Six weeks to go: Author Stella Duffy outside the Carnegie From Defend The Ten @defendtheten Only 6 weeks till the May 3 local election and we are joined by the AMAZING @stellduffy, award winning author, co-founder of Fun Palaces and all round good egg. Of the new temporary ‘library’ Stella says: "I’m stunned it is … Continue reading LAMBETHWATCH: “ONLY SOMEONE VERY BAD AT MATHS COULD CLAIM THIS ONE ADDS UP” – AUTHOR’S LATEST BLAST OVER CARNEGIE Plus: ‘Vote Library’ – council officers report ‘vetted’ and there’s an occupation anniversary demo planned
SATURDAY MARCH 24th URBAN FOOD HEROES AT THE MARKET Crystal Palace food market say they are honoured to be chosen as an Urban Food Hero "using food for good" in this month's Jellied Eel (part of Sustain). Not only has the market been listed but also Patchwork Farm and its stall at the market. Thank … Continue reading EVENTS – PEOPLE’S AUDIT LAMBETH / URBAN FOOD HEROES AT THE MARKET/ CRYSTAL PALACE BUSINESS BAGEL / CRYSTAL PALACE PARK COMMUNITY FORUM /
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…..
Residents living on Fenwick estate at Clapham North are staging a demonstration against the planned demolition of their homes by Lambeth council. They are calling on the council to give everybody living on the estate a vote on the decision to demolish or refurbish their homes. The demonstration will take place outside Lambeth Town Hall … Continue reading LAMBETHWATCH: FENWICK ESTATE RESIDENTS DEMAND BALLOT ON DEMOLITION
Author Stella Duffy OBE has slammed Herne Hill Labour party for their "sheer gall" over its latest leaflet on the Carnegie library The leaflet states: “The Herne Hill Labour action team has worked hard alongside local residents to ensure that, despite deep Conservative cuts to the council’s budget, there is a secure long-term future for … Continue reading LAMBETHWATCH – AUTHOR SLAMS LAMBETH LABOUR’S “SHEER GALL” OVER LIBRARY LEAFLET……
SEVEN WEEKS TO GO: "I AM VERY SORRY MY DAUGHTER HAS MISSED OUT ON ALL THIS DURING HER A-LEVEL STUDIES" - please see separate story at end. KNOLLYS YARD - OR: HOW LAMBETH COUNCIL DIDN'T GET THEIR WAY (FOR ONCE) The latest issue of PR Week (for public relations people) carries a story headlined: … Continue reading LAMBETHWATCH: KNOLLYS YARD – OR: HOW LAMBETH COUNCIL DIDN’T GET THEIR WAY (FOR ONCE) / LAMBETH SPIN / SEVEN WEEKS TO GO
From Defend The Ten @defendtheten Just two months till the local elections & we meet the lovely D'Costa family: Francis, Shini, Elena (17) & Oliver (15). Shini: "It's so nice to have different people from different places come together. Especially in the children’s library, we all played like one big family. "If all the events … Continue reading LAMBETHWATCH – EIGHT WEEKS TO GO……
A Lambeth council press officer attended last week's meeting of People's Audit Lambeth, it has been revealed. Simon Morrow of People's Audit Lambeth said: "They can't afford a librarian but spend money on a press officer." There is no indication - yet - of whether the press officer attended in a personal capacity or whether … Continue reading LAMBETH COUNCIL PRESS OFFICER ATTENDED PEOPLE’S AUDIT MEETING
From Defend the Ten: Week 9 of the Council Election Countdown and here is Bob: "I first fell in love with Carnegie Library 10 to 15 years ago on a casual visit. "I’ve always been interested in libraries as they gave me a better education than I received in school. "Librarians have helped me all my … Continue reading LAMBETHWATCH: “THE THOUGHT OF USING A ‘HOTLINE’ TO SPEAK WITH A LIBRARIAN IN ANOTHER LIBRARY LEAVES ME COLD”
Just as News From Crystal Palace was putting the finishing touches to the opinion piece headed 'Silence of the Lambeths' we received a reply from Lambeth council's Freedom of Information people. We had asked for copies of emails between a named council officer and Friends of Carnegie Library. The FOI people provided a copy of … Continue reading ….AND LAMBETH COUNCIL’S FREEDOM OF INFORMATION TEAM ALSO PLAN TO STAY SILENT ON ANY FURTHER QUESTIONS ABOUT CARNEGIE LIBRARY, HERNE HILL FROM NEWS FROM CRYSTAL PALACE…..