COUNCIL SLAMMED OVER £3 MILLION PUBLIC RELATIONS SPREE – “Money would pay for Carnegie and Minet libraries bills three times over” – councillor

COUNCIL SLAMMED OVER £3 MILLION PUBLIC RELATIONS SPREE - "Money would pay for Carnegie and Minet libraries bills three times over" - councillor Green party Cllr Scott Ainslie has criticised Lambeth council’s decision to spend £3 million on their internal PR agency Lambeth Communications calling their decision “shocking” and “a slap in the face for … Continue reading COUNCIL SLAMMED OVER £3 MILLION PUBLIC RELATIONS SPREE – “Money would pay for Carnegie and Minet libraries bills three times over” – councillor

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PEOPLE’S AUDIT LAMBETH STILL LOOKING FOR ANSWERS

Lambeth Peoples Audit meet the minister: Pictured (from left) with Marcus Jones MP, Parliamentary Under Secretary of State (Minister for Local Government) are  Michael J Keane; (Mr Jones); Gerlinde Gniewosz; Simon Morrow; Kate Hoey, Labour MP for Vauxhall; and Pete Elliott, Lambeth Green party. Simon Morrow told News From Crystal Palace: "It is very telling that … Continue reading PEOPLE’S AUDIT LAMBETH STILL LOOKING FOR ANSWERS

“NO PROGRESS ON FINANCE PROBLEMS UNTIL LAMBETH ADMIT THERE IS ONE” – PEOPLE’S AUDIT   

"NO PROGRESS ON FINANCE PROBLEMS UNTIL LAMBETH ADMIT THERE IS ONE" - PEOPLE'S AUDIT    There will be no progress in sorting out Lambeth's finance problems until the council admit there IS a problem, say People's Audit Lambeth. In their latest hard-hitting report they say: "No amount of PR spin can obscure the facts." Lambeth’s … Continue reading “NO PROGRESS ON FINANCE PROBLEMS UNTIL LAMBETH ADMIT THERE IS ONE” – PEOPLE’S AUDIT   

LAMBETHWATCH: LAMBETH LABOUR COUNCILLORS SET TO REJECT CRITICISM OF COMRADE CORBYN

Defend The Ten‏ @defendtheten  Oct 14 Tweeted:  Delighted that the redoubtable Wendy (Libraries campaigner) managed to leaflet @jeremycorbyn himself today! Libraries for the many, not gyms for the few!! (Defend the Ten leafletted a meeting in London addressed by the Labour party leader) LAMBETH LABOUR COUNCILLORS SET TO REJECT CRITICISM OF COMRADE CORBYN Lambeth Labour … Continue reading LAMBETHWATCH: LAMBETH LABOUR COUNCILLORS SET TO REJECT CRITICISM OF COMRADE CORBYN

LAMBETHWATCH: NEW INTERIM LAMBETH CHIEF EXECUTIVE IS ANDREW TRAVERS – BUT WHICH ANDREW TRAVERS??????

Election countdown wk 28 & this is Rae. She misses @CarnegieLib because "a writer's life is solitary...I relied on it for human interaction". And Eleanor‏ @ellymitchiner retweeted Emma Smith: I pass my library every day of the week. The doors are always closed because @lambeth_council didn't think we needed it #librariesweek NEW INTERIM LAMBETH CHIEF … Continue reading LAMBETHWATCH: NEW INTERIM LAMBETH CHIEF EXECUTIVE IS ANDREW TRAVERS – BUT WHICH ANDREW TRAVERS??????

WHY THE CARNEGIE COMMUNITY TRUST GOT ALMOST £40,000 FOR THE LIBRARY

Outside the Carnegie library Herne Hill. Defend the Ten Tweeted: 29 weeks till election day and we meet Ceres (retired teacher) and Bernard (actor and photographer, 84). Both had used @CarnegieLib since 1971. And sarabredemear‏ @sarabredemear Tweeted: Ruskin Readers: One of the groups @LambethLabour evicted with no warning from @CarnegieLib. Because they had no idea what … Continue reading WHY THE CARNEGIE COMMUNITY TRUST GOT ALMOST £40,000 FOR THE LIBRARY

LAMBETH: “WE MAY CONSIDER FUTURE FREEDOM OF INFORMATION QUESTIONS ABOUT CARNEGIE LIBRARY VEXATIOUS”

LAMBETH: "WE MAY CONSIDER FUTURE FREEDOM OF INFORMATION QUESTIONS ABOUT CARNEGIE LIBRARY VEXATIOUS" Lambeth council say they may consider any further Freedom of Information requests made about the Carnegie library, Herne Hill by the writer of this piece as "vexatious" or “manifestly unreasonable.” This utterly outrageous response comes in three separate answers given by Lambeth … Continue reading LAMBETH: “WE MAY CONSIDER FUTURE FREEDOM OF INFORMATION QUESTIONS ABOUT CARNEGIE LIBRARY VEXATIOUS”

LAMBETHWATCH OPINION:  “WHY DO WE NEVER GET AN ANSWER?”*

LAMBETHWATCH OPINION:  "WHY DO WE NEVER GET AN ANSWER?"* The continuing reluctance of Lambeth council and its Labour councillors to answer - or completely ignore - questions in the forlorn hope said questions will just go away has come back to bite them on their collective backsides this week. Back on July 7th Peoples Audit … Continue reading LAMBETHWATCH OPINION:  “WHY DO WE NEVER GET AN ANSWER?”*

LAMBETHWATCH – ANSWERING THE PEOPLE’S  QUESTIONS – THE VIEW FROM LAMBETH COUNCIL OFFICERS

LAMBETHWATCH - ANSWERING THE PEOPLE’S  QUESTIONS – THE VIEW FROM LAMBETH COUNCIL OFFICERS The following is a précis of the officers report to Lambeth council’s corporate committee on issues surrounding the People’s Audit and Freedom of Information questions to Lambeth council. The full report can be found at item 7 on the agenda for the corporate … Continue reading LAMBETHWATCH – ANSWERING THE PEOPLE’S  QUESTIONS – THE VIEW FROM LAMBETH COUNCIL OFFICERS

“COUNCIL SHOULD PAY RENT FOR LIBRARY GYM IF GREENWICH LEISURE DON’T” SAY LABOUR-DOMINATED GROUP (and there’s no planning permission to let business users back in)

Defend The Ten‏ @defendtheten tweeted: Election countdown wk 30 & we meet Winsome. Her family used @CarnegieLib for 10 yrs; her grandson Marc (8) got his 1st library card there. Winsome says "Carnegie Library means special times with my daughter and grandson". A librarian helped Marc join the library. Winsome's family miss their library visits and … Continue reading “COUNCIL SHOULD PAY RENT FOR LIBRARY GYM IF GREENWICH LEISURE DON’T” SAY LABOUR-DOMINATED GROUP (and there’s no planning permission to let business users back in)