Friends of Pevensey Bay Library
Support for Friends of Pevensey Bay Library as they launch their first tier core membership scheme
Hundreds of local libraries up and down the country have been shut down because of local authority spending cuts and we are now faced with this prospect in Pevensey Bay. Some communities elsewhere have responded by setting up community managed libraries with a combination of support from parish councils using their tax raising powers; membership subscriptions from people that care about the community benefits of their local library; and a small amount of ongoing financial support from county councils.
A small research team working with us has recently tested local interest in a core membership subscription to a new community library venture to be run by a charitable organisation which would be locally accountable and democratic. And wow, what a terrific response!
A total of 31 people signed up within just a few days, with two more people joining the plan in the first few days of February. The plan is now being publicised and we expect the interest to grow rapidly.
See details of the plan and the history of library patronage on this link http://www.pevenseybaylife.co.uk/friends-the-next-episode-the-one-about-the-first-tier-core-membership-plan-that-could-save-pevensey-bay-library/
The events section of our for website has more details of local fundraising events that are in hand.