IF LIB PECK EVER WANTED PROOF THAT THERE ARE TWO TYPES OF LIBRARIES IN LAMBETH SHE SHOULD READ THIS……

From Defend the Ten: Last August, Defend the 10 sat in at Waterloo library, then the only one of the new-style small-scale barely-staffed 'neighbourhood libraries' hailed by the council as great success.  With our observers monitoring the use of Waterloo library for a week, we were able to tell a very different story: http://defendthe10-lambeth.org.uk/2018/04/17/report-on-waterloooasis  Now … Continue reading IF LIB PECK EVER WANTED PROOF THAT THERE ARE TWO TYPES OF LIBRARIES IN LAMBETH SHE SHOULD READ THIS……

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PLANET LAMBETH TWO: “DELIVERY RESTRICTIONS DON’T APPLY” TO SECOND PHASE OF CARNEGIE LIBRARY

People living near the Carnegie library, Herne Hill cannot  complain about deliveries to the site during the second phase of the controversial alterations to the building - because no restrictions are being broken. An email from a director of designers Icon Consultants says the CMP (comprehensive management plan) prepared by Forcia only relates to the … Continue reading PLANET LAMBETH TWO: “DELIVERY RESTRICTIONS DON’T APPLY” TO SECOND PHASE OF CARNEGIE LIBRARY

NOTHING’S IMPOSSIBLE – AT THE LIBRARY OF POSSIBILITIES!

Explore your potential this summer at Upper Norwood Library with free/low-cost activities led by professionals Upper Norwood Library Hub is excited to present Summer at the Library of Possibilities. We are hosting six weeks of activities and courses for up to 17 year olds over the summer holidays. Free and low cost activities  Explore your … Continue reading NOTHING’S IMPOSSIBLE – AT THE LIBRARY OF POSSIBILITIES!

LAMBETHWATCH: CARNEGIE LIBRARY CLOSURE

News From Crystal Palace asked Lambeth council: Is this because cables to fire alarms were cut or another reason? Please could you also say what has happened to the - apparently listed - doors from the library which have been removed? A Lambeth council spokesman told News From Crystal Palace on Tuesday:  “It had to … Continue reading LAMBETHWATCH: CARNEGIE LIBRARY CLOSURE

LAMBETH COUNCIL TO SPEND AN EXTRA £1,073,000 ON CARNEGIE ‘BUILDING’ (but without the roof terrace…)

Lambeth council are set to spend a further £1,073,000 on the Carnegie 'building' at Herne Hill. The proposed move is the latest example in a long, long list of Lambeth's 'money pit' spending in yet another 'delegated decision' report by cabinet members and / or council officers without it having to go to ANY council … Continue reading LAMBETH COUNCIL TO SPEND AN EXTRA £1,073,000 ON CARNEGIE ‘BUILDING’ (but without the roof terrace…)

“LIBRARY CUSTODIANS IGNORE CARNEGIE’S PROMISE” – SOCIAL MEDIA OUTRAGE OVER LAMBETH’S LATEST MOVES ON CARNEGIE ‘BUILDING’

News of Lambeth Labour's latest plans for the Carnegie were revealed on the Brixton Buzz website on Friday and provoked  immediate outrage: Friends of Carnegie‏ @FrndsofCarnegie Jun 9 Andrew Carnegie agreed to fund building the library on Lambeth's assurance they would maintain it through the local rates & there was "no fear the library would be starved". … Continue reading “LIBRARY CUSTODIANS IGNORE CARNEGIE’S PROMISE” – SOCIAL MEDIA OUTRAGE OVER LAMBETH’S LATEST MOVES ON CARNEGIE ‘BUILDING’

LAMBETHWATCH: CARNEGIE LIBRARY AND THE ORGANISATION NOW KNOWN AS……

Back in early April during election Purdah News From Crystal Palace submitted the following question/s to Lambeth council's press office: "I am aware we are in the election Purdah period but is there any official Lambeth council statement on the letter from ex Cllrs Boucher and Taggart to Clive Betts MP as reported on the … Continue reading LAMBETHWATCH: CARNEGIE LIBRARY AND THE ORGANISATION NOW KNOWN AS……

INDEPENDENT CAMPAIGN WAS MISGUIDED SAY HERNE HILL GREEN PARTY

Herne Hill Green party have sent the following email today (Tuesday) in the wake of last Thursday's elections: Dear Carnegie Library supporter, A lot of things have been said publicly and privately since last Friday about the election result in Herne Hill. We thought we would share our views with you in the most direct … Continue reading INDEPENDENT CAMPAIGN WAS MISGUIDED SAY HERNE HILL GREEN PARTY

LAMBETHWATCH: VOTING DAY

If you're voting in Bromley remember you'll need ID....if you're voting locally in Croydon then the Upper Norwood ward has become the new Crystal Palace and Upper Norwood ward and some polling station venues have been changed. If you're voting in Lambeth.......  Friends of Carnegie‏ @FrndsofCarnegie Just heard all ribbons, flowers & supportive signs removed @CarnegieLib … Continue reading LAMBETHWATCH: VOTING DAY

LAMBETHWATCH: HEALTHY LIVING CENTRES MOVE AGREED ‘IN PRINCIPLE’ MONTHS BEFORE CULTURE 2020 SAY PEOPLE’S AUDIT

Peoples Audit‏ @PeoplesAudit Tweeted: Case study in the importance of #transparency: former Lambeth CEO agreed library 'healthy living centre' idea in principle at a private meeting months before public consultation for Culture 2020 - Carnegie Library works alone now expected to cost c.£3m.