CARNEGIE LIBRARY SENSATION: EX-LABOUR COUNCILLORS QUIT GROUP “Lambeth’s deal with Greenwich Leisure still not fully clear to us” say Trust

Two of the five self-elected members of the Carnegie Community trust – which is set to take over the running of the Carnegie library Herne Hill – have sensationally quit. In a statement released yesterday (29th) the Trust say: “In view of the actions and behaviour of the council, its failure to deal with the … Continue reading CARNEGIE LIBRARY SENSATION: EX-LABOUR COUNCILLORS QUIT GROUP “Lambeth’s deal with Greenwich Leisure still not fully clear to us” say Trust

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LAMBETHWATCH – CARNEGIE LIBRARY APPEAL SHOCKS (or: WHAT THE HELL IS GOING ON? – PART TWO)…

 Defend The Ten Retweeted (((mORGANICo)))‏ @mORGANICo_cOM saw this on way home in #Lambeth as locals mourning #loss of #library ...£5 MILLION 'HERITAGE CENTRE' PLANNED - LIBRARY TO REVERT IN 'VERY TRUNCATED FORM' TO LAMBETH? Plans to turn Carnegie library Herne Hill into a £5 million heritage centre - with the library being run in a "very truncated … Continue reading LAMBETHWATCH – CARNEGIE LIBRARY APPEAL SHOCKS (or: WHAT THE HELL IS GOING ON? – PART TWO)…

LAMBETHWATCH: AND ALSO……

Defend The Ten‏ @defendtheten Nov 19: 23 weeks until the local council elections & we have the huge pleasure of meeting @RuskinReaders. A real local institution, they are a voluntary group aiming to provide for adults with reading or writing difficulties, enabling them to take charge of their lives. As @RuskinReaders clearly show, libraries are … Continue reading LAMBETHWATCH: AND ALSO……

LAMBETH LIBRARIAN TINA WINS BOOKSTART AWARD

Tina Fellows (Images: Bookstart) Tina Fellows has won the Bookstart 25th anniversary Rhymetime award. Here are three different viewpoints on what is a thoroughly deserved award: Book Trust: We are very pleased to announce that the winner of the Bookstart 25th Anniversary Rhymetime Award is Tina Fellows, early years literacy officer and storyteller, Lambeth libraries. Tina … Continue reading LAMBETH LIBRARIAN TINA WINS BOOKSTART AWARD

CROYDON CALL FOR EXTRA GOVERNMENT FUNDING OVER UNIVERSAL CREDIT – Move follows MP Steve Reed’s Commons speech

Soaring council payouts to prevent families on Universal Credit from becoming homeless have led to Croydon asking the Government for urgent extra funding. The call follows a House of Commons speech by Croydon North MP Steve Reed on the issue (News From Crystal Palace November 17th). Last year Croydon council gave a total of £2m … Continue reading CROYDON CALL FOR EXTRA GOVERNMENT FUNDING OVER UNIVERSAL CREDIT – Move follows MP Steve Reed’s Commons speech

PALACE FIRE ANNIVERSARY EVENT / NORMAL SATURDAY AT THE FOOD MARKET / EVENTS IN LAMBETH LIBRARIES 

Join us for an evening celebrating the birth, death and rebirth of Paxton's Great Crystal Palace! On November 30th 81 years ago the Crystal Palace famously burned down. We will be commemorating with music, art and drama led by the Crystal Palace Re Enactment Society performing 'Joseph and His Amazing Crystal Palace' and guests can … Continue reading PALACE FIRE ANNIVERSARY EVENT / NORMAL SATURDAY AT THE FOOD MARKET / EVENTS IN LAMBETH LIBRARIES 

FREE TREES IN BROMLEY …. – AS ANNUAL AUTUMN LEAF CLEARANCE STARTS

Bromley council are offering free trees to groups and schools in the borough to plant in their grounds. With around 36,000 trees planted in Bromley's streets and up to a further 24,500 planted in its parks, the borough of Bromley already has one of the largest tree stocks of all the London boroughs. "Thanks to … Continue reading FREE TREES IN BROMLEY …. – AS ANNUAL AUTUMN LEAF CLEARANCE STARTS

IT’S THE GREAT LIBRARY BAKE-OFF – FOR KIDS!!!!!

  Whilst visiting an artist local to the community, her daughter came running out of the kitchen excitedly offering me a piece of cake her mother told me she had baked the night before. The enthusiasm this little girl showed towards her creation inspired me and got me thinking, why not arrange a Christmas Creation … Continue reading IT’S THE GREAT LIBRARY BAKE-OFF – FOR KIDS!!!!!

BACH FRIDAY AT ST JOHN’S / SYDENHAM FILM CLUB

Have you got your tickets to our Bach to Baby Ball? Frazzled parents and energetic children of all ages can revel in the glories of classical music, free from the conventions of the concert hall. Pull on your dancing shoes, bring out your ball gowns and tie those black ties! Prepare to be swept off … Continue reading BACH FRIDAY AT ST JOHN’S / SYDENHAM FILM CLUB

FREE PHOTOGRAPHY COMPETITION – BECKENHAM PLACE PARK / HANDMADE PALACE IN THE SUBWAY / CHRISTMAS AT THE HORNIMAN

FREE PHOTOGRAPHY COMPETITION - BECKENHAM PLACE PARK We’re encouraging keen young photographers aged 18 or under to capture what they feel best sums up the beauty and uniqueness of Beckenham Place Park. Your pictures could be of the flora and fauna found in our largest park, a snapshot of your family and friends having fun, … Continue reading FREE PHOTOGRAPHY COMPETITION – BECKENHAM PLACE PARK / HANDMADE PALACE IN THE SUBWAY / CHRISTMAS AT THE HORNIMAN