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Central Hill residents to have their say on the future of their estate

Residents of the Central Hill estate will get the chance to have their say on the future of their estate over the coming weeks. After working with residents for the last 12 months and analysing all the alternatives available, Lambeth Council officers have recommended that full rebuilding of Central Hill is the only practical way … Continue reading

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 Council commits to protect office space

Lambeth Council has approved a measure to protect valuable office space from being turned into residential units. Lambeth has a high number of small businesses and is increasingly popular with start-ups and more established companies but the council warns the loss of office space directly undermines the borough’s potential for economic growth and development, including … 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 Council plans to protect office space

Lambeth Council is proposing a measure that would protect valuable office space from being turned into residential units. Lambeth has a high number of small businesses and is increasingly popular with start-ups and more established companies but the council warns the loss of office space directly undermines the borough’s potential for economic growth and development, … Continue reading

Lambeth warning over Starter Homes plans

Government plans for Starter Homes have been strongly criticised by Lambeth Council which warns of inflated house prices and a lack of affordable homes in the borough. The council says if local planning authorities have to support starter homes at the expense of traditional affordable tenures, their ability to meet local housing need and to … Continue reading

First development management teams are chosen for Lambeth’s estate regeneration programme

Ambitious plans to provide hundreds of new homes to ease Lambeth’s housing crisis have moved a step closer, after consultants were appointed to help the Council press ahead with regeneration schemes on three council estates. With the help of residents living on Knights Walk, South Lambeth and Westbury, Lambeth Council has selected a single consortium … Continue reading

Scrutiny Committee endorses decision to redevelop Cressingham Gardens

Lambeth Council will press ahead with proposals to redevelop the Cressingham Gardens estate, providing at least 464 new homes, after senior councillors rejected a call for the decision to be reconsidered. Lambeth’s Overview and Scrutiny Committee tonight [Monday, 9 May] decided that the Council’s Cabinet should not be asked to review its decision to opt … Continue reading

Estate agent and tenant prosecuted over housing fraud

A 59 year old Brixton woman has been prosecuted by Lambeth Council for subletting the flat that she rents from the council.  Estate agents, Nelsons of Southwark Bridge Road were also prosecuted for aiding and abetting the commission of the offence. Maria Polonio, of Harper House, Angell Town returned to Portugal in December 2014 and … Continue reading

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