Meetings coming up

Croydon Council Cabinet - library decisions

Monday 17th May 2021
18:00 start

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
19:00 –20:30

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.

Date tbc
Time tbc


Spread the WORD

Display our poster in your window, deliver flyers, and sign and forward our petition


Join us to help with eveything to do with saving our library.


Tell key Croydon councillors how important the library is to you.

be at meetings

Whether it's a FOSNL meeting or a council meeting, attend on zoom, find out what's going on and get your voice heard.

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


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.

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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.

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Representing South Norwood ward. Let Clive know how the people he represents feel about the library closure.

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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, newly elected in May 2021. Make sure Louis knows your views so she can represent our community.


Posters & Flyers

We have posters to display in your window and flyers you can share with your street or group.

Please email with details of what you would like and where they need to be delivered.