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Brixton Splash

Lambeth council has decided to turn down an application for Brixton Splash 2016 because of concerns over public safety and organisation. The annual street festival was set up in 2006 by Ros Griffiths and other prominent Brixtonians as a community run event, celebrating the cultural diversity and history of Brixton. The 2015 event saw a … Continue reading

Lambeth Council Leader warns MPs over the impact of extending the Right to Buy

An influential committee of MPs has today [10 February] warned that a plan to give housing association tenants the right to buy their homes could reduce the amount of affordable housing available across the country. The Communities & Local Government Committee, which took evidence from Cllr Lib Peck, Leader of Lambeth Council, also said the … Continue reading

Lambeth releases 2016/17 budget figures

The dramatic effect of the squeeze on local authority budgets has been laid bare in the latest budget report released by Lambeth Council. Lambeth’s core government funding will have been cut by 56% between 2010 and 2018, which means increases in council tax and some tough choices about what services will look like in the … Continue reading

Update: Tributes to David Bowie

Statement from Cllr Lib Peck, Lambeth council leader: Lambeth was shocked and saddened at the loss of Brixton hero, David Bowie. Lambeth Council would like to commemorate Bowie and is welcoming suggestions, but of course will discuss any plans with his family at an appropriate time before taking any plans forward. Bowie has close ties … Continue reading

Recycling revolution in Lambeth

Lambeth council are trialling new green bins in a bid to make it easier for people to recycle. Around 2,000 properties in the Herne Hill area are to get the new bins, replacing the existing recycling sacks. All recyclables can be put in the bin without the need for a bag and the closed lids … Continue reading

Public Health statement

Lambeth and Southwark councils have agreed to end their joint public health arrangement and change the way they work together. The two boroughs have worked closely together, more formally since 2013 when the government passed the responsibility for public health to local authorities and there will still be significant cross borough collaboration in areas such … Continue reading

Lambeth presses ahead with new school for pupils on the autism spectrum

Lambeth Council is pressing ahead with preparations for a new school for dozens of children and young people on the autism spectrum. The council has agreed to sell a site in Lollard Street, Kennington, to the Education Funding Agency to enable the NAS Vanguard School to go ahead. The new school, which will be run … Continue reading

Lambeth council beats £3.6m of fraud

A 52 year-old woman from South Lambeth has been sentenced to two-and-a-half years in prison after pleading guilty to five counts of fraud and admitting she had claimed over £96,000 in Housing Benefit for a property that she owned. The case, brings to £3.6m the amount Lambeth Council’s Counter Fraud Team have secured through interventions … Continue reading

Key Stage 2 Results – Another impressive year for our primary school pupils.

Key Stage 2 Results – Another impressive year for our primary school pupils. Lambeth’s 11-year-olds have once again beaten the national average for reading, writing and arithmetic, new test scores have revealed. The 2015 Key Stage 2 (KS2) results show that 85% of the borough’s Year 6 pupils gained level 4+ in each of reading, … Continue reading

Lambeth prosecution sees nuisance fly-tipper ordered to pay over £5,000

A fly-tipper has been ordered to pay more than £5,000 after a neighbour helped Lambeth council enforcement officers catch him. Jose Campanha of Streatham Vale was caught dumping rubbish bags on the street outside his neighbour’s property after she set up a web cam to film him. Lambeth officers then swooped, prosecuting him under the … Continue reading

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