Vauxhall, Nine Elms & Battersea community group the Friends of Old Paradise Gardens is circulating a petition critical of the local politicians who control the London Fire and Emergency Planning Authority (LFEPA), which in turn controls the London Fire Brigade.
“As citizens, we expect public authorities to work in our best interests. The behaviour of LFEPA over 8 Albert Embankment has been an utter disgrace’, the Paradise Gardens Friends allege.
8 Albert Embankment is the former home of the London Fire Brigade and LFEPA has left the Grade II Listed building ‘purposefully derelict whilst the Authority has tried to stitch up a deal with dodgy developers based in Caribbean tax havens’, the Friends continue.
LFEPA is a Boris Johnson vehicle, the Mayor appointing the 17 board members, two nominated by him, eight by the London Assembly and seven by London boroughs. LFEPA board members include Paradise Gardens’ local London Assembly member Valerie Shawcross and Lambeth Labour councillor Jack Hopkins.