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Council wants your views on how it communicates on planning matters

Lambeth council is proposing changes to the way it consults the public on planning matters, concentrating on methods which work well and phasing out less effective methods such as providing libraries with physical copies of applications and sending neighbour notification letters to wide areas around development sites. In the past the council has sent out … Continue reading

Help shape your neighbourhood

Lambeth Council is asking local residents for their views on new planning guidance for building alteration and extensions that should make it easier for rear and roof level extensions outside the borough’s conservation areas. Cllr Jack Hopkins Cabinet Member for Jobs and Growth said: ‘We know that many people can’t afford to move so building … Continue reading

ALBERT EMBANKMENT PLANNING INQUIRY DECISION

Lambeth Council’s refusal to grant planning permission for the redevelopment of former London Fire Brigade HQ on the Albert Embankment has been upheld by a government inquiry. The decision follows a lengthy public inquiry and will be greeted with relief by local residents, particularly those on the nearby Whitgift Estate who campaigned against the Florian … Continue reading

Key decisions at Cabinet on Monday, 15 April

16 April 2013 PR 2154 For Immediate Release Press Release Lambeth Council’s 10-member Cabinet meets on a monthly basis, making key decisions about the running of the local authority. This week’s meeting considered a pledge to boost apprenticeships, the future of weekly bin collections and how to improve recycling rates, and the importance of protecting … Continue reading

Lambeth Councillor scoops national award

Thornton ward councilor, Ed Davie, was named Scrutineer of the Year at the prestigious 2013 Local Government Information Unit (LGiU) Awards last night. Cllr Davie chairs Lambeth’s Health and Adult Social Care Scrutiny Sub-Committee and has earned a reputation championing vulnerable people who use Lambeth’s health and adult social care services. He’s raised the profile … Continue reading

Expressive students talk their way to the top

EXPRESSIVE Lambeth students from St Martin in the Fields High School for Girls in Tulse Hill talked their way to top prize at this year’s school debating competition. Organised by Lambeth Council, the competition saw six schools in total take part and debate issues including whether the August London riots affected the mutual respect between … Continue reading

Ballot Box roadshow comes to Lambeth

Residents who want to know more about elections taking place in London on 3 May should come to a special event in Brixton on 10 April. The Ballot Box Roadshow – featuring a gigantic, inflatable ballot box – will be visiting Lambeth on 10 April when it will be in Windrush Square between 3pm and … Continue reading

Countdown to London Mayor and Assembly election

With less than 50 days to go, people who are not registered to vote are being warned they must do so by 18 April to guarantee a say in the London Mayor and London Assembly elections on 3 May 2012. On 3 May 2012, people in London will get a chance to vote for the … Continue reading

Council appoints gangs ‘tsar’ as new Cabinet takes shape

  The Leader of Lambeth Council, Councillor Steve Reed has appointed a ‘gangs tsar’ to tackle the recent rise in violent youth crime.   The move is part of a new cabinet line-up following a vote by Labour councillors this week.  Among the changes, Councillor Jack Hopkins enters Cabinet for the first time with responsibility for public … Continue reading

Council protects front line services as Government cuts bite

Services that matter most to local people were protected and council tax frozen last night as Lambeth Council set its 2012/13 budget. However, the leader of the council warned that many residents will still be affected by the tough choices the council has to make. Continue reading

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