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 TWO: ATTEND HUSTINGS MEETINGS – AND ASK QUESTIONS Two Lambeth groups in separate calls

Attend all election hustings meetings in Lambeth - and be prepared to ask questions. That was the message from TWO separate meetings last week. At the annual meeting of Carnegie Library Association Defend the Ten campaigner Michaela Loebner said: "Don't let the councillors off the hook". She said all candidates will be asked to take … Continue reading LAMBETHWATCH TWO: ATTEND HUSTINGS MEETINGS – AND ASK QUESTIONS Two Lambeth groups in separate calls

TWO LIBRARIES IN LAMBETH BEING FUNDED ON A ‘MONTH BY MONTH’ BASIS – from OUTSIDE the council’s libraries budget, say campaigners

Two of Lambeth's libraries are being funded from OUTSIDE the council's libraries budget - on a month-by-month basis, say Friends of Carnegie Library. The astonishing claim is that both the Durning library at 167 Kennington Lane, SE11 and Tate South Lambeth library at 180 South Lambeth Rd, Vauxhall, SW8 - two of four libraries which Lambeth wanted to … Continue reading TWO LIBRARIES IN LAMBETH BEING FUNDED ON A ‘MONTH BY MONTH’ BASIS – from OUTSIDE the council’s libraries budget, say campaigners

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

CARNEGIE LIBRARY ASSOCIATION READY TO STEP IN

Carnegie Library Association - the group which lost out in its bid to take over the Herne Hill building - say they are ready to step in. "But we need the co-operation of the council to do this and it has so far been withheld." Their comments follow the resignation of two ex-Lambeth Labour councillors … Continue reading CARNEGIE LIBRARY ASSOCIATION READY TO STEP IN

CARNEGIE LIBRARY SENSATION: EX-LABOUR COUNCILLORS QUIT GROUP “Lambeth’s deal with Greenwich Leisure still not fully clear to us” say Trust

Two of the five self-elected members of the Carnegie Community trust – which is set to take over the running of the Carnegie library Herne Hill – have sensationally quit. In a statement released yesterday (29th) the Trust say: “In view of the actions and behaviour of the council, its failure to deal with the … Continue reading CARNEGIE LIBRARY SENSATION: EX-LABOUR COUNCILLORS QUIT GROUP “Lambeth’s deal with Greenwich Leisure still not fully clear to us” say Trust

LAMBETHWATCH – CARNEGIE LIBRARY APPEAL SHOCKS (or: WHAT THE HELL IS GOING ON? – PART TWO)…

 Defend The Ten Retweeted (((mORGANICo)))‏ @mORGANICo_cOM saw this on way home in #Lambeth as locals mourning #loss of #library ...£5 MILLION 'HERITAGE CENTRE' PLANNED - LIBRARY TO REVERT IN 'VERY TRUNCATED FORM' TO LAMBETH? Plans to turn Carnegie library Herne Hill into a £5 million heritage centre - with the library being run in a "very truncated … Continue reading LAMBETHWATCH – CARNEGIE LIBRARY APPEAL SHOCKS (or: WHAT THE HELL IS GOING ON? – PART TWO)…

“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)

CARNEGIE LIBRARY TRUSTEES COULD QUIT IF BASEMENT EXCAVATION GOES AHEAD

CARNEGIE LIBRARY TRUSTEES COULD QUIT IF BASEMENT EXCAVATION GOES AHEAD Members of the secretive Carnegie Community Trust which is set to take control of Carnegie library Herne Hill could walk away if work starts on excavating the building's basement to make way for an unwanted and controversial gym. The amazing revelation came at a public … Continue reading CARNEGIE LIBRARY TRUSTEES COULD QUIT IF BASEMENT EXCAVATION GOES AHEAD

CARNEGIE LIBRARY SITUATION DESCENDS INTO FARCE Secret Community Trust say Lambeth gave them £100,000 – but Lambeth say it’s £39,000……..

CARNEGIE LIBRARY SITUATION DESCENDS INTO FARCE Secret Community Trust say Lambeth gave them £100,000 - but Lambeth say it's £39,000........ The tragi-comedy surrounding the Carnegie library at Herne Hill has descended into utter farce this week with the secret Labour-dominated Carnegie Community Trust saying Lambeth council have given them £100,000. Butr a Freedom of Information request … Continue reading CARNEGIE LIBRARY SITUATION DESCENDS INTO FARCE Secret Community Trust say Lambeth gave them £100,000 – but Lambeth say it’s £39,000……..