Saturday, 11 June 2011
Privatisation of ALL Croydon libraries? ACT NOW!
There has been little word of the latest turn in events on Croydon libraries. Despite only consulting on potential closure of six of the twelve branch libraries in Croydon residents are expected to believe that the analysis of the responses has lead the Council to arrive at the plan to consider privatising the whole network of libraries; 13 in all.
Residents who have heard of this plan have already expressed their dismay that privatisation of the Croydon's libraries network is now being proposed and question how this idea has arisen. Despite speaking to thousands across the borough those leading various library campaign groups in Croydon have not heard support for this idea from residents at any point.
The papers for next week's full Cabinet meeting in Croydon, including 'Review of Library Services' are now up online. You can find them here.
The cabinet meeting will be held:
The Council have done little if anything to advertise this.
Members of the public are welcome to observe the meeting from the Public Gallery and hear the debate on the important issue of the future of our libraries. Please spread the word!