Friends and supporters gather to say no to proposed closure of Minet Library and Archives

21 Apr 2015 10:21 PM | Friends of Minet Library (Administrator)

Lesley-Ann Jones reading from her book on Marc Bolan at the #SaveMinetLibrary event on Monday 20th

Thank you to all those who came along last night to the Minet Library to bolster the efforts of local residents and users to keep the Library and Archives open at 52 Knatchbull Road. 

It was heartening to see more than 80 people at the event, all willing to add their voice to our campaign to save the Library and Archives from proposed closure. This visible and active support, along with the 600+ signatures we have gathered,  is vital in helping us make the case for keeping our local library and other important public spaces for the community. 

We are especially grateful Kate Hoey MP for her stalwart support for the Minet Library and the local area over many years. Many thanks too to our other speakers, particularly Gabriel Gbadamosi and Lesley-Ann Jones for their wonderful readings and to Kingsley Abrams (former Vassall ward councillor) for his active endorsement of our @MinetLibrary #SaveMinetLibrary campaign.   

Last night’s meeting was also a chance to remind people to sign the petition to save Minet Library and to complete an on-line questionnaire, ahead of the Council’s consultation deadline this Friday 24th April. 

The closure of Minet Library is just one of the proposals from Lambeth Council in their Culture 2020 proposal. You can still respond to the Culture2020 consultation, but all responses must be submitted no later than 11pm on Friday 24th April.

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