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Lambeth to award scandal-hit outsourcing firm Serco a £118.7m waste contract

Green Party councillors have vowed to challenge last night’s decision by Lambeth Council’s cabinet to partner with controversial outsourcing firm Serco Ltd. At last night’s cabinet meeting, Lambeth Labour councillors agreed to award the firm – which has been embroiled in a catalogue of abuses, fraud and failures – a waste contract worth over £100m […]

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Lambeth Labour councillors reject call for Universal Basic Income

As millions continue to fall through the cracks of government support packages, the call for a trial of Universal Basic Income has been rejected for a second time by Lambeth’s Labour councillors. At last night’s full council meeting, Lambeth’s Labour councillors voted against a Universal Basic Income for Lambeth residents, for the second time. It […]

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Council agrees to address the unequal impacts of Covid-19 on women with disabilities

A motion has been passed by Lambeth Council to support women with disabilities. Lambeth Green Party councillors tabled the motion at last night’s full council meeting, demanding action to alleviate the multiple inequalities experienced by women with disabilities and heightened in the current economic and health crisis of the COVID-19 pandemic (1). The council will […]

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Council urged to continue with Low Traffic Neighbourhood schemes

Green Party councillors are urging Lambeth council to continue its support for Low Traffic Neighbourhoods at tonight’s full council meeting. The call comes as the council will vote on a motion that demands the reversal of Low Traffic Neighbourhood schemes across the borough (1). St Leonards Green Cllr, Nicole Griffiths says: “Low Traffic Neighbourhoods are […]

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Gipsy Hill Greens oppose plans to demolish Truslove House on the Central Hill Estate

Homes for Lambeth plans to demolish a building used for the temporary accommodation of homeless households, to erect a multi-storey housing block. Serious questions have been raised, however, as to what this might mean for the broader regeneration of the estate. By presenting the Roman Rise development as a “small” site with “100% affordable” housing […]

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Council to sever ties with controversial Thorncliffe Communications

Council’s development company Homes for Lambeth says it will end its relationship with of lobbyists following pressure from Green councillors Lambeth Council has said that it’s development arm Homes for Lambeth will be “concluding” its commission of Thorncliffe Communications, with a different company taking on its consultation work. It comes after pressure from Green Party […]

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Lambeth Council urged to end links with lobbyists embroiled in Jenrick planning scandal

Green councillors are urging Lambeth council to sever its ties with a lobbying firm embroiled in the scandal involving Government housing minister Robert Jenrick. The lobbyists Thorncliffe Communication were used by billionaire Richard Desmond for his controversial Westferry development in east London. (1) The same firm Thorncliffe Communications,run by “Tory Fixer” Richard Patient (2) is […]

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