LAMBETH’S LATEST FREEDOM OF INFORMATION WHEEZE: “WE DON’T HAVE THIS INFORMATION”

...which is rather strange because...   On May 3 2018 News From Crystal Palace ran a short piece headlined: LAMBETHWATCH: HEALTHY LIVING CENTRES MOVE AGREED ‘IN PRINCIPLE’ MONTHS BEFORE CULTURE 2020 SAY PEOPLE’S AUDIT The story, which accompanied the image above, read: Peoples Audit‏ @PeoplesAudit Tweeted: Case study in the importance of #transparency: former Lambeth … Continue reading LAMBETH’S LATEST FREEDOM OF INFORMATION WHEEZE: “WE DON’T HAVE THIS INFORMATION”

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LAMBETH COUNCIL TO SPEND AN EXTRA £1,073,000 ON CARNEGIE ‘BUILDING’ (but without the roof terrace…)

Lambeth council are set to spend a further £1,073,000 on the Carnegie 'building' at Herne Hill. The proposed move is the latest example in a long, long list of Lambeth's 'money pit' spending in yet another 'delegated decision' report by cabinet members and / or council officers without it having to go to ANY council … Continue reading LAMBETH COUNCIL TO SPEND AN EXTRA £1,073,000 ON CARNEGIE ‘BUILDING’ (but without the roof terrace…)

“LIBRARY CUSTODIANS IGNORE CARNEGIE’S PROMISE” – SOCIAL MEDIA OUTRAGE OVER LAMBETH’S LATEST MOVES ON CARNEGIE ‘BUILDING’

News of Lambeth Labour's latest plans for the Carnegie were revealed on the Brixton Buzz website on Friday and provoked  immediate outrage: Friends of Carnegie‏ @FrndsofCarnegie Jun 9 Andrew Carnegie agreed to fund building the library on Lambeth's assurance they would maintain it through the local rates & there was "no fear the library would be starved". … Continue reading “LIBRARY CUSTODIANS IGNORE CARNEGIE’S PROMISE” – SOCIAL MEDIA OUTRAGE OVER LAMBETH’S LATEST MOVES ON CARNEGIE ‘BUILDING’

DAMNING REPORT ON WATERLOO LIBRARY

Campaigners have slammed Waterloo library as "the worst performing library in the borough" of Lambeth. In a brief but damning report Defend the Ten campaigners say Waterloo: is invisible at the back of the first floor of the building where it is currently housed feels bleak and impersonal is very cramped and noisy is hard … Continue reading DAMNING REPORT ON WATERLOO LIBRARY

….AND HOW LAMBETH LABOUR LITERALLY COOKED THE BOOKS

A claim by Herne Hill Labour in an election leaflet that last year Lambeth "issued more items in our libraries than ever before” is... pure fiction. Libraries campaigner Aran Lewis made a Freedom of Information Act request to Lambeth council for figures for loans of library stock back on April 3rd and was supposed to … Continue reading ….AND HOW LAMBETH LABOUR LITERALLY COOKED THE BOOKS

LAMBETHWATCH: ANOTHER NAIL IN LAMBETH’S DEMOCRACY COFFIN

If the protesters from Shirley Oaks had stayed quiet in the gallery then other members of the public attending last night's meeting would have been able to stay and learn of the latest Lambeth Labour ruse to limit criticism by opposition councillors - rather than having to read it here or on other news sites … Continue reading LAMBETHWATCH: ANOTHER NAIL IN LAMBETH’S DEMOCRACY COFFIN

CITYREAD 2018 – BRINGING THE CAPITAL TOGETHER

Every year, Lambeth Libraries take part in the month-long Cityread project. More than 30,000 Londoners are connected through reading the same book and sharing stories about the city we all call home. Alongside our month-long Lambeth Readers and Writers festival, it’s another way to get people  talking about books, stories, and our city. Every year, … Continue reading CITYREAD 2018 – BRINGING THE CAPITAL TOGETHER

LAMBETH READERS AND WRITERS FESTIVAL WEEK TWO

Welcome to this year’s Lambeth Readers and Writers Festival – Week Two (7-13 May) Whether you enjoy reading, writing, discussion or simply sitting back and listening, there’s something for you happening in this year’s Lambeth Readers and Writers Festival. Fiction and history, prose and poetry, local writers and international literary superstars – be part of … Continue reading LAMBETH READERS AND WRITERS FESTIVAL WEEK TWO

LAMBETH READERS AND WRITERS FESTIVAL WEEK THREE

Welcome to this year’s Lambeth Readers and Writers Festival – Week Three (14 -20 May) Whether you enjoy reading, writing, discussion or simply sitting back and listening, there’s something for you happening in this year’s Lambeth Readers and Writers Festival. Fiction and history, prose and poetry, local writers and international literary superstars – be part … Continue reading LAMBETH READERS AND WRITERS FESTIVAL WEEK THREE

LAMBETH READERS AND WRITERS FESTIVAL

Welcome to this year’s Lambeth Readers and Writers Festival – Week One (1 May-6 May 2018) Whether you enjoy reading, writing, discussion or simply sitting back and listening, there’s something for you happening in this year’s Lambeth Readers and Writers Festival. Fiction and history, prose and poetry, local writers and international literary superstars – be … Continue reading LAMBETH READERS AND WRITERS FESTIVAL