Where are all the books? How many have been burned? Are our libraries getting better or worse? Also, is everything quite as it should be with the appointments process?
Councillor Geraldine Reardon, Portfolio Holder for Leisure, Arts & Culture has provided detailed responses to a number of questions raised (many in writing via our Help Form) at the November Community Council meeting. I'm making them available here (38Kb ).
Update: A Scrutiny panel examined the issues surrounding the closure of St. James St Library - you can read the report here (32Kb ).
Update: (28 Jan 2008) Cllr Reardon has issued another briefing, this time focused on the William Morris Gallery. (107Kb )
Update: (May 2008). Daniel Fenwick, acting Directory of Governance & Law, wrote in January and February to a local resident who had asked for clarification on the appointments process. It is now clear that there is no objection (as had been thought) to these two letters being made available, and I reproduce them here. Letter 1 (28Kb ), Letter 2 (25 Kb ).
Walthamstow West Community Council
5 June 2008