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
SATURDAY MARCH 24th URBAN FOOD HEROES AT THE MARKET Crystal Palace food market say they are honoured to be chosen as an Urban Food Hero "using food for good" in this month's Jellied Eel (part of Sustain). Not only has the market been listed but also Patchwork Farm and its stall at the market. Thank … Continue reading EVENTS – PEOPLE’S AUDIT LAMBETH / URBAN FOOD HEROES AT THE MARKET/ CRYSTAL PALACE BUSINESS BAGEL / CRYSTAL PALACE PARK COMMUNITY FORUM /
Author Stella Duffy OBE has slammed Herne Hill Labour party for their "sheer gall" over its latest leaflet on the Carnegie library The leaflet states: “The Herne Hill Labour action team has worked hard alongside local residents to ensure that, despite deep Conservative cuts to the council’s budget, there is a secure long-term future for … Continue reading LAMBETHWATCH – AUTHOR SLAMS LAMBETH LABOUR’S “SHEER GALL” OVER LIBRARY LEAFLET……
The above has been posted on the Defend the Ten Twitter page earlier today. Defend The Ten Retweeted Aran Lewis @aranmlewis 6 hours ago: Lambeth council has confirmed that the fake mini-library due to open in Carnegie on 15th Feb is temporary and will close “on or before 12 February 2019.” After that, an unspecified … Continue reading LAMBETHWATCH – CARNEGIE LIBRARY HERNE HILL RE-OPENS THURSDAY AT 1PM – BUT FOR HOW LONG?
Defend The Ten @defendtheten Jan 21: 14 weeks until the local government elections and we meet Demi (18): "I discovered @CarnegieLib in the way back from school one day. "The lovely building caught my eye and the library itself had a lovely feel to it. I was around 12 at the time and the librarians … Continue reading LAMBETHWATCH – “I NOTICED A LOT OF KIDS DIDN’T KNOW WHAT TO READ SO THE LIBRARIANS HELPED THEM”
BOLD Defend The Ten Retweeted Jo Franklin @JoFranklin2 Jan 14: Anyone in doubt of the value of libraries, pls read this thread. You cannot put a price on this woman’s experience. Maintaining a community has little to do with making money. It is to do with creating opportunities for all to interact and be part of … Continue reading LAMBETHWATCH: “ANYONE IN DOUBT OF THE VALUE OF LIBRARIES, PLEASE READ THIS THREAD…….”
Defend The Ten Retweeted Elia @Bujurra Jan 6 Elia Retweeted MyattsFieldsPark I wonder why all of a sudden...#lambeth libraries are mysteriously re-opening??? @LambethLabour supposedly couldn’t keep them open despite @defendtheten @FrndsofCarnegie protests. Might it be because there is an election soon??? ....AND TALKING OF VOTING: (NOTE: News From Crystal Palace understands the 'opening' was just … Continue reading LAMBETHWATCH – 16 WEEKS TO GO AND LAMBETH’S LIBRARIES START ‘RE-OPENING’.
Defend The Ten Retweeted sarabredemear @sarabredemear Replying to @cllr_andywilson @jwsal @LambethLabour You have said you will open @CarnegieLib shortly before the local elections. That is all. Your colleagues have walked away from you. Your corporate friends will pay no rent for at least 4 years while profiting from a gym you have paid over £1million … Continue reading FROM THE LAMBETH LIBRARY TWITTERSPHERE……(AS LAMBETH LABOUR COUNCILLOR SAYS HE SUPPORTS CORBYN….)*
Two of Lambeth's libraries are being funded from OUTSIDE the council's libraries budget - on a month-by-month basis, say Friends of Carnegie Library. The astonishing claim is that both the Durning library at 167 Kennington Lane, SE11 and Tate South Lambeth library at 180 South Lambeth Rd, Vauxhall, SW8 - two of four libraries which Lambeth wanted to … Continue reading TWO LIBRARIES IN LAMBETH BEING FUNDED ON A ‘MONTH BY MONTH’ BASIS – from OUTSIDE the council’s libraries budget, say campaigners
Defend The Ten @defendtheten Dec 24 EIGHTEEN WEEKS TO GO….(Or: It was Christmas Evening, outside the library.....) On Christmas Eve and with 18 weeks left till the local elections we meet Louise & Steve Martin. Louise (a trained librarian who worked in bibliographic services @CarnegieLib) says "the library has been the centre of our lives … Continue reading EIGHTEEN WEEKS TO GO….(Or: It was Christmas Evening, outside the library…..)