Friday, September 17, 2010

Saving New Cross Library

The campaign to save New Cross Library has stepped up a notch with a meeting last week and lots of activities coming up.

There's going to be leafleting and petitioning at a few places, as follows:

- outside the library sat 18th, between 14.00 - 16.00; tues 21st 9.00 - 11.00, thur 23rd 13.00 - 15.00 .

- 'school gates' petitioning monday 20th - 8.40 am St James' Hatcham , 3pm outside Edmund Waller School, Waller Road.

- Telegraph Hill Ward Assembly, Tuesday 21 September 2010, 7-9.30pm, Haberdashers Aske's Hatcham College, Jerningham Road, London SE14 5N

There's a joint lobby of the Full Council Meeting by all the Lewisham library campaigns at 6.45pm on Thursday 23rd. September

The next Save New Cross Library meeting is on Wednesday 29th sept, upstairs at the Amersham Arms pub.

Full details at Save New Cross Library facebook page

No decision has been made about the closure of up to five Lewisham libraries, but they have been identified on a list of potential cuts. As a small library only open for three days a week, New Cross is perhaps particularly vulnerable. It is important to keep it open for its own sake, but also because if it disappears and people get used to not having a library in the area it may make it easier for the Council to back down on its commitment to open a new library on the ill-fated Briant Street site.

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