Lewis Robinson cuts cost of calls on College Road

College ward Conservative Councillor Lewis Robinson was astonished when he saw the size of bills for building work given to leaseholders at Crystal Court, College Road.

Labour-controlled Southwark Council demanded that residents pay £30,000 for each flat and sometimes more just to keep the block ship-shape. Lewis took up the fight and saved residents a substantial sum of money.

Hard-hearted Southwark Council said leaseholders had no choice but to pay the bills. But Lewis read through the itemised bill and found charges of £12,000 for ten mobiles and £500 for broadband - absurdly excessive sums for items that are hardly typical building-work items.

Lewis met with enraged residents. Together, they challenged the fees and Southwark had to back down.

Lewis said: “These charges were totally beyond reason and I am appalled that the Council even allowed them to be sent out. There are still some large items on the bills that residents are contesting and I will be working for them all the way.”