Lambeth Labour puts rights of EU nationals at the heart of its manifesto

EU resident manifesto

This past weekend, Lambeth Labour’s manifesto for the council elections was launched by Mayor Sadiq Khan, Chuka Umunna MP, Florence Eshalomi AM and Cllr Lib Peck. The manifesto puts the rights of Lambeth’s EU Citizens at its heart:

Fighting for the rights of EU citizens: We’re proud that 79% of Lambeth residents voted to remain in the European Union. We’ve lobbied the government to protect the rights of over 30,000 European citizens in Lambeth. Our friends and neighbours shouldn’t be treated as a bargaining chip – but sadly the Conservatives both nationally and locally refuse to support a guarantee of their rights.

A re-elected Labour council will continue fighting against the Conservative government’s disastrous Hard Brexit.

We’ll fight for the rights of EU citizens, and membership of the single market and customs union.

As this notes, Lambeth is home to over 30,000 EU citizens, other than UK and Irish citizens, and 1 in 8 of residents in Brixton Hill are EU citizens, including many of Lambeth’s important Portuguese community and Latin Americans who hold Spanish passports.

At a recent Lambeth Council meeting, Brixton Hill councillor Martin Tiedemann was one of the Labour councillors proposing a motion to protect EU Nationals. In his speech he spoke of the uncertainty still faced by many residents as Brexit is unveiled, including his own father, a German National who has lived in the UK for almost fifty years yet faces an uncertain and expensive future.

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Garden waste service goes weekly

The photos are of resident recycling in Lambeth.From 3 March, Brixton Hill residents can once again register for a year’s garden waste collection from Lambeth Council, which has now changed to a weekly service.

What can be collected

  • grass cuttings
  • leaves and twigs
  • weeds, shrubs, plants and flowers
  • hedge trimmings
  • branches up to 10cm
  • pet bedding from plant-eating animals.

Garden waste will now be collected weekly on the same day as your rubbish, recycling and food waste. Continue reading

Your New Town Hall development ‘a good deal for Lambeth’

cropped-brixton-banner-9Lambeth Council’s plan to reduce the number of office buildings it runs and to redevelop Lambeth Town Hall in Brixton Hill have been given the go-ahead. The decision was made at Lambeth Council’s Cabinet meeting at the town hall last week (November 4). Brixton Hill councillors are now committed to making sure residents have their say and the development works for Brixton Hill.

Cllr Paul McGlone, Cabinet Member for Finance, said at the meeting: “This is a good deal for Lambeth – it will save at least £4.5 million a year, deliver new affordable homes as well as jobs for local people.

“It’s a smart deal too because by selling off our old and expensive office buildings we can make the development pay for itself. Continue reading

Latest figures show why we need 100 more police

100-more-police-lambeth-470x260With falling officer numbers and fewer crimes being solved Lambeth Labour is continuing to fight for more police officers to keep our streets safe.

By the time of the next general election the number of Police Officers and Community Police Officers (PCSOs) in London will have reduced by nearly 4,000 compared to March 2010 and the latest figures show that 600,000 crimes went unsolved in London last year – a detection rate of just 22%. Continue reading