Monday, 10 July 2017

'Extensive financial mismanagement' at Lambeth council condemned

Lambeth's financial claims questioned by report
Green Party councillor Scott Ainslie has called for a fundamental change in the culture of Lambeth Council after a year-long investigation by Lambeth Peoples’ Audit revealed “extensive financial mismanagement and failings in financial governance potentially costing millions of pounds.”

The full report, which can be seen here, reveals details of mismanagement across the borough including:
  • Lambeth selling Streatham council estate plot to developer for £335,000 below market value
  • Over-paying building contractors for work on council estates
  • Appearance of price-fixing in building contracts
  • Doubling of costs of ‘Your New Town Hall’ development
  • Behind-the-scenes deal over library closures
  • Huge numbers of invoices and records missing
  • ‘Industrial scale’ ignoring of rules on competitive tendering

Tuesday, 4 July 2017

One in six drivers speeding on Streatham Hill

Green Cllr Scott Ainslie monitoring speeds at another event
One driver in every six on Streatham Hill was breaking the speed limit, during a 24-hour survey by Transport for London.

TfL monitored speeds for both northbound and southbound traffic in early February at three sites: north of the Arriva bus garage, south of the junction with Wavertree Road, and at the junction with Cricklade Avenue.

Monday, 3 July 2017

Collisions increase on A23 in Streatham

Collisions on the A23 through Streatham have increased, according to latest statistics from Transport for London.

In the period November 2013 to October 2016 there were 403 collisions, including 5 fatalities and 31 serious injuries on the A23 between the South Circular in the north and the junction of Streatham High Road and Hermitage Lane in the south. This is an increase of 13% on the previous period (May 2012 - April 2015). Fatalities rose from 4 to 5, and serious injuries rose from 24 to 31.