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

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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

LAMBETH CANDIDATES SIGN THE PLEDGE: VOTE LIBRARY!!!!

Defend The Ten Retweeted Oval Liberal Democrats‏ @OvalLibDems  Oval Lib Dems Stephane Croce,  @katgrant30and @mikehillier committing to #DefendTheTen @defendtheten Defend The Ten Retweeted Becki Newell‏ @BexLDN Apr 5 @defendtheten thanks for coming down to @Lambethgp launch today. Pledge signed and selfie to prove it!. Herne Hill Greens‏ @HerneHillGreens Apr 5: All three of our candidates, Nick Christian, Matt Reynolds (pictured … Continue reading LAMBETH CANDIDATES SIGN THE PLEDGE: VOTE LIBRARY!!!!

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 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)

GOOD NEIGHBOUR MAUDE: “I HOPE THE LIBRARY CAN SURVIVE ALL THESE CRAZY PLANS”

Defend The Ten‏ @defendtheten Only 5 weeks to go to the local election on May 3 and here is community champion Maude Estwick. Maude has lived in and around the Herne Hill area since 1979 coming from Grenada in 1971 to train as a nurse in the NHS.  She remembers how her children used @CarnegieLib: "at … Continue reading GOOD NEIGHBOUR MAUDE: “I HOPE THE LIBRARY CAN SURVIVE ALL THESE CRAZY PLANS”

OPEN DOOR CLOSED? / QUEENS HOTEL – DEADLINE FOR OBJECTIONS EXTENDED / SINGALONG AT THE FOOD MARKET / EVENTS

OPEN DOOR CLOSED?   Kingsway International Christian Centre have been removing furniture from the cinema building at 25 Church Road. The sign above the canopy stating 'The Open Door' has also been removed. Everyman cinema chain have agreed to purchase the building from KICC subject to being granted a premises licence. Further reading: GREAT NEWS … Continue reading OPEN DOOR CLOSED? / QUEENS HOTEL – DEADLINE FOR OBJECTIONS EXTENDED / SINGALONG AT THE FOOD MARKET / EVENTS

LAMBETHWATCH: “ONLY SOMEONE VERY BAD AT MATHS COULD CLAIM THIS ONE ADDS UP” – AUTHOR’S LATEST BLAST OVER CARNEGIE Plus: ‘Vote Library’ – council officers report ‘vetted’ and there’s an occupation anniversary demo planned

Six weeks to go: Author Stella Duffy outside the Carnegie From Defend The Ten‏ @defendtheten Only 6 weeks till the May 3 local election and we are joined by the AMAZING @stellduffy, award winning author, co-founder of Fun Palaces and all round good egg. Of the new temporary ‘library’ Stella says: "I’m stunned it is … Continue reading LAMBETHWATCH: “ONLY SOMEONE VERY BAD AT MATHS COULD CLAIM THIS ONE ADDS UP” – AUTHOR’S LATEST BLAST OVER CARNEGIE Plus: ‘Vote Library’ – council officers report ‘vetted’ and there’s an occupation anniversary demo planned