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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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Council accused of ‘shoddy’ deal on Crystal Palace library

Our libraries and bookish gyms correspondent, GENE BRODIE, reports that there’s a sense of “glass half-empty” over Croydon’s grant for Upper Norwood Library A row has broken out between trustees and library campaigners over Croydon Council’s £85,000 per year, two-year … Continue reading

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Save Our Libraries public meeting, Gipsy Hill, Feb 11

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Drama, Spanish and family history: library offers classes

A history project and a drama class for adults suffering from depression and other mental health conditions are among a range of groups offering education and training sessions in a range of life skills which have successfully bid to stage … Continue reading

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Scudamore rides to library rescue with extra £50,000 grant

Bryher Scudamore, one of the trustees, has told Inside Croydon that she is “delighted” that the Upper Norwood Library Trust has squeezed an additional £50,000 over two years from Lambeth Council for the running of the facility. Upper Norwood Library, … Continue reading

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Trust to unveil its plans for Upper Norwood Joint Library

The final meeting of the year of the Norwood Society’s local history group next week will feature a talk from Bryher Scudamore on the Upper Norwood Library Trust’s plans for the library. Lambeth Council recently announced that it would cut … Continue reading

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Library campaigners take Lambeth to court over bookish gyms

Lambeth Council, which last month lost a case in the High Court over its handling of a public con-consultation on housing, is to face another Judicial Review, this time over its “omnishambles” handling of its libraries con-consultation which has threatened … Continue reading

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Library staff in walk-out as shelves are stripped of books

Council staff in Lambeth libraries walked out today in protest at plans to close five of that borough’s 10 public libraries, turning some of them into “bookish gyms”, and threatening the future of Upper Norwood Library, which has been run … Continue reading

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MP Reed ‘committed’ to funding for Upper Norwood Library

Steve Reed OBE, the MP for Croydon North, has sent the Save the Upper Norwood Library campaign a supportive message as the campaigners try to stop the “decommissioning” of their library services as part of Lambeth Council’s scheme to close … Continue reading

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Norwood Society calls for protest against library closure

Anticipating a larger than usual turnout, Lambeth Council has switched Monday’s meeting to Dunraven School in Streatham, where it will discuss, and doubtless then rubber-stamp in its usual “co-operative” manner, its proposals to close half of the borough’s libraries – … Continue reading

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Ballet and plane-making comes to Upper Norwood, Oct 3

Upper Norwood Library is being transformed into a Fun Palace this Saturday, October 3. The first weekend of October is Fun Palaces weekend, offering a range of activities to bring out the inner artist and the scientist from among 6- … Continue reading

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Upper Norwood Library Trust chairman in shock resignation

Community groups in Crystal Palace were stunned this afternoon by the shock announcement from Robert Gibson that he has resigned as the co-chair of the Upper Norwood Library Trust. Gibson has worked tirelessly, often in rear-guard actions, to keep the … Continue reading

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Form a better impression of Norwood through Pissarro

“Pissarro in Norwood” is the next history talk to be given by the Norwood Society’s regular meetings, next Thursday, May 21.

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Library campaigners: ‘Broken promises will be on our minds’

CROYDON COMMENTARY: ALUN and BARBARA THOMAS have sent an open letter to their local councillors, decrying the decision of Lambeth and Croydon councils to cut funding for Upper Norwood Library We are concerned at the latest developments concerning the funding … Continue reading

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