Save Friern Barnet library from the council’s idiots
TO Friern Barnet Library, where “community librarians” (eight squatters) have gained access to the closed amenity. They vow to reopen the library, which was closed by cost-cutting Barnet council in April.
Squatter Dan, 31, tells the Evening Standard:
“Libraries are cultural hubs, there are lots of reasons why people need them. People need to read books — even in the age of the internet, libraries are really crucial.”
Dan and this co-workers want to open the library on Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays between 11am and 3pm.
So. The council has got free, energetic and willing workers to work a facility that fosters reading and learning, and gives people a place to go, where they don’t need to buy anything. Brilliant.
What say the council?
A council spokeswoman said the authority is committed to seeing the squatters removed from the building and has started legal action.
What utter fools.