Meetings coming up
Croydon Council Cabinet - library decisions
Monday 17th May 2021
The library service is submitting it's report following the first stage of the consultation. They have come up with a number of options and are recommending that three are taken forward. Read the report here. (Library section from page 167. Please note it misrepresents our proposal as a 'community-run library'.)
Join the meeting here.
FOSNL – find out about the new consultation
Thursday 27th May 2021
The report created for cabinet contains "The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly". From the funding secured which will see South Norwood's new library building opening, to the option that means it will only be staffed on a Tuesday and Friday. Join us to find out more, as questions and raise concerns.
Meeting information to be confirmed ASAP.
Save Croydon Libraries
The next meeting of the Save Croydon Libraries campaign will address issues around the new options being proposed in the second stage of the consultation including how Open+ works and what 'Outsourcing to Social Enterprize' could mean.
Meeting info to be confirmed ASAP.
Spread the WORD
Display our poster in your window, deliver flyers, and sign and forward our petition
WRITE TO YOUR COUNCILLORS
Tell key Croydon councillors how important the library is to you.
Croydon Council's Library Consultation
The second stage of the consultation is about to begin
The first stage of the council's libraries consultation ended on the 14th March. FOSNL put forward a proposal for how the council could continue to run the library service in South Norwood - read it here. The library service has now submitted a report on the results of the consultation - you can read that report here (library section begins on page 167).
What happens next?
• Monday 17th May, 6pm: Croydon Council cabinet meet to discuss the report on the first stage of the consultation and decide the options to be put forward in the second stage of the consultation. Attend the meeting via web here.
• Thursday 27th May (estimated): Croydon Library Service launches 8-week second stage of the consultation. FOSNL will have a meeting that night to get to the bottom of the options.
• Thursday 15th July (estimated): second stage of the consultation ends, feedback analysed.
• October 2021 (potentially): decision made on the future of the library service.
Click on a councillor's name for their email address.
Councillors to Contact
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.
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.