Tag: Defend the Ten

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...

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...

Cressingham residents march for demolition ballot

More than 70 people yesterday (2 December) marched down Tulse Hill from the Cressingham Gardens estate to protest outside Lambeth Town Hall in Brixton...

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...

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...

Pink protest challenges council

Protesters against Lambeth council policies rallied in Brixton’s Windrush Square today before heading to Clapham Common for a picnic. About 200 people gathered in the...

Come Together hosts campaigners

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vGjSGIiasZI Brixton Come Together at the weekend hosted campaigners as well as stalls, food, drink and music. Patrick Matic (video above) was there to...

Carnegie trust won’t back council library planning application

The Carnegie Community Trust (CCT), one of two organisations bidding to take over the Carnegie library in Herne Hill, has said it cannot support...

Pop up library in the park challenges council’s plans

Local residents kept up their fight to keep the Carnegie library in Herne Hill open as a stand-alone library by mounting a “pop-up” open...

Two months on – thoughts of a Carnegie local

As Lambeth council mounts a brief exhibition about the future of its Carnegie library, Megan Roberts, whose earlier posts on the Blog about Lambeth...

Libraries war of words continues

Lambeth library campaigners have written once again to Lambeth council responding to accusations from council leader Lib Peck that some of their figures were wrong. In...

Rebel libraries councillor speaks out

A Brixton councillor and former Lambeth council cabinet member who broke ranks with the ruling Labour group of the council over its libraries policy...