OTHER POINTS FROM THE PEOPLE'S AUDIT REPORT

OTHER POINTS FROM THE PEOPLE'S AUDIT REPORT Culture 2020 caused uproar Culture 2020 was hugely controversial from the start - not least as an alternative plan which kept all 10 of Lambeth’s libraries open whilst making the required savings was presented by Lambeth’s head of libraries, Susanna Barnes. It was rejected on the grounds that … Continue reading OTHER POINTS FROM THE PEOPLE'S AUDIT REPORT

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BACKGROUND HISTORY TO LATEST LIBRARIES CAMPAIGNS

BACKGROUND HISTORY TO LATEST LIBRARIES CAMPAIGNS Libraries closed Only in Lambeth, it seems, is the word ‘library’ usually followed by ‘controversy’.  Ever since demonstrators occupied Herne Hill’s Carnegie library for several days in April 2016, libraries have been a politically charged topic in the borough. At the time of writing, the borough’s Carnegie and Minet … Continue reading BACKGROUND HISTORY TO LATEST LIBRARIES CAMPAIGNS