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

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WHAT IS HAPPENING TO LAMBETH LIBRARIES? MARCH 2016

Back in March 2016 Lambeth council issued an information / disinformation piece headed: "What is happening to Lambeth libraries.?" At the time News From Crystal Palace wrote a spoof version of it. We thought we'd posted it. Here, better late than never, - and updated - is the UNOFFICIAL version. What is happening to Lambeth … Continue reading WHAT IS HAPPENING TO LAMBETH LIBRARIES? MARCH 2016

WHAT’S HAPPENING IN LAMBETH LIBRARIES – 2018 VERSION

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

DAMNING REPORT ON WATERLOO LIBRARY

Campaigners have slammed Waterloo library as "the worst performing library in the borough" of Lambeth. In a brief but damning report Defend the Ten campaigners say Waterloo: is invisible at the back of the first floor of the building where it is currently housed feels bleak and impersonal is very cramped and noisy is hard … Continue reading DAMNING REPORT ON WATERLOO LIBRARY

CARNEGIE LIBRARY ‘RE-OPENS’ – 100 people attend including two Lambeth councillors (but not the Herne Hill ones)  

News From Crystal Palace does not normally condone vandalism like this. But given what many people feel is the vandalism of much of the borough's library service by Lambeth Labour....... One hundred people attended the 're-opening' of the Carnegie library at Herne Hill - but the three Herne Hill ward councillors and the three members … Continue reading CARNEGIE LIBRARY ‘RE-OPENS’ – 100 people attend including two Lambeth councillors (but not the Herne Hill ones)  

TWO LIBRARIES IN LAMBETH BEING FUNDED ON A ‘MONTH BY MONTH’ BASIS – from OUTSIDE the council’s libraries budget, say campaigners

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