LAMBETHWATCH: AND ALSO……

Defend The Ten‏ @defendtheten Nov 19: 23 weeks until the local council elections & we have the huge pleasure of meeting @RuskinReaders. A real local institution, they are a voluntary group aiming to provide for adults with reading or writing difficulties, enabling them to take charge of their lives. As @RuskinReaders clearly show, libraries are … Continue reading LAMBETHWATCH: AND ALSO……

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LAMBETHWATCH: THE GOOD, THE BAD AND THE UNINVITED…..

Defend the Ten Tweeted: Council election countdown wk 24 & we have Amanda, Gwendolyn (12) & Griff (8). Amanda's eldest son (not shown) is 10 & has autism; she says of @CarnegieLib "closing this library was a criminal act - we have felt it's closure deeply. Closing @CarnegieLib has significantly affected all the people featured … Continue reading LAMBETHWATCH: THE GOOD, THE BAD AND THE UNINVITED…..

LAMBETHWATCH: NEWS FROM BROMLEY / NEW RULES FOR AREA BOARD MEMBERS

26 weeks until the London Local Gov elections and we meet Michael (57). He says @CarnegieLib "was important when my mobility was reduced....it gave me a reachable destination. I felt in touch locally". Self-employed, he says the WiFi @CarnegieLib was crucial for his business. Michael particularly enjoyed seeing the library's many groups using the beautiful reading … Continue reading LAMBETHWATCH: NEWS FROM BROMLEY / NEW RULES FOR AREA BOARD MEMBERS

LAMBETHWATCH – YOUR CHANCE TO LET LAMBETH HAVE YOUR VIEWS!!!! (PLUS!!!! LAMBETH WANT TO BE LONDON BOROUGH OF CULTURE!!!!! ETC ETC)

Defend The Ten‏ @defendtheten Tweeted: Election countdown week 27 & we meet Liz & Edward (80). Edward fled the Soviet Union in 1973; he later ran Carnegie lib chess club for 16 yrs. Remarkably, Edward continued to run the club from the steps of @CarnegieLib even after it had shut, a testament to his strength … Continue reading LAMBETHWATCH – YOUR CHANCE TO LET LAMBETH HAVE YOUR VIEWS!!!! (PLUS!!!! LAMBETH WANT TO BE LONDON BOROUGH OF CULTURE!!!!! ETC ETC)

“COUNCIL SHOULD PAY RENT FOR LIBRARY GYM IF GREENWICH LEISURE DON’T” SAY LABOUR-DOMINATED GROUP (and there’s no planning permission to let business users back in)

Defend The Ten‏ @defendtheten tweeted: Election countdown wk 30 & we meet Winsome. Her family used @CarnegieLib for 10 yrs; her grandson Marc (8) got his 1st library card there. Winsome says "Carnegie Library means special times with my daughter and grandson". A librarian helped Marc join the library. Winsome's family miss their library visits and … Continue reading “COUNCIL SHOULD PAY RENT FOR LIBRARY GYM IF GREENWICH LEISURE DON’T” SAY LABOUR-DOMINATED GROUP (and there’s no planning permission to let business users back in)

LAMBETHWATCH: "WE'VE NOT BEEN INVOLVED WITH THE MINET FOR OVER A YEAR" SAY GREENWICH LEISURE  (AND A NEW TOWN HALL QUESTION ANSWERED)

31 WEEKS TO GO TO NEXT YEAR'S COUNCIL ELECTIONS Defend The Ten‏ @defendtheten  Tweeted: "31 wks to go in our election countdown & we meet Brenda. "She is 88 & had used @CarnegieLib since 1967. "She misses it very, very much! "In 1999 Brenda helped found @FrndsofCarnegie when the council planned to redevelop the site. "18 years … Continue reading LAMBETHWATCH: "WE'VE NOT BEEN INVOLVED WITH THE MINET FOR OVER A YEAR" SAY GREENWICH LEISURE  (AND A NEW TOWN HALL QUESTION ANSWERED)

LAMBETHWATCH – LIBRARY CAMPAIGNERS START COUNTDOWN TO NEXT MAY'S COUNCIL ELECTIONS

32 weeks and counting outside Carnegie library, Herne Hill LAMBETHWATCH - LIBRARY CAMPAIGNERS START COUNTDOWN TO NEXT MAY'S COUNCIL ELECTIONS Defend the Ten have started the countdown to next May's council elections on their Twitter account: "Our 1st Council election countdown is here! We'll be posting each wk until next May to keep libraries firmly … Continue reading LAMBETHWATCH – LIBRARY CAMPAIGNERS START COUNTDOWN TO NEXT MAY'S COUNCIL ELECTIONS

Herne Hill Labour News: DINOSAURS SAVED FROM EXTINCTION AFTER PUSH BY LABOUR COUNCILLORS

Image: Lambeth Green party "DINOSAURS SAVED FROM EXTINCTION AFTER PUSH BY LABOUR COUNCILLORS" Defend the Ten are meeting tonight at the Cambria pub 40 Kemerton Rd,just one block downhill from St Saviour’s hall, Herne Hill Road at 8pm. One subject likely to be discussed is the leaflet sent out by Labour saying that the Carnegie library, … Continue reading Herne Hill Labour News: DINOSAURS SAVED FROM EXTINCTION AFTER PUSH BY LABOUR COUNCILLORS

YOU COULDN'T MAKE IT UP……….FAKE LIBRARY NEWS FROM LAMBETH LABOUR

Defend The Ten‏ @defendtheten ask: Were they pushing against themselves?   This amazing piece of tripe has gone through some doors - but not all - in the Herne Hill area. As regular readers will know it's the Friends of Carnegie Library, the Friends of Lambeth Libraries, Defend the Ten, library users, library supporters - … Continue reading YOU COULDN'T MAKE IT UP……….FAKE LIBRARY NEWS FROM LAMBETH LABOUR

CARNEGIE LIBRARY TRUSTEES COULD QUIT IF BASEMENT EXCAVATION GOES AHEAD

CARNEGIE LIBRARY TRUSTEES COULD QUIT IF BASEMENT EXCAVATION GOES AHEAD Members of the secretive Carnegie Community Trust which is set to take control of Carnegie library Herne Hill could walk away if work starts on excavating the building's basement to make way for an unwanted and controversial gym. The amazing revelation came at a public … Continue reading CARNEGIE LIBRARY TRUSTEES COULD QUIT IF BASEMENT EXCAVATION GOES AHEAD