Croydon Council has launched an Online Public Consultation on the future of our fantastic Libraries across the borough, the first stage will close on the 14th March 2021.
To many across the borough, Libraries are more than a place you can borrow books, it is also a vitally relied on Community Hub. The most deprived across the borough rely on this front line community asset, and it is vital that the whole community has the opportunity to have their say, and help shape and save our libraries in Croydon!
The online consultation can be accessed via this link, please make sure you complete the consultation before the 14th March 2021!
In addition, a dedicated telephone number has been setup, for anyone who is unable or would struggle to complete the consultation online. To request the use of this service please call: 0207 884 5159.
If you know anyone who would struggle to complete the consultation online, or is unable to access it online, please share this dedicated phone number with them. I encourage you all to please think of at least one person who would benefit from knowing this phone number, so they are able to take part and have their say. Together as a community we can ensure the fullest representation of our community is heard!
There will be several webinars taking place for residents to question the Councils proposals, and will be taking place as follows:
- Saturday 20th February - 10:30-11:30 - Discussion on all libraries across Croydon
- Saturday 20th February - 12:00-13:00 - Discussion on how to run a community library (led by the Community Library Peer Network)
- Monday 22nd February - 18:00-19:00 - South Norwood Library
- Tuesday 23rd February - 17:30-18:30 - Broad Green Library
- Tuesday 23rd February - 18:45-19:45 - Shirley Library
- Wednesday 24th February - 17:30-18:30 - Bradmore Green Library
- Wednesday 24th February - 18:45-19:45 - Sanderstead Library
To book your place at the meetings please visit: www.croydon.gov.uk/library-consultation.
Residents can register for the webinars via the links on the website, and Questions can be submitted in advance via our email address or via the dedicated telephone line. The email address to submit questions ahead of the meetings is: firstname.lastname@example.org.
(The webinars will also be recorded and published on the Councils website for residents who are unable to attend at the time, or wish to refer back to what was discussed).
Please share the details of the webinar meetings to all in your community who would like to submit questions, and have their say on what the Councils direction is, and help save our library provision for the whole community to enjoy!
Cllr Scott Roche
Ward Member for Shirley South
Shadow Cabinet Member for Culture, Leisure and Sports.