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Life in SE23 - Our community Forest Hill library partnership bid
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P1971


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Post: #1
08-05-2016 10:41 PM

All bids have to be submitted tomorrow by 12 noon!

Please support our bid if you think we are doing the best for our community.

We'll make our bid public soon.

Super scared & super excited about this at the same time because I just can't stand back & let someone possibly reduce our library service.

We've done all we can & our bid is done now.

Please wish us luck.

#YuckyTummy #WeveOnlyGotOneShot

Thanks so much

Pauline

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Londondrz


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Post: #2
09-05-2016 08:17 AM

Fingers crossed.

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P1971


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09-05-2016 08:33 PM

Here goes for starters!

This partnership bid brings together V22's considerable experience of renovating, maintaining and transforming buildings, and operating them for arts and community benefit, with representatives from the Forest Hill Society, Forest Hill Traders’ Association, and experienced individuals. Together we bring considerable collective experience of building management, a deep‐seated local knowledge, a wealth of community contacts and goodwill, and experience of making civic improvements for the benefit of local residents. We believe this bid combines an exceptional team that will be well placed to provide library services; to find, motivate and manage the local volunteers so essential to running a community library; and to build upon the core services of a library to make it a true community space run for and by the community ‐ building upon the needs, interests and aspirations of the people of Forest Hill.

I'm not the best with IT but will get more up soon. Unless Michael beats me to it :-)
Our whole bid Michael? Wasn't able to load it!

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P1971


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09-05-2016 08:43 PM

Anotherjohn, sent it to you too. Are you able to get the full bid up Xxx

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P1971


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16-05-2016 08:52 PM

Our community partnership library bid has been shortlisted today!

YAY, we might have a chance to do this :-)


"The library does more than simply loan books. It underpins every community. It is not just a place for self‐ improvement, but the supplier of an infrastructure for life and learning, from babies to old age, offering support, help, education, and encouraging a love of reading"

Please get behind us on this.

Thanks

Pauline

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Mr_Numbers


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Post: #6
17-05-2016 12:04 PM

Brilliant news! Well done for getting this far and fingers crossed for the next stage.

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P1971


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17-05-2016 06:47 PM

Thanks for the support Mr Numbers & Londondrz Thumbsup:

The first interview is this Friday!

http://www.lewisham.gov.uk/myservices/li...160304.pdf

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P1971


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21-05-2016 09:15 AM

Our first interview with Lewisham Council went really well yesterday :-)

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P1971


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22-05-2016 09:49 PM

Here's a sneaky peek of our bid document Thumbsup

http://www.freewebs.com/foresthill/Libra...public.pdf

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michael


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Post: #10
22-05-2016 10:23 PM

As mentioned previously the Forest Hill Society, together with Forest Hill Traders Association, and V22 (who run artist studios in Louise House) have formed a consortium to take over Forest Hill library as a community library.

Our consortium bid for Forest Hill Library is now available online for you to read and discuss.

http://www.foresthillsociety.com/2016/05...brary.html

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P1971


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22-05-2016 11:33 PM

We can do this Michael, we've worked on this so long now!

We can do it for the community :-)

Please back us everyone, I can't stand back & let anyone' destroy our library.

Thanks

Pauline

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P1971


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22-05-2016 11:48 PM

I'm super excited & super scared about this but know we can do this for our community!

This is a massive take on for us but know we will do it.

During this process my stomach is in turmoil because I can't even think about anyone reducing our library service.

Very scared P!

We need to do this. YIKES!

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P1971


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22-05-2016 11:50 PM

I'm still scared!

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