Tag: Friends of Lambeth Libraries

Library campaigners summon ghosts of Carnegie past

The future of Herne Hill's Carnegie library continues to provoke controversy as local residents contest its future. Campaigners will tomorrow (9 July) mark with a...

Library campaigners protest at the Rec

Lambeth library campaigners protested outside Brixton Rec this evening to demand answers on the future of borough libraries from both Lambeth council and its leisure provider...

Council leader Peck hits back at library claims

Lambeth council leader Lib Peck has hit back at library campaigners who accused the council of wasting thousands of pounds on security for the...

Libraries, Cressingham campaigners join forces

Opponents of two controversial Lambeth council plans to deal with massive government cuts to its funding will join forces today (21 March) to protest...

New strike over library plans

Library campaigners and unions representing library staff are continuing their fight against Lambeth council’s plans for its libraries. Members of the trade union Unison are...

Celebs join library demo as judicial review looms

Local notables Jay Rayner and Will Self joined 500 Lambeth residents in the rain on Saturday to defend Lambeth’s libraries. Campaigners, boosted by the turnout,...

Hundreds protest over libraries plan

Hundreds of people gathered in Windrush Square on Saturday for a march to protest at Lambeth council’s plans for its libraries. Laura Swaffield, chair of...

Council to push on with library plans

Lambeth council has revealed minor changes to plans for its 10 libraries, which had included turning three of them into gyms, the day before opponents...

Union to consult all Lambeth members over library strike

The Lambeth branch of the trade union Unison is to ballot all its members in the borough to discover if they would be willing...

Campaigners draw up battle plans for National Libraries Day

The campaign against closure of Lambeth’s libraries met last night in Brixton’s Tate Library to plan the battle for the nine weeks ahead before...

Another Labour group falls out of line on Lambeth libraries

  Another local Labour Party organisation has come out against Lambeth council’s plans for its libraries and backed an alternative plan written by its head of...

Library plan can save service, say supporters

Friends of Lambeth Libraries have published the much anticipated proposals by Susanna Barnes, the head of Lambeth’s library service, for an alternative approach to...

New court battle looms for council

Lambeth council faces another embarrassing court case as library campaigners plan to seek a judicial review of its decision-making and consultation of residents. The High...

Library campaigners on camera

https://youtu.be/cxjqxy9-V38 Brixton Blog journalist Helen Reid has created a short video in which users of Lambeth libraries and the people campaigning to keep all of...

Fury over Lambeth libraries vote

By Alan Slingsby and Mark Wadie Library campaigners launched a bitter attack on Lambeth Labour councillors yesterday as a full meeting of the council backed...

No gyms, Jim! say protesters

Lambeth council’s cabinet committee last night voted through its controversial plans to put gyms in libraries amid rowdy scenes as protesters were locked out of...

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