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

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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.

(ANOTHER) CARNEGIE LIBRARY SENSATION “Rated significant risk by fire safety assessors three days before it re-opened”

Defend The Ten Retweeted Aran Lewis‏ @aranmlewis Were you or anyone else told that the Carnegie library was rated “SIGNIFICANT RISK” by fire safety assessors 3 days before it reopened, @FrndsofCarnegie? Document released following FOI request, excerpt below. Lambeth refused to release the health and safety risk assessment.

LAMBETHWATCH: MANIFESTOES FROM ELSEWHERE / VIRGINIA WOOLF ON SOCIAL MEDIA / ….AND THE FINAL COUNTDOWN

MANIFESTOES Architects for Social Housing (ASH) had a manifesto of their own when they launched their book-length report about Central Hill estate, Crystal Palace on Thursday. "At present, residents are presented with the choice between demolition and redevelopment and a lack of maintenance and managed decline. For ballots to constitute a genuine consensus from the … Continue reading LAMBETHWATCH: MANIFESTOES FROM ELSEWHERE / VIRGINIA WOOLF ON SOCIAL MEDIA / ….AND THE FINAL COUNTDOWN

PLANET LAMBETH

If anyone wanted final proof that Cllr Lib Peck and her Lambeth Labour lemmings are living on another planet it came at Thursday night's election hustings in Vauxhall. Regular readers will be aware that within Lambeth council's Labour group dissent is not tolerated. So it was ironic that Supreme Leader Peck shared a table at … Continue reading PLANET LAMBETH