Lewisham to make £28million cuts and 1.5 per cent rent rise to balance the books amid falling government support

Lewisham residents face paying nearly £100 extra for council tax on average after a hike of 4.99 per cent was approved by full council on Wednesday (March 3). The rise is the biggest increase that can be made without the council holding a referendum, but Lewisham said it has been forced into it by central Government.  

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Dulwich school headteacher criticises haste, measures and highlights questions over motives for forcing schools to return on March 8

A top headteacher has criticised the government’s roadmap for a quick return to schools on March 8. Steve Morrison, head of Kingsdale in Alleyn Park, Dulwich, has spoken out after the measures he has to take for his hundreds of pupils were confirmed last week – but shifted several times over the next few days.

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Boris’s Garden Bridge “spunked” more than half of London bridges’ 10-year budget

It has been revealed that TfL’s £24 million spend on the failed Garden Bridge equalled more than half of all the money it spent on the capitals’ bridges over the last decade. Some £43 million of public money was spent on the Garden Bridge, the pet project of former London Mayor turned Prime Minister Boris Johnson and promoted by Joanna Lumley.

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