“CULTURE 2020 A FINANCIAL DISASTER” – Defend the Ten

From Defend the Ten: Here’s a sad story in two simple columns – the disastrous waste of money incurred by the “Culture2020′” plan for libraries. This column shows the annual cost of running 10 well-used libraries in 2014-15. Then came Culture2020…most of the 2014-15 expenditure has carried on. But Culture2020 has added EXTRA costs. For instance, … Continue reading “CULTURE 2020 A FINANCIAL DISASTER” – Defend the Ten

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LIBRARY CAMPAIGNERS TO LOBBY COUNCIL MEETING TONIGHT

Library campaigners are lobbying tonight's full meeting of Lambeth council at the town hall in Brixton (Wednesday). Organisers Defend the Ten say: "Unfortunately the council have refused our (request for a) deputation but we have to keep the pressure up and we will be lobbying them as they arrive. "So far with library staff removed, … Continue reading LIBRARY CAMPAIGNERS TO LOBBY COUNCIL MEETING TONIGHT

LAMBETHWATCH: CARNEGIE LIBRARY AND THE ORGANISATION NOW KNOWN AS……

Back in early April during election Purdah News From Crystal Palace submitted the following question/s to Lambeth council's press office: "I am aware we are in the election Purdah period but is there any official Lambeth council statement on the letter from ex Cllrs Boucher and Taggart to Clive Betts MP as reported on the … Continue reading LAMBETHWATCH: CARNEGIE LIBRARY AND THE ORGANISATION NOW KNOWN AS……

LIBRARY FUNDED FOR NEXT THREE YEARS

Upper Norwood library is being funded for a further three years by Croydon and Lambeth councils. Details of the amounts of funding are not yet available In a statement Upper Norwood Library Trust, which runs the building, said: "This funding will enable us to maintain the library and also continue to evolve it into a … Continue reading LIBRARY FUNDED FOR NEXT THREE YEARS

LAMBETHWATCH – OUTRAGE OVER LAMBETH LABOUR PARTY PIECE ON NATIONAL WEBSITE

SCRATCHCARD WITH A DIFFERENCE (the answers are here!) The scratchcard above is being distributed by Green party canvassers in Gipsy Hill ward. The Green Party chose the Central Hill estate in Lambeth to launch its election campaign today (Thursday) with a promise from co-leader Jonathan Bartley that Green councillors everywhere will fight to defend social … Continue reading LAMBETHWATCH – OUTRAGE OVER LAMBETH LABOUR PARTY PIECE ON NATIONAL WEBSITE

A NEW DAWN FOR CRYSTAL PALACE

A NEW DAWN FOR CRYSTAL PALACE   THIS WEEK could go down in history as being the one which saw a new dawn for the Crystal Palace area. On Tuesday evening Bromley council's executive gave the go ahead for a trust or similar organisation to take over the running of Crystal Palace park - with … Continue reading A NEW DAWN FOR CRYSTAL PALACE

“TIME FOR RESIDENTS OF UPPER NORWOOD TO TAKE LIBRARY TRUST SERIOUSLY”

"TIME FOR RESIDENTS OF UPPER NORWOOD TO TAKE LIBRARY TRUST SERIOUSLY" - Cllr responds to Norwood Society chairman's letter It is time for the residents of Upper Norwood to take the library trust seriously, buckle down and commit to make it a real success, says Croydon council's cabinet member for culture. "It means organisations in … Continue reading “TIME FOR RESIDENTS OF UPPER NORWOOD TO TAKE LIBRARY TRUST SERIOUSLY”

LIBRARY TO OPEN FIVE DAYS A WEEK AGAIN

LIBRARY TO OPEN FIVE DAYS A WEEK AGAIN UPPER NORWOOD LIBRARY is set to open five days a week again. Croydon council, announcing the move in a press statement, said their decision to match-fund Lambeth council's grant to the library on Westow Hill,  "will mean that the library can return to opening five days a … Continue reading LIBRARY TO OPEN FIVE DAYS A WEEK AGAIN

LIBRARY TO GET £47,500 EXTRA FROM CROYDON COUNCIL – Election pledge honoured

LIBRARY TO GET £47,500 EXTRA FROM CROYDON COUNCIL - Election pledge honoured UPPER NORWOOD LIBRARY will get an extra £47,500 from Croydon council, a public meeting heard on Monday night. Cllr Timothy Godfrey, Croydon council's cabinet member for culture, leisure and sport, honouring an election pledge to match fund Lambeth council's contribution to the library, … Continue reading LIBRARY TO GET £47,500 EXTRA FROM CROYDON COUNCIL – Election pledge honoured

LIBRARY MEETING – DO YOU HAVE EXPERIENCE OF RAISING GRANT MONIES?

LIBRARY MEETING - DO YOU HAVE EXPERIENCE OF RAISING GRANT MONIES? - if so, the trustees at Upper Norwood library would love to hear from you. Their request for help came at the public meeting called by the trustees to update the community on the current situation facing Upper Norwood library. (See separate story). The … Continue reading LIBRARY MEETING – DO YOU HAVE EXPERIENCE OF RAISING GRANT MONIES?