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Save Lambeth Libraries and the Carnegie Library occupation

Discussion in 'Brixton' started by save_r_library, Nov 4, 2015.

  1. save_r_library

    save_r_library New Member

    Lambeth plans to "decommission" five of our local Libraries. Join the march to save them.

    We will be marching from Brixton Library to Tate South Lambeth Library where the Cabinet Member Jane Edbrooke responsible for the proposals will be holding her surgery. As Tate South Lambeth is to be turned into a gym we will be holding a keep fit class at the Library in Jane Edbrooke's honour. Dig out your PE kit and come along!

    The demonstration will start in Windrush Square outside Brixton Library at 10.30am, on Saturday 7 November.

    Please share as widely as possible. The facebook link is below.

    March to Save the Libraries | Facebook

    Also could anyone on here ask Brixton Blog to advertise this?

    Can people start getting this out on Twitter?
     
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  2. SpamMisery

    SpamMisery I bet you think this tagline's about you?

    Email contact details here Contact
     
  3. Greebo

    Greebo 'scuse me, Mrs May, can I have my country back? R.I.P.

    Have you contacted Brixton Buzz (button at the top of the page) yet?
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  4. Tricky Skills

    Tricky Skills I demand tea - NOW!

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  5. Tricky Skills

    Tricky Skills I demand tea - NOW!

    Some photos, video and audio from this morning.

    Around 600 people made the march - not bad for a miserable South London morning. Cllr Edbrooke stayed inside the building rather than address the crowd. She did make herself available though inside to answer any concerns.

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  6. boohoo

    boohoo Part-time Cat

    Did anyone from urban make it? What a great turnout and so many people with small children braving it in the rain. Good to see people from other campaigns there too.
     
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  7. Biddlybee

    Biddlybee making knots with sticks

    We made placards, but I couldn't brave it in that rain with a temperamental toddler.
     
  8. boohoo

    boohoo Part-time Cat

    Chloe was hiding in the buggy. It was very wet. I'm surprised we lasted the whole route! Hopefully the next one will be dry. x
     
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  9. CH1

    CH1 "Red Guard"(NLYL)

    I went along - but only from Brixton to Stockwell. Seemed a very good turnout considering it was quite rainy - though almost tropically warm rain fortunately.

    I collected some eccentric flyers not strictly related to the issue in hand. It reminded me of the good old days really when demos in Lambeth were genteel weekly affairs.
     
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  10. boohoo

    boohoo Part-time Cat

    Sorry to have missed you! it was lots of umbrellas and anoraks, banners and placards mixed with rain to create low visiability!

    Yes, i got a batch of leaflets that got soaked and ended up in the bin. :(

    Will you be going to the demo on Tuesday?
     
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  11. Ms T

    Ms T Honey-coloured ramparts

    That sign on the greyhound is genius!
     
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  12. CH1

    CH1 "Red Guard"(NLYL)

    Can't I'm afraid - I had already booked onto this Shostakovich lecture at the Russian archive place in Brixton Road
    Tuesday 10 November, 19.00
    Illustrated Lecture: Dr Lidia Ader on How to Become a Genius? The Case of Dmitri Shostakovich
     
  13. Tropi

    Tropi Well-Known Member

  14. Tropi

    Tropi Well-Known Member

    Lobby the council meeting. Please, come and be counted!
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  15. Tropi

    Tropi Well-Known Member

    I went to the meeting on Wednesday but wasn't allowed in. The kind lady at the door told us: 'all the seats are taken and I don't want anybody standing up.' I thanked her for looking after my knees. A fellow that was also outside and is against the garden bridge money drain project was distributing this poster:
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  16. CH1

    CH1 "Red Guard"(NLYL)

    How are things now?

    I note from City AM that Ladybird books are back in fashion. Maybe the libraries need to purchase a couple of locally relevant titles?
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  17. editor

    editor Taffus Maximus

  18. Tropi

    Tropi Well-Known Member

    I can't make it on Wed but I hope the councilors get the message before people have to shout 'shame on you!'
     
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  19. CH1

    CH1 "Red Guard"(NLYL)

    Sorry not to have been to the council meeting - but I did happen to switch on the London Live (channel 8) news about 6.35 pm and Laura Swaffield of Save Lambeth Libraries was giving an excellent interview outside the school where the meeting was due to happen.

    According to the TV reporter no councillor was willing to come on and give the official line. These Co=op Labour councillors are a spineless lot aren't they. I feel tempted to dip into my newly discovered volume called "Economic Problems of Socialism in the USSR" by JV Stalin. Must be the real business as each mention of the name of Stalin is printed in RED a bit like a Schofield Bible - for those of a fundamentalist disposition.
     
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  20. CH1

    CH1 "Red Guard"(NLYL)

    Save Lambeth Libraries have some suggested reading: It’s not just David Cameron who has no idea how deep his cuts go: It's also the people behind the decisions to close libraries

    Buried in the article more than half way through is a suggestion that Jane Edbrooke formerly worked for the private healthcare organisation Nuffield, which came to a convenient arrangement with Greenwich Leisure regarding managing gyms.

    I don't think Unison are suggesting that Cllr (Ms at the time) Edbrooke was responsible for this tie-up between her private hospital and fitness centre employer and Greenwich Leisure in 2011.

    Just that if you move in the environment of private healthcare, and see strategic advantages in your employer becoming allied to Greenwhich Leisure, what could be more natural than to apply the same principles to Lambeth?

    After all it is well know that Lambeth Labour has been captured by the privatising hipster loving property investing set. How awfully jolly hockey sticks to get round the library "problem" with the help of one's old business associate?
     
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  21. CH1

    CH1 "Red Guard"(NLYL)

    Its getting personal
     
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    My friend wrote this:

     
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