CARNEGIE LIBRARY BOMBSHELL: LAMBETH PLAN TO GIVE BUILDING TO GREENWICH LEISURE TO RUN IF ‘COMMUNITY’ PLAN FAILS  

Lambeth council plan to give the Carnegie library at Herne Hill to Greenwich Leisure to run if their deal with the Carnegie Community Trust falls through. The bombshell claim comes in a letter signed by former Lambeth Labour councillors Carol Boucher and Fred Taggart who sensationally quit the Trust late last year - and then … Continue reading CARNEGIE LIBRARY BOMBSHELL: LAMBETH PLAN TO GIVE BUILDING TO GREENWICH LEISURE TO RUN IF ‘COMMUNITY’ PLAN FAILS  

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LAMBETHWATCH OPINION: NOW YOU KNOW HOW THE LOCAL COMMUNITY FEELS (and a yellow card for Defend the Ten)

There will be a lot of anger and a lot of frustration at the comments made in the letter to Clive Betts MP by former Lambeth Labour councillors and ex-Carnegie Community Trust members Carol Boucher and Fred Taggart which appears on the Brixton Blog website. The letter is mainly concerned with the transfer of local … Continue reading LAMBETHWATCH OPINION: NOW YOU KNOW HOW THE LOCAL COMMUNITY FEELS (and a yellow card for Defend the Ten)

CARNEGIE LIBRARY: THE BOUCHER / TAGGART LETTER IN FULL

The letter from Carol Boucher and Fred Taggart in full. Lines in bold type by News From Crystal Palace - Ed. To:Clive Betts MP Chair, Housing, Communities and Local Government Committee House of Commons 28h March 2018 Dear Mr Betts Transfer of Local Government Assets to Community Groups. Since 2012 a group of local residents … Continue reading CARNEGIE LIBRARY: THE BOUCHER / TAGGART LETTER IN FULL

LAMBETHWATCH: LEFT TAKE SEATS ON DULWICH AND WEST NORWOOD LABOUR EXECUTIVE – AND WHO’S MAKING ALL THAT NOISE AT THE CARNEGIE ? – Lambeth won’t say…..

LEFT TAKE SEATS ON DULWICH AND WEST NORWOOD LABOUR EXECUTIVE   Dulwich and West Norwood Labour constituency party held its annual meeting on March 1st. News From Crystal Palace understands that left-wing candidates - not all of whom are Momentum supporters - did much better than in previous years. The voting posts on the executive … Continue reading LAMBETHWATCH: LEFT TAKE SEATS ON DULWICH AND WEST NORWOOD LABOUR EXECUTIVE – AND WHO’S MAKING ALL THAT NOISE AT THE CARNEGIE ? – Lambeth won’t say…..

WEDDINGS AND BOOZE IN CARNEGIE LIBRARY

Coming soon to the Carnegie library Herne Hill: weddings, the consumption of alcohol (supported by Lambeth council) and a moveable stage and audio system for performance. The latest ideas for the library on Herne Hill Road are included in the Carnegie Community Trust's business plan for the library -  and the trust then plan to … Continue reading WEDDINGS AND BOOZE IN CARNEGIE LIBRARY

LAMBETHWATCH OPINION: “SOME DEDICATED SPACE MUST BE RESERVED FOR EXCLUSIVE LIBRARY USE” – The Carnegie Community Trust reveal their business plan for the Herne Hill library.

The Carnegie Community Trust's business plan for the Herne Hill library was going to cause ructions whatever they came up with. The people living in the flats above the library are not going to want loud music coming up from downstairs of an evening - especially on Saturdays and Sundays. Users of the library - … Continue reading LAMBETHWATCH OPINION: “SOME DEDICATED SPACE MUST BE RESERVED FOR EXCLUSIVE LIBRARY USE” – The Carnegie Community Trust reveal their business plan for the Herne Hill library.

LAMBETHWATCH: THE TALE OF RHIANNON AND PERCY, THE CAMPAIGNING LIBRARY BEAR (plus the latest Freedom of Information answer from Lambeth…..)

Defend The Ten‏ @defendtheten 31 Dec 2017: 17 wks to go until the local gov elections and we meet Rhiannon, a 1st year veterinary student at Liverpool University. She grew up near Carnegie Library: "all my life the library gave me unfettered access to books, films and a wonderful study space. Well, until it was … Continue reading LAMBETHWATCH: THE TALE OF RHIANNON AND PERCY, THE CAMPAIGNING LIBRARY BEAR (plus the latest Freedom of Information answer from Lambeth…..)

LAMBETH TURN DOWN CARNEGIE APPEAL

Carnegie Library Association have lost their appeal against Lambeth council's decision to gift the Herne Hill library to the secretive self-elected Carnegie Community Trust. Jeff Doorn of the Carnegie Library Association, who is also chairman of Friends of Carnegie Library, told News From Crystal Palace: "I received the decision notice on 6 December, with a … Continue reading LAMBETH TURN DOWN CARNEGIE APPEAL

FREEDOM OF INFORMATION: WATCHDOG SLAMS LAMBETH 

The Information Commissioner’s Office have told Lambeth council to issue a fresh response to a Freedom of Information request about the Carnegie library, Herne Hill made by News From Crystal Palace. And that new response must NOT rely on the Environmental Information Regulation which Lambeth council used to refuse the request, say the ICO. The … Continue reading FREEDOM OF INFORMATION: WATCHDOG SLAMS LAMBETH 

FREEDOM OF INFORMATION TWO – “THE COUNCIL DOES NOT APPEAR TO HAVE TARGETED ITS SEARCHES APPROPRIATELY” – ICO

The Information Commissioner's Office report says: 40. In the Commissioner's view, the council does not appear to have targeted its searches appropriately. It is not clear, for instance, whether the council has sought to identify those individuals who would have been members of the Carnegie Community Trust at the relevant period. This organisation is still … Continue reading FREEDOM OF INFORMATION TWO – “THE COUNCIL DOES NOT APPEAR TO HAVE TARGETED ITS SEARCHES APPROPRIATELY” – ICO