DEFEND THE TEN NOMINATED FOR LAMBETH COMMUNITY AWARD
DEFEND THE TEN – the group fighting to save all ten of the borough’s libraries – are being nominated for a Lambeth Community award.
The awards include:
Resident of the year
Young person’s community award
Bringing your neighbourhood together award This could be someone who goes out of their way to improve a public amenity in your area for the benefit of others (e.g. a street, park or community centre), or someone who goes out of their way to bring their community together.
Innovation and enterprise award An individual or group* who makes the most of the assets available to them and uses their skills and networks to improve the well being for residents and the community in the local area in new and innovative ways.
Best individual garden award
Best community garden award
Food growing project
Voluntary or community organisation of the year award: To be awarded to a local community group or voluntary organisation that has made a difference to their community in the last 12 months by either promoting community resilience and/or well being
“We welcome nominations from anybody who believes they know someone or a group / organisation that they feel should be recognised. “Nominations will be judged by a panel of councillors, the Metropolitan Police, Fire Brigade and independent members of the business and voluntary sectors of the community.
“To be eligible nominees need to live in the borough and nominated organisations must be located within Lambeth.
Confusingly it then adds: *”You can only nominate individuals, for categories one to seven and groups or organisations for category eight. “Elected members (councillors) cannot be nominated. “Please note that staff and businesses cannot be nominated. “If you have any questions please contact [email protected]”
For further information please search ‘Lambeth Community awards 2016’. Closing date for nominations is Sunday 5 June. The awards ceremony will take place in September.
CARNEGIE LIBRARY: Among the written questions at last week’s abandoned Lambeth council meeting was one by Herne Hill ward councilor Cllr Jack Holborn to cabinet member for libraries Cllr Jack Hopkins.
Cllr Hopkins answer was basically a repeat of what Lambeth council have already said in a leaflet to people living near the Carnegie library (and no mention of the war memorials in the “empty” basement in his reply.
Friends of Carnegie library tweeted: “a planted question for a lying spin answer. “Better to ask us what we want: a real library as before, not gym + sham”
And in a later ‘Tweet’ on Twitter the Friends added: “Reopen Carnegie library and we can revive community maintenance of reading and wildlife garden created by the Friends.”