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……

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LAMBETH COUNCIL PRESS OFFICER ATTENDED PEOPLE’S AUDIT MEETING

A Lambeth council press officer attended last week's meeting of People's Audit Lambeth, it has been revealed. Simon Morrow of People's Audit Lambeth said: "They can't afford a librarian but spend money on a press officer." There is no indication - yet - of whether the press officer attended in a personal capacity or whether … Continue reading LAMBETH COUNCIL PRESS OFFICER ATTENDED PEOPLE’S AUDIT MEETING

CARNEGIE LIBRARY: MORE FROM THE TWITTERSPHERE

Stella Duffy‏ @stellduffy #CarnegieLibrary is also lacking full disabled access - am horrified (but not at all surprised) that @lambeth_council think it's ok to 're-open' the building when it's not accessible to ALL. ♻Michael J Keane Lambeth have sucked the life out of @CarnegieLib Their #SpinMachine is putting on a show before election and once … Continue reading CARNEGIE LIBRARY: MORE FROM THE TWITTERSPHERE

“BLAIRISM ON STEROIDS” – AND OTHER COMMENTS ABOUT THE CARNEGIE LIBRARY ON THE TWITTERSPHERE…

Defend The Ten Retweeted sarabredemear‏ @sarabredemear Feb 18 Delusional info about @CarnegieLib through the door today. All this existed before @LambethLabour closed it 2 years ago. Residents repeatedly ask for library staff over longer hours. Security guards do not library staff make  ♻♻Michael J Keane‏ @KeaneMJ Went to @CarnegieLib to see it with my own … Continue reading “BLAIRISM ON STEROIDS” – AND OTHER COMMENTS ABOUT THE CARNEGIE LIBRARY ON THE TWITTERSPHERE…

CARNEGIE LIBRARY HERNE HILL: MEANWHILE, ON THE TWITTERSPHERE……

Janet - Brixton Hill‏ @1isthinking Replying to @LambethLabour If you have so little imagination that you can only use the "austerity" excuse perhaps you should spend more time in a library, rather than spend £200k on security to keep people out. Book of Eleanor‏ @Book_Of_Eleanor Replying to @cllr_andywilson and 3 others Voted Labour all my … Continue reading CARNEGIE LIBRARY HERNE HILL: MEANWHILE, ON THE TWITTERSPHERE……

LAMBETHWATCH – CARNEGIE LIBRARY HERNE HILL RE-OPENS THURSDAY AT 1PM – BUT FOR HOW LONG?

The above has been posted on the Defend the Ten Twitter page earlier today. Defend The Ten Retweeted Aran Lewis‏ @aranmlewis 6 hours ago: Lambeth council has confirmed that the fake mini-library due to open in Carnegie on 15th Feb is temporary and will close “on or before 12 February 2019.” After that, an unspecified … Continue reading LAMBETHWATCH – CARNEGIE LIBRARY HERNE HILL RE-OPENS THURSDAY AT 1PM – BUT FOR HOW LONG?

LAMBETHWATCH: “THE COUNCILLORS WANT OUR VOTE EVERY FOUR YEARS AND THEN IGNORE US THE REST OF THE TIME”

UPDATE: CARNEGIE LIBRARY TO RE-OPEN 1pm THURSDAY Carnegie library Herne Hill re-opening Thursday at 1pm, a Lambeth council press officer told News From Crystal Palace today (Friday) From Defend The Ten‏ @defendtheten Three months now till the local government elections & we meet Marie & her mum Jackie. "The library was a true home from … Continue reading LAMBETHWATCH: “THE COUNCILLORS WANT OUR VOTE EVERY FOUR YEARS AND THEN IGNORE US THE REST OF THE TIME”

LAMBETHWATCH – FROM THE TWITTERSPHERE………

Defend The Ten Retweeted Tom Keene‏ @anthillsocial Jan 26 Replying to @cllr_andywilson @Lambethgp and 2 others Lambeth is a self proclaimed "co-operative council". It's crazy that it takes an FOI request to obtain basic information and it's not simply publicly published. Defend The Ten Retweeted Herne Hill Greens‏ @HerneHillGreens Jan 25 Great video on Carnegie … Continue reading LAMBETHWATCH – FROM THE TWITTERSPHERE………

LAMBETHWATCH – “I NOTICED A LOT OF KIDS DIDN’T KNOW WHAT TO READ SO THE LIBRARIANS HELPED THEM”

Defend The Ten‏ @defendtheten Jan 21: 14 weeks until the local government elections and we meet Demi (18): "I discovered @CarnegieLib in the way back from school one day. "The lovely building caught my eye and the library itself had a lovely feel to it. I was around 12 at the time and the librarians … Continue reading LAMBETHWATCH – “I NOTICED A LOT OF KIDS DIDN’T KNOW WHAT TO READ SO THE LIBRARIANS HELPED THEM”

LAMBETHWATCH: “ANYONE IN DOUBT OF THE VALUE OF LIBRARIES, PLEASE READ THIS THREAD…….”

BOLD Defend The Ten Retweeted Jo Franklin‏ @JoFranklin2 Jan 14: Anyone in doubt of the value of libraries, pls read this thread. You cannot put a price on this woman’s experience. Maintaining a community has little to do with making money. It is to do with creating opportunities for all to interact and be part of … Continue reading LAMBETHWATCH: “ANYONE IN DOUBT OF THE VALUE OF LIBRARIES, PLEASE READ THIS THREAD…….”