LAMBETHWATCH: SO….LOCAL ELECTIONS ARE ABOUT BREXIT – NOT LIBRARIES, DEMOLISHING COUNCIL ESTATES, WASTING MILLIONS ON CONSULTANTS?…JUST FANCY THAT!*

From Lambeth Labour Party Twitter: Also from Lambeth Labour Party Twitter: Mohammed Seedat‏ @moseeds (Labour Cllr and Streatham Wells ward candidate - Ed.) No policies in Lambeth from the Tories, Lib Dems or Greens. All 3 parties the same shade of 'do-nothing anti-everything', all varying shades of conservative. Only @LambethLabour has put forward actual progressive policies for … Continue reading LAMBETHWATCH: SO….LOCAL ELECTIONS ARE ABOUT BREXIT – NOT LIBRARIES, DEMOLISHING COUNCIL ESTATES, WASTING MILLIONS ON CONSULTANTS?…JUST FANCY THAT!*

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LAMBETHWATCH: MORE CANDIDATES SIGN LIBRARIES PLEDGE

Helen Thompson‏ @Helen4Streatham Myself and my fellow Streatham Wells Lib Dem candidates Eloka Ikegbunam @EI4Streatham and @DominicLeigh have signed the @defendtheten pledge to fight for the reinstatement of a full library service in all 10 Lambeth Libraries And Oval Liberal Democrats‏ @OvalLibDems responding to Defend the Ten, posted: Clear & succinct answer from @MikeHillier to @defendtheten question: YES we … Continue reading LAMBETHWATCH: MORE CANDIDATES SIGN LIBRARIES PLEDGE

LAMBETHWATCH: SIGN OF THE TIMES; THE CASE OF THE VANISHING LIBRARIES – AND PAPER CANDIDATES

NOT LISTENING...... This sign has appeared outside a house in Herne Hill. Defend The Ten Retweeted Gaby Gassner‏ @GassnerDesign Pretty damning poster. It's sadly so true as I can confirm as long-suffering resident. THE CASE OF THE VANISHING LIBRARIES   IS IT GOING TO GET DIRTY IN LAMBETH'S MAY ELECTIONS?: PAPER CANDIDATES Vauxhall Labour‏ @VauxhallLabour posted … Continue reading LAMBETHWATCH: SIGN OF THE TIMES; THE CASE OF THE VANISHING LIBRARIES – AND PAPER CANDIDATES

LAMBETHWATCH – REBEL CALENDAR MARKS CARNEGIE OCCUPATION / ELECTION COUNTDOWN: THREE WEEKS TO GO

Matt Reynolds‏ @mrmfr Just noticed this in my London Rebel History Calendar 2018. Got the name of the library wrong but great to see the important day there! #VoteLibrary Friends of Carnegie Retweeted Matt Reynolds Occupation recognised as part of Rebel History! Still fondly remembered by participants & supporters & rued by @lambeth_council, who wrongly … Continue reading LAMBETHWATCH – REBEL CALENDAR MARKS CARNEGIE OCCUPATION / ELECTION COUNTDOWN: THREE WEEKS TO GO

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  

CARNEGIE LIBRARY: “THERE HAS TO BE A SOLUTION WHERE THE COUNCIL ENGAGES WITH THE LOCAL COMMUNITY” – TIM BRIGGS /  ‘COUNCIL KNOWS BEST’ ATTITUDE HAS TO STOP – HERNE HILL GREEN PARTY

News From Crystal Palace approached both Cllr Tim Briggs, Conservative opposition leader on Lambeth council, and Herne Hill Green party for their reactions to the latest revelations surrounding the Carnegie library Herne Hill. From Tim Briggs: "Labour's way of doing these things follows a pattern. "They do something underhand and their attitude is - 'we've … Continue reading CARNEGIE LIBRARY: “THERE HAS TO BE A SOLUTION WHERE THE COUNCIL ENGAGES WITH THE LOCAL COMMUNITY” – TIM BRIGGS /  ‘COUNCIL KNOWS BEST’ ATTITUDE HAS TO STOP – HERNE HILL GREEN PARTY

LIBRARIES: COUNCILLORS AND CANDIDATES SIGN THE PLEDGE  

Lambeth councillors Scott Ainslie (Green) and Rachel Heywood (Ind Lab) were among the first to sign Defend the Ten's libraries pledge at the Carnegie library, Herne Hill on Tuesday. The occasion was a mini-rally outside the library on Herne Hill to celebrate the second anniversary of the library's occupation and to gain support for the … Continue reading LIBRARIES: COUNCILLORS AND CANDIDATES SIGN THE PLEDGE  

LAMBETHWATCH – OUTRAGE OVER LAMBETH LABOUR PARTY PIECE ON NATIONAL WEBSITE

SCRATCHCARD WITH A DIFFERENCE (the answers are here!) The scratchcard above is being distributed by Green party canvassers in Gipsy Hill ward. The Green Party chose the Central Hill estate in Lambeth to launch its election campaign today (Thursday) with a promise from co-leader Jonathan Bartley that Green councillors everywhere will fight to defend social … Continue reading LAMBETHWATCH – OUTRAGE OVER LAMBETH LABOUR PARTY PIECE ON NATIONAL WEBSITE

LAMBETHWATCH OPINION: NOW YOU KNOW HOW THE LOCAL COMMUNITY FEELS (and a yellow card for Defend the Ten)

There will be a lot of anger and a lot of frustration at the comments made in the letter to Clive Betts MP by former Lambeth Labour councillors and ex-Carnegie Community Trust members Carol Boucher and Fred Taggart which appears on the Brixton Blog website. The letter is mainly concerned with the transfer of local … Continue reading LAMBETHWATCH OPINION: NOW YOU KNOW HOW THE LOCAL COMMUNITY FEELS (and a yellow card for Defend the Ten)

CARNEGIE LIBRARY: THE BOUCHER / TAGGART LETTER IN FULL

The letter from Carol Boucher and Fred Taggart in full. Lines in bold type by News From Crystal Palace - Ed. To:Clive Betts MP Chair, Housing, Communities and Local Government Committee House of Commons 28h March 2018 Dear Mr Betts Transfer of Local Government Assets to Community Groups. Since 2012 a group of local residents … Continue reading CARNEGIE LIBRARY: THE BOUCHER / TAGGART LETTER IN FULL