CCC Public Meeting on libraries – Tues 26 April 2016

Please join us for our public meeting in the hall to the rear of:

St. Michael and All Angels with St. James
Poplar Walk

Enter via the gate to the left of the Church.

This meeting will focus specifically on the current consultation on Croydon Libraries, which closes on May 2, 2016.

Cllr Timothy Godfrey and Cllr Lynne Hale have been invited to speak, to listen to views and to answer questions.

Please ensure you book a free place to attend.

Places are limited.

St Michael front

Did you know that Croydon is consulting on libraries?

The consultation document is online and paper copies have not been available in libraries visited so far, although members of the Save Croydon Libraries Campaign have managed to secure the delivery of 100 paper copies in just one local library.

You can request a paper copy to be sent to you, by giving your details to any member of library staff. A copy of the consultation document will then be sent to you, by post.

The council is not planning to hold public meetings, as was done during the previous consultation on libraries.

There is mention of focus groups and if we receive details of these we will advertise them.


Our meetings are open to all and are strictly apolitical.


Doors open at 7pm, when tea and coffee will be available and you’ll have the chance to meet others attending.

Please bring along your ticket on this occasion, if you are able to do so.

The meeting will run from 7.30pm – 9pm.

Please book a free place on Eventbrite here:

We expect a high demand for places at this meeting.

Booking via Eventbrite is quick and easy but if you have a problem or have any other queries please email us at

Priority will be given to those holding CCC membership who book a place in the next week, followed by anyone who books a place.

Please be aware that we may not be able to accommodate anyone just showing up on the night.

The committee reserves the right to cancel bookings, if they are made in fictitious names, for example, and those affected will be advised.

Getting there:
There is no general parking available at this venue, but its central location on good transport links should make it accessible to all. We may be able to cater for blue badge holders, so please get in touch well ahead of the event if this affects you.

The hall is to the rear of the Church, accessed through the gate in the fencing to the left of the main Church entrance.


Flyers will be available shortly, and the website updated regularly.

PLEASE add your questions and comments to this post ahead of the event.

And, if sharing this information, please ensure that you link to this post and to our Eventbrite page.  Thank you!

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One thought on “CCC Public Meeting on libraries – Tues 26 April 2016

  1. Libraries offer a pivotal educational, recreational and informative service. Provision of an up-to-date, impartial and professional service requires trained, professional librarians, supervising committed, trained para-professional and clerical staff. All staff need to be committed to the service, to their employment responsibilities and to complying with council standards of behaviour, equality and diversity.

    Volunteers cannot be held to account in any of these areas. Non-compliant standards and opinions may be propagated, under the guise of a council service, without the usual safeguards of staff performance management systems.

    Libraries need adequate funding for resources – printed and on-line – for premises maintenance, and for staffing and training as previously outlined. There need to be sufficient service points to enable access for all members of the community, open at hours suitable to the requirements of the users.

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