Mar 312015
 

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Wednesday April 29th 2015, 7pm (doors open 6.30pm)

Marking the 70th anniversary this year of the end of the Second World War (May 1945 in Europe, August in the Far East), a panel of people now living in our neighbourhood will talk about their experience of the war – here and abroad. The audience will be invited not just to ask questions but also to offer their own memories.

Admission free. Refreshments available.

Image from Lambeth Archives

Mar 312015
 

Lambeth Council’s proposals for the library service for the next three years (to April 2018) – as set out in the leaflet Cultural Services by 2020 – include the end of Council funding and management of five libraries, half the total. Tate South Lambeth Library has escaped the axe – but its future, both immediate and longer term, remains in question. Continue reading »

Mar 312015
 
Time for public scrutiny at the April library forum

Saturday April 18th  2-4pm is the date and time of the next library public forum at Tate South Lambeth – the face-to-face meeting of library managers and local people, held every three months, where the library’s plans are set out and its performance is held up to scrutiny. At that point the public consultation on […]

Mar 312015
 
Open Garden at Tradescant's Retreat

Starting in April and continuing through into August, the Friends gardening group is to run monthly Open Garden sessions in the Tradescant’s Retreat courtyard garden. Every second Saturday of the month (so April 11th is the first date), from 1.30pm, the garden will be open to the general public, with direct entrance through the garden […]

Feb 272015
 

Lambeth Council has published a set of proposals for cultural services to the year 2020. The services covered are: libraries and archives; the Black Cultural Archives; parks and open spaces; sports and physical activity; and arts. The proposals target a reduction in spending on these areas of nearly £4million (around one third) from the current […]

Feb 272015
 

The Friends of Lambeth Libraries -– the umbrella group for library friends groups – has issued this response to the Council’s proposals. LAMBETH LIBRARIES IN PERIL! Friends of Lambeth Libraries speaks for libraries and communities all over the borough. We are appalled by Lambeth’s new ‘Culture 2020′ proposals for libraries. As the news spreads, it […]

Feb 272015
 

· Look at Lambeth Council’s proposals in detail, either in the brochure you can pick up at the library desk or at www.lambeth.gov.uk/culture2020consultation ·  Comment on the proposals, either in the form in the brochure or online. The deadline is April 24th ·   Do your own lobbying to preserve this essential service, both local and borough-wide  

Feb 042015
 

  The latest library public forum (held on January 17th) heard the results of a consultation of library users on proposals for a comprehensive redesign of the interior of the library, involving major changes in layout and furniture (see earlier posting on this site). The public response was negative. The result from 36 respondents was: […]

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