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Carnegie moves into Spring

With the second meeting of the Garden Group coming up Carnegie Community Trust is moving into Spring both in the garden and inside.  See a note of the first meeting here.

 

Our new Project Development Officers start work a few days from now and they will be making more visible progress with the Community Hub; confirming hire prices for the available rooms, recruiting volunteers and working up their training offer, planning the Enterprise Centre with entrepreneurial activities, and building the overall business plan with the Trustees.

Already we are taking bookings for both regular and one off events in the Community Hub including yoga, exhibitions and large meetings and we are opening discussions about the community café.

We are developing local groups to take forward specific activities, including chess.  If you would like to get involved, or have an idea for an activity or project you would like to see at Carnegie – particularly if you are ready to offer some help – please let us know at:
info@carnegiecommunitytrust.org.uk

Best wishes,

A new garden group for Carnegie – first meeting

Are you interested in helping to restore the garden at Carnegie?  The building works have left the border sections of the garden in a sorry state.  The rear garden has been landscaped, however the border gardens urgently need restoring.

Several people have expressed interest in forming a  garden group to take forward a careful renovation of the garden areas. This will involve firstly planning and seeking funds, and eventually planting to restore a lovely garden.   Some hard digging,  preferably by machine, will be needed along the way but we would not be expecting you to dig!

If you would like to join this group, or just to find out a bit more, come to a meeting at Carnegie on Saturday 2nd March 2019 at 11.00 am.   We will meet inside the building, in the large room on the left as you enter.  If you might be interested, but can’t make that date let us know and we’ll keep you informed.
email:  info@carnegiecommunitytrust.org.uk
or         frances.lamb@carnegiecommunitytrust.org.uk

Special Public Meeting: Tackling Violent Crime in our neighbourhood

When: Saturday 16 February 2019

Where: Carnegie Library, 192 Herne Hill Road, London SE24 0AG

Time:   12 noon – 2.00 pm

A public meeting has been organised by Lambeth councillors to address the growing concern about violent crime, especially the impact it has on young people.  Last week Scotland Yard published latest figures showing that half of all knife crime offenders in London are teenagers or even younger children.

Local community leaders, elected representatives, faith leaders and local police will be present to discuss ideas to help address the issue of violent crime. It is hoped this might become a recurring series of meetings, so if you are keen to keep this issue at the top of the agenda, please take the opportunity to make your voice heard.

Speakers include:

Helen Hayes, MP for Dulwich & West Norwood

Florence Eshalomi, Assembly Member for Lambeth & Southwark

Cllr Mohammed Seedat, Cabinet Member for Community Safety, LB Lambeth

Pastor Peter Adigun Province Head Celestial Church of Christ, Loughborough Junction

Representatives from Lambeth Police Service

Organised by Herne Hill Ward Councillors.

ALL WELCOME

The Carnegie Community Trust supports this event in pursuance of its charitable objects. A safe environment is essential to improving conditions of life in our area of benefit, and also to creating a successful Community Hub.

 

Season’s greetings

A big thank you to all who came to our pre-Christmas gathering at the Library, where the optimism and positivity of everyone was very encouraging.  People were excited by the new spaces becoming usable by the Community for the first time in decades.
If you couldn’t make it on the 10th, please feel free to get in touch and if you have any ideas, or some time to offer, let’s have a chat over coffee.

A list of some potential community activities is here.   Paper copies, and a post box, are available in the former Workroom (which CCT is licensed to use).  Some of the listed activities already existed before the building closed.

Let us all look forward to more progress in 2019, bringing this public building more fully into Community use.
Contact us on:  info@carnegiecommunitytrust.org.uk

Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!

Carnegie Community Trust CIO

Pre-Christmas drinks Monday 10th December 2018

Pre-Christmas drinks Monday 10th December 2018

5 pm to 8 pm

Please join us at Carnegie for a glass of wine, a mince pie and a conversation about the new Community Hub.

By December the contractors should have finished the Gym fit-out and also some refurbishment of the ground and first floors, including new toilets. The Trust expects in the New Year to have a Licence to Occupy the ground and first floors, pending a formal lease later next year. We are currently advertising for a Project Manager funded by a Heritage Lottery start-up grant.

We are keen to hear your views on how to make the best (and most flexible) use of the Community spaces.

