Friday, 23 March 2012

Ferrier Library to be demolished in September

Ferrier Library will be demolished in September and all of it's staff and books will be transferred to existing libraries in the borough, Greenwich Council have admitted.

Demolition work on the block containing the Ferrier library, doctors surgery and chemist will commence at the end of the summer.

The council has drawn up no plans to replace the library.

The admission came after this blog submitted a Freedom of Information request and after our repeated inquiries about the fate of Kidbrooke's only library were ignored.

Council leader Chris Roberts had previously told residents that "there will be no cuts to our library service in Greenwich" and that "all our libraries will remain open."

Just last month the council's newspaper claimed that "all libraries in Greenwich will be kept open."

Ferrier library staff had expected that they would have to close last year but have been awarded repeated "stays of execution" by Greenwich council.

The council have still not published an exact date when Kidbrooke residents will no longer be able to use our library.

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