Upper Norwood Library Committee AGM 2011

Next Thursday September 15th at 6.30pm, the future of our library service will be discussed at the Annual General Meeting of the Library Committee. The meeting is being held at the Library (39-41 Westow Hill, SE19).

The Upper Norwood Library continues to face an uncertain future with possible cuts, privatisation or even closure on the cards. We would ask all those who care about the future of our Library to attend the AGM.

Croydon Council in a clear breach of Croydon and Lambeth’s Joint Agreement have, for the second year running, nominated four Cabinet councillors from the far south of the borough to serve on the Joint Library Committee. This is a blatant breach in that the Agreement is clear that at least two nominated councillors from each borough must be from the Upper Norwood area.

Given the cabinet members’ wide range of commitments, how plausible is it that these councillors will have the slightest interest, local knowledge or time for the Upper Norwood Library? Croydon’s behaviour is yet another insult to the people of Crystal Palace and an affront to local democracy.

Upper Norwood Joint Library has been serving our local community for 111 years.

Make sure your voice is heard by attending this crucial AGM and don’t forget to tell your family, friends and neighbours.