Thursday, 21 April 2016

Lambeth Council Leader continues to mislead residents with confusing information about public libraries

Lambeth Council Leader continues to mislead residents with confusing information about public libraries
... Plus Peck has ignored the fact that her Labour Council is also planning to shut the Tate South at Vauxhall, and the Durning library in Kennington. ...

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 Helen Holmes

Good point, Emma: we did submit an FOI request on the results of the 2nd public ‘consultation’ on Tate South Lambeth (TSL) vs Durning. But I do not know if, in the heat of all the campaigning, we have put in an FOI re the GLL plans. I’ll raise with the campaign leaders. What we do know is there was no formal business plan submitted by GLL. We suppose there was no real need to do so as Lambeth intended to cover GLL’s losses in their first year of business. The Council was then going to review GLL’s finances, & if the ‘Healthy Living Centre’ at TSL was not financially viable, to close
it. This of course was no more than a round-about way of closing TSL & selling-off the premises idc. We are celebrating the saving of TSL on Friday the 22nd from 4pm, drinks & nibbles from 6.30. Kennington Choir performing. Thank you again to everyone out there who supported our campaign to save 50% of the libraries in Lambeth. Helen. Friend of TSL. ...


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