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Community work hailed with prestigious prize

A Lambeth councillor who has served the borough tirelessly for 16-years has received a prestigious local government award for her hard work in the community. Cllr Jackie Meldrum, Cabinet Member for social services, was named the LGIU think tank’s Community Champion of the Year for 2015. The award was announced on Monday night in the … Continue reading

Lambeth & Southwark childcare report shows help needed for new parents

The Mayor of London, central government, local authorities and employers all have a part to play in tackling the childcare crisis facing new parents in the capital, according to a report commissioned by two South London boroughs and chaired by Dame Tessa Jowell MP. In a bid to give children the best start in life, … Continue reading

Hospital care at home helps local patients

Lambeth and Southwark residents can get hospital care at home thanks to Guy’s and St Thomas’ NHS Foundation Trust’s @home service. The service provides expert medical support so that people can leave hospital sooner than usual to recover at home or avoid a hospital stay altogether. Kris Hopkins, Minister for Communities and Local Government, visited … Continue reading

A Place for Every Pupil: Lambeth Secondary Schools Offer Every Child a Place for this September

EMBARGO: NOT TO BE RELEASED BEFORE TUESDAY, MARCH 3, 2015 For the third year running, every child whose application was on time has received an offer of a secondary school place in Lambeth, new figures have revealed today [Tuesday]. More than 82 per cent of parents and carers who applied to a secondary school in … Continue reading

Streatham man sentenced for benefit fraud

A 44 year old Streatham man’s been convicted of benefit fraud after claiming he was in receipt of sick pay for four years even though he was working. Yahya Serar, of Amesbury Avenue, Leigham Court Estate, was receiving benefits in 2009 as a result of his being off sick from work. He failed to inform … Continue reading

Council wants your views on how it communicates on planning matters

Lambeth council is proposing changes to the way it consults the public on planning matters, concentrating on methods which work well and phasing out less effective methods such as providing libraries with physical copies of applications and sending neighbour notification letters to wide areas around development sites. In the past the council has sent out … Continue reading

Lambeth turns around every one of its troubled families

Lambeth turns around every one of its troubled families More than a thousand “troubled families” have been put back on track with the help of a special Lambeth Council team set up to tackle unemployment, crime and social problems across the borough. The national Troubled Families initiative, targeting 120,000 households across England “that have problems … Continue reading

Lambeth lobbies TfL for cleaner buses to improve air quality

Lambeth council is calling on TfL to install ‘clean buses’ on every route that runs through Brixton Road and Streatham High Road. Brixton Road’s air quality is amongst the worst in London – as shown when its monitoring station exceeded acceptable annual pollution levels just three weeks into the year. Public Health England has estimated … Continue reading

Lambeth names new Director of Housing Management

Lambeth Council has appointed Neil Wightman as Director of Housing Management. Mr Wightman, who’s the council’s Programme Director for housing delivery will be leading the housing service, currently run by Lambeth Living, and overseeing its reintegration into the council. Cllr Matthew Bennett, Cabinet member for Housing said : “ Neil’s knowledge of Lambeth, the council … Continue reading

Essex man guilty of fraud over attempt to buy Lambeth council house

A 60 year old man has pleaded guilty to fraud in relation to an attempt to purchase a Lambeth council property under Right to Buy legislation. Dr Enamuna Enobakhare, applied to purchase a property on Phil Brown Place on the Heath Road Estate under the Right to Buy scheme, when he was not even living … Continue reading


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