Tag: carnegie library

Probe council’s financial affairs, former Labour councillors urge government

Two former Lambeth Labour councillors have called on central government to appoint commissioners to investigate the council’s “failure to conduct its financial affairs in...

Carnegie Library ‘on the national agenda’

A committee of MPs has replied to a report of the way that Lambeth council is handling the future of the Carnegie library in...

Greens say local issues led to poll breakthrough

Tevye Markson talks to Becca Thackray who was victorious in Herne Hill as the Green party won five councillors on Lambeth council to become...

Carnegie Blues – and it’s not just the cold

Writer Rae Stoltenkamp on returning to the re-opened Carnegie library near her home in Herne Hill I’ve been avoiding Carnegie Library since Lambeth council announced...

Council reported to MPs over Carnegie library

  Two former leaders of the organisation chosen by Lambeth council to take over and run the Carnegie library building for the community have reported...

Carnegie library opens some of its doors again

The Carnegie library building in Herne Hill was partially re-opened this afternoon (15 February) as work to excavate its basement continued. Protesters from the Defend...

Council leader Lib Peck urged to ‘stand aside’ as Carnegie trust...

    The chair and secretary of the Carnegie Community Trust (CCT) – the body chosen by Lambeth council to be part of its redevelopment of...

Carnegie library trust tells council gym deal must change

The trust negotiating with Lambeth council to take over the assets of the Carnegie library in Herne Hill has said that there must be...

Carnegie library candlelight protest

Library campaigners and local residents will stage a candle-lit procession to the closed Carnegie library in Herne Hill tonight (31 August), starting at 8.30pm...

Carnegie trust accuses council of ‘political expediency’

Lambeth council’s preferred “community partner” to take over Herne Hill’s Carnegie library has accused the council of “political expediency” in a bid to get...

Successful Carnegie library bidder still opposes gym

The organisation selected by Lambeth council to take community ownership of the Carnegie library in Herne Hill says that alterations being made to it...

Campaigners accuse council of financial mismanagement

  Lambeth council’s “new town hall” project in Brixton, the Cressingham Gardens estate it plans to demolish and rebuild, and the Carnegie library are at...

Carnegie excavation to start with GLL deal still to be finalised

Lambeth council is about to award a £1 million-plus contract to excavate the basement of the Carnegie library in Herne Hill while agreement on...

Library protesters rally against council’s ‘April fools’

South London celebs including authors Stella Duffy, Toby Litt and Barbara Ellis along with broadcaster Jeremy Hardy joined an April Fools’ Day protest at...

Campaigners question council libraries decisions

Library campaigners have suggested that Lambeth council may have rejected an alternative plan for its libraries because it was already in advanced negotiations over...

Ruskin Readers’ search for new home

Stephen Blanchard traces Ruskin Readers’ search for a new home Adults with literacy issues can be a hidden minority in Lambeth. People may struggle to...