CARNEGIE LIBRARY ‘RE-OPENS’ – 100 people attend including two Lambeth councillors (but not the Herne Hill ones)  

News From Crystal Palace does not normally condone vandalism like this. But given what many people feel is the vandalism of much of the borough's library service by Lambeth Labour....... One hundred people attended the 're-opening' of the Carnegie library at Herne Hill - but the three Herne Hill ward councillors and the three members … Continue reading CARNEGIE LIBRARY ‘RE-OPENS’ – 100 people attend including two Lambeth councillors (but not the Herne Hill ones)  

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CARNEGIE LIBRARY RE-OPENING: THE OFFICIAL VIEW FROM LAMBETH (BY AN ANONYMOUS CORRESPONDENT)

For the sake of balance News From Crystal Palace reproduces the press release issued by Lambeth on yesterday's re-opening. Whoever wrote it is a mystery as no department has put their name to it. Again, for the sake of balance, comments in bold are the responses by News From Crystal Palace. Carnegie Library reopens Written … Continue reading CARNEGIE LIBRARY RE-OPENING: THE OFFICIAL VIEW FROM LAMBETH (BY AN ANONYMOUS CORRESPONDENT)

CARNEGIE LIBRARY HERNE HILL: MEANWHILE, ON THE TWITTERSPHERE……

Janet - Brixton Hill‏ @1isthinking Replying to @LambethLabour If you have so little imagination that you can only use the "austerity" excuse perhaps you should spend more time in a library, rather than spend £200k on security to keep people out. Book of Eleanor‏ @Book_Of_Eleanor Replying to @cllr_andywilson and 3 others Voted Labour all my … Continue reading CARNEGIE LIBRARY HERNE HILL: MEANWHILE, ON THE TWITTERSPHERE……

CRYSTAL PALACE FOOD MARKET – ON A SAD NOTE………

We’re really sorry to hear of the passing of Imogen Filbey today (16th February) after a short illness.  She has been with the market from the start with her delicious range of preserves and pickles, Imogeni.  Our condolences go out to George Filbey, her husband.  We cannot find a picture of Imogen as she hated … Continue reading CRYSTAL PALACE FOOD MARKET – ON A SAD NOTE………

SHOPKEEPER HIT WITH £25,000 BILL FOR SELLING SKIN LIGHTENING PRODUCTS “Some items contained ingredients so potent they were classed as prescription-only medicines.”

A Southwark borough shopkeeper was ordered to pay £8,000 fines, £13,027 costs and £4,888 under the Proceeds of Crime Act (£25,915 in total), for offences relating to the illegal sale of dangerous skin lightening products. The shopkeeper was also given a 15 week suspended sentence and 100 days unpaid work when sentenced at the Inner … Continue reading SHOPKEEPER HIT WITH £25,000 BILL FOR SELLING SKIN LIGHTENING PRODUCTS “Some items contained ingredients so potent they were classed as prescription-only medicines.”

GREENWICH LEISURE APPLY TO USE CARNEGIE LIBRARY HERNE HILL AS….A “TEMPORARY COMMUNITY LIBRARY” – as Trust plan to have weddings and booze in the building!  

Greenwich Leisure have applied to use the Carnegie library, Herne Hill as...a "temporary community library". The move - made on February 5th - comes as the Carnegie Community Trust has announced details of its 'business plan' for the building - which include weddings and alcohol (please see separate story). New plans marked 'community library phasing … Continue reading GREENWICH LEISURE APPLY TO USE CARNEGIE LIBRARY HERNE HILL AS….A “TEMPORARY COMMUNITY LIBRARY” – as Trust plan to have weddings and booze in the building!  

WEDDINGS AND BOOZE IN CARNEGIE LIBRARY

Coming soon to the Carnegie library Herne Hill: weddings, the consumption of alcohol (supported by Lambeth council) and a moveable stage and audio system for performance. The latest ideas for the library on Herne Hill Road are included in the Carnegie Community Trust's business plan for the library -  and the trust then plan to … Continue reading WEDDINGS AND BOOZE IN CARNEGIE LIBRARY

LAMBETHWATCH OPINION: “SOME DEDICATED SPACE MUST BE RESERVED FOR EXCLUSIVE LIBRARY USE” – The Carnegie Community Trust reveal their business plan for the Herne Hill library.

The Carnegie Community Trust's business plan for the Herne Hill library was going to cause ructions whatever they came up with. The people living in the flats above the library are not going to want loud music coming up from downstairs of an evening - especially on Saturdays and Sundays. Users of the library - … Continue reading LAMBETHWATCH OPINION: “SOME DEDICATED SPACE MUST BE RESERVED FOR EXCLUSIVE LIBRARY USE” – The Carnegie Community Trust reveal their business plan for the Herne Hill library.

POLICE APPEAL FOR WITNESSES TO CROYDON ROBBERIES – Private hire vehicles targeted  

Detectives are appealing for witnesses and information following a series of robberies where the victims have been threatened with a firearm. Officers from Croydon CID are investigating five night-time robberies which occurred in different parts of the borough between Friday, 2 and Monday, 5 February. The victims were all sitting in their vehicles at the … Continue reading POLICE APPEAL FOR WITNESSES TO CROYDON ROBBERIES – Private hire vehicles targeted  

MET ANNOUNCES CHANGES TO LOCAL POLICING – NEW COMMAND UNITS TO REPLACE ’32 BOROUGHS’ MODEL…..

The Metropolitan Police Service has announced changes to the way local policing is delivered in London through the introduction of Basic Command Units (BCUs).   A BCU is a larger police command unit which will replace the Met's current 32 borough model, by merging local policing in boroughs to form 12 BCUs. In the current … Continue reading MET ANNOUNCES CHANGES TO LOCAL POLICING – NEW COMMAND UNITS TO REPLACE ’32 BOROUGHS’ MODEL…..