Clapham Labour’s team have successfully argued that Clapham Pottery, an outstanding community asset, should be the first choice to buy the Old Chapel in Rectory Grove – a move that will save it from Tory cuts. The Pottery now has a secure home for its wonderful range of classes, enjoyed by all ages of Clapham residents.
Clapham Labour has a great record for saving local buildings for community use. The old library is now a community art centre, thanks to the hard work of local residents and Labour councillors’ firm backing.
The Tory way when they ran Clapham, was to sell off local community buildings, including the old fire station.
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Consistent campaigning by Clapham Labour has delivered a host of new improvements to our local area.
Following years of inaction when the Tories and Lib Dems ran Lambeth, Labour has successfully won millions of pounds from Transport for London which will result in a new town square in Clapham Old Town, adding to the previous development by Clapham Labour in Venn Street.
Councillor Haselden speaking about the development said ‘Despite Tory opposition to the project we have been able to drive through an ambitious project that will transform Clapham that everyone can enjoy.
‘Throughout the project we have worked hard to minimise the impact of the works on local people. However, I have been struck by the excitement of many in the area looking forward to its completion.’
By contrast when the Tories ran Clapham they failed to deliver any major projects and only used Clapham as a cash cow to use for projects elsewhere in Lambeth.
Clapham Labour has a fantastic record of driving investment into the area and that we will continue.
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Victims of domestic abuse could be forced out of their homes due to the hated Bedroom Tax, according to recent reports in national newspapers.
Many Clapham residents have been hit by the Bedroom Tax – which offers no exemption for people with disabilities, or victims of domestic abuse who have escaped violent homes.
Labour has pledged to abolish the Bedroom Tax if they are voted into power.
You can read more about this at http://tinyurl.com/costoftories1
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Clapham Tories have been accused of ‘trying to pull the wool over our eyes’ after their latest council tax lies were exposed.
Labour is freezing council tax AGAIN this year – the sixth year in a row there will have been no increase at all, saving the average household in Clapham over £400. And desperate local Tories are hoping local people have short memories – and have forgotten that when the Tories ran Lambeth with the Lib Dems between 2002 and 2006 they actually put council tax UP a whopping FORTY PER CENT.
Labour’s Linda Bray commented: “Clapham Tories must think local people are daft if they think they can get away with attacking Labour on council tax. We’ve frozen bills for SIX years now – saving local families hundreds of pounds.”
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Labour in Clapham has a fantastic record for pulling investment into the area – despite the onslaught of Tory cuts.
Your Clapham Labour team is delighted to see residents enjoying resurfaced roads, new paving and greener and better-lit streets – the successful result of our campaign to improve your environment.
Labour is committed to attracting further funds for our High Street and stations to add to the record investment in our new library, leisure centre, Venn Street and Clapham Old Town transformation.
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