Leader's Column in Southwark News October 2021

Copy Haringey and Charge Triple Council Tax on ‘Vacant Properties’

 

Empty homes and moving the homeless out of London show the twisted state housing in Southwark, writes Cllr Hamish McCallum…

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Southwark Council refuse to listen to residents on Dulwich, Peckham traffic schemes despite Liberal Democrat appeals

Pleas to give residents a voice on Dulwich low-traffic schemes were refused on Wednesday after the Liberal Democrats exhausted all options to ensure concerns were addressed. 

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Leader's Column in Southwark News - September 2021

Southwark Council Needs to Keep Our Borough Clean


Some of the most basic and universal services provided by all local councils are waste collection, recycling, and street cleaning...

writes Cllr Hamish McCallum, leader of Southwark Liberal Democrats in this week's Southwark News…see full article here or read below.

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Leader's Column in Southwark News - August 2021

When will Southwark Labour's plans deliver for our borough?


Last month I wrote about England’s football team inspiring a generation. Over the last month, Team GB have done the same at the Tokyo Olympics...  

writes Cllr Hamish McCallum, leader of Southwark Liberal Democrats in this week's Southwark News … see full article here or read below.

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Liberal Democrats Push for Council to Reconsider Rye Lane Reopening

Southwark Liberal Democrats officially asked the council on Monday night to reconsider its decision to re-open Rye Lane in light of the climate emergency.

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Leader's Column in Southwark News - July 2021

Football and Climate Change

 

Over the last month, the England team have inspired a generation. As I walked around our borough on Sunday (including the flag-covered Kirby Estate in my ward), the excitement was palpable... 

writes Cllr Hamish McCallum, leader of Southwark Liberal Democrats in this week's Southwark News … see full article here or read below

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Labour ignores residents on protecting green spaces

Labour have again ignored local residents’ calls to protect green spaces in Southwark and ignored the climate emergency by over-riding Southwark Liberal Democrats’ full council motion to prevent council development on such spaces. 

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All problems of Southwark Labour's own making say Lib Dems at Full Council

Southwark Liberal Democrats are holding Southwark Labour to account as 'A problem of their own making' for their failed decade of delivery on youth provision in Southwark, including failed affordable housing delivery and dither and delay on climate change which is resulting in over 200 premature deaths in Southwark per year. 

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Reducing fly-tipping and litter in Southwark

This week, Councillor Maria Linforth-Hall of the Southwark Liberal Democrats in conjunction with a community of residents are launching a campaign across the north of the borough against fly-tipping and litter foulers.

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Lib Dems fight to protect green spaces with council motion

Southwark Liberal Democrats are fighting to protect green spaces from council development. They have launched a petition and are putting pressure on Labour to vote for a full council motion which calls for green spaces to be protected and enhanced.

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