Future of Southwark's Libraries


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Southwark residents and library users are being asked their views on the library service during a borough-wide consultation.

It's part of a review to establish how Southwark Council can maintain a high quality library service, fit for the 21st century, in the face of unprecedented budget cuts.

Southwark Council is making savings of nearly £400,000 in its library service over the next three years.

"The financial challenges we are currently tackling spread right across the council and libraries are no exception," says Cllr Veronica Ward.

"What I hope to do with this review is make sure people are fully informed of the situation but also able to see this as a potential opportunity to change the service for the better.

"This is why we are starting our review by speaking with our partners and key stakeholders, and listening to the public, as the future of our libraries is too important to get wrong."

All of these meetings are open to the public and will give local people an opportunity to put forward their views about the library service and make suggestions about how savings could be achieved. There is no need to book your place in advance.

  • 2pm-3pm


East Street Library
168-170 Old Kent Road, London, SE1 5TY
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