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Change in Lambeth Housing Management Service

Lambeth Council is intending to reintegrate housing management services into the council at the end of its agreement with Lambeth Living, its ‘arms- length management’ housing organisation.

Cllr Matthew Bennett, Cabinet Member for Housing said; “Thanks to the hard work and commitment of Lambeth Living staff we’re in a good position to reconsider how housing is best managed for tenants, leaseholders and the council in the years ahead.

“There are 21,000 people on the housing list and we’re committed to improving services for tenants and leaseholders alongside ambitious plans to provide new council housing.

“We are investing a record £490m in housing to bring thousands of homes up to the Lambeth Housing Standard, have drastically reduced the number of empty properties and cut the average time to re-let empty council homes to just 12 days.

“Now is the time to build on these improvements and re-integrate housing with other council services.”

Keith Hill, former Streatham MP and chairman of the Lambeth Living Board said: “Lambeth Living’s outgoing chief executive Neil Litherland and his staff must take credit for all they’ve achieved.

“In the current financial climate and with a very different housing landscape, it’s a wise decision to pause and reflect on whether the current set up is what’s needed for the future.”

Letters are going out to Lambeth Living tenants, leaseholders and staff and a report will be presented to Lambeth Council Cabinet in November.

•    Lambeth Living was set up in 2008 to secure government funding for housing in Lambeth

•    Lambeth Living is responsible for the homes of 24,000 tenants and 9,000 leaseholders.

•    The Lambeth Housing Standard was developed with over 6000 residents.

•    In 2013, 1,705 homes were fitted with new kitchens and bathrooms and work is planned on a further 5,427 homes in 2014/15.

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JOB Vacancies at the Tulse Hill Hotel

The Tulse Hill Hotel is hiring, ahead of their reopening in a few weeks – a great opportunity for local full time and part time jobs.

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Gipsy Hill Secondary Academy Proposal

Gipsy Hill Secondary Academy

A new secondary school is being planned to meet the acute demand for future quality school places in your community – and your support is crucial to its success.

If it can be shown that there is strong community support, the Gipsy Hill Secondary Academy will be a new Free School created and run by the hugely successful Gipsy Hill Federation, building on its exceptional track record at its existing five primary schools – Kingswood, Paxton, Elm Wood, Fenstanton and Crawford.

The new school for 11-19 year olds would open in September 2016 with eight classes in year 7, growing year by year to 1,400 students when at full capacity in 2022.  It would be open to all and run within the state system.

The principles which have made the Federation so successful would continue into secondary level education: the provision of a broad, balanced and innovative curriculum, which includes and extends beyond National Curriculum subjects, where the pursuit of the highest possible achievement and all-round educational excellence are underpinned by a caring and supportive atmosphere.

Our benchmarks would be set in line with an aspiration to offer the best possible education available in the state or private sector, providing your community with a world class secondary school.

It is an approach which has led to national and international recognition for the Federation as a trail-blazer in school and teaching standards.  This also led to  Executive Headteacher Craig Tunstall receiving a knighthood for his services to education in the 2014 New Year’s honours list.

GIPSY HILL FEDERATION needs your support!

This exciting proposal would enhance secondary school provision in your community, but can only succeed if  they can show the Government that there is enough demand from parents to justify the creation of a new school.

In order to move forward to a full application in October 2014, they need to demonstrate that local parents would choose the Gipsy Hill Secondary Academy as their first choice for their children.


Wednesday 17th September 2.30 – 3.15pm at Fenstanton, Abbots Park, Tulse Hill SW2 3PW

Thursday 18th September 9.00 – 9.45am at Elmwood, Carnac Street, SE27 9RR

Thursday 18th September 2.30 – 3.15pm at Paxton, Woodland Road, SE19 1PA

Tuesday 23rd September 6.30 – 7.15pm at Kingswood Upper Site, Gipsy Road, SE27 9RD


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