COUNCIL SLAMMED OVER £3 MILLION PUBLIC RELATIONS SPREE – “Money would pay for Carnegie and Minet libraries bills three times over” – councillor

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

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LAMBETHWATCH: NEW INTERIM LAMBETH CHIEF EXECUTIVE IS ANDREW TRAVERS – BUT WHICH ANDREW TRAVERS??????

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??????

WHY THE CARNEGIE COMMUNITY TRUST GOT ALMOST £40,000 FOR THE LIBRARY

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

“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)

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)

LAMBETHWATCH: "WE'VE NOT BEEN INVOLVED WITH THE MINET FOR OVER A YEAR" SAY GREENWICH LEISURE  (AND A NEW TOWN HALL QUESTION ANSWERED)

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

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

YOU COULDN'T MAKE IT UP……….FAKE LIBRARY NEWS FROM LAMBETH LABOUR

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?

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

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

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