Planning Meeting Minutes for 3rd May

Posted: May 13, 2012 by rabidleftwinger in Planning meeting minutes

Minutes Lambeth SOS 3rd May meeting
22 present, Ruth Chair, Stuart Minutes
 
1. Keep Our NHS Public Meeting – 16 June at South Bank University. Agreed to sponsor this meeting against Lansley’s NHS Act and ongoing privatisation in NHS.

Since SOS meeting a planning meeting has been organised for 7.30 pm Wed 16 May at Southbank Uni contact gaylee48@gmail.com details room etc.
 
2. Report on One O’clock Clubs – likely to be further reductions in hours to avoid costs of TUPE transfer to some private trust etc. Clubs being run down with soft toys and dressing up clothes taken away by managers for cleaning and not being returned months later. Budget for incidental social running costs this year NIL compared to £240 last year – own centre fundraising, raffles etc now not allowed.
Discussed potential dangers of in-house bid when the transfer came up. Some thought it was worth doing but on the basis of quality of provision not on cheapness.

Agreed:

  • We’re doing an article for Unison Bulletin/SOS website
  • We’re trying to organise a lobby of Rachel Heywood (the councillor in charge)
  • Also reported that mergers “restructuring” planned for Children Centres, consultation ongoing, and nursery schools had had staff cut from 5 to 4.
     
    3. Libraries
    Numbers of people put in consultation forms. Council is likely to set up fake Coop while the new Library in Clapham could well be handed over to Greenwich Leisure, whose Library workers are on strike this week in that borough. Ruth reported that a defend Libraries event was being planned for Brixton central Library.
     
    In Upper Norwood – the joint Library with Croydon. Croydon having threatened to withdraw their grant was now launching a “consultation” and could force sale of building.
    Important date for future plans for Libraries in Borough was the September meeting of the Cabinet.
     
    4. Any Other Business
    UK Uncut invited everyone to their Street parties on 26 may

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