Thursday, October 14, 2010

New Cross Library Latest


The shutters at New Cross Library have been redecorated with the slogans 'Save Our Libraries' and 'Save New Cross'. The campaign to save the five Lewisham libraries threatened with closure is still going strong with a march with a carnival flavour planned for Saturday 30th October,
starting outside Crofton Park Library at 12pm, to arrive at the Town Hall by 1.30 for a rally.

Meanwhile Brockley Central reports that local Tories have pledged that they would save the libraries from closure if they were running Lewisham Council. What a nerve - do they really think we are too stupid to notice that Councils are planning cuts because the ConDem government is slashing funding to public services.

8 comments:

Rebecca Portsmouth said...

Well caught photo. I walked past yesterday afternoon and the signage had been removed - just lots of water and bubbles on the shutters and pavement.

Transpontine said...

I believe that the campaigners painted the slogans in broad daylight as a public protest, and used water soluble paint so they could not be accused of criminal damage.

eleanargh said...

Yeah, I walked past when they were doing it - right in the middle of the day with people walking past oblivious.

Anonymous said...

see the attck on Nottinghamshire County council offices

Anonymous said...

And why is the government having to make cuts? It's because Labour's profligate ways have left us with a massive deficit, so the cuts are directly attributable to thirteen years of Labour government. And before anybody mentions the bankers, we had an unsustainable structural deficit before the financial crisis. In addition, the money spent bailing out the banks will be repaid.

Raven said...

I walked past too while they were painting (stenciling?)the messages. A couple of those involved were being 'interviewed' and video-recorded too, so there's presumably some footage of that out there somewhere.

Transpontine said...

Anonymous Tory Boy/Girl, it is simply economically illiterate to say that the cuts have nothing to do with the banking crisis. Cuts are paying for the bank bailouts, whether or not the money is eventually repaid.

And the reduction in public services in favour of the private sector has been an ideological imperative of all Tory governments, ever.

Anonymous said...

So if these cuts are not Ideological

then why wont the Coalition say they will put the money back into public services when the economy improves

But they WONT

BECAUSE THE CUTS ARE IDEOLOGICAL DRIVEN