Category Archives: Labour Councillors

Starting Secondary School Sept 2020

Children born between 1/9/2008 and 31/8/2009 must apply for a secondary school place in 2020  by Thursday 31st October. See details and online application form for Lambeth schools at https://www.lambeth.gov.uk/school-admissions/secondary-school-admissions-202021

Many schools have an extra  “supplementary information form” that is sent direct to the school by a date before the 31st October.

The test day for schools using an admission test is on Saturday 9th November.

Deadline for primary school admissions is  15th January 2020.

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Local police drop-in

Cllr Meldrum with our local team

Our local Safer Neighbourhoods Team (SNT) is a group of London Met police officers dedicated to serving the  local community.

They work closely with residents, businesses, community leaders, the council  and others to help find solutions to local problems and decide our policing priorities.

The team pop into St Lukes church SE27 0HS to chat informally with local people over a cup of tea between 12noon and 1pm. The dates in April are: Friday 5th April, Friday 12th April, Thursday 18th April and Tuesday 23rd April.

For details see: https://www.met.police.uk/a/your-area/met/lambeth/knights-hill/?introducingyoursaferneighbourhoodsteam=meetingandevents

@MPSKnightsHill

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Barclays Bank to close in June

west-norwood-barclays-e1551454032330Local Barclays bank customers received a letter today saying their branch will be closed on 21st June 2019. They are told to go to 136 Streatham High Road SW16 1BN instead.

Cllr Jane Pickard (pictured with the letter)  said:

“Barclays is the last bank in West Norwood and a vital part of the mix of services in our main shopping street providing banking for local businesses and residents. The Barclays ATMs are always busy giving us access to cash 24/7. We cannot afford to let it close.”

Local Labour councillors have started a campaign to stop the closure. Sign the petition here.

And write to Barclays – their business case for the closure is set out here.

Local people were furious when West Norwood’s Nat West branch closed in October 2012 – the building eventually re-opened as Pedders Estate Agents.

See our earlier posts  5/11/12  & 6/11/13

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Consultation on Lambeth’s budget 2019/20

Lambeth council has made over £200m worth of savings since 2010 due to austerity measures imposed by central government. Staff numbers have already been dramatically reduced , 14 council office buildings have been cut down to just two, and  many service have gone digital . But the budget cuts from central government keep coming…  The council has to make another £43m of savings over the next 4 years  –  at the same time as providing the vital services that residents expect and to look after the most vulnerable people in Lambeth.

The council wants to hear from residents  before it sets its budget in February. Please take part in the budget consultation ( deadline Monday January 14th https://www.surveymonkey.co.uk/r/SJTPS23?medium=email&source=GovDelivery%3E

Cllr. Andy Wilson

Cllr Andy Wilson , pictured, answers questions here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bOGpRhbXIpo

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Local artists weekend

Cllr Jackie Meldrum with the Open House directory

This weekend, 12th & 13th May and next weekend, 19th & 20th May, provides a chance to meet many of our local artists as they open their doors and studios. It is your chance to see their work and maybe get a bargain or acquire a masterpiece!

The studios and homes are open from 11am to 6pm  – just look out for the Artists Open House signs. Or check out the directory at:  http://dulwichfestival.co.uk/artists-open-house/

Roseberys Auction House have a taster exhibition at 70 Knights Hill SE27 0JD if you are not sure where to start….

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Labour’s record 4th term

Labour councillors outside Lambeth Town Hall

Lambeth’s Labour party candidates won an unprecedented 4th term of office following their record breaking victory in 2014 . Labour won  57 of the 63 seats in the council elections on the 3rd May 2018.

For details see:

https://moderngov.lambeth.gov.uk/mgElectionResults.aspx?ID=35&RPID=33201035

To find your councillors see:

https://moderngov.lambeth.gov.uk/mgMemberIndex.aspx?FN=WARD&VW=LIST&PIC=0

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Council elections 3rd May

Check out the Labour Party’s manifesto for Lambeth council elections on Thursday 3rd May at https://lambeth-labour-manifesto.org/

This manifesto has been drawn up with hundreds of local people to create a positive and ambitious vision for a better, fairer Lambeth that aims to improve the lives of all Lambeth residents.

It builds on Labour’s strong record over the last four years – including building the first new council homes in a generation, protecting our 23 fantastic children’s centres and paying every Lambeth employee at least the London Living Wage.

Labour promises are:

  1. Tackling Lambeth’s housing crisis – by completing our ambitious programme of 1,000 council homes and introducing a new private renters charter
  2. A cleaner and greener Lambeth – by keeping a full weekly bin collection, boosting recycling and improving air quality
  3. Delivering value for money – by keeping council tax one of the lowest in London
  4. A safer Lambeth – by tackling youth violence and fighting Tory police cuts
  5. A more equal Lambeth – by creating 1,500 apprenticeships and encouraging every Lambeth business to pay the London Living Wage
  6. Fighting against a Tory Hard Brexit – by campaigning to defend the rights of our EU friends and neighbours

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