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Bailiffs a thing of the past for Lambeth’s most vulnerable residents

Lambeth’s poorest residents have been protected from bailiffs thanks to the council’s debt strategy, launched last year. One year into Lambeth Council’s Income and Debt Strategy, which included measures to help residents in receipt of Council Tax Support – the use of bailiffs has been completely eradicated against this vulnerable group, court summons have reduced … Continue reading

At the Heart of Lambeth: New hoardings celebrate Town Hall’s historic role

A new set of hoardings has been installed on a high-profile site in the centre of Brixton, to mark the Town Hall’s contribution to life in Lambeth over the last century. The colourful display, including posters of Town Hall events from tea dances to pantomimes, has been sited close to the Grade II listed building on Brixton Hill, … Continue reading

Lambeth launches Equality Commission to spearhead the crusade against poverty and disadvantage

Lambeth is launching a ground-breaking new campaign to tackle the problems which still hold back people in some of the borough’s most disadvantaged communities. The Council has signed up a panel of distinguished local residents and policy experts to carry out an in-depth investigation of the causes and impact of poverty and inequality across all … Continue reading

Lambeth releases 2016/17 budget figures

The dramatic effect of the squeeze on local authority budgets has been laid bare in the latest budget report released by Lambeth Council. Lambeth’s core government funding will have been cut by 56% between 2010 and 2018, which means increases in council tax and some tough choices about what services will look like in the … 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 Country Show here to stay but fireworks no longer affordable

Lambeth council has committed to keeping the hugely popular Lambeth Country Show, but massive budget cuts mean the annual fireworks display will not go ahead. Lambeth’s funding has been cut in half by central government cuts, meaning the council must carefully prioritise how it spends its money. The Country Show, held every summer in Brockwell … 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 working with CAB to streamline advice services

In just three months between August and October, nearly 3000 people have been able to get advice through the pilot One Lambeth Advice service, run in partnership between Lambeth council and the Merton & Lambeth Citizens Advice Bureau (MLCAB). The scheme is set to be expanded across the borough, making it easier for more people … Continue reading

Do the Right Thing for Lambeth’s £90million savings challenge

Lambeth council has started it’s budget setting process, with a savings target of £37million for the next financial year alone, and £90million over the next three years. The Coalition Government has drastically cut Lambeth’s core funding by 50 per cent – so to balance the books, between 2010 and 2018 the council will have had … Continue reading

Lambeth’s enterprise hub invites you: Bring your laptop and co-work with us for the day

Impact Hub Brixton, the enterprise space inside Lambeth Town Hall, marks its first six months in operation this week [Friday, 26 September], with an open day to showcase what it has to offer the borough’s would-be entrepreneurs. The Hub is inviting local freelancers, small businesses, start-ups and social ventures to spend the day at the … Continue reading

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