Local News

Lambeth Parking Charges Challenged

 Figures from Lambeth Council reveal that the council has been forced to cancel tens of thousands of pounds in parking fines in each of the last three years after drivers successfully appealed against them. The cancelled fines were issued for breaking parking rules and for driving in bus lanes. This follows BBC One’s Inside Out report that enforcement officers in Camden and Ealing have claimed they are giving out “dodgy” parking tickets to fulfil quotas set by councils. Lambeth uses the same contractor for parking enforcement as Ealing and Camden . 

Time for a Fair Deal for leaseholders in Southwark

Dulwich Conservative Councillor Lewis Robinson has welcomed the call by Eric Pickles yesterday to stop “leaseholders being ripped off by inefficient municipal landlords”, who are being charged ever rising service and major works charges

Labour Just Don’t Get It

In his conference speech the Leader of the Labour party showed again that Labour just don’t get it. The Labour party conference has seen Labour pledge to borrow an extra £297.9 billion for unfunded spending commitments. 

Unemployment Falls Again

More good news on the economy came this week with news that unemployment has again fallen. The national unemployment rate is currently 7.7%, which is a drop of 240,000 in unemployment. The continued fall in unemployment is a good sign that the economy is on the mend after years of Labour mismanagement. Welcoming the news both the Prime Minister David Cameron and Chancellor of the Exchequer George Osborne urged MPs not to get complacent saying that there is “still a long way to go”.

Lambeth and Southwark worse for air quality in South-London

Figures released last week show that Labour-controlled Lambeth and Southwark have the worst air quality figures in South London, while areas such as Conservative Controlled Bexley and Bromley are among the best in London.  

Conservatives Oppose 200% Council Tax Increase Proposal

The Green Party in Brighton has joined Labour and the Liberal Democrats in calling for a new “Mansion Tax”. If implemented, this would leave some average income households in Dulwich & West Norwood facing a 200% increase in their Council Tax bills.

Don’t Close Queenswood Court

Gipsy Hill Conservative Action Team are helping the community in Queenswood Court (Hamilton Road) supported housing complex after the Labour Ward Councillors refused to help the residents, who face removal under Labour’s plan to sell the site to developers.  

Conservatives Seek High Street Boost

Conservative Mayor of London Boris Johnson has launched a consultation on extending the time drivers are allowed the park in Stop and Shop bays. The announcement follows plans unveiled by Communities Secretary Eric Pickles to reduce parking restrictions. Both hope that by reducing parking restrictions we can boost trade for places like West Norwood High Street

National Big Society Award for Herne Hill Velodrome

Village Ward Action team welcome the news that the Prime Minister, David Cameron, has today awarded the team and the local community behind the revival of the Herne Hill Velodrome with a national Big Society Award.

Poor Parliamentary Record from Invisible Local MP

When the Member of Parliament for Dulwich & West Norwood stood down from the Labour frontbench last year she promised to spend more time working for local residents in the constituency. Sadly however this has not materialised.