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Labour pledges to Keep Clapham Safe

Clapham Labour have pledged to resist Tory plans to make cuts to vital emergency services after the elections in May. Just months after Labour forced them to abandon plans to close Clapham Fire Station, London Tories are seeking cuts to local police, fire and ambulance services.

Labour’s Linda Bray said: “Labour successfully fought to keep Clapham Fire Station open: now it looks like we’ll need to fight more cuts to our emergency services that would put the lives in Clapham at risk.”

The campaign to save Clapham Fire Station began after local councillors exposed the plan to close it. Local Tories were then forced into a humiliating U-turn after claims about fire engine response times were shown to be false.

Lambeth’s police force has lost a quarter of its officers since 2010 – the biggest cut in all of London – and police are now struggling to respond to increases in car crime and burglaries in the Clapham area.

Saving Clapham Fire Station


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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

Domestic ViolencePhoto credit: http://www.mirror.co.uk

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If you have concerns regarding a local venue you can apply to the licensing authority for a review of a premises licence or a club premises certificate on a ground relating to one or more of the licensing objectives:

  • Preventing Crime & Disorder
  • Public Safety
  • Preventing Public Nuisance
  • Protecting Children from Harm

An application for the review of a premises licence or club premises certificate must be given in writing and be in the prescribed form.

Premises Review Application Form

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Please back a petition on the Number 10 website calling for a change in the law over the sale of knives to the under 18s. A recent investigation in Lambeth showed that 11 out of 23 shops who were anonymously tested sold knives to the under 18s. This sort of reckless behaviour only increases the chances of more stabbings and violence on our streets. The proposed change will tighten up the laws over selling of knives so fewer shops escape prosecution if they are caught selling to under 18s.


More details and to sign petition visit, the petition is open until 8 November 2008


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