St James St Library Campaign

read the scrutiny minutes
May 12, 2008, 5:04 pm
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now up on the council website here

we got over 300 responses to our consultation – the council got 29 responses to its whole consultation on the masterplan for walthamstow town centre, according to the latest cabinet papers!


Council committe tells cabinet to ‘think again’ over SJSL closure
May 11, 2008, 10:17 pm
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Some hopeful news following the Scrutiny Committee on April 21st – the Campaign presented our case to Scrutiny committee, and they voted to recommend that the Cabinet reconsider the decision to close St James St Library, and identify sources of suitable funding to do so. Both Labour and Conservative members of the committee supported this welcome move, even though for some reason the 2 Lib Dem members (including Cllr James O’Rourke, whose own ward includes St James St Library) failed to support it (he abstained).

We are delighted with this ray of hope, which is definitely thanks to all the support we’ve had from the local community – many of our supporters were in the town hall to hear the debate, which really helped the 3 members of the campaign who presented to feel more confident!

However it is Cabinet members who control the purse strings so it’s them we need to influence now – watch this space for details of how to contact cabinet, coming very soon.