Tag Archives: Upper Norwood Library Trust

Upper Norwood Library ‘hub’ applies for a booze licence

Cut-backs in council budgets have already seen Lambeth close two and turn one of its precious public libraries into a “bookish gym” (© Inside Croydon). Now, in an effort to “sweat its assets”, a library hitherto jointly run by Lambeth … Continue reading

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Upper Norwood Library re-opens with funding unannounced

GENE BRODIE, our libraries correspondent, reports on the delayed re-opening of the Uppper Norwood Library, as doubts remain on the 116-year-old community asset’s funding arrangements from Lambeth and Croydon councils Upper Norwood Library – or the “Hub on the Hill” … Continue reading

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Delay over Upper Norwood Library transfer raises worries

The future of a library which has served thousands of Croydon residents for more than a century has been thrown into renewed uncertainty, with doubts over the funding for Upper Norwood Library after next year, and with the proposed transfer … Continue reading

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Free courses on offer at Upper Norwood Library

Upper Norwood Library is to stage a number of courses and talks through March and April. All are free to attend, though you may need to book your place. Project Development and Planning March 21, 10.30am to 1.30pm Facilitator: Elaine … Continue reading

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Library trust to put books on wheels and seek £100 donations

Our bookish gyms correspondent GENE BRODIE hears that the Upper Norwood Library Trust’s plans for the brave new future of a volunteer-run public library might not be as definite as you might expect, with their takeover of the building due … Continue reading

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Lambeth confirms Upper Norwood Library closure in April

Bookish gyms correspondent GENE BRODIE reports on an announcement which has been described as “a betrayal” of Labour voters Whoever is in the Brains Trust running the Labour Party in south London really needs to authorise some modest expenditure on … Continue reading

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Job losses and volunteer libraries leaves us feeling let down

CROYDON COMMENTARY: Public library provision is a statutory requirement for local authorities such as Croydon. But they also represent a soft target when councils want to make cuts. ROBERT GIBSON says that the funding announcement for Crystal Palace’s library is … Continue reading

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