Meetings coming up
Council drop-in session at South Norwood's Clock Tower Market
Saturday 3rd July 2021
10:00 - 16:00
Speak to council staff about the consultation and get your views heard. The Clock Tower Market happens on Station Road.
Council drop-in session at South Norwood Library
Wednesday 7th July 2021
13:30 - 15:30
Speak to council staff about the consultation and get your views heard. This is at the current library on Lawrence Road.
Here are a few questions to ask...
"How can we comment on outsourcing to a social enterprise when we have no idea what a social enterprise would do to our library?"
"Our libraries were outsourced in 2010 which led to zero investment in the infrastructure and a steep fall in usage - how would this be different?"
"Why spend so much to move our library and then only staff it two days per week?"
"Why spend £890k on the new leased library when you could spend £420k for the same result in the current council-owned building?"
"What viable community groups have come forward to actually make option 3 a viable alternative? (FOSNL are against community-run libraries.)"
"Open+ technology does not offer the classes and services that are the backbone of our library - how can this be a viable way of opening?"
Click on a councillor's name for their email address.
Councillors to Contact
Hamida took over the leadership of the council in October 2020. Let her know how important our library is to the community of South Norwood.
Cabinet member for culture and regeneration. Overseeing the closure of 5 of Croydon’s 13 libraries. Let Cllr James know how important the physical library building and our professional library service is to South Norwood.
Representing South Norwood Ward, BAME champion deputy cabinet member for finance and resource. Make sure Patsy knows your views so she can represent our community.
Representing South Norwood ward. Let Clive know how the people he represents feel about the library closure.
Representing South Norwood Ward, newly elected in May 2021. Make sure Louis knows your views so she can represent our community.