Lambeth Council

Lambeth Council has written 1824 posts for Lambeth news

Murderer on the run from police is caught in Waterloo

A convicted murderer who absconded from prison months ago has been caught by sharp-thinking council safety officers. John James Reilly, 58, was serving a life sentence after slitting a man’s throat when he was freed on temporary licence from HMP Leyhill near Bristol in August and failed to return. He was finally caught on Saturday … Continue reading

New cinema coming to West Norwood

A new cinema in West Norwood moved a step closer this week as contracts were exchanged between Picturehouse Cinemas Ltd and Lambeth Council. Picturehouse will lease the old Nettlefold Hall in Norwood High Street and turn it into a four-screen cinema, with bar and café. As part of the deal, West Norwood Library will also … Continue reading

Brixton Rec – Meeting Future Demand

Over the next ten years Lambeth’s population is set to grow by 10% – or around 30,000 people and there’ll be far more over 55s. The figures, from Sport England, mean facilities at Brixton Rec which currently gets 750,000 visits a year, need to be ready to meet the growing and changing demands of local … Continue reading

Right to Buy fraud: Woman jailed

A 54-year-old woman has been given an 18 months sentence after being found guilty of fraud against Lambeth Council. Judy Thomas bought a property in Heath Road from Lambeth council under the right to buy scheme in 2003 with a discount of £38,000. Under right to buy legislation the person purchasing the property has to … Continue reading

Housing tenant guilty of illegal subletting

A Norwood man’s been found guilty of illegally subletting a housing association property, under new legislation brought in last year to tackle tenancy fraud. Owen Simms, 51, of Gypsy Hill, Norwood was the sole tenant at the property since 1996. In March 2014 he sublet the property, giving the impression to the subtenant that the … Continue reading

New Chief Executive recommended for Lambeth Council

Lambeth Council has moved towards appointing a new Chief Executive following the departure earlier this month of Derrick Anderson CBE. Sean Harriss, who has served as the Chief Executive of Bolton Council since 2007, has confirmed that he will accept the position. Lambeth’s Appointments Sub Committee which conducted the interviews are recommending to the Council … Continue reading

Myatts Field North – Health & Safety Update

Lambeth council takes any allegations about breaches of health and safety very seriously. This is a summary of the findings of an inquiry into such claims carried out over the past six months. Working with partners in the Myatts Field North redevelopment including Pinnacle PSG, Rydon Maintenance and Higgins Construction, the council has completed an … Continue reading

Lambeth working with CAB to streamline advice services

In just three months between August and October, nearly 3000 people have been able to get advice through the pilot One Lambeth Advice service, run in partnership between Lambeth council and the Merton & Lambeth Citizens Advice Bureau (MLCAB). The scheme is set to be expanded across the borough, making it easier for more people … Continue reading

Lambeth Council uncovers “appalling and dangerous” illegal flats in Clapham

Up to eight people were housed in “appalling” conditions in a former ‘shortlife’ property that had been illegally converted into flats, Lambeth Council has discovered. Council officers who took back possession of the property, in Rectory Gardens, Clapham, found that it had been transformed from a three-bedroomed home to a House in Multiple Occupation (HMO), … Continue reading

Lambeth Living – Update

Following the departure of Lambeth Living’s Chief Executive Neil Litherland, it’s been confirmed his deputy, Terry Gallagher will act as interim Chief Executive until a new Delivery Director is appointed. The role is being advertised, at a significantly lower salary than Mr Litherland’s and the new post-holder will be expected to oversee the reintegration of … Continue reading


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