Monday, 24 September 2012

Protest at Lambeth's 'Co-operative Council' proposal

http://www.southlondon-today.co.uk/News.cfm?id=33383&headline=%E2%80%98Keep%20playgrounds%20in%20town%20hall%20hands%E2%80%99

"CAMPAIGNERS descended on a town hall to protest against outsourcing public services including kids’ play areas, libraries and one o’clock clubs."

"Discussion on the outsourcing issue was dropped from the agenda because of the controversy. The protest was organised after last month’s revelation that Lambeth Play Association (LPA) - a private company contracted to run children’s adventure playgrounds - had breached the terms of its contract."

"Libraries will now be run as “community hubs” with services shared between the borough’s nine sites. "   "But opponents of the plan believe it will mean fewer staff and books available."

"Council leader Steve Reed has defended the “co-operative council” model."

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