SUMMER LIBRARY AT MINET
During August and September, a temporary library service will open alongside the current Lambeth Archives Service at the Minet library building.
This will be focused on providing activities for children during the school holidays, with the Summer Reading Scheme and weekly under-5s sessions.
There will also be a self-service book lending service for adults as well as IT facilities. The library space be open for the following hours:
Monday – 2 to 5pm
Tuesday – 10am to 12.30pm
Wednesday – Closed
Thursday – 2 to 5pm
Friday – 10am to 1pm
Saturday – 9 to 11.30am
Sundays – Closed
Library staff will be on site during all these times, says a Lambeth council statement.
The building currently includes the home library service, alongside the council’s archives service.
The temporary activity will be in place while the council are due to make a decision on the future location of the archives service in the next few weeks. This follows a detailed review by independent consultants of a shortlist of options and a consultation process with local historical groups. (Source: Lambeth council’s Love Lambeth website)
NEW FOOD WASTE BINS FOR LEWISHAM
The first of 80,000 food waste bins have been delivered to Lewisham residents ahead of big changes to waste collection services in two months’ time.
In October 2017 a new weekly food waste collection service will be launched alongside the fortnightly collection of non-recyclable rubbish for most homes in Lewisham.
In August and September most Lewisham residents who currently have their own rubbish and recycling wheelie bins and live in a house (or a flat in a converted house) will receive a small outdoor food waste bin, a smaller indoor kitchen caddy and two leaflets which explain the new service.
This follows a letter from the Mayor of Lewisham to 80,000 Lewisham households in July which explained the big changes to waste collection services. (Source: Lewisham council press release)