Saturday 11 February 2012 11.14am
Morning all, and apologies as this is not strictly an SE1 issue, although protection of open public and green spaces doesn't do postcodes :)
the council is proposing to build a new library in camberwell, on the site of an existing orchard which local residents planted and cared for for years. green spaces and open public spaces are few and far between in inner cities and their importance can never be emphasised enough.
while no-one is arguing that camberwell couldn't do with a better library, the location is a big issue. the location and/or any alternatives were never publicly discussed and part of the campaign is precisely to try and open up a public
discussion about this, as a number of alternatives have been identified.
online petition is here:http://www.gopetition.com/petitions/savecamberwellgreenorchard.html
for more information about the campaign, please check the facebook page: http://www.facebook.com/groups/152090864883520/
thank you x