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!!!!

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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

EVENTS – PEOPLE’S AUDIT LAMBETH / URBAN FOOD HEROES AT THE MARKET/ CRYSTAL PALACE BUSINESS BAGEL / CRYSTAL PALACE PARK COMMUNITY FORUM /

SATURDAY MARCH 24th URBAN FOOD HEROES AT THE MARKET Crystal Palace food market say they are honoured to be chosen as an Urban Food Hero "using food for good" in this month's Jellied Eel (part of Sustain).  Not only has the market been listed but also Patchwork Farm and its stall at the market.  Thank … Continue reading EVENTS – PEOPLE’S AUDIT LAMBETH / URBAN FOOD HEROES AT THE MARKET/ CRYSTAL PALACE BUSINESS BAGEL / CRYSTAL PALACE PARK COMMUNITY FORUM /

LAMBETHWATCH – AUTHOR SLAMS LAMBETH LABOUR’S “SHEER GALL” OVER LIBRARY LEAFLET……

Author Stella Duffy OBE has slammed Herne Hill Labour party for their "sheer gall" over its latest leaflet on the Carnegie library The leaflet states: “The Herne Hill Labour action team  has worked hard alongside local residents to ensure that, despite deep Conservative cuts to the council’s budget,  there is a secure long-term future for … Continue reading LAMBETHWATCH – AUTHOR SLAMS LAMBETH LABOUR’S “SHEER GALL” OVER LIBRARY LEAFLET……

LAMBETHWATCH: KNOLLYS YARD – OR: HOW LAMBETH COUNCIL DIDN’T GET THEIR WAY (FOR ONCE) / LAMBETH SPIN / SEVEN WEEKS TO GO

SEVEN WEEKS TO GO: "I AM VERY SORRY MY DAUGHTER HAS MISSED OUT ON ALL THIS DURING HER A-LEVEL STUDIES" - please see separate story at end. KNOLLYS YARD - OR: HOW LAMBETH COUNCIL DIDN'T GET THEIR WAY (FOR ONCE)   The latest issue of PR Week (for public relations people) carries a story headlined: … Continue reading LAMBETHWATCH: KNOLLYS YARD – OR: HOW LAMBETH COUNCIL DIDN’T GET THEIR WAY (FOR ONCE) / LAMBETH SPIN / SEVEN WEEKS TO GO

LAMBETHWATCH – EIGHT WEEKS TO GO……

From Defend The Ten‏ @defendtheten Just two months till the local elections & we meet the lovely D'Costa family: Francis, Shini, Elena (17) & Oliver (15). Shini: "It's so nice to have different people from different places come together. Especially in the children’s library, we all played like one big family. "If all the events … Continue reading LAMBETHWATCH – EIGHT WEEKS TO GO……