COUNCIL SLAMMED OVER £3 MILLION PUBLIC RELATIONS SPREE - "Money would pay for Carnegie and Minet libraries bills three times over" - councillor Green party Cllr Scott Ainslie has criticised Lambeth council’s decision to spend £3 million on their internal PR agency Lambeth Communications calling their decision “shocking” and “a slap in the face for … Continue reading COUNCIL SLAMMED OVER £3 MILLION PUBLIC RELATIONS SPREE – “Money would pay for Carnegie and Minet libraries bills three times over” – councillor
Election countdown wk 28 & this is Rae. She misses @CarnegieLib because "a writer's life is solitary...I relied on it for human interaction". And Eleanor @ellymitchiner retweeted Emma Smith: I pass my library every day of the week. The doors are always closed because @lambeth_council didn't think we needed it #librariesweek NEW INTERIM LAMBETH CHIEF … Continue reading LAMBETHWATCH: NEW INTERIM LAMBETH CHIEF EXECUTIVE IS ANDREW TRAVERS – BUT WHICH ANDREW TRAVERS??????
Outside the Carnegie library Herne Hill. Defend the Ten Tweeted: 29 weeks till election day and we meet Ceres (retired teacher) and Bernard (actor and photographer, 84). Both had used @CarnegieLib since 1971. And sarabredemear @sarabredemear Tweeted: Ruskin Readers: One of the groups @LambethLabour evicted with no warning from @CarnegieLib. Because they had no idea what … Continue reading WHY THE CARNEGIE COMMUNITY TRUST GOT ALMOST £40,000 FOR THE LIBRARY
Defend The Ten @defendtheten tweeted: Election countdown wk 30 & we meet Winsome. Her family used @CarnegieLib for 10 yrs; her grandson Marc (8) got his 1st library card there. Winsome says "Carnegie Library means special times with my daughter and grandson". A librarian helped Marc join the library. Winsome's family miss their library visits and … Continue reading “COUNCIL SHOULD PAY RENT FOR LIBRARY GYM IF GREENWICH LEISURE DON’T” SAY LABOUR-DOMINATED GROUP (and there’s no planning permission to let business users back in)
31 WEEKS TO GO TO NEXT YEAR'S COUNCIL ELECTIONS Defend The Ten @defendtheten Tweeted: "31 wks to go in our election countdown & we meet Brenda. "She is 88 & had used @CarnegieLib since 1967. "She misses it very, very much! "In 1999 Brenda helped found @FrndsofCarnegie when the council planned to redevelop the site. "18 years … Continue reading LAMBETHWATCH: "WE'VE NOT BEEN INVOLVED WITH THE MINET FOR OVER A YEAR" SAY GREENWICH LEISURE (AND A NEW TOWN HALL QUESTION ANSWERED)
CARNEGIE COMMUNITY TRUST CRITICISE NEWS FROM CRYSTAL PALACE The secretive Carnegie Community Trust have criticised News From Crystal Palace in a lengthy statement which covers just over five A4-sized pages on their website. Written by one of the self-elected trustees, Phil Isaac, the part which criticises us says: 1. The Genesis of the Project … Continue reading CARNEGIE COMMUNITY TRUST CRITICISE NEWS FROM CRYSTAL PALACE
Defend The Ten @defendtheten ask: Were they pushing against themselves? This amazing piece of tripe has gone through some doors - but not all - in the Herne Hill area. As regular readers will know it's the Friends of Carnegie Library, the Friends of Lambeth Libraries, Defend the Ten, library users, library supporters - … Continue reading YOU COULDN'T MAKE IT UP……….FAKE LIBRARY NEWS FROM LAMBETH LABOUR
GRANT-AIDED INCOME FOR CARNEGIE LIBRARY? Lambeth council have come up with a stunning new wheeze to fund Carnegie library at Herne Hill: GRANT-AIDED INCOME!!!! (For the benefit of new readers - Welcome- Lambeth council cannot afford to fund Carnegie library so they have allowed Greenwich Leisure to build a gym in the library's basement - … Continue reading GRANT-AIDED INCOME FOR CARNEGIE LIBRARY?
LAMBETHWATCH: "WITH A LIBRARY AT ITS HEART" / LAMBETH COUNCIL PEER REVIEW Last November Bruno Combelles made a Freedom of Information request to Lambeth council regarding the Carnegie library, Herne Hill. He asked: "Can you provide the amounts paid (including donations and support in kind such as training) to each community group, The Carnegie … Continue reading LAMBETHWATCH: “WITH A LIBRARY AT ITS HEART” / LAMBETH COUNCIL PEER REVIEW
LOONY LAMBETH FOUR LABOUR-DOMINATED GROUP GET CONTROL OF CARNEGIE LIBRARY HERNE HILL Lambeth council have agreed to give control of the Carnegie library, Herne Hill to a secret self-elected group of five which includes two former Lambeth Labour councillors and the life partner of a former Lambeth Labolur council leader. The decision to hand over … Continue reading LOONY LAMBETH FOUR: LABOUR-DOMINATED GROUP GET CONTROL OF CARNEGIE LIBRARY HERNE HILL