Housing Advice in the Pandemic

The Covid-19 pandemic has exposed thousands of people to financial hardship and the risk of eviction. It is estimated that approximately 800,000 renters are behind on their rent and a flood of evictions may occur once the current temporary ban on evictions ends on 31 May 2021.

South West London Law Centres is hosting an online event to help local residents/organisations understand the help on offer from our legal aid housing team for those experiencing housing issues such as homelessness and eviction, repairs not being carried out or deposits not being returned, and find out how to access the service.

The event will be held on Thursday 25 March at 11am and will consist of a presentation on housing issues during the pandemic followed by a Q&A with housing solicitor Jeinsen Lam.

To register for the event, please go to: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/housing-advice-in-the-pandemic-tickets-143989088239

Libraries Consultation Update

Thank you to all who have participated in the Libraries Consultation process, and are keen to be involved with the proposed changes to our libraries.

To provide more time, we are extending the consultation deadline to 14 March 2021, and if you have any additional comments we are allowing multiple survey submissions.

The Libraries Consultation has had over 1400 responses to date, and many residents have questions which we would like to address in a series of Zoom webinars:

20 February Saturday
All Libraries service webinar: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/141172349297

20 February Saturday
How to run a community library – with The Community Run Libraries National Peer Network: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/141177717353

22 February Monday
South Norwood Library: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/141178744425

23 February Tuesday
Broad Green Library: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/141178832689

23 February Tuesday
Shirley Library: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/141179013229

24 February Wednesday
Bradmore Green Library: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/141181893845

24 February Wednesday
Sanderstead Library: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/141182056331

These sessions will be recorded and available to access after the event.
Register on Eventbrite: bit.ly/CroyLibsEventbrite.

Submit your questions in advance (please note the relevant session) to librariesconsultation@croydon.gov.uk, or leave a message on 0207 884 5159.

For more details see the Libraries consultation website: www.croydon.gov.uk/library-consultation

Save Croydon Libraries Campaign Meeting – 9 Feb

Bradmore Green, Broad Green, Sanderstead, Shirley and South Norwood libraries have been earmarked for closure by Croydon Council.

Are YOU concerned about the five libraries under threat and the wider impact this will have on our much valued and well-used public library service in Croydon?

Join with others to discuss the consultation and what we can do to campaign to save our libraries.

Email SaveCroydonLibraries@gmail.com for login in details.