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 life but you guys do have a tiring habit of whining about what the Tories made you do, then at the same time insisting the result is brilliant nevertheless. Can’t have it both ways.

Defend The Ten‏ @defendtheten Replying to @LambethLabour

Before you shut it, @CarnegieLib cost £178k a year to run. How has spending £3m+ on turning it into a gym no-one wants, asked for or was consulted on secured its future?

Defend The Ten‏ @defendtheten

Here’s a question: if the @LambethLabour plan for @CarnegieLib is so good, why are local people still so furious about it 2 years after it was announced? #itsnotagoodplan

Aran Lewis‏ @aranmlewis (Feb 1)

Princess Anne opened the new West Norwood Library and its splendid and unique meeting hall and community theatre in 1969. I wonder who will be cutting the ribbon on the Carnegie Porch Library in two weeks – Cllr Pinocchio, Cabinet Member for Alternative Facts?

Defend The Ten Retweeted Kim Lewis‏ @Kim_hLewis

NO-ONE opened the Temporary Pre-Election Carnegie Library today. Cllr Dickson chose to give his address earlier to BBC camera, rather than to his (former) voters who turned up in person. The only ribbons were the yellow ones tied outside.

Defend The Ten Retweeted Laura Swaffield‏ @lswaffield1

Here’s another Q: if the “library”is so great, why did cllr Jim Dickson dodge local people & get filmed by BBC safe inside the library before we turned up? 2 mins 50 on … …

Defend The Ten Retweeted sarabredemear‏ @sarabredemear

Seriously. @LambethLabour are you trying to alienate all of Herne Hill? Why do you have a huge security guard on the door of @CarnegieLib grunting answers to questions such as “what time do you close?” 1 toilet, no heating and unsafe fire exits. What a mess

Cllr Scott Ainslie‏ (Green, St Leonards) @Scott4Streatham  Retweeted sarabredemear

I was there. Gym Dickson was there at 11.30. Did anyone see him leave? No other labour Cllr there. Too ashamed? Worst thing? What today was presented as the ‘library’ room will be confined to an even smaller room to make way for..?
Defend The Ten Retweeted Cllr Bernard Gentry‏ (Con Clapham Common) @CllrBGentry Replying to @PeoplesAudit @newsbrooke @defendtheten

Blocked fire exits are a criminal offence and refusing H&S Inspection is against HSWA

Defend The Ten Retweeted Aran Lewis‏ @aranmlewis Replying to @NadirIndar @LambethLabour

Another non-rhetorical question – if the future of the library is secured, why does @CarnegieHerneHl’s plan say this: “The Financial Plan must be provisional at this stage, as the lease terms are still being negotiated at January 2018”?

Defend The Ten Retweeted Indar Picton-Howell‏ @NadirIndar

@LambethLabour £3,000,000 / 178,000 = 15 (roughly) years of decent library services. …

Indar Picton-Howell added, Replying to @LambethLabour

2:25 mins in for @BBCLondonNews report on opening of #fakelibrary @CarnegieLib @JimDicksLambeth takes the smugness up a notch. It’s really quite sickening. Lunchtime News: 15/02/2018:


Cllr Andy Wilson‏ (Lab Larkhall) @cllr_andywilson Replying to @defendtheten @JimDicksLambeth @CarnegieLib

10 Libraries in Lambeth despite Tory Austerity you can continue to be apologists for the Tories but Labour will get on with protecting public services

Aran Lewis‏ @aranmlewis  Retweeted Andy Wilson

Progress Labour Newspeak: bunging £3 million to Cineworld and £2 million to GLL to build private cinema and gym in libraries = “protecting public services”.

Cllr Scott Ainslie‏ (Green, St Leonards) @Scott4Streatham

@Lambethgp @HerneHillGreens standing up for reinstatement of proper library: fully staffed by professional librarians; fully stocked; accessible; fire safety compliant

LambethLabour‏ @LambethLabour Retweeted Scott Ainslie

The Green Party protesting against the re-opening of a library whose long term future has been secured? Doing the Tories dirty work for them by pretending that austerity isn’t happening …

Defend The Ten‏ @defendtheten Replying to @LambethLabour

Before you shut it, @CarnegieLib cost £178k a year to run. How has spending £3m+ on turning it into a gym no-one wants, asked for or was consulted on secured its future?

Cllr Jim Dickson (Lab Herne Hill) Retweeted Cllr Mohammed Seedat‏ @moseeds (Lab Streatham Wells) Replying to @JimDicksLambeth @BBCLondonNews @CarnegieLib

When the facts don’t fit it’s so much easier to concoct a conspiracy of collusion. The BBC produced an impartial report stressing all councils are facing pressures on budgets. Hope residents see past rhetoric & enjoy the community resource for many years to come

Jim Dickson‏ @JimDicksLambeth  Retweeted CHAYHO

Do you not think perhaps @BBCLondonNews arrived @CarnegieLib saw books on all the shelves, staff, IT, a children’s library & 40 opening hrs week & decided to report the facts as they found them – it’s certainly a possibility isn’t it #youbeenfoundout …

Jim Dickson added,

Jim Dickson‏ @JimDicksLambeth

Defend the 10: Replacing the library with a gym Me: No DF10: Yr charging to use it Me: No DF10: No books, DVDs, IT Me: Same stock DF10: No staffing Me: Fully staffed DF10: Kids can’t use it Me: They can DF10: Never re-opening Me: Open today DF10: Fake Library! Me: Sigh..#Carnegie 


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