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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

Lambeth council – tough on anti-social behaviour

Lambeth council issued almost a thousand fixed penalty notices in 2014 and more than half were for littering. Other offences tackled by the council included illegal street trading, spitting, breaches of regulations for skips and obstructing the highway. More than a million pounds’ worth of housing benefit and tenancy fraud was tracked down and the … Continue reading

Lambeth encourages residents to ‘Do the Right Thing’

Lambeth Council is launching its Do the Right Thing campaign in a bid to make the borough an even better place to live. By encouraging people to make small changes to how they live – whether that’s families recycling more, individuals volunteering, businesses keeping rubbish off the streets, employers offering apprenticeships or even neighbours hosting … Continue reading

Lambeth ‘bitterly disappointed’ by Pickles ‘calling-in’ Shell centre

The Leader of Lambeth Council, Cllr Lib Peck says the decision to ‘call in’ the redevelopment of the Shell Centre on the south bank is ‘bitterly disappointing’ . Lambeth council granted planning permission for the project in May but it will now be referred to an independent inquiry. Cllr Peck said: “The redevelopment of the … Continue reading

Development partner wanted to transform heart of Brixton

Lambeth council is to start looking for a partner to design and develop Somerleyton Rd in Brixton. On Monday, the council’s Cabinet agreed to the next stage in transforming the area with new homes, a theatre and a chef school. Local people are invited to a ‘ Walk and Talk’ event on July 18th to … Continue reading

Lambeth praised for ‘terrific’ cycling strategy

  Lambeth council’s proposals to boost cycling have been praised by London’s ‘cycling czar’ Andrew Gilligan. The plans , approved by  Cabinet  on Monday aim to  encourage a wider range of people to take to the saddle.  Concerns over traffic, safety and lack of secure storage often deter women, families and older people from using … Continue reading

Edible Bus Stop blossoms again with community celebration

A fun and colourful celebration with live music, seed give-aways and an open top bus trip is being held on Saturday (May 18th) to mark the revamped Edible Bus Stop’s official re-opening. The Edible Bus Stop is a communal garden at a bus stop in Landor Road, Stockwell opposite the Lambeth Hospital where local volunteers … 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

Lambeth council helps residents to a better energy deal

Lambeth council is helping residents get a better deal on their household fuel bills through the power of collective bargaining. The Big London Energy Switch sees 21 councils negotiate with energy suppliers through an auction process with the aim of getting a better deal for all participating residents. It was first was carried out in … Continue reading

Local unemployed given jobs to make a greener borough

Lambeth council has helped six people into work improving the borough’s eco-credentials. Social enterprise group Community Draught Busters (CDB) began a draught-proofing programme at the town hall in Brixton on Tuesday, May 7. In keeping with the council’s More Jobs campaign, all council contracts contain commitments to create jobs and apprenticeship opportunities. Lambeth-based Community Draught … Continue reading

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