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Lambeth to review public meetings following disruptive behaviour

Following several incidents of disruptive, abusive and intimidating behaviour at public council meetings, Lambeth council is reviewing how to manage access and security. During the latest incident, councillors and council officers faced aggression from a small number of protestors not only during the meeting but as they left and on their journeys home.  One planning … Continue reading

Gipsy Hill by-election result

The by-election in Gipsy Hill has been concluded with a new councillor elected for the Lambeth council ward. The poll on Thursday, June 9 saw Labour come first, the Greens second and the Conservative party come third. There were seven candidates in all. Labour’s Luke Murphy won with 1,220 votes after 27 per cent of … 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 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

Lambeth council absorbing latest cuts

Lambeth council is absorbing the impacts of today’s Government spending review which seem to confirm the local authority’s worst fears on future funding. Councillor Paul McGlone, Deputy Leader for Finance and Investment, said we’re looking at the details, but there will be serious implications for the delivery of services in Lambeth. Cllr McGlone said: “We … Continue reading

Lambeth election results

Lambeth has declared the results of the election for the parliamentary seats of Dulwich & West Norwood, Streatham and Vauxhall. All three declarations were made before 3.30am on Friday May 8. The results are as follows (winner in bold); Dulwich & West Norwood Rathy Alagaratnam – UK Independence Party (UKIP): 1,606 James Barber – Liberal … Continue reading

Lambeth Mayor and cabinet announced

The new Mayor of Lambeth has been officially announced as Cllr Donatus Anyanwu. Cllr Anyanwu will take over from Cllr Adedamola Aminu who has performed the ceremonial duties since February last year. The new Deputy Mayor will be Cllr Saleha Jaffer. Lambeth council’s cabinet was also confirmed at the Annual General Meeting with one change … Continue reading

Letters from the Leader of Lambeth Council and new Chief Executive

Leader letter to CE March 2015 CE letter to Leader March 2015

Lambeth council statement: Councillor resignation

Labour Cllr Chris Marsh, who represented Prince’s ward in Lambeth, has resigned from his position due to ill health. A by-election for the seat on Lambeth council is expected to be held in May after notification of his decision to step down was made on Wednesday this week (March18). Cllr Marsh said: “It is with … Continue reading

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

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