SUPPORT UPPER NORWOOD LIBRARY! Please complete survey to help lottery funding bid. / GIANT LIBRARY CHEQUE HANDOVER
SUPPORT UPPER NORWOOD LIBRARY! Please complete survey to help lottery funding bid!!!
UPPER NORWOOD LIBRARY TRUST are putting together a bid together to the Big Lottery.
They are asking those people who use the library – and those who don’t – what they would like to see happening there in the future.
“The Big Lottery supports projects that improve people’s life chances, so our bid has a focus on people’s health, confidence, skills, and employability” say the trust.
Among the questions the survey is asking are:
The library is considering helping local people to set up their own business. How might you get involved in this?
Social business skills
Practical skills for business
Marketing, sales, finance
We hope there will be a range of benefits for individuals and families. Which of the following are important to you? Tick all of the statements that apply. I would like to:
Share my skills
Contribute to a community initiative
Meet new people
Improve my confidence and self esteem
Take time out from family/caring responsibilities
Get out of the house
Improve my health and well being
Learn more about my area
Improve my ability to get a job
Learn more about business
Enjoy spending time in a learning space
Access activities for the children
Have an opportunity to explore my creativity
We want to encourage other organisations to deliver services from the library. Are there times when you have to go out of the area to access health, wellbeing or employment support and if so, what would you like to see delivered from Upper Norwood Library?
I have a preference for what I want to support:
Books for adults
Events in the library
To take part in the survey please go to: http://unlt.org/feedback/
Library Membership is open to anyone in the local area, if you (or anyone else you know) wish to become a member, come along to the library during opening hours and bring proof of ID.
For further information contact:
Upper Norwood Joint Library
39-41 Westow Hill
London SE19 1TJ
Tel: 020 8670 2551 (Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday)
GIANT LIBRARY CHEQUE HANDOVER
Members of the public, Upper Norwood library trustees and Lambeth council cabinet member Jane Edbrooke joined Croydon councillors who presented the Upper Norwood Library Trust with a cheque honouring a pre-election pledge to restore joint funding with Lambeth.
The amount presented is pro-rata for six months. It reverses cuts made by Croydon Conservatives who tried to sell off the library but were prevented by the Crystal Palace community, Croydon Labour and Lambeth council.
Croydon council leader Cllr Tony Newman; Cllr Timothy Godfrey, cabinet member for culture, leisure and sport and Upper Norwood councillors Pat Ryan and John Wentworth presented Robert Gibson, who co-chairs the Upper Norwood Library Trust with a symbolic outsized cheque.
Timothy Godfrey said: “We are passionate about ensuring Upper Norwood Library is a vibrant community hub which clearly has the popular support of many residents in that area.
“By increasing the funding Croydon provides we can help to breathe new life into the library and secure its long-term future.”
Robert Gibson said: “For more than 100 years Croydon and Lambeth have jointly funded our unique independent library which serves all of Crystal Palace including over 19,000 Croydon residents.
“To have Croydon’s funding restored is a tribute to the people of Crystal Palace who have fought so hard for the library.
“We are particularly grateful for the steadfast support of all the councillors representing both Upper Norwood and South Norwood wards led by the very passionate Pat Ryan, and to the leader of the council Tony Newman and cabinet member Tim Godfrey, who have so honourably stuck to their electoral pledge despite the difficult financial climate.
“We would also like to thank Croydon North MP Steve Reed for his sustained commitment to our library.
“The UNLT is an enthusiastic supporter Croydon council’s reinvigorated commitment to culture for the borough.
“With its support and investment we look forward to the library boosting its strong social and economic returns, across the fields of education, literacy, digital inclusion, local history resources, cultural creativity, community cohesion and local fun”.