Please display the poster:
Distribute the summary of the alternative plan:
Thursday 4th February 7pm
WE HAVE JUST TWO MONTHS
TO SAVE OUR LIBRARIES
The council has a simple choice between two plans:
1. The plan devised by libraries chief Susanna Barnes.
This saves MORE money, saves library buildings and jobs, keeps all 10 libraries delivering the full service people want, and has the full support of residents.
2. The current Culture2020 plan.
This saves LESS money, wastes millions more on the widely ridiculed gyms idea, will reduce 5 libraries to almost nothing on 1 April, and
is a PR disaster for the council. Even on the crudest financial basis, the Culture2020 plan does not add up. It would cost the council far more money, while it ruins a service that its most vulnerable citizens depend on. It took a long battle even to reveal the existence of Susanna Barnes’ plan, but councillors – notably the architect of the Culture 2020 plan and Cabinet Member for Neighbourhoods Jane Edbrooke – still wants to carry on with the ill thought out GLL option. We all need to somehow persuade the council to show some common sense – and please seriously look at this better and cost saving option.
FOLL and UNISON have worked round the clock to publicise the plain facts, make reasoned arguments and demonstrate the bitter opposition of thousands of people all over the borough. Lambeth councillors are all still toeing the party line. Please get in touch with your councillor and ask them why they are not backing this plan from their own Head of Libraries in Lambeth
FIND OUT THE FACTS. HELP US GET THE MESSAGE OUT. EVERYONE WELCOME!