Croydon council have announced that they will hold a public meeting at 7:30pm on Wednesday 16th May at the Salvation Army Halls on Westow Street. This is where the public meeting was held last year that attracted hundreds of Upper Norwood residents who want Croydon to commit funds to the Upper Norwood Library. Labour-run Lambeth has publicly committed itself to the library and is continuing to pay funds towards the library, Tory-run Croydon must follow suit.
All three councillors for Gipsy Hill are backing the library and the library campaign & Councillor Matthew Bennett brought members of Lambeth’s Library Commission to the UNJL last year (pictured) to show them how well our independent library works and what good value for money the service represents.
40% of Upper Norwood library users live in Croydon and less than a third are Lambeth residents. The Conservative administration in Croydon must step up to the plate and acknowledge its responsibility to the local community and to our fantastic library. Croydon must be made aware of the strength of feeling from local residents, council tax payers (and voters!) – it’s time for them to show us the money!