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Brixton fraudster caught out by cash at Heathrow

A 46 year old Brixton man has been successfully prosecuted by Lambeth Council for benefit fraud after he was stopped at Heathrow Airport carrying thousands of dollars. Esayas Temesgen, of Vining Street, had left the UK in March 2013 but was stopped at the airport on his return in August that year with 8,000 US … Continue reading

A vision for a new Loughborough Junction

The public space around Loughborough Junction is set to be revolutionised as part of the plans to create a new, attractive town centre. In a bid to make the area a more pleasant and sociable place to live, safer for school children and residents, and more cycle and pedestrian friendly, Lambeth council is planning to … Continue reading

Lambeth’s Pupils Congratulated on GCSE Results Success

Lambeth’s pupils have recorded an outstanding performance in their GCSEs, with almost six out of 10 candidates achieving at least five higher-grades passes. Provisional results released today showed that the proportion of students earning five or more A* – C grades, including English and Maths, rose to 58 per cent – up 1 per cent … Continue reading

Cressingham Rotunda listed as Asset of Community Value

Lambeth council has approved the listing of the Rotunda at Cressingham Gardens as an Asset of Community Value (ACV), following an application by local residents. The listing is only relevant if the owner of the property decides to sell it – what normally happens is the community group who first nominated the asset, is given … Continue reading

Statement: Overview and Scrutiny Committee decision on Cressingham Gardens

Lambeth Council will press ahead with proposals to redevelop the Cressingham Gardens estate, providing at least 464 new homes, after senior councillors rejected a call for the decision to be reconsidered. Lambeth’s Overview and Scrutiny Committee last night [Tuesday, 11 August] decided that the Council’s Cabinet should not be asked to review its decision to … Continue reading

Updated Lambeth Council statement on Kids Company

Following the Kids Company charity announcing its closure on Wednesday Lambeth council has been working hard to mitigate the impact on people in the borough. The council has been in close contact with the Government, Southwark council, the Metropolitan police, London Councils, the Greater London Authority, health partners and Kids Company as this situation has … Continue reading

Lambeth warns government over brownfield planning changes

Lambeth council is warning the proposed shake-up of the planning system will cut affordable housing, damage neighbourhoods and see a catastrophic drop in investment. In a letter to the Communities Secretary Greg Clark, Leader of Lambeth council, Cllr Lib Peck, said: “The measures proposed will be detrimental to London, its economy, heritage, public realm and … Continue reading

Lambeth Council statement on Kids Company

In response to reports that the charity “Kids Company” is to close, a Lambeth Council spokesman said: “We are aware of the concerns over the future of Kids Company and its work in Lambeth, and our priority is looking after the children and young people who rely on its services. “Kids Company is currently contracted … Continue reading

Lambeth Country Show here to stay but fireworks no longer affordable

Lambeth council has committed to keeping the hugely popular Lambeth Country Show, but massive budget cuts mean the annual fireworks display will not go ahead. Lambeth’s funding has been cut in half by central government cuts, meaning the council must carefully prioritise how it spends its money. The Country Show, held every summer in Brockwell … Continue reading

Optimistic outlook from Lambeth businesses

Over 60 percent of businesses in Lambeth say the borough is a good or very good place to do business – almost double the number in 2011. The latest Lambeth Business survey paints a picture of optimism, plans for future growth, increase in employment and the importance of strong local links. The independent research, commissioned … Continue reading


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