Local News

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.

Lambeth Approves Move of Popular GP Practice to Old Dairy Site

Lambeth Council Planning Committee have approved an application to re-site the popular GP practice in Rosendale Road to the Old Dairy site in Croxted Road near the junction with Park Hall Road which has been derelict for many years.  The Rosendale Road surgery has 5,700 patients drawn from the surrounding area including Southwark as well as the Gipsy Hill and Thurlow Park wards of Lambeth. On the new site it can expand to 7,000 patients and offer more services to patients including minor surgery.

Taxpayers Money Spent on ‘Labour Election Leaflets’

For the third time this year Lambeth Council have spent taxpayers money on party political literature. Thurlow Park Action Team Member Luke Tryl has attacked the move as no more than “Taxpayer funded Labour Leaflets”. 

Protect Our Children Campaign

Prime Minister and Leader of the Conservative Party David Cameron has outlined plans to help parents and prevent child abuse images being so easily accessed. The Prime Minister has sent this email outlining the plans.