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

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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

LAMBETHWATCH: SO….LOCAL ELECTIONS ARE ABOUT BREXIT – NOT LIBRARIES, DEMOLISHING COUNCIL ESTATES, WASTING MILLIONS ON CONSULTANTS?…JUST FANCY THAT!*

From Lambeth Labour Party Twitter: Also from Lambeth Labour Party Twitter: Mohammed Seedat‏ @moseeds (Labour Cllr and Streatham Wells ward candidate - Ed.) No policies in Lambeth from the Tories, Lib Dems or Greens. All 3 parties the same shade of 'do-nothing anti-everything', all varying shades of conservative. Only @LambethLabour has put forward actual progressive policies for … Continue reading LAMBETHWATCH: SO….LOCAL ELECTIONS ARE ABOUT BREXIT – NOT LIBRARIES, DEMOLISHING COUNCIL ESTATES, WASTING MILLIONS ON CONSULTANTS?…JUST FANCY THAT!*

LAMBETHWATCH: SIGN OF THE TIMES; THE CASE OF THE VANISHING LIBRARIES – AND PAPER CANDIDATES

NOT LISTENING...... This sign has appeared outside a house in Herne Hill. Defend The Ten Retweeted Gaby Gassner‏ @GassnerDesign Pretty damning poster. It's sadly so true as I can confirm as long-suffering resident. THE CASE OF THE VANISHING LIBRARIES   IS IT GOING TO GET DIRTY IN LAMBETH'S MAY ELECTIONS?: PAPER CANDIDATES Vauxhall Labour‏ @VauxhallLabour posted … Continue reading LAMBETHWATCH: SIGN OF THE TIMES; THE CASE OF THE VANISHING LIBRARIES – AND PAPER CANDIDATES

CARNEGIE LIBRARY: “THERE HAS TO BE A SOLUTION WHERE THE COUNCIL ENGAGES WITH THE LOCAL COMMUNITY” – TIM BRIGGS /  ‘COUNCIL KNOWS BEST’ ATTITUDE HAS TO STOP – HERNE HILL GREEN PARTY

News From Crystal Palace approached both Cllr Tim Briggs, Conservative opposition leader on Lambeth council, and Herne Hill Green party for their reactions to the latest revelations surrounding the Carnegie library Herne Hill. From Tim Briggs: "Labour's way of doing these things follows a pattern. "They do something underhand and their attitude is - 'we've … Continue reading CARNEGIE LIBRARY: “THERE HAS TO BE A SOLUTION WHERE THE COUNCIL ENGAGES WITH THE LOCAL COMMUNITY” – TIM BRIGGS /  ‘COUNCIL KNOWS BEST’ ATTITUDE HAS TO STOP – HERNE HILL GREEN PARTY

LIBRARIES: COUNCILLORS AND CANDIDATES SIGN THE PLEDGE  

Lambeth councillors Scott Ainslie (Green) and Rachel Heywood (Ind Lab) were among the first to sign Defend the Ten's libraries pledge at the Carnegie library, Herne Hill on Tuesday. The occasion was a mini-rally outside the library on Herne Hill to celebrate the second anniversary of the library's occupation and to gain support for the … Continue reading LIBRARIES: COUNCILLORS AND CANDIDATES SIGN THE PLEDGE  

LAMBETHWATCH: “ONLY SOMEONE VERY BAD AT MATHS COULD CLAIM THIS ONE ADDS UP” – AUTHOR’S LATEST BLAST OVER CARNEGIE Plus: ‘Vote Library’ – council officers report ‘vetted’ and there’s an occupation anniversary demo planned

Six weeks to go: Author Stella Duffy outside the Carnegie From Defend The Ten‏ @defendtheten Only 6 weeks till the May 3 local election and we are joined by the AMAZING @stellduffy, award winning author, co-founder of Fun Palaces and all round good egg. Of the new temporary ‘library’ Stella says: "I’m stunned it is … Continue reading LAMBETHWATCH: “ONLY SOMEONE VERY BAD AT MATHS COULD CLAIM THIS ONE ADDS UP” – AUTHOR’S LATEST BLAST OVER CARNEGIE Plus: ‘Vote Library’ – council officers report ‘vetted’ and there’s an occupation anniversary demo planned