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Dear friend,

I am writing to you because you have previously expressed an interest in volunteering in Croydon and helping the community.

We have all seen the news about the financial position of Croydon Council and we know that some very difficult decisions will have to be taken about the services that the council can provide. We know that the library service is considered and that some of our libraries will have to be run in a different way or closed.

With this in mind, I have organised a community meeting early next week (Monday, 14th December, 6-7:30PM) in order to bring us together to discuss how we can overcome the challenges we face. There will be people in attendance from all over the country who have experience of operating libraries on various different models, as well as representatives from Croydon Council and Croydon Voluntary Action.

Here is the panel:
  • Simon Higgs – V22 a social enterprise, running libraries across Lewisham
  • Stuart Lynd – The Place at Platt Lane, Manchester a volunteer supported library
  • Steve Phaure – Croydon Voluntary Action
  • Cllr Oliver Lewis – Cabinet Member with responsibility for libraries
I would be delighted if you could come along to find out more about these models and what we all might be able to do to help. Please register here to secure your attendance on 6th December: 18:00-19:30. I look forward to seeing you there: https://parliament-uk.zoom.us/meeting/register/u5MlcemrrzMtHdT0v6ejreF-_NirZjMyPanP?fbclid=IwAR2CkFQ-6TJgZx3VawBfff4wt31uf5QaPedeEtyLte5nrztDweYAydMZSzc

All the best,

Sarah

Sarah Jones MP 
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