NO MONEY TO REPAIR ESTATES, NO MONEY FOR LIBRARIES – BUT £19 MILLION (OR MORE) SPENT ON EMPLOYING ALMOST 400 NEW MANAGERS – AND £26 MILLION FOR TEMPORARY AGENCY STAFF IN JUST EIGHT MONTHS….

Lambeth council has employed almost 400 new senior managers with salaries of £50,000 or more over the past 10 years, says the latest shock report from People's Audit Lambeth. A total of 110 of those have been employed since the 2010-11 financial year – during which time Lambeth made almost 2,200 employees redundant at a … Continue reading NO MONEY TO REPAIR ESTATES, NO MONEY FOR LIBRARIES – BUT £19 MILLION (OR MORE) SPENT ON EMPLOYING ALMOST 400 NEW MANAGERS – AND £26 MILLION FOR TEMPORARY AGENCY STAFF IN JUST EIGHT MONTHS….

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COUNCIL LEADER BANNED PRIVATE CENTRAL HILL TENANT FROM ADDRESSING CABINET

A private tenant on the Central Hill estate, Crystal Palace was banned by Lambeth council leader Cllr Lib Peck from speaking at the cabinet meeting which controversially voted to demolish the estate.   In an email from a council officer Pete Elliott, who stood as Green party candidate in the by-election for the area in … Continue reading COUNCIL LEADER BANNED PRIVATE CENTRAL HILL TENANT FROM ADDRESSING CABINET

RESEARCH YOUR FAMILY HISTORY – MEETING IN UPPER NORWOOD LIBRARY / LAMBETH LIBRARIES EVENTS JANUARY 2018

RESEARCH YOUR FAMILY HISTORY - MEETING IN UPPER NORWOOD LIBRARY We start the New Year with a meeting to encourage you in your research. On Thursday January 18th at 7.30 at the Upper Norwood Library, Westow hill, SE19 1TJ Sylvia Dibbs of the East Surrey Family History Society will be explaining how to undertake family … Continue reading RESEARCH YOUR FAMILY HISTORY – MEETING IN UPPER NORWOOD LIBRARY / LAMBETH LIBRARIES EVENTS JANUARY 2018

LAMBETHWATCH – 16 WEEKS TO GO TO THE COUNCIL ELECTIONS……..

16 weeks before the local government elections and we meet Nicola and David. Nicola is a playwright. When her son was small she used to write while her son explored books at Carnegie: "Libraries connect us to our community and the wider world of culture and imagination" Strikingly, not one person we have spoken with … Continue reading LAMBETHWATCH – 16 WEEKS TO GO TO THE COUNCIL ELECTIONS……..

LAMBETHWATCH – 16 WEEKS TO GO AND LAMBETH’S LIBRARIES START ‘RE-OPENING’.

Defend The Ten Retweeted Elia‏ @Bujurra Jan 6 Elia Retweeted MyattsFieldsPark I wonder why all of a sudden...#lambeth libraries are mysteriously re-opening??? @LambethLabour supposedly couldn’t keep them open despite @defendtheten @FrndsofCarnegie protests. Might it be because there is an election soon??? ....AND TALKING OF VOTING: (NOTE: News From Crystal Palace understands the 'opening' was just … Continue reading LAMBETHWATCH – 16 WEEKS TO GO AND LAMBETH’S LIBRARIES START ‘RE-OPENING’.

FROM THE LAMBETH LIBRARY TWITTERSPHERE……(AS LAMBETH LABOUR COUNCILLOR SAYS HE SUPPORTS CORBYN….)*

Defend The Ten Retweeted   sarabredemear‏ @sarabredemear Replying to @cllr_andywilson @jwsal @LambethLabour You have said you will open @CarnegieLib shortly before the local elections. That is all. Your colleagues have walked away from you. Your corporate friends will pay no rent for at least 4 years while profiting from a gym you have paid over £1million … Continue reading FROM THE LAMBETH LIBRARY TWITTERSPHERE……(AS LAMBETH LABOUR COUNCILLOR SAYS HE SUPPORTS CORBYN….)*

DULWICH PICTURE GALLERY FEBRUARY 2018 WHAT’S ON

Image: David Milne, Reflected Forms, 1917, Art Gallery of Greater Victoria. Women's Committee Cultural Fund. Photo: © Art Gallery of Greater Victoria. © The Estate of David Milne Exhibitions and Displays David Milne: Modern Painting A major exhibition of one of Canada’s greatest modern painters, David Milne (1882-1953). It will showcase, for the first time … Continue reading DULWICH PICTURE GALLERY FEBRUARY 2018 WHAT’S ON

NEW EXHIBITION CELEBRATES 150th ANNIVERSARY OF CROYDON SCHOOL OF ART

Edward Costar's piece titled ‘Old Palace Road, Croydon’ is among the artwork on display (© Museum of Croydon) Art lovers are invited to a special exhibition to mark the 150th anniversary of the foundation of Croydon School of Art.   The free exhibition is on display in the Museum of Croydon Exhibition Gallery until 14 … Continue reading NEW EXHIBITION CELEBRATES 150th ANNIVERSARY OF CROYDON SCHOOL OF ART

DULWICH: LAST CHANCE TO SEE TOVE JANSSON

Image: Movie still from Haru: Island of the Solitary Dulwich Picture Gallery January 2018 events Exhibitions and Displays Tove Jansson Last chance to see the first UK retrospective of one of the most celebrated illustrators of the 20th century, Tove Jansson (1914–2001). Until 28 January 2018 The Private Made Public: Jacopo Bassano, The Adoration of … Continue reading DULWICH: LAST CHANCE TO SEE TOVE JANSSON

TULSE HILL STABBING VICTIM NAMED – Incident followed altercation on 68 bus

Detectives investigating the fatal stabbing of a teenager in Lambeth on New Years Eve, have named the victim as 17-year-old Kyall Parnell and made two arrests. On Thursday, 4 January, two males, both aged 16, were arrested: One 16-year-old [A] from Lambeth was arrested on suspicion of murder. A second 16-year-old [B] from Thornton Heath … Continue reading TULSE HILL STABBING VICTIM NAMED – Incident followed altercation on 68 bus