Cut and paste the email below into your own email software and send to the following three email addresses. Feel free to add some extra text of your own. Don’t forget to sign your own name at the end.
Michelle Agdomar MAgdomar@lambeth.gov.uk
Jim Dickson firstname.lastname@example.org
Jack Holborn JHolborn@lambeth.gov.uk
Dear Councillor …,
I am writing to ask you to reverse the proposals made by Lambeth Council to close Carnegie Library as it is and give the premises over to GLL or a shadow ‘Community’ trust set up and run by ex-Labour councillors.
Residents responded negatively to the shadow trust’s previous proposal to take over the Carnegie Library building and it is my understanding that the Dulwich and West Norwood Labour Party have voted against these proposals. They have in fact favoured the proposals made by the Head of Libraries to transform the service into a staff and community mutual trust. Therefore it appears you are going against the wishes of your own members by closing our library.
A bookshelf in a gym is not a library. There will be no staff to hold story and rhymetimes, reading groups, homework clubs or offer advice on applying for jobs and benefits. Lambeth won’t only lose half its libraries, we will lose our dementia groups, our film clubs, our English conversation groups, our chess clubs, our coders clubs, our access to advice and information and our safe and neutral spaces for children to study. Lambeth Council is ripping the heart out of our communities.
I am calling on Lambeth Council to halt their action immediately before it’s irreversible.