Here is the latest official version of what is happening in Lambeth's libraries. (Cynics will note that the libraries with a reduced service appear further down the list - Ed.) Brixton – fully maintained service with existing opening hours. Streatham – newly expanded and refurbished in 2014, will maintain full service with existing opening hours. … Continue reading WHAT’S HAPPENING IN LAMBETH LIBRARIES – 2018 VERSION
From Defend the Ten: Last August, Defend the 10 sat in at Waterloo library, then the only one of the new-style small-scale barely-staffed 'neighbourhood libraries' hailed by the council as great success. With our observers monitoring the use of Waterloo library for a week, we were able to tell a very different story: http://defendthe10-lambeth.org.uk/2018/04/17/report-on-waterloooasis Now … Continue reading IF LIB PECK EVER WANTED PROOF THAT THERE ARE TWO TYPES OF LIBRARIES IN LAMBETH SHE SHOULD READ THIS……
Peoples Audit @PeoplesAudit Tweeted: Case study in the importance of #transparency: former Lambeth CEO agreed library 'healthy living centre' idea in principle at a private meeting months before public consultation for Culture 2020 - Carnegie Library works alone now expected to cost c.£3m.
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
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)
LAMBETH COUNCIL "AGREED £7 MILLION FEE REDUCTION WITH GREENWICH LEISURE" OVER CONTROVERSIAL LIBRARIES PLANS – "Sponsorship of Black Cultural Archives was contingent upon deal" SENSATIONAL CLAIMS that Lambeth council agreed a £7 million fee reduction over its libraries deal with Greenwich Leisure – rather than a ‘one-off’ payment of £1 million - are made in … Continue reading LAMBETH COUNCIL "AGREED £7 MILLION FEE REDUCTION WITH GREENWICH LEISURE" OVER CONTROVERSIAL LIBRARIES PLANS – "Sponsorship of Black Cultural Archives was contingent upon deal"
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