Monday, 16 May 2016


One of South London’s leading poets is to petition London Mayor Sadiq Khan about the future of library services.
Chrissie Gittins, Lewisham’s first honorary writer in residence, will hand in a copy of her latest book, Between Here And Knitwear, to Mr Khan at City Hall next week. 
She wants him to pledge his support to campaigners trying to stop Forest Hill, Manor House, Catford and Torridon libraries from being turned into community-run centres.
Chrissie, who has lived in Forest Hill for 26 years and who writes poetry for adults and children as well fiction and radio dramas, said libraries were vital for the well-being of local communities.

She said: “To lose five of our borough’s libraries in 2011 was bad enough, but now to lose another three is extremely disturbing and devastating.
Read the full article by Kate Gould
Chrissie Gittins will be speaking at the march and rally to Save Lewisham Libraries
Saturday 21 May - Assemble 12noon at Lewisham Library, march to Town Hall, Catford.

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