Another sign of increased openness and transparency is the decision of the Council to extend the Library consultation to 14 March.
There have been over 1400 responses to date. If you have already responded the Council is accepting any additional comments by allowing multiple survey submissions.
Many residents have questions which it will address in a series of Zoom webinars.
Saturday. 20 February. 10.30am-11.30am
All Libraries service webinar
Saturday 20 February. Noon-1pm. How to run a community library
The Community Run Libraries National Peer Network
Monday 22 February. 6-7.00pm. South Norwood Library
Tuesday 23 February. 5.30-6.30pm. Broad Green Library
Tuesday 23 February. 6.45–7.45pm. Shirley Library
Wednesday 24 February. 5.30-6.30pm. Bradmore Green Library
Wednesday 24 February. 6.45-7.45pm. Sanderstead Library
These sessions will be recorded and available to access after the event.
Register on Eventbrite at
You can submit your questions in advance (please note the relevant session) to
or leave a message on 020 7884 5159.
For more details see the Libraries consultation website:
It is to be hoped that Zoom sessions will also be organised with school pupils, particularly those which use the libraries it is proposed to close.