NEWS FROM CRYSTAL PALACE TODAY VOICES A GRAVE CONCERN THAT AN ITEM IN THE OFFICIAL MINUTES OF LAMBETH COUNCIL’S LATEST MEETING BEARS VERY LITTLE RELATION TO WHAT WAS ACTUALLY SAID

This is how the OFFICIAL minutes of the full Lambeth council meeting held on October 10th are reporting a supplementary question from Cllr Becca Thackray (Green) on the council’s Culture 2020 plans: 9. Cllr Becca Thackray to the Cabinet Member for Equalities and Culture, Cllr Sonia Winifred Supplementary question It was requested that the Labour … Continue reading NEWS FROM CRYSTAL PALACE TODAY VOICES A GRAVE CONCERN THAT AN ITEM IN THE OFFICIAL MINUTES OF LAMBETH COUNCIL’S LATEST MEETING BEARS VERY LITTLE RELATION TO WHAT WAS ACTUALLY SAID

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LAMBETHWATCH – AND FINALLY…..WEST NORWOOD GETTING THEIR CINEMA….

Image: Norwood Action Group From Norwood Action Group: Yes!  An official opening date at last – Friday 9th November.   Lambeth council and Picture House Cinemas coordinated the release of the long awaited news last Wednesday.  Expect BECTU demonstration. No opening programme or events information yet.  The library staff are excited to be back home … Continue reading LAMBETHWATCH – AND FINALLY…..WEST NORWOOD GETTING THEIR CINEMA….

LIBRARY CAMPAIGNERS TO LOBBY COUNCIL MEETING TONIGHT

Library campaigners are lobbying tonight's full meeting of Lambeth council at the town hall in Brixton (Wednesday). Organisers Defend the Ten say: "Unfortunately the council have refused our (request for a) deputation but we have to keep the pressure up and we will be lobbying them as they arrive. "So far with library staff removed, … Continue reading LIBRARY CAMPAIGNERS TO LOBBY COUNCIL MEETING TONIGHT

OPINION: THE COMEDY STORE PLAYS LAMBETH TOWN HALL

Lambeth council are a reporter's dream - and a residents nightmare. The latest piece of nonsensical spin from Lambeth is due to be aired at this Wednesday's meeting of Lambeth council where there are questions, motions but, as the agenda states today (Monday) "Reports – none listed for this meeting". (A full council meeting with … Continue reading OPINION: THE COMEDY STORE PLAYS LAMBETH TOWN HALL

LAMBETH COUNTRY SHOW: FULL POST-EVENT EVALUATION PROMISED

A full post-event evaluation is being promised by Lambeth council following this years’s annual country show in Brockwell Park. As News From Crystal Palace has previously reported, people visiting this year's event are banned from taking hi-viz jackets, flags, perfume bottles and other items into the show. There will be compulsory body searching and bag … Continue reading LAMBETH COUNTRY SHOW: FULL POST-EVENT EVALUATION PROMISED

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

CARNEGIE LIBRARY RE-OPENING: THE OFFICIAL VIEW FROM LAMBETH (BY AN ANONYMOUS CORRESPONDENT)

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)

LAMBETHWATCH: TUPE OR NOT TUPE – THAT IS THE QUESTION: UNISON STAFF TO BOYCOTT CARNEGIE LIBRARY RE-OPENING?

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?

LAMBETH TURN DOWN CARNEGIE APPEAL

Carnegie Library Association have lost their appeal against Lambeth council's decision to gift the Herne Hill library to the secretive self-elected Carnegie Community Trust. Jeff Doorn of the Carnegie Library Association, who is also chairman of Friends of Carnegie Library, told News From Crystal Palace: "I received the decision notice on 6 December, with a … Continue reading LAMBETH TURN DOWN CARNEGIE APPEAL

A MESSAGE TO THE REAL CARNEGIE LIBRARY COMMUNITY SUPPORTERS FROM NEWS FROM CRYSTAL PALACE (AS ‘LABOUR GROUP’ ADMITS THEY WERE TOLD IN ADVANCE THEY HAD WON)  

A MESSAGE TO THE REAL CARNEGIE LIBRARY COMMUNITY SUPPORTERS FROM NEWS FROM CRYSTAL PALACE (AS 'LABOUR GROUP' ADMITS THEY WERE TOLD IN ADVANCE THEY HAD WON)   DON'T GIVE UP DON'T GIVE UP DON'T GIVE UP   The real community supporters of Carnegie library, Herne Hill will still be reeling / gutted / utterly horrified … Continue reading A MESSAGE TO THE REAL CARNEGIE LIBRARY COMMUNITY SUPPORTERS FROM NEWS FROM CRYSTAL PALACE (AS ‘LABOUR GROUP’ ADMITS THEY WERE TOLD IN ADVANCE THEY HAD WON)