LIBRARY CAMPAIGNERS TO LOBBY COUNCIL MEETING TONIGHT

Library campaigners are lobbying tonight's full meeting of Lambeth council at the town hall in Brixton (Wednesday). Organisers Defend the Ten say: "Unfortunately the council have refused our (request for a) deputation but we have to keep the pressure up and we will be lobbying them as they arrive. "So far with library staff removed, … Continue reading LIBRARY CAMPAIGNERS TO LOBBY COUNCIL MEETING TONIGHT

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LAMBETH PEOPLES AUDIT -101 QUESTIONS FOR LAMBETH COUNCIL’S CABINET – Part Four: Questions 89 to 101

News From Crystal Palace also thought that all 101 questions we sent to all Lambeth council cabinet members back in July 2017 had also been posted. They hadn't been. (No replies, no acknowledgements.) For the record here they are, including: AND WHY DON'T LAMBETH START HAVING GENUINE, MEANINGFUL ENGAGEMENT WITH CITIZENS LIVING IN  THE BOROUGH? (NOTE: Fifteen … Continue reading LAMBETH PEOPLES AUDIT -101 QUESTIONS FOR LAMBETH COUNCIL’S CABINET – Part Four: Questions 89 to 101

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……

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

“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’

DAMNING REPORT ON WATERLOO LIBRARY

Campaigners have slammed Waterloo library as "the worst performing library in the borough" of Lambeth. In a brief but damning report Defend the Ten campaigners say Waterloo: is invisible at the back of the first floor of the building where it is currently housed feels bleak and impersonal is very cramped and noisy is hard … Continue reading DAMNING REPORT ON WATERLOO LIBRARY

LAMBETHWATCH: ANOTHER NAIL IN LAMBETH’S DEMOCRACY COFFIN

If the protesters from Shirley Oaks had stayed quiet in the gallery then other members of the public attending last night's meeting would have been able to stay and learn of the latest Lambeth Labour ruse to limit criticism by opposition councillors - rather than having to read it here or on other news sites … Continue reading LAMBETHWATCH: ANOTHER NAIL IN LAMBETH’S DEMOCRACY COFFIN

LAMBETHWATCH: TIME FOR A CHANGE / LIBRARIES SPENDING/ CLLR TIM BRIGGS REPLIES TO LABOUR CLAIM ON EU RESIDENCY

(Steve Freeman of Lambeth Democracy with Hazel and Maude) Defend The Ten Retweeted Helen‏ @jhgm50 Replying to @JimDicksLambeth @LambethLabour and 2 others Steve discusses with Hazel & Maude why in Herne Hill it’s time for a change @sarabredemear @LambethDemoc @HerneHillCLC @Lambethgp Editor's note: Every picture tells a story. As News From Crystal Palace reported last week Cllr Jim Dickson had posted a picture … Continue reading LAMBETHWATCH: TIME FOR A CHANGE / LIBRARIES SPENDING/ CLLR TIM BRIGGS REPLIES TO LABOUR CLAIM ON EU RESIDENCY

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

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