Lewisham Council has invited bids from interested groups and they will examine their business case. It was clear that although a number of groups would like to operate out of the library they did not have the resources to take over and develop a building that is in a very poor state of repair.
One interested person wants to make a bid for four out of the five libraries (see the link below), with a library service and computers being the core functions. He was keen to work with local groups and community. This gained a lot of interest from those present and a lot of conversations will be taking place before bids are submitted. We will have a follow up meeting at the library on 31 January when he will present his bid to everyone before the bid goes into to Lewisham Council to be scrutinised by the Council.