Discussion in 'Brixton' started by save_r_library, Nov 4, 2015.
So the fella was telling me fibs when he told me there aren't any librarians at Carnegie
Pop up event this Saturday:
Carnegie Library pop up event celebrates the 400th anniversary of William Shakespeare’s death, Sat 23rd April
Brixton Society described the event Locked out Carnegie Library celebrates Shakespeare - outside
Rachel Heywood did a sonnet. The picture was at the end of the event when people had started to disperse.
Good turn out to support Cllr Heywood tonight
In photos: Lambeth housing and library campaigners come out in support of Councillor Rachel Heywood
Following on from the last photo, it would be interesting if Rachel were to defect to the Greens. They would then have 2 councillors and legally constitute a "Group" with the right to admin support and other privileges.
I doubt Labour would want that though - always better to have your dissent inside the tent pissing out as it were.
I had Jim Dickson knocking on my door last night asking for votes, the cheeky bugger. I wish I had this at hand. And a broom.
We had two of our local councillors, plus two Labour Party activists a-knocking at the weekend. When I said "not interested", they asked "aren't you going to vote, then?", to which I replied "of course, but not for you".
I was knocked up as well by a Labour door stepper.
They asked if they could rely upon my vote.
I explained that it would be a little awkward, seeing as though the local Progress lot kicked me out of the party
I hope that they looked suitably embarrassed!
Here's the fascinating thoughts of @RezinaChowdhury, Labour Councillor in Lambeth for Streatham Hill Ward.
Here's what happened earlier: Lambeth Full Council meeting ends in farce as residents are prevented from having say over library closures
Remember Cllr Alex Bigham trying to ridicule the Carnegie Library occupiers because they were drinking wine?
Well, here's the library closers experiencing their very own class struggle.
It's come to something when the Labour councillors start mocking the people.
From the Observer today:
Council closed libraries to cut costs, then spent more to guard them
I have friend who was wondering where in the Observer the article was.
I read your link (with approval).
He however has the paper couldn't find it - and wanted to keep the cutting.
Can you help on page number?
It's been posted on Buzz too, and got quite a lot of attention
Freedom of Information Request shows library closures costing Lambeth Council three times more than it would to keep them open
I'm not sure it was in the paper version - the Guardian and the Observer have a lot of articles which are web-only.
The journalist (Peter Walker) lives in Crystal Palace and is good on local issues.
just following their auld leader
If Alex Bigham was PR consultant for Ark Academies is this the application of his professional work-style to council matters?
As for Rezina - she seems to be saying defending libraries is a race issue (i.e. white people promoting their own selfish ends) the same white people as she considers disrespected a dead councillor. This is deluded and paranoid thinking. I believe they call it "shroud waving"
Meanwhile, on a lighter note, for anyone under 90 who's interested Monty Python had a sketch on rescuing put-downs by turning them into compliments:
Anyone going to this?
I would go with a couple of bottles to swig, but don't want to upset the vicar.
Be interesting to see if libraries (and Central Hill regeneration) come up.
Interesting to see the Brixton Blog offering an uncritical and entirely pro-Council leader Peck piece:
Council leader Peck hits back at library claims - Brixton Blog
It was nice to see my pics at this:
Radical Libraries: Carnegie campaigners feature in photo exhibition at Rich Mix, Bethnal Green, E1
Good turn out:
In photos: big crowds turn out to support Rachel Heywood before Lambeth meeting
Come to a public exhibition on the future of Carnegie Library
Thank you for posting. Otherwise wouldn't have known.
I also welcome the opportunity of viewing the inside of St Saviour's Church without the risk of being cajoled into a men's prayer meeting (it being of the Evangelical persuasion).
I know it as a polling station. In fact come to think of it, I'll be in there voting on the day after the abovementioned exhibition.
Buzzed. Who's going? Lambeth invites locals to an exhibition on the future of the Carnegie Library, 21/22 June
i can reveal the future the council wish to see
They want to see all persons on site wearing suitable PPE?
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