Preparations are underway to re-open Penge and five other Bromley libraries on Monday July 6th with social distancing measures being installed prior to the re-opening. The anticipated re-opening will initially operate on a limited hours basis. Each re-opened library has been carefully assessed, in line with government’s guidelines to make sure that social distancing can … Continue reading Penge and five other Bromley libraries re-opening soon with range of social distancing measures
A new addition to Bromley libraries services: free of charge online fitness classes. From Bromley council: Bromley Libraries are operated by social enterprise GLL whose “Better Leisure” division have provided 600 different sessions for all abilities, ranging from beginner’s sessions for those who are new to exercise to high energy workouts, from Zumba and HIIT … Continue reading Lockdown in Bromley: Keep mind and body fit with libraries
The Lodge in Crystal Palace park has shut. In a terse statement Greenwich Leisure say on their 'Better' website: Closure Of The Lodge At Crystal Palace National Sports Centre Following further assessments of the fire risk associated with the external cedar cladding at The Lodge, the Greater London Authority (GLA) has taken the decision to close … Continue reading THE LODGE IN CRYSTAL PALACE PARK IS CLOSED “Cedar cladding is fire risk” – memories shared on social media
FIFTY library staff have been on strike since June 6th over Greenwich Leisure's alleged treatment of them - and they're not in Lambeth. The strike is in the neighbouring borough of Bromley where Greenwich Leisure run the libraries on behalf of Bromley council. The deal for Greenwich Leisure was announced in a Bromley council press … Continue reading LAMBETHWATCH: LIBRARY STAFF STRIKE OVER GREENWICH LEISURE TREATMENT (and they’re NOT in Lambeth) / FREEDOM OF INFORMATION REQUESTS / SOCIAL MEDIA POSTS / SPAMBETH
Back in March 2016 Lambeth council issued an information / disinformation piece headed: "What is happening to Lambeth libraries.?" At the time News From Crystal Palace wrote a spoof version of it. We thought we'd posted it. Here, better late than never, - and updated - is the UNOFFICIAL version. What is happening to Lambeth … Continue reading WHAT IS HAPPENING TO LAMBETH LIBRARIES? MARCH 2016
For the sake of balance News From Crystal Palace reproduces the press release issued by Lambeth on yesterday's re-opening. Whoever wrote it is a mystery as no department has put their name to it. Again, for the sake of balance, comments in bold are the responses by News From Crystal Palace. Carnegie Library reopens Written … Continue reading CARNEGIE LIBRARY RE-OPENING: THE OFFICIAL VIEW FROM LAMBETH (BY AN ANONYMOUS CORRESPONDENT)
A Freedom of Information request from campaigner Matt Reynolds about staffing the Carnegie library Herne Hill has produced the following response from Lambeth council: Question: Will these customer care staff be employed directly by the council, by contractors or by GLL? These customer care staff will not be employed directly by the council, but will … Continue reading LAMBETHWATCH: RULES FOR NON-LIBRARY STAFF AT CARNEGIE HERNE HILL
This leaflet from Lambeth council is being sent to people living near to Carnegie library Herne Hill. The leaflet - produced after Lambeth turned down an appeal by the Carnegie Library Association to take over the running of the library - says: There will be "Experienced customer care staff" instead of librarians who will be … Continue reading IS THIS THE BIGGEST LOAD OF TOSH PRODUCED BY LAMBETH COUNCIL – EVER?