New Threat to Borough’s Libraries

The borough’s libraries are once again under threat of closure. Sanderstead and Bradmore Green in Coulsdon are two of at least five libraries across the borough that could be shut down due to the council’s bankruptcy. This would mean the loss of almost half our local libraries.

Last year I set up a campaign to stop plans to close libraries in Coulsdon, Sanderstead, Purley and Shirley. At the time the Labour run Council denied these plans (which were not originally going to be released to the public) and promised to keep all the borough’s libraries open. This is another Labour promise that looks set to be broken. 

The potential loss of our libraries is only the start of the cuts residents will face as a result of the Council’s bankruptcy. The Labour Council’s financial mismanagement is entirely responsible for this bankruptcy and repercussions this will cause to residents.The Council now needs to find £64 million in savings in order to balance its budget. Croydon is the only London borough council that has gone bankrupt – you can read more about Labour’s terrible decisions here –