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When history stops in Lambeth

Lambeth Archives

Researchers beware – Lambeth Archives is closed for stocktaking from Monday 23 January to Saturday 4 February. Staff won’t be dealing with personal, phone or written enquiries – this is Lambeth, remember. Normal service (and history) resumes on Monday 6…

Libraries Campaign: now tell MPs what you think

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Like to put a spoke in Lambeth’s plan to sell off historic public library buildings like the Durning and the Tate South Lambeth and either move the libraries themselves to or merge them in some dreary municipal ‘space’? You have…

Libraries Campaign: time for some answers?

Reaction to the Libraries Commission report (read it here: http://www.lambeth.gov.uk/moderngov/ieListDocuments.aspx?MId=7646&x=) is now coming in, and could be summarised as ‘could have been worse, but still far too vague’. The Friends of Tate South Lambeth Library tell us they’re relieved that…

Libraries Campaign: your local library to go?

The long-awaited report of the ‘Libraries Commission’ that Lambeth Council set up under its ‘Cabinet member for Culture, Sport and the 2012 Games’ is now published. As the council’s own website says, Lambeth has the lowest usage, highest cost per…

Libraries campaign: sins of Commission?

Could it be a sign that Lambeth Council set up the ‘Libraries Commission’ as just a smokescreen for the decision to start closing seven of Lambeth’s nine libraries? Vauxhall Society affiliate The Friends of Tate South Lambeth Library has issued…

Libraries campaign: bonfire of the books?

Could Lambeth councillors be about to make one of the country’s duffest library services even worse? We’ll see in November. the month of Guy Fawkes Night, which is when the council’s ‘Libraries Commission’ is due to report. Today is a…