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Archive for the ‘Housing’ Category

Southwark housing debate goes on

by Anood Al-Samerai on 25 July, 2016

It feels like we have the housing debate in Southwark so many times. But every time we do have the debate, there is more evidence and experience to inform it. And the evidence and experience shows that Labour’s whole strategy is simply wrong. It is misleading, It is unjust, And it is doomed to fail. […]

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Vision for Southwark

by Anood Al-Samerai on 28 March, 2014

This week we had our final full council meeting of the four year term and it was all quite emotional. I am very sad that long serving Lib Dem councillors are standing down and I wish them all the very best for their next chapters. The theme of the meeting was Vision for Southwark and […]

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Homes, schools and street cleaning

by Anood Al-Samerai on 27 June, 2013

Last night saw Bermondsey and Rotherhithe Community Council. This now covers a huge area and makes it difficult to have very local decision making. However, we do our best and had constructive discussions about important issues. I was horribly struck that Labour Southwark really don’t seem to have got a grasp of what matters to residents […]

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Spenlow Success!

by admin on 11 September, 2012

Spenlow House is set to get a much needed redecoration after a successful campaign by local Liberal Democrat councillors. Riverside ward councillors Anood Al-Samerai, Eliza Mann and Nick Stanton collected petition signatures over summer and wrote three times to Southwark’s Housing Director, calling on the council to ‘Give us a lick of paint!’. They argued […]

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Secret Histories

by Anood Al-Samerai on 11 July, 2012

I know that everyone has been really enjoying this series and it was been great to have two Southwark streets featured. I found the Camberwell Grove episode fascinating as I grew up walking up and down that road and it was great to see so many well known faces. It was also really important for the […]

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Tackling private sector housing issues over Christmas

by Anood Al-Samerai on 21 December, 2011

At this time of year there are lots of carol services and Christmas events going on. It is really great to see all the talent of our communities on show and I particularly enjoyed hearing the Rotherhithe and Bermondsey Choral Society at St Mary’s Church and the Borough and Bankside Lib Dem councillors! I was […]

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Noisy Neighbours and Domestic Violence

by Anood Al-Samerai on 17 October, 2011

I have been having a look through the written answers to questions tabled at Southwark Council Assembly meeting last week and they make disturbing reading. The first worrying fact to emerge is in response to a question from my excellent and hard working Liberal Democrat colleague Councillor Geoffrey Thornton. Geoffrey has uncovered that nearly one […]

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Paying proper tribute

by Anood Al-Samerai on 26 January, 2011

This evening saw an excellent deputation which the Liberal Democrat group invited to our full council meeting. The group included Barry Albin-Dyer OBE from FA Albins Funeral Directors. Barry’s family firm are a huge part of Bermondsey and have looked after local people for over a hundred years. They also bring back every member of […]

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