Croydon libraries

Croydon Council to take libraries back in house following the liquidation of Carillion

Posted on January 15th, by CronxWire in CronxWire. 1 Comment

The council’s move has been announced with the intention of protecting jobs and to secure the future of the borough’s library services.

Release begins: Croydon Council has announced today that it intends to terminate its contract with troubled contractor Carillion and will take its libraries back in-house and protect library staff jobs.

Government services provider Carillion is to go into liquidation, it stated this morning. The company took over … Read More »

WordFest – a new celebration of the arts for Croydon youth

Posted on August 7th, by Rachael Phandey in Culture. No Comments

Something’s stirring in the library. It’s time to spread the word about Croydon WordFest, says Rachael Phandey

Croydon Libraries, Apples and Snakes, the Croydon Youth Arts Team, Club Soda and young people aged 11-19 have worked together to develop a programme of free events across Croydon this summer. During the early part of summer 2014, WordFest offered a series of workshops in creative writing and performance (singing, … Read More »

What next for Croydon libraries?

Posted on March 24th, by Sean Creighton in Politics & Society. 16 comments

Sean Creighton assesses the future of the borough’s libraries and whether residents should engage with the private contractor Carillion

On Thursday 13th March I attended a meeting between representatives of Norbury’s resident associations and managers of Carillion’s library operation for Croydon Council.

Following the publicity in the local press about Carillion, the purpose of the meeting was to find out direct from its representatives what plans … Read More »