Barnet Council agrees to close Friern Barnet and North Finchley libraries

Friern Barnet and North Finchley libraries will close after Barnet Council Cabinet members agreed plans to relocate their services last night.

A new library will be set up at Artsdepot in North Finchley, although Councillor Robert Rams, cabinet member for customer access and partnerships was unable to say exactly what services would be on offer by April 1.

Hampstead Garden Suburb library will remain open after councillors agreed to enter negotiations with Hampstead Garden Suburb Residents’ Association on housing a “community library” in the existing building.

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11:34am Wed 22 Feb 12

Gabpoll says...

what's the timeline on the closure? Any plans what will happen with the North Finchley library building?
what's the timeline on the closure? Any plans what will happen with the North Finchley library building? Gabpoll
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12:53pm Wed 22 Feb 12

Barnet Parker says...

Shameless isn't it. I pay my council tax so the the 'have yachts' of Garden Suburb can play at being librarians while more needy areas lose their library service.

'Big Society', 'all in it together', blah, blah, blah

Whatever next, having my park closed for private parties?

Roll on 3rd May - Coleman Out!
Shameless isn't it. I pay my council tax so the the 'have yachts' of Garden Suburb can play at being librarians while more needy areas lose their library service. 'Big Society', 'all in it together', blah, blah, blah Whatever next, having my park closed for private parties? Roll on 3rd May - Coleman Out! Barnet Parker
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10:16pm Wed 22 Feb 12

blibrary says...

Friern Barnet & Hampstead Garden Suburb will shut on Saturday 31st March 2012, but knowing Barnet Council they will close it a few days earlier, like they did with the museum. All staff at these libraries will move to other libraries.
I think North Finchley Library will remain open until the 'pie-in-the-sky' library will open. Council still not giving us straight answers on when the artsdepot library will , as evident in Monday's cabinet meeting!

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Friern Barnet & Hampstead Garden Suburb will shut on Saturday 31st March 2012, but knowing Barnet Council they will close it a few days earlier, like they did with the museum. All staff at these libraries will move to other libraries. I think North Finchley Library will remain open until the 'pie-in-the-sky' library will open. Council still not giving us straight answers on when the artsdepot library will , as evident in Monday's cabinet meeting! Support the SFBL group - sign up to the email updates via the website: www.tinyurl.com/save fbliby Join us on Facebook: www.facebook.com/Sav eFriernBarnetLiby and keep updated on Twitter: www.twitter.com/Save FriernBtLib Look out for campaign events happening in the near future! blibrary
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