Lambeth Council opens fake Carnegie library
Carnegie Library, Herne Hill, London. Thu 15 Feb 2018
Library campaigners look at the re-opened library. They know it is
only a temporary measure as this room
is to become a hall for hire, with the library moved into two much
smaller rooms - and only available for
around two hours a day.
Now it seems quite spacious - though most sections didn't seem very
and the children's section was certainly rather better than the rest.
as they are advised that a safety inspection by Unison has found major
problems, including the lack of any proper
escape route in case of fire. The fire exist was through the building
works along a corridor lined with Calor gas cylinders
Andrew Carnegie who provide funds for a library against a promise
the council would properly maintain it
campaigners leave the building with posters 'Your Days Are Numbered
and stop for a rally on the steps
One woman says there was no security to stop people stealing books
- and to prove it she did!
'Gym Your Days Are Numbered - 77 Days To The Election'
The campaigners are jubilant about finding so many safety problems,
proviing Lambeth Council is trying
to fool people by saying they are re-opening the library
We get told more about the faults the Unison safety inspection revealed
- no proper fire exit, unacceptable toilet
facilities, with the outlet plumbed into the kitchen sink, dangerous
electric fires the only heating, no disable access...
Laura Swaffield, chair of the Friends of Lambeth Libraries
Scott Ainslie, Lambeth's only Green Party councillor tells people
to use their votes to keep the libraries open
It is 77 days to the local elections. Currently there are 58 Labour
councillors, 3 Conservative, 1 Green and 1 Independent Labour
Scott Ainslie, Lambeth's only Green Party councillor.
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