Lambeth Council

Lambeth Council has written 1939 posts for Lambeth news

Estate agent and tenant prosecuted over housing fraud

A 59 year old Brixton woman has been prosecuted by Lambeth Council for subletting the flat that she rents from the council.  Estate agents, Nelsons of Southwark Bridge Road were also prosecuted for aiding and abetting the commission of the offence. Maria Polonio, of Harper House, Angell Town returned to Portugal in December 2014 and … Continue reading

Statement on Upper Norwood Joint Library

Upper Norwood Library Trust and Lambeth Council are pleased to be able to provide an update on the negotiations around Upper Norwood Library. From 1 July this year, Upper Norwood Joint Library (UNJL) building will be run by the Upper Norwood Library Trust – members of the local community who have a real passion and … Continue reading

Lambeth Council mourns the passing of Cllr Niranjan Francis

Cllr Niranjan Francis who represented Lambeth council’s Gipsy Hill ward passed away on Saturday, April 23 after a tough battle against cancer. Cllr Lib Peck, Lambeth Council leader, said: “Many of you will know Niranjan for his dedication to the local community as a ward councillor, and also an active participant in the community bringing … Continue reading

Lambeth paving the way for new homes

Work has started on a new scheme that will bring 89 new homes and a new nursery to the north of Lambeth. After Ethelred Nursery and a neighbouring children’s centre moved to premises nearby, workers have begun preparations for a project that will help Lambeth’s goal of building 1,000 new homes at Council-rent levels and … Continue reading

Potential redevelopment of the Brixton market trader car park

Lambeth council is considering an arrangement that would combine the site currently used as car parking for the market traders (accessed off Canterbury Crescent) with the former pub site next door, currently owned and being developed by May Developments. By combining the two sites we should be able to increase the number of affordable homes, … Continue reading

Lambeth offers a primary school place to every child

EMBARGOED TO 5PM, Monday 18 APRIL 2016 Every child who applied for a reception place in a Lambeth primary school for September 2016 has been offered one, new figures have revealed today [Monday, 18 April 2016]. This is the fifth consecutive year that over 90% of families have been offered a place at the school … Continue reading

Lambeth warning on planning changes

In February 2016 the government asked for comments on the implementation of planning changes in England and Wales which will inform the “mechanics” of how measures set out in the Housing and Planning Bill will work. In its formal response, Lambeth Council has raised several areas of concern including: Planning application fees Permission in principle … Continue reading

Lambeth Mayor and cabinet announced

The new Mayor of Lambeth, Cllr Saleha Jaffer, was officially announced last night (April 13) at Lambeth Council’s Annual Meeting held at Elm Green School in Tulse Hill. Cllr Jaffer will take over from Cllr Donatus Anyanwu who has performed the ceremonial duties since April last year. The new Deputy Mayor will be Cllr Marcia … Continue reading

Update: Carnegie Library

Carnegie Library is currently occupied by protesters who have made a number of claims about the future of the Lambeth Council building. It is important to set the record straight. Carnegie Library will re-open in early 2017 as a Healthy Living Centre with a refurbished neighbourhood library, new computers, the same book stock and study … Continue reading

Cressingham Gardens Redevelopment Approved

Lambeth Council’s Cabinet has approved a recommendation to redevelop the Cressingham Gardens estate, as part of plans to provide more and better homes for the people of the borough. At a meeting on Monday, Councillors decided that “Option 5”, full redevelopment, offered the best alternative for the future of the estate. The decision, which follows … Continue reading


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