SE23.com - The Official Forum for Forest Hill & Honor Oak, London SE23
Online since 2002  -  10,000+ members

Home | SE23 Topics | Businesses & Services | Wider Topics | Offered/Wanted/Lost/Found | Advertising | Contact
Alexander Charles & Browne Steve Shaw Computer Services Armstrong & Co Solicitors


Post Reply  Post Topic 
Forest Hill Community Library - Crowdfunder
Author Message
Mr_Numbers


Posts: 511
Joined: May 2012
Post: #1
10-10-2016 10:52 AM

At the risk of creating yet another library thread, I thought something with a more upbeat headline than 'cuts' would be appropriate in order to draw attention to what's being achieved.

The people behind the successful bid to turn our council-run library into a community library are now getting the keys to the building.

But they need to raise £6,000 to pay for a whole bunch of things until the business model kicks in and some revenue is generated. This from their crowdfunder website:

Quote:
Forest Hill Library is a community run in South East London. We are solely reliant on generating our own income to maintain and run the library building and services. Lewisham Council will continue to provide books and the lending software, but we have to provide and maintain the structure of the building, shelves, IT, cleaning, heating and lighting, non-book-borrowing services and all staffing. We have to pay licences, taxes, legal expenses, insurance..  the list is almost endless!

We have a fantastic community spirit in Forest Hill, and hope to raise extra funds from local residents and businesses who know how important a well run library is for the community.

Please help support the library, thank you in advance.


I learned recently that because the community library does not yet have charitable status, it has to pay business rates. To Lewisham. For the privilege of running a Lewisham library. Yep, totally nuts. But you can start to see why they need initial funding.

The crowdfunder is here: http://www.crowdfunder.co.uk/forest-hill...nch-fund/?

Find all posts by this user Reply

Friends of Blythe Hill Fields


Messages In This Topic
Forest Hill Community Library - Crowdfunder - Mr_Numbers - 10-10-2016 10:52 AM

Possibly Related Topics ...
Topic: Author Replies: Views: Last Post
  Forest Hill Library Book Group - Next Meeting 13th June michael 4 1,888 18-05-2017 08:18 AM
Last Post: michael
  Forest Hill Community Library now open michael 8 3,321 15-11-2016 11:40 PM
Last Post: oryx
  Forest Hill Library - Proposed Cut to Funding philip 159 55,083 07-10-2016 02:15 PM
Last Post: michael
  Life in SE23 - Our community Forest Hill library partnership bid P1971 12 5,250 22-05-2016 11:50 PM
Last Post: P1971
  Volunteers needed for Forest Hill Library P1971 64 23,913 25-04-2016 10:02 PM
Last Post: P1971
  Police Street Briefing at Forest Hill Library - Tues 10th Nov 5-6pm admin 0 1,796 06-11-2015 03:26 PM
Last Post: admin
  Fri 4/9/15: Community Day @ British Red Cross Shop, Forest Hill admin 0 3,276 28-08-2015 03:52 PM
Last Post: admin
  Forest Hill Pupils solve the mystery of the corpse in the Library michael 3 3,124 29-04-2015 11:14 AM
Last Post: Mr_Numbers
  Forest Hill Library Stop Smoking Walk In Clinic Ronnie 0 2,034 06-01-2015 11:50 AM
Last Post: Ronnie
  FREE Half term events @ Forest Hill Library foresthilllibrary 0 3,362 14-10-2011 10:37 AM
Last Post: foresthilllibrary
  Forest Hill Library - Black History Month Event foresthilllibrary 0 2,566 14-10-2011 10:22 AM
Last Post: foresthilllibrary
  Sharing the Journey Weekend @ Forest Hill Library foresthilllibrary 1 3,610 18-03-2011 03:44 PM
Last Post: foresthilllibrary
  World Book Night @ Forest Hill Library - 5 March foresthilllibrary 1 4,168 01-03-2011 01:52 PM
Last Post: foresthilllibrary
  Live Jazz @ Forest Hill Library foresthilllibrary 0 2,424 07-12-2010 02:01 PM
Last Post: foresthilllibrary
  Jazz @ Forest Hill Library on 03/12/10 foresthilllibrary 2 3,438 02-12-2010 12:43 PM
Last Post: foresthilllibrary
  Creative Writing Workshop on 25/11/10 @ Forest Hill Library foresthilllibrary 0 2,300 19-11-2010 04:28 PM
Last Post: foresthilllibrary
  An evening with local writer Christopher Bowden @ Forest Hill Library foresthilllibrary 0 3,261 22-10-2010 03:21 PM
Last Post: foresthilllibrary
  Celebrate Black History Month @ Forest Hill Library foresthilllibrary 0 2,127 30-09-2010 07:43 PM
Last Post: foresthilllibrary
  Creative Writing Workshops at Forest Hill Library foresthilllibrary 0 2,342 13-08-2010 03:02 PM
Last Post: foresthilllibrary
  Summer Reading Challenge Bonanza @ Forest Hill Library foresthilllibrary 0 1,795 17-07-2010 03:39 PM
Last Post: foresthilllibrary