Wednesday February 17th 7pm (doors open at 6.30)
Covent Garden Market Authority’s Helen Evans gives an update on the explosion of activity that is Nine Elms/Vauxhall’s New Covent Garden Market.
This talk is organised by Friends of TSL in cooperation with the Vauxhall Society
Admission free. Refreshments available
On January 27th Lambeth’s Labour councillors – who have an overwhelming majority on the Council – voted yet again to support the library policy set out in the Culture 2020 document.
They approved an amendment, by Councillor Jane Edbrooke, to a motion supporting the mutual trust proposal from the head of Lambeth Libraries, presented by the Green Party councillor, Scott Ainslie. Edbrooke butchered the Ainslie motion, removing both the reference to the “town centre” libraries already being full to capacity and having to turn away people, and the endorsement of the mutual fund proposal that would keep all ten libraries in operation, yet make the savings required by the Council.
During the Council session on January 27th Councillor Edbrooke stated that an independent expert would now evaluate the feasibility of the staff/community mutual fund proposal. That sounds encouraging. Deceptively so. Councillor Edbrooke gave no indication as to how long this evaluation would take. The suspicion of all the library friends groups campaigning to keep a […]
One way of throwing up a roadblock to the disposal of our library building -– which many of us suspect is Lambeth Council’s long-term intention – is to secure listing from the local authority as an Asset of Community Value. On January 13th Friends of TSL won this listing for the Tate South […]
Kate Hoey, MP for Vauxhall, speaks up for Tate South Lambeth’s pioneering services and facilities for the visually impaired, which will be lost unless Lambeth Council adopts the proposal for a mutual trust to run all ten libraries in the borough https://youtu.be/ghewh-2zF8Q
The following – unsolicited – appreciation of what Tate South Lambeth Library offers to young people comes from 10-year old Joshua. I love the library because I can come here every day after school and play games. And when it’s time to do my homework and it’s […]
At the beginning of January Susanna Barnes, head of libraries, sent Lambeth Council officers her plan to maintain a full service at all ten of Lambeth’s libraries, while making all the savings required by the Council in the next four years, on a financially sound calculation. This would be achieved through a staff/community mutual trust, […]
Friends of Tate South Lambeth Library, together with all the other library friends groups in Lambeth, has signed an open letter to Council Leader Lib Peck, iappealing to her to abandon the plan, set out in Culture 2020, to halve the number of public libraries in Lambeth from ten to five, and go with the […]
January’s the month for the Friends of TSL annual get-together. For a reason we’ve now forgotten, we have a traditional Burns Night celebration with haggis, neeps and tatties (you’ll find out what they are) and whisky. Plus scrumptious cake, wine, entertainment, a quiz with prizes. And friendly Friends to meet. If you’re not already a member […]
At the beginning of January 2016 Susanna Barnes, head of libraries, sent Lambeth Council officers her plan to maintain a full service at all ten of Lambeth’s libraries, while making all the savings required by the Council in the next four years, on a financially sound calculation. This would be achieved through a staff/community mutual […]
Please don’t close our library Please don’t close our library, it’s better than it looks. It’s used by our community for more than reading books. We have playtime and stories for the little ones, you know, And the school kids come and study, with computers on the go. There’s a class on the computers […]
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