(Image from Southwark council's Twitter feed) Library closures could be on the cards in Bromley where 50 staff have been on continuous strike since June, say the Unite union. Their warning today (Monday) comes at the start of Libraries Week 2019 which the union say should highlight to the public why libraries should not be … Continue reading LIBRARY CLOSURES COULD BE ON CARDS IN BROMLEY SAY UNITE Fifty staff on strike since June
Five more demonstrations - including one at the National Sports Centre in Crystal Palace - are planned this month by Bromley library workers who are entering the third month of strike action against their employer, social enterprise leisure services’ giant Greenwich Leisure Limited (GLL). Unite, Britain and Ireland’s largest union, represents the 50 Bromley library … Continue reading PALACE PROTEST PLANNED AS BROMLEY LIBRARIES STRIKE ENTERS THIRD MONTH
A new leaflet from Herne Hill Labour contains factual inaccuracies which, if the party were a registered business, would leave them facing substantial fines and possible prison sentences. The latest garbage revolves, as usual, around Carnegie library on Herne Hill Road. THE LEAFLET: Paragraph two: "The Herne Hill Labour action team has worked hard alongside … Continue reading LAMBETHWATCH: NEW HERNE HILL LABOUR LEAFLET PERPETUATES THE CARNEGIE LIBRARY MYTHS
SCRATCHCARD WITH A DIFFERENCE (the answers are here!) The scratchcard above is being distributed by Green party canvassers in Gipsy Hill ward. The Green Party chose the Central Hill estate in Lambeth to launch its election campaign today (Thursday) with a promise from co-leader Jonathan Bartley that Green councillors everywhere will fight to defend social … Continue reading LAMBETHWATCH – OUTRAGE OVER LAMBETH LABOUR PARTY PIECE ON NATIONAL WEBSITE
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)
The letter from Carol Boucher and Fred Taggart in full. Lines in bold type by News From Crystal Palace - Ed. To:Clive Betts MP Chair, Housing, Communities and Local Government Committee House of Commons 28h March 2018 Dear Mr Betts Transfer of Local Government Assets to Community Groups. Since 2012 a group of local residents … Continue reading CARNEGIE LIBRARY: THE BOUCHER / TAGGART LETTER IN FULL
Greenwich Leisure have applied to use the Carnegie library, Herne Hill as...a "temporary community library". The move - made on February 5th - comes as the Carnegie Community Trust has announced details of its 'business plan' for the building - which include weddings and alcohol (please see separate story). New plans marked 'community library phasing … Continue reading GREENWICH LEISURE APPLY TO USE CARNEGIE LIBRARY HERNE HILL AS….A “TEMPORARY COMMUNITY LIBRARY” – as Trust plan to have weddings and booze in the building!
Coming soon to the Carnegie library Herne Hill: weddings, the consumption of alcohol (supported by Lambeth council) and a moveable stage and audio system for performance. The latest ideas for the library on Herne Hill Road are included in the Carnegie Community Trust's business plan for the library - and the trust then plan to … Continue reading WEDDINGS AND BOOZE IN CARNEGIE LIBRARY
UNISON are advising staff not to work at Carnegie library, Herne Hill when it re-opens on Thursday (15th). They say that Greenwich Leisure will be staffing Carnegie library "in a clear breach of policy" . and are advising their members not to work there until the issue is resolved "Lambeth council have stated publicly that … Continue reading LAMBETHWATCH: TUPE OR NOT TUPE – THAT IS THE QUESTION: UNISON STAFF TO BOYCOTT CARNEGIE LIBRARY RE-OPENING?
Trees in the back garden of the Carnegie library, Herne Hill were felled this morning. One library campaigner told News From Crystal Palace: "Just been over. "Devastating. "The trees are all gone. "I walked right in and took a small section of a trunk. "I spoke to the Forcia guy who I think knows what an … Continue reading LAMBETHWATCH – TREES FELLED AT CARNEGIE