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

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LAMBETHWATCH – 16 WEEKS TO GO AND LAMBETH’S LIBRARIES START ‘RE-OPENING’.

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’.

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

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)

SUMMER LIBRARY AT MINET / NEW FOOD WASTE BINS FOR LEWISHAM

SUMMER LIBRARY AT MINET During August and September, a temporary library service will open alongside the current Lambeth Archives Service at the Minet library building. This will be focused on providing activities for children during the school holidays, with the Summer Reading Scheme and weekly under-5s sessions. There will also be a self-service book lending … Continue reading SUMMER LIBRARY AT MINET / NEW FOOD WASTE BINS FOR LEWISHAM

People’s Audit – Four LIBRARIES: GREENWICH LEISURE GETS £1 MILLION REDUCTION IN ITS MANAGEMENT FEE AFTER OFFERING TO RUN TWO LIBRARIES AS ‘HEALTHY LIVING CENTRES’ – "There is no such thing as a free lunch"

People's Audit - Four LIBRARIES: GREENWICH LEISURE GETS £1 MILLION REDUCTION IN ITS MANAGEMENT FEE AFTER OFFERING TO RUN TWO LIBRARIES AS 'HEALTHY LIVING CENTRES' - "There is no such thing as a free lunch" Evidence of a behind-the-scenes agreement by Greenwich Leisure to reduce its fee to Lambeth by £1 MILLION ANNUALLY if Lambeth … Continue reading People’s Audit – Four LIBRARIES: GREENWICH LEISURE GETS £1 MILLION REDUCTION IN ITS MANAGEMENT FEE AFTER OFFERING TO RUN TWO LIBRARIES AS ‘HEALTHY LIVING CENTRES’ – "There is no such thing as a free lunch"

People’s Audit Ten – ROLE OF THE EXTERNAL AUDITORS: "RIGHT FOM THE START WE FELT THE COUNCIL’S EXTERNAL AUDITORS WERE NOT TAKING OUR OBJECTIONS SERIOUSLY"

People's Audit Ten - ROLE OF THE EXTERNAL AUDITORS: "RIGHT FOM THE START WE FELT THE COUNCIL'S EXTERNAL AUDITORS WERE NOT TAKING OUR OBJECTIONS SERIOUSLY" It appears that the evidence of serious failings in Lambeth’s financial management was not picked up by the external auditor. Indeed, Lambeth admitted to us that one member of the … Continue reading People’s Audit Ten – ROLE OF THE EXTERNAL AUDITORS: "RIGHT FOM THE START WE FELT THE COUNCIL’S EXTERNAL AUDITORS WERE NOT TAKING OUR OBJECTIONS SERIOUSLY"

CARNEGIE LIBRARY – WHAT THE HELL IS GOING ON? WILL THERE BE A GYM IN THE LIBRARY AS WELL?

CARNEGIE LIBRARY - WHAT THE HELL IS GOING ON? WILL THERE BE A GYM IN THE LIBRARY AS WELL? Lambeth council are set to award a contract for work on turning the basement of the Carnegie library in Herne Hill into a gym - work which will cost around a staggering £1.25 MILLION. But library … Continue reading CARNEGIE LIBRARY – WHAT THE HELL IS GOING ON? WILL THERE BE A GYM IN THE LIBRARY AS WELL?

Loony Lambeth – Two: GYMS IN LIBRARIES DEALS NOT YET SIGNED?

Loony Lambeth - Two: GYMS IN LIBRARIES DEALS NOT YET SIGNED? Contracts to install gyms in the Carnegie library at Herne Hill and the Minet library in Knatchbull Road SE5 don't appear to have been signed - but answers from Lambeth council on both issues this week are as clear as mud. Both libraries have … Continue reading Loony Lambeth – Two: GYMS IN LIBRARIES DEALS NOT YET SIGNED?

CARNEGIE LIBRARY: INDEPENDENT PANEL NAMED – BUT THERE'S A CATCH…..Public meeting tonight (Tuesday)

CARNEGIE LIBRARY INDEPENDENT PANEL MEMBERS NAMED (but there's a catch....) The four people on the independent assessment panel set to decide which of two groups gets to take over the running of the Carnegie library, Herne Hill have now been named following a Freedom of Information request. The three - all of whom are Lambeth … Continue reading CARNEGIE LIBRARY: INDEPENDENT PANEL NAMED – BUT THERE'S A CATCH…..Public meeting tonight (Tuesday)