Following the Feasibility Study for the relocation of Beckenham Library to Beckenham Public Halls, the council agreed that the Library should not be moved and the site sold for housing as was proposed, because the cost to the Council would be £400,000 and in addition the library would have to reduce book stock by 39%. The Public Hall is likely to be let on a commercial lease and no decision has been made to sell the Library building.

We very much welcome this decision and change from the council’s original plans to sell the Library building and move it to the Public Halls, we believe keeping both spaces for community use is the best outcome.

For now it appears Beckenham Library’s future is safe, but the Council has not said anything about longer term plans Clock House’s Labour Councillors and our Group will continue to monitor and oppose any attempt to sell off the building that would put the Library at risk.

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