LAMBETHWATCH OPINION:  “WHY DO WE NEVER GET AN ANSWER?”*

LAMBETHWATCH OPINION:  "WHY DO WE NEVER GET AN ANSWER?"* The continuing reluctance of Lambeth council and its Labour councillors to answer - or completely ignore - questions in the forlorn hope said questions will just go away has come back to bite them on their collective backsides this week. Back on July 7th Peoples Audit … Continue reading LAMBETHWATCH OPINION:  “WHY DO WE NEVER GET AN ANSWER?”*

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"SCRAP LIBRARIES DEAL WITH GREENWICH LEISURE" – Green Party call to Lambeth / Public meeting planned by Defend the Ten

"SCRAP LIBRARIES DEAL WITH GREENWICH LEISURE" - Green Party call to Lambeth / Public meeting planned by Defend the Ten The Green Party has called on Lambeth council to scrap its deal with Greenwich Leisure Limited to convert a number of libraries into ‘healthy living centres’. The Green Party urged the council to instead back … Continue reading "SCRAP LIBRARIES DEAL WITH GREENWICH LEISURE" – Green Party call to Lambeth / Public meeting planned by Defend the Ten

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

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