A public consultation meeting is being held tomorrow over the future of the Upper Norwood Joint Library.

The consultation will give residents the opportunity to learn more about the suggested provisions for the UJNL and voice their own views.

An online campaign, Save Upper Norwood Library, was set up after Croydon Council announced it would be withdrawing funding for the community library from March 31.

The Save Upper Norwood Library appeal urges people to sign the petition against withdrawing UJNL’s funding, write to MPs and councillors, and attend this week’s public consultation.

A member of the Facebook page ‘Save Upper Norwood Library (Crystal Palace) from closure’ describes the UJNL as “a unique community resource efficiently managed and well used and loved”.

The page also refers to “what is sure to be a very stormy public Croydon Council meeting” on May 16.

The campaign’s associated Twitter account, @saveUNlibrary, has 474 followers, while its Facebook page has more than 500 members.

Croydon Council has drawn up four potential options for the future of Upper Norwood’s beloved library.

Questionnaires regarding the four options can be filled in online or in hard copy from Croydon branch libraries. The deadline for the Council to receive these is May 20.

The meeting begins at 7.30pm at Upper Norwood Salvation Army Hall, Westow Street, Upper Norwood.


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