Local News

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. 

Wrong, Ed

Today it was announced that unemployment has fallen again, by 57,000 in the last quarter, and the number of people claiming Jobseeker's Allowance is lower than at the General Election. This is good news for Britain and encouraging news for the economy - but bad news for Ed Miliband.

Labour Don’t Trust Local Residents

The Labour MP for Dulwich & West Norwood showed her lack of trust in the British people by refusing to back a new law paving the way for a referendum on the UK’s relationship with the European Union. 

Chancellor’s tax freeze help welcomed

Dulwich & West Norwood Conservatives have welcomed the announcement today by the Chancellor, as part of his Spending Review, that he will help councils freeze council tax for the next two years.  Whilst awaiting details of the review’s wider implications for the county, the pledge was welcomed, particularly as it supports a key plank in the Conservative manifesto for Southwark, which promised a two year freeze in the county councils share of council tax.  The final decision on council tax levels will be taken by councillors from all parties at a full council meeting in February.

Cllr Whelan saves local estate over £9,000

Conservative Councillors in Lambeth work hard all year round to get residents heard and save the community money. Cllr Clare Whelan recently helped one local estate in Thurlow Park ward save minimum of £9,000 in repairs.

Lambeth Council Reject Pay Packet Transparency

Labour run Lambeth Council have decided to spend £1,600,000 of taxpayers money behind closed doors by rejecting new guidelines from the Department of Communities and Local Government aimed at making Town Hall pay packets more transparent. This is another example of Labour hypocrisy.