The building has huge potential for our Community but there is a lot to do.  We’re keen to speak with potential volunteers, ranging from new Trustees to occasional helpers who will work alongside paid staff as we develop.

We hope you see this as an exciting opportunity for our Community, and that you will want to take some part in it.  Do come and join us.

Best wishes,

Phil Isaac

Frances Lamb

Helen Schofield

Uma Suthersanen

Trustees – Carnegie Community Trust CIO

 

RSVP to frances.lamb@carnegiecommunitytrust.org.uk

If relevant for you, please check with us whether the lift is back in operation.

Re-advertisement – Project Manager

Carnegie Community Trust CIO is the preferred bidder for the asset transfer of the Carnegie Library Building in Herne Hill, SE24 from Lambeth Council to community ownership.

The Trust has received Heritage Lottery Resilience Funding and is now looking to appoint a Project Manager, initially for 8 months to help us to establish the first stages of the Carnegie Community Hub. This is an exciting project requiring experience in engaging with communities, managing projects and events, and using your creative energy to promote enterprise, learning, performance, wellness and enjoyment.

Please apply by 7th December, application form can be downloaded here.

For further information please contact info@carnegiecommunitytrust.org.uk

Carnegie Community Trust – Project Manager

Carnegie Community Trust CIO is the preferred bidder for the asset transfer of the Carnegie Library Building in Herne Hill, SE24 from Lambeth Council to community ownership.

The Trust has received Heritage Lottery Resilience Funding and is now looking to appoint a Project Manager, initially for 8 months to help us to establish the first stages of the Carnegie Community Hub. This is an exciting project requiring experience in engaging with communities, managing projects and events, and using your creative energy to promote enterprise, learning, performance, wellness and enjoyment.

Please apply by 4th November.

Contact getinvolved@carnegiehernehill.org.uk

October News from CCT

 

The work on the fit out contract for the Carnegie basement and some ground floor work is proceeding and it is hoped that this will complete by January. The ground floor can only be used by the public for the library during this period. However since mid-September CCT have access to one room for planning and meeting purposes. We are inviting local groups to meet with us to help us to plan the development of the Community Hub.

We are also very pleased to have been awarded a grant from the Heritage Lottery Resilience Fund for legal and development work to take us through to the formal asset transfer in 2019. This grant enables us to employ a Project Manager for a fixed term and we will be advertising this post very soon.

Would you like to get involved and help to make the Carnegie Community Hub a truly community owned venture, a place the whole community can call their own? We hope you do and we would welcome the opportunity to talk to you at the Carnegie. We are writing out by email now to people who have previously expressed an interest in working alongside us, using the spaces, becoming a volunteer or a Trustee. We are keen to encourage former users of the building to return and equally keen to encourage new activities which will benefit the community. To get involved, get in touch at the email below.

With help from the grant we are also able to recruit and train volunteers to give some time and experience helping out at the Community Hub supporting paid staff. As the work programme develops we aim to have a team of volunteers supporting the Enterprise Centre, the Cafe, room hires, performances and events. We will provide training on Safeguarding, Customer Service, Health and Safety and Heritage Protection at no charge. We have volunteer application forms and a short recruitment process. If you would like to know more please get in contact with us at getinvolved@carnegiehernehill.org.uk

We look forward to welcoming more and more local people to Carnegie Community Hub.

CCT October 2018.

                           

 

Carnegie Conversion and Fit Out works: Phase 2 contract award

Following procurement, the winning bidder for the contract for ‘Phase 2 of the project for Conversion and Fit Out works to redevelop Carnegie Library, including a new Neighbourhood Library’ is G & V Joinery Limited.  The report to Cabinet recommending the contract award has been published on the Council’s website:  link

The report contains some description of the project and the works to be done. Please note there is a correction to para 3.2 of the report, which says ‘In addition, the contract award allows for a provision of a roof garden at a cost of £100,000’.  This is being corrected to say that the award  allows for provision of a terrace (or balcony) located over the mechanical and electrical plant rooms in the rear garden, and that  this option is capped at £100,000 and would require third party funding.   Any such terrace would be outside the existing door from the main hall to the garden, where a new brick stairway has been built.

The contract start date is 26th June 2018. The project is expected to be completed in November 2018.

Carnegie Community Trust CIO