A LIBRARIAN’S LOVE SONG: A disturbing number of young people don’t actually know how book-lending at the library works. / We’re funded based on footfall. I’ve seen staff cry because we lost a youth group to a private hall that has fancier facilities like a cafe. We need all the footfall we can get. We even put lightbulbs in./ Library staff can overcome many challenges but Book Gods help you if you deprive us of caffeine. You don’t want to see what happens then………………

The following has been Re-Tweeted by Defend the Ten Twitter*. (So please, next time you visit a library.......Ed.) Secret Library Gorgon  🐍‏ @grumpwitch Things I have learned about the general public whilst working at the library:  1. A huge number of people under 20 can't read face clocks, having grown up with only digital one.  … Continue reading A LIBRARIAN’S LOVE SONG: A disturbing number of young people don’t actually know how book-lending at the library works. / We’re funded based on footfall. I’ve seen staff cry because we lost a youth group to a private hall that has fancier facilities like a cafe. We need all the footfall we can get. We even put lightbulbs in./ Library staff can overcome many challenges but Book Gods help you if you deprive us of caffeine. You don’t want to see what happens then………………

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LAMBETH ANGER AT EU ELECTION CLAIMS “We have gone above and beyond and done everything possible to help EU citizens register to vote”

Claims that EU citizens living in Lambeth received crucial voter registration forms after the deadline to apply had already passed are being vehemently challenged by Lambeth council. Lambeth Liberal Democrats issued a statement on their website saying the deadline to submit the form was 7th May, but Lambeth council’s letters to many EU citizens in … Continue reading LAMBETH ANGER AT EU ELECTION CLAIMS “We have gone above and beyond and done everything possible to help EU citizens register to vote”

LEARN ABOUT YOUR RIGHTS TO QUESTION COUNCIL SPENDING

Lambeth People’s Audit team are running two drop-in events at the Brixton Pound cafe to help people learn about their rights to question council spending and to talk about their work so far. The events will run from 2pm-6pm on Saturday June 1 and Saturday July 6, bookending the 'citizens audit' period when electors in … Continue reading LEARN ABOUT YOUR RIGHTS TO QUESTION COUNCIL SPENDING

SMALL BUSINESS IN LAMBETH? YOU COULD CLAIM UP TO 40 PER CENT CASHBACK FOR CLEANER HEATING

If you’re a small business (SME) based in Lambeth, you could be eligible for up to 40 per cent cashback when replacing your old boiler with a cleaner, more efficient one. The Cleaner Heat Cashback is a £10 million scheme to help small and medium-sized businesses save money on their energy bills, reduce their emissions … Continue reading SMALL BUSINESS IN LAMBETH? YOU COULD CLAIM UP TO 40 PER CENT CASHBACK FOR CLEANER HEATING

LAMBETH URGE PEOPLE: GET COMPOSTING!

More than 30 per cent of the average household’s waste can be composted. It's International Compost Awareness Week (May 5th to 11th) and Lambeth council are encouraging residents to get composting in partnership with getcomposting.com. A garden composter has the benefit of producing a FREE supply of top quality compost which has multiple uses including … Continue reading LAMBETH URGE PEOPLE: GET COMPOSTING!

LAMBETH’S FIRST-EVER KURDISH MAYOR: “One community, One Lambeth, One London, One world”

Cllr Ibrahim Dogus - who received a police commendation following the 2017 Westminster terror attack in which an unarmed police officer was killed - is the new Mayor of Lambeth. In a facebook post Cllr Dogus - who represents Bishop's ward and who became deputy mayor last year - said: "It is a great honour to announce that … Continue reading LAMBETH’S FIRST-EVER KURDISH MAYOR: “One community, One Lambeth, One London, One world”

“ALARMING SPIKE IN UNLAWFUL WORK ON TRIANGLE SHOPFRONTS” SAY PLANNING GROUP – Call for guidance to be given to property owners

There has been an alarming spike in inappropriate and unlawful works carried out on numerous shopfronts and windows above shops in the last six months, say Crystal Palace Triangle Planning Group in a letter to Croydon council. “Shop and building owners clearly do not know the rules of development in the conservation area or choose … Continue reading “ALARMING SPIKE IN UNLAWFUL WORK ON TRIANGLE SHOPFRONTS” SAY PLANNING GROUP – Call for guidance to be given to property owners

BEARDELL STREET APPEAL

An appeal against Lambeth council's decision to refuse planning permission for a housing development behind properties on Westow Hill has been submitted to the Planning Inspectorate. Lambeth refused permission for three (2x 4-bed semi-detached, 1x 4-bed detached) houses along with the provision of on-site car parking, refuse and recycling store together with hard and soft … Continue reading BEARDELL STREET APPEAL

WINDRUSH: MP HELEN HAYES AND LAMBETH COUNCIL ASK GOVERNMENT TO IMPROVE COMPENSATION SCHEME

MP Helen Hayes MP and Cllr Sonia Winifred, Lambeth council's cabinet member for equalities and culture, have written to the Home Office about the recently announced compensation scheme advising how to improve it, and offering to help ensure people apply. Their letter follows the “Windrush Scandal” last year in which people from the Caribbean who … Continue reading WINDRUSH: MP HELEN HAYES AND LAMBETH COUNCIL ASK GOVERNMENT TO IMPROVE COMPENSATION SCHEME

BARK-ING! “NO BUDGET TO REPLACE HUNDREDS OF FELLED TREES” ADMITS COUNCIL

There is no budget to replace hundreds of trees which have been felled trees across the borough, a shock Lambeth council report admits. The report says: Over the past 12 months we have experienced numerous incidents of trees or large branches falling, particularly in parks. Some have damaged vehicles and property and it is lucky … Continue reading BARK-ING! “NO BUDGET TO REPLACE HUNDREDS OF FELLED TREES” ADMITS COUNCIL