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New risk business is first council ‘spin out’ of its kind

A risk and insurance trading company has been set up by Lambeth Council to help community groups operate more effectively. Capitalising on the expertise of the risk and insurance team at Lambeth Council; Community Risk Services (CRS) will provide advice and support to community groups based in Lambeth but has the ability to do business … 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 roads go 20mph

As part of the aim to have the safest and greenest streets in the capital, all Lambeth’s roads are to be given a 20mph speed limit. Roads under the control of Lambeth council will be given the new speed limit from November, with two major Transport for London (TfL) routes also seeing the new speed … Continue reading

Lambeth becomes the first borough to ban laughing gas

Lambeth council last night approved a crackdown on the use of legal highs such as ‘laughing gas’ in the borough. Lambeth is now the first London borough to introduce a Public Spaces Protection Order (PSPO) to tackle laughing gas as a specific issue. The move essentially bans the use and supply of legal highs in … Continue reading

Club drug crackdown launched with proposed on the spot laughing gas fines

Lambeth council and the borough’s police force has proposed bringing in on the spot fines for people using or littering legal highs, ahead of substances such as club drug nitrous oxide being made illegal to produce and supply in the UK. People in Lambeth caught using legal highs, littering canisters and whippets used for inhaling … Continue reading

Lambeth Street Champions get support to make a difference

A new network of champions is on a mission to improve Lambeth’s streets. Lambeth council’s Street Champions scheme aims to support people who want to improve the physical and social environment where they live. Street Champions can do a whole range of things to help their community, whether it’s organising street parties, increasing greenery, encouraging … Continue reading

Lambeth council’s CCTV team honoured by the Met

Lambeth council’s CCTV suite staff received a series of awards from the Met Police during the first awards ceremony of its kind in the capital. More than 60 awards in total were presented by Commander Simon Letchford during a ceremony hosted at New Scotland Yard on Friday. Lambeth’s team received five individual awards from the … Continue reading

Lambeth quick to shut nuisance premises under new powers

Lambeth has used new powers to shut down seven properties in three months including a brothel, an illegal rave venue and a drugs den, which were causing a nuisance to residents. The new Anti-Social Behaviour and Policing Act 2014 came into force on October 20 last year and empowers councils and police to issue immediate … Continue reading

Lambeth to target spitters after successful prosecution

Lambeth council officers are on the lookout for spitters as they begin to clamp down on the unacceptable behaviour. Last week, Lambeth were vindicated in their first prosecution of a man found spitting in the street after he was fined £120 by the courts. Now, officers will be quick to issue fixed penalty notices to … Continue reading

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

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