Croydon UNISON are contacting members in regard to the Croydon libraries consultation, which went live last week on Thursday 14th January.
In response to the borough’s unprecedented financial deficit, the Croydon council has launched an online survey asking residents how they use the libraries service and what their views are on proposals to close five of its 13 library buildings. The buildings at Bradmore Green, Shirley, Sanderstead, South Norwood and Broad Green will close unless viable alternative plans are found that require no public money.
At this stage of our consultation, the council want to hear the publics views on the proposals, ideas for the library service and suggestions for alternative ways the council could use library buildings. The council will use this information to help further develop their options and consult the public again on these, before taking a proposal to cabinet for a decision in summer 2021.
Croydon UNISON feel that members should use this opportunity to make their views known about the threatened closures and the future of libraries in the borough and would encourage you all to complete the survey.
The initial consultation when the survey closes is the 7th March 2021 .
Libraries consultation website and questionnaire: www.croydon.gov.uk/library-consultation
Phone number (answerphone) for requesting paper copy: 020 7884 5159
Email address for enquiries: firstname.lastname@example.org
Public consultation timetable:
|Initial consultation on proposals begins||13 January 2021|
|Initial consultation ends (survey closes)||7 March 2021|
|Consultation outcome & options report||April 2021|
|Consultation finishes||May 2021|
|Final report||June 2021|
|Final decision||Summer 2021|
|Implementation||September 2021 (expected)|