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For the fifth year running, every child in Lambeth whose application was on time has been offered a secondary school place. 80% of children have been offered a place at their first or second preference school in the Borough. This is in stark contrast to the 500 children who found themselves without an offer of a school place when a Tory-Lib Dem coalition ran Lambeth Council 2002-2006.

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Fair Funding For All Schools

For the fifth year running, every child in Lambeth whose application was on time has been offered a secondary school place. 80% of children have been offered a place at their... Read more

We are now in the final days of the consultation asking local residents how they think the tax the Council receives from residential and office development in the area should be spent in order to strengthen communities, tackle inequality, and provide opportunities for local people.  

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CLIP engagement day where Lambeth Council invited community leaders and stakeholders to talk about CLIP

 

FINAL CHANCE TO TELL US HOW YOU THINK MONEY SHOULD BE SPENT IN OUR COMMUNITIES

We are now in the final days of the consultation asking local residents how they think the tax the Council receives from residential and office development in the area should be spent... Read more

It has been widely reported, if not always fully understood, that local authorities are taking a massive financial hit.  This is especially true in Lambeth, where over half of our core budget will be gone in ten years.  Labour-run authorities are the hardest hit too.  More recent headlines have been dominated by the financial difficulties which the NHS is experiencing right across the country.  At a time when local residents have greater needs, health and social care services have to do a lot more with a lot less.

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Connecting up with CLIP

It has been widely reported, if not always fully understood, that local authorities are taking a massive financial hit.  This is especially true in Lambeth, where over half of our... Read more

Anyone who regularly uses their two-wheeled friend is well-versed in the benefits of cycling: it’s the quickest way to get anywhere, it’s free, it keeps you fit, and you feel part of a ‘club’.

Cycling in Lambeth is certainly getting better. Cycle Superhighways 5 and 7, the Quietways network, residential bike hangars, more cycle racks outside shops and roving Dr Bike stations offering free cycle maintenance checks and advice, free cycling training and a try-before-you-buy bike loan scheme are all making cycling easier and safer for Lambeth residents. 

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Lambeth Walk GP Dr Mitra contacted Cllr Joanne Simpson to lobby for new cycle parking

Cycling: It’s not just a case of getting from A to B, it’s about healthy streets for all

Anyone who regularly uses their two-wheeled friend is well-versed in the benefits of cycling: it’s the quickest way to get anywhere, it’s free, it keeps you fit, and you feel... Read more

business_rate.jpgThe Council has launched a campaign to work with the borough’s businesses to challenge the government over the impending huge hike in business rates.

Campaign against the Business Rates hike!

The Council has launched a campaign to work with the borough’s businesses to challenge the government over the impending huge hike in business rates. Read more

St Luke’s Hub in Kennington is running a fun and friendly 6-week course on managing your money.

'Made of Money' is a relaxed, informative and easy way to learn about budgeting, shopping wisely, bagging good deals and generally getting on top of your finances.

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Feeling The Pinch After Christmas?

St Luke’s Hub in Kennington is running a fun and friendly 6-week course on managing your money. 'Made of Money' is a relaxed, informative and easy way to learn about... Read more

Network Rail have written to us councillors to inform us that, as part of our plans to reduce congestion at Vauxhall station, they will be carrying out works around the station at on selected dates throughout 2017 and 2018.

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Vauxhall Station Improvement Works

Network Rail have written to us councillors to inform us that, as part of our plans to reduce congestion at Vauxhall station, they will be carrying out works around the... Read more

Today, Friday 6th January is the launch of a seven-week exercise where we want to hear from you with your ideas about how we should be spending money in the area. 

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A MESSAGE FROM THE WARD COUNCILLORS ABOUT CLIP: SEVEN WEEKS TO TELL US WHAT PROJECTS WOULD IMPROVE THE LIVES OF YOU, YOUR NEIGHBOURS AND YOUR FAMILY

Today, Friday 6th January is the launch of a seven-week exercise where we want to hear from you with your ideas about how we should be spending money in the... Read more

We know boys learn kinaesthetically. We have understood this for a long time and now neuroscience backs up what every teacher and parent could have told you anyway. Boys, generally speaking, find it hard to sit still, they have seemingly limitless energy, want to take risks, explore, and do it for themselves. But national government education policy and politics confines them to the classroom, for several hours a day, participating in a group learning style that goes against the hard wired grain. 

Boys Will Be Boys

We know boys learn kinaesthetically. We have understood this for a long time and now neuroscience backs up what every teacher and parent could have told you anyway. Boys, generally... Read more

Did you know that the richest 10% of households in the country hold 45% of our country’s wealth? And that our poorest 50% of households hold just 8.7% of the country’s wealth? We also know that there are huge gaps in earnings with the top 10% of earners netting over nine times the income of the poorest 10%. [Equalitytrust.org.uk]

Schools Can't Do It Alone

Did you know that the richest 10% of households in the country hold 45% of our country’s wealth? And that our poorest 50% of households hold just 8.7% of the... Read more

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