Lambeth Cllr Becca Thackray (Green, Herne Hill) has the following question down for this week's full 'virtual' meeting of Lambeth council: 16. Carnegie Community Trust When the Carnegie Library management was handed over to Carnegie Community Trust, it was on the understanding that this would be a financially independent operation. Therefore, what is the rationale … Continue reading Lambeth: What is the rationale for providing an additional paid employee to assist the Carnegie Community Trust and how has this been decided? (Or: Not answering the councillor’s question – part two)
RESPONSE FROM CARNEGIE COMMUNITY TRUST On August 22nd News From Crystal Palace ran a story about plans to use two rooms in the Carnegie library, Herne Hill as offices. We asked Carnegie Community Trust for a response to comments made by both the Friends of Carnegie Library and the Carnegie Library Association: In response to … Continue reading LAMBETHWATCH: CARNEGIE COMMUNITY TRUST RESPONSE / WE’VE GOT EIGHT LIBRARIES…NO, TEN…./ THE MUPPET SHOW
Many objections have been lodged over plans to turn two community rooms at the Carnegie library on Herne Hill Road into offices. The application is in the name of an individual who is one of three trustees on the Carnegie Community Trust, but the main application document is headed Carnegie Community Trust. Objections include the … Continue reading MANY OBJECTIONS TO CARNEGIE LIBRARY OFFICE PLANS: “No part of this public library building should be hived off for private, exclusive use” …… “Application is contrary to assurances given by local councilors” ……. “Valuable community spaces should not be withdrawn precipitously from community use”
"Application appears to hive off rooms for separate commercial purposes, further shrinking and marginalising the library and community uses" - Carnegie Library Association. In their letter of objection Carnegie Library Association say they are a charity with over 300 individual members and several community organisations comprising Carnegie Library Users Consultative Group: We submitted a business … Continue reading CARNEGIE LIBRARY ASSOCIATION AND FRIENDS OF CARNEGIE LIBRARY BOTH OBJECT TO OFFICE PLANS
Carnegie Community Trust's planning statement reads as follows: Context Under the Public Libraries and Museums Act 1964 local authorities are legally obliged to provide a “comprehensive and efficient library service” that serves both adults and children who live, work or are in full time study. Carnegie Library is a Grade II listed Edwardian Public Building … Continue reading CARNEGIE COMMUNITY TRUST STATEMENT ON OFFICE PLANS FOR LIBRARY ROOMS
Some of the minutes from the first Garden Group meeting organised by Carnegie Community Trust for the Carnegie library, Herne Hill. The ‘Friends’ referred to are the Friends of Carnegie Library – Ed. GARDEN GROUP FIRST MEETING Saturday 02 March 2019 1. Ten people attended (they included the Chair of the Friends and one of … Continue reading LAMBETHWATCH WITHOUT COMMENT: CARNEGIE LIBRARY GARDEN HERNE HILL…….
Library campaigners are lobbying tonight's full meeting of Lambeth council at the town hall in Brixton (Wednesday). Organisers Defend the Ten say: "Unfortunately the council have refused our (request for a) deputation but we have to keep the pressure up and we will be lobbying them as they arrive. "So far with library staff removed, … Continue reading LIBRARY CAMPAIGNERS TO LOBBY COUNCIL MEETING TONIGHT
Lambeth council are a reporter's dream - and a residents nightmare. The latest piece of nonsensical spin from Lambeth is due to be aired at this Wednesday's meeting of Lambeth council where there are questions, motions but, as the agenda states today (Monday) "Reports – none listed for this meeting". (A full council meeting with … Continue reading OPINION: THE COMEDY STORE PLAYS LAMBETH TOWN HALL
Back in March 2016 Lambeth council issued an information / disinformation piece headed: "What is happening to Lambeth libraries.?" At the time News From Crystal Palace wrote a spoof version of it. We thought we'd posted it. Here, better late than never, - and updated - is the UNOFFICIAL version. What is happening to Lambeth … Continue reading WHAT IS HAPPENING TO LAMBETH LIBRARIES? MARCH 2016
Last week's meeting of Lambeth council's corporate committee contained a report covering the Freedom of Information Act and related issues. The council's corporate committee is (very ably) chaired by Cllr Adrian Garden. It's not politicallly partisan, it just deals with what the committee wants to know. Basically it's the council's watchdog for a whole raft … Continue reading LAMBETHWATCH: ARE LAMBETH COUNCIL OFFICERS PULLING THE WOOL OVER THE EYES OF LABOUR COUNCILLORS?