#Media Issues
Croydon Council
United Kingdom

The last Independent Library in the UK has suffered dramatic funding cuts at the hands of Croydon's Conservative Council.

The Library is funding jointly between Croydon and Lambeth Councils and since the Conservatives took over Croydon Council in 2006 they have made repeated attempts to cut their contribution and to raid the Library's reserves.

We, the undersigned, recognise the importance of the Upper Norwood Library to our Local Community.

We deplore Croydon’s Conservative Council’s decision to withdraw the extra funding that our Library needs and that the previous Labour Council had promised.

This cut is seriously threatening the future of our Library.

We therefore demand that Croydon Council restores the promised level of funding to an equal amount to that provided by Lambeth Council, and that it then continues to fund the Library to a level needed to secure its future now and for the long term.

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The Save Upper Norwood Library petition to Croydon Council was written by Valerie Shawcross and is in the category Media Issues at GoPetition.