

A woman who illegally sublet her council flat, making thousands of pounds profit has been ordered to return the property to Lambeth Council and pay over £23,000, thanks to the work of the council’s Fraud Team. It’s the council’s first use of an ‘unlawful profit order’ , introduced under a new law that came into … Continue reading

Ofsted chief comes ‘home’ to Lambeth for the day

England’s top school inspector came back to his old school in Streatham today, almost 50 years after leaving for the last time. Sir Michael Wilshaw, head of Ofsted and Chief Inspector of Schools in England, returned to St Andrew’s Catholic Primary School after he received a special invitation from pupils. Following a successful Ofsted Inspection … Continue reading

Lambeth lays commemorative paving stones for WW1 heroes

War heroes from Lambeth who were awarded the Victoria Cross for their bravery have been celebrated with commemorative paving stones laid near their birthplaces. Exactly one hundred years after their heroic actions in battle during the First World War, Captain John Vallentin and Lieutenant John Dimmer have been recognised in ceremonies near Lambeth Palace and … Continue reading

Waste strategy saves Lambeth £1m a year

Lambeth residents are producing an incredible 25% less rubbish and recycling nearly three times more food waste, just a year into the council’s new waste strategy, saving the council nearly £1m. In October last year, Lambeth Council introduced smaller bins for properties and a food waste recycling system to encourage residents to cut the amount … Continue reading

A year on, Streatham Leisure and Ice Rink proves a hit

Less than a year since it fully opened, the Streatham Leisure and Ice centre is proving a great hit with some 400,000 visitors already.    Ice skating’s proving particularly popular with 120,000 casual visitors to the rink, 550 pupils currently on the Learn to Skate programme and almost 500 pupils from local schools attending weekly skating … Continue reading

Lambeth’s fireworks event edges closer…

Brockwell Park is gearing up for its best fireworks celebration to date, with people being encouraged to get their tickets before November 5th. This year’s event is ticketed for the first time with bars, food stalls and street-style performers complimenting the display itself, which will be produced by Titanium Fireworks who also organised the London … Continue reading

Masterplan for Loughborough Junction

A Masterplan is to be drawn up with residents in order to guide development in Loughborough Junction. There are several regeneration opportunities in Loughborough Junction and residents feel a plan is needed to make sure all projects work together to improve the local area as a whole. The council will work with the Loughborough Junction … Continue reading

Iconic gay venue’s listing to help ensure the party goes on

Lambeth Council has added the Royal Vauxhall Tavern venue in the borough to its register of community assets. The pub in Spring Gardens off Kennington Lane in Vauxhall has been a cutting edge venue for the last 150-years. Today it is considered an iconic gay venue. Councillor Jack Hopkins, Cabinet Member for Jobs and Growth, … Continue reading

Do the Right Thing for Lambeth’s £90million savings challenge

Lambeth council has started it’s budget setting process, with a savings target of £37million for the next financial year alone, and £90million over the next three years. The Coalition Government has drastically cut Lambeth’s core funding by 50 per cent – so to balance the books, between 2010 and 2018 the council will have had … Continue reading

Change in Lambeth Housing Management Service

Lambeth Council is intending to reintegrate housing management services into the council at the end of its agreement with Lambeth Living, its ‘arms- length management’ housing organisation. Cllr Matthew Bennett, Cabinet Member for Housing said; “Thanks to the hard work and commitment of Lambeth Living staff we’re in a good position to reconsider how housing … Continue reading

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