Anorak News | Save Friern Barnet library from the council’s idiots

Save Friern Barnet library from the council’s idiots

by | 14th, September 2012

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.

Barnet Eye, BrokenBarnet have more.

Posted: 14th, September 2012 | In: Politicians Comment | TrackBack | Permalink