LAMBETHWATCH: “ANYONE IN DOUBT OF THE VALUE OF LIBRARIES, PLEASE READ THIS THREAD…….”

BOLD Defend The Ten Retweeted Jo Franklin‏ @JoFranklin2 Jan 14: Anyone in doubt of the value of libraries, pls read this thread. You cannot put a price on this woman’s experience. Maintaining a community has little to do with making money. It is to do with creating opportunities for all to interact and be part of … Continue reading LAMBETHWATCH: “ANYONE IN DOUBT OF THE VALUE OF LIBRARIES, PLEASE READ THIS THREAD…….”

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LAMBETHWATCH – 16 WEEKS TO GO TO THE COUNCIL ELECTIONS……..

16 weeks before the local government elections and we meet Nicola and David. Nicola is a playwright. When her son was small she used to write while her son explored books at Carnegie: "Libraries connect us to our community and the wider world of culture and imagination" Strikingly, not one person we have spoken with … Continue reading LAMBETHWATCH – 16 WEEKS TO GO TO THE COUNCIL ELECTIONS……..

FROM THE LAMBETH LIBRARY TWITTERSPHERE……(AS LAMBETH LABOUR COUNCILLOR SAYS HE SUPPORTS CORBYN….)*

Defend The Ten Retweeted   sarabredemear‏ @sarabredemear Replying to @cllr_andywilson @jwsal @LambethLabour You have said you will open @CarnegieLib shortly before the local elections. That is all. Your colleagues have walked away from you. Your corporate friends will pay no rent for at least 4 years while profiting from a gym you have paid over £1million … Continue reading FROM THE LAMBETH LIBRARY TWITTERSPHERE……(AS LAMBETH LABOUR COUNCILLOR SAYS HE SUPPORTS CORBYN….)*

LAMBETHWATCH: QUESTIONS NEWS FROM CRYSTAL PALACE WOULD LIKE LABOUR COUNCILLORS TO ASK IN LAMBETH COUNCIL MEETINGS (but they won’t)

Welcome to a new column in Lambethwatch - Questions News From Crystal Palace would like Labour councilors to ask at full meetings of Lambeth council (but they won't). ONE: CRESSINGHAM GARDENS Question by: Any of the three Labour councilors 'representing' Tulse Hill ward which includes Cressingham Gardens estate To: Cabinet member for housing and environment … Continue reading LAMBETHWATCH: QUESTIONS NEWS FROM CRYSTAL PALACE WOULD LIKE LABOUR COUNCILLORS TO ASK IN LAMBETH COUNCIL MEETINGS (but they won’t)

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…..)

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

EIGHTEEN WEEKS TO GO….(Or: It was Christmas Evening, outside the library…..)

Defend The Ten‏ @defendtheten Dec 24 EIGHTEEN WEEKS TO GO….(Or: It was Christmas Evening, outside the library.....) On Christmas Eve and with 18 weeks left till the local elections we meet Louise & Steve Martin. Louise (a trained librarian who worked in bibliographic services @CarnegieLib) says "the library has been the centre of our lives … Continue reading EIGHTEEN WEEKS TO GO….(Or: It was Christmas Evening, outside the library…..)

LAMBETH LEAFLET “GROSSLY MISLEADING” SAY LIBRARY FRIENDS* – “ONE ROOM IN CARNEGIE WOULD CONTAIN 18,000 BOOKS LEAVING VERY LITTLE ROOM FOR PEOPLE”

A Lambeth council leaflet being delivered to homes in the area has been slammed as "grossly misleading" by the Friends of Carnegie Library. The Friends say Lambeth's current plans would not provide a viable library or a viable gym. The library would not have sufficient space, staffing or hours to attract enough users to justify … Continue reading LAMBETH LEAFLET “GROSSLY MISLEADING” SAY LIBRARY FRIENDS* – “ONE ROOM IN CARNEGIE WOULD CONTAIN 18,000 BOOKS LEAVING VERY LITTLE ROOM FOR PEOPLE”

LAMBETHWATCH: ELECTION COUNTDOWN

19 weeks until the local government elections and we have Isaiah (15) & Elijah (12). They particularly miss Carnegie Library during school holidays. Isaiah says "it was the only place we were allowed to go on our own. It was safe and fun, we miss our trips out together" Elijah agrees: "we used to play … Continue reading LAMBETHWATCH: ELECTION COUNTDOWN

MEANWHILE AT THE CARNEGIE LIBRARY HERNE HILL: “HOW MANY YEARS HAVE JIM DICKSON’S ‘CUSTOMER CARE STAFF’ STUDIED LIBRARIANSHIP? – THERE’S MORE TO IT THAN JUST WIELDING A DATE STAMP” (not by Lambeth council)

From the Twittersphere: Defend The Ten Retweeted Michael J Keane  ♻‏ @KeaneMJ Dec 15 Retweeted Jim Dickson: Partial opening of @carnegielib just in time for the May 2018 elections. Wonder if that has anything to do with the timing. Wonder what new year resolutions @defendtheten @peoplesaudit etc. will be making? Defend The Ten Retweeted SaveLambethLibraries‏ … Continue reading MEANWHILE AT THE CARNEGIE LIBRARY HERNE HILL: “HOW MANY YEARS HAVE JIM DICKSON’S ‘CUSTOMER CARE STAFF’ STUDIED LIBRARIANSHIP? – THERE’S MORE TO IT THAN JUST WIELDING A DATE STAMP” (not by Lambeth council)