Labour push Croydon Council for rethink on libraries
STEPS to persuade the council to rethink its plans to cut funding for Upper Norwood Library are being taken tonight (Friday).
Labour opposition members have called in the cabinet decision on the future of the library and it will be discussed by the scrutiny and overview committee.
Under the proposals agreed by the cabinet, it has been decided to cut the Croydon contribution to the funding of the library to £75,000 for two years, cutting the overall budget by around £120,000 a year.
Croydon has already pulled out of a joint agreement with Lambeth Council to run and finance the library and is offering the new plan, which it hopes will see it becoming community run, as a way of avoiding its closure.
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Labour members have claimed that £75,000, even when added to the £170,000 committed by Lambeth, is not enough to maintain the same level of service.
They are hoping the scrutiny committee will recommend that the cabinet looks again at its decision and increases funding to Lambeth's level.
Labour spokesman Councillor Timothy Godfrey said: "This call-in gives the Tory council a chance to listen to local people and think again about their plans to slash the funding and the service."