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Welcome to Beth Prince newly appointed Trustee at Carnegie Community Trust CIO. 

This month, Beth Prince joins the Board of Trustees bringing her knowledge and experience as a solicitor and commitment to building strong resources in the community. We welcome Beth and look forward to working together.

Foodbank

Beth has already got to grips with the Trussell Trust Foodbank Box in the foyer at Carnegie – which is now picked up regularly. We’d like to encourage all visitors to Carnegie to bring non-perishable food, washing and sanitary products for the Foodbank.

At the end of October we also said good bye to Helen Deane and Sophia Bellinfantie who worked with us for 6 months recruiting volunteers, developing and delivering volunteer training, networking, producing and delivering promotion materials. We continue to use the Heritage Lottery Funding for promotion, equipment and planning.

Enterprise Centre

The Enterprise Centre is ready to go in the second floor room and we will shortly be inviting applications from local people to take the attractive desk spaces on licences (see flyer here). If you would like to chat about this, please get in touch through getinvolved@carnegiehernehill.org

Garden Group

The garden group, a great group including garden experts, has now completed a review of all the shrubs, plants and trees and has made initial proposals to retain the original shape of the garden, clear weeds and many self-seeded plants and trees, prune back, and free up lovely shrubs that are struggling to get light. We are getting some spring bulbs in too!

Cafe

Plans for the cafe are coming along slowly with our partners, who will co-develop the cafe with us. This development depends on Lambeth moving large amounts of books etc from the front room but we are assured that this will happen!

Rates for Room Hire

We have reviewed our rates for room hire and will be publishing the new rates. All three large, medium and small rooms are available for hire by the hour, half or whole day and are great for meetings, classes, parties, conferences and many other activities.

Summer Workshops and Volunteer Training

Volunteer Recruitment and Training

CCT is keen to recruit volunteers to help with a range of activities as we develop the Hub.  We are pleased to offer a set of short Volunteer Training opportunities at no charge during august and September. Please contact CarnegieCIO@gmail.com if you would like to volunteer or attend the training. The next Volunteer Introduction Session will be on 14th August.

Link to Recruitment flyer
Link to Volunteer Training flyer

Basista Music Workshops

We are pleased to offer the first Basista Music Workshop on 19th August 10.00am to 3.00pm at Carnegie. Contact Carnegiecio@gmail.com if you would like to come along.

Link to flyer

Dance Workshop 

Contact Carnegiecio@gmail.com to join Madame Bell for the very first exciting Dance Workshop at Carnegie 15th August from 1.00pm to 4.00pm.

Link to flyer

Room Bookings 

A One Page Flyer providing all the key information you need about booking rooms for events, parties, meetings at Carnegie

Link to flyer

                                               

Licence agreed with Lambeth Council

Carnegie Community Trust is pleased to announce that it has signed a Licence to Occupy from Lambeth Council.

CCT is now taking bookings for the hire of space within the Carnegie Library building.

The Booking Form with hire charges, Terms & Conditions and other information can be downloaded here.

Please note our charges will be reviewed after 6 months.

Funders satisfied

The Chair of the Friends of Carnegie Library recently made two separate complaints about CCT to funding bodies. In each case he was attempting to undermine the Trust and persuade the funders not to give us money. This has been an extraordinary matter and we are appalled at this attempt to damage the Trust.  We are pleased to report that in both cases the funding bodies have confirmed either that they ignored the communication or that they have been fully satisfied with our response.

                                                           

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.

                           

 

Update from Carnegie Community Trust January 2018

Carnegie Community Trust is working closely with Lambeth Council to resolve remaining issues in the contractual arrangements for the asset transfer of the Carnegie building to a Community Hub. We are pleased that Lambeth is at last able to reopen a library at Carnegie. This will be a Neighbourhood Library operated and staffed by Lambeth Library Service who have always delivered a high-quality professional service at Carnegie. Library-based activities for children and schools will return as part of the Neighbourhood Library.

CCT is engaged with the council about the final details of the fit out on the ground floor, including the footprint of the library, the location of toilets on the ground floor, and location of kitchen/s. We are planning initial activity as a Community Hub to commence as soon as possible, and before the final building and basement fit-out work is complete. We look forward to providing dates and information about the first activities.

We are pleased to make our Business Plan, based on current financial assumptions and subject to ongoing negotiation with Lambeth, available (here). If you would like to help with this exciting and challenging project – either now in planning and set up, or in the future – please contact getinvolved@carnegiehernehill.org.uk

A Further Rebuttal

We have always accepted that there is room for more than one view on the future of the Carnegie. But those who disagree with our proposal have not criticised it, but have, instead, attacked us as individuals. Through a persistent stream of untruths, smears and innuendoes they have created a narrative that we are in a corrupt and politically-driven relationship with Lambeth Council, and they have aimed to cast serious doubt on our personal integrity.

In June last year we felt it necessary to produce a document (here) to correct a number of these erroneous, misleading and untrue statements about the Carnegie Community Trust (CCT) and its work. Recently some new misinformation has been circulating so it is time, once more, to set the record straight.

See the new rebuttal document here.

Carnegie Community Trust CIO