Forum meeting planned to save Spondon Library

Forum meeting planned to save Spondon Library
Published: 10th April 2017

Spondon residents are being urged to join the effort to help save Spondon Library from possible closure.

Please take a minute to read this message from the Spondon Village Partnership (SVP):

As you are probably aware, Spondon (and many other branch) libraries are under threat of closure with the ongoing review being carried out by the City Council.

The SVP is a consortium of the Spondon Neighbourhood Board, Traders’ Association and the Village Improvement Committee, and is deeply concerned about this proposal. We fear not only the direct impact of the closure on local residents but also the knock-on effect on the viability of the village centre.

At the end of 2016, the SVP organised a survey, the results of which can be viewed at www.spondononline.co.uk/libraryreport. It has been presented to the City Council, who have promised to discuss it at the April meeting of the Libraries Review Committee.

The SVP is organising an “emergency neighbourhood forum” is being held in Spondon Village Hall at 7.30pm on Wednesday 10th May. It will give local residents and Library users an opportunity to express their views on the city Council proposals which may see the Library closed.

David Potton, Head of Library Services at the City Council and the Councillor Lisa Eldret, Cabinet member responsible for Libraries were invited to attend, together with any other Councillors or Officers they thought appropriate, but they felt unable to participate.

All three Spondon ward Councillors will be at the forum and all members of the public are invited to the Forum on 10th May.

The Executive Committee of Spondon Community Association are supportive of our actions and so have allowed us the use of the Village Hall without charge, for which we are very appreciative.