What Future for Norbury Library?

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The future of Norbury Library is uncertain. The results of the Council’s Library review is not yet known and may not be until the end of the year. While Tony Newman, the Council Leader, has promised that Norbury Library will not be closed, there are other possibilities for it.

In the longer term a future Council administration may decide to close the Library and sell it off to developers.

Croydon used to be a pioneer of libraries. Norbury Library was opened in 1931, partly as a result of many years of pressure from residents.

I discuss the opening and the important wider legacy in my posting at:

http://thecroydoncitizen.com/politics-society/lets-protect-croydons-pioneering-libraries

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About seancreighton1947

Since moving to Norbury in July 2011 I have been active on local economy issues with Croydon TUC and Croydon Assembly, and am a member of the latter's Environment Forum. I am a member of the 5 Norbury Residents Associations Joint Planning Committee, and a Governor of Norbury Manor Primary School. I write for Croydon Citizen at http://thecroydoncitizen.com. I co-ordinate the Samuel Coleridge-Taylor and Croydon Radical History Networks and advise the North East People's History Project.. I give history talks and lead history walks. I retired in 2012 having worked in the community/voluntary sector and on heritage projects. My history interests include labour movement, mutuality, Black British, slavery & abolition, Edwardian roller skating and the social and political use of music and song. I have a particular interest in the histories of Battersea and Wandsworth, Croydon and Lambeth. I have a publishing imprint History & Social Action Publications.
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