Upper Norwood Library by Richard Calvert

Temporary Pilot in the Library

We’re delighted to announce that Upper Norwood Library Trust has come to an agreement with Lambeth Council to run a temporary pilot in the library working in partnership with Eco Communities Ltd. The pilot will explore ways of supporting Upper Norwood Library’s activities in the future as well as finding ways of working more closely with the local community.  It will run between now and March 2016on a temporary basis as Lambeth have yet to assess and report their culture consultation. Depending on the results of Lambeth’s consultation, we may, or may not, be able to continue to develop our activities in the library.

Eco Communities Ltd has a track record of working successfully with local authorities to make libraries more sustainable.

Please watch this space for more news of the pilot project and ways that you can become involved over the next few weeks.

Sadder news is that Robbie Gibson has resigned from the Trust. He has tirelessly campaigned to save the library from closure and was until last week the Co-chair of the Trust.

In his email of resignation Robbie said ” I have enjoyed being with the Trust from its inception and I have really valued the time spent with all the Trustees and the friendships that have developed. I hope those will continue.

“The work of the Trust should be centred on the future of the library I don’t want my decision to shift that focus.”

Laura Wright, Chair of the Trust said, “Without Robbie’s whole-hearted campaigning efforts to save Upper Norwood Library, and his leadership as Co-chair of the Trust, the chances are that Upper Norwood Library would have been closed by now. We are delighted that despite his resignation he will continue to support the Trust’s efforts to save the library for the local community”.

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