IS THIS THE BIGGEST LOAD OF TOSH PRODUCED BY LAMBETH COUNCIL – EVER?

This leaflet from Lambeth council is being sent to people living near to Carnegie library Herne Hill. The leaflet - produced after Lambeth turned down an appeal by the Carnegie Library Association to take over the running of the library -  says: There will be "Experienced customer care staff" instead of librarians who will be … Continue reading IS THIS THE BIGGEST LOAD OF TOSH PRODUCED BY LAMBETH COUNCIL – EVER?

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LAMBETH TURN DOWN CARNEGIE APPEAL

Carnegie Library Association have lost their appeal against Lambeth council's decision to gift the Herne Hill library to the secretive self-elected Carnegie Community Trust. Jeff Doorn of the Carnegie Library Association, who is also chairman of Friends of Carnegie Library, told News From Crystal Palace: "I received the decision notice on 6 December, with a … Continue reading LAMBETH TURN DOWN CARNEGIE APPEAL

LIBRARY GARDEN “WRECKED” SAY DEFEND THE TEN

"The Carnegie library garden has been wrecked! "Breaking several promises, Lambeth council’s contractors made an early morning start on 5 December despite the protests of local residents. "Here’s the result. "To sum up: 1. Carnegie library and garden given to Lambeth council by Andrew Carnegie FREE. 2. Building cherished, & garden extensively developed by local … Continue reading LIBRARY GARDEN “WRECKED” SAY DEFEND THE TEN

FREEDOM OF INFORMATION: WATCHDOG SLAMS LAMBETH 

The Information Commissioner’s Office have told Lambeth council to issue a fresh response to a Freedom of Information request about the Carnegie library, Herne Hill made by News From Crystal Palace. And that new response must NOT rely on the Environmental Information Regulation which Lambeth council used to refuse the request, say the ICO. The … Continue reading FREEDOM OF INFORMATION: WATCHDOG SLAMS LAMBETH 

FREEDOM OF INFORMATION TWO – “THE COUNCIL DOES NOT APPEAR TO HAVE TARGETED ITS SEARCHES APPROPRIATELY” – ICO

The Information Commissioner's Office report says: 40. In the Commissioner's view, the council does not appear to have targeted its searches appropriately. It is not clear, for instance, whether the council has sought to identify those individuals who would have been members of the Carnegie Community Trust at the relevant period. This organisation is still … Continue reading FREEDOM OF INFORMATION TWO – “THE COUNCIL DOES NOT APPEAR TO HAVE TARGETED ITS SEARCHES APPROPRIATELY” – ICO

FREEDOM OF INFORMATION THREE: THE COUNCIL’S POSITION

The ICO report states: 23. In this case, initially, the council explained to the complainant that: "there would be approximately five officers within the relevant team who may have had correspondence about this issue although we cannot guarantee that these are the only relevant individuals. Some of these or other officers may also have since … Continue reading FREEDOM OF INFORMATION THREE: THE COUNCIL’S POSITION

FREEDOM OF INFORMATION FOUR: BACKGROUND TO THIS REQUEST….

From the report: 5 On 22 May 2017, the complainant made the following request for information from the council: "I am revising my request to ask for:   1: Any emails dated November 2012 and December 2012 to or from Lambeth council to the organisation now known as Carnegie Community Trust relating to the Carnegie library, … Continue reading FREEDOM OF INFORMATION FOUR: BACKGROUND TO THIS REQUEST….

LAMBETHWATCH – TREES FELLED AT CARNEGIE

Trees in the back garden of the Carnegie library, Herne Hill were felled this morning. One library campaigner told News From Crystal Palace: "Just been over. "Devastating. "The trees are all gone. "I walked right in and took a small section of a trunk. "I spoke to the Forcia guy who I think knows what an … Continue reading LAMBETHWATCH – TREES FELLED AT CARNEGIE

CARNEGIE LIBRARY ASSOCIATION READY TO STEP IN

Carnegie Library Association - the group which lost out in its bid to take over the Herne Hill building - say they are ready to step in. "But we need the co-operation of the council to do this and it has so far been withheld." Their comments follow the resignation of two ex-Lambeth Labour councillors … Continue reading CARNEGIE LIBRARY ASSOCIATION READY TO STEP IN

LAMBETHWATCH – FAKE NEWS FROM LAMBETH LABOUR? / DIARY DATES

“Phylis” – this photograph by Mark Aitken of a Cressingham Gardens resident whose home is threatened by Lambeth council’s hugely controversial demolition plans has won first prize in the 21st National Open Art Photography competition. FAKE NEWS FROM LAMBETH LABOUR? Herne Hill ward Labour Cllr Jim Dickson Tweeted:  Out talking to #HerneHill residents with a great @DaWNLabour … Continue reading LAMBETHWATCH – FAKE NEWS FROM LAMBETH LABOUR? / DIARY DATES