Thu12Jan20178:00 pmBrixton Library
join campaigners to discuss next actions
Tue07Feb20176:30 pmBolney Meadow Community Centre, 31 Bolney Street, London, SW8 1EZ
This is the planning applications meeting which will decide the fate of the Carnegie Library - to turn our public library into a pay-to-use gym! Despite relentless opposition from library users and the local community and the many objections submitted to the planning applications we know the council intend to grant permission.
Show the council we haven't gone away or given up! Come along to the meeting to show the strength of feeling. Join us to protest and to stand up for our precious library service!!!
Sat18Feb20171pm - 2pmMinet Library, Knatchbull Road, SE5 9QY
Come together with Defend the Ten library campaigners this Saturday to say we need our library back! 10 months after the Council shut Minet library and locked out the local community, we will be tying messages to the railings to tell them we're not going away. We need our library back!
Thu23Mar20177:00 pmSt Saviours Church hall, Herne Hill Road
Next steps in our campaign to get our libraries back! With planning permission agreed for GLL to destroy Carnegie library and replace our much loved and fully staffed library with an unwanted gym and unstaffed 'book lounge', and with Minet still locked,we will be discussing where we go from here....ALL WELCOME!
Sat01Apr20171:00 pmCarnegie library steps
On the anniversary of the closure of Carnegie and Minet libraries and our occupation, library users will be protesting at Carnegie library. After a whole year locked shut and thousands of Lambeth residents denied access to a library service, we say loud and clear 'We need our libraries back! Re-open them now!'
Sat29Apr201711:00 amOutside Brixton Recreation Centre
GLL have their HQ in Brixton Rec. Planning permisson has been granted and excavations are expected imminently to dig up the basement of Carnegie library for an unwanted pay-to-use gym. Join the protest to say to GLL - the anti-social enterprise - 'Don't send in your diggers! We need our library service!'
Tue02May20177:00 pmLongfield hall, Knatchbull Road, SE5 9QY
It's now been a year since Lambeth shut our libraries and removed the vital service they provided from one of the most deprived areas of the whole borough. Having chosen to spend money spent to keep the libraries locked and with plans to spend £millions to replace a free public service with pay-to-use gyms, Defend the Ten invites everyone to a campaigning public meeting to demand they re-open Minet and Carnegie now.
Thu17Aug20176.30pm for 7pm startSt Saviours Hall, Herne Hill Road SE24
Contractors are poised to begin digging up the basement of our much loved and well used library in preparation for GLL to install it's unwanted and unrequired gym. This follows the council's scandalous decision to give the building to it's shady pals the Carnegie Community Trust. Come along to find out what's really going on behind the council's spin and what we can do next to get our library service back.
Thu31Aug20178:30 pmSt Saviours hall, Herne Hill to the Carnegie library steps
URGENT ACTION! CALLING ALL LIBRARY SUPPORTERS!
With contractors poised to begin digging up the basement, join local residents as they leave the latest meeting with Lambeth Council in a candlelit procession to the steps of the closed Carnegie library and send a clear message in the darkness that we need our library back!
NO DIGGING! NO GYM! RE-OPEN OUR LIBRARY NOW!
...and join us in planning our next actions against the destructive, unnecessary and undemocratic plans to replace our much loved public library and the much needed service it once provided, with an unwanted pay-to-use GLL gym and an almost staff-less 'library' room. The exact date for excavation has yet to be revealed but is expected for the start of September!
Sun17Sep201712pm - 2pmCarnegie Library, 188 Herne Hill Road, SE24 0AG
The contractor's hoardings are up but there's still all to play for and we are as determined as ever!
As we enter the next stage in our fight to see our library re-opened, Defend the 10 invites everyone to join us for some creative messaging, poster-making, railings decoration and more...
Let's show our local councillors - who don't seem to know what a library really is - what Carnegie library meant to us all and why we need it back, as a professionally staffed library providing a full library service. Join us in keeping up the pressure as the clock ticks down to local elections on 3rd May 2018!
Sat14Oct20179:30 amGrange Tower Bridge Hotel, 45 Prescot St, E1 8GP
Join Defend the 10 on Saturday outside this year's Cooperative Party conference where GLL has a stall promoting itself as an ethical 'social enterprise' . As Lambeth council and its partner in crime GLL look set to replace libraries with unwanted pay-to use gyms, this is an opportunity stand up for our libraries at this critical moment!
Wed18Oct20176:30 pmThe Elmgreen School, Elmcourt Rd, London SE27 9BZ
Join Defend the 10 to lobby the next full council meeting. Re-open our libraries now! Libraries for the many, not gyms for the few! ALL WELCOME!
Sat02Dec20171.15 cressingham Gdns, 2pm Town hallBrixton Town Hall
Defend the 10 will be joining residents from the threatened Cressingham Gardens estate to show support and solidarity:-
Ballot Us! Residents are demanding that Lambeth council and other councils around the country, give residents a binding ballot as to whether they want their estates regenerated (ie demolished) or not.
At the Labour Party conference a motion was passed calling for “full binding ballot rights for estate residents in any ongoing and future regeneration projects”. Jeremy Corbyn, the party leader, referred to this in his closing speech. However, Lambeth council, a Labour council, has refused to give residents on the regeneration estates a ballot.
Pls join, invite, share and tweet!
Lets make it loud, vibrant, dynamic and colourful, if you can wear green. It will be dusk when we finish so wrap up warm, lets make it spectacular!
Sat02Dec201711am - 4pmSt Saviours Church Hall, Herne Hill
Come along to the Friends of Carnegie Library Winter Fair. Now displaced from the library, the Friends will be welcoming library supporters to their annual winter fair. All the usual festive offers plus a chance to purchase a very special Defend the 10 t-shirt - the perfect xmas present! Expeditions to the library hoardings...details on the day....