Lewisham invites formal proposals for library buildings


From Lewisham Council:

The Council now invites proposals in relation to the following properties:
  • Crofton Park Library 375 Brockley Road, Brockley, London, SE4 2AG
  • Grove Park Library Somertrees Avenue, London, SE12 OBX
  • New Cross Library 283-285 New Cross Road, London, SE14 6AS
  • Sydenham Library 210 Sydenham Road, London, SE26 5SE
The London Borough of Lewisham now seeks to grant a lease/leases of the above premises to secure community use within them. In particular any party interested in taking a lease/leases from the Council would be required to grant appropriate rights to the Council in relation to part of the premises from which the Council will provide some library services.

The Council is keen to ensure that these premises play a central role in the life of the local community. In their proposal any interested party will need to address whether they intend to offer any community use in addition to the library provision to be offered by the Council, though income generating use of the premises is not precluded.

The conditions of any lease will require the lessee to assume full repairing and maintenance obligations in respect of each building. Proposals may relate to one, some or all of the properties.

Those interested in submitting a proposal should contact us at librarybuildings@lewisham.gov.uk. Application packs will be available from 11th March 2011 and formal proposals must be received with all necessary supporting documentation by noon on 4th April 2011.

Further information is set out in the application pack, but interested parties should be aware that they will need to submit a full business case which demonstrates the viability of their proposal. They will also need to set out details of any community benefit they will deliver.

Blackheath Library is not included in this process as the Council does not own the library building.

18 comments:

Anonymous said...

Many another Bookmaker would be interested.

Another Anon said...

Anon have you been taking grammar lessons from Cat Man?

Frustrated Dogger said...
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Brockley Nick said...

@FD - we're operating a mimimum comedy standard for dogging gags, due to the sheer number of posts on this theme. I'm afraid that your effort simply wasn't funny enough, so has been deleted.

Ta

Penetant Dogger said...

I'm sorry - please administer the punishment as necessary.

Brockley Nick said...

Better. That scrapes through.

Slippery Dogger said...

Doesn't it just! I've got some gel for that, duckie.

This post has been written by a dog administrator.

Danja said...

Nick, sorry to be a pedant, but I think you meant minimal rather than minimum.

Brockley Nick said...

I suppose I did.

The safety word is 'banana' said...

Where can I purchase one of these dogging gags?

Tyrwhitt Michael said...

Type dogging into google; most of the links will be to Brockley Central where the gags are free!

TM said...

OK I exaggerated a bit, but not if you type Brockley Dogging....

Mb said...

I fear a self fulfilling prophecy. The warm summer nights are upon us, those aint foxes squealing.

Censored dogger said...

This is like Libya

Anonymous said...

Save our Libraries!!!

No to library closures!!!

Anonymous said...

Re Blackheath, I think it's running its costs were 3-4 times that of the others, because the building is leased.

Why didn't the council just close that one to fund the others?

Headhunter said...

Because people in Blackheath stand up and shout and are wealthier and more influential than people elsewhere in Lewisham...

Anonymous said...

Put books in them?

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